Safety Tips

Laptop Safety

Never leave your laptop computer, textbooks, cellular telephone, book bag, purse or other valuables unattended or out of your line of sight in dining areas, the library, common study areas, or outdoor spaces.

More info is available on the laptop security page.

    • 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
    • Nov
      17
    • Robbery
    • Big Bend at Maryland

    Date/Time Occurred:

    11/17/2013 at about 08:25 PM

    Specifics:

    Three victims reported they exited the Metro Station at the northwest corner of Big Bend and Forest Park Parkway at about 8:25pm on Sunday night.  As they exited, they observed two suspects loitering near the Metro entrance.  The victims walked on the west side of Big Bend to the south.  Near Maryland they were approached by the suspects.  One suspect stated he had a weapon but no weapon was ever displayed.  The victims were told to put their cash on the sidewalk and they complied.  The suspects then took the cash and ran to the north back towards the Metro Station.  The victims were not physically touched or injured during the incident.  University City Police are investigating.

    Suspect:

    Suspect #1:  Black male; late teens to early 20’s; 5’9” in height; thin build; dark complexion; wearing a green hoodie
    Suspect #2:  Black male; late teens to early 20’s; 5’10”-5’11” in height; average build; possible facial hair and possible gray shirt

    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:

    •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.
    • 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
    • Nov
      8
    • Robbery
    • 7200 Block Forsyth

    Date/Time Occurred:

    11/7/2013 at about 11:15 PM

    Specifics:

    A woman reports she was sitting in her vehicle in the 7200 block of Forsyth waiting for her daughter when a subject opened the passenger door of the car; displayed a handgun;  and demanded money.  The suspect took some cash and then fled in an unknown direction.  The victim was not physically injured.  University City Police are investigating.

     

    Suspect:

    Black male, approximately 40 years of age; slender build; wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt

    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 which runs from 6pm-4am.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Sep
      17
    • 02:24 AM
    • Fire
    • Millbrook #4

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reported a small fire was contained to the oven when food was forgotten in the broiler.  A fire extinguisher was used by the reporting party prior to arrival.​

    Disposition:

    Cleared

    Report Number:

    Occurred:

    02:24 AM
    • Apr
      20
    • 02:57 PM
    • Larceny
    • Olin Library (Whispers Cafe)

    Report Number:

    140099

    Occurred:

    4/15/2014 from 01:00 AM-01:20 AM

    Synopsis:

    Student reported her unattended wallet was stolen from Whispers Cafe.  Loss value: $144

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Apr
      17
    • 07:30 PM
    • Larceny
    • Eliot Hall

    Report Number:

    140098

    Occurred:

    4/16/2014 at 08:00 PM to 4/17/2014 at 07:00 PM

    Synopsis:

    Students reported books missing from their residence.  Loss $307

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Apr
      17
    • 05:15 PM
    • Trespassing
    • January Hall

    Report Number:

    140097

    Occurred:

    4/17/2014 from 05:10 PM-05:20 PM

    Synopsis:

    Subject with a previous trespass warning was reported in the building.  Subject arrested.

    Disposition:

    Cleared by arrest