Campus Crime Watch: Two domestic assaults in ten days

[Editor’s Note: We’re changing up our crime coverage a bit. Now, we’re posting weekly crime reports, rather than monthly.]


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This past week-and-a-half saw the three on-campus assaults, two of which DPS characterized as “domestic violence assaults.”

According to Rachel Pugh, associate director of University communications, criminal behavior can fall under the purview of both Student Conduct and D.C. law. Physical assault, depending on the severity of the injury, is classified as either a Class B or C violation, which general carry minimum punishments ranging from “housing probation or housing suspension to disciplinary probation or disciplinary suspension” and “disciplinary suspension or … dismiss[al] from the University.” D.C. law punishes “simple” (i.e. misdemeanor) assault with a fine of “$1000 and/or imprisonment of up to 180 days, or both” (DC Code 22-404).

To report an emergency, call the Georgetown Department of Public Safety at (202) 687-4343 or the DC Metropolitan Police Department at 911.  To report other suspicious behavior, call the DPS tip-line at (202) 687-2320.

Thursday, September 30

11:21 PM – ASSAULT (Copley).  A student assaulted his girlfriend, who sustained minor injuries. The student was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault and taken to MPD 2nd District.

Friday, October 1

9:03 AM – THEFT (Car Barn).  An unknown person went into an unsecured office area and stole a laptop computer. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

3:16 PM – THEFT (Reiss).  An unknown person stole a bicycle from a bike rack by cutting the lock. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

Sunday, October 3

5:52 AM – THEFT (Healy).  A gavel was taken by an unknown person. The gavel was later returned.

11:22 AM – THEFT (Copley).  An unknown person stole a pair of Nike tennis shoes. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

Monday, October 4

1:30 PM – THEFT (Car Barn).  An unknown person stole an undetermined amount of cash from a wallet left in an unsecured office. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

Tuesday, October 5

9:38 AM – THEFT (Lauinger).  An unknown person stole an unattended laptop left on a desk. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

9:04 PM – THEFT (Leavey).  An unknown person stole a wallet containing cash, two credit cards, driver’s license, and insurance card from Starbuck’s.

Wednesday, October 6

10:45 AM – INDECENT EXPOSURE (3700 Prospect).  The complainant reported that an unknown male exposed himself. A description of the suspect was given. The case is under investigation.

Thursday, October 7

5:39 PM – THEFT (Medical and Dental Bldg).  An unknown person stole a bicycle from a bike rack by cutting the lock. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

Friday, October 8

10:43 AM – INDECENT EXPOSURE (3700 Prospect).  The complainant reported that an unknown male exposed himself. A description of the suspect was given. The case is under investigation.

Saturday, October 9

7:06 PM – THEFT (Village C West).  A lost GoCard was used to make unauthorized transactions at various locations on campus. The case is still under investigation.

7:18 PM – THEFT (Hariri).  An unknown person stole a bicycle from a bike rack by cutting the lock off. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

Monday, October 11

12:54 AM – DRUG VIOLATION (Kober Cogan Bldg).  An unknown substance and drug paraphernalia were confiscated. The substance was identified as marijuana.

1:00 AM – ASSAULT (Kennedy Hall).  A student assaulted another student. No injuries were reported.  The case is being handled by student conduct.

2:05 AM – ASSAULT (Harbin).  A student assaulted his girlfriend, who sustained injuries. The student was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault and taken to MPD 2nd District.

9:44 AM – BURGLARY (Village A).  An unknown person entered into a residence and stole a laptop and two iPods.  No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

3:18 PM – THEFT (St. Mary’s).  An unknown person stole a bicycle secured to a bike rack by cutting the lock.  No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

5:47 PM – THEFT (Lauinger).  A keyboard and mouse were removed from a computer in a common area.  The case is under investigation.

Source: DPS Daily Crime Log [PDF]

3 Comments on “Campus Crime Watch: Two domestic assaults in ten days

  1. I have heard stories. I am disappointed. Now I am reading this blog. I, on behalf of numerous alums, am extremely upset about the thefts and crime that has been occurring at georgetown. DPS better get their act together.

    I loved Georgetown. I never wanted to leave. But now I am hearing horror stories about thefts and violence? That is not the Georgetown I want to be associated with.

    There is not much for me to say, because I have been gone for a few years. But I just want to say that I am from the Jeff Green, Roy Hibbert, John Wallace era. I love hoya bball. They were classy, just great guys. Recruits that exuded the HOYA spirit. Now, I have ventured back to georgetown a few times after I graduated, and all I see is JTIII’s underage “star” recruits out at bars and parties drinking with their friends and causing problems. Starting fights. Bringing their high school buddies along with them who happen to just try to start more fights.

    What has this school become? I would rather see our bball team go 0-32 rather than witness this bullshit that goes on off campus. I am not saying the problems of our school stem from this, but I really do not approve of the recent recruits I have wtinessed and what they do in the offsveason. I think it has a big influence on what goes on in our on campus, because lets be honest, Georgetown is all about their bball team. A lot of people I know only know Gtown because they have a good team.

    Go fuck yourself and you know who you are.

    JTIII get better judgment

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