Public Safety issues an advisory about incidents of criminal damage to property on the St. Paul campus
From the University of St. Thomas Public Safety Department
Public Safety would like to advise the University of St. Thomas community of a series of criminal damage to property incidents that have occurred recently on the St. Paul campus.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9, two UST students reported that they found a racial slur written on a poster in the second floor lounge in McNeely Hall. The poster highlighted a diversity program that was sponsored by the university.
Since Feb. 12, 21 additional incidents involving graffiti have been reported to Public Safety. The majority of these incidents has involved the use of a black marker to vandalize male restrooms in Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Aquinas Hall and Owens Science Hall, and are not related to the racial slur incident in McNeely Hall.
These incidents are under investigation by Public Safety. Due to the serious nature of these crimes, Public Safety is asking for your assistance in identifying the individual(s) responsible for these offenses.
Information about these crimes can be directed to any Public Safety employee; through the secure, anonymous phone line at (651) 962-TIPS; or the secure, anonymous e-mail address at PSTIPS@stthomas.edu.
UST Public Safety crime prevention tips:
- Be alert for people in buildings or residence halls who appear suspicious. You know the areas that you live and work in best. If in doubt, notify Public Safety.
- Remember suspect information, including approximate age, height, weight and details on hair, clothing, jewelry, scars, tattoos – anything noticeable.
- Report crimes immediately to Public Safety, (651) 962-5555 for emergencies and (651) 962-5100 for nonemergencies, and the St. Paul Police Department, (651) 291-1111.