Crime log: Theft suspect released after bystander pays for alleged stolen goods

Theft II/from Building

Off Campus
3/26/2022 – 10:30 p.m.
Open Case

A female student reported that her coat and wallet were stolen at an off-campus event.

— Case open.

Threats to do Bodily Harm

Virginia Science and Technology Campus
3/27/2022 – 12:30 p.m.
Open Case

A male staff member reported that a female student threatened him in a VSTC classroom after class ended.

— Case open.

Drug Law Violation

One Washington Circle Hotel
3/28/2022 – 11:23 a.m.
Closed Case

An administrator on-call in the hotel found drug paraphernalia in a student’s room and gave it to GW Police Department officers.

— Referred to the Division for Student Affairs.

Theft II/From Building

7-Eleven (912 New Hampshire Ave. NW)
3/29/2022 – 4:28 p.m.
Closed Case

While on routine patrol, GWPD officers witnessed a male subject committing a theft. GWPD officers apprehended the subject, but an unknown person paid for the stolen goods on behalf of the subject, who was then sent on his way.

— Case closed.

Threats to do Bodily Harm, Weapons Violation

Off Campus
3/30/2022 – 9:52 p.m.
Closed Case

Metropolitan Police Department officers referred a report to GWPD, which was filed by a female student. She reported that a non-GW affiliated female entered her room at the Varsity on K apartments via the rear patio and made threats to harm her. MPD officers responded to the report and arrested the subject. After further investigation, the subject was found to be in possession of an illegal knife.

— Subject arrested.

Fraud ID/Fraud

Academic Center
3/30/2022 – 3:13 p.m.
Open Case

A male student reported he was a victim of fraudulent phone calls coming from an unknown subject, who claimed to be a Department of Homeland Security official. The subject alleged fake crime charges in an attempt to extort payment from the complainant.

— Open case.

Harassment (Verbal or Written)

District House
3/31/2022 – 5:05 p.m.
Closed Case

GWPD officers responded to a report from a security officer at the front desk of District House. The officer alleged that a student was verbally harassing him for not allowing the student’s friend who is not affiliated with GW to enter the building.

— Referred to DSA.

— Compiled by Acacia Niyogi.

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