GVPD seeks leads in assault

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Chelsea Lane

The Grand Valley Police Department is asking a good Samaritan who assisted an assault victim this past weekend to help develop leads in the case.

On Sunday at around 8:45 p.m., a female student was crossing the Little Mackinac Bridge to go to the library when a male suspect grabbed her arm and assaulted her.

A male student, who the victim said may possibly have blonde hair, was riding his bike by the bridge and intervened to help the female. The suspect then fled the scene and ran across the bridge.

The victim was not injured and did not require medical attention.

Police are requesting that the student on the bike contact them as they are currently searching for leads and hope the student’s information about the incident might help them further develop their case. The student in question may contact GVPD at 616-331-3255 or leave information using the Silent Observer hotline at 1-877-88-SILENT.

The Grand Valley Police Department and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the death of an 18-month-old girl who died at the on-campus Laker Village Apartments this weekend. The child had been visiting relatives overnight at the apartment complex.

Police responded to a medical emergency call on Sunday morning and found the child unresponsive when they arrived. Paramedics were called to the scene, but attempts to revive the child were not successful.

An initial autopsy was conducted, but the cause of death has not yet been determined. Full autopsy results may take up to eight weeks. Police said the child showed no visible signs of trauma, but the case will remain under investigation.

The university has immediately made support services available to the child’s family members.

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