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EAST-WEST FIRE TRAIL

Mike Vandeman Arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon Against Two Bikers

On Friday, May 28, 2010 UCPD received a report of an assault with a deadly weapon which had occurred around 6 weeks earlier. The assault occurred on a Sunday on the East-West Fire Trail located in the hills above campus. The victims, two non-affiliated White males, reported the crime after hearing of similar incidents occurring to bicyclists on the fire trail. The victims were riding their bicycles westbound on the trail when they encountered the suspect walking in the opposite direction. The suspect was holding a handsaw and cut one of the victims across the chest with the saw. The victims asked the suspect why he had attacked them. He told them they should not be riding their bicycles on the trail. The victims positively identified the suspect from a photograph. UCPD contacted the suspect who admitted to holding a saw in front of some bicyclists on a trail and contacting one of them with the saw. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody. One of the victims suffered minor injuries during the assault. Additional charges may be filed from similar incidences on the fire trail including one reported in a crime alert on May 6, 2010.

        Alert Number: 10-052810-37NC         June 1, 2010           UCPD Case Nos. 10-02127
(Suspect Arrested)
VANDEMAN, Michael J., a White non-affiliated male, 67 years of age.


If you have any information about this crime, please contact:


University of California Police Department

Criminal Investigation Bureau

(510) 642-0472 / 8AM–5PM

(510) 642-6760 / All other times

1 comment:

Elvis the lone rider said...

Guys like this tried sabotage in Jersey when they closed the best trsails int he area at south mountain and later Watchung... tacks and crap on the trail

Wonder where he is now? Is he out stalking the woods with an axe? Never thought I'd be glad I'm on the east coast...