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November 30, 2023

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Man cited for domestic violence

A Michigan man was cited for domestic violence and menacing after an argument with his girlfriend erupted in Kreischer-Ashley residence hall Thursday evening.

Campus police were dispatched to the dormitory around 11:40 p.m. Thursday.

Erick Vanrenselaar, age 23, of Shelby Township, Mich. was arguing with girlfriend Shelby Victory, freshman, prompting a resident to call police.

According to the police report, Vanrenselaar was Instant Messaging his ex-girlfriend on her computer and she proceeded to confront him. They began to argue and Vanrenselaar “got in her face and started pushing her again.”

Victory said the argument was over something personal to their relationship.

According to the report, neighbors complained about the noise coming from Victory’s room, after which Vanrenselaar allegedly confronted the neighbors with a baseball bat. Victory said that she and her neighbors have had past conflicts and claimed they called her derogatory names prior to the police call.

When police arrived, Victory was found with red marks on her wrists and near her elbows. Victory denied Vanrenselaar touched her, and did not press charges.

Police confiscated the bat as evidence. Vanrenselaar said in the report the bat was being used as a crutch.

Vanrenselaar was arrested and taken to the Wood County Justice center. He was released Saturday on personal recognizance.

A judge told him not to not cause, attempt or threaten harm to any person or property. In addition is he not to be on BGSU property.

Saturday, Vanrenselaar returned to the dormitory to retrieve some of his belongings, Victory said.

Returning to campus violated the judge’s terms for release. Police arrived and issued Vanrenselaar a citation for criminal trespassing and was sent back to the justice center.

Vanrenselaar was released early Monday when one of Victory’s friends posted his $250 bond.

An initial court appearance with an attorney is set for Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Victory said Vanrenselaar has since returned to his Michigan home.

“It’s been a really rough weekend,” she said. “I don’t really agree with this at all and it was just really a stressful weekend. I never had to handle anything with cops before.”

Resident Samara Howland, freshman, said arguing between residents on the floor is common.

“It was actually mostly just irritating more than anything,” she said.

Victory said she plans on transferring to a different school next semester because of the constant harassment from her neighbors.

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