WPI Safety Notifications

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 3:11am

Location Salisbury Street by Boynton Street
Current status Under Investigation
Updated date Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 4:10am
Crime Suspicious Person
Description

     On 4/20/19 WPI Police received a report of a suspicious person in the area of Salisbury Street at Boynton Street.  A WPI student reports that at approx.1:30AM she was walking west on Salisbury Street heading to Salisbury Estates when she observed a male following/walking behind her.  The male was described as a white male in his 50's wearing a brown "zip style" jacket , and was balding.  This male made inappropriate comments to the student during the time she walked on Salisbury Street until the student decided to enter Goddard Hall.  A that point the male continued walking and left the area.

Additional 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 suspicious persons, walk away if possible

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
WPI Police Main Number: +1-508-831-5433 or Emergency +1-508-831-5555
Status of Investigation Open
Resolution No

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 4:35pm

Location Institute Road at Einhorn
Current status Open
Updated date Friday, April 12, 2019 - 5:34pm
Type of Crime / Nature of Incident Aggressive Panhandler
Description

     On 4/12/19 at approx. 4:35PM WPI Police received a call of an aggressive panhandler in the area of Einhorn Road and Institute Road.  An employee reports that while walking to her vehicle she was encountered by a white male in his 40's, approx. 5' 8", with a scruffy beard, and a tattoo on his face, wearing baggy pants and a flat brim hat.  The male asked her for money and appeared intoxicated.  When the employee refused to give him money, he continued to follow her and ask for money until the employee got into her vehicle.  

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

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 11:41pm

Location 11 Goulding St
Current status Under Investigation
Updated date Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:58am
Type of Crime / Nature of Incident Assault & Battery
Description

 

   The WPI Police Department responded with the Worcester Police to 11 Goulding St for the report of a past Assault and Battery.  At around 11:30 pm the victim, a WPI student was outside on the sidewalk taking out their trash when they were approached by an unknown male. This male was described as a dark skinned male 6'2, wearing dark baggy jeans and a dark hooded sweatshirt. The male suspect assaulted the victim out in the front of their residence. The assault lasted no more than a few seconds . The suspect fled on foot towards the direction of Highland St. There were no witnesses to the incident and currently there are no suspects at this time. The WPI Police Department and the Worcester Police are actively investigating the incident. 

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.
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