Whitman Wire

Holiday season creates spike in on-campus crime

Lachlan Johnson

December 4, 2014

As the holidays approach, Whitman Security and the Walla Walla Police Department are preparing for what is typically the busiest time of the year for thefts and burglaries of Whitman students' belongings. By increasing patrols and working together to identify suspects, Security and the WWPD hope to prevent...

Off-Campus House Break-Ins Leave Students Shaken

Sarah Cornett

October 3, 2013

Several break-in incidents occurred at off-campus student houses this week, leaving the Whitman College community on high alert. Reports of thefts and attempted thefts came from the Beta Theta Pi house on Isaacs Avenue and at least one other off-campus house occupied by upperclassmen. Two known...

Trial date set for former Whitman student charged with ID theft, burglary

Shelly Le

March 1, 2012

A trial date for a former Whitman student who has been charged with identity theft in the second degree and burglary in the second degree has been set. Simon Van Neste was arrested last year on Oct. 27 and was detained for four days in the Walla Walla County Corrections Facility. According to the...

ID crime hits campus: Whitman student suspected of identity theft, burglary

Shelly Le

November 3, 2011

Police arrested a Whitman student the morning of Thursday, Oct. 27, for allegedly creating false Whitman identification cards to gain swipe access to a number of restricted areas. Senior Simon Van Neste is accused of second-degree identity theft and second-degree burglary and was detained for four...

Student arrested for identity theft, burglary

Shelly Le

October 28, 2011

Early Thursday morning, Oct. 27, the Walla Walla Police Department arrested a Whitman College student for supposedly creating false Whitman identification cards to gain access to areas with restricted swipe access. Senior Simon Van Neste is currently being held in the Walla Walla county jail under...

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