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:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Monday, June 27, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

  • 3:45 AM - Private Property, 2405 S. Norton Avenue.  Drunkenness / Underage Consumption.  An officer conducting vehicle patrol in an alleyway observed an unconscious female in the back seat of a parked vehicle. While checking on the victim it was determined that she was likely intoxicated and underage. METRO Communications was notified and two SFPD units arrived and took charge of the situation. Victim is not affiliated with Augustana University. Incident report completed.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Friday, June 24, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

  • 9:30 AM - Costello Hall, 2413 S. Grange Avenue.  Bicycle Theft.  A student presented at Campus Safety to report the theft of a bicycle overnight. The bicycle was locked with a chain at thet time of the theft. Incident report completed.  

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

  • 7:30 PM - Granskou Hall, 2009 S. Prairie Avenue.  Bike Theft.  A student presented to the Office of Campus Safety and reported that their bike was missing.  Officers assisted the student in an attempt to locate the bike on campus.  The bike could not be located.  Incident report completed.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Monday, June 20, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

  • 2:00 AM - Costello Apartments, 2413 S. Grange Avenue.  Noise Disturbance.  Officers responded to a report of a noise disturbance in the parking lot of a University apartment building. Subjects were located inside the building and warned. Incident report completed.
  • 5:26 PM - Ronken Baseball Field, 33rd Street and Lake Avenue.  Alcohol Policy Violation.  Officers were called to the baseball field during an American Legion game due to the disruptive behavior of a group of intoxicated spectators. Subjects were advised of University alcohol policy and warned. Incident report completed.
  • 8:01 PM - Ronken Baseball Field, 33rd Street and Lake Avenue.  Verbal Threats.  Officers were called to the baseball field to provide a security escort for the umpires after a group of intoxicated spectators made verbal threats as the game was ending. Incident report completed.
  • 8:05 PM - Schoeneman Apartments, 1400 Block of West 33rd Street.  Alcohol Policy Violation.  Officers observed students in the parking lot of a University apartment building with open containers of alcohol. Students were warned and instructed to dispose of the alcohol or return inside the building. Incident report completed.

Friday, June 17, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

  • 10:30 AM - Schoeneman Apartments, 1400 Block of West 33rd Street.  Damage to Private Property.  A student presented to Campus Safety to file a late report of a broken vehicle windshield.  The damage is believed to have been caused by a foul ball from the University baseball field several days earlier. Incident report completed. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Tuesday, June 14, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Monday, June 13, 2016

  • 8:59 AM - Froiland Science Complex. 2407 S. Summit Avenue.  Unauthorized Entry.  Science faculty reported that an unidentified individual had gained access to an office over the weekend and the responsible party had left the door standing open. There was no sign of forced entry. A computer appeared to have been tampered with. Investigation pends for completion of an inventory of the room contents. Incident report completed.  

Sunday, June 12, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Friday, June 10, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

  • 2:38 PM - Nelson Service Center, 2021 S. Menlo Avenue.  Mail Tampering / Possible Theft.  A student reported to Campus Safety that the contents of the student's campus mailbox had been tampered with several weeks earlier. A document was found in the mailbox without an expected accompanying check or a delivery envelope. Incident report completed and an investigation is pending.  

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

  • 2:55 AM - Froiland Science Complex, 2407 S. Summit Avenue.  Tresspassing / Aggravated Assault.  Campus Safety Dispatch was contacted by Metro Communications and advised that Sioux Falls Police Officers were in foot pursuit of an armed male subject last seen headed towards the campus. The subject was able to gain access to the roof of the science center via construction scaffolding left unsecure by contractors. The subject then confronted SFPD on the roof and attempted to push an Officer off the roof.  The subject was subdued and placed under arrest for an assortment of criminal violations.  Campus Safety Officers were called to the scene to assist SFPD after the subject had been taken into custody.  Incident report completed.
  • 4:50 PM - Summit Avenue Apartments, 2420 S. Summit Avenue.  Vehicle Break In.  A Student / Resident presented to the Office of Campus Safety and reported their vehicle had been broken into while their vehicle was parked behind the apartment complex.  There was no visible sign of forced entry into the vehicle and nothing was reported missing.  Incident report completed.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Monday, June 6, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Friday, June 3, 2016

  • 10:50 AM- Costello Hall, 2413 S. Grange Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  Officers were dispatched to a Fire Alarm activation.  When Officers arrived they could detect smoke in the hallway.  Officers attempted to make contact with the resident of the apartment where the smoke was coming from.  There was no answer at the door so Officers entered the apartment.  There was smoke in the apartment and it was discovered that the kitchen stove had been set to clean and the resident left the building.  Contact was made via phone to the apartment resident.  Officers cleared the smoke from the apartment.  Incident report completed.
  • 1:00 PM - Duluth Place Apartments, 2334 S. Duluth Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  Officers responded to a fire alarm activation.  Upon arrival at the scene, there was no smoke or visible flame.  The student/resident of the apartment advised the they were cooking and the alarm went off.  SFFR responded and cleared the apartment and reset the alarm.  Incident report completed.
  • 8:01 PM - Granskou Hall, 2009 S. Prairie Avenue.  Well-being check.  Officers received a request to check the well-being of a student / resident.  Student was contacted and was safe.  Incident report completed.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

  • Nothing to Report

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

  • 4:45 PM - Morrison Commons, 2112 S. Grange Avenue.  Bike Theft.  An Augustana student presented to the Office of Campus Safety and reported that their bike had been taken from the Commons bike rack.  The bike had been locked to the rack with a bike lock.  Officers completed an incident report.

Monday, May 30, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Saturday. May 28, 2016

  • 1:21 AM - Chapel of Reconciliation, 2125 S. Summit Avenue.  DCS Dispatch received an automated fire alarm and an officer was detailed to investigate. There was no flame or smoke present. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue also responded and determined a sensor malfunction was the likely cause of the alarm. Incident report completed.

Friday. May 27, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Thursday. May 26, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

  • 11:30 PM - Chapel of Reconciliation, 2125 S. Summit Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  Officers were dispatched to a fire alarm.  Sioux Falls Fire Rescue also responded.  When Officers arrived there was no visible flame or smoke observed.  SFFR arrived and cleared the building.  SFFR determined that the alarm was activated due to a power surge from an electrical storm that was in the area.  Incident report completed.

Tuesday. May 24, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Monday, May 23, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

  • 10:57 AM - Costello Hall, 2413 S. Grange Avenue.  Suspicious Person. Campus Safety Dispatch received a report of suspicious persons attempting to gain access to a University apartment building. Officers responded but found no one matching the description. Security entrances were checked before officers were clear of the call. Incident report completed.  

Friday, May 20, 2016

  • 9:45 AM - Intersection of 33rd Street and Grange Avenue.  Motor Vehicle Accident, Non-Injury.  Campus Safety Dispatch received a report of a motor vehicle accident and dispatched an officer to investigate. The officer confirmed there were no injuries and assisted with traffic control. A vehicle in the northbound lane of  Grange Avenue had made a left turn in front of an oncoming vehicle traveling south on Grange Avenue. SFPD responded and cited the driver turning left for failure to yield. Incident report completed. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

  • 12:20 AM -  2408 S. Norton Avenue.  Noise Disturbance, Party.  Officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a loud party. Address in question was determined to be private property occupied by non-Augustana personnel. METRO Communications was notified of the complaint and SFPD was dispatched. SFPD took appropriate action. Incident report completed.
  • 12:57 AM - Coca Cola Bottling Plant, 31st Street and Duluth Avenue.  Suspicious Man.  An officer conducting patrol observed a suspicious man hiding behind a dumpster and made contact. Subject was identified and determined to be a transient and instructed to move on. Incident report completed.
  • 2:00 AM - Costello Hall, 2413 S. Grange Avenue.  Barking Dog.  Campus Safety received a complaint of a barking dog in a University apartment building and officers were dispatched to investigate. The dog owner was located and appropriate action taken. Incident report completed. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

  • 1:40 AM - Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 909 W. 33rd Street.  Trespassing.  A officer conducting vehicle patrol observed a vehicle parked suspiciously in a parking lot. The officer made contact with and identified the subject who advised he was homeless. Subject was requested to move on which he did. Incident report completed.
  • 2:34 AM - Stavig Hall, 2008 S. Walts Avenue.  Drunkenness / Alcohol Policy Violation.  Officers were dispatched to a University dormitory to investigate a report of an unconscious subject in a restroom. Subject was located, awakened and evaluated. Subject was returned to his room and Residence Life approved arrangements to have the subject monitored the remainder of the night. Incident report completed.
  • 3:09 AM - Diversity Experience House, 1923 S. Prairie Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  DCS Dispatch received an automated fire alarm from a University residential house and responded. SFFR was also requested to respond. Officers monitored evacuation of the house and determined the source of the alarm was cooking smoke. SFFR arrived, reset the alarm and authorized the house to be reoccupied. Incident report completed.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

  • 11:43 PM - Bergaker Hall, 1110 W. 33rd Street.  Underage Consumption / Alcohol Policy Violation.  Officers were dispatched to investigate a noise complaint in a freshman dormitory on campus. Upon making contact with the occupants of the room it was apparent that a small party was in progress and underage subjects were consuming alcohol. Subjects made false statements and were uncooperative but then eventually surrendered the contraband containers. Incident report completed and forwarded to University authorities for action. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

  • 7:46 PM - Solberg Hall, 2312 S. Grange Avenue.  Underage Consumption / Alcohol Policy Violation.  A caller reported suspicious activity in a dormitory and officers were dispatched to investigate. Several students were observed coming and going from a specific room and upon contact officers discovered a significant amount of alcohol in a residence room. Several underage students were consuming alcohol. The alcohol was confiscated and disposed of and an incident report was completed.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

  • 10:00 AM - Costello Hall, 2413 S. Grange Avenue.  Vandalism.  A resident of a University apartment building reported that the driver's window of their vehicle had been shot out by a pellet gun while parked on a public street. Incident report completed and investigation is pending. SFPD was notified.
  • 6:44 PM - Costello Hall, 2413 S. Grange Avenue.  Noise Disturbance.  A resident of a University apartment complex reported a barking dog in an apartment. Resident was contacted and instructed to removed the unauthorized animal from the building. Incident report completed.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

  • 7:30 AM - Elmen Center, 2505 S. Grange Avenue.  Hit & Run Motor Vehicle Accident.  Augustana Staff member called the Office of Campus Safety and reported their car had been struck by another vehicle while parked in the Elmen lot.  Officer responded to investigate.  SFPD also responded and issued a red damage tag.  Incident report completed.

Monday, May 9, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • 3:02 AM - Bergsaker Hall, 1110 W. 33rd Street.  Drunkenness / Underage Consumption.  DCS Dispatch received a report of an intoxicated female in medical distress. Responding officers summoned SFFR and an ambulance and victim was transported to a hospital emergency room for treatment. Incident report completed.
  • 4:32 AM - Kirkeby-Over Stadium, 2700 S. Lake Avenue.  Trespassing.  DCS Dispatch received a report of multiple subjects trespassing inside of the football stadium and dispatched officers to investigate. Responding officers made contact with three subjects leaving the stadium area, indentified and interviewed them. Incident report completed and forwarded to University authorities for review.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • 11:36 PM - Intersection of 27th Street and Walts Avenue.  Noise Disturbance, Party.  Officers conducting patrol noticed a large party in progress where 50 - 60 guests were in the front yard and the street creating a noise distrubance and leaving trash around the neighborhood. SFPD was requested to assist in dispersing the party. Incident report completed.

Friday, May 6, 2016

  • 11:36 PM - 1918 S. Prairie Avenue, Private Property.  Noise DIsturbance, Party.  Officers were notified of a loud party in progress in a house on the periphery of campus. Officers monitored the party until the growing number of guests, noise level and a small fireball was oberved and determined the party was disturbing the peace and safety of the neighborhood. METRO Communications was notified and SFPD responded, breaking up the party. Incident report completed.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

  • 3:58 PM - Duluth Place Apartments, 2300 Block of South Duluth Avenue.  Officers were dispatched to investigate a report of vandalism to a washing machine located in a University apartment complex. Tool marks were observed on the coin box indicating an attempt to commit a theft of the coins inside had been made. Incident report completed.
  • 4:32 PM - Duluth Place Apartments, 2300 Block of South Duluth Avenue.  Possible Narcotics Violation.  Officers responding to a previous call detected an odor of marijuana in a University apartment complex and identified the likely source. The resident of the apartment in question was contacted and interviewed. Incident report completed. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

  • 11:29 PM - Bergsaker Hall, 1110 W. 33rd Street.  Fire Alarm.  Officers were dispatched to a fire alarm and responded along with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue.  When Officers and SFFR arrived they found that a alarm pull station had been activated.  The building was evacuated.  No smoke or flame was visible.  SFFR determined that there was no danger and residents were allowed to enter the building.  SFFR reset alarm panel.  Incident report completed.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

  • 9:40 PM - 2400 S. Summit Avenue.  Fight Disturbance.  Officers were dispatched to a residence to investigate a report of a fight disturbance.  When the Officers arrived on scene they discovered two male subjects that were identified as being the subjects involved in the fist fight.  Police were called.  The subjects were identified.  The male subjects were not University students.  Police arrived on scene and the investigation was turned over to them.  Incident report completed.

Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

  • 9:00 AM - Solberg Hall, 2312 S. Grange Avenue.  Break In.  Student and Resident reported a break in of their room.  The room was un-locked.  Incident report completed.  Investigation continues.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

  • 1:50 PM - Solberg Hall, 2312 S. Grange Avenue.  Well-Being Check.  Campus Safety Dispatch received a request to check on the well-being of a student. Residence Life assisted and the student was located safe and well. Incident report completed. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

  • 11:15 PM - 2001 S. Grange Avenue.  Fight Disturbance.  Officers conducting patrol observed two male subjects involved in a fight disturbance and intervened. Neither subject was affiliated with the University. One subject fled in a vehicle and officers made contact with the other to assure his well-being. Subject alleged that something was stolen from his vehicle. Fight suspected to be related to a narcotics dispute. SFPD responded and took appropriate action. Incident report completed.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

  • Nothing to Report.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

  • 9:24 PM - Solberg Hall, 2312 S. Grange Avenue.  A concerned parent contacted the Office of Campus Safety and reported that they had not heard from their student in a week and requested Campus Safety to make contact with the student.  The student was later found safe.  Incident report completed.

Monday, April 25, 2016

  • 3:50 PM - Solberg Hall, 2312 S. Grange Avenue.  Theft.  A student reported the theft of $700.00 cash from a dormitory room. The room was unlocked at the time of the theft. Incident report completed and investigation continues.
  • 4:05 PM - Solberg Hall, 2312 S. Grange Avenue.  Hit and Run Vehicle Accident.  A student reported that their vehicle had suffered damage to the vehicle bumper while parked in a dormitory parking lot. Damaged was documented and an incident report was completed.