Crime Alerts 2010
Crime Alert – Off Campus Attempted Robbery – 2/13/2010
Carlisle Police are investigating an attempted robbery which occurred just before 11 p.m. February 13, 2010 on Franklin Street near West North Street off campus and they need your help. A man was approached by two unknown men on Franklin Street near the rear of the Kaufman Building and they demanded his wallet. One of the suspects was armed with a knife. The victim resisted and fought back and the suspects fled on Franklin Street.
Suspect #1 is described as a black male, late teens to early 20s, 6'0", thin build, with a thin face and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans, and this suspect was armed with a knife.
Suspect #2 is described as a black male, late teens to early 20s, with short black hair. This suspect also has a thin face and a thin build and was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, and jeans.
If you observe these subjects or have information regarding this incident, please contact Carlisle Police at 243-5252 or Public Safety at 245-1111
Update - Assault Suspect Arrested - 2/12/2010
President William G. Durden '71 sent the following e-mail message to members of the campus community:
Thanks to the diligence and cooperation between Dickinson's Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Carlisle Police Department, an individual has been arrested and charged for recent assaults reported to our community. While this arrest brings a great sense of relief, I cannot stress enough the importance of always being aware of one's surroundings, taking the necessary precautions and reporting anyone or anything suspicious to DPS.
It was vigilance by members of our college community and good investigative work by DPS and the Carlisle Police Department that made the identification and arrest of this individual possible. While the Carlisle police had a description of the wanted person, they needed additional information to narrow their search. An observant Campus Life staff member reported a suspicious person in a campus building to DPS, which led officers to review campus security footage and identify a person matching the assailant's description. This morning, two watchful LIS staff members saw an individual who resembled the person in the circulated photographs walking down College Street. The staffers called DPS and an officer responded and detained the individual until Carlisle police arrived.
It took the collaborative expertise of the Carlisle police, DPS and community members to make this arrest possible. Our security systems performed admirably in aiding the identification of this individual but we must still rely on our own good senses and never take our security for granted.
Crime Alert - Assault - 2/10/2010
Carlisle Police are investigating an assault which occurred in the Goodyear parking lot, located to the rear of the complex in the 500 block of West Louther Street. The assault occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. on February 10, 2010.
A woman was cleaning snow off her car in the parking lot when she was assaulted by an unknown man. The suspect grabbed the victim and punched her, knocking her to the ground. The victim fought off the suspect, but received some cuts and bruises. The suspect fled the area on foot, and was last seen heading west towards Deli Creations on West Louther Street. Police conducted an extensive search of the area, but have not located the suspect at this time.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5'8" to 5'10", 170 pounds, clean shaven, and in his 20s. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, a black hoodie and blue jeans.
This is an active investigation and police are asking for assistance from the community. Carlisle Police are treating this incident as being related to the assault which occurred in the 200 block of Mooreland Avenue on February 3, 2010. If you have any information regarding either incident, please contact Carlisle Police at 717-24... .
Crime Alert - Red Alert Information - Assault - 2/ 3 / 2010
Carlisle Police are investigating an assault which occurred off campus in the 200 block of Mooreland Avenue at approximately 7:30 p.m. on February 3, 2010.
A woman was accosted by an unknown man while walking on Mooreland Avenue south of the College. The suspect forcefully grabbed the woman, attempted to drag her to an alley and threatened her with harm. The woman fought off the suspect and was able to break free and run for help, and did not sustain any injuries.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5’10”, 200 pounds, clean shaven, with a round face. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black sweater. He fled on foot west on Keller Avenue towards Conway Street.
Police conducted an extensive search of the area, but have not located the suspect at this time. This is an active investigation and police are asking for assistance from the community. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Carlisle Police at 717-243-5252 .
Crime Alert - Red Alert Information - Armed Robbery Off Campus - 2/ 3 / 2010
Carlisle Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect. An unidentified man threatened a clerk with a knife at the Getty Station at 816 West High Street early this morning. This business is located at Orange Street and West High Street, just west of the football field. The suspect is described as a white male, 5 foot 5, 180 pounds, wearing all black from the waist up and a ski mask. According to Carlisle Police,the suspect fled on foot, but may have left the area using a vehicle parked near the rear of the Carlisle Diner. Please call CPD at 717... or 911 if you have information or if you see someone matching the suspect’s description.
A Red Alert containing the information above was sent out early this morning. Red Alert is the primary method used to send timely information in the event of an on-campus crisis or emergency. Red Alert may be accessed through the Gateway, where you may sign up or update your contact information. Need assistance with Red Alert? Contact Public Safety at security@Dickinson.edu.
Crime Alert – Unlawful Entry – Request for Information 01/29/2010
Carlisle Police are investigating an incident which occurred at an off campus student residence, and they need your help. Late last night CPD received a report of an unlawful entry at a student residence in the 100 block of West Louther Street (this block runs between N. Pitt Street and N. West Street). An unknown individual entered a second floor apartment through an unlocked door, and when the suspect saw the resident he fled the area on foot. Carlisle Police responded and thoroughly searched the area, but the suspect was not located.
The suspect is described as a white male with a gray moustache, 50-60 years old, 5’10”, 180-200 lbs., and he was last seen wearing a dark gray hooded jacket. No further description details are available.
You could play a crucial role in this investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident, or know of similar incidents, please contact the Carlisle Police Department at 717-243-5252, or Public Safety at 717-245-1349. You may also contact Public Safety via the Anonymous Tip website at http://www2.dickinson.edu/departments/pubsaf/anonymoustips.html.
Regularly check your doors and windows to make sure they are locked, and that the locks are functioning properly. Notify your landlord, Facilities or Campus Life if repairs are needed.
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 or Carlisle Police immediately whenever you see or hear something suspicious. Your call could prevent a crime against a friend, a neighbor, or yourself.
Crime Alert Request for Information 01/21/2010
Carlisle Police Seek Suspects Involved in Off Campus Assault - Carlisle Police are investigating an armed assault which occurred earlier this morning. Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of South West Street and found two men had been stabbed during a fight inside the home. One of the suspects also reportedly pointed a handgun at another individual before the suspects fled the area. Police are seeking two suspects on multiple charges including aggravated assault, and warrants have been issued for their arrest.
Suspect #1 has been identified as Jeffrey Spencer, and is described as a white male, 19 years old, 5’7”, 140 pounds, with brown hair.
Suspect #2 has been identified as Bryant Glessner, and is described as a white male, 21 years old, 6’2”, 170 pounds, with blonde hair.
Carlisle Police believe this was not a random act, and that the suspects specifically targeted this location and the other individuals involved. Anyone with information about this incident or the suspects should call Carlisle Police at 717-243-5252.
Crime Alert 01/17/2010
Crime Alert 01/16/2010
A man was treated and released from Carlisle Regional Medical Center early Sunday morning after being shot in the leg, according to Carlisle Police. Police were called to a the 100 block of South Pitt Street at 1:36 a.m. for a report of shots fired and a large crowd fighting, police said. When they arrived, police said they found Floyd Robinson, 35, no address given, in the street with a gunshot wound to his right leg.
An investigation into the events that led up to the shooting continues, police said, and anyone with information is asked to call Carlisle police at 243-5252.
Carlisle police are investigating a rape and robbery that occurred inside the laundromat at the corner of Pitt and Walnut streets Friday evening around 7:30 p.m. The 21-year-old victim told police she was confronted by a black male inside and he took her purse, money and cigarettes. He then grabbed her and raped her inside the business.
The suspect is described as a black male about 6-foot-tall, 230 pounds. He was wearing a blue hoodie, blue jeans and a dark-colored scarf.
The victim was treated at Carlisle Regional Medical Center, police said. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 243-5252.
"We're hoping that someone may have been in the area around this time frame and saw someone matching this description," said Lt. Michael Dzezinski. "If so, they are urged to call us immediately."