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.

    • Feb
      12
    • Burglaries
    • 6100 blk of Waterman

    Date/Time Occurred:

    2/11/2019 from 09:30 AM-09:40 AM

    Specifics:

    ​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.  

    Suspect:

    Response:

    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.
    • Feb
      7
    • Robbery
    • 6100 blkTrinity

    Date/Time Occurred:

    2/7/2019 at about 02:30 PM

    Specifics:

    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.   


    Suspect:

    Response:

    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.
    • Feb
      6
    • Robbery
    • Forest Park Parkway/Big Bend

    Date/Time Occurred:

    2/6/2019 from 06:55 AM-06:57 AM

    Specifics:

    ​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.


    Suspect:

    Response:

    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.

    Precautions:

    • 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
    • Feb
      4
    • 02:29 AM
    • Fire
    • Lofts

    Synopsis:

    ​Oven fire, extinguished with a fire extinguisher prior to fire department arrival.

    Disposition:

    Cleared

    Report Number:

    Occurred:

    02:29 AM
    • Feb
      18
    • 04:40 PM
    • Larceny
    • Mallinckrodt

    Report Number:

    190036

    Occurred:

    2/11/2019 from 08:05 PM-08:08 PM

    Synopsis:

    One employee of Subway stole from another.  Item recovered. 

    Disposition:

    Cleared
    • Feb
      14
    • 06:17 PM
    • Larceny
    • Eliot B

    Report Number:

    190037

    Occurred:

    2/4/2019 at 06:17 PM to 2/14/2019 at 06:00 PM

    Synopsis:

    Unsecured bicycle stolen.  Loss $425

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Feb
      11
    • 03:00 PM
    • Larceny
    • Village East

    Report Number:

    190033

    Occurred:

    1/19/2019 from 03:17 PM-05:00 PM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reported she believed her bicycle was stolen from a bike rack but wanted to check other areas to make sure she had not just parked it somewhere and forgot the location.  After several weeks, it was determined the bicycle could not be located.  Loss $260.

    Disposition:

    Pending

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