Arrest made in weekend ‘self-gratifying’


University Police on Sunday, April 17, arrested a man in connection with reports of a man “self-gratifying” himself on campus.

Officers about 4 p.m. Sunday arrested a 30-year-old non-student on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, university spokesman J.J. Boehm said.

Officials about 3 p.m. Sunday sent a campus-wide email alert stating individuals had reported seeing a man “self-gratifying” himself with clothes on.

The email described the person as a white male in his early 20s with a red beard and dirty blond hair.

On one occasion, he was seen wearing a camouflage coat, black sweatpants and a black beanie, the email stated.

A second description of the suspect stated he was wearing black shorts, a gray hoodie, a red hat and sunglasses.

Officials about an hour later sent out a follow-up email confirming the arrest of a suspect.

“Quick action on the part of the SVSU community resulted in the apprehension of the suspicious subject,” the statement read.

Because the investigation is still pending, University Police could not immediately comment on the situation.

Officials are withholding the suspect’s name pending charges.

Boehm said police are continuing to investigate the incident.

“We will share additional information as we have it,” he said.