Grand Theft – Suspects in Custody

Incident description: While inside the John McKay Center, a student placed her purse which contained her cell phone, on a bench and walked away. A short time later, she discovered her cell phone was missing. CCTV operators observed six male suspects in the immediate area and notified Department of Public Safety Officers (DPS) officers. Incident…

Aggravated Assault and Homicide: Suspect Deceased

Incident resolution: After a lengthy pursuit, the suspect vehicle was stopped by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department.  After exchanging gunfire with officers, the suspect was found deceased inside his vehicle. Incident description:  The suspect drove next to the first victim’s vehicle near Exposition Boulevard and Figueroa Street, shot and seriously wounded the victim.…

Attempted Robbery-Suspect in Custody

Incident description: The victim, who is not affiliated with the university, was approached by the suspect while waiting at a bus stop. The suspect demanded money from the victim and threatened to hit him with a skateboard. After a brief struggle, the suspect fled southbound on Figueroa Street.  Time & date of incident: 10:57 p.m.…

Grand Theft Auto-Suspect in Custody

Incident description: While investigating another case, a Department of Public Safety (DPS) officer witnessed the suspect enter a running, unoccupied car and drove away from the location. The DPS office called over the radio that a grand theft auto had just occurred, and Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) began a pursuit. Time & date of…

Robbery Suspect in Custody

Incident resolution: Officers from the Department of Public Safety arrived at the location and took the suspect into custody. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Los Angeles Police Department for booking on robbery charges. Time & date of incident: Approximately 8 p.m. on March 14, 2021 Location: Off campus at 3335 S. Figueroa St.…

Robbery Suspect in Custody

Incident description: The victim, a USC student, was riding his skateboard when he was pushed off by the suspect. The suspect picked up the skateboard and walked away west on Jefferson Boulevard. The victim called DPS while he was watching the suspect walk away. Location: Off campus at Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street Incident resolution:…

Aggravated Assault-Suspect in Custody

Incident description: As a student was walking by the location, a transient stabbed her in the leg in an unprovoked attack. The student was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released and reported to be in good condition. Incident resolution: Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) were nearby and…

Robbery-Suspect in Custody

Incident description: The victim, not a student, exited the bus at McClintock Avenue at Jefferson Boulevard. While walking alone, the victim was approached by two male suspects. The first suspect pushed the victim to the ground, and while the victim was on the ground, the second suspect took the victim’s backpack and cell phone. Both…

Attempted Robbery-Suspect in Custody

Incident description: A male suspect entered the lobby of Domino’s Pizza and waited until the cashier opened the register for a customer. As soon as the register was opened, the suspect reached over the counter and grabbed the cash box. The cashier and the suspect struggled, and the suspect was unable to take the cash…

Residential Burglary-Suspect in Custody

Incident description: A student and other residents notified USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) that they saw a male suspect kick open an apartment door and enter. It was later determined that while inside the apartment, the suspect removed money from a dresser drawer in one of the bedrooms. Incident resolution: DPS officers immediately responded…