Armed Robbery Spree at the Arizona State University…AGAIN, Save your kids, take them where public safety is taken seriously. ASU Police had how many officers on when it happened?

ASU police: 3 students robbed at gunpoint on Sunday morning 9-24-17

This event happened recently, but it’s nothing new at the Arizona State University in Tempe where the Arizona State University Police Department has a mandatory staffing requirement that has been in jeopardy of not being reached for over a decade. Did they have two officers on or one officer on as is the norm for the Polytechnic, West, and Downtown campuses? Most likely. Were the few officers on duty that evening running traffic stops far off campus where they aren’t serving a purpose for the university? Most likely. That’s been going on for years because incompetent university police management can’t focus on the job that needs to get done.

This armed robbery:

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe/2017/09/24/asu-police-3-students-robbed-gunpoint-sunday-morning/698715001/

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/283178627-video

Other Arizona State University robberies, murders:

  1. https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/Robbery-14020.pdf
  2. http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-education/2016/07/11/asu-police-investigate-armed-robbery-student-housing/86956536/
  3. http://www.azfamily.com/story/28330234/arrests-made-in-robbery-and-murder-of-asu-student
  4. www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ArmedRobbery102916.pdf
  5. http://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ArmedRobbery110716.pdf
  6. http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/tempe/arizona-state-tempe-police-respond-to-armed-robbery-report-near-campus
  7. http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/wanted-california-parolee-arrested-in-armed-robbery-of-asu-student-6649279
  8. http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/chandler/breaking/2015/08/25/valley-police-chase-armed-robbery-suspect/32297557/
  9. http://scholarshipweb.net/tag/bank-robbery-at-asu-downtown-campus
  10. http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/tempe/asu-student-dies-after-run-over-robbery/article_191d5650-69ab-11df-bf4c-001cc4c03286.html
  11. http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/news/criminal-justice-major-tied-to-crowbar-robbery/article_2d8cdfda-313f-5715-9dae-c44e8827149f.html
  12. http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe/breaking/2016/01/16/woman-shoots-driver-after-collision-6-hurt-tempe-police-say/78907610

ASU police: 3 students robbed at gunpoint on Sunday morning

Three Arizona State University students were robbed at gunpoint near the Tempe campus early Sunday morning, according to ASU police.

The first call came from the area of First Street and Farmer Avenue just before 1:30 a.m., police said. The second came about an hour and a half later in the area of University Drive and Dorsey Lane.

In both cases, the students were robbed by men wearing dark clothing and masks. Police said they were unsure the two incidents were connected, however.

Arizona State Police say several people were robbed at gunpoint near the university’s Tempe campus early Sunday morning.

Officials received the first robbery call around 1:30 a.m. near 1st Street and Farmer Avenue, an ASU police spokesperson said. Two hours later, around 3 a.m., police received additional reports about students being robbed near University Drive and Rural Road.

The suspect involved in the first incident was described as being an African American man in his 20s, about 5’7” and 170 pounds. The second suspect was described as being an African American man in his 30s, about 5’7” and a medium build.

Both suspects were seen wearing dark-colored clothing and masks, however, it’s unknown if these two incidents are connected.

Anyone with information about the robberies is used to call the ASU Police Department immediately.

The Lodge, a bar near where the first robbery occurred. 

Management said they’re planing to add additional security in light of what happened to make sure customers and employees stay safe. 

ASU Police are offering tips to students on campus:

  • Be aware of your surroundings when traveling through campus.
  • If you see someone or something suspicious, report it.
  • Be aware of Emergency Call Box locations.
  • Always use the “buddy system” after dark.
  • Utilize the ASU Safety Escort Service.

The Integrity Report on the ASU Police Department is offering tips to students on campus:

  • Be aware of your police department’s mismanagement, low staffing, and high turnover.
  • If you see a police officer on campus go play the lottery, it’s rare indeed.
  • Be aware that Emergency Call Box locations are no substitute for adequate policing practices.
  • Always use the “buddy system” after dark, that way you and your friends can get victimized together.
  • Utilize the ASU Safety Escort Service that has one van for 100,000 students.
  • Tell your parents about your safety concerns and go to a university that puts a priority on your safety.
  • Realize these are serious crimes where students on the ASU Tempe campus are killed, don’t let that be you or your loved ones.
  • We would have added all the sexual assaults, all the unsolved, un-investigated ones,  shoddy investigated ones, but those are too numerous to list.

 

4 thoughts on “Armed Robbery Spree at the Arizona State University…AGAIN, Save your kids, take them where public safety is taken seriously. ASU Police had how many officers on when it happened?

  1. JustTheFacts says:

    No cops = no patrol. The bad guys always talk to each other and word gets around fast how easy victims are to be found in Tempe. We still can’t staff our campuses, continue to offer paid overtime for shift coverage, and operate as a non-proactive reactionary police department. It’s the old recipe for failure. Remember, command staff and sergeants are receiving raises, despite doing a horrible job of managing our department and we still can’t keep talent here.

  2. yurhuckleberry says:

    The only time the ASU Police Department can catch a career criminal is when they retain career officers from other departments that have the training and experience to cope with these situations.

    Unfortunately experienced cops don’t stick around long at ASUPD because they are subjected to harassment and attacks by ASUPD supervisors who have little to no comparative experience, feel inadequate, and are intimidated by them in the workplace.

    These robbers will continue to prey on students and when, if they get caught there will be more because the department has an overall bad reputation among peer agencies and the public. The public deserves more than a dog and pony show to keep them safe and they’re not getting it.

  3. PCjinks says:

    Actually the schedule shows there were plenty of people on for this incident. Over 5 people in Tempe being supervised by two sergeants and they still pulled this off.

    It’s not staffing, just a lack of experience throughout the ranks. While this is a serious incident, can you imagine if was an active shooter? Disaster.

  4. Seguridad perdido says:

    If you can’t even catch bike theives…lmfao…good luck. Unfortunately there’s no deterrent for criminals to attack students at ASU, only incentives.

    What’s the police department response?

    1. Be aware of your surroundings when traveling through campus.

    It’s on you…that doesn’t help stop armed robberies.

    2. If you see someone or something suspicious, report it.

    It’s on you…that doesn’t help stop armed robberies.

    3. Be aware of Emergency Call Box locations.

    It’s on you…that doesn’t help stop armed robberies.

    4. Always use the “buddy system” after dark.

    It’s on you…that doesn’t help stop armed robberies.

    5. Utilize the ASU Safety Escort Service.

    It’s on you…that doesn’t help stop armed robberies.

    THE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS TELLING YOU TO DEAL WITH ARMED ROBBERIES, THEY OFFER NO POLICE SOLUTIONS.

    As a parent, does that make you comfortable?

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