WU Chief of Police Strom steps down, Lt. Glenn appointed interim chief

Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced in a recent email to the Washington University community that Chief of Police Don Strom is resigning from Washington University’s Police Department, effective Dec. 28.

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Guilty verdict found in local man’s kidnapping of WU student from garage

More than a year after he abducted a Washington University law student and forced her to withdraw money from her bank account, a jury has found William Cobbins guilty of kidnapping and other charges, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. On Aug.

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New statistics bring large-scale 2012 drug busts to light

New statistics released by Washington University show that referrals to the judicial administrator due to drug policy violations more than tripled between 2011 and 2012 following a string of busts.

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On-campus sex offenses rose in 2011, despite decrease in crime overall

Crime reported on the Danforth Campus has generally decreased over the four years up to 2011, despite an increase in cited forcible sex offenses and the first reported on-campus hate crime in several years, according to new statistics released by Washington University.

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University to install fences around edge of North Side

Washington University is planning to erect fences on the North Side residential area of campus over the coming year as part of an ongoing effort to improve security. The project will involve placing three fences along the Village East and Millbrook dormitories, which will be connected to fences already in place on the northern border of campus.

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Two robbery incidents occur Thursday, crime alert sent Friday

Thursday evening two robberies occurred near-campus; however, the University body was not made aware of these incidents until an e-mail announcement was sent out on Friday morning. At 8:30 pm Thursday evening, a graduate student’s fiancée was accosted by three suspects outside of her apartment in the 6300 block of Cabanne, located in University City.

Police investigate W.I.L.D. accidents

This fall’s W.I.L.D. ended with the highest number of student injuries than any other in recent memory—and more serious ones than ever before—leading to concern from administrators.

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New crime stats released

Burglaries on campus fell sharply and off-campus ones nearly doubled between 2008 to 2009, according to new statistics on crime at Washington University. The statistics, whose public release is mandated by the Clery Act of 1991, show four different categories of university crime levels over a three-year period.

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Campus safety a concern for some

Last week’s robbery and the related University-wide e-mails have heightened student awareness of safety on and off campus. While some students say they continue to feel as safe as ever, others say they are more fearful.

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Late night safety woes?

In an effort to improve safety off campus and alleviate students’ fears about walking home at night, Washington University instituted a one-way shuttle service for students and staff who want a safe ride home. “Over the years we’ve had occasional requests from students for a late-night shuttle home, but we’ve never done it,” Associate Vice Chancellor for Operations Steve Hoffner said.

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