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Crime Alerts

December 17, 2021
Security Memo-Burglary
6100 blk Waterman

Date/Time Occured

12/17/2021 at 6:40 AM

Specifics

A student reported that he left his private apartment in the 6100 block of Waterman Blvd at 10:30 pm on 12/16/2021. The student indicated that when he left, he left the front door unlocked. The students’ two roommates, both students as well, remained inside the apartment. When the student returned to the apartment at 10:00 am on 12/17/2021, he discovered that his backpack was missing. The bag contained the student’s laptop and iPad. The two students who were home at the time of the incident did not report seeing or hearing anything unusual.

The students did have a video system set up at the apartment. Early this morning, an unknown male subject was observed entering the unlocked front door and exiting through the same door wearing a backpack.

Response

St. Louis Metro 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.

December 14, 2021
Security Memo
6000 blk Washington Ave

Date/Time Occured

12/14/2021 at 7:35 PM

Specifics

Two students reported that at 11:00am on 12/14/2021, they left their private apartment in the 6000 block of Washington Blvd. When they returned to their apartment at 12:50 am on 12/15/2021, they discovered that someone had entered their apartment. Upon checking the apartment, the students discovered that several pairs of shoes, an iPad, debit cards and US currency was taken. There were no obvious signs of forced entry. It is unclear at this time how the subject gained access to the apartment.

The students did have a video system set up in their apartment and an unknown subject was observed walking around inside the residence earlier in the evening.

Response

St. Louis Metro 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

November 27, 2021
Security Memo-Robbery
700 blk Eastgate

Date/Time Occured

11/27/2021 at 7:10 PM

Specifics

At approximately 7:10 pm, a student reported that he parked his car in the 700 block of Eastgate Ave. The student and his passenger (also a student) exited the vehicle. The passenger indicated that they saw 4 male subjects in the parking lot when they got out of the car. The two students started to walk south along Eastgate when they heard someone call out to them from behind. When the students stopped, they were approached by the four subjects from the parking lot. One of the subjects produced a handgun and demanded the student driver’s car keys. The student gave up his keys and the subjects ran north to where the car was parked. The subjects took the vehicle and drove away from the area in an unknown direction.

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

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 Safety App.

November 17, 2021
Security Memo-Burglary
6100 blk Waterman

Date/Time Occured

11/17/2021 at 8:00 PM

Specifics

Two students reported that at 8pm, they left their private apartment in the 6100 block of Waterman Blvd., near Skinker Blvd. When they returned to their apartment at 10pm, they discovered the front door was open. Upon checking the apartment, the students discovered that a television, textbooks, electronic gaming system and personal items were missing from one of their bedrooms. Further inspection of the apartment revealed that an unidentified person stood on a chair and opened an unlocked window to make entry into the apartment.

Response

St. Louis Metro 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.

November 17, 2021
Crime Alert-Burglary
Off-Campus Burglaries

Date/Time Occured

11/17/2021 at 3:00 AM

Specifics

Alert Regarding Recent Off-Campus Burglaries
Over the past eight weeks, WUPD has learned of several burglaries in off-campus apartments rented by WashU students. In almost all of these cases, access was initially gained through ground floor apartment windows or doors by standing on chairs or nearby objects. Most of the windows or doors were unlocked, including apartments on the upper levels of the buildings.
This morning, WUPD learned that three apartments in the same building in the 6600 block of Washington Ave. were broken into between 3:00a.m.-8:00 a.m. while the occupants were sleeping It appears that an unidentified person stood on a chair, removed a screen and forced the window open of an apartment on the ground floor of the building. Once inside the first apartment, the person entered two other apartments, which were unlocked. The person took several gaming consoles and a television. University City PD is investigating, with the assistance of WUPD.
WUPD sent Security Memos out to the Danforth Campus after receiving the prior reports and is now issuing a Crime Alert following this morning’s report to increase awareness of these incidents and remind our community members of additional safety precautions that can be taken. WUPD has increased its neighborhood security patrol services as well.

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.
• 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 buildlng.
• 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

November 3, 2021
Security Memo-Robbery
Skinker @ Washington

Date/Time Occured

11/03/2021 at 2:14 PM

Specifics

At 9:00pm on 11-03-2021, WUPD was alerted to an incident that had occurred earlier in the day.

A student reported that he was walking south on Skinker Blvd near Washington St. when he was approached by three subjects. As the subjects walked past the student, one of the subjects grabbed a bag containing personal items from the student’s hand. All three subjects then ran north on Skinker into an alley.
The subjects did not say anything to the student. The subjects did not display or infer they had a weapon. The student was not injured as a result of this encounter.
A review of surveillance cameras in the area revealed that two of the subjects had no distinguishing or identifiable characteristics but the third subject wore a dark hoodie with the words “REACH FOR THE STARS” written on the back.

Response

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

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 WashUSafe App.

October 26, 2021
Security Memo-Burglary
6600 blk Kingsbury

Date/Time Occured

10/26/2021 at 5:00 AM

Specifics

Four students reported that at or about 4:50 am, they were sleeping in their apartment in the 6600 Block of Kingsbury when they heard “rattling noises”. A short time later, one of the students saw their bedroom door open and shut. It was later discovered that an unidentified person had entered the apartment and took a television and electronic gaming system from the living room area. It is believed that the subject may have entered through an unlocked bathroom window.

Additionally, another student living in a different apartment in the 6600 Block of Kingsbury, reported that his roommate was awakened by a noise around 5:00 am. When the students got up a short time later, they discovered that a television and laptop computer were missing. It is believed that the subject may have entered through an unlocked back door.

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.
• 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 26, 2021
Security Memo-Burglary
7200 blk Forsyth

Date/Time Occured

09/26/2021 at 3:15 PM

Specifics

A student reported that at 3:15am, they was sleeping in her apartment in the 7200 block of Forsyth, near Manhattan Ave. The student woke up when the lights in their room turned on and then immediately turned off. The student walked into the kitchen and found a person standing in the kitchen, looking inside the refrigerator. The person then immediately fled out the back door.

The University City Police Department reported that they tentatively identified and arrested the person who they believe was inside the apartment.

Response

The University City Police Department continues their 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.
• 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 25, 2021
Security Memo-Burglary
6100 blk Waterman

Date/Time Occured

09/25/2021 at 7:00 PM

Specifics

A student reported that at 7pm, they left their apartment in the 6100 block of Waterman Blvd., near Rosedale Ave. When they returned to their apartment at 10pm, they discovered a window had been broken out. Upon checking the apartment, the student discovered that a television and electronic gaming system were missing from the family room area.

Additionally, another student reported that at 8:15 pm, they left their apartment in the 6000 block of Waterman Blvd., near Des Peres Ave. When they returned to their apartment at 10pm, they discovered an open window. Upon checking the apartment, the student discovered that 2 televisions and various electronics were missing from the family room and a bedroom.

Response

St. Louis Metro Police Department is investigating both incidents.

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.
• 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 23, 2021
Security Memo-Burglary
6100 blk Waterman

Date/Time Reported

09/23/2021 at 9:30 PM

Date/Time Occured

09/23/2021 at 9:30 PM to 09/23/2021 at 9:30 PM

Specifics

A student reported that she was alone in her apartment in the 6100 block of Waterman Blvd, near Rosedale Ave. At approximately 9:30pm, she heard a loud noise from the living room area of her apartment and called 911. Officers arrived and checked the residence and found an open window on the side of the residence. Nothing was missing from the apartment.

A short time later, another student reported that he returned to his apartment in the 6000 block Waterman at approximately 10pm and discovered several items missing from the apartment. Upon checking the building, responding officers found that a screen was ajar in the kitchen window, which was left open

Response

St. Louis Metro Police Department is investigating

Synopsis

A student reported that she was alone in her apartment in the 6100 block of Waterman Blvd, near Rosedale Ave. At approximately 9:30pm, she heard a loud noise from the living room area of her apartment and called 911. Officers arrived and checked the residence and found an open window on the side of the residence. Nothing was missing from the apartment.

A short time later, another student reported that he returned to his apartment in the 6000 block Waterman at approximately 10pm and discovered several items missing from the apartment. Upon checking the building, responding officers found that a screen was ajar in the kitchen window, which was left open

Disposition

Pending

Report Number

21-09-23-046301

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.
• 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.

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