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 Incident Alert 14-4 Strong Armed Robbery

On Sunday, 11/23/14 Loyola campus police were made aware of a reported Strong Armed Robbery outside of Pizza Mart located at 5900 York Road.  The student reported he and a friend were approached by a young male as they exited the establishment.  The unknown assailant punched him in the face, then grabbed his cell phone from his hand and fled in an unknown direction.  The student sustained a minor injury and did not pursue further medical attention when offered. 

Baltimore Police are aware of this incident and will increase their presence in this area.  Loyola Department of Public Safety would like to remind the community to remain aware of your surroundings at all times and to use caution when traveling in areas with which you are not familiar.  Cell phone thefts are common and community members need to exercise caution when using these devices in public.  Anyone having information concerning these incidents is asked to call Baltimore Police at 911 or Loyola Campus Police x 5911

Balt Police Report # 14KD9173                                            Campus Police # 05386000153

Incident Alert 14-03 Reported Sexual Assault

It was reported today to Loyola campus police that on Saturday 9/13/2014 at approximately 2:00 am a sexual assault occurred on campus. The complainant is a Loyola student who recently reported that the sexual assault occurred in Campion Tower, a campus residence hall. The victim was taken to Mercy hospital for a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and is not seriously injured. Campus Police along with Student Life are investigating the incident and have identified a person of interest involved in the incident. It is believed that the alleged perpetrator is also a Loyola student. Anyone with information that could assist with this investigation should contact campus police at 410-617-5010 as soon as possible.

Information Alert 14-02 York Road Stabbing

On Monday 4/14/2014 at approximately 9:00 pm, Loyola campus police were made aware of a reported double stabbing in or around the Crown gas station across the street from 5101 York Road. No Loyola community members were involved in the incident.  Baltimore Police are still searching for the suspect who fled the area on foot away from the campus. 

Baltimore Police will increase their presence in this area. Loyola Campus Police would like to remind the community to remain aware of your surroundings at all times and continue to use caution when traveling in areas you are not familiar with.  Anyone having information concerning these incidents is asked to call Baltimore Police at 911 or Loyola Campus Police x 5911.

Update:

Campus police has just been made aware that the stabbing reported in and around the Crown Gas Station on York Road has resulted in one fatality and one victim undergoing surgery at the Hospital.  Two alleged suspects were captured by Baltimore Police on East Winston Avenue. 

This area will remain a crime scene for a good portion of the night.  Anyone having information concerning these incidents is asked to call Baltimore Police at 911 or Loyola Campus Police x 5911. Posted 4/15/14

Information Alert 14-01 York Road Armed Robbery

On Wednesday, 4/2/14 at approximately 10:51 pm, Loyola campus police were made aware of a reported Armed Robbery and shots being fired in or around the Crown gas station at 5101 York Road. No Loyola community members were involved in the incident and there were no reported injuries.

Baltimore Police will increase their presence in this area. Loyola Campus Police would like to remind the community to remain aware of your surroundings at all times and continue to use caution when traveling in areas with which you are not familiar.  Anyone having information concerning these incidents is asked to call Baltimore Police at 911 or Loyola Campus Police x 5911. Posted 4/4/14

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Incident Alert 13-11: Armed Robbery

Loyola Campus Police has just been made aware of an armed robbery that occurred on Notre Dame Lane and Whiteford Ave at approximately 1:00 AM, Dec 6, 2013.  At that time a Loyola student walking alone on Notre Dame Lane was robbed by two suspects with a handgun.  The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.   No one was seriously injured in the incident and Baltimore Police continue searching for the suspects.  

 Anyone who may have any information concerning this incident is asked to call Baltimore City police at 911 or 311. Loyola Campus Police would like to remind the community to remain aware of your surroundings and  try to remain in groups. Posted 12/19/13                    IA 13-11

                                                               

 Information Alert 13-10: Armed Robbery Off Campus

On Oct. 27, 2013, Loyola campus police were made aware of an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 2:50 AM in the 200 block of East Coldspring Lane.  Two Loyola students were the victims of this crime and no injuries were sustained.  After walking back from the Sunoco Gas Station at York and Coldspring Lane the students reported that a suspect, after asking for a cigarette and stating he was armed with a hand gun, grabbed them and took a cell phone and cash.  The suspect fled and the students returned to the campus to report the robbery.  The Baltimore Police Department was notified and continues to investigate.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Baltimore City Police at 311 or Loyola campus police at ext. 5010 or ext. 5911.

As always, we ask that all members of the community be aware of their surroundings, travel in groups and be vigilant, particular during hours of darkness. Posted 12/19/13

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Crime Prevention Notice 13-09: Phone Thefts

The Department of Public Safety would like to alert the Loyola community that “Snatch and grab” incidents of cell phones as well as thefts of unattended cell phones are on the rise.  The increase in cell phone thefts is being referred to as “Apple Picking”. 

We would like to remind you to keep your cell phones secure at all times.  Individuals are being targeted as they talk, text and listen (ear buds) to their phones.  Always pay attention to your surroundings.  Should you find yourself the victim of a robbery, always remember to stay calm, listen and observe intently.  Do not resist.  Surrender your property and report the crime as soon as possible to 911 and then call campus police at 410-617-5911. 

If your cell phone has a security feature such as GPS or tracking system, make sure you have enabled this feature. Posted 8/16/13

Incident Alert 13-08: Shooting off campus at 500 Chateau Ave (across the street from 5104 York Road)

A non-fatal shooting occurred off campus at 500 Chateau Avenue at approxtimately 1:00 pm, July 24, 2013.  No Loyola community members were involved. It has been reported the suspect has fled east on Chateau Avenue away from campus.   Baltimore Police are on scene and investigating.  We will provide additional information as it becomes available. If you have information about this incident please call Campus Police at 5911 or 911.

 Incident Alert 13-07: Assault and Robbery 

Belvedere Square Clinical Centers

Loyola Campus Police has been made aware of a simple assault and robbery that occurred in the upper parking garage area of Belvedere Square at approximately 2:20 pm, June 13, 2013.  It was reported that a Loyola employee was in near the upper covered garage using a cell phone when three adolescent males knocked it from the employee’s hand.  The cell phone was then taken and the suspects fled the scene on foot.  No one was injured in the incident and Baltimore Police are actively working this case along with the Campus Police.

 Anyone who may have any information concerning this incident is asked to call Baltimore City police at 911 or 311. Loyola Campus Police would like to remind the community to remain aware of your surroundings, try to remain in groups, avoid areas that do not allow you to exit quickly, try to stay off cell phones while moving from one area to another and report any suspicious individual(s) or activity to 911 or 5911. Posted 6/18/13

Crime Prevention Notice - Suspicious Person

Columbia Campus

On Friday, 4/19/13 a Loyola employee encountered an unknown male looking into offices on the 2nd floor of the Columbia Graduate Center. When approached, the man stated he was attempting to look outside to see if it was still raining. The male was well dressed, wearing a shirt and tie with tan khaki pants. He then left the building and exited the parking lot in a brown Toyota Camry with 3 other males. Anyone encountering unfamiliar individuals in a Loyola building is asked to report this information to Security or the Event Services/Facility Management employees in the building right away. All members of the Loyola community are reminded to never leave any valuables or their offices unattended or unsecured for even the smallest amount of time. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact Loyola campus police investigation office at ext. 1124 or 1128.

Incident Alert: 13-06 Armed Robbery Villages of Homeland Southway

Armed intruder and robbery was reported at approximately 1130 pm, March 28, 2013 at the Villages of Homeland on 5200 block of Downing Road. Loyola students were not involved. The suspect has fled the scene. Baltimore Police are on the scene investigating. Avoid area until further notice.

 

Home Invasion / Armed Robbery (off campus) update 2

Baltimore Police cleared the home invasion / armed robbery scene reported at Villages of Homeland on Downing Road.  Baltimore Police continue to search for the suspect. While the area is now secure, we urge students in and around the area to proceed with caution. Baltimore Police and Campus Police continue to patrol the area. Report any additional information to 5911. As additional information becomes available we will provide it.

Incident Alert: 13-05 Armed Robbery Villages of Homeland Southway

 

Armed Intruder

Armed intruder with unknown intentions on in Homeland Southway. Seek inside safe refuge. Follow instructions from authorities. Watch for updated e-mails. Be aware of your surroundings. If you are on campus, go to the nearest room and lock or barricade the door. If you are not on campus, stay away. Follow instructions from authorities. Limit phone use so phone lines are available for emergency messaging. Stand by for additional messages regarding this incident. More information on campus emergencies can be found at  www.loyola.edu

 

Armed Intruder off campus (2nd Alert)

This alert is a follow-up to the previous alert.  As previous reported, an armed robbery occurred off campus in the Villages of Homeland on Homeland Southway. The victim was not a Loyola student. The perpetrator has fled the scene and Balt City Police are investigating. At this moment campus is secure. Please proceed on campus and in the immediate areas with caution. We will provide additional information  as it becomes available. If you have information about this incident please call Campus police at 5911.

 

Armed Intruder off campus (3rd Alert)

Baltimore Police cleared armed robbery scene reported at Villages of Homeland on Homeland Southway.  Baltimore Police continue to search for the suspect. While the area is now secure, we urge students in and around the area to proceed with caution. Baltimore Police and Campus Police continue to patrol the area.  Report any additional information to 5911.

Incident Alert 13-04: Armed Robbery – Villages of Homeland


The University was informed this morning of an armed robbery that took place on Homeland Southway in the Villages of Homeland community on Friday, March 8, at approximately 11:40 p.m. A pizza delivery man reported being robbed by an individual who hid in his delivery vehicle after he had left it unlocked and unoccupied while making a delivery. Upon his re-entering the vehicle, the suspect appeared, displayed a black handgun, and demanded money. The delivery man complied and the suspect fled on foot.

No one was injured and no members of the Loyola community were involved in the incident. Anyone who may have information concerning this incident is asked to call Baltimore City Police at 911 or 311.

The Baltimore City Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident, including whether or not it has any connection to the armed robbery involving Loyola students that took place in the Villages of Homeland on Feb. 15. The Baltimore City Police Department will be increasing police resources in the area, and the University will be hiring an additional off-duty Baltimore City Police officer to dedicate to the Villages of Homeland and surrounding neighborhoods.

The University has also contacted the Villages of Homeland’s management company about strengthening security efforts in the community, which has historically been very safe, and will continue to support these efforts. However, this second incident provides a reminder of the importance of exercising caution in all locations, at all times:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Travel in groups, especially at night
  • Stick to well-lit areas
  • Use taxis or call a campus escort vehicle when traveling at night
  • Avoid displays of cash or expensive property
  • Secure your vehicle
  • Report any suspicious activity to the Baltimore City Police at 911 or Loyola Campus Police at 5911

Posted: 3/11/13

Incident Alert 13-3 Shooting off Campus (Update)

As was reported earlier, at approximately 9:20 PM this evening (22 Feb 2013) there was a non-fatal shooting near the 5100 Block of York Road. No members of the Loyola community were involved. Baltimore City Police have cleared the scene, but are investigating this matter and will continue to patrol the area.  While there is no imminent threat to the campus at this time, the Department of Public Safety urges students to be cautious, travel in groups, and be aware of your surroundings.  We will report additional information about this matter as it becomes available.  If you have any information to report, please call 5010 or 911. Posted: 2/26/13

Incident alert 13-03 Shooting off Campus

At approx.9:20 PM  22 Feb 2013 tonight at the 5100 Block of York Road there was a non-fatal shooting.  No students were involved.  Two suspects fled on foot away from campus.  Baltimore Police continue to canvas the area for the suspects.  While we do not think the campus is in any immediate danger we recommend you avoid the area until further notice.  If you have any information please call 5010 or 911. Posted: 2/26/13

Incident Alert 13-02 Armed Robbery at the Villiages of Homeland Appartments

Earlier tonight, February 15 around 9:00 pm, an armed robbery occurred off campus at the Villages of Homeland Apartments.  An unknown male suspect displayed a handgun and entered the student’s apartment and asked for money. At that point the students gave the suspect a purse and he departed.    The students were not harmed in the incident and the suspect fled the scene. 

Campus and Baltimore Police are continuing the investigation and will have increased police activity in this area throughout the night.  If anyone has information concerning this incident you are asked to call BPD at 311 or LCP at 5010. Posted 2/16/13

Information Alert 13-01 York Road Incidents

Over the past few days some serious incidents have occurred along the 5200-5400 blocks of York Road.   No one from the Loyola community was involved in any of these incidents. 

On Saturday 1/12/13 at approximately 2 am, a fatal stabbing occurred at 5400 York Road outside of a carry-out liquor establishment.   Baltimore police officers responding to the scene apprehended a suspect.

On Sunday 1/13/13 at approximately 2 am, a police involved shooting occurred when a Baltimore police officer attempting to disperse a crowd loitering in front of a carry-out store in the 5400 block of York Road was attacked.  The officer drew his weapon and fired striking two individuals.

On Monday 1/14/13 at 12:43 am, an off duty uniformed Baltimore police officer driving in his personal vehicle in the 5200 block of York Road had a pocket knife thrown at his car.

Baltimore Police will increase their presence in this area.   The Department of Public Safety would like to advise the Loyola community to use caution when traveling in this area.  Anyone having information concerning these incidents is asked to call Baltimore Police at 911 or Loyola Campus Police 1128. Posted 1/17/13

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Incident Alert 12-06, Armed Robbery Off Campus

On Oct. 1, 2012, Loyola campus police were made aware of an armed robbery that occurred on Sunday, Sept. 30, at approximately 10:30 p.m. The armed robbery occurred in the 5100 block of Underwood Road, just east of the Ahern residence hall parking lot. The victim, who was not a member of the Loyola community, reported encountering a male subject inside his vehicle after he returned to retrieve his cell phone. The suspect displayed an unknown caliber handgun and demanded money. The suspect fled eastbound on Winston Avenue after taking a cell phone and being given $30. No injuries were reported. The Baltimore Police Department continues its investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call BPD at 311 or Loyola campus police at ext. 1124 or ext. 1128. Posted 10/2/12

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Information Alert # 12-05

On Wednesday, March 21, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Baltimore City Police responded to a reported armed robbery at 5100 York Road at the McDonald’s. Two male suspects entered the establishment. One watched at the entrance while the second, armed with a hand gun, demanded money. After receiving an unknown amount of cash, both suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction. No Loyola community members were involved in the incident and there were no reported injuries. Anyone who may have information regarding this matter is asked to call Baltimore Police at 311 or Loyola campus police at ext. 1128 or ext. 1124. Posted 3/23/12

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Information Alert # 12-04

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, at approximately 10:33 p.m., Baltimore City Police responded to a reported armed robbery at 206 West Cold Spring Lane in the Royal Farms store. A male suspect, armed with what appeared to be a handgun, demanded money and fled on foot westbound on Cold Spring Lane. No Loyola community members were involved in the incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this matter is asked to call Baltimore City Police at 311 or Loyola campus police at ext. 1128 or ext. 1124. Posted 2/3/12

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Incident Alert #12-03  Motor Vehicle Theft including Arson

Loyola campus police and Baltimore City Police responded to a reported motor vehicle theft on Friday, Jan. 27, around 2 a.m. The theft occurred in front of Campion Towers when an unknown male jumped into an unattended Diamond Taxi Cab left running at that location. The cab was found 20 minutes later on Campbell Lane on fire. At this time, the suspect is not believed to be a member of the Loyola community. Baltimore City and Loyola campus police are continuing to investigate this incident, and anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to call Baltimore City Police at 311 or Loyola campus police at ext. 1128 or ext. 1124. Posted 2/3/12

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Crime Prevention Notice #12-02

Over the past few days, Loyola campus police have been made aware of increased criminal activity occurring along the York Road corridor. As previously reported, Tuesday morning (1/24/12) at around 8:30 a.m., an employee was robbed at knife point near the corner of York Road and Belvedere Avenue. On Wednesday (1/25/12), a Loyola employee was harassed around 5 PM while walking south on York Road towards the bus stop at Cold Spring Lane. On Thursday morning (1/26/12), at around 1 AM, two students from a neighboring University reported an attempted armed robbery at the corner of Orkney and York Road. The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the Loyola community to exercise caution while traveling in these areas. We urge students to travel in groups and avoid poorly lighted areas. When out, carry only necessary property and disconnect from electronic distractions, (phone, iPod) in order to remain aware of your surroundings. Baltimore City’s Northern District has been notified on the recent increased incidents and will be allocating additional resources in these areas.  

Anyone having information regarding any of these incidents are asked to call Campus Police at 5010 or Baltimore City Police at 311. Campus Police need your assistance in keeping our campus and the areas around campus safe. You should immediately report suspicious activity or persons to ext. 5010 or 5911. Posted 1/27/12

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Incident Alert # 12-01 Armed Robbery

On Tuesday morning January 24, 2012, around 08:30 am, a Loyola employee was robbed in the vicinity of 400 Hutchens Avenue near Belvedere Avenue and York Road. The employee was confronted by an unknown male suspect between the age of 55 and 60 years old as she walked alone on Belvedere west of York Road. The suspect displayed a knife and asked for the employee’s purse. The employee handed over her purse and the suspect fled on foot west on Belvedere. The employee injured herself while attempting to pursue the assailant and was treated for minor injuries.

Baltimore City Police have been notified and are canvassing the area for the suspect. If anyone has information concerning this incident you are asked to call BCPD at 311 or LCPD at ext. 1124. Posted 1/25/12

Crime Prevention Alert #11-11 Robbery off campus

This morning, Oct. 16, around 2 a.m., a robbery occurred off campus near the corner of York Road and Northern Parkway. Three Loyola students were confronted by two unknown male suspects as they walked back to their off campus residence.   The suspects followed the students for a short time and then asked if they had any money. The students complied with the requests for money after the suspects became more aggressive. None of the students were injured in this incident. The suspects fled the scene on foot.

Campus police always recommends students should travel in groups, remain vigilant while traveling after the hours of darkness, and avoid dark or secluded areas when possible. Baltimore Police have been notified and we are contacting the leadership of Northern District requesting additional resources for this area. Loyola will also increase uniformed patrols in the areas we have had incidents reported. If anyone has information concerning this incident you are asked to call BPD at 311 or LCP at 1124. Posted 10/17/11                

Crime Prevention Alert #11-10 Armed Robbery off campus

Last night, Oct. 12, around 11:25 pm, an armed robbery occurred off campus at the corner of 5800 York Road and Orkney Road. A Loyola student was confronted by an unknown male suspect as he walked alone on York Road. The suspect displayed a handgun and asked for his money. At that point the student pulled out his wallet and handed over his cash. The student was not harmed in the incident and the suspect fled the scene in a green jeep. 

Campus police recommends students should travel in groups, remain vigilant while traveling after the hours of darkness, and avoid dark or secluded areas when possible. Baltimore Police have been notified. If anyone has information concerning this incident you are asked to call BPD at 311 or LCP at 1124. Posted 10/12/11

Crime Prevention Alert #11-09  Unarmed Robbery off campus

Last night, Sept. 25, around 12:00 a.m., an unarmed robbery occurred off campus at 5600 York Road. A Loyola student was confronted by three unknown male suspects as he walked alone south on York Road. The suspects asked him “what did he have?” At that point the student pulled out his wallet and handed it to one of the suspects who opened the wallet and took $13 cash and then handed the wallet back to the student. The student was not harmed in the incident and the suspects continued walking north along York Road after the incident.

Campus police recommends students frequenting this area to travel in groups, and remain vigilant while traveling after the hours of darkness, and avoid dark or secluded areas when possible. Baltimore Police have been notified. If anyone has information concerning this incident you are asked to call BCPD at 311 or LCPD at 1124.

Crime Prevention Alert #11-08  Armed Robbery off campus

Last night, September 13, around 11:45 pm, an armed robbery occurred off campus at 5804 York Road in the rear parking lot of Craig’s/Favorites Pub. A Loyola student was confronted by an unknown male suspect with a black handgun while she was in the rear parking lot. The student was not harmed in the incident and the suspect fled west after she gave up her purse.

Campus police recommends students frequenting this area to travel in groups, and remain vigilant while traveling after the hours of darkness, and avoid dark or secluded areas when possible. 

Baltimore Police have been notified and are conducting an investigation. If anyone has information concerning this incident you are asked to call BCPD at 311 or LCPD at 1124.

Incident Alert # 11-07 East Coast Earthquake

At approximately 1:51 p.m. today, an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 and an epicenter in Virginia was felt in many areas along the east coast, including the greater Baltimore area. At this time, it does not appear that any damage or injuries have affected the University. We will continue to monitor and assess the situation, but at this time the University continues to operate as scheduled. Please be aware that earthquakes of this magnitude are often followed by an aftershock, and please report any problems you notice to ext. 5010.

For more information on earthquakes and earthquake safety, including what steps to take during and after an earthquake, please visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website at http://www.fema.gov/hazard/earthquake/index.shtm.

Incident Alert # 11-06  Indecent Exposure

The Baltimore City Police Department is investigating a report of an indecent exposure that took place in Newman Towers during a camp session of the Capitol Debate Institute on Friday, July 22. At this time, it appears no Loyola students or employees were present when the incident occurred.

According to the initial report, an unidentified man who is not believed to be associated with Loyola or the camp entered Newman Towers to watch a debate at approximately 1:30 p.m. The camp allows parents to attend debates on the last day of camp, and the unidentified man was mistaken for a parent and given access to the building. The man proceeded to disrupt the debate with an indecent exposure and then left the premises. Campus police and Baltimore City police were alerted and responded immediately.

Baltimore City Police are investigating this incident, and the University is cooperating fully with the investigation. Anyone with information that could assist with this investigation should contact Baltimore City police at 911 or campus police at 410-617-5010 as soon as possible, or complete the Silent Witness form.

Summer school residents are reminded to keep all doors and windows secured, and not to allow anyone into the building without an ID. Please report any suspicious persons and activity to campus police or Student Life staff. Loyola students, faculty, and staff must carry their Loyola ID at all times and they, along with guests, should produce ID when asked.

Crime Prevention Notice # 11-05 Larceny from Auto

Over the past few days, campus police has responded to calls for reported thefts from motor vehicles parked along Millbrook Lane in and around the reservoir area. Items left in plain view make an easy target for smash and grab larcenies.

We would like to remind the Loyola community not to leave valuables, GPS systems, cell phones, CDs, change, or any other personal property in plain sight in your car. If you must leave valuable items inside your vehicle, lock them out of sight in the trunk.

Historically, we see increased activity in reported thefts from motor vehicles at the end of the spring semester as students begin to move out of their residence halls. Always lock your vehicle when you are loading it even between trips in and out of your residence hall. We do not recommend loading your vehicle and leaving it unattended overnight. This draws attention to your vehicle and increases the chances of vehicle theft.

Additional campus police and Baltimore Police Department patrols have been implemented. We need your assistance in keeping our campus safe. Please report suspicious activity or persons immediately to 410-617-5010 or 410-617-5911.

Crime Prevention Notice # 11-04

Recent reports have indicated there is evidence of increasing distribution and use of Rohypnol, a powerful drug sometimes referred to as “roofies” or the “date rape” drug. These reports suggest that this use is particularly common in bars, clubs, and on college campuses. Members of the Loyola community should be aware of this potent, illegal drug’s availability and potential dangers.

Rohypnol, whose chemical name is flunitrazepam, dissolves easily in liquids and is tasteless, colorless, and odorless. Ten times more potent than Valium, Rohypnol can cause memory loss lasting for eight to 24 hours, depending on dosage. The drug usually takes effect within 30 minutes, reaching its full impact in about an hour. The drug is metabolized quickly, making it very difficult to trace.

Individuals are put at risk for being victims of crimes, including sexual assaults, when the drug is dropped into their drinks and they are left both incapacitated and with short-term memory loss.

Members of the Loyola community are urged to be careful in situations where alcohol is present. Do not leave your drink unattended, do not accept drinks from strangers and, if you feel uncomfortable in a situation, leave, preferably with a friend. If you observe a friend or fellow student who may have consumed an excessive amount of alcohol or is otherwise in distress, please assist them in getting back to their residence safely. Do not hesitate to contact campus police if you have any concerns for their safety or your own.

If you believe you may been victimized by the use of Rohypnol or any other drug, contact campus police at ext. 5010 as soon as possible.

Incident Alert  #11-03

A Loyola undergraduate has filed a Baltimore City Police report of a sexual assault taking place at a private residence early Saturday, April 16. There is no indication that this incident is related in any way to the incident reported on Tuesday, April 12.

Initial reports state that the Loyola student was in the Zen West restaurant and bar on York Road shortly after midnight on Saturday, April 16, and consumed a drink offered by a person, described as an African-American male of medium skin tone with shoulder-length dreadlocks, wide-set eyes, and uneven teeth, approximately six feet tall and 180-200 lbs, who was not a Loyola student. At some point in the following hours, the student went or was taken to another location where the alleged assault took place. Whether or not the person offering the drink was also the assailant remains unclear.

The student has been treated at an area hospital and appropriate support resources have been made available. 

Baltimore City Police are investigating this incident, and the University is cooperating fully with this investigation. Anyone with information that could assist with this investigation should contact

Baltimore City Police at 410-396-2455 or campus police at 410-617-5010 as soon as possible, or complete the Silent Witness form.

Incident Alert # 11-02

A Loyola undergraduate student has filed a Baltimore City Police report of a sexual assault occurring in a campus residence hall early this morning. The person reporting the assault has been treated at an area hospital. The Baltimore City Police Department is investigating the incident, and the University is cooperating fully with this investigation.  

The investigation, which includes evidence collection, interviews, and statement taking, is in its very early stages. However, the initial report filed with Baltimore City Police identifies a person who was a guest in the residence hall last night as the alleged assailant. This individual will be prohibited from returning to campus.

The safety and well-being of our students and other University community members remains Loyola’s top priority. We commend the student filing the report for contacting the police immediately, as well as the other students who have been questioned regarding this incident for cooperating fully with the investigation. Anyone with information that could assist with this investigation should contact campus police at 410-617-5010 as soon as possible or complete the Silent Witness form.

We are also of course deeply concerned about the student filing the report, and we have made appropriate support resources available. Loyola’s Counseling Center staff members are available to provide support to students with concerns about sexual assault; students are encouraged to reach out to the Counseling Center at ext. 2273 (CARE) or after hours by contacting their resident assistants, or the office of student life through campus police.

The University takes the issues surrounding sexual assault very seriously. This week marks Loyola’s observation of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and our students have a number of programs planned on campus focused on the prevention of these crimes and support for survivors. Information about these events can be found in the NewsHound.

If you have any questions or concerns about this matter, please feel free to contact me at sdonovan@loyola.edu or 410-617-2842.

Crime Prevention Notice #11-01

Historically, Loyola campus police observe an upswing in reported thefts from motor vehicles at the start of the spring semester. Public Safety would like to remind the Loyola community not to leave valuables, change, CD’s, GPS systems, cell phones, power cords, even suction cup items to hold various electronics or any other personal property in plain view in your car. If you must leave valuable items inside your vehicle lock them out of sight inside your trunk. Items left in plain view make an easy target for smash and grab larcenies. Take a moment before you leave your vehicle to canvas the interior so nothing is left in plain view. Campus police need your assistance in keeping our campus safe. Immediately report suspicious activity or persons to ext. 5010.

Prevention Notice #10-10

On Tuesday evening, Dec. 14, 2010 at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Royal Farm Store at 206 West Cold Spring Lane was held up at gun point. An unidentified individual walked into the establishment, went straight to the checkout counter, pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded the money from the register. The suspect was last seen fleeing westbound on Cold Spring Lane. There were no injuries reported. No one from the Loyola community was involved in this incident. The Baltimore Police Department is currently investigating this incident. Public Safety would like to remind all members of the University community to remain aware of their surroundings. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is asked to call BPD at 311 or LPD at 410-617-1124 /1128.           

Crime Prevention Notice# 10-09

Over the Thanksgiving holiday break we will be installing additional fencing in the Seton, Hopkins and Lange housing areas. This fencing will restrict open access to the housing units along the North Charles Street area. Two access sidewalks to campus will be restricted when the fencing is completed. The sidewalks on the north and south side of Lange Court and the east side of Seton Court will be closed to foot traffic to Charles Street. The access gate under Lange Court (Ripken House) has been outfitted with an access control device and will require the community to swipe to gain entrance. We ask your help in keeping this entrance secure by not propping the gate open and carrying your ID at all times. This measure is intended to help reduce open access to the campus, provide additional security and improve our overall CCTV observation plans.

Incident Alert# 10-08 Armed Robbery and Assault 

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2010, there was an Armed Robbery and Assault in the parking lot area between Newman Towers and Campion. Two students were robbed at knife point after getting out of a cab by two assailants. A third student, after exiting a cab walked on to the scene and was punched in the face. The students who were robbed were not injured and the student who was assaulted was provided medical assistance at the scene for minor injuries. The two suspects fled campus on foot. The crimes were reported to Baltimore Police and Campus Police.  Patrols of Campus Police and Baltimore Police have been increased in this area. If anyone has any information about these incidents, please contact campus police at 4106175010.

Crime Prevention Notice# 10-07

In an effort to clarify activity that occurred near Newman Towers Wednesday evening, the following is provided:

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Baltimore City Police responded to a call for assistance at 206 West Cold Spring Lane to the Royal Farms store. No Loyola community members were involved in this incident. The initial call was for a reported armed robbery. Loyola campus police positioned themselves in visible locations on and around all entrances to the west side residential dormitories. After arriving Baltimore City Police units investigated the call further, it was determined to be an assault by threat. Loyola campus police further learned no weapon was displayed by the suspect who was last seen fleeing west bound on Cold Spring Lane. 

Loyola campus police continue to work in concert with the Baltimore City Police Department with the intent of keeping our community as safe as possible.      

Incident Alert#10-06 Robbery Strong arm

Campus Police have recently learned that a male Loyola student was the victim of a strong-arm robbery that occurred on October 3, 2010 at approximately 1:30 am near the Senator Theater. The student reported that the attacker struck him in his face with his fist and asked for his belongings. The student was not seriously injured. As further information becomes available additional updates will follow.

Campus Police strongly advises students to walk in groups whenever possible.  It is also advised to use public transportation whenever possible and to stay alert, particularly if you travel during the hours of darkness. Baltimore City Police have been notified of this incident and we continue to investigate the matter.   Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact LCPD at ext 5010.

Incident# 10-05 Assault

Campus Police recently learned that a male Loyola student was assaulted while walking on Woodbourne Avenue on October 3, 2010 at approximately 1 a.m. The student reported that he and another student were returning from an establishment on York Road when the assault occurred. It was reported that during the assault an unknown object was used to stab at one of the students during the attack. No serious injuries were sustained.  As further information becomes available additional updates will follow.

Campus Police strongly advises students to walk in groups whenever possible. It is also advised to use public transportation whenever possible to stay alert, particularly if you travel during the hours of darkness. Baltimore City Police have been notified of this incident and we continue to investigate the matter. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact LCPD at ext 5010.

Incident Alert# 10-4 Burglary

Sometime between Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, and Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, an unknown individual entered a residence in the Hopkins Court Residence Hall through an unlocked window. Investigation revealed entry to the residence was made by pulling the outer security screen open and then opening the inner unlocked window. Personal property was taken from the room before the suspect exited the building. The Baltimore City Police Crime Lab unit responded and collected evidence at the scene.      

Campus police would like to remind student residents to keep all doors and windows secured at all times. Please report all suspicious persons and activity. Also notify Loyola campus police (ext. 5911) as well as Baltimore Police (911) if you have any information that may assist in this case. 

Incident Alert # 10-3 Burglary and Motor Vehicle Theft

On Monday, Aug. 8, 2010 sometime between 2:30-3:30 p.m. an office in the Humanities building was burglarized. An unknown suspect entered an unsecured office and took a set of car keys. The suspect was then able to locate and steal the victims motor vehicle parked on Cold Spring Lane. Members of the Loyola community are reminded to always secure your personal belongings in a locked desk drawer or file cabinet. Always lock your office if you are going to leave it unattended for any amount of time. Anyone seeing suspicious individuals on campus or in your office building should call campus police immediately at ext. 5010 or 5911. Loyola campus police recommends using anti-theft devices such as the club to deter motor vehicle thefts. Loyola campus police and Baltimore City Police are investigating the incident. If anyone has any information regarding this incident please call ext. 1124 or 1128.

Crime Prevention Notice # 10-02 Vehicle break-ins

Over the past few days, numerous vehicle break-ins have been reported on and around campus. GPS devices, IPods and other personal electronic devices have been targeted in these break-ins. We advice that you not leave any valuables in plain sight inside your vehicle. This includes mounting units or docking stations for iPods, cell phones or GPS devices.  Additional items that can attract attention are coins, power cords, CDs, and computer components. Criminals also look for empty lighter sockets that may indicated the presence of electronic devices in the vehicle.

We advise that students remove all items of value from their vehicle and store them in the glove box, trunk or residence.  We also ask that you check your vehicle when possible if it is parked for extended periods of time. Lastly, if you observe anyone looking into cars, please call ext. 5010 immediately.

Crime Prevention Notice # 10–01 Vehicle break-ins

Over the past week, numerous vehicle break-ins have been reported on and around campus. GPS, iPods and personal electronic items have been targeted in these break-ins. We strongly advise that you not leave anything of value in plain sight in your vehicle. This includes the mounting units or docking stations for iPods, cell phones and GPS devices.  Additional items that attract attention are coins, power cords, CDs and computer items. We advise that you take such items into the residence hall, lock in the glove box or in the trunk. If you observe anyone looking into cars please call 5010 immediately. We will be posting additional officers in these areas starting this evening. Thank you for your attention in this regard.

Incident Alert # 09 -05 Newman Burglary

On Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, sometime around 9 a.m. two residence hall rooms in Newman Towers were burglarized. A student opened a controlled door allowing the suspect access to the resident hall. The suspect then tried many different doors until he found unsecured rooms on one of the floors. Some personal property and a laptop were taken from these rooms before the suspect exited the building.

Students are asked to secure your rooms when you depart and never to allow access to any building to unknown strangers. Our investigation into this incident continues between Loyola campus police and Baltimore City Police.  We have added additional Campus and Baltimore Police patrols in the Newman and Campion areas. Photos of the suspect have been distributed to the student life staff. We advise student’s to stay alert when entering and exiting the resident halls and do not let anyone enter who does not belong. Anyone seeing suspicious individuals should call campus police immediately. If anyone has any information regarding this incident is asked to call ext. 1124 or 1128.

Crime Prevention Notice # 09-04 Unsecured Areas

Over the past few weeks, a number of larceny’s have been reported to campus police. Most of these incidents have occurred when individuals have left their personal property, offices or dorm rooms unattended and unsecured. Leaving your property unattended even for short periods of time gives unscrupulous individuals opportunities to steal your belongings.

Additionally, do not allow access to any Loyola building to anyone unfamiliar to you. If an unknown individual asks to be admitted to any Loyola building inform them “you will call campus police to grant them access.”

Always report suspicious individuals to campus police immediately. Remember to give as accurate description as possible (to include footwear) and give the direction of travel the individual was last seen heading. The number to report suspicious individuals is ext. 5010 or 5911.

Information Alert # 09-03 York Road Homicide

On Thursday evening, Sept. 11, 2009, at approximately 8:47 p.m., a shooting occurred in the 500 block of Radnor Avenue near York Road. Radnor Avenue intersects York Road three blocks south of 5104 York Road (across from the Post Office). One victim was fatally shot while two other victims were wounded in the incident. The unidentified victim was transported to an area hospital where he later died. The Baltimore City Police Department is investigating this incident. 

Incident Alert # 09-02 Armed Robbery Off Campus 

At 2:45 p.m., Aug. 29, 2009 we received a phone call reporting that on Friday night Aug, 28 2009, at approximately 10:45 p.m. a student, while walking with a friend, was knocked down and robbed in the 5000 block of Broadmoor Road near Homeland Avenue. The student was not injured during this exchange and did not need medical attention. The student reported she saw a knife during the robbery. The two suspects fled on foot. The crime was reported to Baltimore Police. We have increased our patrols in this off campus location and caution students to avoid areas with poor lighting or with overgrown shrubbery where individuals can hide. If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact campus police at 410-617-5010.

Information Alert# 09-01 Public Safety Training

Public Safety will be conducting training exercises on the west side of campus Wednesday, June 3, and Tuesday, June 16, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. We are conducting these exercises to evaluate and improve campus police’s preparedness for an active shooter critical event. We will not be using any of Loyola’s mass notification systems during these exercises.  Baltimore Police Department leadership will be present to help identify their department’s role and requirements in responding to an incident like this. If you notice an increased presence of public safety members on the west side of campus during this time frame, do not be alarmed. Should you have any questions concerning please contact Tim Fox at ext. 2863 or call ext. 5010.

Incident Alert # 08-14 Armed Robbery on the 400 block of East Lake Ave.

Last night at approximately 11:45 p.m., an armed robbery took place on the 400 block of East Lake Avenue. There are four suspects involved with this crime, one of which had a hand gun. Reports indicate that the perpetrators forced their way into a social gathering occurring in a residence and took an undisclosed amount of property. In light of this incident, LCPD would like to remind students, particularly those living off campus, to lock their doors at all times and to be aware of who is entering your residence. LCPD will keep the community aware of developments as they arise. If anyone has information concerning this incident, you are asked to call BCPD at 311 or LCPD at 1124.

Incident Report # 08-13 Aggravated Assault

On Dec. 11, 2008, at approximately 3:15 a.m. a student was stabbed with a knife in the arm by another student during an altercation. The injured student was transported to the hospital, was treated for the injury, and then released. Please notify Loyola College Campus Police (ext. 5911) if you have any information concerning this incident.

Per the previous incident alert regarding an altercation between two Loyola students, please be advised that all students involved in this incident have been identified and located. Currently, the Department of Student Life is taking the appropriate steps to address this matter. The injured student was treated for a minor laceration to the arm and has been released from the hospital.

Crime Prevention Notice # 08-12  Daylight Savings Time

Over the Halloween weekend and with the ending of daylight savings time, the Department of Public Safety would like to remind the community to use extra vigilance with regards to safety and to constantly be aware of ones surroundings. Please be sure to make choices that do not compromise your safety. If you observe suspicious activity or are in need of assistance please call Public Safety at 410-617-5010

Crime Prevention Notice # 08-11 Vehicle Break-ins

On Tuesday 10/14/08, two cars were broken into on the 4400 block of Millbrook Road, next to the reservoir. Owners of the vehicles reported electronic equipment missing from the vehicles. Loyola College Campus Police would like to remind all members of the campus community to not leave anything of value (electronics, cell phones, iPods, DVD’s, Cd’s and coins) in plain view inside your vehicle. Please secure all of your property in the trunk to deter this type of incident from occurring. If you observe any suspicious persons or activity please call 5911 or 911

Incident Alert # 08-10 Burglary

On Wednesday morning, Oct. 15, at approximately 1:20 a.m, a burglary was reported at an off-campus student residence, on Evesham Avenue. One of the residents, a Loyola student, observed an unknown male on the second floor of their residence.

Several pieces of electronic equipment (i-Pod & lap top computer) were reported missing. None of the student occupants were harmed during the incident. LCPD and BCPD would like to remind everyone to call 911 immediately if you observe a crime in progress.

Additionally, off campus residents should ensure that security measures (doors, windows and fire alarms) are working properly. At your request, LCPD can conduct a crime prevention inspection of your residence. To take advantage of this inspection call 410-617-1128 or 1124. If any suspicious persons are observed in your area, do not hesitate to contact the local police department, as well as campus police.

Incident Alert# 08-09 Assualt and Robbery

On Saturday morning, Sept. 20, 2008, at approximately 3:15 a.m., an assault and robbery took place in front of an off campus student house at 5225 Crowson Avenue near the Provident Bank parking lot. The victims, both of whom were Loyola students, were sitting at the base of their steps when two males approached them. One student was told to lie on the ground while the second student was struck in the head and knocked to the ground during the incident. The first student received bruises to his arms and knees while the second student was transported to the hospital for injuries sustained during the incident. Both suspects ran east towards York Road after taking a cell phone and some cash.

Baltimore City Police and Loyola College Campus Police were unable to locate the suspects after being called to the scene. Both Loyola College Campus Police and Baltimore City Police Department will be patrolling the York Road corridor and we’ll provide updates regarding this incident. Please report any incidents of crime or of suspicious activity to either the Baltimore City Police (911) or the LCPD (5911).

Incident Alert # 08-08 Robbery

On Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at approximately 8 p.m., a robbery took place off campus on the corner of Homeland Avenue and Chatford Avenue. The victims, both of whom were female Loyola students, were walking west towards the Villages of Homeland community when two males approached them from behind. One student was knocked to the ground during the incident, but neither of the students were hurt during the robbery. After giving the suspects their purses, both suspects ran east towards York road. The two students ran west to the guard shack at the entrance of the Villages of Homeland and reported the incident to Baltimore City Police. Police apprehended both suspects and recovered the students property a short time after receiving the 911 call.

The department of Public Safety would like to remind all members of the Loyola community to be aware of your surroundings when walking, and when possible to walk in groups. Lastly, please report any incidents of crime or of suspicious activity to either the Baltimore City Police (911) or the LCPD (ext. 5911).

Incident Alert # 08-07 Burglary

On Monday, Aug. 4, 2008 at approximately 4:25 p.m., the employee/occupant of 305 Winston Avenue returned home and heard loud noises coming from the second floor of the residence. Upon the resident calling out to what he believed to be persons unknown inside his residence, he observed two juvenile males exiting his backyard. Investigation by Loyola College Campus Police revealed that entry to the residence was made by breaking a rear basement window. Taken in this offense was jewelry, although the upstairs portion of the home was ransacked. Suspects were last observed fleeing on foot toward Rossiter Avenue. BCPD and LCPD continue to investigate the incident. Please report all suspicious persons and activity. Use any and all available technology to keep your property secure. Make sure evening lighting is adequate to illuminate the areas around your home. Please notify Loyola College Campus Police (ext. 5911) as well as Baltimore Police (911) if you have any information that may assist in this case.

Incident Alert # 08-06 Car Break-ins

Between March 30 and 31, 2008, at various times, four vehicles parked in the 4400 block of Millbrook Road had their windows broken by persons unknown. It is believed that the unknown subject(s) entered the vehicles in an attempt to remove valuables. In three instances, no property was reported missing. In still another, various CD's and an iPod were removed. One vehicle had its ignition removed so we believe that this was an attempted car theft. Loyola College Campus Police would like to remind all members of the college community that all valuables inside your car should be kept out of sight and stored in the trunk. This would include loose change left in plain view. Also, in the event that you are in that immediate area and observe subjects looking into vehicles, do not hesitate to call campus police immediately. Loyola College Campus Police, as well as Baltimore City Police will continue to make this a priority area with regards to patrols.

Crime Prevention Notice # 08-05 Spam E-Mail

Currently a SPAM E-mail is circulating through the Loyola GroupWise system.

THIS IS SPAM AND SHOULD BE DELETED!

The Loyola technology department would never ask for this information. Legitimate companies never ask for your user name or passwords. If you have responded to this e-mail please contact technology services at 5555.

Incident Alert 08-04 # Aggravated Assault

On May 17, 2008 around 1:15 A.M. two Loyola students walking along Homeland Ave were shot at with a paint ball gun by 4 males driving west bound. One of the students was hit in the back of the head and scrapped her knee when she fell to the ground and did not need any medical attention. The students called 911 and an off duty Baltimore City Police Officer employed by Loyola College was able to apprehend and arrest the individuals.

LCPD 08-0798        BCPD 085E8501

Crime Prevention Alert # 08-03 Armed Robbery

On April 26, 2008, at approximately 8:30 p.m. two Loyola students were involved in an armed robbery (handgun) in the vicinity of the 5400 block of Willowmere Way which is located behind the Dunkin Donuts on York Road. Neither student was injured in the incident. The students were transported by the Baltimore City Police Department to Northern District for interviews by detectives. 
 
Patrols will be increased in this area. Please report suspicious or criminal activity to Public Safety. If you have any additional information that may assist in this incident please call 410-617-5010. 

Incident Alert 08-02 # Off Campus Burglary

Yesterday morning, Feb. 14, 2008, between the hours of 3 a.m. and 9 a.m. a Loyola student’s off campus residence was burglarized. The students had failed to properly secure their sliding glass door prior to retiring for the night. No one was injured in the break-in, but several electronic items were stolen from the residence. LCPD would like to remind all College Community members to always secure your residences at all times and to report criminal or suspicious activity by calling ext. 5911 or 5010. You can contact Baltimore City Police Department by dialing 311 for non-emergency matters or 911 for emergencies. Anyone who may have any information concerning this incident is asked to call ext. 1124 or 1128.

Crime Prevention Notice # 08-01 Fire and Vehicle Safety

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind all College Community members to take extra care when using personal space heaters. With the onset of winter and as the outside temperature’s continue to drop, please exercise caution when using these devices inside of your home or office. Annually numerous deaths, burns and fires are reported nationwide from the use of these devices. Please make sure space heaters are not left unattended and kept in areas free of debris which could ignite and cause harm to you or your family. Baltimore City Fire Department recommends leaving a three foot clearance when using these devices. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the members of our fire safety team.

Additionally, please remain aware that traditionally we see more auto break-ins when valuable items are left in plain view. Please take every precaution to hide valuables out of sight if you are leaving anything in your automobile. Also, be aware that automobile catalytic converters have become a high theft item. Always park your vehicle in well lit and highly traveled roadways whenever possible. Always report any suspicious activities to LCPD at 5010.

Incident Alert # 07-11 Incident on October 22

At approximately 7:15 this evening, a group of Loyola students reported overhearing threatening comments made by a fellow student. The group contacted Loyola's Department of Public Safety, which located the student in question.

After thorough questioning by the Baltimore City Police Department and Loyola's Department of Public Safety, as well as a search of the student's room by the Office of Student Life, it was determined that the student's comments were tied to a misunderstood class assignment, and were not malicious in nature.

The Baltimore City Police Department requested that the student be evaluated by medical personnel, and this process is underway at the present time.

Incident Alert # 07-10 Armed Assault and Robbery

On Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007 at approximately 2 a.m., five students were robbed at gunpoint while walking south bound on York Road, just beyond Bellona Avenue. One student who was walking behind the group was approached first and then struck in the face with an undetermined object when he told the perpetrator he had no money. The other four students, who attempted to come to his aid, were threatened at gunpoint and patted down for property. The student who was struck was treated for a bruised nose at a local hospital and released.

LCPD reminds everyone that walking in groups is certainly safer than walking alone; however based on recent incidents, the Department of Public Safety urges students to use a taxi when traveling during hours of darkness, particularly on and around the York Road Corridor.  Loyola has added additional Baltimore City Police Officers to patrol this area. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call BCPD at 311 or LCPD at ext. 1128 or 1124.

Incident Alert # 07-09 Assault (York Road)

On Friday evening Aug. 31, 2007, at approximately 11:30 pm, a group of four Loyola students reported being assaulted in or around York and Belvedere roads after coming out of Zen West. The students stated that a group of individuals approached them and had questions about a cell phone that one of the students was using.  The phone was grabbed from the student and the suspect ran, at the same time, one of the other students was hit and knocked to the ground.  Minor injuries were sustained by the student that fell.   The injured student did not request medical assistance from BCFD.   BCPD responded to the incident and took a report. An investigation is ongoing

The Department of Public Safety will report additional information as it becomes available. As always, please report incidents of crime or suspicious activity to either the Baltimore City Police (911) or the LCPD (ext. 5911). 

Incident Alert # 07-08 Armed Assault and Robbery

On Tuesday evening, August 21, 2007, at approximately 11:30 PM, the McDonalds at York Road and Winston Avenue was held up at gun point. An unidentified individual walked up to the establishment’s drive-thru window on foot and demanded money. The dinning area of the McDonalds was closed at the time.  No one from the Loyola College community was involved in this incident. BCPD is currently investigating this incident. LCPD would like to remind all members of the college community to remain aware of their surroundings, particularly when frequenting the York Road corridor. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is asked to call BCPD at 311 or LCPD at 1124 /1128.  

Incident Alert # 07-07 Burglary

This morning, 14 Aug 2007,  between 0800 - 1230 hours, a College-owned residence located at Winston Avenue was forcibly entered through a westside  basement window.  No one was home at the time of the break in and a few items were stolen from the home.  Baltimore City Police Department’s crime lab responded to the scene and an investigation is ongoing. All members of the College Community are reminded they can report criminal or suspicious activity by calling 5911 or 5010. Anyone who may have any information concerning this incident is asked to call 1124 or 1128. 
IA 07-07     LCPD 07-1045    BCPD 5H7190

Incident Alert # 07-06 Burglary

Over the weekend, a College-owned residence located at Rossiter Avenue was forcibly entered through a rear basement door. Campus police believe that an unknown person(s) gained entry through a basement door sometime between Wednesday evening, July 25, 2007 and Friday evening, July 27, 2007. No one was home at the time of the break-in and a few items were stolen from the home. Baltimore City Police Department’s crime lab responded to the scene and an investigation is ongoing. LCPD reminds all members of the College Community to make sure you employ all security devices (dead bolts, alarm systems, etc.) you may have available at your residence.

We would also like to remind summer student residents to not leave your dorm rooms unlocked at anytime. Recently, campus police have found numerous doors unlocked and/or wide open with no occupants in sight. Leaving rooms and offices unlocked and unattended is an open invitation for potential loss of property. All members of the College Community are reminded they can report criminal or suspicious activity by calling ext. 5911 or 5010. Anyone who may have any information concerning these incidents is asked to call ext. 1124 or 1128.

Incident Alert # 07-05 Attempted Robbery and Assault

The Department of Public Safety recently became aware of an attempted Robbery and Assault that occurred on July 10, 2007.  The robbery occurred at approximately 1:29 a.m. in or around 5900 block of York Road near Craig's Favorites Bar. The student was returning to campus from an establishment on York Road and was knocked to the ground punched several times and kicked. The suspects then patted the student down for valuables but no theft was reported. The student was injured slightly during the incident.   

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind all members of the Loyola community to please be aware of your surroundings and use good judgment in route selection and time of travel. Please be advised to avoid unlit or dark areas, and walk in groups whenever possible. The College has increased patrols in this area and is seeking any additional information regarding this incident. As always, please report incidents of crime or suspicious activity immediately to either the Baltimore City Police (911) or the LCPD (ext. 5911). 

Incident Alert # 07-04 Assault Other Dangerous Weapon

On Friday morning, May 11, 2007, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a Loyola student reported being assaulted on the 5200 block of York Road near the Govan’s Presbyterian Church. According to the injured student, he and another student were returning to campus from the Dunkin Donuts on York Road. The student reported that after being followed and exchanging words with two suspects, he was then hit in the head with a brick that was thrown by one of the two suspects. No theft was reported. The injured student was treated on the scene and then transported to the hospital by BCFD. Investigation of this incident is ongoing by BCPD and LCPD.  

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind all members of the Loyola community to please be aware of your surroundings and use good judgment in route selection and time of travel. Please be advised to avoid unlit or dark areas, and walk in groups whenever possible. The College has increased patrols in this area and is seeking any additional information regarding this incident. As always, please report incidents of crime or suspicious activity to either the Baltimore City Police (911) or the LCPD (ext. 5911). 

Incident Alert # 07-03 Assault

On Monday morning April 2, 2007, at approximately 1:20 a.m., a Loyola student reported being assaulted after exiting a vehicle. The assault took place behind the Govan’s Presbyterian Church, which is located at the 5200 block of York Road. The victim stated that she was struck on the side of the head.  She was not able to provide a description of the suspect. No property was taken as a result of this incident. This is all of the information that we have at this time regarding the incident. If anyone has any information regarding this matter, please contact Loyola campus police at (5911).

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind all members of the Loyola community to please be aware of your surroundings. When possible, please avoid unlit or dark areas, stay away from overgrown shrubbery and walk in groups. Also, please be sure to lock your residence, even when you are home. We have increased our police patrols in this area.  As always, please report incidents of crime or of suspicious activity to either the Baltimore City Police (911) or the LCPD (5911). 

Cold Spring Lane Information Alert# 07-04 (Robbery)

On Wednesday evening, May 16, 2007 at 8:52 p.m., a robbery occurred at the Royal Farm store in the 200 block of West Cold Spring Lane. An unidentified suspect robbed the store and fled on foot in an unknown direction. The suspect is still at large. No weapon was displayed. BCPD is investigating this incident. 

York Road Information Alert # 07-03 (Homicide)

On Wednesday evening, May 16, 2007, at approximately 7 p.m., a shooting occurred in the 500 block of Chateau Avenue. Chateau Avenue intersects York Road across the street from 5104 York Road (near the Crown Station). The 21-year-old victim had been approached by an unknown person and was shot. The suspect fled east on Chateau on foot and is still at large. The unidentified victim was transported to Sinai Hospital where he later died. The Baltimore City Police Department is investigating this incident. 

York  Road information Alert # 07-02  (Double Stabbing / Homicide)

On Friday, February 17, 2007, at approximately 11:30 PM, a double stabbing occurred at 5309 York Road. The incident occurred between Sheridan and Glenwood Avenues across the street from the Auto Parts store on York Road. One of the victims died on Saturday and the other is in critical condition. No Loyola students were involved.
 
Baltimore City Police are currently investigating this matter and will keep the College informed as things progress.
 
As always, please stay aware of your surroundings, and when possible, travel in groups and use public transportation.  Please report suspicious activity to LCPD at 5010 or BCPD at 311.

York Road information Alert # 07-01 (Homicide)

The Department of Public Safety has been informed that on Jan 9, 2007 at approximately 11:45 p.m. a homicide occurred at the 5200 block of York Road. This is located at the senior citizen high rise down the street from CVS.  Investigation by Northern District and the City’s Homicide Unit continue. According to Baltimore City Police,  indications are that the homicide was drug related.

This incident amplifies the need to stay aware of your surroundings at all times. Please report any suspicious occurrences to LCPD at 5010 or BCPD at 411.

Crime Prevention # 07- 01 Secure your doors!

On Sunday, July 8, 2007, a larceny was reported from Campion Towers-2nd floor by the occupants of a room.  Investigation revealed that person(s) unknown entered the residence between July 3 and 8 and removed a Gateway laptop computer and a Sony Playstation. The door was unsecured when discovered by the occupants. Presently there are no suspects in this reported incident. Please be aware of your surroundings and report any and all suspicious activity and persons. It is of utmost importance that you secure your door when leaving your residence, while no one is inside of the residence and when you are sleeping. 

Community Safety Alerts

Two construction related Safety alerts:

1. Ennis Parallel, the road behind College Center, will be closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic on Wednesday, March 21, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a crane in place off-loading steel for the College Center pool area renovation. Foot traffic should go on the quad side to bypass the construction area. Your cooperation, bypassing this area will greatly assist the construction process and will keep us all safer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Project Management and Facilities Maintenance Department at 410-617-2200.

2. Construction at the new resident hall and Library sites has caused some students to create a new path way over Stoney Creek. This is not the preferred path to get to the College of Notre Dame, Charles Street, or to the FAC. This path is not as safe as going up to Ennis Parallel to get to Charles Street.  It is a little longer journey,  however is much safer.  When the Library is open, students can cut though the Library to get over the creek. When the Library is closed, Ennis Parallel is the recommended route. If someone would slip, trip or fall on this "new" route they may not be seen and  medical treatment could be delayed. Thank you for your support and as spring begins please keep aware of what is happening around you. Potential new hazards await in or around these construction areas. Students, staff, and faculty should increase there awareness in these areas.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Safety  at 410-617-5010.

Loyola Emergency Notification System
SUBJECT: New emergency notification system

The College has recently augmented the Loyola Emergency Notification System (LENS) with a text messaging service that will instantly and simultaneously distribute brief messages in situations posing imminent physical threats to the College Community. By using Short Messaging System (SMS) technology, the system, e2Campus, can convey messages to registered mobile phones, Blackberries, wireless PDAs, smart phones and satellite phones even in times when traditional phone and e-mail networks are congested due to increased volume.

Loyola’s office of Public Safety will use the e2campus system to provide notification of situations posing imminent, physical threats to the College Community. This new mass notification system complements the existing Loyola Emergency Notification System (LENS), which includes outside sirens, PM Evergreen e-mails, phone mail announcements, and indoor fire alarm speakers. The e2campus mass notification system will only be used in circumstances posing grave physical danger, and use of the system will be followed by announcements in all of the College’s existing emergency notification channels.

In order to benefit from this new service, you must register your cell phone with e2campus via Inside Loyola. Most cell phones are already SMS-enabled; those that are not may still receive the messages, but may incur a small fee.

To register:

1) Make sure you have your cell phone on hand.
2) Go to "e2campus" under Quick Links on Inside Loyola https://inside.loyola.edu
3) Click "Create an Account."
4) You should receive an SMS test message on your phone that will provide you with a four-digit number to use in the next e2campus window. Fill in the number, then click "Validate Mobile Phone."
5) A new page should indicate that you have successfully registered.
6) Click "Log in," then use the username and password you just created.
7) Click on the "Services" tab to add your e-mail address and/or other notification options.
   
Link to e2campus www.e2campus.com/my/loyola/ to update or delete your account.

Monthly tests of the system will be conducted, and will be announced in advance via NewsHound. If you have any trouble with the registration process, or learn that you are not receiving the monthly test messages, please contact the Help Desk at ext. 5555.

Campus Police recommends students should travel in groups, remain vigilant while traveling after the hours of darkness, and avoid dark or secluded areas when possible. Baltimore Police have been notified. If anyone has information concerning this incident you are asked to call BPD at 311 or LCP at 1124.

Campus Police recommends students should travel in groups, remain vigilant while traveling after the hours of darkness, and avoid dark or secluded areas when possible. Baltimore Police have been notified. If anyone has information concerning this incident you are asked to call BPD at 311 or LCP at 1124.