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Assisting other Agency (Columbia Police Department)
*** UPDATE – SUSPECT WAS ARRESTED ON 09-12-2018 ***
Incident Date and Time: Tuesday, September 11th at approximately 7:00 a.m.
Location of Incident: 1700 Block of Greene Street
Alert Status: Crime Bulletin with social media notification and web page posting only
A suspect has recently been identified and arrest warrants were obtained this evening.
Sex – Male
Date of Birth – 10/11/1991
Hair – Black
Height – 6’0”
Weight – 165
Possible Vehicle Description:
Dark Grey or Black Chevrolet Impala with Plate Number PQY542
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on September 11, 2018, City of Columbia Police responded to a burglary call in the 1700 block of Greene Street near the University of South Carolina campus. Several residents of an off-campus housing location reported being awoken or startled by the suspect. When confronted by the residents, the suspect left the area.
Further investigation revealed that the suspect has committed the same type of crime at several other locations near the USC campus.
If you see the suspect pictured above, please immediately notify the Police by dialing 911, call USCPD at 803-777-4215 or text us on the RAVE Guardian Safety App.
DO NOT approach the suspect, and members of the community are reminded to lock all doors of vehicles and residences.
- Keep the doors of your residence locked at all times.
- USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly. Get more information here.
- Members of the Carolina Community are encouraged to report suspicious persons or any related crime tips to law enforcement, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC. To send anonymous tips via text or online, go to midlandscrimestoppers.com
Aggravated Assault (Assisting Columbia PD) 3/19/18 at 10:40 PM | Suspect located and arrested 3/23/18
Type of Bulletin: Assisting other Agency (Columbia Police Department), Aggravated Assault
Date: March 19, 2018 around 10:40 p.m.
Update — March 23, 2018: The aggravated assault suspect has been located and arrested.
The City of Columbia and USC Police Departments are searching for a man who committed an aggravated assault near the 700 Block of Henderson Street adjacent to the USC campus.
The suspect is described as a 49-year-old black male, 6’04 in height and weighs approximately 300 lbs. He was last seen heading toward Blossom Street wearing black shorts with a gray hoodie. He may be wearing different clothes at this time.
The suspect has been identified as Anthony Alonzo Baker pictured below. Anyone with
information, please dial 911 immediately. The City of Columbia Police Department
Anthony Alonzo Baker
Anthony Alonzo Baker
- USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with USCPD during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly.
- The university has and encourages the use of several available shuttle services for transportation to and around campus such as the Evening Shuttle, Late Night Shuttle, APO and others.
- Have a plan before going out. Make sure your friends know not to leave you alone or let you leave anywhere with someone other than the friends you came with. Stay in a group as much as possible.
- Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If a place or situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.
Email Scam Targeting USC Community 1/25/18
Type of Bulletin: Email Scam Targeting the USC Community
Date: January 25, 2018
USCPD has received several reports of check scams targeting our community. The most common scam involves a man who portrays himself to be Gary Rivera. He obtains a random student email from the directory and then contacts the person via email with an unbelievable job offer. He offers to pay the email recipient a sum of money up front and then sends the student a check for more than the amount agreed upon. He then asks the recipient to deposit the check into his/her bank account and instructs them to send the extra money back to him. After doing so, the original check is returned by the bank for insufficient funds and the student is now out his or her money. The checks have ranged from $500 to upwards of $7,900.00.
Another common scam involves an individual portraying himself as a Dr. Christopher C. Babbitt, who claims he is with the university.
These scams, and others like them, have been happening all over the country. Some of the scammers go as far as threatening the recipient or pressuring the recipient in other ways.
- Remember to always ask questions about why someone is giving you money or why you are sending them money. NEVER provide your personal information to someone that you do not know.
- If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- Remember you can always call USCPD if you have any questions or concerns.