The following email was sent to students of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine at 4:25 pm on Monday, March 21, 2011, by Mr. Nolan, Director of Safety & Security at the university. A similar incident happened in Half Moon Bay at 9:30 pm on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 (we posted the original incident report and made a note on our crime map). If you have any other information about this or any incident, please let us know at eyeonstkitts[at]gmail[dot]com.
SK Campus Faculty, Staff and Students:
I am writing today to make you aware of an incident that occurred last night at the home of a faculty member. At approximately 7:00 p.m., a masked-man with a gun entered the home in upper Half Moon Bay. The man entered through a sliding door that was partially open. The man tied the hands of the faculty member and demanded money. The sum of US $500 was taken from the home. The masked-man put away the gun and was then chased by the faculty member. A gunshot was fired, but no injuries were reported. Campus security and the Frigate Bay Police responded.
Recently, there have been a number of unoccupied home break-ins, in addition, to the recent incident of a student car being taken while the student was inside the vehicle at the Frigate Bay Strip.
The St. Kitts Police Department is investigating the matters at this time. Even though RUSVM Campus Security has no jurisdiction beyond the campus, we are providing assistance to the local police as requested. Our officers work to assist in a preventative role.
Although it is no substitution for a solution to the incidents that are occurring in St. Kitts, please know that RUSVM is concerned about the safety of our students, faculty and staff. We continue to meet with local government officials and police regarding these incidents and have been involved in various crime-related task force teams on the island.
We will continue to keep you informed of major incidents occurring with members of our campus community. Please make it your responsibility to habitually review the Incident Reporting System.
In addition, the campus roving patrol team has two vehicles that continually patrol the areas where the concentration of faculty and students live.
As a reminder, I have included a list of tips below in order for you to implement as general safety practices.
Director of Safety & Security