Hate crimes and acts of bias-motivated vandalism are being investigated by St. Cloud State University Public Safety and have been reported to the St. Cloud Police Department. Public Safety and law enforcement personnel are working together in these investigations.
Your assistance is sought in efforts to determine time frames of the incidents and to identify and hold accountable the responsible person(s).
Please call Public Safety (320) 308-3333 if you have any information that may assist in investigation and resolution of these crimes. You are also encouraged to report any potentially relevant information to the St. Cloud Police Department – “911” for emergencies; or, (320) 251-1200 (non-emergencies).
At 8:40 a.m., Thursday, December 27, 2007, Public Safety received a report that a small swastika with the name “Hitler” under the symbol had been drawn on an inside wall of the west elevator in W. W. Holes Residence Hall. Interviews have confirmed this vandalism was NOT present in that elevator before 1:00 p.m., yesterday, Wednesday, December 26, 2007. Details such as size and color of the symbol and writing, writing style of the name and exact location of this symbol and writing within the elevator are not being released as such detail may be of value in the on-going investigation of this incident.
This drawing and writing constitutes a threat to the safety of our students, the security of our campus community and is hurtful to our entire educational community. Everyone is encouraged to be vigilant concerning campus and individual security.
Request for Information
This bias-motivated act is being investigated by the Public Safety Department and the St. Cloud Police Department. Your assistance is sought in efforts to identify and hold accountable the responsible person(s).
Please call Public Safety (320) 308-3333 if you have any information that may assist in the investigations. You are also encouraged to report any potentially relevant information to the St. Cloud Police Department: “911” for emergencies, (320) 251-1200 for non-emergencies. Refer to St. Cloud Police Report #07068313 and/or SCSU Public Safety Report #0701286.
St. Cloud State University’s Public Safety Department endeavors to help students and employees feel and be both safe and free as they go about their academic and social activities. To that end we provide safeguards, policies and precautions to help all who study and live on this campus to enjoy the freedom that a safe environment affords.
Public Safety Reports #0701286 (posted: 12-27-07)