GVSU student arraigned for incident in men’s room

Dan Michniewicz

Grand Valley State University student Ashlynn Nicole Piecuch, 19, was arraigned Wednesday for allegedly firing an off-duty Grand Rapids Police Department officer’s gun in the bathroom of a local Allendale bar.

Officer John Guerrero forgot his gun in the men’s bathroom of Brewstir’s on the night of March 6. Moments later, Piecuch found the gun on the bathroom’s waste bin, picked it up and fired one round through the bathroom’s wall, police said.

The bullet became lodged in a beer cooler, and no one was injured.

Piechuch, whose permanent address is in Grand Ledge, has been charged with careless discharge of a firearm causing property damage, a misdemeanor.

Guerrero has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon while having a blood-alcohol content of 0.02 to 0.08, a civil infraction, and reckless handling of a firearm.

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