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Crime Log

July 17, 2022
Security Memo-Stolen Auto
500 blk Kingsland

Date/Time Occured

07/17/2022 at 6:50 PM

Specifics

Incident Related Information
On 07/17/2022 at 6:50pm, a student reported to WUPD that at 2:30pm they had parked and secured their Hyundai Elantra in the 500 block of Kingsland. Upon returning at 6:50pm the student observed glass on the ground and their vehicle gone. The student immediately reported the incident to University City PD and to WUPD.
Within the last few weeks, there have been three reports of vehicles stolen in the University City area. They have all been Hyundai or Kia brand vehicles.
Local police municipalities have recently reported an increase in motor vehicle thefts of Kia and Hyundai brand vehicles.

Response

University City is investigating these incidents. 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.
• 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.

July 11, 2022
Larceny
Bayer

Date/Time Reported

07/12/2022 at 7:44 AM

Date/Time Occured

07/11/2022 at 7:30 PM to 07/12/2022 at 7:30 AM

Synopsis

Complainant reports the theft of his bicycle overnight. Loss $750

Disposition

Pending

Report Number

220122

July 7, 2022
Larceny
Steinberg

Date/Time Reported

07/07/2022 at 11:17 AM

Date/Time Occured

07/07/2022 at 8:23 AM to 07/07/2022 at 8:28 AM

Synopsis

2 unknown suspects stole landscaping equipment from the Focal Point truck. Loss $1500

Disposition

Pending

Report Number

220120

July 1, 2022
Larceny
Lien Garage

Date/Time Reported

07/27/2022 at 4:51 PM

Date/Time Occured

07/01/2022 at 4:00 PM to 07/27/2022 at 3:15 PM

Synopsis

Complainant reported a missing license plate. Unknown where or when the plate was lost or stolen.

Disposition

Pending

Report Number

220126

July 1, 2022
Larceny
Olin Library

Date/Time Reported

07/05/2022 at 7:48 PM

Date/Time Occured

07/01/2022 at 11:00 AM to 07/05/2022 at 12:00 PM

Synopsis

Complainant reports his bike stolen from the north rack of Olin Library. Loss $300

Disposition

Pending

Report Number

220119

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.

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