Daily Campus Safety Log

According to federal law, an institution may withhold any of the required fields of entry, i.e. the nature, date, time, location and/or disposition if any of the following conditions apply:

  • The disclosure is prohibited by law
  • If the disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim
  • If disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual
  • If disclosure would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection
  • If disclosure would result in the destruction of evidence

Below are incidents that occurred within the last sixty days:

Thursday, July 30, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Monday, July 27, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Friday, July 24, 2015

  • 12:00 AM - Power Plant, 2108 S. Grange Avenue.  Unauthorized Entry.  Augustana College Staff member contacted Campus Safety Officer and reported that someone had gained access to the Power Plant during non-business hours.  The Staff member and Officer conducted an investigation and discovered possible entry points used to gain access into the building.  Nothing was reported missing at time of report.  Investigation continues.  Pictures taken.  Incident report completed.
  • 11:55 AM - Center for Visual Arts, 2120 S. Grange Avenue.  Vandalism.  CVA Staff member contacted Campus Safety and reported a possible vandalism that was done to one of the art exhibits in the gallery.  Officer responded.  Upon arrival the Officer and Saff member went to the art piece that had been damaged.  It appeared that the art exhibit may have had structural issues due to the humidity that caused parts of the exhibit to detach from the base of the exhibit.  Pictures taken.  Surveillance video being reviewed.  Incident report completed.
  • 1:27 PM - Costello Hall, 2413 S. Grange Avenue.  Burglary.  Officers responded to a phone report of a burglary that had occurred at a Campus apartment.  Upon arrival Officers observed signs of forced entry into the apartment.  Officers entered and found the apartment unoccupied.  The Sioux Fall Police were contacted and responded.  Evidence collected.  Incident report completed.  Investigation continues.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  • Nothing to Report

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

  • 12:41 PM - Mikkelsen Library, 2117 S. Summit Avenue.  Verbal Disagreement.  Campus Safety Dispatch received a phone report of a heated argument between several individuals in front of the library.  Officers responded. Subjects were identified and seperated.  Incident report completed.

Monday, July 20, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Friday, July 17, 2015

  • 2:45 PM - Gilbert Science Center, 2407 S. Summit Avenue.  Slip and Fall Injury.  An officer was dispatched to assist a student who fell after stepping up on a stool to remove an object from a high shelf. Victim suffered an injury to the wrist and was transported to a hospital emergency room for treatment. Incident report completed.
  • 7:58 PM - Humanities Center. 2120 S. Grange Avenue.  Possible Narcotics Violation.  Officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a marijuana odor in an academic building. Officers confirmed the presence of the odor; however, the subjects had already left the area. Incident report completed.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

  • 7:00 PM - Humanities Center, 2120 S. Grange Avenue.  Possible Narcotics Violation.  Campus Safety was notified of a marijuana odor in an academic building.  Officers responded; however, the subjects had already left the area. Incident report completed.
  • 7:05 PM - Costello Hall, 2413 S. Grange Avenue.  Domestic Disturbance. METRO Communications dispatched Campus Safety officers to meet SFPD officers investigating a possible stabbing outside of a campus apartment building. Investigation determined the event was a result of a non-resident domestic disturbance. The victim was transported to the hospital and treated. Incident resulted in one arrest for aggravated domestic assault. Incident report completed.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

  • 11:15 PM - Lookout House, 1932 S. Prairie Avenue.  Fallen Tree / Possible Damage to Vehicles.  Officers were dispatched to a report that a tree had fallen which might have caused damage to vehicles in the driveway.  The tree was completely blocking the driveway and prevented any use of the driveway.  Sioux Falls Police were contacted but did not respond.  Pictures were taken.  Incident report completed.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Monday, July 13, 2015

  • 12:00 PM - Edith Mortenson Center, 2112 S. Grange Avenue.  Vandalism.  An officer was dispatched to investigate a report of a broken window. Window was broken sometime between 5:00 PM Friday July 10th and 8:00 AM Monday July 13th. Incident report completed and investigation continues.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

  • 1:55 PM - Elmen Center, 2505 S. Grange Avenue.  Assault.  METRO Communications dispatched Campus Safety Officers to investigate a report of an assault during a junior basketball tournament. SFPD also responded. An argument broke out between parents leading to a male subject chest-bumping a female subject who slapped him in the face. Subjects declined to press charges after learning they were mutually liable for assault and both facing arrest. Incident report completed.   

Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • 1:30 AM - Intersection of 28th Street and Menlo Avenue.  Theft of City Property.  Officer conducting patrol observed a group of four intoxicated males in possession of two street sign posts that had been removed and carried onto the campus. Two subjects were detained and two others fled on foot. Detained subjects were turned over to SFPD for questioning and police investigation continues.  Incident report completed.

Friday, July 10, 2015

  • 4:44 PM - Sioux Falls Seminary, 2100 S. Summit Avenue.  Damage to Vehicle.  A student contacted Campus Safety to file a report of a vehicle window being broken out. Officers responded and documented the damage, SFPD responded and initiated an investigation. Incident report completed.
  • 7:38 PM - Humanities Center, 2120 S. Grange Avenue.  Disorderly Conduct.  A student was observed yelling obscenities at security officers and kicking over cones marking newly poured concrete. Officers identified the student and completed an incident report. Report forwarded to College authorities for action. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

  • 2:24 AM - Diversity Experience House, 1923 S. Prairie Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  Campus Safety Dispatch received a fire alarm notification.  Officers responded along with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue.  It was discovered that the fire alarm was activated as a result of a cooking accident.  SFFR reset the fire alarm panel.  Incident report completed.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

  • 9:15 AM - Edith Mortenson Center, 2112 S. Grange Avenue.  Medical Issue.  Student presented to the Office of Campus Safety and reported that they had injured their hand.  The student had already received medical treatment prior to reporting their injury.  Incident report completed.

Monday, July 6, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

  • 12:20 AM - 2305 S. Summit Avenue.  Downed Power Line.  Officer conducting patrol discovered a downed power line in an alley behind a private residence. Scene was secured until Sioux Falls Fire Rescue was able to respond.
  • 1:35 AM - Summit Apartments, 2420 S. Summit Avenue.  Underage Consumption / Drunkenness.  A concerned student requested assistance in assessing an intoxicated and unconscious subject. Campus Safety Officers and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded and determined the student was in no medical danger. Residence Life made arrangements for the student to be monitored the remainder of the night. Incident report completed. 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Friday, July 3, 2015

  • 4:25 AM - Edith Mortenson Center, 2112 S. Grange Avenue.  Exhibition Driving / Damage to Property.  An officer conducting foot patrol observed a set of car tire tracks on the campus green near the Edith Mortenson Center. Tracks indicated the car had been driven over a sidewalk onto the grass and in a large circle, tearing up the grass in several spots. Incident report completed and investigation continues.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

  • 11:13 PM - 2104 S. Norton Avenue.  Fireworks Violation.  A neighborhood resident waved down a Campus Safety Officer on patrol to report that someone had thrown some powerful fireworks at their house. The explosions were loud enough to awaken and alarm several neighbors in the vicinity. Incident report completed.
  • 11:45 PM - Norse Inn, 2409 S. Grange Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  Officers responded to an automated fire alarm in a campus apartment building. SFFR also responded and determined that a detector had been triggered by shower steam while an occupant was attempting to steam out wrinkles from a shirt. Incident report completed.
  • 11:48 PM - Elmen Center, 2505 S. Grange Avenue.  Driving on Sidewalk / Exhibition Driving.  An officer responding to a fire alarm observed a vehicle driving in a campus parking lot in an unsafe manner. Vehicle and the driver were positively identified. Incident report completed and investigation continues.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

  • 5:56 PM - Scheneman Apartments, 1400 Block of West 33rd Street.  Damage to Vehicle.  A student presented at Campus Safety to report body damage to his vehicle while parked in the parking lot behind Schoeneman Apartments. The student believed that a hit ball from the softball field caused the damage. Incident report completed.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

  • 7:27 PM - Duluth Place Apartments, 2332 S. Duluth Ave.  Fire Alarm.  Officers responded to an automated fire alarm in a campus apartment complex. SFFR also responded. Cause of the alarm was determined to be cooking smoke. Inicdent report completed.

Monday, June 29, 2015

  • 10:00 AM - Granskou Hall, 2009 S. Prairie Avenue.  Well Being Check.  Campus Safety was requested to conduct a welfare check on a missing student.  Student was located safe and concerned parties were notified. Incident report completed.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Friday, June 26, 2015

  • 1:28 AM - Larson Track and Field Complex, 2600 S. Grange Avenue.  Vehicular Hit and Run.  An officer conducting routine patrol observed a vehicle ram through a gated fence, destroying it, and proceed to drive across an athletic field. The officer was able to identify the vehicle and license plate as the driver fled. SFPD responded and took charge of the investigation. Incident report completed.   
  • 9:40 PM - Elmen Center, 2505 S. Grange Avenue.  Medical Call.  Officers responded after being notified that an ambulance was enroute the Elmen Center regarding a sports injury. After being assessed by paramedics the victim declined medical treatment and transportion. Incident report completed.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

  • 5:14 PM - Nelson Service Center, 2021 S. Menlo Avenue.  Motor Vehicle Accident.  An officer observed two damaged vehicles in a parking lot and made contact with the owners. Investigation determined that the parking brake on the first vehicle failed allowing vehicle to roll back and strike the second vehicle. SFPD responded and issued red tags.
  • 9:30 PM - Summit Avenue Apartments, 2420 S. Summit Avenue.  Alcohol Policy Violation.  Officers conducting a fire watch walk through discovered over 3 dozen bottles of beer in an unsecured storage area. Alcohol was confiscated and an incident report completed.  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Monday, June 22, 2015

  • 6:27 PM - Solberg Hall, 2312 S. Grange Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  Campus Safety Dispatch received an automated report of a fire alarm in an unoccupied dormitory. Officers and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded and determined the cause to be a faulty detector. Incident report completed.
  • 8:38 PM - Solberg, Hall, 2312 S. Grange Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  Campus Safety Dispatch received an automated report of a fire alarm in an unoccupied dormitory. Officers and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded and determined cause to be a faulty detector. System was disabled and fire watch was set. Incident report completed.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Friday, June 19, 2015

  • 4:58 PM - Duluth Place Apartments, 2308 S. Duluth Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  DCS Dispatch received notification of a fire alarm at a campus apartment complex and dispatched officers to investigate. Source of the alarm was determined to be cooking smoke. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded and reauthorized occupation of the building. Incident report completed.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

  • 9:15 AM - Costello Hall, 2413 S. Grange Avenue.  Bike Theft.  Student presented to the Office of Campus Safety and reported their bike had been stolen.  Officer took the students information.  Incident report completed.
  • 6:16 PM - Granskou Hall 2009 S. Prairie Avenue.  Noise Complaint.  Campus Safety Dispatch received a noise complaint.  Officers responded to the location given.  Officers made contact with the sutudents in the room that was the source of the noise complaint.  Students were compiant.  Music was turned down.  Incident report completed.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Monday, June 15, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

  • 5:30 PM - Duluth Place Apartments, 2308 S. Duluth Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  Campus Safety Dispatch received a phone report of a fire alarm.  Officers were dispatched to the location given.  Sioux Falls Fire Rescue also responded.  Apparently the resident of the apartment was cooking dinner and burned some food, setting off the fire alarm.  SFFR reset the fire panel.  Incident report completed.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Friday, June 12, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

  • 10:20 PM - Humanities Center, 2120 S. Grange Avenue.  Medical Call.  Officer Observed a summer Camper that appeared to have been crying.  Officer was told that the camper had been injured playing a game.  Officer examined the injury site.  No further medical attention was required.  Incident report completed.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Monday, June 8, 2015

  • 7:35 PM - Duluth Place Apartments, 2308 S. Duluth Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  DCS Dispatch received an automated fire alarm at a campus apartment complex and dispatched officers to investigate. Source of the alarm was determined to be cooking smoke. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded and reauthorized occupation of the building. Incident report completed.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

  • 9:55 PM - Duluth Place Apartments, 2308 S. Duluth Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  Campus Safety Dispatch received a full fire alarm activation.  Officers responded to the location given.  Sioux Fall Fire Rescue also responded.  When Officers arrived the apatment was full of smoke.  Officers located the resident of the apartment who reported that they had burnt some chicken on the stove top.  SFFR arrived on scene and reset the fire panel.  SFFR reported that this was the second call of the day for this apartment.  Incident report completed.
  • 3:00 PM - Duluth Place Apartments, 2308 S. Duluth Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  DCS Dispatch received an automated fire alarm at a campus apartment complex and dispatched officers to investigate. Source of the alarm was determined to be cooking smoke. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded and reauthorized occupation of the builiding. Incident report completed.

Friday, June 5, 2015

  • 10:23 PM - Diversity Experience House, 1923 S. Prairie Avenue.  Unsecured door.  Officers responded to a report of an open door.  Officers checked the residence and found nothing.  Incident report completed.
  • 8:45 AM - Humanities Center, 2120 S. Grange Avenue.  Medical Call.  Officer responded to a phone report of a person that had fallen.  When the Officer arrived on scene the fall victim was no longer at the location.  The fall victim told staff that they did not need any assistance.  Incident report completed.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

  • 8:35 AM - East Hall,  2001 S. Summit Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  Campus Safety Dispatch received a Fire Alarm activation notification and dispatched Officers to East Hall.  Sioux Falls Fire Rescue also responded.  When Officer arrived on scene contact was made with an employee that was working on the fourth floor.  The employee advised that the fire alarm was activated while the employee was dusting near the fire sensor.  Dust had entered the sensor causing the alarm activation.  SFFR arrived and silenced and reset the alarm panel.  Incident report completed.
  • 12:45 PM - Norse Inn, 2409 S. Grange Avenue.  Vehicle break in.  A student presented to the Office of Campus Safety and reported that their vehicle had been broken into.  Officers responded to the scene.  Some change had been taken nothing else of value was taken.  Pictures were taken and Sioux Falls Police were notified.  Incident report completed.
  • 9:05 PM - Diversity Experience House, 1923 S. Prairie Avenue.  Open Door.  Campus Safety was contacted by the current residents of Diversity Experience House about a door that was open the last couple of nights.  A lower window was also reported as being opened.  Pictures were taken.  Incident report completed.  Increased patrols of area were implemented.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

  • 9:30 PM - Granskou Hall, 2009 S. Prairie Avenue.  Missing items.  A student presented to the Office of Campus Safety and reported that some of their items were missing from Granskou Hall.  Officer made contact with the student and recorded what items were missing.  Incident report completed.  The missing items were located in the dumpster near Granskou Hall.  Case Cleared.
  • 12:23 AM - Costello Hall, 2413 S. Grange Avenue.  Domestic Dispute.  A resident of a College apartment complex waved down an officer conducting vehicle patrol and requested assistance in removing a domestic partner from the apartment. Subject declined to leave without assistance and SFPD was responded. Subject was removed from the property by SFPD. Incident report completed.

Monday, June 1, 2015

  • 1:20 PM - Humanities Center, 2120 S. Grange Avenue.  Trip and Fall.  An officer was dispatched to check on a report of an injured visitor in an academic building. Victim had struck her head when falling backwards but refused medical treatment and ambulance. Victim did agree to be transported to a hospital emergency room in a private vehicle for evaluation. Incident report completed.  

Sunday, May 31, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

  • 11:00 AM - Global Education House, 2001 S. Norton Avenue.  Theft.  An officer was dispatched to investigate a report of a theft of personal electronics from a College owned residential home. The item was last seen several days earlier. Incident report completed and investigation continues.
  • 10:10 pm - Granskou Hall, 2009 S. Prairie Avenue.  Motor Vehicle vs. Building Accident.  A vehicle driver parked illegallly on a campus sidewalk was attempting to back-up off the sidewalk when he struck the corner of a dormitory building. Moderate damage to the vehicle rear bumper. Minimal  damage to the building. The driver was issued a College citation for illegal parking. SFPD responded and issued a red tag for the vehicle. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

  • 2:00 PM - Granskou Hall, 2008 S. Walts Avenue.  Medical Call.  Officer was dispatched to a dormitory to investigate a report of an injured student. Student suffered a foot injury while moving furniture but declined medical attention. Incident report completed.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

  • 10:15 AM - Global Education House, 2001 S. Norton Avenue.  Possible Narcotics Violation.  Residence Life staff reported to Campus Safety the discovery of prescription drugs found under suspicious circumstances in a College owned residential home. Incident report completed and investigation continues.
  • 3:25 PM - Humanities Center, 2120 S. Grange Avenue.  Theft.  Faculty member reported to Campus Safety the theft of a piece of framed artwork. Incident report completed and investigation continues.  

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Monday, May 25, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.