Marquette Wire

Car theft surprises owner

November 11, 2003

Filed under Crime & Safety, News, News

A car was stolen between Nov. 1 and 2 out of Lot R, a lot recently discovered to be the most "high-risk" on campus based on a Tribune study. Junior Thomas Mongroven believes his 1991 silver Buick Century was taken sometime...

Study ranks risk level of lots

November 6, 2003

Filed under Crime & Safety, News

Structure 1, Lot D and Lot R have been found to be the most potentially dangerous to park cars in, when concerning campus-owned lots. In a study conducted by the Tribune, all incidents involving vandalism, theft from autos...

News Briefs

November 4, 2003

Filed under Crime & Safety, Higher Education, News, News

Student arrested for posession of controlled substance While doing a walk-through at Carpenter, a staff member smelled a possible controlled substance and requested the assistance of DPS. DPS officers entered the room and discovered...

Car thefts drop on campus

October 30, 2003

Filed under Crime & Safety, News

At the beginning of the current semester it appeared car thefts were becoming rampant on and around the Marquette campus, but since then the numbers have dropped significantly. The thefts have occurred primarily on city streets...

MU staffer fired for theft

October 30, 2003

Filed under Crime & Safety, News

According to Ben Tracy, director of university communication, charges have not been filed against the clerk, but he expects them to be in the future. "We do expect this person to be charged by postal inspectors with theft by...

County crime rates continue to increase

October 28, 2003

Filed under Crime & Safety, News

While crime rates in Milwaukee County communities have increased over the past year, Marquette's numbers are down. There were 3,468 robbery cases in Milwaukee County in 2002, compared with 3,182 in 2001, according to the Wisconsin...

Gesu Church still reeling after theft

October 23, 2003

Filed under Crime & Safety, News, News, Religion & Campus Ministry

Rebecca Piekarski, 37, of Cudahy was dismissed from her bookkeeping duties at the church in March after parish officials discovered she had embezzled $518,469 from parish accounts between mid-2001 and January 2003. She is facing...

2 students robbed off campus

October 14, 2003

Filed under Crime & Safety, News

Two freshmen were held at gunpoint and robbed at 10:20 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of West Highland Avenue. An unidentified man, who appeared to be armed, confronted Scott Selling and Colin Higgins, both 18, after they...

Violaters apathetic to citations

Jen Haberkorn

October 2, 2003

Filed under Crime & Safety, News

Nine thousand scofflaws are walking around Marquette's campus. The Department of Public Safety issues 9,000 parking tickets each year to faculty, students and visitors — some of whom are repeat offenders, according to Todd...

Police crack down on campus parties

Amy Bauer

September 25, 2003

Filed under Crime & Safety, News, News

In early September, the Milwaukee Police Department was summoned to break up disturbances from partiers near the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Many of those attending were students. "Police involvement has been related...

City blankets residents in security

September 11, 2003

Filed under Crime & Safety, News

Since the attacks, Milwaukee has taken steps to improve safety in the city, according to Ald. Michael Murphy from the 16th aldermanic district. He said the police and fire departments, as well as the Water Works, have taken "pro-active...

LIMO drivers face vomit, angry riders

Sarah Sutschek

September 4, 2003

Filed under Crime & Safety, News, News

"There's a lot of throwing up on vans," Luchsinger, a junior, said. "But only one last semester while I was driving." These LIMO drivers can be seen throughout campus between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. as they chauffeur their peers...