UPDATE: Police see no indication of continuing threat in suicidal subject incident

An active investigation continues into an early Thursday morning report of a possibly suicidal person who may have been armed with a weapon near campus. Police officials, however, have no new information leading them to believe that the subject in question poses an ongoing threat to the University community.

The OUPD would like to remind community members that at all times, it is best to remain vigilant while moving around campus and to report all suspicious activity to University police at (248) 370-3331.

Campus community members are advised to program this number into their cell phones for ease of retrieval during an emergency. For more safety tips, visit oupolice.com.

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UPDATE: Police continue to investigate report of armed, suicidal person near campus

Police continue to investigate an early Thursday morning report of a possibly suicidal person who may have been armed with a weapon near campus.

According to the report, the individual was seen at approximately 2 a.m. in the area of Boulevard Apartments across from the Oakland University campus on Walton Blvd. As of 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, police report that the person has not been seen since.

The subject is described as a white male in his 20s with shoulder length hair and wearing a blue, long-sleeve, button-down shirt. Anyone who has seen or has information about this individual should dial 911 immediately.

At all times, the OU Police would also like to remind the community to:

  • Report all suspicious activity to the OU Police;
  • Utilize the “Visual Escort” program for walking escorts;
  • Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night;
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything which can distract you;
  • Travel in well lighted, busy pathways and streets;
  • Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 in case of emergency or crime of violence;
  • If you witness a crime of violence, make note of the suspect’s description and direction of travel;
  • Program the number for The OU (248-370-3331) into your cell phone;
  • Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus. A map of campus emergency phones can be found at oupolice.com;
  • Report all suspicious people and circumstances to the Oakland University Police Department at (248) 370-3331;
  • Visit oupolice.com for more safety tips.
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OU ALERT: Possibly armed, suicidal person reported near campus

On Thursday, June 22, at approximately 2 a.m., the Oakland University Police Department received information from the Auburn Hills Police Department regarding a possibly suicidal person who may be armed with a weapon near campus.

According to the report, the individual is described as a white male in his 20s with shoulder length hair and wearing a blue, long-sleeve, button-down shirt. The person was last seen in the area of Boulevard Apartments across from the Oakland University campus on Walton Blvd. He remains at large.

Anyone who sees or has information about this individual should dial 911 immediately.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the campus community. Heightened awareness of surroundings is recommended.

At all times, the OU Police would also like to remind the community to:

  • Report all suspicious activity to the OU Police
  • Utilize the “Visual Escort” program for walking escorts
  • Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything which can distract you
  • Travel in well lighted, busy pathways and streets
  • Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 in case of emergency or crime of violence
  • If you witness a crime of violence, make note of the suspect’s description and direction of travel
  • Program the number for The OUPD (248-370-3331) into your cell phone
  • Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus. A map of campus emergency phones can be found at oupolice.com
  • Report all suspicious people and circumstances to the Oakland University Police Department at (248) 370-3331
  • Visit oupolice.com for more safety tips.
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UPDATE: Robbery suspect charged and arraigned

Howard Trammell

Howard Trammell

Posted:  December 8, 2015 | 3:56 p.m.

An investigation by the Oakland University Police Department has led to the warrant and arrest of Howard Trammell for robbery – unarmed. The charge stems from an incident that occurred near the Ann V. Nicholson campus apartments on December 1.

Trammell, a 19-year-old from Rochester Hills, Mich., was arraigned on December 8 at the 52-3 District Court before Magistrate Marie A. Soma. A not guilty plea was entered on Trammell’s behalf and his bond was set at $15,000 cash. A probable cause conference is set for December 21 at 1:15 p.m. at the 52-3 District Court before Judge Nancy Tolwin Carniak. Trammell remains lodged at the Oakland County Jail.

The crime of robbery – unarmed is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years.

 

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OU ALERT: OUPD investigating report of strong arm robbery

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Posted: December 1, 2015 | 8:27 p.m.

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, the Oakland University Police Department received a report of a strong arm robbery, which involves the use of a threat of physical violence, that took place in the parking lot of the Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments at around 6:50 p.m.

The victim, a Hungry Howie’s pizza delivery person, reported that no weapon was used in the incident. The suspect is described as a black male standing approximately 5’10” tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds. He is estimated to be 25 years of age and was wearing a gray hoodie and black shorts. He also had a full beard and mustache.

The suspect, who left the area in a white sports car with tinted windows, remains at large.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the campus community. Heightened awareness of surroundings is recommended.

Anyone with information about this event is encouraged to notify the OUPD at (248) 370-3331. Also, anonymous tips can be left at www.oupolice.com/tip.

At all times, the OU Police would also like to remind the community to:

  • Report all suspicious activity to the OU Police
  • Utilize the “Visual Escort” program for walking escorts
  • Visit www.oupolice.com for more safety tips
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OU ALERT: Report of sexual assault on campus

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Posted: October 12, 2015 | 5:25 p.m.

On Monday, October 12, 2015, the Oakland University Police Department received a report of a sexual assault said to have taken place on main campus between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Thursday, October 8.

According to the report, the incident took place in West Vandenberg Hall. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with dark brown hair, approximately 20 years old, standing 6 feet tall and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds.

The complainant met the suspect on a social media website. An arrest has not been made in the incident.

Anyone with information about this event is encouraged to notify the OUPD at (248) 370-3331. Also, anonymous tips can be left at oupolice.com/tip.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the campus community. Heightened awareness of surroundings is recommended, and community members should be aware that being on campus unaccompanied could place them in danger.

At all times, the OU Police would also like to remind the community to:

  • Report all suspicious activity to the OU Police.
  • Utilize the “Visual Escort” program for walking escorts.
  • Always meet unfamiliar people in public areas.
  • Visit www.oupolice.com for more safety tips.
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OU ALERT: Alleged sexual assault

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Posted: September 15, 2015

A sexual assault reported today to the Oakland University Police Department allegedly occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at around 6 p.m. The sexual assault reportedly occurred in a vehicle near the Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments. The suspect is a male of Middle Eastern descent, who drove a black car.

The suspect and victim met through social media and the victim willingly entered the suspect’s vehicle. Police believe the suspect could be a potential threat to the campus community.

All community members are reminded to report suspicious activity to the Oakland University police Department. Anyone with information about this event is encouraged to notify the OU Police at (248) 370-3331.

OU Police would also like to remind the community to:

  • Report all suspicious activity to the OU Police
  • Utilize the “Visual Escort” program for walking escorts
  • Always meet unfamiliar people in public areas
  • Check out www.oupolice.com for more safety tips
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OU ALERT: Police seek person of interest in larceny case

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The Oakland University Police Department is seeking information regarding a person of interest tied to a larceny in Kresge Library.

A laptop computer was reportedly taken at about 6 p.m. on Monday, March 5. Police have released photos of the person of interest captured by a security camera as he left the library.

After leaving, the subject fled on foot south through the P-36 and then P-34 parking lots, which are located between the Science and Engineering Building and Elliott and Varner halls.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual or pertaining to the larceny itself should contact the OUPD at (248) 370-3331 or police@oakland.edu.

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OU ALERT: OUPD seek two home invasion suspects

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Posted: January 11, 2012

The Oakland University Police Department is investigating a number of recent thefts reported to have taken place over the last few weeks from unlocked dorm rooms.

On the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 10, two unlocked dorm rooms in Hamlin Hall were illegally entered for purposes of theft. A laptop, two iPods and a student’s purse with ID were stolen from an unlocked room during a fire alarm.

The OUPD has obtained surveillance camera images of two persons of interest relative to this specific case.

The OUPD is asking anyone with information regarding these incidents or information regarding the identity of the two subjects to contact police by calling ext. 3331 via a campus telephone or (248) 370-3331 via cell phone.

In addition, all residential students are reminded to keep their dorm rooms locked at any time the rooms are unoccupied or they are sleeping.

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UPDATE: Students Threatened

Posted: January 08, 2012

The Oakland University Police Department investigation of an incident that occurred early Saturday morning at the Ann V. Nicholson student apartments has identified a non-student as a primary suspect.

The individual reportedly brandished a knife at a group of OU students who had asked him to leave a party. The suspect fled the scene as police arrived. No one was hurt.

The suspect has been interviewed and released pending a warrant for his arrest, which will be sought on Monday.

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