- 6100 blk of Waterman
2/11/2019 from 09:30 AM-09:40 AM
At approximately 9:30 a.m., a subject broke out a window of a rear door to an apartment in the 6100 block of Waterman Blvd., near the intersection of Rosedale Ave. The subject entered the apartment and immediately fled when he encountered a person inside.
At approximately 9:40 a.m., a subject broke out a window of a rear door to another apartment in the 6100 block of Waterman Blvd., near the intersection of Skinker Ave. The subject entered the apartment and immediately fled when he encountered a person inside.
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.
- 6100 blkTrinity
2/7/2019 at about 02:30 PM
At approximately 2:30 p.m., a student was walking in the 6100 block of Trinity, near the intersection of Kingsbury, when 2 subjects approached him. One of the subjects punched the student in the face, causing him to fall to the ground. The subject demanded the student's cell phone and pin number. The student gave the subject his phone and pin number. Both subjects then ran off, heading south on Trinity.
Investigation revealed that both subjects entered the Metrolink station at Forest Park Parkway and Big Bend and immediately left the area via a metro train.
Subject #1: Black male, approximately 20 years old, 5'10", slim build, short "twisties" hairstyle, wearing a brown jacket with a hood, black jogging pants with a gray stripe, white socks and black shoes.
Subject #2: Black male, approximately 20 years old, 5'9"-5'11", slim build, wearing a red sock cap with an emblem on the front, dark colored North Face jacket with a hood, black jogging pants and black shoes with thick white soles.
UPDATE: University City PD made notifications that both suspect have been arrested and charges were issued.
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 as you park your vehicle. Try to avoid parking in dark or vacant areas. Be extra cautious if someone approaches you or your vehicle.
Look around before exiting your vehicle and stay 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.
- Forest Park Parkway/Big Bend
2/6/2019 from 06:55 AM-06:57 AM
At approximately 6:55 a.m., a person called 911 and reported that she was being followed by a subject from the MetroLink station at Big Bend and Forest Park Parkway. As local Police were responding to the area, WUPD was notified that the person who called Police, was now located at the Knight Center. The person reported that the subject followed her from the MetroLink station, assaulted her and stole her cell phone, then left in an unknown direction.
During the initial investigation, WUPD was unable to determine if the subject had fled from campus. At this time a WashU Alert was sent to all members of the Danforth Campus, informing them of the incident and that campus buildings would remain locked.
A short time later, WUPD determined that the subject had boarded a train at the Big Bend MetroLink Station, leaving the area. An "All Clear" message was sent to all members of the Danforth Campus.
Officers from WUPD and University City are assisting St. Louis County Police Metro Unit in their investigation.
UPDATE: Later on the same day of the incident, St. Louis County Police notified WUPD that the suspect had been arrested and a warrant was obtained on the subject.