Semester sees 50 percent spike in campus bike theft

The Washington University Police Department recorded an almost 50 percent increase in campus bike thefts during the months of September and October.

| Contributing Reporter

Rise in off-campus bike, car theft leads to WUPD safety notices

Theft has increased substantially in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood directly bordering Washington University’s Danforth Campus over the past year.

| Contributing Reporter

WU employee carjacked at gunpoint

A Washington University employee was carjacked at gunpoint early Monday morning on Duncan Avenue in the Central West End, near the Genome Institute at the University.

| News Editor

Former student to face felony charges over crimes committed on WU campus

Donnie Koonce, a former Washington University student who went by Rhett during his time at the University, is facing charges for photographing three women under their clothing without their permission.

| News Editor

Clery Report shows decrease in arrests, referrals

Washington University’s recent released 2014 Clery Report showed a decrease in arrests and referrals on campus.

| Staff Reporter

Rewriting a history of crime: Police propose combining crime statistics from St. Louis County, city

St. Louis may no longer be one of America’s most dangerous cities, if two local police chiefs get their way with the numbers. In April, the FBI plans to open conversations on a proposal to merge crime statistics from the St.

Evening robbery near campus raises student concern with crime alert system

University City is continuing to investigate last week’s robbery on Kingsbury Blvd. that has raised concern among students who live nearby but never received a crime notification about it. Last Sunday night at about 7 p.m., a male student said he was walking on the 6600 block of Kingsbury when he was knocked to the ground and punched by a suspect.

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‘Improved’ police districts fail to reflect city realities

Two weeks ago, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson announced a plan to reorganize city police districts. Following last year’s ballot initiative to return control of the municipal police department to city hands, Dotson was able to reduce the number of police districts from the state-mandated nine districts to what he feels is a more reasonable six.

Gunshots allegedly fired near University Terrace

University City police are investigating about 10 gunshots allegedly fired by the corner of Interdrive and Clemens Avenue Sunday evening. Police would not comment on the investigation, but nearby residents said the shots were fired in two bursts just before 9 p.m.

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Cluster of off-campus daytime robberies cause student safety concerns

Two armed robberies within a mile of the Danforth Campus in the last several days have left students increasingly aware of off-campus safety issues. Both robberies happened during the day, one at gunpoint and the other involving a pocket knife.

| Senior News Editor