Safety Notifications

Safety Notifications

Friday, March 01,2024 - 09:00 pm
Type of Crime
  • Assault & Battery by an airsoft pellet gun
Location Park Avenue @ Elm Street
Synopsis

On Friday March 1, 2024 at approximately 9:35pm, WPI Police received a report from two WPI students that while walking on Park Ave at the intersection of Elm St, a vehicle drove alongside them, slowed down and one of the occupants shot an airsoft pellet gun at the students. Both students were hit and did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle continued traveling south on Park Ave in an unknown direction.  The incident is being investigated by WPI and Worcester Police.

 

 

Suspect Description

No Suspect description at this time. 

Description of suspect(s) – including traits such as race, ethnicity, and gender – are provided by witnesses, victims, and/or investigative steps and are NOT considered the basis for suspicion; only behaviors are considered suspicious.

Injuries

No injuries were reported at this time. 

Vehicles

The vehicle involved was identified bearing Massachusetts License Plate 3VFL40. Vehicle involved was a 2018 Hyundai Tucson, color white.   Vehicle was occupied by four individual's. 

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.
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. We encourage students to use the Campus Shuttle Services, including SNAP vans, which can be booked during the academic year on the TransLoc App (iOS/Android).

Current Status
Under Investigation
Updated date
Contact Information
  • WPI Police Department: +1-508-831-5433 or Worcester Police +1-508-799-8601
Resolved?
No
Tuesday, January 30,2024 - 10:00 am
Type of Crime
  • Suspicious Motor Vehicle / Person(s)
Location Salisbury Street
Synopsis

A short time ago, WPI Police were notified that earlier this morning, a neighboring university’s student was a passenger in an UberX vehicle. During their transport, the operator engaged in a heated discussion with someone on the phone whereupon the operator produced a handgun and began waving it around the inside of the vehicle. The student terminated their ride and walked back to campus. The vehicle is described as a 2014 Toyota Rav 4, color brown, with a Massachusetts license plate of 8FS525 being operated by a male individual. If you use a ride share service, we strongly recommend not accepting a ride from anyone operating this vehicle. This incident is being investigated by the Worcester Police and neighboring university’s police department.

Vehicles

2014 Toyota Rav4 color brown

Massachusetts Registration:8FS525 

Prevention Advice
  • Be observant and plan to be a good witness.
  • BE ALERT when you're alone, beware of who is around you and your surroundings.
  • Trust your instincts.
  • Don't use headphones while walking, driving or jogging. Stay aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Avoid walking or running alone - instead go walking or jogging with a friend.
  • Try to walk or jog in daylight hours.
  • Always walk in well-lighted areas.
  • Avoid the use of short cuts. Keep to well-travelled roads and populated areas.
  • Choose a route where you can keep away from large bushes or doorways where someone could be lurking. Also vary your route from time to time - don't be predictable.
  • If someone in a vehicle stops and asks you questions, answer from a distance. Do not approach the vehicle or get close enough to be pulled in.
  • If followed, go immediately to an area with lights and people. If needed, turn around and walk in the opposite direction, your follower will also have to reverse directions.
  • Never get into a vehicle with someone you don't know.
  • Keep your cell phone handy at all times. It's your best source of immediate assistance.
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. We encourage students to use the Campus Shuttle Services, including SNAP vans, which can be booked during the academic year on the TransLoc App (iOS/Android).

Current Status
Under Investigation
Updated date
Contact Information
  • WPI Police Department: +1-508-831-5433 or Worcester Police +1-508-799-8601
Resolved?
No