The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating a carjacking that occurred early Sept. 18, in the face of an uptick in off-campus crime.
All members of the Danforth Campus community will now receive security memos and informational bulletins from the Washington University Police Department, WUPD chief Mark Glenn announced in an email Tuesday.
Tuesday night, a carjacking was reported at the 6100 block of Waterman Boulevard at approximately 10:30 p.m. A student reported that when they were exiting their car, they were approached by a subject with a handgun.
Communication is key: If students know more about what’s going on, they are better able to take safety precautions.
Ending Wash. U.’s Uber program is not only illogical and short-sighted, but inherently dangerous.
Another carjacking incident was reported on the 6000 block of Pershing Avenue Thursday night.
Washington University will subsidize up to two Uber rides to and from campus per day for students living north and south of the Delmar Loop and in the Skinker-DeBaulevaire neighborhoods after entering into a contract with the ride-sharing company, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Administrative Officer Hank Webber wrote in an email to Student Life Sunday.
Washington University administrators addressed the recent wave of crime near campus and outlined new security measures in separate emails sent to parents and students Sept. 18.
A carjacking incident during which a Washington University student was held at gunpoint occurred on Waterman Boulevard near the Des Peres Avenue intersection around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
A carjacking incident during which a Washington University student was held at gunpoint occurred between Rosedale and Pershing avenues around 7:50 p.m. Sunday.
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