Peabody Campus Security Alerts

Summary of Major Crime Incidents 

The following is a summary of assaults, robberies, commercial robberies, and other serious crimes in the areas on and immediately surrounding the Johns Hopkins Peabody campus, as reported in alerts issued by Johns Hopkins Security.

Jump to year: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

2020

JUNE

June 28, 2020, 3:33 p.m., 700 block of Washington Place. Aggravated assault. A non-affiliate victim was riding his bike when he got into an argument with a man who struck the victim in the head with a brick. The suspect fled eastbound on Madison Street.

FEBRUARY

Feb. 14, 2020, 12:40 a.m., 600 block of Washington Place. Robbery. A Peabody sophomore was approached by a suspect who told the victim to hand over his property. Taken: money and a bank card. No injuries reported. Police believe that the same suspect is responsible for a robbery that took place in the 100 block of W. Monument St. on Feb. 11 at 9:37 p.m. 

Feb. 6, 2020, 10:30 p.m., 600 block of St. Paul Street. Robbery. The victim was approached by two males wearing all black who told the victim to hand over everything he had. Taken: a backpack containing an iPhone, Bose headphones, and a wallet. No injuries reported.

2019

SEPTEMBER 

Sept. 30, 2019, 4 p.m., 500 block of N. Charles Street. Theft. A cell phone was taken from a Peabody student.

Sept. 27, 2019, 2:50 p.m., 600 block St. Paul St. Theft. A cell phone was taken from a victim.

Sept. 26, 2019, 2:40 p.m., 600 block Washington Place. Theft. A cell phone was taken from a victim.

AUGUST 

Aug. 22, 2019, 8:30 p.m., in an alley off of the 600 block of Washington Place. Common assault. A group of seven to eight teens repeatedly struck a Peabody graduate student on the upper body before the student was able to flee. The victim was not injured. 

MAY

May 19, 2019, 12:15 p.m., Homewood-Peabody-JHMI shuttle stop, 600 block St. Paul Street. Aggravated assault. A man threw a rock, striking a School of Medicine student in the back of the head before heading north on St. Paul and west on Mount Vernon Place. The student was injured, but did not require medical attention. 

FEBRUARY

Feb. 16, 2019, 12:07 a.m., 700 block of Washington Place. Robbery. A non-affiliate was approached by two individuals who asked for bus money, grabbed the non-affiliate’s wallet, and searched his pockets before throwing the wallet and phone to the ground. Taken: Cash.

Feb. 11, 2019, 8:05 p.m., 400 block of N. Charles Street. Robbery. An individual approached a student in front of an ATM. Taken: A purse. 

JANUARY

Jan. 31, 2019, 2:45 p.m., 600 block of St. Paul Street. Armed robbery. A non-affiliate was approached by an individual with a knife. Taken: A designer bag and cash. 

Jan. 21, 2019, 6:19 a.m., 600 block St. Paul Street. Armed robbery. Two individuals exited an SUV at the Homewood-Peabody-JHMI shuttle stop, pushed a Johns Hopkins affiliate against a wall and robbed the affiliate at gunpoint. (Four suspects were later arrested by Baltimore police.) Taken: cell phone.

2018

AUGUST

Aug. 29, 2018, 7:20 p.m., 600 block of St. Paul Street. Assault. A student was struck in the face while attempting to intervene to stop an individual chasing a non-affiliate.

Aug. 28, 2018, 12:15 p.m., 600 block of N. Charles Street. Aggravated assault. A single individual held a knife for several seconds to the side of a student sitting on a bench at a shuttle stop, then said that the student had been “punked.” 

JUNE

June 20, 2018, 11:57 a.m., Sexual assault. Unit block E. Centre Street. A Peabody Security officer investigating a report of a disturbance was inappropriately touched. The assault was committed by one of two individuals who had allegedly been engaging in aggressive filming of patrons and staff at Maestro’s Café, a university-operated food-service establishment. 

MAY

May 18, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Aggravated assault. Unit block E. Centre Street. Student standing along the block was hit in the right arm, neck and back by a paintball gun fired from a passing car. 

May 3, 2018, 11:30 a.m., Assault and robbery. 700 block N. Charles Street. Student walking toward Johns Hopkins shuttle stop was pushed by a male individual. Taken: phone.

APRIL

April 30, 2018, 2:25 p.m., Attempted armed robbery. Unit block E. Madison Street between Charles and St. Paul streets. Student approached at knifepoint by one individual, who demanded a phone but left without taking it when he saw the model of phone the student carried. Description of individual similar to that in the other April 30 crime, which occurred shortly before and nearby.

April 30, 2018, 2 p.m., Attempted armed robbery. 600 block St. Paul Street. Student at Johns Hopkins shuttle stop approached at knifepoint by one individual, who demanded money but fled without taking any.

April 29, 2018, 1:45 a.m., Armed robbery. 700 block N. Charles Street. Student and friends ordered at gunpoint into an alley, where suspect robbed the student. Taken: wallet, phone.

April 26, 2018, 11:30 a.m., Armed robbery. 500 block St. Paul Street. Student robbed at knifepoint by two individuals. This occurred shortly after and nearby a similar crime. The victim’s description of the individuals matched that in the other April 26 crime. Taken: phone.

April 26, 2018, 11 a.m., Attempted armed robbery. 600 block St. Paul Street. Student at Johns Hopkins shuttle stop approached by two male individuals who demanded his phone at knifepoint. Individuals fled when others arrived at the shuttle stop.

2017

OCTOBER

Oct. 20, 2017, 7:13 p.m., Assault and attempted robbery, followed immediately by robbery. Unit block E. Mount Vernon Place and nearby. Non-affiliate was struck by individuals who attempted to take his wallet. When victim resisted, individuals ran to the 600 block of St. Paul Street and snatched another non-affilate’s phone. Taken: phone. 

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 18, 2017, 8:30 p.m., Assault and attempted robbery. Unit block E. Mount Vernon Place. A Peabody Prep parent was struck in the face by individuals who attempted to take the parent’s phone. 

AUGUST

Aug. 30, 2017, 11 p.m., Armed robbery. 700 block N. Charles Street. Student robbed by individual who stated that he had a gun. Taken: wallet, phone.