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.

    • 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
    • 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
    • Aug
      31
    • 01:58 PM
    • Informational Report
    • Parking Lot #4

    Report Number:

    140211

    Occurred:

    8/31/2014 at about 01:55 PM

    Synopsis:

    Officers responded to a verbal disturbance over a civil matter regarding a vehicle delivery.

    Disposition:

    Cleared
    • Aug
      30
    • 04:15 PM
    • Larceny
    • Olin

    Report Number:

    140212

    Occurred:

    8/29/2014 at 08:30 PM to 8/30/2014 at 02:00 PM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reports his left his laptop in the library overnight and it was missing when he returned.  Loss $1300.00

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Aug
      30
    • 12:09 AM
    • Larceny
    • Nemerov

    Report Number:

    140210

    Occurred:

    8/29/2014 at 09:00 PM to 8/30/2014 at 11:30 AM

    Synopsis:

    Student reported bike stolen but later found it parked at another bike rack.

    Disposition:

    Unfounded