Archive for Crime

Resident faces felony charges in marijuana bust

February 5, 2009 No Comments

Gerri Tracy

St. Joseph Police officer Herrera was working an off-duty job at East Hills Mall on Jan. 29, 2009 when he arrested Western student Steven C. Jones for stealing from a shop in the mall. Upon searching Jones at the time of arrest, the officer discovered two baggies containing green plant material known to be marijuana, […]

Sexual assault reported

April 23, 2008 No Comments

Daniel Donan

A sexual assault occurred in the Living Learning Center on Wednesday April 2, according to an April 9 and April 10 Campus Safety reports. Campus policeman, Cpl. Trevor Brown, took an incident report of the crime on Wednesday April 9. The incident is now undergoing investigation by the University Police Department. The UPD gave a […]

Griffon alert system plans announced

April 9, 2008 No Comments

Emily Gummelt

In order to better notify the campus community in the event of a crisis, Western recently implemented a new emergency notification system called Griffon Alert, which is comprised of a text mes­saging feature. Chief of Police Jon Kelley said The Governors task force on campus safety suggested the creation of a fail safe system to […]

Student charged

March 26, 2008 No Comments

Matthew Fowler

Missouri Western criminal justice student, Bryant King faces a March 27 preliminary hearing for a 2nd degree murder charge following a March 14 gang-related shooting that happened in Kansas City, Mo. He has also been charged with discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle and two counts of armed criminal action, all felonies. An arrest […]

Western generally regarded as safe

February 27, 2008 No Comments

Heather Fields

With both the Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois tragedies happening within less than a year of each other, students and faculty nationwide are wondering if their school might be next. Missouri Western and the campus police department are doing everything possible to ensure that something like that doesn’t happen here. Jonathan Kelley, chief of campus […]

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