Commendations and Complaints

We welcome communications regarding the performance of our personnel, including incidents of bias. Please submit a formal commendation or complaint with WUPD.

Students, faculty, staff and community members who have experienced or witnessed incidents of bias, prejudice or discrimination involving a student can use the Bias Report and Support System form to report their experiences to the university’s BRSS team.

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.

    • May
      3
    • Assault-Suspect Arrested
    • 6600 blk Delmar

    Date/Time Occurred:

    5/3/2019 at about 04:45 PM

    Specifics:

    ​SUSPECT ARRESTED

    At approximately 4:45 p.m., a student was sitting at an outside table at a restaurant in the 6600 block of Delmar Blvd. A subject approached the person and pushed and punched the student. The subject then struck another student with a hammer. Another person attempted to intervene and was also struck by the subject with a hammer.
    The subject then left the restaurant, entered a vehicle and drove away. The vehicle was last seen traveling east on Delmar. The vehicle is described as a black Jeep Patriot SUV bearing Missouri License plate BA9-K3A.

    Suspect:

    The subject is described as a heavy-set black male, wearing black shoes, black pants, and a black Nike sweatshirt with grey sleeves with a large white Nike swoosh on the front. He was wearing a black backpack

    Response:

    The University City Police Department is investigating and asks anyone with information about the incident to call 314-725-2211, ext. 8010, or Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS

    Precautions:

    Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, call for assistance.
    If you observe the vehicle, do not approach. Stay in a safe space and call 911 immediately.
    • Mar
      11
    • Attempted Armed Robbery
    • 6300 blk McPherson

    Date/Time Occurred:

    3/10/2019 at about 11:15 PM

    Specifics:

    At approximately 11:15 p.m., WUPD officers and the University City Police responded to the 6300 block of McPherson in regards to an attempted armed robbery. A Washington University faculty member and his wife reported that they were walking on McPherson when a male subject walked past them, suddenly turned around and displayed a handgun. The subject demanded property from the victims. When the victims informed the subject they had no valuables, the subject ran from the area.

    No injuries were reported.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    The University City Police Department is investigating.

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service or Metro’s public transportation system. For more information visit the Transportation Options page at transportation.wustl.edu.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Download the Noonlight Safety App.
    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 you or 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.
    • Feb
      21
    • Burglaries
    • 6600 block Westminister

    Date/Time Occurred:

    2/20/2019 at about 03:30 PM

    Specifics:

    At approximately 3:30 p.m., a subject forced open the rear door of an apartment where Washington University students reside in the 6000 block of Westminster Blvd., near the intersection of Rosedale Ave. The subject entered the apartment and immediately fled when he encountered a person inside the apartment. The incident was reported to St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

    Between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. a subject broke a window of a basement door of another apartment with student residents in the 6000 block of Westminster Blvd. The subject entered the unoccupied apartment and stole a small amount of money.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating

    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 you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN! Immediately call the police.
    When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.
    • Mar
      2
    • 03:00 PM
    • Fire
    • 6266 Cates

    Synopsis:

    ​Fire reported at a multi unit apartment building.  No injuries.  Building is uninhabitable.  Pending loss determination.

    Disposition:

    Cleared

    Report Number:

    Occurred:

    03:00 PM
    • Oct
      25
    • 01:34 AM
    • Fire
    • Small Group 3 Village House

    Synopsis:

    ​Small fire reported coming from the back of the deep fryer.  Investigation revealed a gas connection problem.  No damage reported

    Disposition:

    Cleared

    Report Number:

    Occurred:

    01:34 AM
    • Aug
      26
    • 05:57 PM
    • Fire
    • 6265 Clemens

    Synopsis:

    ​Oil fire from overheating while cooking.  Damage to stove and back splash.  Loss $ pending.

    Disposition:

    Cleared

    Report Number:

    Occurred:

    05:57 PM
    • May
      6
    • 11:08 PM
    • Assault 3rd
    • Forsyth @ Big Bend

    Report Number:

    190100

    Occurred:

    5/6/2019 from 11:08 PM-11:53 PM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reports disturbance.

    Disposition:

    Cleared by arrest
    • May
      6
    • 07:59 PM
    • Larceny
    • Swamp Field

    Report Number:

    190099

    Occurred:

    5/6/2019 from 07:03 PM-07:45 PM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reports his wallet and cell phone stolen while unattended on Swamp Field.  Loss $640

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • May
      6
    • 11:51 AM
    • Larceny
    • Millbrook 3

    Report Number:

    190098

    Occurred:

    5/1/2019 at 09:28 PM to 5/6/2019 at 11:30 AM

    Synopsis:

    Bike stolen from the rack on the west side of Millbrook #3.  Loss $65

    Disposition:

    Pending

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