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Crime Alerts

June 29, 2022
Security Memo-Robbery
6100 blk McPherson

Date/Time Occured

06/29/2022 at 9:15 PM

Specifics

At around 9:15pm on 06/29/2022, there was a “strong-arm” robbery outside a restaurant in the 6100 block of McPherson. A female store employee had just closed the business and was walking to her car when a female subject approached her. The female subject said something unintelligible to the employee. When the employee did not respond, the subject began to physically assault the employee while trying to take the employee’s purse. As the two were struggling, a male subject, approached and took the employee’s purse. Both the male and female subjects got into a vehicle parked nearby and fled the scene, driving east on McPherson. No weapons were displayed.

The victim described the first subject as a heavy-set 5’7” female, estimated to be in her mid-30s with a gap between her front teeth. The female subject was wearing a blue scarf around her head and a blue and white shirt. The second subject was described by the victim as a male in his 40s wearing a blue t-shirt.

The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene and released by emergency medical services.

Response

St. Louis Metro Police Department is investigating

Precautions

Be alert to your surroundings.
• Report suspicious persons or activity to the Police.
• 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.
• Be extra cautious if someone approaches you or your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
• Download the WashUSafe App.

June 29, 2022
Security Memo-Criminal Activity
6200 blk Delmar

Date/Time Occured

06/29/2022 at 8:22 AM

Specifics

On 06/29/2022 at 8:22am, it was reported to WUPD that four male subjects were possibly trying to break into vehicles parked on a private parking lot in the 6200 block of Delmar. When officers arrived on scene, the subjects had already fled the area and the officers found that three vehicles had been broken into and wallets had been removed. It was later determined that the subjects arrived in a blue BMW SUV and left in the same vehicle.

WUPD is assisting the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department in their investigation into this incident. WUPD will be conducting increased patrols in the area.

Local police municipalities have recently reported an increase in motor vehicle break-ins across the St. Louis region.

Response

WUPD is assisting the St. Louis City Police Department in this investigation.

Precautions

Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to Police at 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency telephone.
• If you hear a vehicle alarm, contact Police immediately.
• Do not leave expensive property such as laptops, CD’s, purses/wallets, radar detectors, cellular telephones and portable stereos in plain view in your vehicle. Lock them in your trunk or take them with you.
• Park in a well-lit area or as close to a light as possible.
• Lock your vehicle

June 23, 2022
Security Memo-Motor Vehicle Theft
6200 blk Clemens

Date/Time Occured

06/23/2022 at 9:12 PM

Specifics

On 06/23/2022 at 9:12pm, a student reported to WUPD that at 2:00pm they had parked and secured their 2018 Kia Sportage on the 6200 block of Clemens Ave. near the Limit Ave. intersection. Upon returning at 8:00pm the student observed glass on the ground and their vehicle gone. The student immediately reported the incident to University City PD and later reported the incident to WUPD.

Within the last two weeks another student also reported to University City PD that their Kia brand vehicle was stolen from the 6200 block of Enright.

University City is investigating these incidents. WUPD will be conducting increased patrols in the area.

Local police municipalities have recently reported an increase in motor vehicle thefts of Kia and Hyundai brand vehicles.

Response

University City is investigating

Precautions

Report suspicious activity immediately to Police at 911 or go to the nearest emergency blue light telephone.
• If you hear a vehicle alarm, contact Police immediately.
• Do not leave expensive property such as laptops, CD’s, purses, radar detectors, cellular telephones and portable
stereos in plain view in your vehicle. Lock them in your trunk or take them with you.
• Do not leave loose change visible.
• Park in a well-lit area or as close to a light as possible.
• Lock your vehicle.
• Consider purchasing an anti-theft device for your vehicle.

June 17, 2022
Security Memo-Criminal Activity
700 blk Leland

Date/Time Occured

06/17/2022 at 10:55 PM

Specifics

On 06/17/2022 at 10:55pm, a student living in a private apartment in the 700 block of Leland Ave., heard someone enter their apartment. The student called out to see who was there. When there was no response, the student went to investigate. The subject left the apartment and ran from the area. Nothing was taken.

University City and WUPD officers responded to the scene. It was determined that the subject entered the apartment through an unlocked door.

WUPD will be conducting increased patrols in the area.

Precautions

Report suspicious activity immediately to Police at 911 or go to the nearest emergency blue light telephone.
• Lock your door, even when you are at home.
• Lock the windows to your apartment when closed, even if you are home. Close and lock windows when you leave your apartment.
• Remove objects such as coolers, chairs and small tables from outside your apartment. These objects may assist someone to easily access windows.
• 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 or you can confirm that the person should be in the building.
• If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN! Go to a telephone and call the Police.
• If you have security or safety concerns about your apartment or building facilities, discuss this information with your landlord.
• Consider installing a personal surveillance monitoring device on the entrance to your apartment.
• When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.

May 8, 2022
Security Memo
800 blk Skinker

Date/Time Occured

05/08/2022 at 9:00 PM

Specifics

At around 9p.m. on 05/08/2022, there was a robbery at a restaurant the 800 block of Skinker Blvd. A subject, carrying scissors, entered the establishment and took cash out of the register. The subject left the store, unknown direction of travel.

There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

Response

University City is investigating

Precautions

Be alert to your surroundings.
• Report suspicious persons or activity to the Police.
• If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.
• Be extra cautious if someone approaches you or your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
• Download the WashUSafe App.

April 11, 2022
Security Memo-Criminal Activity
6100 blk Waterman

Date/Time Occured

04/11/2022 at 1:20 AM

Specifics

This morning, around 1:20 am, a person unaffiliated with the university was sitting on the patio of a private apartment in the 6100 block of Waterman when the person observed two male subjects looking into his vehicle. The person verbally challenged the suspects; at which time they began shooting at him. The person stated that he fired a round from his own pistol in self-defense, which caused the suspects to enter two vehicles and flee the alley at a high rate of speed. As the vehicles sped away, it was reported that they were still firing numerous shots. During the exchange of gunfire, a round apparently “ricocheted” and went through the rear screen and glass door of an apartment of two students in the 6100 block of Pershing Ave.

No one was injured as a result of this incident.

Response

The St. Louis City Police Department is investigating. The Washington University Police Department is assisting in the investigation.

Precautions

Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to Police at 9-1-1 or WUPD at 314-935-5555.
• If you hear a vehicle alarm, contact Police immediately.
• If you see someone attempting to steal your vehicle, do not confront them.
• Do not leave expensive property such as laptops, CD’s, purses, radar detectors, cellular telephones and portable stereos in plain view in your vehicle. Lock them in your trunk or take them with you.
• Lock your vehicle.
• Park in a well-lit area or as close to a light as possible.
• Consider using Metro’s public transportation system or using the WashU Campus Shuttle system if appropriate. For more information visit the Transportation Options page at transportation.wustl.edu.
• Download the WashUSafe App.

March 15, 2022
Crime Alert
Off-Campus

Date/Time Occured

03/15/2022 at 1:00 AM

Specifics

The Washington University Police Department is issuing a Crime Alert due to a pattern of recent burglaries at off-campus, private apartments over the past week. All reported burglaries involved unlocked or improperly functioning windows.

Most recently, three students reported that between 03/07/22 and 03/15/22, their private apartment in the 6000 block of Pershing Ave., had been burglarized. The students indicated the incident had occurred while they were away on vacation. It appears that entry was gained through an unsecured bathroom window. Several personal effects and other miscellaneous items were taken.

Response

The St. Louis City Police Department is investigating.

Precautions

Report suspicious activity immediately to Police at 911 or go to the nearest emergency blue light telephone.
• Lock your door, even when you are at home.
• Lock the windows to your apartment when closed, even if you are home. Close and lock windows when you leave your apartment.
• Remove objects such as coolers, chairs and small tables from outside your apartment. These objects may assist someone to easily access windows.
• 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 or you can confirm that the person should be in the building.
• If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN! Go to a telephone and call the Police.
• If you have security or safety concerns about your apartment or building facilities, discuss this information with your landlord.
• Consider installing a personal surveillance monitoring device on the entrance to your apartment.
• When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.

March 12, 2022
Security Memo-Burglary
6000 blk Waterman

Date/Time Occured

03/12/2022 at 7:30 PM

Specifics

Around 7:30pm this evening, a student living in a private apartment in the 6000 block of Waterman came home and was parking his vehicle behind his apartment when he observed a male subject climbing out of the 1st floor window of his apartment. The student confronted the subject and the subject ran from the scene. The student later recovered two book bags, but two watches that were taken. The subject was seen driving away from the area in a vehicle that was parked in the 6000 block of McPherson.

It appears the subject entered and exited the apartment through an improperly functioning window.

Response

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating. The Washington University Police Department is assisting in the investigation.

Precautions

Report suspicious activity immediately to Police at 911 or go to the nearest emergency blue light telephone.
• Lock your door, even when you are at home.
• Lock the windows to your apartment when closed, even if you are home. Close and lock windows when you leave your apartment.
• Remove objects such as coolers, chairs and small tables from outside your apartment. These objects may assist someone to easily access windows.
• 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 or you can confirm that the person should be in the building.
• If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN! Go to a telephone and call the Police.
• If you have security or safety concerns about your apartment or building facilities, discuss this information with your landlord.
Consider installing a personal surveillance monitoring device on the entrance to your apartment.
• When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.

March 9, 2022
Security Memo-Burglary
6600 blk Kingsbury

Date/Time Occured

03/09/2022 at 10:10 PM

Specifics

A student and his roommate, an alumnus of the university, reported that at or about 10:10 pm on 03/09/2022, their private apartment in the 6600 block of Kingsbury Blvd. was burglarized. The roommate reported being in the apartment when he thought he heard someone moving around in the student's bedroom. The roommate never saw the person who made the noise. The student returned to the apartment a short time later and observed that someone had entered and exited his bedroom through an unsecure, ground floor window. Upon checking his room, the student discovered that a pair of shoes and jewelry was taken.

Response

University City is investigating

Precautions

Report suspicious activity immediately to Police at 911 or go to the nearest emergency blue light telephone.
• Lock your door, even when you are at home.
• Lock the windows to your apartment when closed, even if you are home. Close and lock windows when you leave your apartment.
• Remove objects such as coolers, chairs and small tables from outside your apartment. These objects may assist someone to easily access windows.
• 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 or you can confirm that the person should be in the building.
• If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN! Go to a telephone and call the Police.
• If you have security or safety concerns about your apartment or building facilities, discuss this information with your landlord.
• Consider installing a personal surveillance monitoring device on the entrance to your apartment.
• When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.

February 28, 2022
Security Memo
6100 Bk Delmar

Date/Time Occured

02/28/2022 at 12:15 AM

Specifics

UPDATE- UPDATE- UPDATE

It appears that there was an altercation between unknown subjects outside of an establishment in the 6100 block of Delmar that resulted in numerous shots being fired.
The on-site investigation has been completed by St. Louis Metro Police Department. It is unclear if there were any injuries. There does not appear to be any WashU involvement in the incident.
WUPD officers will remain in the area to assist any community members. For any assistance, call WUPD Dispatch at 314-935-5555.

ORIGINAL MESSAGE:
At approximately 12:15 am, there was a report of numerous "shots fired" outside of an establishment in the 6100 block of Delmar.
The St. Louis Metro Police are investigating this incident.
Please avoid the area due to the ongoing police investigation.

Precautions

Avoid the area at this time
Contact WUPD if you witnessed the incident or discover any damage

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