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    • Oct
      10
    • Robbery
    • 5900 Block McPherson

    Date/Time Occurred:

    10/9/2017 at about 11:30 PM

    Specifics:

    ​At 11:30pm, a person parked and exited her vehicle in the 5900 block of McPherson Ave.  As she was walking toward her apartment, she was approached by two subjects, both of whom displayed a handgun.  The subjects took her keys and cell phone.  Both subjects then drove away in the person’s vehicle in an unknown direction.   

    No injuries were reported

    Suspect:

    Response:

    The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service. For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu.
    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    • Oct
      10
    • Robbery
    • 6000 Block Pershing

    Date/Time Occurred:

    10/9/2017 at about 08:10 PM

    Specifics:

    On October 10, 2017, WUPD was notified of two incidents that occurred in the evening of October 9th, 2017.

     
       At approximately 8:10pm, person parked and exited his vehicle in the 6000 block of Pershing Ave.  Upon exiting his vehicle, he was approached by four subjects that demanded his car keys.  The person dropped his keys and then began running away but the subjects caught up with him.  The person gave the subjects his backpack and cell phone.  The subjects then drove away in the person’s vehicle and was last seen driving east towards Des Peres.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating both incidents

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service. For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu.
    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    • Oct
      7
    • Robbery
    • 700 Block Heman

    Date/Time Occurred:

    10/6/2017 at about 09:45 PM

    Specifics:

    A person exited her vehicle and began walking up the fire-escape to her apartment in the 700 block of Heman Ave.  The person then noticed three subjects on the fire escape.  As the person turned to walk back down, the three subjects began following her.  One of the subjects approached her and grabbed her by the neck.  A second subject then grabbed her car keys from her hand and all three subjects then entered the person’s car and drove away, last seen heading north on Kingsland Ave.

    No injuries were reported.
     
    Police recovered the person’s car later in the evening.
     
     

    Suspect:

    Response:

    The University City Police Department is investigating.

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service. For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu.
    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    • Aug
      12
    • Armed Robbery
    • Green Hall

    Date/Time Occurred:

    8/12/2017 from 08:32 AM-08:35 AM

    Specifics:

    A Washington University graduate student was crossing the intersection of Forest Park Parkway and Skinker Blvd., when he noticed a subject walking behind him. As the student entered campus near Green Hall, he felt a tug on his backpack so he turned around. The subject displayed a handgun and demanded his backpack and wallet. The student gave the subject his backpack and wallet, at which time the subject then removed the student’s watch. The subject then walked away, heading northeast.

    Using closed-circuit camera feeds and other tactics, investigators tracked the subject as he moved away from campus and walked on Skinker north of Forest Park Parkway. The subject was apprehended at approximately 1:30 p.m., and is now in police custody.
    No injuries were reported.
     
     

    Suspect:

    Subject was described as a black male, approximately 20 years of age, 6 feet tall with a thin build. The subject was wearing dark burgundy pants and a white shirt with stripes underneath a white hoodie, and bright white athletic shoes.

    Response:

    The Washington University Police Department continues to investigate the incident.

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service. For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu.
    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Be alert to your surroundings. If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave. Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    • Jul
      28
    • Robbery
    • 400 block Melville

    Date/Time Occurred:

    7/27/2017 at about 11:15 PM

    Specifics:

      A person was walking east on Delmar Blvd when he noticed that a subject was following him. The person then headed south in the 400 block of Melville Ave when he was approached by the subject, who asked if he was lost. The person told him no and the subject walked away but then turned around and pointed a revolver at him and demanded money. The person gave the subject his book bag and wallet. The subject then fled and was last seen running north on Melville

    No injuries reported

    Suspect:

    Response:

    The University City Police Department is investigating.

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu.
    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    • Apr
      20
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Skinker-Forest Park Metro Station

    Date/Time Occurred:

    4/18/2017 at about 07:30 PM

    Specifics:

    On April 19th, a person reported that she was boarding a train in the Skinker-Forest Park Metro Train Station and was approached by three subjects that were exiting the train. Subject 1 grabbed the person’s right wrist and at the same time, subject 2 grabbed her left wrist. The person immediately pulled her left wrist free. As she attempted to pull her right wrist free, subject 1 pulled her hand to his groin area. The subject then whispered lewd comments in the person’s ear at which time she pulled her wrist free and entered the Metro Train.

    All three subjects were last seen exiting the Metro Station and walking north along Skinker Blvd.
    No injuries were reported.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    The St Louis City Metropolitan Police Department is investigating.

    Precautions:

    Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, call for assistance.
    Practice being assertive about your boundaries.
    Carry a cell phone or whistle to summon help.
    Be aware of where the blue lights are on campus.
    If utilizing Metro, ride in a car with other people or sit in the first car near the conductor.
    Report incidents or suspicious behavior to Metro Public Safety using the Passenger Assist Telephones located in the Metro Parking facilities, station platforms and inside the MetroLink trains.
    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.
    • Mar
      29
    • Carjacking
    • 6000 block Kingsbury

    Date/Time Occurred:

    3/28/2017 at about 10:00 PM

    Specifics:

    A person was parking his vehicle in the 6000 block of Kingsbury when he was approached by two subjects while a third subject stood across the street.   The subject #1 began talking to the person at which time the subject #2 displayed a gun and told the person to exit his car and leave his keys and property.  As the person exited his vehicle and walked away, the subject #1 ran away, heading east on Kingsbury.  Subjects #2 and 3 entered the vehicle and drove away.  The vehicle was last seen heading east on Kingsbury.  

    No injuries were reported. 
     

    Suspect:

    Subject #1 was described as a black male in his early to mid-20s; approximately 5ft 9inches tall, slim build with a dark complexion and was wearing a black jacket.
     
    Police were unable to obtain a detailed description of Subjects #2 and 3.

    Response:

    The St. Louis City Police Department is investigating. 

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu.
    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    • Jan
      19
    • Carjacking-Suspects in Custody
    • 700 block Eastgate

    Date/Time Occurred:

    1/19/2017 at about 01:15 AM

    Specifics:

    A person parked his vehicle in the 700 block of Eastgate and as he exited his vehicle, two subjects approached him.   The first subject displayed a knife and demanded his car keys.  The person gave the subject his keys.  The subject then grabbed the person’s cell phone and both subjects entered the vehicle and drove away.  The vehicle was last seen turning onto Delmar Blvd and heading east.  

    No injuries were reported.  
    The University City Police Department is investigating.
     

    Suspect:

    Subject #1 was described as a black male in his early to mid-20s; approximately 5’8” in height; medium build and dark complexion.  The subject was wearing a black hoodie.
    Subject #2 was only described as a black male in 20s; wearing a white hoodie

    Response:

    An immediate investigation was conducted by the University City Police Department with assistance from the Washington University Police Department.  University City PD and East St. Louis PD were able to locate and arrest the subjects.

    The subjects are currently in custody.

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu.
    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    • Nov
      4
    • Robbery
    • 6600 block Pershing

    Date/Time Occurred:

    11/3/2016 at about 08:00 PM

    Specifics:

    A person was walking east in the 6600 block of Pershing Ave when he was approached by 2 subjects.  As the subjects walked past him, one of the subjects stated “robbery” and then struck him in the face.  The person threw his book-bag to the ground and ran away.  

    Minor injuries were reported.
     
    The St Louis City Metropolitan Police Department is investigating.

     

    Suspect:

    Response:

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu.
    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police
    • Sep
      4
    • Robbery
    • 700 block Interdrive

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/4/2016 at about 04:00 AM

    Specifics:

    Two pedestrians were walking in the 700 block of Interdrive in University City when they were approached by three young males.   One of the young males asked the time and when one of the pedestrians responded, the three young males blocked the pedestrian’s path. One of the young males then displayed a handgun and demanded that the pedestrians give him their money and cell phones.  During the confrontation, one of the pedestrians grabbed the subject’s arm in an attempt to disarm him and a struggle ensued.  During the struggle, the gun discharged.  

    The three young males then fled the area, last seen running south on Interdrive.  
    No one involved sustained an injury from the weapon. One of the pedestrians sustained minor injuries as a result of the struggle.

    Suspect:

    Three black males, believed to be approximately 13 years old, all with slim builds. Two had their heads covered and one had short hair and was wearing no shirt.

    Response:

    Precautions:

    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Be alert to your surroundings. If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave. Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service. For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu.
    • Aug
      24
    • Robbery
    • Rear of 6600 block of Delmar

    Date/Time Occurred:

    8/23/2016 at about 08:00 PM

    Specifics:

    A person was walking in a parking area in the rear of a building in the 6600 block of Delmar Blvd. when he was approached by two subjects. One of the subjects approached him and struck him in the face. The subject then grabbed the person’s cell phone from his hand and both subjects then ran and entered a vehicle that was parked in the area. The vehicle left the area, last seen heading west in the parking lot.  

    No weapon was displayed. The victim sustained minor injuries when he was struck in the face.
     
    Vehicle Description:  Subjects fled the area in a silver Chrysler Town and Country minivan.

     

    Suspect:

    Response:

    Precautions:

    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Be alert to your surroundings. If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave. Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service. For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Jul
      26
    • Robbery
    • 6000 blk Waterman

    Date/Time Occurred:

    7/25/2016 at about 10:00 PM

    Specifics:

    A person was exiting her parked vehicle in front of her residence in the 6000 block of Waterman Avenue. The person was approached by two subjects who demanded her cell phone and car keys. No weapon was displayed, but one of the subjects did imply that he had a weapon. The person dropped her cell phone and keys on the driver’s seat and then fled the area. The subjects fled the area in an unknown direction, only taking the cell phone.

     

    Shortly after reporting the incident, police located two persons matching the description of the subjects. The subjects were arrested and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department continues to investigate.   
     
    No injuries were reported.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    Precautions:

    •Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu.
    • Mar
      19
    • Carjacking
    • 6300 block Enright

    Date/Time Occurred:

    3/18/2016 at about 10:50 PM

    Specifics:

    A person was driving on Enright Drive in University City and parked his vehicle in the 6300 block of Enright.  As he began to exit his vehicle, the driver was approached by a subject that displayed a handgun and demanded his car keys.  The driver gave the subject his keys at which time the subject entered the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The second subject then entered the passenger side of the vehicle.  The subjects fled in the vehicle, last seen heading east on Delmar Blvd

    Suspect:

    Subject #1:  Black male, 16-22 years of age wearing a black hoodie and dark sweat pants white tennis shoes, displaying a handgun

    Subject #2:  Black male, 16-22 years of age wearing a black hoodie with gold lettering “MIZZOU”, stocking cap, jeans and white tennis shoes 

    Response:

    Precautions:

    •Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu.
    • Feb
      21
    • Burglary
    • Kappa Sigma House

    Date/Time Occurred:

    2/20/2016 from 01:42 PM-01:50 PM

    Specifics:

    A resident living in an on-campus fraternity house reported seeing a subject who he did not recognize inside the house at about 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. The subject immediately walked away upon seeing the resident. Residents then began a check of the house and discovered that several electronic devices were missing from two individual rooms within the fraternity house. Residents then reported the incident to WUPD. The subject was last seen walking north along Big Bend Blvd., crossing Forest Park Parkway.

    Preliminary investigation was unable to determine exactly how the subject entered and exited the fraternity house.

    Suspect:

    Black male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a light gray hoodie, dark sweat pants, red tennis shoes and a dark backpack.

    Response:

    Precautions:

    •Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to Police at 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency telephone.
    •LOCK YOUR DOOR, even when you are at home.
    •Lock the windows to your apartment or building. If you have a sliding glass door, secure it further by placing a piece of wood in the track to prevent it from opening.
    •Never prop open exterior doors or gates. If you see a door propped, close it.
    •Don’t allow people you do not know to “tailgate” behind you into the building.
    •When someone knocks at your door, don’t open it unless you know your visitor.
    •If the person is a maintenance person, ask that identification be slipped under the door or through the mail slot. Call the employer to verify that maintenance work was scheduled to be performed. Refuse to deal with anyone who won’t comply with this request.
    •Someone may knock at your door to use the telephone. Never open the door. Take the message and make the call for them.
    •If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN! Go to a telephone and call the Police.
    •When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.
    • Dec
      8
    • Sexual Misconduct -Suspect Arrested
    • Metrolink Big Bend @ Forest Park Parkway

    Date/Time Occurred:

    12/7/2015 at about 02:00 PM

    Specifics:

    ​Subject in the sexual misconduct incident reported on 12/3/2015 at the MetroLink station has been arrested.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    Precautions:

    • Dec
      3
    • Sexual Misconduct
    • MetroLink Station Big Bend @ Forest Park Parkway

    Date/Time Occurred:

    12/3/2015 from 05:45 AM-05:46 AM

    Specifics:

    A female student reports she was exiting the MetroLink Station at Big Bend and Forest Park Parkway at about 5:45am Thursday morning when she was approached from behind by a suspect who touched her under her buttocks and between her legs.   She spoke with the suspect for a short time and he then walked away towards the north.  The victim was not physically injured. 

    Suspect:

    • Light skinned male with close Shaved dark hair
    • Wearing black shoes, dark pants and black jacket
    • Subject was later seen wearing a bright blue knit hat
    • Subject had a single strap messenger style backpack

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to Washington University Police at 935-5555  or at 9-1-1). Contact St. Louis County Police or Washington University Policeif you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggested precautions for everyone.
    Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, call for assistance.
    Practice being assertive about your boundaries.
    Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in disrespectful or inappropriate actions, speak up and get involved, or contact someone else to assist.
    Carry a cell phone or whistle to summon help.
    Be aware of where the blue lights are on campus.
    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Nov
      5
    • Assault/Attempted Robbery
    • 400 blk Kingsland

    Date/Time Occurred:

    11/4/2015 at about 08:00 PM

    Specifics:

    On Wednesday, November 4, a victim was exiting a vehicle in the 400 block of Kingsland in University City at about 8pm.  Several subjects approached and attempted to take her backpack and one of the suspects struck her in the face with his hand.  The suspects did not take any property and fled the area on foot.  The victim did not require hospital treatment. 

    Suspect:

    None

    Response:

    Precautions:

    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Apr
      26
    • Robbery
    • Rosedale @ Waterman

    Date/Time Occurred:

    4/26/2015 at about 08:45 PM

    Specifics:

    A male victim reported he was walking on Waterman near Rosedale when a suspect approached him from behind and knocked him to the ground.  A second suspect then approached and struck the victim and then the two suspects took his backpack.  The suspects then fled east on Waterman.  The victim declined medical treatment.  No weapon was displayed.  St. Louis Police are investigating.

    Suspect:

    Suspect descriptions are limited at this time

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.   Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.      
    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Apr
      6
    • Robbery
    • 700 block Limit (rear)

    Date/Time Occurred:

    4/5/2015 at about 10:45 PM

    Specifics:

    A male victim reported he was walking up the fire escape at the rear of his apartment in the 700 block of Limit when a suspect approached him, displayed a knife, and demanded money.  The victim gave the suspect cash and the suspect fled.  The victim was not physically injured. UCPD is investigating.

    Suspect:

    White male; 5'8" in height; weight 190 pounds; age in the twenties; wearing a light cream color hooded sweat shirt, blue jean pants.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City or St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.   Contact University City if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.      
    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Mar
      20
    • Robbery
    • Kingsbury & Melville

    Date/Time Occurred:

    3/20/2015 at about 07:00 AM

    Specifics:

    On 03/20/2015 at approximately 7:00am, a female member of the Washington University community reported to University City Police that while walking home from campus a male suspect grabbed her on Melville near Kingsbury and demanded money.    The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction after taking money from the victim.  No weapons were used or displayed and the victim was not physically injured.  Attached are photos of a person of interest being sought by University City Police.  Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the University City Police-Bureau of Investigations at 314-725-2211 ext. 8010 or Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS.  Police are extending extra patrols in this area. 

    Suspect:

    Male; 18-21 years of age; Approximately 5’10’- 6’0”  in height; Slim build;

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City  Police at 9-1-1.   Contact University City if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    If you are confronted by a suspect, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.     
    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Mar
      4
    • Attempt Sexual Assault
    • Near Trinity & Washington, University City

    Date/Time Occurred:

    3/3/2015 at about 07:30 PM

    Specifics:

    On 03/03/2015 at approximately 8:00pm, a female victim reported to University City Police that while walking home a male suspect pulled her into a nearby driveway near Trinity and Washington in University City.  She reported the suspect displayed a knife and then put it away.  The suspect then  attempted to make her perform sodomy on him.  The victim resisted the suspect.  She was not physically injured. The suspect was last seen running east from the location.  University City Police are investigating and are currently following up on several distinct leads. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the University City Police-Bureau of Investigations at 314-725-2211 ext. 8010 or Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

    Suspect:

    Male; 20-25 years of age; Approximately 5’8” in height; Slim build; approximately 140 pounds; Wearing a green/blue coat and light pants.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City  Police at 9-1-1.   Contact University City if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •If you are confronted by a suspect, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    •Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Oct
      13
    • Assault
    • Manhattan & Forsyth

    Date/Time Occurred:

    10/13/2014 from 06:00 AM-06:05 AM

    Specifics:

    At approximately 6:05am on Monday morning, a female was jogging in the area of Manhattan and Forsyth in University City when a subject grabbed her from behind and put his hand over her mouth.  The victim bit the suspect’s hand and he released her hold.  The suspect then fled from the area.  The victim was not physically injured.  University City Police are increasing extra patrols in the area.

    Suspect:

    Not available

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City Police at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or an Emergency Telephone.
    •             Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    •             Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •             Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •             Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •             Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Jul
      15
    • Suspicious Fires
    • Psychology Building

    Date/Time Occurred:

    7/15/2014 from 02:30 PM-02:40 PM

    Specifics:

    Two fires of a suspicious nature occurred on levels 2 and 3 of the Psychology Building on Tuesday afternoon. Fires were quickly extinguished and no one was injured. Some water damage from the sprinkler system resulted. Police and Fire investigators are investigating.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University Police at 935-5555 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone. (Located at locations throughout campus.) Contact University Police if you have any information which might assist in this investigation.
     
    Any persons with information that may be of value to Police are encouraged to contact WUPD at 935-5555 or Crimestoppers at 866-371-TIPS. Anonymous information can also be provided to WUPD by visiting the “Silent Witness” at police.wustl.edu
     

    Precautions:

    Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to University Police at 5-5555 or go to the nearest emergency telephone
    • May
      15
    • Robbery
    • Alley between Cates and Clemens

    Date/Time Occurred:

    5/14/2014 at about 08:35 PM

    Specifics:

    A victim reported she was exiting her vehicle in the alley between Cates and Clemens at about 8:35pm on May 14 when she was approached by three suspects.  One suspect displayed a handgun and demanded her property.  The suspects then took the victim’s vehicle.  The victim was not physically injured.  Limited suspect description available.  UCPD is investigating.

    Suspect:

    Not available

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City or at 9-1-1.   Contact University City if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •             Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •             Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •             Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •             Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •             If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •             Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.      
    •             Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Apr
      26
    • Robbery
    • 500 block Kingsland

    Date/Time Occurred:

    4/26/2014 at about 02:10 AM

    Specifics:

    A male was walking on Kingsland at about 2:10am when a vehicle stopped nearby and two suspects exited the vehicle. They forced the victim into a nearby alley where they took his wallet and cell phone.  No weapon was displayed.  The victim was not physically injured.  UCPD is investigating.

    Suspect:

    Dark blue or Charcoal colored 4 door vehicle

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City or St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.   Contact University City if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •             Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •             Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •             Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •             Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •             If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •             Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.      
    •             Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Jan
      26
    • Robbery
    • 6600 block Kingsbury

    Date/Time Occurred:

    1/26/2014 at about 07:00 PM

    Specifics:

    A male victim reported he was walking in the middle of the 6600 block of Kingsbury at about 7pm Sunday night when he was approached by three suspects.  One knocked him to the ground and he was punched by a suspect.  The suspects took a backpack belonging to the victim.  The suspects then fled on foot to the north.  The victim declined medical attention. UCPD is investigating.

    Suspect:

    One suspect was wearing a yellow colored hoodie

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City or St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.   Contact University City if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    • Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    • Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    • Carry a whistle to summon help.
    • Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    • If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    • Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.             
    • Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Mar
      30
    • Robbery
    • Alley in the 6800 block of Washington (between Kingsland and Trinity)

    Date/Time Occurred:

    3/30/2013 at about 01:15 AM

    Specifics:

    ​A male victim reported that at about 1:15am Saturday he had been walking in the alley in the 6800 block of Washington (between Kingsland and Trinity) when he was approached by a suspect who told him to give him his wallet. The victim refused and the suspect reportedly lifted his shirt and revealed a handgun tucked in his waistband. The victim eventually gave the suspect his wallet. The suspect then ran away and as he did he removed some cash from the wallet and threw the wallet to the ground. The victim was not physically injured and could provide only a very limited description of the suspect. UCPD is investigating.

    Suspect:

    Not available

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City or St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.   Contact University City if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.      
    •Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Jan
      24
    • Robbery
    • Rosedale at Waterman

    Date/Time Occurred:

    1/24/2013 at about 11:15 AM

    Specifics:

    ​A victim reports he was walking near the intersection of Rosedale and Waterman at about 11:15am on Thursday when he was approached by the suspect who displayed a handgun and demanded his book bag. The suspect then fled on foot to the north. The victim was not physically injured.

    Suspect:

    Black male; late 20’s; approximately 5’7” in height; heavy build; beard consisting of light facial hair; wearing a black skull cap with a white circle logo on it, black puffy coat, dark pants, and carrying a green messenger bag (taken from victim)

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.   Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.      
    • Jan
      21
    • Burglary
    • 7300 block of Forsyth

    Date/Time Occurred:

    1/21/2013 at about 06:30 AM

    Specifics:

    Residents of an apartment reported a suspect entered through a kitchen window and stood in a doorway and spoke with the occupants demanding property. The suspect took some electronic items and fled the area in an unknown direction. The victims were not physically injured. University City Police are investigating.

    Suspect:

    Black male; approximately 35-40 years of age; tall and slender; wearing blue jeans, a light colored hat, and white hoody jacket.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    We recommend you take the following precautions:
    •Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to Police at 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency telephone.
    •LOCK YOUR APARTMENT DOOR, even when you are at home.
    •Lock the windows to your apartment.  If you have a sliding glass door, secure it further by placing a piece of wood in the track to prevent it from opening.
    •Never prop open exterior doors or gates.  If you see a door propped, close it.
    •Don’t allow people you do not know to “tailgate” behind you into the building.
    •When someone knocks at your door, don’t open it unless you know your visitor.
    •If the person is a maintenance person, ask that identification be slipped under the door or through the mail slot.  Call the employer to verify that maintenance work was scheduled to be performed.  Refuse to deal with anyone who won’t comply with this request.
    •Someone may knock at your door to use the telephone.  Never open the door.  Take the message and make the call for them.
    •If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN!  Go to a telephone and call the Police.
    •When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.
    • Apr
      29
    • Burglary
    • 6100 block of Waterman

    Date/Time Occurred:

    4/28/2013 at about 02:15 PM

    Specifics:

    ​The resident of an apartment in the 6100 block of Waterman heard glass break at the rear of his apartment Sunday afternoon about 2:15pm.  He went to check on the noise and observed the suspect in his kitchen.  The suspect then fled.  St. Louis Police are investigating.

    Suspect:

    White male; 40-50 years of age; about 6’ tall; bald; grey moustache; dark jacket; thin to medium build;

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis Police at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    We recommend you take the following precautions:
    • Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to Police at 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency telephone.
    • LOCK YOUR APARTMENT DOOR, even when you are at home.
    • Lock the windows to your apartment.  If you have a sliding glass door, secure it further by placing a piece of wood in the track to prevent it from opening.
    • Never prop open exterior doors or gates.  If you see a door propped, close it.
    • Don’t allow people you do not know to “tailgate” behind you into the building.
    • When someone knocks at your door, don’t open it unless you know your visitor.
    • If the person is a maintenance person, ask that identification be slipped under the door or through the mail slot.  Call the employer to verify that maintenance work was scheduled to be performed.  Refuse to deal with anyone who won’t comply with this request.
    • Someone may knock at your door to use the telephone.  Never open the door.  Take the message and make the call for them.
    • If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN!  Go to a telephone and call the Police.
    • When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.
    • Jul
      14
    • Robbery
    • Alley in the 700 block of Leland

    Date/Time Occurred:

    7/13/2013 at about 09:30 PM

    Specifics:

    At about 9:30pm on Saturday night, a female got off a bus near Eastgate and Enright and walked into the alley in the 700 block of Leland to enter her apartment.  The victim reports she was approached by a suspect on a bicycle who displayed a handgun and demanded her purse.  He then fled.  The victim was not physically injured.  UCPD is investigating.

    Suspect:

    Black male;  6'0 in height; approximately 25 years old; wearing a red hat, a yellow/grey shirt; riding a black bicycle

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City or St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.   Contact University City if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    • Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    • Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    • Carry a whistle to summon help.
    • Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    • If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    • Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.             
    • Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Jul
      30
    • Robbery
    • 276 Skinker

    Date/Time Occurred:

    7/30/2013 at about 08:20 AM

    Specifics:

    At approximately 8:20 am Tuesday, July 30, a student in the rear parking lot of 276 Skinker was approached by a suspect who displayed a hand gun and demanded his belongings. A laptop and cellphone were taken in this incident. The suspect then fled the scene in the vheicle described below. The victim was not physically injured. St. Louis City Police are investigating the incident.​

    Suspect:

    Black male; 20 to 30 years of age; 6 feet in height; thin build; shoulder length dreadlocks; wearing all black clothing; his face was covered with a cloth with only his eyes visible. The suspect left the area in a blue Pontiac Aztec, driving off in an unknown direction on Pershing. This vehicle was driven by a light-skinned black female who had covered her head and face with a cloth.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis City Police at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone. Contact St. Louis City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    -If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don't chase them as they leave. Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to Police.
    -Be alert to your surroundings. If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or an Emergency Telephone.
    -Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    -Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    -Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    -Carry a whistle to summon help.
    • Aug
      2
    • Informational on various incidents
    • Off-campus

    Date/Time Occurred:

    7/30/2013 at 08:21 AM to 8/2/2013 at 03:01 PM

    Specifics:

    There have been a series of incidents this week involving criminal activity on or around University-owned property, and this is an informational advisory for members of our University community.
     
    First of all, earlier this afternoon (Friday, August 2) an incident occurred on our North Campus.  University City police were pursuing a vehicle that contained individuals who were suspected in a burglary. The vehicle crashed at the intersection of Skinker and Vernon and the suspects fled on foot.  They were pursed by officers from the University City and Metropolitan St. Louis Police Departments and were apprehended in the parking lot at North Campus. Again, they have been apprehended, and there is no cause for ongoing concern related to this incident.
     
    On Tuesday morning, an armed robbery occurred in the parking lot of the University-owned building at 276 Skinker at the corner of Skinker and Pershing. A University student was approached by a man who displayed a handgun and demanded the student’s belongings. The student was not injured. The suspect fled in a car being driven by an accomplice.  The accomplice has been apprehended by St. Louis Police, and they are pursuing the other individual.
     
    Also this week, a number of University-owned apartments north of Delmar in University City have been burglarized. No one has been injured in any of these incidents. University City Police efforts to identify and apprehend the suspects are being supplemented by Washington University Police who have been assigned to patrol the neighborhood and assist with surveillance.
     
    We are obviously concerned about each of these incidents and are working closely with law enforcement officials in both the City of St. Louis and University City to apprehend those responsible.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    Precautions:

    • Aug
      20
    • Robbery
    • 6200 Block of Forsyth in St. Louis

    Date/Time Occurred:

    8/20/2013 at about 01:50 PM

    Specifics:

    A female victim reported that at about 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, she was walking westbound in the 6200 block of Forsyth on the south side of the street. A subject approached her from behind and asked for her cell phone and as she turned he grabbed it from her hand and ran away to the east into Forest Park. No weapon was used and the victim was not physically injured. St. Louis Police are investigating.

    Suspect:

    Black male; early 20s; 6 feet tall; 190 pounds; wearing a black and red baseball type cap; white sports jersey type shirt with black short sleeves; black jeans.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.   Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •         Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •         Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •         Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •         Be alert to your surroundings. If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •         If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave. Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •         Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.  
    •         Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service. For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Aug
      30
    • Burglary
    • 6600 Block Kingsbury

    Date/Time Occurred:

    8/29/2013 at about 05:40 PM

    Specifics:

    Resident returned to his apartment and saw a suspect leave through the rear door with a computer.  There was no apparent forced entry to the apartment.  University City Police are investigating.

    Suspect:

    Black male; approximately 40-50 years old; 5’06-5’8; medium build; walked with a limp; wearing a red shirt and carrying a grey or beige book bag.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    We recommend you take the following precautions:
    •             Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to Police at 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency telephone.
    •             LOCK YOUR APARTMENT DOOR, even when you are at home.
    •             Lock the windows to your apartment.  If you have a sliding glass door, secure it further by placing a piece of wood in the track to prevent it from opening.
    •             Never prop open exterior doors or gates.  If you see a door propped, close it.
    •             Don’t allow people you do not know to “tailgate” behind you into the building.
    •             When someone knocks at your door, don’t open it unless you know your visitor.
    •             If the person is a maintenance person, ask that identification be slipped under the door or through the mail slot.  Call the employer to verify that maintenance work was scheduled to be performed.  Refuse to deal with anyone who won’t comply with this request.
    •             Someone may knock at your door to use the telephone.  Never open the door.  Take the message and make the call for them.
    •             If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN!  Go to a telephone and call the Police.
    •             When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.
    • Sep
      6
    • Robbery
    • Skinker @ Waterman (west side of the street)

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/5/2013 at about 06:00 PM

    Specifics:

    A male victim reported he was walking on Skinker near Waterman when a suspect asked him to use his cell phone. He allowed the suspect to use the phone and then the suspect said he wanted to keep it. The suspect then displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet. The suspect then fled on foot to the east. The victim was not physically injured. St. Louis Police are investigating.

    Suspect:

    Black male; dark complexion; 5’9”-6’0”; 180 pounds; muscular build; gold tooth in front; tattoos on arms and neck; no facial hair; wearing a red baseball-type hat; button-up red shirt with a white shirt underneath; sagging blue jeans with red boxers; brass belt buckle.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis Police at
    9-1-1.  Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •       Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •       Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •       Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •       Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a   different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •        If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave. Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •       Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.            
    •        Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service. For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
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    • Nov
      21
    • Robbery
    • 6600 block of Clemens

    Date/Time Occurred:

    11/20/2012 at about 08:15 PM

    Specifics:

    ​A male victim reports two suspects came running up behind him and one of the suspects knocked him to the ground.  One suspect removed a cell phone and wallet from the victim’s pockets and then the two suspects fled to the east.  No weapon was displayed.  The victim did not require medical attention.  Victim was able to provide description of one suspect which is listed below.

    Suspect:

     Black male; late teens to early 20’s;approximately 5’10” tall; dark skinned with high cheek bones; muscular build; 160-170 pounds; possibly wearing a skull type cap and dark jacket or hoodie.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City Police at 9-1-1. Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.     
    •Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Oct
      25
    • Robbery
    • 600 block of Leland (near Leland and Delmar)

    Date/Time Occurred:

    10/25/2012 at about 12:05 AM

    Specifics:

    ​Police in University City are investigating a Robbery and Auto Theft that occurred about 12:15am on Thursday. The victim reported that he was approached by two subjects as he exited his car in the 600 block of Leland. The subjects requested assistance in starting a vehicle. One suspect then displayed a handgun and the other displayed a knife. They took the victim’s car keys and then left with his vehicle. The victim was not physically injured.

    Suspect:

    White male and a black male; both in their late teens or early 20's; medium build and height; wearing blue jeans and white t-shirts.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City Police at 9-1-1. Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.     
    •Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Sep
      20
    • Attempted Burglary
    • 6000 Block of Waterman

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/20/2012 at about 11:00 AM

    Specifics:

    ​At about 11am on Thursday, the resident of an apartment heard a noise at her back window.  She looked outside and saw two subjects who appeared to be trying to pry the window open.  She yelled at them and they fled in a blue SUV.  The vehicle was determined to have been stolen earlier in Forest Park.  The suspects did not gain entry into the apartment.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis Police at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to Police at 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency telephone.
    •LOCK YOUR APARTMENT DOOR, even when you are at home.
    •Lock the windows to your apartment.  If you have a sliding glass door, secure it further by placing a piece of wood in the track to prevent it from opening.
    •Never prop open exterior doors or gates.  If you see a door propped, close it.
    •Don’t allow people you do not know to “tailgate” behind you into the building.
    •When someone knocks at your door, don’t open it unless you know your visitor.
    •If the person is a maintenance person, ask that identification be slipped under the door or through the mail slot.  Call the employer to verify that maintenance work was scheduled to be performed.  Refuse to deal with anyone who won’t comply with this request.
    •Someone may knock at your door to use the telephone.  Never open the door.  Take the message and make the call for them.
    •If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN!  Go to a telephone and call the Police.
    •When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.
    • Aug
      29
    • Robbery and Abduction
    • Snow Way Garage

    Date/Time Occurred:

    8/28/2012 at about 09:40 PM

    Specifics:

    At approximately 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday night, a 23-year old student reports she was approached by a suspect as she entered her vehicle in the Snow Way Garage on the north side of Washington University’s Danforth Campus. The suspect told the victim he had a knife and demanded that she drive him to several bank locations in St. Louis to withdraw money from her ATM bank account. The suspect eventually got out of the victim’s vehicle at a location believed to be in the city of St. Louis and the victim then drove to her apartment also located in city of St. Louis. The victim was not physically injured during the incident. Washington University Police were notified of the incident at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    The investigation is being coordinated by the Washington University Police Department with assistance from the St. Louis County Police Department. Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call the Washington University Police at 935-5555 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

    Given the seriousness of this crime and heightened concern due to several similar crimes in the St. Louis region, Washington University will immediately be committing additional overtime patrols to the area.

    The University reminds the community that walking escorts are available on the Danforth Campus from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. by calling 935-5555.  The University also offers the Campus2Home shuttle from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., which provides a safe ride home from the Danforth Campus for those living in designated areas off campus. For more information on Campus2Home, call (314) 935-5601 or visit: http://parking.wustl.edu/campus2home.htm

    If there are updates to this crime alert, they will be posted at www.police.wustl.edu.

    Suspect:

    The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s; approximately 6 feet in height; medium build; wearing a white or cream colored baseball cap with a dark bill and a New York Yankees insignia, white t-shirt, black pants, white tennis shoes, and carrying a dark colored t-shirt or other cloth around his neck. Investigation thus far has revealed that the suspect walked onto the campus from Big Bend just minutes before the robbery occurred.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis Police at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone. Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    ·Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    ·Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    ·Carry a whistle to summon help.
    ·Be alert to your surroundings. If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    ·If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.
    ·Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the police.
    ·Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    • Apr
      19
    • Robbery
    • 6000 Block of Pershing

    Date/Time Occurred:

    4/18/2012 at about 11:30 PM

    Specifics:

    ​Two victims report they were riding bicycles in the 6000 block of Pershing when a suspect knocked one victim from his bike and demanded his backpack.  The suspect stopped the second victim nearby and also demanded a backpack.  During the Robbery the suspect displayed a handgun.  The suspect fled on foot.  The victims did not require any medical treatment.

    Suspect:

    Black male; early 20's; approximately 6'0 in height; slender build weighing about 150 pounds; dark skinned; shoulder length braided hair; wearing a black t-shirt and dark jeans.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.  Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    *Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    *Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    *Carry a whistle to summon help.
    *Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    *If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don't chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    *Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    *Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Mar
      29
    • Robbery
    • 6200 Block of North Drive

    Date/Time Occurred:

    3/29/2012 at about 12:00 PM

    Specifics:

    ​At about 12pm on Thursday, a female was riding her bicycle on Enright near Westgate when she was approached by three (3) young teenagers. The subjects told her one of their girlfriends was going to have a baby and they needed directions to the Metro Link. The victim offered to go get her car and give them a ride to the Metro Link station. She went home and returned with her car, picking them up. Telling her they knew a shortcut, they directed her to the 6200 block of North Drive, where they asked to be let out. When she stopped the car, she was pushed out of the car and her vehicle was taken. Witnesses who heard her screaming pursued one of the suspects on foot, recovering the victim’s purse. Officers responding to the call located and took into custody one juvenile suspect. The victim’s vehicle was later recovered in St. Louis.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City Police at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    *If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    *Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or an Emergency Telephone.
    *Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    *Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    *Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    *Carry a whistle to summon help.
    *Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Mar
      2
    • Suspicious Person
    • Goldfarb Hall

    Date/Time Occurred:

    3/2/2012 at about 10:25 AM

    Specifics:

    ​The person pictured below was observed standing on a counter inside an empty women's restroom on the third floor of Goldfarb Hall with his pants partially down.  A witness walked into the restroom and he immediately left the area.

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    Suspect:

    Male; 5'6" in Height; 20 - 30 years of age; Short hair; Light facial hair; Wearing a white button-down shirt, black pants and dark shoes.

    Response:

    Washington University Police 935-555

    Precautions:

    Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to University Police at 5-5555 or go to the nearest emergency telephone.
    • Feb
      3
    • Robbery
    • Westgate and Clemens

    Date/Time Occurred:

    2/2/2012 at about 11:00 PM

    Specifics:

    A male victim reports he was standing near the intersection of Westgate and Clemens for over an hour talking on his cell phone at about 11pm on February 2 when he was approached by three suspects. One suspect displayed a handgun and another held him and searched him for valuables. The suspects then fled with his cell phone. The victim was not physically injured. The victim could not provide a physical description and stated they were wearing dark hooded sweatshirts.


    Suspect:

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City or St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.  Contact University City or St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    *Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    *Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    *Carry a whistle to summon help.
    *Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    *If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    *Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.            
    *Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Jan
      18
    • Burglary
    • 7200 block of Forsyth

    Date/Time Occurred:

    1/17/2012 from 03:00 PM-06:00 PM

    Specifics:

    ​Residents of a building in the 7200 block of Forsyth reported unknown person(s) entered their apartment between 3pm and 6pm on January 17 while no one was at home. Several electronic items and other property were taken. Entry was gained by forcing open a rear door. University City Police are investigating.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    *Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to Police at 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency telephone.
    *LOCK YOUR APARTMENT DOOR, even when you are at home.
    *Lock the windows to your apartment.  If you have a sliding glass door, secure it further by placing a piece of wood in the track to prevent it from opening.
    *Never prop open exterior doors or gates.  If you see a door propped, close it.
    *Don’t allow people you do not know to “tailgate” behind you into the building.
    *When someone knocks at your door, don’t open it unless you know your visitor.
    *If the person is a maintenance person, ask that identification be slipped under the door or through the mail slot.  Call the employer to verify that maintenance work was scheduled to be performed.  Refuse to deal with anyone who won’t comply with this request.
    *Someone may knock at your door to use the telephone.  Never open the door.  Take the message and make the call for them.
    *If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN!  Go to a telephone and call the Police.
    *When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.
    • Jan
      17
    • Burglary
    • 7000 block of Forsyth

    Date/Time Occurred:

    1/16/2012 at about 07:45 PM

    Specifics:

    ​Residents of a building in the 7000 block of Forsyth observed a suspect who took a laptop computer from the residence at about 7:45pm on January 16.  The suspect entered a vehicle nearby that was occupied by a female. University City Police are investigating.

    Suspect:

    Black male; approximately 30-40 years of age; bald head; 5’9-5’10 in height; 160-170 pounds; wearing a dark coat and pants; Accompanied by a white female in her mid 30’s and described as heavy set

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to Police at 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency telephone.
    •LOCK YOUR APARTMENT DOOR, even when you are at home.
    •Lock the windows to your apartment.  If you have a sliding glass door, secure it further by placing a piece of wood in the track to prevent it from opening.
    •Never prop open exterior doors or gates.  If you see a door propped, close it.
    •Don’t allow people you do not know to “tailgate” behind you into the building.
    •When someone knocks at your door, don’t open it unless you know your visitor.
    •If the person is a maintenance person, ask that identification be slipped under the door or through the mail slot.  Call the employer to verify that maintenance work was scheduled to be performed.  Refuse to deal with anyone who won’t comply with this request.
    •Someone may knock at your door to use the telephone.  Never open the door.  Take the message and make the call for them.
    •If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN!  Go to a telephone and call the Police.
    •When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.
    • Dec
      20
    • Robbery
    • Skinker at Westminster

    Date/Time Occurred:

    12/20/2011 at about 07:30 PM

    Specifics:

    ​Two victims report they were walking north on Skinker at Westminster when they were approached by two suspects walking south. One of the suspects displayed a handgun and the two victims were told to get on the ground. Several items were taken from the victims, however they were not physically injured. The suspects then fled on foot.

    Suspect:

    Suspect #1:  Black male; approx. 17-18 years of age; 160 pounds; bald head; wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, dark pants.
    Suspect #2:  Black male; approx. 17-18 years of age; 5’8” in height; 160 pounds; wearing a puffy down jacket (either black or blue or red in color) with the hood up and gray fur around the hood.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.  Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    *Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    *Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    *Carry a whistle to summon help.
    *Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    *If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    *Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    *Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Nov
      17
    • Robbery
    • Rear of 6600 Block of Delmar (Municipal Parking Lot)

    Date/Time Occurred:

    11/17/2011 at about 06:30 PM

    Specifics:

    At approximately 6:30pm on Thursday night, a female victim reported she was walking in the Municipal Parking Lot at the rear of the 6600 block of Delmar when she was approached by two suspects. One suspect displayed a handgun and demanded her property. The victim gave the suspects her wallet and they fled the area. The victim notified Police a short time later. The victim was not physically injured.

    Suspect:

    Suspect #1:  White male; approximately 17-19 years of age; 5'11; 160 lbs; wearing a blue "puffy" vest or sleeveless jacket, blue jeans and red StL baseball cap.
    Suspect #2:  Black male; 17-19 years of age; thin mustache; 5'10; 160 lbs; wearing a black or brown leather jacket.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City Police at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or an Emergency Telephone.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    •Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Sep
      30
    • Robbery/Att. Robbery
    • Eastgate and Cates in University City and 6100 Block of Pershing in St. Louis

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/29/2011 at about 11:00 PM

    Specifics:

    ​Police in University City and St. Louis are investigating two incidents that occurred about 11pm last night that likely involved the same suspects. In one case, the victim was walking on Eastgate in U-City when a vehicle pulled alongside the curb; a suspect yelled at him; a suspect exited the vehicle and struck the victim; the suspects then took the victim’s keys and cell phone. The suspect and vehicle then fled. The victim was not seriously injured and declined medical treatment. In the second incident the victim was riding her bike west bound on Pershing in St. Louis when a vehicle pulled alongside her and a suspect grabbed the strap to her purse. The strap broke and the victim fell to the ground. The vehicle fled and nothing was stolen. The victim declined medical treatment. Police are investigating.

    Suspect:

    Black four door GMC Yukon type vehicle with tinted windows.  The suspect in the U-City incident was described as a black male about 6’1” in height with dark clothing.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City or St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.  Contact University City or St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    *Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    *Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    *Carry a whistle to summon help.
    *Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    *If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    *Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    *Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Sep
      29
    • Robbery
    • 700 Block of Westgate

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/28/2011 at about 09:50 PM

    Specifics:

    ​At approximately 9:50pm on Wednesday night, a victim reported he was walking north in the 700 block of Westgate when a subject ran up behind him and struck him from the rear with his hand. The suspect then took a cell phone and a small amount of cash from the victim. The suspect then ran south with a second individual. The victim did not report any physical injuries and declined medical treatment. No weapon was displayed or implied.

    Suspect:

    Black male about 6 feet in height wearing a white hoodie with some dark color on it.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City Police at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:


    *If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    *Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or an Emergency Telephone.
    *Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    *Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    *Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    *Carry a whistle to summon help.
    *Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Sep
      25
    • Robbery
    • Rosedale at Waterman

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/25/2011 at about 01:45 AM

    Specifics:

    ​A victim reports she was standing on the front stoop to her building when she was approached by the suspect who demanded her bag.  She gave the suspect the bag and he fled from the area to the north.  The suspect did not display or imply a weapon.  The victim was not physically injured.

    Suspect:

    Dark skinned black male; 18-20 years of age; slender build; braids and dread locks to his chin; wearing black gloves, black t-shirt with unknown writing, blue jean pants.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.   Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    • Apr
      14
    • Burglary
    • Millbrook Apartments

    Date/Time Occurred:

    4/13/2011 from 09:00 PM-10:00 PM

    Specifics:

    ​A resident reports his apartment entered sometime between 9pm and 10pm on Wednesday, April 13 and a computer and computer notebook taken. There was no sign of forced entry and a door may have been left unsecure.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University Police at 935-5555 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.  (Located at locations throughout campus.)  Contact University Police if you have any information which might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    *Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to University Police at 5-5555 or go to the nearest emergency telephone.
    *LOCK YOUR ROOM DOOR whenever you leave, even if it’s for a short time.  Also be sure and lock your door when you will be showering or sleeping.
    *Never prop open exterior doors.  If you see a door propped, close it.
    *Don’t allow people you do not know to “tailgate” behind you into the building.
    • Apr
      6
    • Robbery
    • Clemens at Syracuse

    Date/Time Occurred:

    4/6/2011 at about 02:30 AM

    Specifics:

    ​At approximately 2:30am on Wednesday morning, two subjects reported they were robbed by two suspects near Clemens and Syracuse in University City.  One suspect displayed an object that appeared to be a handgun.  A canvas bag was stolen.  There was no physical injury to either victim.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City Police at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or an Emergency Telephone.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    •Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Mar
      30
    • Burglary
    • McMillan Hall

    Date/Time Occurred:

    3/29/2011 from 04:00 PM-05:00 PM

    Specifics:

    ​A locked office on the lower level had a window broken and was entered. A purse was stolen.

    Suspect:

    *Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to Police at 935-5555 or go to the nearest emergency telephone.
    *LOCK YOUR OFFICE DOOR, even when gone for short periods of time.
    *Never leave valuable items unattended or in plain view.  Secure items in locked cabinets or desks.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the Washington University Police at 935-5555 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact Washington University Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    • Mar
      9
    • Burglary
    • 6300 block of Cates

    Date/Time Occurred:

    3/8/2011 from 08:30 AM-04:15 PM

    Specifics:

    ​Resident of a home located in the 6300 block of Cates reports unknown suspect(s) forced open the back door of the residence sometime between 8:30am and 4:15pm on Tuesday, March 8. Resident was not at home at the time of the incident. Several electronic items were taken. University City Police are investigating.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    *Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to Police at 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency telephone.
    *LOCK YOUR APARTMENT DOOR, even when you are at home.
    *Lock the windows to your apartment.  If you have a sliding glass door, secure it further by placing a piece of wood in the track to prevent it from opening.
    *Never prop open exterior doors or gates.  If you see a door propped, close it.
    *Don’t allow people you do not know to “tailgate” behind you into the building.
    *When someone knocks at your door, don’t open it unless you know your visitor.
    *If the person is a maintenance person, ask that identification be slipped under the door or through the mail slot.  Call the employer to verify that maintenance work was scheduled to be performed.  Refuse to deal with anyone who won’t comply with this request.
    *Someone may knock at your door to use the telephone.  Never open the door.  Take the message and make the call for them.
    *If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN!  Go to a telephone and call the Police.
    *When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.
    • Nov
      12
    • Robbery/Att. Robbery
    • 6300 block of Cabanne and 6100 block of Waterman near Rosedale

    Date/Time Occurred:

    11/12/2010 at about 08:30 PM

    Specifics:

    ​Two off-campus robbery incidents were reported to St. Louis and University City Police overnight that involved members of our campus community:

    At about 8:30pm, the fiancée of a Graduate student returned home in her car in the 6300 block of Cabanne in University City. She observed three subjects in front of the apartment building and drove to the rear. As she exited the vehicle, two suspects approached her; demanded her keys and money; and then attempted to take her vehicle. However the vehicle had a manual transmission and the suspects could not drive a manual transmission. The suspects fled on foot. A short time later University City Police stopped three suspects who were taken into custody for the Robbery. The victim was not physically injured.

    At about midnight, four students were walking in the 6100 block of Waterman near Rosedale in St. Louis. They were approached by two suspects and one was carrying a metal object. The suspect struck a male victim in the leg with the object and then the suspects demanded personal property from the victims. The suspects then fled to a car waiting nearby. The student who was struck in the leg was not seriously injured and was treated and released at the scene. St. Louis Police are investigating.

    Suspect:

    Black male; 19-20; 5’09-6’00 inches in height; dark complexion; wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt
    Black male; 19-20; 5’08-5’09 inches in height; dark complexion; wearing dark clothing
    Suspect Vehicle Description: dirty black four door vehicle

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to Police at 9-1-1. Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    ·Be alert to your surroundings. If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    ·If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave. Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    ·Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    ·Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    ·Carry a whistle to summon help.
    ·Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    • Sep
      30
    • Robbery
    • Kingsbury near Kingsland

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/29/2010 at about 07:20 PM

    Specifics:

    ​A male was walking alone westbound on Kingsbury near Kingsland and observed three subjects walking the other direction past him.  One of the subjects struck him with a fist and another took his book bag.  The three suspects then fled.  The victim was not seriously injured.

    Suspect:

    Victim could not provide a description.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City Police at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or an Emergency Telephone.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    •Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    • Sep
      7
    • Crime Alert Update

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/7/2010 from 12:00 PM-06:00 PM

    Specifics:

    University City Police confirmed this afternoon that the suspect arrested for the Robbery and Sexual Assault in Clayton early Monday morning has been identified by the victims of the Robbery reported at Big Bend and Lindell early Sunday morning.  Formal criminal charges were issued by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office this afternoon and the suspect is being held in jail on bond.  Local Police agencies continue to investigate any connection between the suspect and other incidents in the region.  At the present time, Washington University does not anticipate releasing any further crime alerts related to this situation.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    Precautions:

    • Sep
      5
    • Robbery
    • Big Bend at Lindell

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/5/2010

    Specifics:

    ​Shortly before 3am on Sunday morning, two students were approached by a suspect while walking on Big Bend near Lindell.  The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded their wallets and cell phones.  The suspect took a wallet and then fled on foot to the west into a nearby neighborhood.  The victims were not physically injured.  University City Police are investigating.

    Suspect:

    Black male; 26-30 years of age; 5’6” in height; dark complexion; several day old growth of facial hair; wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and dark blue ball cap

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City Police at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or an Emergency Telephone.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    •Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    • Aug
      30
    • Robbery
    • 600 block of Rosedale

    Date/Time Occurred:

    8/29/2010

    Specifics:

    ​On Sunday, two robbery incidents were reported in the Skinker-Debaliviere neighborhood.  Neither of these incidents occurred on University-owned or Quadrangle Housing properties.

    One incident occurred at about 10am near the Delmar Metro Stop in the 600 block of Rosedale.  A victim reported he was approached by three suspects.  One of the suspects hit the victim; a second suspect pushed the victim to the ground; and then the victim’s wallet and cell phone were taken.  The suspects then fled to the north.  The victim did not sustain serious injury.

    Suspect:

    Black male; 18-19 years of age;  5’7” in height; 140 pounds; dark complexion; short hair; black shorts; no shirt;
    Black male; 18-19 years of age; 5’7 in height; 115-120 pounds; short hair; dark complexion; wearing a white tank top;
    No description available for third suspect;

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.   Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    •Consider using the Campus2Home service.  For more info visit parking.wustl.edu and look under Transportation Services
    • Aug
      30
    • Robbery
    • 6000 block of Waterman

    Date/Time Occurred:

    8/29/2010

    Specifics:

    ​On Sunday, two robbery incidents were reported in the Skinker-Debaliviere neighborhood.  Neither of these incidents occurred on University-owned or Quadrangle Housing properties.

    The second incident occurred at about Midnight in the 6000 block of Waterman.  Two victims reported they were walking toward the rear of their apartment building when a suspect approached; displayed a handgun; and demanded money.  During the incident one of the victims moved toward the suspect and he fled the area.  As he was fleeing, the victims reported the suspect may have fired his gun.  They were not physically injured.

    Suspect:

    Black male; 5’8” in height; 140-160 pounds; dark complexion; wearing a black hoodie with white lettering.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.   Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    •Consider using the Campus2Home service.  For more info visit parking.wustl.edu and look under Transportation Services
    • Aug
      14
    • Robbery
    • Waterman at Rosedale

    Date/Time Occurred:

    8/13/2010 at about 10:35 PM

    Specifics:

    ​The victim exited her vehicle after parking and was walking in the 300 block of Rosedale.  She was approached by the suspect who displayed a handgun and demanded her tote bag.  The victim gave the suspect the tote bag and he fled on Rosedale.  The victim was not physically injured.  St. Louis Police are investigating.

    Suspect:

    Black male; age in the mid twenties; shoulder length dreadlocks; medium complexion; approximately 5'7 to 5'10 in height; wearing a red shirt and dark pants.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.   Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    • Jul
      9
    • Robbery
    • McPherson at Skinker

    Date/Time Occurred:

    7/9/2010 at about 03:30 PM

    Specifics:

    ​The victim, who is blind, exited a cab and was approached by a suspect who offered to assist him into a nearby apartment building with his groceries.  The suspect went to the apartment with the victim and the victim thought the suspect had left after helping him.  However the suspect then forcibly took the victim’s wallet from him and fled the scene.  No weapon was displayed or mentioned.  The victim was not physically injured. The victim is not affiliated with Washington University.  A witness provided a possible description, listed below, of the person who assisted with the groceries.

    Suspect:

    Black male; about 40 years old; 5'10" tall; dark complexion; wearing a ball cap and dark pants

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.  Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    ·Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    ·Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    ·Carry a whistle to summon help.
    ·Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    ·If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    ·Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    • Jun
      26
    • Robbery
    • Skinker at McPherson

    Date/Time Occurred:

    6/25/2010 at about 10:45 PM

    Specifics:

    ​The victim was walking south on the east sidewalk of Skinker when the suspects passed her walking in same direction.  The victim added the suspects suddenly turned around.  Suspect 2 punched the victim on the right side of her face and pushed her to the ground.  Suspect 2 then forcibly jerked the victim’s purse from her grasp.  The suspects then fled on foot, east on McPherson, out of sight.  The victim was not seriously injured.  The victim is not believed to be affiliated with Washington University.

    Suspect:

    Suspect 1:  B/M/17-21, 5’7”-5’9”, 170-185 lbs., heavy build, medium brown complexion, brown eyes, short black afro, wearing a white tank top and bluejeans, sustained a cigarette burn on his right shoulder
    Suspect 2:  B/M/17-21, 5’10”-6’0”, 150-160 lbs., medium build, medium brown complexion, brown eyes, short black afro, wearing a black short sleeve t-shirt and bluejeans

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the St. Louis Police at 9-1-1.   Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    • Apr
      8
    • Robbery
    • 700 block of Kingsland

    Date/Time Occurred:

    5/7/2010 at about 09:15 PM

    Specifics:

    ​At approximately 9:15pm on Friday night, a suspect approached a person walking in the 700 block of Kingsland and demanded money from the victim.  The suspect displayed a handgun.  The suspect was accompanied by two other suspects who stood nearby.  The victim was not physically injured.  The victim first noted the suspects following him from behind the 6600 block of Delmar.  Suspects fled to the northeast.

    Suspect:

    Black male; 5’8”-5’9” in height; short hair; no facial hair; wearing brown shorts and a black shirt.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City Police at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be alert to your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or an Emergency Telephone.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    •Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    •Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    •Carry a whistle to summon help.
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    • Dec
      20
    • 8:35pm
    • Burglary
    • 100 Acre Wood

    Specifics:

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    Issued: May 04, 2012