Campus Watch

The following incidents were reported to University Police Nov. 18-Dec. 1. Readers with information that could assist in investigating these incidents are urged to call 935-5555. This information is provided as a public service to promote safety awareness and is available on the University Police Web site at

Nov. 19

8:40 a.m. — A coordinator for academic programs reported that a window on the east side of January Hall was damaged by an unknown object. The window has metal bars in the glass, and two small panes of glass were damaged. The damage occurred between 8:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and 8:30 a.m. Nov. 19. Maintenance was notified. An investigation is continuing.

Nov. 20

1:30 p.m. — A person was observed inside of Ridgely Hall with the door locked. The subject has been arrested on campus in the past on a charge of trespassing. The suspect has active fugitive-wanteds from St. Louis City and County Police, as well as the Pagedale Police Department. The suspect was arrested.

Nov. 30

5:35 p.m. — A student reported that sometime between Nov. 22-24, an unknown person broke into his vehicle parked on the top level of Snow Way Garage and stole approximately 40 CDs. Also, between Nov. 24-30, an unknown person broke into his vehicle and stole his two sub-woofer speakers. Total loss is estimated at $1,450. An investigation is continuing.

9:29 p.m. — An investigation of an alarm sounding at Olin Library revealed that an unknown person or persons cut a padlock, disabled an alarm and removed a computer from Level B. The unit was removed from the work station immediately inside the glass entry doors. An investigation is continuing.

Additionally, University Police responded to four reports of property damage, two reports each of lost article, alarm and bad check, and one report each of disturbance, assault, suspicious person, burglary, fraud and larceny.

Crime alert

On Dec. 1, University Police released the following crime alert:

A person reported being ap-proached by a suspect after exiting his car in the 700 block of Interdrive Avenue Nov. 30. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded the person’s wallet. The person initially delayed in complying with the suspect’s demand, and the suspect struck him in the face. The person gave the suspect his wallet, and the suspect fled on foot.


• Avoid walking or jogging alone and never do so alone after dark.

• Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.

• Carry a whistle to summon help.

• 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.

• 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 your car and asks for information.


• Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

• Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City Police.