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).
This is being posted as a reminder to the campus community that the perpetrators of the recent hate crimes/vandalism have not been apprehended and to assure everyone is aware of the most recent incident.
At 8:40 a.m., Thursday, December 27, 2007, Public Safety received a report that a 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 hate crime/vandalism was NOT present in that elevator before 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2007. Details such as size of the symbol, writing style of the name and location of this symbol within the elevator are not being released as such detail may be of value in the on-going investigation of this incident.
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 #07068313and/or SCSU Public Safety Report #0701286.
Note: Information supportive of investigation of this or similar incidents may be presented anonymously to University and Police Department officials, or to Tri-County Crime Stoppers (Phone 320-251-1301 or 1-800-255-1301).
Those from the SCSU and larger St. Cloud Community seeking a tangible way to encourage identification and prosecution of perpetrators may seek contributions to the Anti-Hate Reward Fund, SCSU Foundation, Alumni House, 720 4th Avenue S, St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498.