Campus Crime Watch: Burglary, fraud, defacement, and theft


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With the latest attempted Village A burglary in mind, Vox wants to remind everybody to lock their doors. Also, two incidences of fraud also occurred this week; if you become a victim of fraud or theft, don’t forget to deactivate your GOCard, which can be done through the GOCard website.

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.

Wednesday, October 27

1:00 PM – THEFT (Hariri). A wallet containing two credit cards, insurance card, and cell phone were stolen from an unsecured area. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

2:15 PM – THEFT (Hariri). A wallet containing a credit card, driver’s license, and social security card was stolen. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

Thursday, October 28

1:40 PM – THEFT (Lauinger). An unknown person stole an unsecured wallet containing various items. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

2:38 PM – THEFT (Lauinger). An unknown person stole a secured bicycle. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

Friday, October 29

12:25 PM – FRAUD (Leavey). An unknown person obtained and made unauthorized transactions on a GOCard. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

Saturday, October 30

2:45 AM – TRESPASSING (1400 block of 37th Street NW). A student entered a residence after being told he wasn’t invited. The student resisted arrest. The student was arrested, charged with unlawful entry, and taken to MPD Second District.

Sunday, October 31

(Amazingly, no crimes were reported on Halloween.)

Monday, November 1

12:22 AM – BURGLARY (Village A). An unknown suspect entered a residence and ransacked the living room. A description of the suspect was posted. The case has been forwarded to MPD for further investigation.

9:30 AM – DEFACEMENT (ICC). A vending machine was vandalized and food was stolen. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

10:17 AM – DEFACEMENT (Copley). A vending machine was vandalized and money was stolen. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

11:30 PM – FRAUD (Henle). A suspect used another student’s credit card to make unauthorized transactions. The suspect was identified. The case has been forwarded to student conduct.

Sources: DPS Daily Crime Log [PDF], D.C. Metropolitan Police Department

6 Comments on “Campus Crime Watch: Burglary, fraud, defacement, and theft

  1.  by  Izzo H.O.Y.A.

    Hoyas, lock your doors and draw the blinds! There are thieves, vandals, and DPS Snitches out there! And no thief thief, vandal, or snitch has yet been publicly identified? OUTRAGEOUS!

    Izzo H.O.Y.A. demands to know how many DPS man hours, if any, were spent investigating these theft cases.

    Izzo H.O.Y.A. demands to know how many DPS man hours were spent abusing the freshman pornstar.

    Izzo H.O.Y.A. demands to know why the University is protecting the anonymity of an unscrupulous upperclassman credit card fraudster who preyed on a fellow Hoya, but refused to protect the identity of Georgetown’s most notorious freshman.

    Is the only consistent thing no real action to make any headway on the chief campus problem, theft? Outrageous!

    Even the Centurions could nail a thief to the cross, but DPS solves no crimes without relying on some teen Judas? Outrageous!

    Hey Georgetown, why are we paying police officer salaries for officers who use their powers only against us, and not to protect us? If drug labs are too complex for DPS to handle on its own, and if DPS can’t ever even catch a thief, what do they do?

    Hey Georgetown, let’s get some real campus security. Let’s disband DPS. Let’s hire Wackenhut or Allied Security type guards to detect and deter thieves. Let’s use the substantial savings to make sure we have enough night-watchmen to make our campus safe again.

    Hey Georgetown, Let’s turn the Village C DPS Station into student housing or community space. Let’s also use the savings to make restitution to the students who were harmed as DPS devoted more man hours to its freshman witch hunt than to any single case of theft.

  2.  by  LD50

    The comments on this blog have gone downhill as people try harder and harder to make the “comments of the week post.”

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