Public Safety Alert: Intruder Reported on Marshall Avenue

Public Safety would like to alert the University of St. Thomas community of an intruder found in an off-campus residence.

At approximately 1:42 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, a UST student reported she found an intruder in her residence on the 2000 block of Marshall Avenue. The student reported she was asleep on the couch in her living room, when she woke to find an unidentified suspect turning the lights in the room on and off. The student asked the suspect what he was doing, and he then fled out the back door of the residence. The student reported the front door of her residence was secured, but the back door had been left unsecured. The incident was reported to the St. Paul Police Department.

The suspect was described as a white male with reddish/brownish hair, approximately 6’ 2”, wearing a yellow sweatshirt, blue jeans and boots.

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.

Public Safety also would like to advise the University of St. Thomas community of an indecent exposure incident that occurred at St. Paul College, located at 235 Marshall Avenue.

According to the St. Paul Police Department, an unidentified suspect was recently caught at the college exposing himself. The suspect was described as a black male with medium complexion, 20 to 30 years old, 5’ 5” to 5’ 10”, possibly with a mustache and/or goatee, driving a tan four-door sedan.

SPPD believes the individual has committed similar crimes at other area campuses and is seeking the public’s help in gathering information on the suspect and any unreported incidents.

It should be noted no incidents have been reported at UST to date.

If you have information regarding this suspect, or similar incidents in the area, please contact SPPD at (651) 291-1111.

For more information, see Public Safety’s Oct. 18 Alert and 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.