Crime Bulletins

Type of Bulletin:
Assisting Other Agency (Columbia PD) – Shooting Incident

Date and Time:
Saturday, September 16, 2017 around 2:10 AM

Location:
920 Lady Street (Empire Supper Club), Columbia, SC

Suspect Information:
Local law enforcement is interviewing persons of interest. Vehicles of interest are a dark in color Ford Mustang with paper tags and a dark in color BMW sedan.

Incident:
At approximately 2:10 am on 09/16/2017, reports of shots fired occurred at The Empire Supper Club. This is believed to be an intentional act between two parties known to each other. This is not believed to be a random act. Officers from the City of Columbia Police Department responded, secured the scene, and have shut down the club. No USC students were involved with the incident.

Members of the Carolina Community are encouraged to report suspicious persons or any related crime tips to law enforcement, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC. To send anonymous tips via text or online, go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com

Safety Tips:
– Travel on major sidewalks along major streets and avoid shortcuts. Well-lit and well-traveled routes are best.

– The University has and encourages the use of several available shuttle services for transportation to and around campus such as the Evening Shuttle, Late Night Shuttle, APO, and others. Please go to http://www.sc.edu/vmps/shuttle.html for more information.

– Have a plan before going out. Make sure your friends know not to leave you alone or let you leave anywhere with someone other than the friends you came with. Stay in a group as much as possible.

– The best mode of travel is by vehicle but if you do choose to walk, travel in large groups and never alone. The larger the group of people you are with, the better (four or more is best).

– Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If a place or situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Leave.

– If you feel unsafe or see suspicious activity or persons, seek safety in a well-populated area or building and call the police immediately by dialing 911.

– USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly. Get more information here.

Type of Bulletin:
Assisting Other Agency (Columbia PD) – Burglary

Date and Time:
May 8th, 2017 around 8:08 AM

Location:
1630 Greene St., Columbia SC 29201 (Across from the Williams Brice Nursing Building)

Suspect Information:
One black male suspect and one black female suspect

 

Vehicle Information:

Orange four door Kia Rio with Temporary Tags

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Incident:
At approximately 8:08 am on 05/08/2017, residents of 1630 Greene Street (an off-campus apartment) were sleeping when they were awakened by a black male suspect stealing electronics and other items out of the apartment. The suspect was seen getting into an Orange Kia Rio driven by a heavy set black female. The vehicle left the area going east on Greene Street towards five points. The victims did not have a physical altercation with the suspect and did not sustain injuries. Officers from the City of Columbia Police Department responded along with the University of South Carolina Police Department and patrolled the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

Members of the Carolina Community are encouraged to report suspicious persons or any related crime tips to law enforcement, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC. To send anonymous tips via text or online, go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com

Safety Tips:
– Keep all doors and windows closed and locked at all times.

-If you are moving out of your residence do not leave items unattended on the sidewalk or curb.

-Do not post to social media your moving or vacation plans especially if you will be leaving items unattended in your residence.

– Mark your valuables with an engraver. Marking your property serves as a deterrent to would-be burglars and it helps police in identifying and returning stolen property. Make a property identification list. Put warning stickers on doors and windows.

– If you feel unsafe or see suspicious activity or persons, seek safety in a well-populated area or building and call the police immediately by dialing 911.

– USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly. Get more information here.

 


 

Type of Bulletin:
Assisting Other Agency (Columbia PD)  – Strong Armed Robbery

Date and Time:
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 around 3:40 AM

Location:
600 Barnwell St., Columbia, SC

Suspect Information:
Black male suspect with a black shirt, and another suspect unknown description

Incident:
At approximately 3:40 am on 04/23/2017, an individual was walking on the sidewalk near Maxcy Gregg Park when he was approached by two suspects who demanded his cell phone and threatened to use a weapon. The suspects got into a black Dodge Charger and fled towards Blossom and Lauren’s Street. The victim did not sustain any injuries. Officers from the City of Columbia Police Department responded along with the University of South Carolina Police Department and patrolled the area but were unable to locate the suspects.

Members of the Carolina Community are encouraged to report suspicious persons or any related crime tips to law enforcement, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC. To send anonymous tips via text or online, go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com

Safety Tips:
– Travel on major sidewalks along major streets and avoid shortcuts. Well lit and well-traveled routes are best.

– The University has and encourages the use of several available shuttle services for transportation to and around campus such as the Evening Shuttle, Late Night Shuttle, APO, and others. Please go to http://www.sc.edu/vmps/shuttle.html for more information.

– Have a plan before going out. Make sure your friends know not to leave you alone or let you leave anywhere with someone other than the friends you came with. Stay in a group as much as possible.

– The best mode of travel is by vehicle but if you do choose to walk, travel in large groups and never alone. The larger the group of people you are with, the better (four or more is best).

– Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If a place or situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Leave.

– If you feel unsafe or see suspicious activity or persons, seek safety in a well-populated area or building and call the police immediately by dialing 911.

– USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly. Get more information here.

 


 

Type of Bulletin:
Assisting Other Agency (Columbia PD) – Armed Robbery

Date and Time:
April 21st, 2017 around 3:30 AM

Location:
1400 Blossom St., Columbia, SC

Suspect Information:
Three black male suspects between the ages of 18 and 21, one wearing a blue hoodie and the other wearing a green hoodie.

Incident:
At approximately 3:30 am on 04/21/2017, an individual was walking near the Bull Street Garage when three suspects approached the victim presented a handgun and escorted him into the garage. Once inside the garage the suspects demanded the victim’s backpack. The suspects then fled the area on foot. The victim did not sustain injuries. Officers from the City of Columbia Police Department responded along with the University of South Carolina Police Department and patrolled the area but were unable to locate the suspects.

A Carolina Alert was sent as soon the victim could be located and general area of the incident could be determined.

Members of the Carolina Community are encouraged to report suspicious persons or any related crime tips to law enforcement, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC. To send anonymous tips via text or online, go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com

Safety Tips:
– Travel on major sidewalks along major streets and avoid shortcuts. Well lit and well-traveled routes are best.

– The University has and encourages the use of several available shuttle services for transportation to and around campus such as the Evening Shuttle, Late Night Shuttle, APO, and others. Please go to http://www.sc.edu/vmps/shuttle.html for more information.

– Have a plan before going out. Make sure your friends know not to leave you alone or let you leave anywhere with someone other than the friends you came with. Stay in a group as much as possible.

– The best mode of travel is by vehicle but if you do choose to walk, travel in large groups and never alone. The larger the group of people you are with, the better (four or more is best).

– Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If a place or situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Leave.

– If you feel unsafe or see suspicious activity or persons, seek safety in a well-populated area or building and call the police immediately by dialing 911.

– USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly. Get more information here.


 

Type of Bulletin:
Assisting Other Agency (Columbia PD)  – Burglary First Degree / Criminal Sexual Conduct First Degree / Kidnapping / Grand Larceny

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 around 2:00 AM

Location:
Off-campus, near the intersection of Greene and Pickens St, Columbia, SC

Alert Status:
Crime Bulletin with social media notification and web page posting only.

Suspect Information:

Edmonds

Perry T. Edmonds Jr.

Mclemore

Demetris McLemore

 

Incident:
At approximately 2:00 am on 03/02/2017, two individuals entered an off-campus residence and began going through the resident’s belongings.  A resident confronted one of the suspects and got into a physical altercation.  During the altercation the suspect attempted to disrobe the victim, who was able to push the suspect away.   Officers from the City of Columbia Police Department responded along with the University of South Carolina Police Department.  Suspects were located and arrested.

A Carolina Alert was not sent since both suspects were located and arrested by responding officers.

Members of the Carolina Community are encouraged to report suspicious persons or any related crime tips to law enforcement, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC. To send anonymous tips via text or online, go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com

Safety Tips:
– USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly. Get more information here.

– Travel on major sidewalks along major streets and avoid shortcuts. Well-lit and well-traveled routes are best.

– Keep your vehicle doors and window, as well as your residential doors locked at all times.

– The University has and encourages the use of several available shuttle services for transportation to and around campus such as the Evening Shuttle, Late Night Shuttle, APO, and others. Please go to http://www.sc.edu/vmps/shuttle.html for more information.

– Have a plan before going out. Make sure your friends know not to leave you alone or let you leave anywhere with someone other than the friends you came with. Stay in a group as much as possible.

– The best mode of travel is by vehicle but if you do choose to walk, travel in large groups and never alone. The larger the group of people you are with, the better (four or more is best).

– Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If a place or situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Leave.

– If you feel unsafe or see suspicious activity or persons, seek safety in a well-populated area or building and call the police immediately by dialing 911. You can also utilize an emergency callbox to summon police.

 


 

Type of Bulletin:
Assisting Other Agency (Columbia PD)  – Armed Robbery

Date and Time:
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 around 1:00 AM

Location:
Near the intersection of Blossom and Barnwell St, Columbia, SC

Alert Status:
Crime Bulletin with social media notification and web page posting only.

Suspect Information:
Black male approximately 6’00 feet tall, slender build, wearing dark clothing

Incident:
At approximately 1:00 am on 01/17/2017, an individual was walking near the intersection of Blossom and Barnwell Street when he was approached by the suspect who pulled out what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money. The suspect got into a dark sedan and fled towards Five Points. The victim did not sustain any injuries. Officers from the City of Columbia Police Department responded along with the University of South Carolina Police Department and patrolled the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

A Carolina Alert was not sent since the suspect was known to have fled the area in a vehicle and no longer posed an imminent threat.

Members of the Carolina Community are encouraged to report suspicious persons or any related crime tips to law enforcement, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC. To send anonymous tips via text or online, go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com

Safety Tips:
– Travel on major sidewalks along major streets and avoid shortcuts. Well lit and well-traveled routes are best.

– The University has and encourages the use of several available shuttle services for transportation to and around campus such as the Evening Shuttle, Late Night Shuttle, APO, and others. Please go to http://www.sc.edu/vmps/shuttle.html for more information.

– Have a plan before going out. Make sure your friends know not to leave you alone or let you leave anywhere with someone other than the friends you came with. Stay in a group as much as possible.

– The best mode of travel is by vehicle but if you do choose to walk, travel in large groups and never alone. The larger the group of people you are with, the better (four or more is best).

– Be aware of your surroundings and  trust your instincts. If a place or situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Leave.

– If you feel unsafe or see suspicious activity or persons, seek safety in a well-populated area or building and call the police immediately by dialing 911.

– USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly. Get more information here.

 

Incident Date and Time:

October 1st to Present

Type of Bulletin:

Moped Thefts

Location:
701 Park Street, Columbia, South Carolina

Alert Status:
Crime Bulletin with social media notification and web page posting only.

Suspect Information:
Unknown

Incident:
Over the past month there have been three mopeds stolen from the moped parking area at 701 Park Street, which is near the USC Energy Facility located  adjacent to the Lincoln Street residence halls and the Coliseum.

There have been other moped thefts in the area to include thefts near Olympia Mills Apartments, the Greek Village, Park Place Apartments, and Greene Crossing Apartments.  Students parking their mopeds near 701 Park Street or in the vicinity of this location should take necessary precautions to secure their moped.

Officers from USCPD and CPD are actively investigating these cases and individuals with information are encouraged to contact USCPD at 777-4215 or the Columbia Police Department.

Members of the Carolina Community can also report a tip to CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC. To send anonymous tips via text or online, go to midlandscrimestoppers.com.

Safety Tips:

  • Be sure to register your moped with Parking Services. Register online at www.sc.edu/vmps/
  • Properly secure and lock your moped. If possible use two locks and locks recommended for mopeds.
  • USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly. Get more information here.

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