Posts Tagged ‘WTAP’

MC ALERT: Walgreens Robber Armed & On The Loose

Here’s the info, according to Marietta College:

Marietta City Police are searching for a white man, approximately 30 years of age for an alleged armed robbery of Walgreens at the corner of Third and Greene streets. The suspect was last seen on foot near Vogue-Swift Cleaners, located on Third Street, at about 8:30 this morning (Aug. 12).

The suspect is armed with a gun and/or knife and considered dangerous. Do not approach this man. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark green long-sleeved shirt.

If you see anyone matching this description please go to a safe place and call 911.

If or when the suspect is caught, the College will send out an additional notification.

Students were alerted via text, e-mail, and phone around 9 a.m.

UPDATE 10:18 a.m. – Students have reported that the campus has been placed on lock down while police continue the search for this morning’s robbery suspect.

UPDATE 11 a.m.The Marietta Times and WTAP are confirming that it was the Salvation Army that was robbed, not the Walgreens.

UPDATE 12 p.m. – Marietta College’s lock down has been rescinded.  Marietta City Police have called off the active search for the robbery suspect.

Stay tuned to Writing on the Mall for the latest.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010

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CONTINUING: WTAP Begins Coverage

Check here for coverage from WTAP.  They were on campus yesterday to shoot some video and dig into the story.  We’re still waiting to hear more details.

Please contact (740) 373-0611 to speak with someone at the Marietta Health Department if you have been sick at some point this weekend. Dial extension 104, 108 or 109 to reach a contact.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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Students Learn Self Defense

WTAP did a nice piece (Article and Video) on the new self-defense program that the college has developed.  They did some advertising for it in and around campus, but I jsut plain forgot to post it up.

The idea is to help women on campus learn ways to help protect themselves in case of an attack (primary method being run up and kick them in the shin, from what the video shows).  The course is currently only a beginner’s course, but more advanced classes may be offered in the future.  It’s also only for college students, but may be expanded to locals eventually.

After the sexual assault happened last month, the first thing I noticed is a lot of pepper spray getting added to girls keychains.  It’s a good thing to see that girls are helping protect themselves.  Always a reminder that Marietta has call boxes placed up and down the mall, outside most buildings, and near all parking lots.  If you ever feel uncomfortable, hit the red panic button and help will be on the way.  CPS also provides escorts if you feel uncomfortable walking across campus.  Escorts are free, so take advantage of the service.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Media Coverage Continues on Sexual Assault

Marietta Times and WTAP are now both covering the sexual assault case at the college.

More details have been released, including news that the suspect was sighted at Russell Hall earlier that night.  he apparently gained access to the building and came into contact with some of the residents (according to the linked Marietta Times article).

Past that, no new news.

Please lock all your doors, and don’t hold key-card guarded doors open for anybody.  Don’t walk alone at night and use Campus Police escort services (which are free to all college students).

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009

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