WPI Safety Notifications

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 4:45am
Location 11 Hackfeld Street
Current status Open
Updated date Monday, June 11, 2018 - 1:37pm
Type of Crime / Nature of Incident Breaking & Entering Dewelling
Description

At approximately 4:45 AM (6/11/18) two WPI students were awoken when an unknown subject opened one of the bedroom doors and shined a flashlight into the bedroom.  This student yelled out to the other student at which point the two suspects fled.  Both suspects last seen heading towards Highland Street on bicycles.  Neither students were physically harmed.  Limited descriptions obtained by the students. WPI Police and WPD are actively investigating this incident. 

Prevention Advice
  • Make sure all interior windows and doors are locked and dead bolted when closed.
  • If there is an intruder in your home do not confront, stay in a safe place and call police immediately
  • Make sure there are no ladders or other yard tools that could be used to gain access to a window. Exterior lighting is a deterrent. Inventory your property with a video recorder or camera.
  • Record the serial numbers of your property.
  • Draw your shades.
  • Remove expensive articles from the residence when away for extended periods of time.
  • Establish relationships with neighbors and check on each other's property when away.
Be Alert

Students and Employees are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious persons or incidents to WPI Police immediately. The WPI Police Department is providing this information to aid in your personal safety on campus. Utilize WPI Campus Safety Transports Services: Gateway Shuttle, theShuttle and SNAP 508-831-6111.

Contact Information Worcester Police Department – Detective Bureau: +1-508-799-8651
WPI Police Department: +1-508-831-5433
Resolution No
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 3:59pm
Location Bancroft Tower
Current status Under Investigation
Updated date Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 8:25pm
Type of Crime / Nature of Incident Shots Fired - Off Campus
Description

 

 Worcester Police responded to Bancroft Tower for reported gunshots. A suspect vehicle is described as a  blue sedan with no license plate, no make or model. At this time the witnesses involved have been interviewed  This incident is an active and ongoing investigation. No person affiliated with WPI are involved in this incident. 

Prevention Advice
  • Be alert. Think, don't panic. Contact WPI Police or Worcester Police immediately.
  • Stay in a safe location.
  • BE ALERT when you're alone, beware of who is around you and your surroundings.
  • Avoid dark, vacant, or deserted areas.
  • Don't use headphones while walking.
  • Use well-traveled routes.
  • Be aware of what is going on around you.
  • Do not pursue after any suspects.
Additional Prevention Advice

 

  • Do not pursue after any suspects
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • That way, you will be able to react to any suspicious activity going on around you which might put your stuff (and you) in danger.
  • Use a hands-free unit Don't leave your phone unattended
  • Do not text and walk at the same time.
  • Hide your phone away when you are not using it
  • Do not keep your personal information in your phone Password protect your device
  • Use an anti-theft software
  • BE ALERT when you're alone,
  • Beware of who is around you and your surroundings.
  • Trust your instincts. Know when to back down, sometime it is best to do what the criminal is telling you.
  • They could have a weapon, so it is better to give your possessions up than to risk harm to yourself.

 

Be Alert

Students and Employees are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious persons or incidents to WPI Police immediately. The WPI Police Department is providing this information to aid in your personal safety on campus. Utilize WPI Campus Safety Transports Services: Gateway Shuttle, theShuttle and SNAP-831-6111.

Contact Information Worcester Police Department – Detective Bureau: +1-508-799-8651
Resolution No
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 11:56pm
Location Intersection of Berkshire St @ Highland St
Current status Under Investigation
Updated date Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 2:40am
Type of Crime / Nature of Incident Assault & Battery w/Dangerous Weapon
Description

        Two WPI Students reported to WPI Police Department at approximately 11:56 pm, that they observed a large group causing a disturbance disperse from the intersection of Berkshire St @ Highland St. Upon further investigation by WPI Police and the Worcester Police Department it was determined there was a physical altercation between several individuals. One of these individuals was stabbed with a knife.  Immediately following the incident it was determined the suspect has left the scene and no description was given or direction of travel. It  was determined that none of these individuals were affiliated with WPI.  

Prevention Advice
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid dark, vacant, or deserted areas.
  • Be observant and plan to be a good witness.
  • Don't use headphones while walking.
  • Use well-traveled routes.
  • Be aware of what is going on around you.
  • Be alert. Think, don't panic. Contact WPI Policer Emergency line 508.831.5555.
Additional Prevention Advice
  • Do not pursue after any suspects
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • That way, you will be able to react to any suspicious activity going on around you which might put your stuff (and you) in danger.
  • Use a hands-free unit Don't leave your phone unattended
  • Do not text and walk at the same time.
  • Hide your phone away when you are not using it
  • Do not keep your personal information in your phone Password protect your device
  • Use an anti-theft software
  • BE ALERT when you're alone,
  • Beware of who is around you and your surroundings.
  • Trust your instincts. Know when to back down, sometime it is best to do what the criminal is telling you.
  • They could have a weapon, so it is better to give your possessions up than to risk harm to yourself.

 

 

Students and Employees are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious persons or incidents to WPI Police immediately. The WPI Police Department is providing this information to aid in your personal safety on campus. Utilize WPI Police for safety escorts during the summer months.  Please contact Police Dispatch at  508-831-5433.

Be Alert

Students and Employees are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious persons or incidents to WPI Police immediately. The WPI Police Department is providing this information to aid in your personal safety on campus. Utilize WPI Campus Safety Transports Services: Gateway Shuttle, theShuttle and SNAP 508-831-6111.

Contact Information Worcester Police Department – Detective Bureau: +1-508-799-8651
WPI Police Department: +1-508-831-5433
Resolution No
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 9:00pm
Location West Street between Highland and Dayton Streets
Current status Open
Updated date Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 4:30pm
Type of Crime / Nature of Incident Unarmed Robbery
Description

 At approx. 9PM this evening( April 30) a WPI student was walking on West Street between Highland and Dayton Streets when he was approached by a white male in his 30's, wearing a light flannel shirt, light blue jeans with short blonde hair and wearing glasses.  The male asked the student for money, when the student told him he didn't have any money, the subject then pushed the student to the ground and took his wallet.  The subject left the area on foot heading west on Highland Street heading towards Price Chopper.

Prevention Advice
  • Do not pursue after any suspects
  • Always be aware of your surroundings. That way, you will be able to react to any suspicious activity going on around you which might put your stuff (and you) in danger.
  • Use a hands-free unit
  • Don't leave your phone unattended
  • Do not text and walk at the same time
  • Hide your phone away when you are not using it
  • Do not keep your personal information in your phone
  • Password protect your device
  • Use an anti-theft software
Additional Prevention Advice
  • Avoid dark, vacant, or deserted areas.
  • Don't use headphones while walking.
  • Do not text and walk at the same time
  • Utilize WPI Campus Safety Transports Services: Gateway Shuttle, theShuttle and SNAP-831-6111
Be Alert

Students and Employees are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious persons or incidents to WPI Police immediately. The WPI Police Department is providing this information to aid in your personal safety on campus. Utilize WPI Campus Safety Transports Services: Gateway Shuttle, theShuttle and SNAP-831-6111.

Contact Information WPI Police Department: +1-508-831-5433 or Worcester Police +1-508-799-8601
Resolution No
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:20am
Location Corner of Highland Street and Howe Street
Current status Under Investigation
Updated date Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:17pm
Type of Crime / Nature of Incident Aggressive Panhandler
Description

At 1:40 PM this evening (3/8/18) a WPI student reported to the WPI Police that he was approached twice by an aggressive panhandler. The first time was Tuesday (3/6/18) at 7PM while he was walking by Berkshire Street and Highland Street, a female approached him and asked for money, he did not comply.  The second time was this morning at 10:20AM as he was walking by Highland Street and Howe Street.  The same female along with a male approached him.  The female said, “Do you have any money?”  The student gave the female $15.00 dollars out of his wallet.  While his wallet was open the male observed a bankcard.  The male asked, can you take out money?.  The student agreed and took out of the ATM, an additional $40.00 dollars and gave it to the female and male.  At no time were any weapons shown or physical threats made.

The two suspects description:  Female: Slim, dark skin black, 20-30 YOA, wearing black/gray hoodie coat.  Male: Light skin black, wearing dark yellow jacket carrying a yellow luggage.

Prevention Advice
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Use well-traveled routes.
  • Be aware of what is going on around you.
  • Be observant and plan to be a good witness.
  • Walk purposefully and briskly. If you are followed.
  • Don’t engage with aggressive panhandler, walk away if possible
Be Alert

Students and Employees are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious persons or incidents to WPI Police immediately. The WPI Police Department is providing this information to aid in your personal safety on campus. Utilize WPI Campus Safety Transports Services: Gateway Shuttle, theShuttle and SNAP 508-831-6111.

Contact Information WPI Police Department: +1-508-831-5433 or Worcester Police +1-508-799-8601
Resolution No