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:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Monday, August 31, 2015

  • 11:30 AM - Intersection of 33rd Street and Grange Avenue.  Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident.  A Campus Safety officer on patrol came upon a motor vehicle accident. A student drove into the rear end of a garbage truck that had slowed to turn onto campus. Damage was documented and insurance information exchanged between drivers. SFPD responded and issued a red tag for the damaged student vehicle. Incident report completed.  
  • 8:28 PM - Diversity Experience House, 1923 S. Prairie Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  Campus Safety Dispatch received an automated fire alarm from a campus residential house. Officers responded and determined that cooking smoke was the source of the alarm. SFFR responded and authorized reoccupation of the building. Incident report completed.
  • 8:46 PM - Stavig Hall, 2008 S. Walts Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  Campus Safety officers heard a fire alarm in a dormitory building while departing from a previous alarm on campus. Student evacuation was already in progress. Officers notified departing SFFR personnel who responded and determined cooking smoke to be the source of the alarm. SFFR authorized reoccupation of the dormitory. Incident report completed.
  • 10:20 PM - Bergsaker Hall, 1110 W. 33rd Street.  Suspicious Man.  Campus Safety Dispatch received a report of an older, intoxicated man mingling with students at an outdooor concert. Officers located and made contact with the 50 year old subject. Subject was determined to be intoxicated but cooperative and identified himself. Subject left of his own accord. Incident report completed. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

  • 5:45 PM - Solberg Hall, 2312 S. Grange Avenue.  Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident.  METRO Communications contacted Campus Safety to relay a report of a motor vehicle accident in a dormitory parking lot. A driver backed into a parked car after unloading at the dormitory entrance. Damage was documented and insurance information was exchanged between driver's. SFPD responded and issued red tags for both vehicles. Incident report completed.
  • 8:00 PM - Mikkelsen Library, 2117 S. Summit Avenue.  Bicycle Theft.  A student presented at Campus Safety to report her bicycle was missing. The bicycle had been left locked at the library bike racks on Wednesday 8/26 and was discovered missing on 8/30.  Incident report completed.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

  • 10:40 AM - Stavig Hall, 2008 S. Walts Avenue.  Suspicious Man.  Residence Life personnel reported a suspicious man roaming the halls of a dormitory. Subject was located in the unoccupied room of a resident and removed from campus after he was identified and it was determined his presence was unauthorized. Incident report completed. 

Friday, August 28, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

  • 8:00 PM - Intersection of 33rd and Grange Avenue.  Flooding / Storm Damage.  Heavy rains caused severe flooding on Grange Avenue south of 33rd Street and on 33rd Street west of Grange Avenue. Several vehicles were flooded and stranded when the drivers entered flooded roadways. Rushing water heavily damaged a fence alongside the Bowden Softball Field. Additional damage was done when a vehicle was washed off the road and through the damaged section of fence. Incident report completed. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Monday, August 24, 2015

  • 3:00 PM - Elmen Center, 2505 S. Grange Avenue.  Vehicle Hit and Run.  A student reported to Campus Safety that his vehicle had been damaged while parked in the Elmen Center parking lot. Damage to the vehicle consisted of a small dent, scratches and paint transfer. SFPD responded and issued a red tag. Incident report completed.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

  • 8:45 AM - Summit Apartments, 2420 S. Summit Avenue.  Vehicle Break-In.  A student reported that their vehicle had been broken into overnight. A report was filed with SFPD. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

  • 9:40 PM - Stavig Hall, 2008 S. Walts Avenue.  Noise Disturbance, Party.  Campus Safety Dispatch received a report of a loud party in a dormitory lounge. Officers and Residence Life personnel responded, terminating the party and identifying the individuals responsible for the disturbance. Incident report completed and forwarded to College authorities for action.

Friday, August 21, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • 1:16 PM - Duluth Apartments, 2340 S. Duluth Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  Campus Safety Dispatch was notified by a resident of a fire alarm in a campus apartment building. A Campus Safety officer and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded and determined the cause of the alarm to be cooking smoke. SFFR reset the alarm and authorized reoccupation of the apartment. Incident report completed.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

  • 7:30 AM - Commons, 2112 S. Grange Avenue.  Fire Alarm.  Campus Safety Dispatch received a Full Alarm Notification.  Officers responded along with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue.  Construction dust set off the alarm.  SFFR cleared the area and reset the fire panel.  Incident report completed.

Monday, August 17, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

  • 1:35 AM - Kirkeby-Over Stadium, 2700 S. Lake Avenue.  Suspcious Activity.  METRO Communications requested a DCS officer respond to the football stadium as a result of SFPD apprehension of two sucpicious males. Subjects were identified as individuals unaffiliated with the College. After it was determined there was no apparent damage to College property subjects were warned and released. Incident report completed. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

  • 3:28 AM - Public Property, Summit Avenue and 31st Street.  Suspicious Vehicle / Narcotics Violation.  A strong marijuana odor was correlated by a patrol officer with a supicious vehicle loitering in the campus neighborhood. SFPD was notified, responded and took appropriate action. Incident report completed.
  • 5:11 PM - Bergsaker Hall, 1110 W. 33rd Street.  Suspicious Man.  An Augustana employee alerted Campus Safety to the presence of a suspicious man laying on the ground near a dormitory. Officers made contact and determined the subject was intoxicated and unaffililated with the College. Subject was removed from campus. Incident report completed.  

Thursday, August 13, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Monday. August 10, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

  • 1:35 AM - Vicnity of 28th Street and Walts Avenue.  Party Disturbance.  Officers requested SFPD assistance in breaking up a large party in a private residence on the perimeter of the campus ofter observing instances of public urination, repeated noise disturbances and a large group with open containers in the yards of neighboring private residences. Incident report completed.  

Saturday, August 8, 2015

  • 1:45 AM - Center for Visual Arts, 2120 S. Grange Avenue.  Public Intoxication.  Officer on patrol observed an individual passed out in a wooded area near an academic building. Officers made contact and awakened the subject. Subject was determined to be intoxicated, a relative was contacted and transportation to their home was arranged. Subject was unaffiliated with the College. Incident report completed.
  • 2:35 AM - Stavig Hall, 2008 S. Walts Avenue.  Domestic Dispute.  Officers observed a loud argument between a male and female when the male became physically aggressive with the female. Officers intervened and the male left the scene in a vehicle driven by a third party. The female declined assistance and left in her own vehicle. Subjects were unaffiliated with the College. Incident report completed.
  • 11:10 PM - Morrsion Commons, 2112 S. Grange Avenue.  Large Group Altercation.  Members of a wedding party reported to a Campus Safety Officer that several intoxicated male subjects were involved in multiple simultaneous altercations outside of the Commons building. Additional Campus Safety Officers responded and the combatants fled in several vehicles. SFPD responded and assisted in dispersing the crowd that had gathered. Interviews with bystanders determined that the subjects were possibly univited party crashers. Incident report completed.

Friday, August 7, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

  • 5:30 PM - 33rd & Grange.  Motor Vehicle Accident.  Campus Safety Dispatch received a phone report of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 33rd and Grange Avenue.  Officers were dispatched to the location.  Upon arrival at the scene Officers checked the victims involved in the accident for life threatening injuries.  Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded and took over victim / patient evaluation.  Officers began preliminary accident investigation.  Sioux Falls Police arrived on scene and continued accident investigation.  Ambulance arrived on scene and transported victims involved to a medical facility for further evaluation.  Campus Safety Officers remained on scene to assist with traffic control until the accident scene was clear.  Incident report completed.

Monday, August 3, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

  • 1:05 AM - Summit Apartments, 2420 S. Summit Avenue.  Drunkenness / Underage Consumption.  Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated subject attempting to gain entry to a campus apartment building. Subject was identified and determined to be a resident of the building and left in the care of his roommates. Incident report completed.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

  • 1:30 AM - Solberg Parking Lot, 2312 S. Grange Avenue.  Drunkenness / Underage Consumption.  An officer conducting patrol observed an intoxicated male subject staggering as he walked. Officer was able to make contact and identify the subject. Arrangements were made for friends to transport and monitor the subject. Incident report completed.

Friday, July 31, 2015

  • Nothing to Report.

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 separated.  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.