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Crime Alerts

November 14, 2020
Crime Alert-Criminal Activity
6000 Blk Waterman

Date/Time Occured

11/14/2020 at 3:50 PM

Specifics

Person Armed with a gun
At approximately 3:50 PM this afternoon, in the 6000 block of Waterman 2 WashU students reported 3 male subjects and 2 female subjects for knocking on their apartment door. One of the male subjects was armed with an assault rifle. The students called 911. A witness reported seeing all 5 subjects get into a blue sedan and leave the area. Subjects were gone upon arrival of WashU PD and St. Louis City PD officers.

Response

St. Louis City PD is investigating

Precautions

Report suspicious activity immediately to Police at 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency blue light 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 the person is a maintenance person, ask that identification be slipped under the door or through the mail slot. Call the employer to verify that maintenance work was scheduled to be performed. Refuse to deal with anyone who won’t comply with this request.

• 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.

• When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.

• Download the WashU Safe App

November 1, 2020
Security Memo-Burglary
7200 Block Forsyth

Date/Time Occured

11/01/2020 at 3:00 AM

Specifics

A student recently reported to WUPD that last week, she awoke in the middle of the night and discovered an unknown person inside her bedroom. When she confronted the person, he left the apartment and was last seen walking away.

Response

University City is investigating

Precautions

Report suspicious activity immediately to Police at 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency blue light 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 the person is a maintenance person, ask that identification be slipped under the door or through the mail slot. Call the employer to verify that maintenance work was scheduled to be performed. Refuse to deal with anyone who won’t comply with this request.
•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.
•When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.

September 6, 2020
Security Memo-Robbery
800 blk Leland

Date/Time Occured

09/06/2020 at 12:40 AM

Specifics

At approximately 12:40 am, a graduate student reported that he parked his car in the 800 block of Leeland Ave, near Vernon Ave. The student exited his vehicle and was approached by three subjects. One subject displayed a handgun while demanding his belongs. A second subject grabbed the student’s keys and then struck the student in the mouth. When the subject resisted, all three subjects ran off, dropping the student’s car keys.

Minor injuries were reported.

Response

University City is investigating

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
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 Metro’s public transportation system. For more information visit the Transportation Options page at transportation.wustl.edu.
Download the WashU Safe App.

July 24, 2020
Crime Alert-Robbery
600 block Westgate

Date/Time Occured

07/24/2020 at 12:27 AM

Specifics

At approximately 12:27 a.m., a Washington University student reported that he parked his car in a private driveway near the 600 block of Westgate Ave. The student was accompanied by a female roommate, not affiliated with the university. The student said that when he and his roommate exited his vehicle, they were approached by two male subjects wearing "Ski-masks". One of the subjects displayed a hand gun and demanded the student and his roommate's property. The student gave the subjects his car keys. The subjects got in the student's vehicle which contained the student's wallet. the two subjects then drove off in the student’s vehicle, last seen heading west on Delmar Ave.

No injuries were reported.

Response

University City is investigating

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
• 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 Metro’s public transportation system. For more information visit the Transportation Options page at transportation.wustl.edu.
• Download the WashU Safe App.

July 13, 2020
Security Memo-Criminal Activity
Near Campus

Date/Time Reported

07/13/2020 at 2:45 PM

Date/Time Occured

07/13/2020 at 12:00 AM

Synopsis

Several local police municipalities adjacent to the Danforth Campus have reported an increase in vehicle break-ins. In several of the vehicle break-ins, items of value were taken.

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, 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

Disposition

Pending

Report Number

20-07-13-030266

June 29, 2020
Crime Alert-Aggrevated Assault
Cabanne & Eastgate

Date/Time Occured

06/29/2020 at 7:30 PM

Specifics

At 7:30 pm, a silver car pulled up to the intersection of Cabanne Ave. and Eastgate Ave, near Eastgate Park. An occupant of the silver car then began shooting at another car parked in the area. The silver car then drove off in an unknown direction.
2 people sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Response

University City is investigating

Precautions

If you are able, run away from the shooting as quick as possible; leave your belongings behind and get away.
If you are unable to run away, take cover behind large items such as a car or a building.
Call 9-1-1 when you are safe.

June 13, 2020
Crime Alert-Robbery
700 blk Heman

Date/Time Occured

06/13/2020 at 7:40 PM

Specifics

At approximately 7:40 pm, a student reported that she parked her car behind her apartment in the 700 block of Heman Ave. The student said that while seated in her car, a female subject approached and asked to use the student’s phone. When the student denied the subject’s request, the female subject struck the student in the face one time. At this point a male subject approached and he and the female subject removed the student from her car. The female subject and the male subject got in the student’s car. A short time later two additional male subjects also got into the vehicle. All four subjects then drove off in the student’s vehicle, last seen heading south on Heman Ave.

No weapons were used.

Minor injuries were reported.

Response

University City is investigating

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
• 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 Metro’s public transportation system. For more information visit the Transportation Options page at transportation.wustl.edu.
• Download the Noonlight Safety App.

June 10, 2020
Robbery
700 blk Heman

Date/Time Occured

06/10/2020 at 10:15 PM

Specifics

At approximately 10:15 pm, a student reported that she parked her car in the 700 block of Heman Ave, near Clemens Ave. She exited her car and began walking to her apartment when she was approached by two subjects who demanded money. The student threw her keys on the ground and ran away. The 2 subjects grabbed her keys and drove off in her vehicle, last seen heading north on Leland Ave.
No weapons were used.
No injuries were reported.

Response

University City Police Department is investigating.

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
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 Metro’s public transportation system. For more information visit the Transportation Options page at transportation.wustl.edu.
Download the Noonlight Safety App.

February 28, 2020
Robbery
6100 Block Pershing

Date/Time Occured

02/28/2020 at 10:20 PM

Specifics

At approximately 10:20 pm, two students were standing near the street in the 6100 block of Pershing, near Rosedale Avenue. Two subjects approached the students displaying handguns and demanded the students’ property. The students gave the subjects their cell phones, wallets and car keys. One of the subjects then struck one of the students in the face, knocking him to the ground. Both subjects entered the student’s vehicle and drove off, last seen heading west on Pershing Ave.
One student reported minor injuries.

Suspect

Both subjects are described as males, wearing all dark clothing and masks.

Response

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating.

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
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.
Download the Noonlight Safety App.

February 9, 2020
Aggravated Assault
Delmar & Westgate

Date/Time Occured

02/09/2020 at 12:30 AM

Specifics

At approximately 12:30 a.m. an assault took place near Delmar and West Gate. The incident involved a male Washington University student. The student was walking west along the north side of Delmar when a male subject ran towards him and “slashed” him once with an unknown sharp object. The subject yelled something unintelligible during the attack and then continued to run east. The student received minor injuries.

Suspect

Suspect Description: Black male, approximately 20 years of age, 170 lbs, missing some front teeth, patchy beard and wearing a gray sweatshirt with drawstrings

Response

University City Police Department is investigating

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.
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.

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