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Posted on Tue, Oct 2, 2012 : 6:10 p.m.

U-M police issue crime alert after 6 reports of off-campus home invasions

By Staff

The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety issued a crime alert Tuesday after reports of six recent off-campus home invasions at student residences.

The home invasions occurred from Sept. 27 to Monday in the area southeast of Central Campus. The locations were houses and apartments in the following locations: 1200 block of South University, the 800 and 1200 blocks of Oakland, 800 and 1100 blocks of Hill Street and the 600 block of Church Street.

According to the crime alert, entry was gained through unlocked doors or windows. Laptops and other electronics were targeted.

Suspect descriptions, if provided, vary greatly, U-M said.

If you have any information, contact the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety at (734) 763-1131 or the Ann Arbor Police Department tip line at (734)794-6939 or



Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 4:19 p.m.

A2 is not a safe area to live any longer. It's a target for thieves and worse. Stay safe.


Mon, Nov 19, 2012 : 5:24 p.m.

sure it is, to those who lock their stuff

Rugeirn Drienborough

Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 1:21 p.m.

I wouldn't call these events "off-campus." The locations given are within easy walking distance of campus. I suspect you've got some students responding badly to new-found freedoms, especially given the opportunistic nature of these crimes. By the way - if you think Ann Arbor is becoming like Detroit in terms of crime, go take another look at Detroit. Last but not least - yes, this is Ann Arbor. Lock your doors anyway.


Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 12:19 p.m.

Trashing the Middle/Lower Class economy and slashing the police force and the new attidtude of students might just have something to do with this rise in crime trend. A2 Observer has a map with stats. Crimes like robbery are up 30% this year and seem to occur grouped in specific cells as if the crimes were related. Without a random cruiser passing through the hood or more than a not-my-business neighbor, embolden thieves could spend all day playing trick-or-treat down the street. And now apparently in A2 (Dexter, Ypsi, etc) they do.


Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 10:49 a.m.

what happening Detroit now? well the same homes get broken into like 6 time a day.


Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 2:28 p.m.


Billy Bob Schwartz

Tue, Oct 2, 2012 : 11:18 p.m.

Change locks. Get good locks installed. Buy keys. Lock doors. Protect yourself. At least make them work for it. These guys are a real danger to area residents. .

Billy Bob Schwartz

Tue, Oct 2, 2012 : 11:19 p.m.

And lock windows, too!


Tue, Oct 2, 2012 : 11:14 p.m.

I'm glad I don't live in Ann Arbor anymore. It used to be such a safe place to live too. Sad to see it turning into West Detroit.


Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 2:27 p.m.

Apparently none of you read the post just a few spaces up from this that stated Larcenies and sexual assaults were down in Ann Arbor from a year ago. Is this really a case of it being more unsafe or is it just that we're being told about every one of these incidents because of modern technology and are now just more aware of them?


Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 2:12 a.m.

This particular crimewave can be stemmed by securing your own space... lock the doors and windows as needed. Keep your wits (and your friends) about you walking about the neighborhoods at night. And as corny as it sounds.... if you see something, say something. You are your brother's keeper.


Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 1:26 a.m.

Gettin' there, though, Bernie. Slowly but surely. Well, maybe not all that slowly.


Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 12:25 a.m.

I grew up in West Detroit. At the risk of stating the obvious, Ann Arbor is a long stretch from any similarity to West Detroit.