The Shield

Crime Log 1/9/19 – 1/13/19

Crime Log 1/9/19 – 1/13/19

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-chief

January 15, 2019


Filed under News Briefs

1/9/19 11:08 p.m. - Injury Report/Ruston Hall   1/10/19 4:46 p.m. - Suspicious Circumstances/Whitcomb Building 7:34 p.m. - Fire Alarm - Cooking/Porter Building 10:10 p.m. - Code of Conduct - Alcohol Violation/Williams Building 10:10 p.m. - Drug Offense/Williams Building   1/11/19 ...

Is parking really a problem?

Is parking really a problem?

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

Parking tickets distributed by public safety officers can be a hassle. The citations also come with a chance for students to submit an appeal through EagleSync via the myUSI portal if they believe their ticket was unjustified. The appeals are taken to the University Court, made up of the Chief Justice and fou...

Racist flyers were ‘random act’

Racist flyers were ‘random act’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, News Briefs

Racist flyers that were discovered in the university's parking lot Nov. 5 have been deemed a “random act,” according to Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding. “There are these groups of people that might be traveling across country or state to state and place propaganda on places of learning,...

Racist flyers found on campus ahead of midterm elections

Racist flyers found on campus ahead of midterm elections

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, News Briefs

Public Safety is investigating racist flyers found in the university's parking lot Monday, Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said.  A hate crime was reported on campus at 1:05 p.m. Monday according to the university's incident crime log. Public Safety Staff Sgt. Tami Jaramillo confirmed to The Sh...

Rape reported on campus

Rape reported on campus

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News

A rape was reported on campus Oct. 8. According to the USI Public Safety Incident Log, the incident occurred sometime between Oct. 6 and Oct. 7. The case was forwarded to a local law enforcement agency, and no further details have been released. The university is required to disclose all sexual a...

Blue emergency boxes inefficient

Blue emergency boxes inefficient

Jessica McKinley, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As students walk around campus, it is very noticeable that there are these tall, blue boxes around all of us. We see them as we walk to class, at the bus stops and on the few of the trails. However, are they really effective? Should the university actually have them? For those who have not notic...

Assistant Director joins Public Safety

Assistant Director joins Public Safety

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under News

Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said the biggest challenge he faced was trying to find someone to fill his own shoes. Bequette was assistant Public Safety director for nine years under former director Stephen Woodall until January 2018. Now, 26-year veteran Vanderburgh County Sheriff depu...

Roembke named SGA Chief Justice

Roembke named SGA Chief Justice

Riley Guerzini, Community Engagement Manager

September 6, 2018


Filed under News

Note: Keegan Roembke is an opinion writer for The Shield. The SGA general assembly voted to appoint senior economics and international studies major Keegan Roembke as the new Chief Justice at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. Roembke, who formerly served as Chief Financial Officer and Co...

Five full-time sheriff’s deputies to patrol campus starting next year

Five full-time sheriff’s deputies to patrol campus starting next year

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

March 27, 2018


Filed under News

Amid confusion on the potential location and presence of a new Sheriff's Office on campus, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding wants to set the record straight. “You can call it a district or a post, but we haven't determined what we are going to name it yet,” Wedding said. Wedding sai...

Public safety investigating two late night ‘suspicious persons’

Public safety investigating two late night ‘suspicious persons’

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

January 21, 2018


Filed under News

A University freshman says she was chased and almost attacked late Thursday night. According to the university's crime log, a suspicious person was reported on campus Jan. 19 at 12:31 a.m. near the Bigger Building in O'Daniel South. The case was closed at 1:09 a.m. because no suspects or witnesses were...

Clery report adjusts to new leadership

Clery report adjusts to new leadership

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under News

Illustration by Abigail Stanley Amid new data provided by Public Safety’s annual Clery report, changes in presidential politics could affect how certain crimes are reported. The change in reporting came with new Obama-era Title IX policies being enforced. Now, with a new president in office, it is uncl...

Third sex offense reported

Bobby Shipman, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2016


Filed under News

A sex offense was reported on campus for the third time in four months. The incident, which was reported on the university crime log, occurred in campus housing at 5:14 p.m. Feb. 5. The offense was documented as a forcible rape. Central Dispatch said law enforcement was called at 5:32 p.m. and arrived o...

University of Southern Indiana's student publication
public safety