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Crime Alerts

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.

February 1, 2020
Robbery-Cleared by arrest
Dartford at North Seminary Terrace

Date/Time Occured

02/01/2020 at 6:50 PM

Specifics

At approximately 6:50 p.m. there was a robbery near Dartford St. and North Seminary Terrace.
The incident involved a male Washington University student. The student was walking towards campus when two male subjects approached him and struck him in the head with a glass bottle. The student fell to the ground and one subject displayed a handgun and demanded the student's personal property. The subjects took the student's property and ran from the scene. The student received minor injuries.

Response

The Clayton Police Department is actively investigating the incident.

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.

January 29, 2020
Security Memo-Robbery
400 block Kingsland

Date/Time Occured

01/29/2020 at 8:00 PM

Specifics

At approximately 8:00 p.m., a graduate student was walking in the 400 block of Kingsland Ave., between Waterman Ave and Kingsbury Blvd, when two subjects approached him from behind. One subject displayed a handgun and demanded the student’s property. The subject took his backpack and both subjects ran south on Kingsland Ave.

No injuries were reported

Response

University City 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.
Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark. Choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
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.
Carry a whistle to summon help.
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.

December 7, 2019
Crime Alert-Robbery
700 block Westgate

Date/Time Occured

12/07/2019 at 12:24 AM

Specifics

At approximately 12:24 am there were two robberies in close proximity to each other in the 700 block of Westgate.

The first robbery involved a female Washington University student. The students was walking south on Westgate when a male subject approached her and pushed her to the ground. The subject pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded her personal property. The subject took the student’s property.

The second robbery took place at or near the same location. As the first robbery was taking place, a second female Washington University student was walking in the opposite direction when a second subject approached her. The subject appeared to be armed with a rifle and demanded the student’s property. The subject took the victims property.

Both subjects then got into a dark colored vehicle parked nearby and drove away from the area.

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.
• Download the Noonlight Safety App.

November 22, 2019
Crime Alert-Criminal Activity
6200 Block Clemens

Date/Time Occured

11/22/2019 at 10:00 PM

Specifics

At approximately 10 pm on Friday, November 22, 3 graduate students were walking in the 6200 block of Clemens, near Kingsland Ave. As they were walking, a person across the street yelled at them demanding their property. The students began walking away from the person when they heard a single gunshot. The students then ran away.

The incident was reported to the University City Police. Police conducted a search of the area and determined that the person had left the area.

No injuries were reported.

Response

University City 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.
• Call WUPD at 314-935-5555 to request an escort. Escorts are available both on and off campus,
• Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
• Always 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 Washington University Police Department.

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.

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