Crime Alerts

DATE:
October 6th, 2020

INCIDENT TYPE:
Attempted Assault

LOCATION/ADDRESS
Truman Campus-parking lot between the SUB & McClain Hall

On 10-06-2020, the Truman Police Department received a report about an attempted assault that occurred in the parking lot between the SUB and McClain Hall on campus.  The reporting party stated that at approximately 7:45 p.m. this evening, she was walking to her vehicle when a male ran at her and grabbed her arm.  The female reported that the male tried to stop her from getting into her vehicle, but failed.  Once in the vehicle, the male beat on the windows of the car and yelled for the driver to get out.  The female was able to leave the scene safely and contact law enforcement.

The male suspect is described as a white male in his 30’s, wearing a red Kansas City Chiefs sweatshirt, baggy jean shorts, and black gloves.  The suspect is described have short blonde or balding hair and was missing teeth.

The Truman Police Department is actively investigating this attempted assault.  Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Truman Police Department at 660-665-5621 or email us at police@truman.edu.

While nothing is a fail-safe, there are things you can do to that might help protect yourself and the campus community:
•            If possible, don’t walk alone during late-night hours. Walk in groups whenever you can—there is always safety in numbers.
•            Let a family member or friend know your destination and your estimated time of arrival or return. That way, the police can be notified as quickly as possible if there is a problem.
•            Report any suspicious activity or person immediately to the local police department using 9-1-1.

This information is being distributed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Act.

Date:
09/08/2020

Incident Type:
Property damage to motor vehicles

Location/Address
Centennial Hall Parking lot

In the early morning hours of Sunday, September 6th, 2020, there were several vehicles on Truman campus that vandalized by having the tires punctured.  The Truman Police Department has identified three persons of interest in this case. We are working with the Truman and Kirksville communities to investigate and resolve this case as quickly and as safely possible.

If you were a victim of the vandalism described above, and have not been contacted by the Truman Police Department, please contact us at your earliest convenience (call: 660-665-5621) to make a report.

If you, or anyone you know has information about the vehicles that were vandalized behind Centennial Hall on Sunday morning, please call 660-665-5621 or email us at publicsafety@truman.edu.


Date:
August 27th, 2020

Incident Type:
Covid-19 continued mitigation

Location/Address:
Truman Campus

As we continue to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 on Truman Campus, I want to remind everyone that the most up-to-date campus information on Covid-19 can be found on the Truman website at https://www.truman.edu/coronavirus/ . Additional information on proactive measures you can take to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 can be found on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

We all play a critical part in preventing and slowing the spread of illness here on campus and in the Kirksville community. Please wear your masks and continue to practice social distancing.

This information is being distributed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Act.


INCIDENT DATE:
May 16 – May 24, 2020

INCIDENT TYPE:
Burglary

LOCATION/ADDRESS:
Kirk Building

The Truman Police Department is investigating a burglary and theft which occurred between May 16th and May 24th in the Kirk Building on campus.     In this case, the suspect gained access by ripping a screen on a window and crawling into the building and stealing various items inside.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Truman PD at (660)665-5621.

  • Report any crime or suspicion of a crime at once. If Truman PD is contacted within the first five minutes, police have a better chance of finding a suspect.
  • Never prop open a locked building door.
  • Do not open a secure door for someone who does not carry proper identification. Hospital, custodial, and maintenance staff members wear identification tags at all times with their photos and names.
  • Burglars frequently target cash, laptops, phones, bikes, jewelry, etc. Don’t leave attractive items out in plain sight. If possible, store them in a locked drawer, closet or interior room. Or try to take small valuables with when you leave.

This information is being distributed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Act.



INCIDENT DATE
April 10th, 2020

INCIDENT TYPE
Armed Robbery

LOCATION/ADDRESS
600 Block of South High Street

On Friday, April 10thh, at approximately 11:20 p.m., three males went to a residence in the 600 block of South High Street.   Two of the males displayed handguns and demanded money from the residents.  After receiving money, they left the area.

This residence was targeted for a purpose, and this does not appear to be a random incident.

The City of Kirksville Police Department (KPD) has arrested one individual involved in this incident.  They have identified the two remaining males, however, they remain at large.  KPD is actively investigating this case.  If anyone has any information about this crime listed above, call the City of Kirksville Police Department at (660)-665-5621.

Students and staff are reminded, as a general safety rule, to be aware of your surroundings at all times-especially at night.  Never resist giving up your property when you’re confronted by an individual with a weapon.

This information is being distributed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Act.


DATE:
November 7, 2019

INCIDENT TYPE:
Theft of a Motor Vehicle

LOCATION/ADDRESS
Parking lot East of Ophelia Parrish Building -Truman State University Campus

A motor vehicle was stolen from the parking lot East of Ophelia Parrish Building on Truman Campus sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. , today, November 7th, 2019.  The vehicle is a 2003 dark gray Jeep Cherokee with Missouri License plate NC8P5L.  The vehicle has a red Truman parking sticker in the driver’s side rear window with the number 2868 on it.

The Truman Police Department is actively investigating this incident.  Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Truman Police Department at (660) 665-5621.

While nothing is fail-safe, there are things you can do that might help protect yourself from becoming a victim of motor vehicle theft. Many auto thefts are crimes of “opportunity”.  Leaving the keys in your car (even a “hidden” spare key) greatly increases your chances of having your car stolen.

  • Don’t leave your keys in your vehicle.
  • Close your windows and lock your doors whenever you leave your vehicle, regardless of how long you plan to be gone.
  • Park in well‐lit areas.
  • Do not leave valuables and packages in your vehicle.
  • Immediately report any suspicious activity on campus to the Truman Police Department 660-665-5621.

This information is being distributed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Act.


DATE:
October 30, 2019

INCIDENT TYPE:
Theft of a Motor Vehicle

LOCATION/ADDRESS
Parking lot southwest of Centennial Hall -Truman State University Campus

A motor vehicle was stolen from the parking lot southwest of Centennial Hall sometime between Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at 10 p.m.  and Tuesday , October 29th, 2019 at 10 p.m.  The vehicle is a 2002 Subaru Outback, Dark red/tan in color with Missouri License plate XE3B3T.

The Truman Police Department is actively investigating this incident.  Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Truman Police Department at (660) 665-5621.

While nothing is fail-safe, there are things you can do that might help protect yourself from becoming a victim of motor vehicle theft. Many auto thefts are crimes of “opportunity”.  Leaving the keys in your car (even a “hidden” spare key) greatly increases your chances of having your car stolen.

  • Don’t leave your keys in your vehicle.
  • Close your windows and lock your doors whenever you leave your vehicle, regardless of how long you plan to be gone.
  • Park in well‐lit areas.
  • Do not leave valuables and packages in your vehicle.
  • Immediately report any suspicious activity on campus to the Truman Police Department 660-665-5621.

This information is being distributed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Act.


INCIDENT DATE
October 29, 2019

INCIDENT TYPE
Attempted Robbery

LOCATION/ADDRESS
BNB HALL PARKING LOT

On Tuesday, October 29th, at 6:30 p.m., Truman Police Department responded to the parking lot of BNB Hall on campus in regard to an attempted robbery.  A delivery driver parked out back of BNB Hall to deliver food to students at BNB.  When he returned to his car he found a male going through his vehicle.  He confronted the male and an altercation took place.  The delivery driver reported that the male had a knife.  The suspect fled the scene on foot and ran towards Ryle Hall.  The driver received minor injuries.

The victim described the suspect to be a middle aged white male, approximately 5’10, skinny build, with short dark hair and a short beard.  He was wearing jeans, a dark coat, and was carrying a backpack.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Truman State University Police Department.   Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Truman Police at (660) 665-5621.

Students and staff are reminded, as a general safety rule, to be aware of your surrounding at all times-especially at night.  Never resist giving up your property when you’re confronted by an individual with a weapon.

If you would like a SAFE Escort to and from any place on campus, please contact the Truman Police Department to have a member of the department escort you safely to your destination.

This information is being distributed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Act.


INCIDENT DATE:
October 28, 2019

INCIDENT TYPE:
Theft of a Motor Vehicle

LOCATION/ADDRESS
Campbell Apartments parking lot-Truman State University Campus

Update: On Friday, October 25th, the vehicle stolen from Campbell Apartments parking lot was located in Fairfield, Iowa. The owner has been notified that the vehicle was recovered.

The Truman Police Department continues to investigate this incident. If you or anyone you know has information about this incident please contact the Truman Police Department at (660) 665-5621.


INCIDENT DATE
October 26, 2019

INCIDENT TYPE
Armed Robbery

LOCATION/ADDRESS
407 E. Scott Street

On Saturday, October 26th, at approximately 9 p.m., six English speaking black males entered the residence at 407 East Scott Street and demanded money from the residents.  It was reported that the males were wearing ski masks and at least one male was armed with a compact handgun.  The suspects assaulted a male resident, stole money and fled the scene in a vehicle.  The type of vehicle and their direction of travel are unknown.

The City of Kirksville Police Department is actively investigating this case.  If anyone has any information about this crime listed above, call the City of Kirksville Police Department at (660)-665-5621.

Students and staff are reminded, as a general safety rule, to be aware of your surroundings at all times-especially at night.  Never resist giving up your property when you’re confronted by an individual with a weapon.

This information is being distributed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Act.


DATE:
October 24, 2019

INCIDENT TYPE:
Theft of a Motor Vehicle

LOCATION/ADDRESS
Campbell Apartments parking lot-Truman State University Campus

A motor vehicle was stolen from the Campbell Apartments parking lot sometime between Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. and October 22nd, 2019 at 6:15 p.m.    The vehicle is a 2009 Red Pontiac G5 with Missouri License plate EA1R7F.  The vehicle has a red Truman parking sticker in the driver’s side rear window with the number 617 on it.

The Truman Police Department is actively investigating this incident.  Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Truman Police Department at (660) 665-5621.

While nothing is fail-safe, there are things you can do that might help protect yourself from becoming a victim of motor vehicle theft. Many auto thefts are crimes of “opportunity”.  Leaving the keys in your car (even a “hidden” spare key) greatly increases your chances of having your car stolen.

  • Don’t leave your keys in your vehicle.
  • Close your windows and lock your doors whenever you leave your vehicle, regardless of how long you plan to be gone.
  • Park in well‐lit areas.
  • Do not leave valuables and packages in your vehicle.
  • Immediately report any suspicious activity on campus to the Truman Police Department 660-665-5621.

This information is being distributed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Act.


Incident type
Attempted Burglary

Date
August 14, 2019 at 10:10 p.m.

Location/address
Randolph Apartments, Truman Campus

Description
The Truman State University Police Department is investigating an attempted burglary which occurred Thursday, August 14th, 2019 at around Randolph Apartments, 516 East Randolph Street, Kirksville.

In this case, the suspect knocked on the door of a resident of Randolph apartments, asked if the resident had seen his phone, and then tried to enter the apartment to get a phone he thought was his.  The resident shut the door and locked the male out of his apartment.

The person of interest in this case is described as a white male approximately 5′ 6″ tall that weighs around 150 pounds with a bald head and shaved face wearing a black shirt and cargo shorts.

Since this incident was reported the male suspect has been identified as Justin Evans who sometimes goes by the alias Christopher Evans.

The TRUMAN POLICE DEPARTMENT is currently investigating this case. Anyone who has come into contact or does come into contact with this individual or has information about this case is urged to contact Truman PD at (660) 665-5621.

  • Report any crime or suspicion of a crime at once. If Truman PD is contacted within the first five minutes, police have a better chance of finding a suspect.
  • Never prop open a locked building door.
  • Do not open a secure door for someone who you do not know or does not carry the proper identification to prove who they are.
  • Burglars frequently target cash, laptops, phones, bikes, jewelry, etc. Don’t leave attractive items out in plain sight. If possible, store them in a locked drawer, closet or interior room. Or try to take small valuables with when you leave.

This information is being distributed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Act.