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Crime wrap-up: Criminally low

VSU ranked 211 out of all accredited universities in America for campus safety. Alarms.org ranked VSU’s safety based on the number of violent and property crimes on campus, as supplied by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the Campus Safety Security Survey. This puts VSU in the top 8 percent of safest college campuses, and the numbers don’t lie. The ...

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Crime Report: Trends decrease from October

Valdosta State’s crime rate for November is still seemingly low compared to the whole month of October’s thirty-six reports. Other than several drug law violations, Valdosta State’s crime cache still seems to be keeping the trend of larceny with full force, with students reporting missing wallets, purses and other miscellaneous items. On Nov. 5, two students were arrested for Misdemeanor ...

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Crime Report: Aggravated assault, burglary decrease from 2016

Valdosta State’s crime on campus is nowhere near being obsolete, but in the first week of November, it seems to be slowing down compared to last month. With the fall coming in, you can snuggle up inside and read the resources the Valdosta State Police provides for students. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report provides students with information on ...

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Crime Report: Larceny continues on campus

Valdosta State’s crime is following the same trend. Most of the crime reports from on campus have been attempts of larceny. Larceny is a crime involving the taking of property from another business or person. Many of these acts of larceny involve the breaking into and stealing of personal items from the vehicles around campus. On Oct. 15, a VSU ...

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Crime Report: Residence halls high crime areas

Is Valdosta State’s crime following a pattern? Most of VSU’s crime reports consist of drug law violations involved with marijuana, leading to an arrest by Valdosta State police. There have been three cases of drug law violations since Oct. 12. That were three arrests of Valdosta State students in the past nine days. Many of these arrests are coming from ...

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Crime Report: Drug law violations, vandalism on campus

In the month of October, Valdosta State Police has seen many of the same three crimes going on around campus. These three crimes are larceny, drug law violation and vandalism. Two drug law violations were made on Oct. 2. The first was at 1 a.m. at N. Oak St. & Baytree Rd. A VSU student was arrested for misdemeanor possession ...

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VPD investigates car accident death, possible shooter

City of Valdosta Police Officers found a man dead after arriving to the scene of a vehicular accident; however, evidence shows more to his death. Discovered in a crashed vehicle on the 300 block of East Moore Street, VPD found Xzavier Haggins, 36, dead early March 23 with a possible gunshot wound. He nor the vehicular accident were their original ...

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VPD arrests 19-year-old man for vehicle theft

A request for police service led to the arrest of a teenaged man late March 12. Leonard Shuman, 19, was arrested by Valdosta City Police Department after a caller reported that “he witnessed an unknown subject illegally enter an automobile in an attempt to steal.” The caller reportedly “advised” VPD the crime occurred on the “private property” of an apartment ...

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Crime Report 2/11 – 2/17: UPD makes multiple marijuana arrests

A non-student driver is facing charges after a traffic stop revealed his intoxication to a VSU police officer. Bryan Brown, 31, was pulled over and arrested by Officer Jonathan Schultz on Feb. 17. He was charged with failure to maintain lane, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and DUI refusal. Brown was driving his gray Nissan Titan down ...

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‘Armed and dangerous’: Blanton Commons shooter suspect identified

The Blanton Commons shooting on Nov. 12 left one man dead and its offender in the wind. Now, Valdosta City Police have obtained an arrest warrant for the newly identified offender. VPD notified the public of the identified shooter, Ian Rashad Henry, 23, early Nov. 21. in a press release. They are currently searching for him with intention to arrest ...

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