UPDATE: Robbery suspect charged and arraigned

Howard Trammell

Posted:  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.



OU ALERT: OUPD investigating report of strong arm robbery

Safety Alert

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