Archive for Crime

Aramark employee charged with statutory sodomy

March 31, 2012 Comments

Eboni Lacey

Missouri Western Aramark employee Larry Gawatz was charged with first-degree statutory sodomy of an adolescent child. Gawatz’s arraignment occurred Friday, March 30. According to the St. Joseph News Press article, Gawatz, who works in Western’s dining services at the food court, allegedly inappropriately touched the child’s genitals and exposed himself to the young victim. The […]

Curry off bench after disciplinary suspension

February 1, 2012 Comments

Dave Hon

After a two-game suspension, Ashleigh Curry and Charlonda Bozeman were back on the court to contribute to a Western win Monday night. On January 21 at 10:28 p.m., Western basketball player Ashleigh Curry, was arrested for a misdemeanor of supplying alcohol to a minor. The Western guard had apparently rented out Callison Hall for a […]

Thefts of car parts on Western’s doorstep

October 25, 2011 Comments

Dave Hon

Missouri Western hasn’t been hit by a recent rash of car thefts, but the theft of catalytic converters is right on its doorstep. Last week, the St. Joseph Police Department received 15 reports concerning the theft of catalytic converters. Capt. Kevin Castle said that the thefts are mostly targeted toward GM and Pontiac vehicles. “Usually […]

Annual crime report shows increase in drug violations

October 9, 2011 Comments

Dave Hon

Esther Peralez has an actual badge that says “SHERRIF,” but for the vice president of student affairs, the increase in drug law violations is more about education than enforcement. “I’m really about accountability. I’m really about teachable moments and educational moments,” she said. “So if we say that there are no drugs or alcohol on […]

Clery crime reports released

October 22, 2010 Comments

SarahWhite

The Clery Report, an annual report that discloses information about crimes on and around Western’s campus, shows that Missouri Western’s crime rate is decreasing from previous years. The report is required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires any college or university that participates in federal […]

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