Public Safety Advisory: Suspicious Activity Reported at Off-Campus Locations

Public Safety would like to advise the University of St. Thomas community of suspicious activity recently reported at off campus locations.

At 11:13 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, a UST student reported she saw an unidentified suspect with what appeared to be a video camera outside of her residence on the 2000 block of Portland Avenue. The student said she screamed and the suspect fled. She then contacted the St. Paul Police Department. The student was not able to provide a suspect description.

At 11:37 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, a UST student reported an unidentified suspect had been attempting to enter the back of her residence for several minutes. The St. Paul Police Department was contacted. SPPD and Public Safety officers checked the area, but could not locate a possible suspect. The student was not able to provide a suspect description. SPPD reported there were no signs of forcible entry on the house.

Public Safety would like to remind off campus residents to report suspicious or criminal activity to police immediately. Keep all doors, windows and garages locked and secured. Insist your landlord make any necessary repairs in a timely manner. If repairs are not being completed, contact the St. Paul Dept. of Safety and Inspections at 651 266-8989.

For more information, see Public Safety’s Sept. 5 Advisory. Other recent alerts, advisories and bulletins, as well as crime prevention and safety tips, also are posted on the St. Thomas Public Safety website.