Public Safety Alert: Armed Robbery in Burleith

Last night at approximately 9:10 p.m., a Georgetown student was robbed by two men, one of whom displayed a knife, on the 1800 block of 38th Street NW in Burleith, between S and T Streets. According to a public safety alert, the two suspects emerged from bushes and approached the victim, one suspect grabbing him […]

Georgetown Sends Public Safety Newsletter to Neighbors

Today, Georgetown started a regular public safety column by DPS Chief of Police Rocky Delmonaco as part of Georgetown’s new look-how-good-of-a-neighbor-we-are website. In the column, Delmanaco goes over some significant events regarding public safety that happened in the past week, including the fire in Burleith and everything that went down on Halloween. Curious how Delmonaco […]

Public Safety Alert: Forcible Fondling on S Street

Monday, October 17th, approximately 2pm, a student was forcibly fondled on S Street.  The student reported that the suspect, described as a black male in his 40′s, approached her from behind and forcibly fondled her. The suspect then fled toward 36th Street. The student reported no physical injuries. The Department of Public Safety requests that anyone with […]

Hoya Roundtable Wrap-up

Wednesday, October 12, Georgetown’s Chief Operating Officer, Christopher Augostini held the first “Hoya Roundtable” to ask students how Georgetown could best serve them. New to the job, Augostini started the meeting by saying, ”The best way for me to orient my self to the issues to the student body was simply to ask you.” There were […]

Public Safety Alert: Burglary in McCarthy Hall

Apparently, the criminal that hides in the Southwest Quad, waits for students to leave their doors unlocked, and robs them of their valuables has struck again. According to a Public Safety Announcement sent to the University community today, September 26, a student living in McCarthy Hall reported that sometime between 11:30 p.m. on the evening […]

Public Safety Alert: Burglary in Harbin Hall

Another year, another laptop theft. According to an email sent to the University community early this morning by the Department of Public Safety, an unidentified suspect stole a laptop from an “uninhabited” room in Harbin Hall. According to the email, a suspicious person was seen in the building, but canvassing of the area by both […]

Prefrosh Preview: Know your rights

Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to legal issues commonly encountered by students at Georgetown. Recent high-profile drug busts at the University have brought the issue of police searches to the forefront. These people may really have committed crimes, but false […]

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, […]

Public Safety Alert: Bias related graffiti found in New Research Building

Earlier this evening, the Department of Public Safety reported that bias related graffiti had been found in a men’s bathroom stall in the New Research Building. According to the report, the defacement contained “racial, anti-Semitic, and anti-religious remarks,” and was reported by a member of the medical center staff. The Metro Police Department’s Hate Crimes […]

Armed robbery on 3500 block of S Street

Update: This afternoon’s MPD Watch Commander’s Crime Update provided the following description of the three suspects. #1-Black/Male, 18-22 years of age, 5’10”-6’0”, 160-170 lbs. with a dark complexion and a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and pants. #2-Black/Male, 18-22 years of age, 6’4”, 150-160 lbs. with short black hair, a […]

Robbery at the 3500 block of Volta Place NW

On Wednesday afternoon at around 2:30pm, an unknown suspect robbed a person walking on the 3500 block of Volta Place NW. According to a public safety alert, the suspect robbed the victim and then fled on foot in an unknown direction. MPD responded to the scene. MPD police and detectives are investigating the incident. It […]