The Tulane Hullabaloo

Weekend crime report

Tess Riley, News Editor

October 31, 2016

During Halloween weekend from Oct. 28 to Oct. 30, these crimes were reported to Tulane University Police Department.Friday, Oct. 28, 2016:Burglary: At 11:26 a.m., Tulane University Police Department responded to a report of an off-campus burglary reported by a Tulane student at the 700 block of Hampso...

Tulane students report on-campus simple burglary

Tess Riley, News Editor

October 28, 2016

At 1:20 p.m. on Oct. 27, a simple burglary was reported on campus.According to Operations Commander of Tulane University Police Department Donald Saucier, the crime occurred in Aron Residences.The victims left their room for several hours and upon returning noticed the door to their dorm room was ope...

Body found Monday morning in Audubon lagoon

Tess Riley, News Editor

October 10, 2016

An unidentified person's body was found between 9 and 9:30 a.m. on Monday in the Audubon Park lagoon.Park-goers contacted 911 after seeing a body floating. One of the initial callers described the body as a middle-aged person wearing running clothes, according to The Advocate.The body was removed from...

Two Tulane students report armed home invasion on 1200 block of Lowerline St.

Brandi Doyal, Senior Staff Reporter

October 5, 2016

Two Tulane students reported being woken suddenly when a group of men armed with a handgun kicked down their front door and proceeded to steal a laptop, two cellphones and an Xbox.  The students reported that the incident occurred around 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday in the 1200 block of Lowerline Street. ...

Tulane student reports kidnapping on Freret, Broadway Street

Brandi Doyal, Senior Staff Reporter

October 3, 2016

A Tulane student reported being threatened with a gun and forced into a vehicle at approximately 4 a.m. on Sunday while near the intersection of Freret and Broadway streets. The student reported that the man said he mistook her for a prostitute and demanded sex. When she refused and asked for releas...

Counting Crimes: String of crimes shed light on TUPD’s legal obligations

Cliff Soloway and Josh Axelrod

September 14, 2016

At some point after receiving their acceptance letter, every Tulane student undergoes the "safety talk." As much as Tulane recalls prestige in parents' minds, the city of New Orleans, along with its culture, brings thoughts of significant crime rates. Tulane University Police Department has relea...

Tulane student reports eighth residential burglary in 7000 block of Willow

Brandi Doyal, Senior Staff Reporter

September 14, 2016

A Tulane student reported a burglary on Wednesday in the 7000 block of Willow Street. The student said he believed the incident occurred between 9:34 p.m. on Saturday through 9:30 p.m. on Monday.Tulane University Police Department alerted the community in a crime alert on Wednesday, detailing that currency h...

Former Tulane Student Oliver Jerde sent to mental health facility, no prison time

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter

September 14, 2016

After pleading guilty to several burglary charges in January, former Tulane student Oliver Jerde will not be sent to prison and will instead go to an addiction treatment center. Jerde was convicted of two aggravated burglaries and one residential burglary committed in September 2015. Rather than priso...

Former Tulane student reports armed robbery on Adams, Hickory intersection

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter

September 11, 2016

The Tulane community received a crime alert on Sunday about a reported armed robbery at Adams and Hickory streets.The alert states that at approximately 4:10 a.m. two men approached a former Tulane student. The men threatened him by putting a handgun to his stomach, going through his pockets and demand...

Tulane student reports armed robbery on Broadway Street

Tulane student reports armed robbery on Broadway Street

Brandi Doyal, Senior Staff Reporter

September 5, 2016

A student reported an armed robbery occurring around 2:35 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Broadway Street. The student said he was walking when a man approached him, asking for a lighter. The students said the man pulled a pistol and asked for his belongings, which totaled three dollars in cash and tw...

Fitts, TUPD name two suspects in string of residential burglaries

Breaking news

Canela López, News Editor Brandi Doyal

September 3, 2016

Update 9/6: In President Michael Fitts email to the community, he confirmed that an arrest warrant for Kristian Willemoes and Ekaterina "Katya" Sitnikova was issued in connection to the recent burglaries over the past few weeks. Fitts said that a suspect has not yet been named in the armed robbery cas...

Two non-affiliates report attempted armed robbery

Canela López, News Editor

May 7, 2016

An attempted armed robbery took place at approximately 6:20 a.m. on Saturday near the 1300 block of Gravier St. involving two non-affiliates. The pair was asleep in their parked car when an unknown man approached the vehicle, revealed a small handgun and demanded money. The car was started by...