Recent Crime Alerts

******Indecent Exposure*************Request for Information************April 25, 2014***

Public Safety is investigating an indecent exposure which occurred early this morning in the area of Malcolm Hall.

Early this morning an unknown subject was seen pacing back and forth near Malcolm Hall. This subject later lowered his pants while standing in front of a window and exposed his genitalia. The subject fled the area and Public Safety and Carlisle Police were not able to locate him.

The subject is described as an older white male, in his 30s or 40s, with brown hair. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a zipper, and black pants. He was wearing the sweatshirt with the hood up.

Please contact Public Safety at 717-245-1349 or Carlisle Police at 717-243-5252 if you have information which may aid in this investigation. Anonymous information may be sent to the Anonymous Tips site.

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.

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.

 ***Burglary*************Request for Information************March 9, 2014***

Public Safety is investigating a burglary which occurred at a student residence in the 1st block of S. West Street earlier this afternoon.

Sometime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., an unknown subject broke the lock and door at the rear entry when no one was home. It does not appear anything was taken. There is no description available for potential suspects.

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.

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.

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.

******Attempted Burglary*************Request for Information************March 2, 2014***

Public Safety is investigating an attempted burglary and theft which occurred at a student residence in the 1st block of S. West Street earlier this morning.

An unknown subject banged on a window and then attempted to enter the residence through a window. He reached his hand through an open window and attempted to take an item from the window sill, but fled the area when confronted by a resident. The suspect is described as a white male wearing a dark coat, and it is believed he was intoxicated.

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.

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.

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.

************CPD Investigating Off Campus Shooting********2/14/2014*******************

Carlisle Police are investigating a shooting which occurred yesterday afternoon on the first block of West Pomfret Street. While this area is several blocks from campus, it is an area where many in the campus community frequent restaurants and shops.

According to a press release from Carlisle Police, the incident occurred at approximately 3:00 p.m. yesterday, and police do not believe this was a random act. It does appear that the persons injured were innocent bystanders.

Carlisle Police have not released any information regarding suspects, but it appears those involved fled from the area after the incident.

Additional information regarding this incident is available at the Sentinel online at www.cumberlink.com.

While Dickinson College and Carlisle are relatively safe, unfortunately crime occurs everywhere. Always be aware of your surroundings and notify Carlisle Police, Public Safety or call 911 immediately if you see something suspicious. Familiarize yourself with the location of emergency telephones on campus(http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20247/department_of_public_safety/1614/emergency_and_courtesy_phone_map),  and program the DPS emergency number (717-145-1111) into your cell phone.  

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


 ******Burglary and Theft*************Request for Information***********February 7, 2014***

Public Safety and CPD are investigating a burglary which occurred at a student residence in the 100 block of North College Street yesterday, between 8:45 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Unknown subject(s) entered the residence when no one was home and stole cash.

An unidentified male was observed loitering in the area in the late afternoon/early evening. This individual is described as a white male in his 20's, about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet in height, wearing camouflage cargo pants tucked into his military type boots and a “hoodie” sweatshirt beneath a short sleeve jersey. It is unknown if this individual was involved in the burglary and theft.

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/student-life/campus-safety/public-safety/content/Anonymous-Tips/.

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.

Update **************** Off Campus Robbery at Subway store ********25 W. High Street

Carlisle Police have captured one suspect and another is being sought after a robbery of the Subway in the first block of West High Street Wednesday afternoon.

The female suspect wanted in connection with the robbery has been arrested. Police have also issued an arrest warrant for the arrest of the second suspect, Jerrel Thompson, 32, whose last address was in the 400 block of North West Street. He is wanted for robbery and conspiracy.

More information is available at the Sentinel online: http://cumberlink.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/police-catch-woman-seek-man-in-carlisle-subway-robbery/article_2b2b3f96-7ec0-11e3-ba71-0019bb2963f4.html

Crime Alert - Police look for suspects in Subway robbery in Carlisle

Police are looking for a man and woman after a robbery of a Carlisle restaurant on Wednesday,

Carlisle Police said the incident occurred at Subway, 25 W. High St., at 3:15 p.m.

Police said a white man between 6’ and 6’2" tall, with a thin build wearing a black leather jacket and dark blue jeans in his late 20’s and a white woman between 5’3" and 5’4" tall, wearing a white hoodie and black jacket, entered the store and demanded money from the employee.

The employee complied and the two ran out of the store with an undetermined amount of cash. They entered a green 1997 GMC safari van, which was last seen heading north in the first block of North Pitt Street.

No weapon was displayed and no injuries occurred, police said.

The Carlisle Borough Iron Sky system captured the picture of the van, and photos of the subjects were captured from Subway surveillance cameras.

Anyone with information on the identity of the individuals or the vehicle involved are asked to contact Carlisle Police at 243-5252.

Crime Alert - Theft-Request for Information-November 2, 2013

Public Safety is investigating several thefts which occurred at a student residence in the 100 block of North College Street after midnight. A subject attending a function at the residence reportedly stole cell phones and wallets before leaving.

The suspect, believed to be a non-student, is described as a college-aged male, 5'10", dark skin, bald or with very short hair. He reportedly spoke with an accent, described as Jamaican, which witnesses believe to be fake.

The suspect was wearing a tan sweater, blue jeans, red shoes or sneakers, and possibly a pink vest.

Please contact Public Safety at 717-245-1349 if you have information which may aid in this investigation.

Update 11/3/2013

Public Safety has apprehended individuals responsible for the thefts which were the subject of the earlier crime alert. Thank you to everyone who provided information which aided in the identification and apprehension.

Crime Alert - Robbery - October 25, 2013

Police are looking for a white Honda Accord with 2 white male occupants last seen on West High Street near the Kline Center.

Just after 3:00 a.m. this morning, a white Honda Accord stopped at Cherry and Louther Streets and the occupants assaulted a non-student with a tire iron who was walking in the area. The subjects then stole his wallet before getting back in the vehicle and fleeing the scene. The suspects are described as two white males. The vehicle was last seen in the area of Cherry and West High Streets.

Please contact CPD at 717-243-5252 or Public Safety at 717-245-1349 if you have any information regarding this incident.

Burglary/Intrusion - Request for Assistance - October 13, 2013

Carlisle Police is investigating a report of a burglary/intrusion in the 100 block of West Louther Street early this morning. The residents woke to find an unknown male in their residence who then fled the scene. No suspect description is available at this time.

If you have any information regarding this incident, or know of similar incidents, please contact the Carlisle Police Department at 717-243-5252.

Safety Tips: Don't walk alone after dark. The Safety Shuttle operates everyday between 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. and may be contacted at 717-961-9646.

Keep your doors and windows locked, especially when you're not home.

Want to know more about crime in Carlisle? Information on incidents reported to CPD is available at www.crimereports.com.

Crime Alert - Indecent Exposure - 4/9/2013

Carlisle Police and Dickinson Public Safety are looking for a white male, described as older than college aged, who was last seen wearing a gray tee shirt and tube socks. After midnight on 4/9/2013, this subject approached a student on the 100 block of Dickinson Avenue near Denny Hall, and exposed his genitals. He was last seen walking toward Pitt Street, and the student contacted police immediately.

Please contact Carlisle Police or Public Safety at 717-245-1349 if you have any information regarding this incident.

Crime Alert - Carlisle Police Investigating Off Campus Altercation

Carlisle Police are investigating an altercation which resulted in an assault early this morning off campus near Alibi's and they need your help.

A male student and a friend were leaving Alibi's at approximately 1:45 a.m. this morning when they bumped into two male subjects outside the bar. The subjects confronted the men and subsequently the subjects punched both the student and his friend repeatedly, causing minor injury, before fleeing the scene.

Carlisle Police are investigating. The subjects are described as two black males, both in their mid 20's, and both were wearing dark colored sweatshirts and jeans. One of the subjects was wearing a hat.

If you have any information which may aid in this investigation, please contact Carlisle Police at 717-243-5252, or DPS at 245-1349.

Crime Alert - Suspicious Person on 11/10/2012 2:36 a.m.

CPD and DPS are looking for a gray mini van, possible a Honda, with a black male driver. The driver is 20 to 30 years old. He called out to a passing pedestrian demanding the person come to the van. Last seen in the area of Pitt and North Streets. Call 911 or DPS if you have information.

Crime Alert - Suspicious Person - Sent through Red Alert on 10/2/2012 at 12:45 a.m.

CPD and DPS are looking for a white older model Honda Civic with a white male driver. The driver is in his 20's and is wearing a white tee shirt and glasses. He has called out to passing pedestrians and attempted to expose himself. Call 911 or DPS if you have information.

Crime Alert - Burglary- Request for Information - 9/29/2012

Public Safety is investigating a burglary which occurred on Cherry Street, and they need your help. This afternoon a student reported their residence on Cherry Street was burglarized. The incident occurred sometime after midnight in the early morning hours, but wasn't discovered until this afternoon. Nothing was taken from the residence and there is no suspect information available.

You could play a crucial role in this investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Public Safety at 717-245-1349. You may also contact the Department of Public Safety via the Anonymous Tip Website at http://www.dickinson.edu/departments/pubsaf/anonymoustips.html

Crime Alert - Burglary - sent through Red Alert - 8/25/2012 at 0351 hours

A short time ago an unidentified man attempted to break in to a residence in the first block of South West Street. He fled when confronted by a student. Police are looking for a white male, 40 to 50 years old, very short dark hair with some gray, wearing a blue t shirt and cut off jeans. Call Public Safety or Carlisle Police if you have any information.

Crime Alert - Off Campus Shooting - 6/28/2012

Carlisle Police are investigating an incident and need your help. Earlier today a shooting occurred in the 100 block of A Street. Carlisle Police are looking for a suspect who is described as a teenage black male, wearing a red sports jersey with a white "3" and a red baseball type hat. The suspect was last seen heading north away from campus. If you have any information which could aid in this investigation, call 911 or contact Carlisle Police at 243-5252.

Dickinson College

Department of Public Safety

Update - 6/29/2012

Carlisle Police have arrested a suspect in the case of the June 28th shooting of a borough resident on A Street. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any further information on this case please contact Carlisle Police Department at 717-243-5252.

Crime Alert - Off Campus Shooting - Sent by Red Alert on 11/11/2011 at 0145 hours

Carlisle Police are investigating a report of gunshots fired downtown in the area of 25 West High Street. Please exercise caution. Call 911 if you have any information.

Update - Sent on 11/11/2011 at 0201 hours

Carlisle Police responded to a report of shots fired downtown near 25 West High Street at approximately 1:30 a.m. Information regarding a suspect was just received - Police looking for a black male, 6"0" tall, wearing a blue jacket with red letters, last seen fleeing towards East High Street away from campus. No one reported injured. Additional information will be distributed by e-mail as received. Call 911 if you have any information.

Update - Sent on 11/11/2011 at 0955 hours

Carlisle Police are distributing the following information regarding the incident which occurred early this morning.

Someone fired shots in downtown Carlisle early this morning, damaging a car parked nearby, according to Carlisle police. Police said several witnesses reported seeing two men arguing in the first block of West High Street around 1:30 a.m. One of the men fired a weapon at the other before they both ran off in different directions, police said.

The surveillance camera system set up in the downtown area shows one man running north from West High Street while the other man can be seen running south on Courthouse and then going South on Hanover, according to police.

Officers found several shell casings and a damaged vehicle in the area.

The vehicle was parked in the first block of West High Street when it was hit by a bullet, police said. No one was injured in the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 243-5252.

Request for Information - Theft of United Way Collection Container - 11/3/2011

On Tuesday November 1, 2011, during regular business hours, a collection container for the United Way was stolen from the Quarry. The white plastic container, marked with a United Way decal, was removed from the counter near the cash register. This container held donations made to the United Way annual fund drive by members of the college community. Anyone who may have information regarding this theft should contact DPS Officer Steve Armstrong at 245-1349 or armstrst@dickinson.edu.

Timely Warning - Burglary - Sent through Red Alert on 10/25/2011 at 9:10 p.m.

Public Safety is looking for a subject who attempted to break in to an office in the HUB a short time ago. The subject is 25 to 30, black male, stocky build, bald, and was wearing a green sweatshirt and dark pants. Last seen leaving the HUB to West Louther. Call Public Safety of CPD if you have information.

Crime Alert – Attempted Burglary – 10/8/2011

Just before 4:00 a.m. students reported unknown persons removed the window screens and opened 2 windows from the outside in Longsdorff. More than 1 male voice was heard, but no description is available. No entry was gained. Always keep your doors and windows locked. Call Public Safety if you have information regarding this incident.

Update - Crime Alert – 9/24/2011 –Altercation/Fight – Subject Apprehended

On 9/30/2011, the student involved in this altercation was identified and apprehended. He has been removed from campus and charges are pending. 

Crime Alert – 9/24/2011 – 2243 hours Altercation/Fight

A short time ago DPS responded to a report of a fight in the 400 block of West Louther Street. A witness reported one of the men involved had a knife, and he fled before police arrived. No one was injured. The person who fled is a white male, 18 to 22 years old, wearing a red T shirt and camo shorts. Call DPS if you have any information about this incident.

Update – Crime Alert May 17, 2011– Suspect Apprehended

The subject pictured and described in the earlier e-mails and Red Alert from Public Safety has been apprehended and is in custody. For the community’s information, the subject is not a student but is a local college aged resident who is an acquaintance of a number of students.

Many members of the Dickinson community came forward with information after viewing the photograph in the Crime Alert, and the information YOU provided led to his apprehension. Thank you to all in the community who provided assistance.

Dee Danser, Chief

Crime Alert - Attempted Sexual Assualt Adams Hall - 05/17/2011

Public Safety is investigating an attempted sexual assault which occurred on campus early this morning. A student reported an unknown male attempted to sexually assault her in Adams Hall. The suspect is described as a white male, 21-22, 5’11", muscular build, with medium to longer length hair, possibly blond. He is clean shaven.

Police conducted an extensive search in the area, but have not located the suspect at this time. Information regarding this assault was also distributed to students through Red Alert, and is posted on the monitor in the HUB. This is an active investigation, and the police need your assistance. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Public Safety at 245-1349 .

Update - Crime Alert issued on 4/16/2011

A composite drawing of the suspect reportedly involved in the assault in KW which was reported to the community on 4/16/2011 (text below)has been completed by Carlisle Police at the request of Public Safety. The composite may be viewed at Composite drawing of suspect. An updated description of the suspect has also been provided. The suspect is described as a white male, 15-25, 6’1", 175-200 lbs., brown eyes, medium build, with medium length brown hair. It is unknown if this individual is a student.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Public Safety at 717-245-1349.

Crime Alert - Assault In KW - Request for Information - 4/16/2011

Public Safety is investigating a report of a physical assault, including non-consensual sexual contact, on campus. Today, a student reported she was assaulted in KW on Friday by an unknown male. The suspect is described as a white male, 18-21, 6’1", 180 lbs., with medium length brown hair. The suspect confronted the victim in a hallway, pushed her into her room, made non-consensual sexual contact and threatening comments.

Information regarding this assault was also distributed to students through Red Alert.

You could play a crucial role in this investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Public Safety at 717-245-1349.

Altercation - Request for Information - 3/27/2011

Police are looking for a subject who had an altercation with students. Last seen in a white 4 door sedan, P.A. tag HLS1197 driven by a black female, with a tall thin black male passenger wearing a beaded necklace. Passenger had a verbal altercation with students and may have been in possession of a knife. Last seen driving away from campus on South West Street. Call CPD at 243-5252 if you have information.

Crime Alert - Public Lewdness - Request for Information - 2/28/2011

Carlisle Police and Public Safety are investigating an incident involving a suspicious person which occurred in the 200 block of West Louther Street, and they need your help. After 9:00 p.m. this evening, a student reported being approached by an unidentified man, who was only partially clothed. The man exposed himself to the student and then left the area on foot on West Louther Street. This incident occurred on the sidewalk near the Stern Center.

The suspect is described as an obese white male in his late 20's to early 30's, 5'10" to 6' tall. He was unshaven and was wearing a dark colored beanie type hat and a gray sweat shirt.

You could play a crucial role in this investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Carlisle Police Department at or Public Safety at . You may also contact the Department of Public Safety via the Anonymous Tip Website at http://www.dickinson.edu/student-life/campus-safety/public-safety/content/Anonymous-Tips/

Crime Alert - Vandalism - Request For Information - 2/26/2011

Public Safety is investigating an incident of vandalism which occured in the Mooreland parking lot, and they need your help.

Between 9:00 p.m. last night and noon today a vehicle was vandalized while it was parked in the Mooreland parking lot.

You play a curcial role in this investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 717-245-1349 . You may also contact the department of Public Safety via the Anonymous Website at http://www.dickinson.edu/student-life/campus-safety/public-safety/content/Anonymous-Tips/

Crime Alert - Suspicious Incident - Resolved - 2/19/2011

Dickinson College is pleased to advise you that we have identified the driver and van involved in the incident brought to your attention yesterday and the situation has been addressed. The man involved is not believed to have posed an actual threat to Dickinson College. Thank you to all in the college community who provided information which aided in the identification of the driver.

Community Alert - 2/02/2011

Earlier this morning, a fire occurred in a privately owned property rented by several Dickinson students. I wanted to bring this to your attention to assure you, as you may hear word of this fire, that our students are safe and accounted for.