Post Tagged with: "theft"

The Key to Preventing Crime

Lock your doors. This is a well-known instruction, and one that students — most of the time — appear to follow. But in the wake of another rash of burglaries in residence halls across campus, we must realize that “most of the time” doesn’t cut it. If students can’t be[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Laptop Safety Tips

Imagine carrying a book-size item that contains virtually every aspect of a college student’s life, from old lecture notes and new essay drafts to family photos and important contacts. To someone from a past generation, that’s science fiction. But today’s students, it describes one’s laptop computer, yet with that convenience[Read More…]

by January 15, 2013 0 comments Opinion

DPS Crime Blotter

Wednesday, Nov. 28 Theft, Harris Building, 2:35 p.m. A staff member reported the theft of her wallet from her unsecured office from the listed off-campus building. The Metropolitan Police Department responded and is handling the investigation. Theft, Yates Field House, 4:15 p.m. The reporting party reported the theft of her[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Burglary Reported in Copley

Electronics were stolen from residences in Copley Hall this afternoon, according to a Department of Public Safety alert. At approximately 3 p.m., several students returned to their rooms to find that their laptops and cell phones were missing. They had reportedly left their doors unlocked and were not present at[Read More…]

by November 26, 2012 0 comments News

Yates Thefts Spike in October

A rash of thefts hit Yates Field House this month, with five incidents occurring over a two-week period. In contrast, seven thefts at Yates were reported to the Department of Public Safety between January and September. Similarly, in past years there have been few thefts reported at the location during[Read More…]

by October 26, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Rash of Thefts Treatable

In reviewing the Department of Public Safety’s 2012 annual crime report, two statistics stand out: Crime on Georgetown’s main campus fell 16 percent between 2009 and 2011, and the number of thefts jumped from 170 to 219 in the last year. If DPS is to take a well-earned bow for[Read More…]

by October 2, 2012 0 comments Opinion

DPS Blotter

Friday, Sept. 6, 2012 Suspicious Person, Reiss Science Building, 1:02 p.m. The Department of Public Safety received a report of a man soliciting money from students. The man was identified, apprehended and barred from campus. Alcohol/Drug Violation, Harbin Hall, 9:23 p.m. A student was found to be in possession of[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments Campus News, City News, News

DPS Blotter

Friday, Sept. 6, 2012 Suspicious Person, Reiss Science Building, 1:02 p.m. The Department of Public Safety received a report of a man soliciting money from students. The man was identified, apprehended and barred from campus. Alcohol/Drug Violation, Harbin Hall, 9:23 p.m. A student was found to be in possession of[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Summer Crime Dips 6%

This summer was a relatively quiet one for campus crime, which dropped by 6 percent from the same period last year. According to data from the Department of Public Safety, 66 incidents were reported on campus during June, July and August, down from 70 incidents in summer 2011. More than[Read More…]

by August 28, 2012 0 comments News

Laptops Stolen from Student Residence

Several laptops were stolen from a student’s residence in the 3300 block of Prospect St. Wednesday, the Department of Public Safety reported. According to a public safety alert email sent out Wednesday afternoon, the burglary occurred at 11:45 a.m. while the residence was vacated. There were no signs of forced[Read More…]

by July 11, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News