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October 11, 2019
Larceny
Hall Circle

Date/Time Reported

10/11/2019 at 8:48 AM

Date/Time Occured

10/11/2019 at 4:31 AM to 10/11/2019 at 4:32 AM

Synopsis

Complainant reports her vehicle ransacked with personal items stolen. Loss $15

Disposition

Pending

Report Number

190184

October 1, 2019
Larceny
College Hall

Date/Time Reported

10/02/2019 at 6:20 PM

Date/Time Occured

10/01/2019 at 6:30 PM to 10/02/2019 at 6:20 PM

Synopsis

Complainant reports the theft of an unsecured bicycle. Loss $225

Disposition

Pending

Report Number

190179

September 23, 2019
Larceny
Umrath House

Date/Time Reported

09/23/2019 at 5:20 PM

Date/Time Occured

09/23/2019 at 5:00 PM to 09/23/2019 at 5:15 PM

Synopsis

Complainant reports the theft of a prize wheel. Loss $150

Disposition

Recovered, Cleared referred to JA

Report Number

190174

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September 18, 2019
Security Memo-Carjacking
5900 block Delmar

Date/Time Occured

09/18/2019 at 12:00 AM

Specifics

At approximately 12 a.m. on September 18, two non-Washington University-affiliated people had just parked their car in the rear of an apartment building in the 5900 block of Delmar, near Hamilton Ave. As they exited their vehicle, three subjects wearing surgical masks approached them, displayed a handgun, and demanded their property. The subjects then entered the person's car and drove away, last seen heading north on Hamilton Ave.
The incident was reported to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD).
At 12:30 a.m., the roommate of one of the victims in this incident, who is a Washington University graduate student, contacted WUPD and reported that her car key had been in her roommate's purse, which was stolen during the carjacking. When WUPD officers arrived to assist the student, it was discovered that her vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot. SLMPD determined that the subjects had stolen the vehicle shortly after the carjacking, and had left the area.
No injuries were reported.


Response

Note: This incident occurred outside of the Washington University Police Department (WUPD) patrol zone, which is our standard parameter for distributing crime-related notifications. Because of recent criminal activity in the area, and because it involves a Washington University graduate student, we are sending this Security Memo out of an abundance of caution, to keep our community informed. You can view the WUPD patrol zone on the WUPD website.

Precautions

• Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark. Choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
• 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.

September 7, 2019
Crime Alert-Robberies
Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood

Date/Time Occured

09/07/2019 at 11:35 PM

Specifics

At approximately 11:35 p.m., there were three robberies in a short length of time and in close proximity to each other in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood. These incidents are similar in nature to an incident that occurred at 2 a.m. on September 6 involving a Washington University student. In that incident, the student was approached by two male subjects who displayed a handgun, punched the student, and took his personal property before leaving the scene in a vehicle.
The first robbery on September 7 involved two Washington University students. The students were walking near Westminster Place and Laurel when two male subjects approached them. The subjects displayed a handgun and took the students’ personal property. The subjects then fled to a nearby parked vehicle and drove away from the area.
The second robbery took place in the 5800 block of Pershing. The subjects’ actions were similar to those of the first robbery, however, the victim was not affiliated with Washington University.
The third robbery took place in the 6000 block of Pershing. Two subjects approached a Washington University graduate student who was seated in his vehicle with the car window open. One of the subjects punched the student through the window, opened the door of the vehicle and took the student’s personal property. The subjects then fled to a nearby parked vehicle and drove away from the area.

Response

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is actively investigating all four incidents. WUPD has increased patrols with additional officers in the neighborhood to provide safety escorts for students walking to their apartments after parking their cars.

Precautions

• Be alert to your surroundings. Do not sit in your car to text or use electronic devices, and be observant while walking. 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.
• Download the Noonlight Safety App and activate before leaving your vehicle and while walking to your destination. This will allow you to immediately notify law enforcement and provide your exact location if needed.
• Carry a whistle to summon help.
• 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.
• Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service or Metro’s public transportation system. For more information visit the Transportation Options page at transportation.wustl.edu.

September 6, 2019
Security Memo-Armed Robbery
6000 block Westminister

Date/Time Occured

09/06/2019 at 2:00 AM

Specifics

At approximately 2:00 a.m. a student had just arrived home at his apartment in the 6000 block of Westminster Place when two male subjects approached him. One of the subjects displayed a handgun and the subjects “patted” the student down and took his personal property. The subjects then punched the student and later fled to a nearby parked vehicle. The subjects were last seen driving south on Des Peres Blvd.

Response

The St. Louis Metropolitan 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.

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March 2, 2019
Fire
6266 Cates

Date/Time Occured

03/02/2019 at 3:00 PM

Synopsis

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

Disposition

Cleared

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