Category: Crime

Annual Clery Crime Report shows decrease in almost every category

The release of the 2011 annual Clery Crime Report revealed a decrease of reported incidents of campus crimes prior to 2012. The report showed a decrease in almost all the categories. University Police Chief Jon Kelley said the only category that stayed the same as in 2010 was forcible sex offense in which two crimes…

The Western District Court of Appeals visits MWSU

[caption id="attachment_12383" align="alignleft" width="200"] Gary Witt, the newest member of the Western District Judges. Witt also served in the Missouri House of Representatives.[/caption] The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District will sit at Missouri Western on Wednesday, Oct. 10, to hear four cases including personal injury, child pornography and murder. The three-judge panel will begin…

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…

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…

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…