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Crime log: Drugs, knife found in room in The Dakota

Theft I/From Building

Science and Engineering Hall
Unknown – Unknown
Open case

A female staff member reported that a GW-owned laptop computer had been stolen from the Science and Engineering Hall. The University Police Department is still examining video footage as part of its investigation.

Open case.

Unlawful Entry/Assault on a Police Officer

Shenkman Hall
8/16/2017 – 9:06 p.m.
Case closed

While on patrol in Shenkman Hall, a UPD officer saw a man who had been previously barred from University property. The officer made contact with the suspect, who then became physically aggressive. UPD arrested the subject for unlawful entry and assault on a police officer. The Metropolitan Police Department transported the subject to the Second District Station.

Subject arrested.


Academic Center
8/17/2017 – 10 a.m.
Case closed

A female staff member reported to UPD that she received a suspicious letter addressed to another staff member who works in the same office.

No identifiable subject.

Destroying/Defacing Structures

Stuart Hall
Unknown – Unknown
Case closed

A UPD officer observed damage to the door frame of the rooftop door.

No suspects or witnesses.

Weapons Violation, Drug Law Violation, Liquor Law Violation

The Dakota
8/21/2017 – 6:13 p.m.
Case closed

UPD officers smelled a suspicious odor in the hallway and notified GW Housing. GW Housing searched a residence hall room and discovered drug paraphernalia, drugs, alcohol and a knife.

Referred to the Division of Student Affairs.

Theft II/Other

MVC Campus Property
8/22/2017 – Unknown
Case open

A male employee of GW Parking Services reported to UPD that he placed a parking boot on a vehicle with some parking tickets. When he later returned to the scene, the vehicle and boot were gone.

Open case.


2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
8/14/2017 – 5:48 p.m.
Case closed

A UPD officer received a report of stalking, which involved all non-GW affiliates. The victim reported to MPD that she received a letter with inappropriate content in the mail causing her to fear for her safety. MPD responded and took a report for this incident.

Referred to MPD.

Traffic Accident: Hit and Run

Public Property on Campus (900 Block of 24th Street NW)
Unknown – Unknown
Case open

An individual not affiliated with the University reported to UPD that his vehicle had been damaged by an unknown driver of another vehicle.

Open case.

Compiled by Justine Coleman and Catherine Moran

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