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Crime Log

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
Stolen Auto
Wallace Garage

Date/Time Reported

06/29/2022 at 10:10 AM

Date/Time Occured

06/29/2022 at 9:53 AM

Synopsis

Complainants vehicle was stolen by a subject he had given a ride to and left in his parked vehicle with the keys in the ignition.

Disposition

Pending

Report Number

220116

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 24, 2022
Larceny
Brauer Hall

Date/Time Reported

06/28/2022 at 1:55 PM

Date/Time Occured

06/24/2022 at 10:00 PM to 06/28/2022 at 10:30 AM

Synopsis

Complainant reports the theft of computer equipment from the graduate research room. Loss $ to be determined

Disposition

Pending

Report Number

220115

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.

June 17, 2022
Larceny
Rebstock

Date/Time Reported

06/21/2022 at 11:57 AM

Date/Time Occured

06/17/2022 at 9:50 AM to 06/17/2022 at 10:11 AM

Synopsis

Complainant reported the theft of an unsecured bike. Loss $421

Disposition

Pending

Report Number

220110

June 9, 2022
Larceny
Brauer Hall

Date/Time Reported

06/25/2022 at 10:15 AM

Date/Time Occured

06/09/2022 at 9:00 AM to 06/10/2022 at 2:00 PM

Synopsis

Complainant reports the theft of her bike. Loss $ pending

Disposition

Pending

Report Number

220112

May 14, 2022
Larceny
House 21

Date/Time Reported

05/18/2022 at 3:24 PM

Date/Time Occured

05/14/2022 at 2:00 PM to 05/17/2022 at 12:00 PM

Synopsis

Complainant reports his TV and stand were missing from the common area. Loss $300

Disposition

Pending

Report Number

220093

May 13, 2022
Larceny
Steinberg

Date/Time Reported

05/19/2022 at 11:40 AM

Date/Time Occured

05/13/2022 at 9:30 PM to 05/17/2022 at 11:00 AM

Synopsis

Complainant unable to locate some books that had been left unsecured. Loss $600

Disposition

Pending

Report Number

220095

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