Campus Watch

The following incidents were reported to University Police Feb. 2-8. 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

Crime alert

On Feb. 4, the residents of an apartment in the 6100 block of Waterman Avenue interrupted a burglary in their apartment at about 10 a.m. Upon observing the suspect in the apartment, the suspect fled and no property was stolen. No one was injured in the incident, and there was no forced entry into the apartment.

The suspect is described as an African-American male in his mid- to late-30s, wearing dark pants, a maroon jacket and a black skull cap.

WUPD recommends that students living in off-campus housing take precautions, including:

  • Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the police by calling 911, or go to the nearest emergency blue light telephone;
  • Lock your apartment door at all times;
  • Lock the windows to your apartment;
  • 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 the person;
  • Someone may knock at your door to use the telephone. Never open the door. Take the message and make the call for them;
  • 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.

Contact St. Louis Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

Additionally, University Police responded to three reports of property damage, two auto accidents and one report each of larceny and parking violation.