Student arrested Saturday to be charged with 6 additional crimes related to U-M thefts
The 22-year-old University of Michigan student charged with stealing a woman’s iPad at the university's Angell Hall on Saturday also is wanted for six additional criminal charges related to larcenies on campus.
Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
Gregory Juliano is currently in custody at the Washtenaw County Jail on a $15,000 bond, according to jail records. He’s been formally charged with one count of larceny in a building after allegedly being caught with the stolen iPad by Ann Arbor police Saturday.
According to court records, Juliano is going to be charged with five counts of larceny in a building and one count of stealing a financial transaction device.
Juliano is one of three people thought to be causing an increase in larcenies at the university’s Central Campus so far in 2012, according to spokeswoman Diane Brown. Juliano worked alone while Jason Russ, who has been charged with five felonies, and Russ’ accomplice worked together, Brown said.
“Between these three guys several of this year’s larcenies in the Central Campus area would be connected,” she said.
Russ’ accomplice has yet to be formally charged with a crime but a warrant could be filed soon, Brown said. He and Russ are accused of mainly stealing credit cards and using them to purchase gift cards, Brown said.
Juliano was mainly stealing unattended laptops from the Hatcher Graduate Library and Angell Hall, according to Brown.
Three of the larcenies occurred at those buildings on March 24, according to court records. Brown said Juliano took a wallet from a backpack that was left unattended between 12:30 and 2:54 p.m. in Angell Hall, 435 South State St. An unauthorized charge was made on the credit card before it was canceled, Brown said.
On that same day, Brown said Juliano took a laptop computer and a calculator that were left unattended in a fifth-floor study area at about 12:50 p.m in the Hatcher Graduate Library, 913 South University Ave. Brown said Juliano took a backpack with a laptop inside of it some time between 3:20and 3:50 p.m. while in the same building.
Juliano also is wanted for stealing an unattended laptop on the afternoon of March 18 in the Hatcher library and a backpack containing a laptop on the afternoon of March 29 in Angell Hall.
Brown urged people studying on campus to keep an eye on their possessions at all times.
“All of this is unattended belongings,” she said.