Marquette Wire

Report: DPS reports robberies in decline, batteries rising

Nick Biggi

September 18, 2012

Last spring, the Department of Public Safety reported that robberies and vandalism were down on campus, but batteries and thefts were up. That trend continues, but with different numbers, according to DPS Cpt. Russell Shaw, who...

Bike thefts increasing on campus

Nick Biggi

September 11, 2012

A rise in bike thefts on campus this summer has continued into the fall. Department of Public Safety Cpt. Russell Shaw said the main cause of this trend is the ease of breaking some bike locks with a relatively small bolt cutter. “Our...

Democrats and Republicans find common ground on safety measures signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker

Matt Gozun

April 17, 2012

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed seven bills last Monday addressing law enforcement procedures endorsed by both Republicans and Democrats. During the signing ceremony at the Milwaukee State...

Chisholm leaning toward restructuring prison system

Brooke Goodman

February 15, 2011

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm appeared at the Law School last Friday with a proposal to restructure the state prison system by placing fewer offenders in jail. Accompanied by Mike Gousha...

Milwaukee crime down since 2009, but homicide increased 31 percent

Matt Campbell

February 1, 2011

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn reported last week the city’s overall crime is down for the third consecutive year, decreasing by 10 percent from 2009 to 2010. Crime rates dropped in every category other than homicide,...

DPS Reports 10/25

Matt Campbell

October 26, 2010

Oct. 18 At 11:16 p.m., a person not affiliated with Marquette acted in a disorderly manner outside a business in the 1600 block of West Wells Street and was taken into custody by the Milwaukee Police Department. Oct. 20 At...

DPS Reports 9/20

Matt Campbell

September 21, 2010

Sept. 17 At 2:35 a.m., a person not affiliated with Marquette was seen staring down several students near the Jesuit Residence and then continued to follow them until a Department of Public Safety officer stopped him on the...


Matt Campbell

September 16, 2010

Sept. 13 At 12:01 p.m.  a student reported that unknown person(s) vandalized the exterior of his secured, unattended vehicle in Campus Town Lot 1 sometime between Sept. 6 and Sept. 9 causing an estimated $500 in damage. ...

‘Python’ inspires increased patrols

Matt Campbell

September 14, 2010

Operation Python.  It sounds like something Samuel L. Jackson would put into place to rid the skies of vicious, bloodthirsty snakes. In actuality, it is the new foot patrols that the Milwaukee Police Department is putting...

The right to remain informed

Derrick Chengery

February 2, 2010

Crime on or around an urban campus like Marquette’s is a daily reality. Word-of-mouth accounts of criminal activity spread quickly, but official notices disseminated by authorities like the Department of Public ...

Milwaukee crime decreases for seventh consecutive quarter

Derrick Chengery

October 27, 2009

Crime in Milwaukee has decreased by 12.3 percent overall throughout the first nine months of 2009 compared with the first nine months of 2008. These statistics mark a 14.5 percent decrease from 2007 to 2009, as well as the seventh...

Violent crimes, felonies stay low

Derrick Chengery

October 6, 2009

The number of violent and felony crimes around campus stayed low in 2008, while alcohol- and drug-related incidents rose. According to the Student Safety Resource Guide released by the Department of Public Safety last week, ...