Washington University Police Department
on campus, call: 935-5555;
off campus in an emergency dial 911
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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.
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.
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Secure your personal property and don't leave your items unattended. Help the Washington University community be proactive against theft. If you see something suspicious, say something, contact WUPD at 935.5555.
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.