Campus Safety and Security

Weekly Campus Crime Report


January 7, 2012 - January 14, 2013




Power Outage - South End of Campus - On Jan. 8th at 5:19 PM, fourteen buildings on the south end of campus lost power. Power was restored to the buildings at approximately 10:30 PM. 


Fire (No Injuries) - New Chemistry Building, 3rd floor lab - On Jan. 9th at approximately 1:10 AM, a graduate student mixed chemicals that accidentally caused a fire in a lab. The room's sprinkler system activated extinguishing the fire. Several 2nd and 3rd floor rooms received water damage. The Baltimore Fire Department responded and reset the sprinkler and fire alarm. There were no injuries.


Burglary - 3100 North Calvert St., even side - On Jan. 9th at 11:23 AM, a JHU undergraduate  contacted Campus Police and Baltimore Police after she woke up to her home alarm sounding. The student saw an unknown male exiting her back yard and walking north bound on Hargrove Street. Police determined the suspect entered the private residence through an unlocked rear door and exited immediately after the alarm sounded. No property was taken from the residence. Officers canvassed the area with negative results. Investigation continuing. Suspect Description: Male, black, approximately 6 feet tall, no additional description.


Theft - Ames Hall, third floor office - On Jan. 8th   at 5:30 PM, a faculty member left a laptop computer on the desktop of her locked office. On Jan. 10th at 2:45 PM, the faculty member noticed the laptop computer was missing from the desktop. Investigation revealed no forced entry to the office was made. Investigation continuing.


Theft - Ames Hall, second floor classroom - Between Dec. 21, 2012 and Jan. 11, 2013, a Mac Book Pro laptop computer belonging to JHU was removed from a desktop inside a classroom. The laptop had been secured to the desk by a cable which had been cut. The classroom is open and unlocked during the weekdays.  Investigation continuing.



Off Campus


Vandalism/Graffiti - Between the 3100 - 3300 Blocks of  Remington Ave, odd side - Between Jan. 8th at 4:00 PM and Jan. 9th at 6:30 AM, unknown individual(s) spray painted graffiti at multiple locations between these blocks. Investigation continuing.


Unarmed Robbery - Unit Blk. W. University Parkway (south side) - Please refer to the following link to view the security alert concerning this incident.




When traveling at night use the Blue Jay Shuttle service at 410-516-8700.  Blue Jay Shuttle Vans are operational from 5:45 PM to 4:00 AM.

All students are welcome to participate in the security ride along program. This report is posted on and distributed to the Residential Advisors.