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Georgia’s 50 safest cities: Valdosta not in the lineup

Have you ever wondered how Valdosta fares when it comes to safety? How safe is Valdosta? According to a recent study by Safe Wise, Valdosta did not make the top 50 safest cities in Georgia, coming in at 71 out of 133 cities ranked. Senoia, Georgia, is located about an hour southwest of Atlanta, and scored first on the Safe ...

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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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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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‘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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Stay vigilant: What you can do to prevent theft at VSU

On October 23rd, VSU lay witness to one of the most high-volume days of bike theft in the university’s history. At 11:30 a.m., a student reported that their bike had been stolen from Langdale Residence Hall. A little over an hour later, and only a few hundred feet away, another student reported their bike stolen from Reade Hall. For now, ...

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Crime Report 10/29-11/4: Theft, threats and indecent exposure plague VSU

Oct. 30,2018 At 2:22 p.m., a staff member reported a digital camera missing from the media center in Odum Library. At 7:14 p.m., a student reported the theft of a bicycle from a rack outside of Centennial East. Oct. 31, 2018 At 1:01 a.m., a VSU student was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of tools ...

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Crime Report 10/22-10/28: Bike thefts plague students

Oct. 23. 2018 At 11:30 a.m., a VSU student reported a bicycle theft from Langdale Residence Hall. The bike was recovered. At 12: 39 p.m., a VSU student reported a bicycle theft from Reade Residence Hall. The bike was recovered. At 6:50 p.m., a VSU student reported a bicycle theft from outside of Nevins Hall. Oct. 24, 2018 At 1:46 ...

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Crime Report 10/15-10/21: Multiple students receive marijuana charges

October 15, 2018 At 10:12 a.m., a VSU student reported the loss/theft of their book bag containing a room key, One Card, and other items from the Student Union. October 16, 2018 At 12:35 p.m., a VSU student reported the loss/theft of money in Lowndes Residence Hall. At 8:26 p.m., a VSU student was found in possession of a small ...

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