Crime Alerts

October 2, 2017 – Armed Robbery

Crime Alert for October 2, 2017

The Winston-Salem Police Department is investigating an armed robbery in which an unidentified male robbed the Village Tavern restaurant in Reynolda Village.

The incident occurred Oct. 2 at approximately 11 p.m. The suspect held an employee at gunpoint and took cash from the restaurant. No one was injured.

The suspect has been described as a tall, thin male wearing a black or dark colored hoodie, pants and ski mask. He was last seen in the Reynolda Road area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department by calling 911 or 336-733-7716 or Winston-Salem Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800. Information that may assist in the investigation may also be provided to University Police at 336-758-5911 or reported through the University’s Silent Witness website.

The safety and security of Wake Forest students is the top priority of the University. The University shares recent concerns expressed about criminal activity in the city and is especially concerned about any potential incidents in the areas around campus.

As a matter of precaution, WFUPD recommends all on campus review personal safety and crime prevention tips, download the LiveSafe App and ride the University shuttle system, which includes an on-call shuttle.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

September 19, 2017 – Suspicious Person

Crime Alert for September 19, 2017

University Police Department officers engaged a suspicious man outside Z. Smith Reynolds Library late this afternoon. The man fled the scene and soon afterward crashed his car at the intersection of Reynolda Road and Polo Road. After the crash, he fled on foot.

Winston-Salem Police officers know the individual’s identity and are attempting to apprehend him at his residence off Polo Road, west of the intersection.

A large number of police officers are at and near the Polo Road/Reynolda Road intersection.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

UPDATE
Tonight, the Winston-Salem Police Department has taken into custody a man who was sought after he fled Wake Forest University police officers on campus and wrecked his car at the intersection of Polo Road and Reynolda Road. After the wreck, the man ran away to his nearby residence, west of the intersection. Winston-Salem Police Department officers arrested him at his residence.

The University Police Department has charged the man with felonious assault with a deadly weapon. According to University Police, the man attempted to strike University Police officers with his car. Other charges may be filed later.

The incident began late this afternoon when University Police Department officers engaged the man outside Z. Smith Reynolds Library. The man got away from the officers and fled in his car.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

 

July 23, 2017 – Off Campus – Aggravated Assault

Crime Alert for July 23, 2017

The Winston-Salem Police Department is investigating an incident that occurred at an off-campus house on Long Drive early this morning. Two Wake Forest students have been transported to a local hospital with knife wounds following an altercation at an off-campus party.

Police do not believe there is a continuing threat to students or others near campus. Investigators believe parties involved are known to each other.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700, CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800, or the Wake Forest University Police Department at 336-758-5591.

The Wake Forest University Police Department recommends reviewing personal safety and crime prevention tips and encourage students faculty and staff to download LiveSafe, the free personal mobile campus safety application.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

UPDATE
This is a follow-up message to the crime alert shared early this morning.

University officials have confirmed that the two students involved received minor injuries at an off-campus incident on Long Drive. Earlier this morning, both were released after being evaluated at a local hospital.

Because the altercation occurred among students who know each other, police do not believe there is a continuing threat to students or others on or near campus.

The University will continue to look into the matter and provide support to the students involved.

As a precaution, the Wake Forest University Police Department recommends reviewing personal safety and crime prevention tips and encourages students, faculty and staff to download LiveSafe, the free personal mobile campus safety application.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations