WPI Safety Notifications

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:00am
Location Salisbury Estates
Current status Closed
Updated date Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 1:46pm
Type of Crime / Nature of Incident Aggravated Assault with Dangerous Weapon, Violation of Restraining Order
Description

On April 19, 2017 at approximately 08:56AM, a WPI Student contacted the WPI Police department and reported that sometime after 7:00AM her ex-boyfriend bound and restrained her at her apartment. According to the student he held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her. The WPI Police and Worcester Police responded and an active search was initiated for the suspect. The suspect was apprehended by the Worcester Police Department and arrested at his residence. The Worcester Police Department will be handling the ongoing investigation. The suspect Christopher Ortega-Saavedra will be charged with violation of a Restraining Order, Aggravated Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. Additional charges are pending and under review.

Prevention Advice
  • Always be aware of 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.
  • Walk purposefully and briskly. If you are followed
  • Always report any suspicious activity immediately to WPI Police 508.831.5433 or Emergency line 508.831.5555.
  • Utilize WPI Campus Safety Transports Services: Gateway Shuttle, theShuttle and SNAP-831-6111.

 

 

 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be observant and plan to be a good witness.
  • Be aware of what is going on around you.
  • Always report any suspicious activity immediately to WPI Police 508.831.5433 or Emergency line 508.831.5555.
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 Non-emergency: +1-508-799-8607 or Emergency 911
WPI Police Main Number: +1-508-831-5433 or Emergency +1-508-831-5555
Resolution Yes
Resolution Date Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 9:36am
Resolution Notes Arrested. Worcester Police Department investigating.
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 3:06pm
Location Drury Lane Worcester
Current status Open
Updated date Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 3:33pm
Type of Crime / Nature of Incident Suspicious Person(s)
Description

A WPI student accompanied by two friends were walking on Park Avenue at Drury Lane when they observed two light skinned males, one of which was walking on the lawn towards the rear of a residence on Drury Lane.  The students attempted to speak with one male who in turn moved towards the group and gestured with his hand in the waistband of his pants.  The male fled in a waiting vehicle parked on Drury Lane with the motor running. The second party fled on foot.  Vehicle is described as a white GMC Terrain SUV with Massachusetts License plates-number not available at this time.  Suspect number one is a heavy set light skinned male who is bald.  The second suspect is also a light skinned male, thin build with a beard, black and gray hoodie style sweatshirt and dark pants.

Prevention Advice
  • Be alert, report any suspicious persons or activity to WPI Police
  • Do not hold doors open, and make sure doors closed behind you. 
  • Keep all "Card Access" doors secure.
  • Report to Campus Police any unknown parties who "piggyback" to gain access into "Card Access secured areas".
  • Utilize WPI Campus Safety Transports Services: Gateway Shuttle, theShuttle and SNAP-831-6111.   
Additional Prevention Advice

All community members to remain vigilant.  We ask that if you see or hear anything of concern, or if you have any information about this case, please contact WPI Police.

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 Main Number: +1-508-831-5433 or Emergency +1-508-831-5555
Status of Investigation WPI Police Department and Worcester Police Investigating
Resolution Date Friday, February 17, 2017 - 11:26am