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.

    • 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
  • There are no fire incidents to report.
    • Mar
      4
    • 06:16 AM
    • Accidental Injury
    • Danforth Campus

    Report Number:

    150043

    Occurred:

    3/4/2015 from 06:14 AM-06:15 AM

    Synopsis:

    Accidental injury.

    Disposition:

    Cleared
    • Mar
      2
    • 07:29 AM
    • Larceny
    • Olin

    Report Number:

    150042

    Occurred:

    3/2/2015 from 03:00 AM-07:25 AM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reports an unattended laptop left at a study desk was stolen.  Responding officers were able to locate the laptop thru location software.  Computer was recovered off-campus.  Investigation continues.

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Mar
      1
    • 06:25 PM
    • Leaving the Scene Accident
    • Parking Lot #20

    Report Number:

    150041

    Occurred:

    3/1/2015 from 04:45 PM-06:25 PM

    Synopsis:

    Vehicle struck while parked.

    Disposition:

    Pending

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Spring Break Road Trip Tips

Rotate drivers-keep everyone rested and alert.  Plan ahead-map out your route.  Take a printed copy of your directions in the event you lose cell phone reception.  Take an extra set of keys in the event your lose yours.

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