Prefrosh Preview: Crime news you can use

Georgetown campus and neighborhood are relatively safe, but crime isn’t unknown: 820 property crimes and 83 violent incidents occurred last year, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The island of misfit laptops The most common type of crime on most college campuses is property theft. Based on our analysis of the weekly campus crime report, […]

Faculty member’s 35th Street home burglarized

According to a public safety alert sent out by the University this morning, an unknown person or persons burglarized the house of a faculty member on the 1700 block of 35th Street at about 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. The perpetrator apparently entered through a second-story window, and stole a laptop computer from the […]

Burglary in the New Research Building

At 7:10 p.m. today, a staff member entered his office in the New Research Building on north side of campus to find that it had been broken into and burglarized. An undetermined amount of cash had been stolen. The thief entered through the locked office door. MPD responded to the scene. There is no description […]

Public Safety Alert: Your laptop will never be safe again

Two more laptops were stolen this week, according to a University public safety alert. After a female student fell asleep shortly after midnight on Monday, an unknown suspect broke into her Harbin dorm room and stole her laptop. Another student, who lives in Alumni Square, discovered that his laptop was stolen sometime between 10 p.m. […]

Laptop and cameras stolen in Prospect Street burglary

6:30 p.m. update: The University issued a public safety alert about the burglary, confirming it occurred in the Car Barn. According to the alert, the suspect is described as a short, black male. The suspect was seen wearing a blue coat, carrying a large backpack, and riding a red mountain bike. Original post: A laptop, […]

Public Safety Alert: Darnall dorm room burgled while student naps

On Wednesday afternoon, a student’s laptop was stolen from his Darnall dorm as he slept. Since Sunday, seven laptop thefts have occurred on campus. According to a public safety alert, the student left a door “unsecured,” which allowed an unknown suspect to enter the room and steal the laptop. There were no signs of forced […]

Public Safety Alert: Unforced burglary in Copley Hall

On Wednesday at 6 p.m., a Copley Hall resident discovered that his dorm room had been burgled earlier in the day. According to a public safety alert, the resident left his room at 3:30 p.m. without locking the door. When he returned, his X-Box was missing. The Department of Public Safety has not yet identified […]

Public Safety Alert: Med-Dent Building burgled twice

Yesterday, the Department of Public Safety was notified that small amounts of cash were stolen from two offices in the Medical-Dental building on separate occasions. According to a public safety alert, an employee noticed that $60 was missing from a petty cash drawer; the employee had previously learned that money was stolen from an adjacent […]

Burglar enters dorm room through window, steals laptop

4 p.m. update: The burglary occurred in Village A, according to a Public Safety Alert. The student entered his apartment at approximately 9 p.m. and discovered “his apartment had been burglarized and his laptop stolen.” reads the alert. When the student left the apartment earlier in the day, the front right window was open. This […]

University announces security changes following burglaries

The Department of Public Safety and the Metropolitan Police Department are stepping up their presence near Village A following the rash of burglaries over the past few weeks in the area. In an email sent on Friday to Village A residents, Stephanie Lynch, director of Residence Life, and Joseph Smith, associate director of DPS, announced […]

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

View Campus Crime Watch: October 27 – November 1 in a larger map 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, […]