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Crime Alerts

September 14, 2021
Security Memo
Danforth, North Campus, West Campus

Date/Time Occured

09/14/2021 at 7:45 PM

Specifics

WUPD has been made aware of rumors that are circulating about a safety threat to the Danforth Campus. These rumors are unsubstantiated. Per our normal protocols, we are constantly monitoring social media and other sources. We know there have been numerous posts in the past several days that have caused concern in our community. We are actively investigating these posts and at this time there is no reason to believe that there is a credible threat to the university.

If we ever believe there is any kind of physical threat to any of our campuses, we will immediately notify our community through WashU Alert text messages or other communications. We take this matter extremely seriously and will always put the safety of all members of our community first.

Anyone with information about a credible threat to campus is asked to call WUPD at 314-935-5555.

Response

Anyone with information about a credible threat to campus is asked to call WUPD at 314-935-5555.

Precautions

Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to University Police at 5-5555 or go to the nearest emergency telephone.

Pay attention to emergency alerts and take action as directed.

Make sure you are able to receive WashUAlerts by downloading the NEW WashU Safe App. Visit https://emergency.wustl.edu/ for more information.

June 3, 2021
Security Memo
East End Danforth Campus

Date/Time Occured

06/03/2021 at 3:10 PM

Specifics

Previously Reported Person with a Weapon

This afternoon a community member reported to WUPD that they had seen a person carrying something that looked like a gun on the east end of the Danforth Campus. They reported that the individual was walking toward an academic building.

WUPD issued an emergency alert to the Danforth Campus with instructions to shelter in place, or to “Run, Hide, Fight” if anyone were to encounter a dangerous person. Officers conducted a thorough search of buildings on the east end of campus and located the person in question within about an hour. After speaking with the person, officers determined that there was no threat. An all-clear message was sent to campus at 4:23 pm.

Precautions

Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to University Police at 5-5555 or go to the nearest emergency
telephone.
Pay attention to emergency alerts and take action as directed.
Make sure you are able to receive WashUAlerts by downloading the NEW WashU Safe App. Visit
https://emergency.wustl.edu/ for more information.

May 11, 2021
Security Memo-Criminal Activity
Beaumont House

Date/Time Occured

05/11/2021 at 9:10 AM

Specifics

Yesterday afternoon, WUPD responded to Beaumont House for a report of a person stealing a television from the laundry room. WUPD officers quickly located the person and recovered the television. The person was arrested and taken to the WUPD station. The person was released pending criminal charges.

Early this morning, WUPD officer responded to the Village area in response to a call of a suspicious person. WUPD officers located the same person from the day before as they were walking outside, near the Millbrook Apartments. The person informed officers that they had returned to retrieve a suitcase that they had left. Officers located the person’s suitcase and discovered property inside the bag that had been previously reported stolen. The person was arrested and taken to the WUPD station and then released pending criminal charges.

All recovered property was returned to the owners.


Suspect

The person is described as a black female; 23 years of age; medium build 5ft 2in tall and weighing 130 lbs; brown eyes and black braided hair; wearing black casual pants and a grey WU sweatshirt.

Precautions

Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to University Police at 5-5555 or go to the nearest emergency telephone.
LOCK YOUR ROOM or OFFICE DOOR whenever you leave, even if it’s for a short time.
Never leave your laptop, cell phone, purse, wallet, electronics or other valuables unattended or out of your line of site. Place valuables in a locked file cabinet or drawer.
Never prop open exterior doors. If you see a door propped, close it.
Don’t allow people you do not know to “tailgate” behind you into the building.

April 3, 2021
Security Memo-Shots Fired
5900 blk Delmar

Date/Time Occured

04/03/2021 at 11:45 AM

Specifics

Update: The on-site investigation has been completed by St. Louis Metro and University City Police. All streets and parking area are open.

WUPD officers will remain in the area to assist any community members. For any assistance, call WUPD Dispatch at 314-935-5555.

At approximately 11:45 am, two vehicles, described only as a white Toyota car and a truck, were driving west in the 5900 block of Delmar Blvd (east of the Delmar Metro Station). The occupants of the vehicles began shooting at each other as they continued driving west along Delmar Blvd, entering University City.

One vehicle was located in the University City Municipal Garage on Delmar, near Eastgate Ave. Two occupants of the vehicle were transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. The other vehicle fled the area.

Response

University City Police and St. Louis Metro Police are investigating this incident.

Precautions

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

March 31, 2021
Robbery
7000 blk Forsyth

Date/Time Occured

03/31/2021 at 7:30 PM

Specifics

At approximately 7:30 pm, a student reported that he was walking away from campus in the 7000 block of Forsyth Blvd. The student stated a blue car stopped in the street next to him when a male subject exited the vehicle and approached him. The subject displayed a silver handgun and demanded the student’s jacket and shoes. The student gave the subject his jacket and shoes and the subject returned to the car. The car then drove away and was last seen heading west on Forsyth Blvd.
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.
Call WUPD for a walking escort, both on and off campus.
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.

March 12, 2021
Security Memo
Gregg House

Date/Time Occured

03/12/2021 at 10:00 AM

Specifics

On Thursday morning, WUPD officers responded to Gregg House to assist a staff member. The staff member reported that they saw a person inside Gregg House whom they did not recognize as a resident. WUPD determined that the person had entered Gregg House by “tailgating” in through a door while students were exiting the building. When the staff member asked the person if they needed help, the person became very argumentative. WUPD determined that the person exited Gregg House and immediately left campus.

It is believed that the same person was inside Gregg House 1st floor common room on Wednesday, March 10th. WUPD officers were able to locate and identify this person and issue him a Trespass Warning because he was not affiliated with the University nor a guest of a community member.

ResLife notified the residents of Gregg House about this incident.

Just after midnight last night, the same person was located on the South40. WUPD officers made contact with this person and escorted him off campus.

At approximately 10:00 this morning, the person was again observed entering the Danforth Campus. WUPD officers located the person in the DUC and placed him under arrest for trespassing. He was escorted to a nearby patrol vehicle and driven to the WUPD station. While as the station, the person indicated that he was treated at a local hospital last evening for an undisclosed injury and requested additional medical treatment. Clayton Paramedics were immediately dispatched and transported the person, who was conscious and alert, to a local hospital for additional treatment.

Precautions

Be alert to your surroundings.
Do not let people you do not know into the building as you enter or leave the building. Inform them that they are required to swipe in to access the building.
Do not prop open doors. If you see a propped door, please close it.
Report any door or window mechanical issues that may prevent the door from being fully secured.
If you see someone who you do not know inside the residence hall behaving suspiciously, do not confront them. Instead call WUPD immediately at 314-935-5555.

January 31, 2021
Security Memo-Criminal Activity
Delmar Metro Station

Date/Time Occured

01/31/2021 at 10:00 AM

Specifics

The Delmar Metro Station is currently closed as local police are investigating an incident.
Please avoid the area.
Incident Related Information
UPDATED INFORMATION

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) is investigating this morning’s incident at the Delmar Metro Station. We now know that a person who was shot in the incident has died.
Please continue to avoid the area. If you have any information about this incident, you should contact SLMPD at 314-444-5371 or WUPD at 314-935-5555 and we can help connect you with SLMPD.
UPDATED INFORMATION - Tuesday 02-02-2021

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department have taken a person into custody in conjunction with the shooting that took place Sunday morning at the Delmar Metro Station.

The person remains in custody at this time while St. Louis Metropolitan Police continues their investigation.

Suspect

SLMPD is looking for a person involved in the shooting, described as a Black male with shaggy hair and facial hair, both with grey streaks. The person was wearing a black stocking cap with orange letters, a black hoodie with orange letters, and a dark neck gator. The person fled the area carrying a black laptop case. No direction of travel was given.

Response

If you have any information about this incident, you should contact SLMPD at 314-444-5371

Precautions

If you see a person matching this description, do not approach them. Call 911 immediately.

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.

October 13, 2020
Security Memo-Burglary
6600 blk Kingsbury

Date/Time Occured

10/13/2020 at 10:30 AM

Specifics

A student reported that at approximately 10:30am, a person entered their apartment building in the 6600 block of Kingsbury Blvd, near Melville Ave. While inside the building, the person entered several apartments, taking 3 wallets before leaving the building.

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 home.
LOCK the windows to your apartment. If you have a sliding door, secure it further by placing a piece of wood in the track to prevent if 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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