Recent Crime Alerts

Today Public Safety learned a student was physically assaulted off campus over the weekend.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Sunday November 1, 2015, a student walking on the 200 block of West Pomfret Street towards town was approached by three unknown subjects who punched and kicked him before fleeing the scene. The suspects are described as one white male and two black males, 6’4” or shorter in height.

Public Safety is increasing patrols in the areas students often travel around campus at night. If you are the victim or a crime, are aware of a crime, or observe suspicious activity, please notify DPS at 717-245-1111 or Carlisle Police at 717-243-5252.

The Safety Shuttle runs 7 days a week from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., and offers free rides within the borough of Carlisle. Contact the Safety Shuttle at 717-961-9646.

Safe Walk is a campus accompaniment service designed as an alternative to walking alone, especially at night. Public Safety provides this escort service for people walking on campus or to and from a College-owned residence when the Safety Shuttle is not in operation. To request Safe Walk service: Call 717-245-1349 or dial ext. 1349 from a campus phone. A uniformed officer will be dispatched to walk with you to your destination. Off campus escorts are limited to the requestor’s residence.

Safety Tips:
·    Students, staff, and faculty are asked to walk with others when possible and to choose paths that are well lit.
·    Be alert, observant and aware of your surroundings and any other people on the street with you.
·    If you must walk alone, use a route where there will be lots of people. Walk purposefully, briskly and keep moving.
·    Should a stranger try to engage you in conversation, use good judgment before stopping to talk.
·    Should you believe a threat is imminent, and you see people nearby to help, yell, scream or make a commotion to attract attention and run toward any crowd of people.
·    Should you see someone else in trouble, call the Department of Public Safety immediately.

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Carlisle Police and Dickinson Public Safety are investigating a robbery which occurred in the 100 block of Dickinson Avenue early this morning. This afternoon a male student reported he was walking west on Dickinson Avenue at approximately 1:00 a.m. when he was approached by individuals in a black 4-door vehicle. The driver confronted the victim who was then punched by the driver and other occupants of the vehicle, and they took the victim's money before fleeing the scene.

The suspects are all men in their early 20's. The driver is a black male with a fade haircut and light facial hair. The other occupants of the car are described as three white males and one black male.
Please contact Carlisle Police at 717-243-5252 or DPS at 717-245-1349 if you have any information which may aid in this investigation.

Your Report Can Help! Crimes often occur in clusters. If you report a crime or a suspicious situation, you might prevent the next one from taking place. An activity which you feel is unusual may be a sign of a criminal act. It is crucial that you contact the Department of Public Safety immediately whenever you see or hear something suspicious. DPS will respond to all reports of suspicious activity, whether or not you choose to identify yourself. Your call could prevent a crime against a friend, a neighbor or yourself.

********Investigation Update*******

Public Safety has obtained photographs of an individual who used several credit cards stolen from campus on March 9, 2015. The subject in the photos used these cards at the Walmart in Mechanicsburg/Silver Springs.

If you can identify this individual or have seen this person on campus, please contact Public Safety at 717-245-1349. Anonymous information may be sent to the Anonymous Tips site at http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20247/department_of_public_safety/1012/anonymous_tips. Information may also be sent through email to Captain Mike Guido (guidom@dickinson.edu).

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******Thefts*************Request for Information************March 10, 2015***

Public Safety is investigating three thefts which occurred on campus in the last 5 days. In all of these incidents debit or credit cards were taken from a backpack or bag which was left unattended for a very short period of time. Each of these thefts occurred in the afternoon in buildings which were open to the public.

Carlisle Police Department is assisting with these investigations because the stolen credit cards were used at businesses in the borough. One possible suspect is described as an older white male, balding, with no facial hair and no glasses. When last seen, this individual was wearing a heavy winter coat, light colored jeans, and boots.

Please contact Public Safety at 717-245-1349 if you have information which may aid in this investigation. Anonymous information may be sent to the Anonymous Tips site at http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20247/department_of_public_safety/1012/anonymous_tips

Your Report Can Help! If you report a crime or a suspicious situation, you might prevent the next one from taking place. An activity which you feel is unusual may be a sign of a criminal act. It is crucial that you contact the Department of Public Safety immediately whenever you see or hear something suspicious.