Posted Oct 26, 2016 Posted Oct 26, 2016

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MSU Police Department

Crime Alert

CONTACT:  Chief Patrick Coggins, 940.397.4239, patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu           

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about certain crimes on and around their campuses. A requirement of this law is timely notification to the campus community of certain crimes in a manner that will aid in the prevention of similar crimes.

Between 5:40 and 7:50 PM on 10/13/2016, an apartment at Sunwatcher Village Apartments was reportedly burglarized and a television was stolen. 

Between 10:30 PM on 10/20/2016 and 7:30 AM on 10/21/2016, a different apartment at Sunwatcher Village was reportedly burglarized and a gaming system was stolen.

Between 8:00 PM on 10/21/2016 and 1:30 AM on 10/22/2016, a third apartment at Sunwatcher Village was reportedly burglarized and electronic gaming equipment was taken.

No evidence of forced entry was noted in any of these cases. 

MSU and the University Police Department strongly encourage everyone to be actively involved in his or her own safety and remember:

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Do not store large quantities of cash in your room.
  • Lock your doors and windows anytime you are away from your residence.
  • Consider engraving expensive electronic equipment and recording and storing the serial numbers.

Please contact the University Police Department at 940.397.4239 if you have information regarding any of these incidents or any other offense.

Office:            (940) 397-4239
Email:             patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu

 


Posted April 27, 2016 Posted April 27, 2016

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MSU Police Department

Crime Alert

Campus crime alerts are for all students, faculty and staff so that they are aware of a particular crime or crimes that are occurring on campus or in the area surrounding the campus.

The Wichita Falls Police Department is investigating two incidents that occurred over the past weekend at Mustang Village Apartments, 5005 Lake Park Drive, Wichita Falls, Texas.  In one instance, which occurred early Sunday morning, an MSU student reported that someone attempted to gain entry into her apartment, while she was home.  The suspect was apparently alerted to her presence when she fled the apartment, and entry was not gained.  In the other case, an MSU student's apartment was burglarized, and several items of personal property were taken, while she was away for the weekend.  There is currently no suspect information available.

MSU PD is urging all students, faculty and staff that may reside at Mustang Village to be aware of any suspicious subjects on or near the property. We all must be vigilant and take responsibility for personal safety. All individuals are urged to practice the following:

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • If you see anything out of the ordinary, or you believe someone is a suspicious person, notify the Wichita Falls or MSU Police Department immediately!  DO NOT WAIT!
  • Keep your apartment secure at all times by locking your exterior doors and windows, regardless of whether you are present. 
  • Always carry a cell phone with you.
  • Do not walk or jog with headphones in both ears, as doing so may interfere with your ability to hear what is going on around you.

Should you have information about these incidents, please contact the Wichita Falls Police Department at (940) 761-7762. In an emergency or to report in-progress suspicious activity, dial 911.

If you have any questions about this crime alert, please feel free to contact Patrick Coggins, Chief of Police, at either of the following:

Office:            (940) 397-4239
Email:             patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu

You may also report a crime anonymously at our MSU PD web site:  http://webforms.mwsu.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=m2LJ452&


Posted Oct 12, 2015 Posted Oct 12, 2015

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Midwestern State University Timely Warning

October 12, 2015 @ 9:13 PM

An MSU student reported that on Monday, October 12, 2015, at approximately 1530 hours, he was robbed by three suspects. The victim was walking on Taft Boulevard near MSU's Moffett Library when the suspects drove alongside him in a dark blue SUV and asked if the student was walking to Colony Park Apartments or Mustang Village. The victim stated he was going to Colony Park Apartments, and the driver told the victim to get in the vehicle. As the victim was entering the vehicle, the driver pulled a "wolf mask" over his face.Suddenly the victim's seat reclined as another suspect covered the victim's eyes with his hand and pulled him toward the back seat.  The victim believes that one of the suspects pressed a handgun to his back; however he never saw the weapon. The victim pleaded with the suspects and told them that he had money. The suspects removed a wallet containing $1,050 USD from the victim's backpack. The suspects then dropped the victim off near the laundry facility at Colony Park Apartments. The only description of the suspects was the driver, being a white male, having a black long sleeve shirt and tan shorts. He also had short black hair and was clean shaven but had sideburns. The other two suspects were described only as having southern accents.

Until further information is obtained, the MSU PD is urging all students, faculty, staff and visitors to be aware of any suspicious subjects on or near the MSU campus. We all must be vigilant in taking responsibility for personal safety. All individuals are urged to practice the following:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and do not walk or jog alone.
  • If you see anything out of the ordinary or you believe someone is a suspicious person notify MSU Police immediately!  DO NOT WAIT!
  • Always carry a cell phone with you. Do not walk or jog with headphones in both ears.
  • Carry a high decibel personal battery powered alarm or download a personal protection alarm app on your cell phone.
  • Receive training in self-defense/personal protection techniques.

If you have any information regarding this crime or any other crime, call 911 in an emergency, or contact the MSU Police Department non-emergency line at 940-397-4239.

Dan Williams
Chief of Police
Midwestern State University
dan.williams@mwsu.edu
Office (940)397-4239
Fax (940)397-4055


Posted Sept 8, 2015 Posted Sept 8, 2015

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MSU Police Department - Clery Act Timely Warning

09/08/2015 1:00 PM

Campus crime alerts and timely warnings to the community comply with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

The Midwestern State University Police Department is investigating a case of indecent exposure that occurred at Sikes Lake at about 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2015. A female jogger reported that she saw a white, male who was completely naked and wearing a white T-shirt wrapped around his head. The suspect never attempted to make any contact or never said anything to the reporting person. The suspect was last seen walking on the jogging track near the motel on the southwest portion of Sikes Lake. Until further information is obtained, the MSU PD is urging all students, faculty, staff and visitors to be aware of any suspicious subjects on or near the MSU campus. We all must be vigilant in taking responsibility for personal safety. All individuals are urged to practice the following:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and do not walk or jog alone.
  • If you see anything out of the ordinary or you believe someone is a suspicious person notify MSU Police immediately! DO NOT WAIT!
  • Always carry a cell phone with you.
  • Do not walk or jog with headphones in both ears.
  • Carry a high decibel personal battery powered alarm or download a personal protection alarm app on your cell phone.
  • Receive training in self-defense/personal protection techniques.

Should you have information about this incident or any other criminal incident, please contact the MSU Police at: EMRGENCY 911, or Non-emergency 940-397-4239
police@mwsu.edu

You may also report a crime anonymously at our web site: http://police.mwsu.edu

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dan Williams, Chief of Police at the above numbers.

Dan Williams
Chief of Police
Midwestern State University
dan.williams@mwsu.edu
Office (940)397-4239
Fax (940)397-4055


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