The Washington University Police Department recorded an almost 50 percent increase in campus bike thefts during the months of September and October.
Theft has increased substantially in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood directly bordering Washington University’s Danforth Campus over the past year.
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.
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.
Washington University’s recent released 2014 Clery Report showed a decrease in arrests and referrals on campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.