Vandalism and Vehicle Break-Ins of Vehicles Parked Adjacent to Convocation Center
For the protection and safety of Xavier University students, faculty, staff and neighbors, the Department of Public Safety releases the following informational notice:
The Xavier University Police Department (XUPD) is actively investigating six on-campus vandalism and vehicle break-ins that occurred last night, November 19, 2018, at 10:52 pm, along Short Street adjacent to the Convocation Center.
To enhance your safety and protect your personal belongings, we recommend taking the following steps:
If anyone has any information regarding these incidents or others, or to anonymously report a concern, please contact the XUPD at (504) 520-7490 or call 911. Other non-emergency reporting and informational resources include the XULA SAFE Mobile Application or the City of New Orleans hotline (504) 821-2222.
To review the full list of our recommended safety strategies, visit http://www.xula.edu/personalsafetytips
Campus safety continues to be our top priority, and as we move into the holiday season, criminality statistically has been found to increase.
This information is issued for your safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.
LOCATION: St. Charles Ave. at Lowerline St.
DATE/TIME: 10/11/18 @ 8:50 p.m.
GIST: On Thursday, October 11, 2018, at approximately 8:50 P.M., two students were talking near their vehicles at the intersection of St. Charles Avenue and Lowerline Street. A black male in his early to mid-twenties approached from Lowerline Street and pointed a black handgun at them. The suspect demanded their cell phones, wallets, and the male victim’s headphones. The victims complied and the suspect fled on foot back toward Lowerline Street. A witness advised the victims that the suspect fled in an older model gray Chevrolet two-door sedan.
Suspect Description: The victims described the suspects as follows: Black male, mid twenties, approximately 6’2”, 190lbs, dark complexion, wearing basketball shorts, a dark colored zip up hooded sweatshirt, and a multi-colored towel over his head.
Descriptions provided by victim/witness. Information about the race or ethnicity of alleged offenders is provided only to aid detailed descriptions that include physical stature, clothing or unusual characteristics. Racial descriptions do not, by themselves, offer a meaningful picture of an individual's appearance.
If you have any information about these crimes, call XUPD at 504-520-7490 or NOPD at 504-821-2222.
TAKE A STAND AGAINST CRIME
1. BE AWARE of your surroundings at all times.
2. REPORT suspicious activity immediately.
3. BE A GOOD WITNESS. Describe exactly what you observe with as many details as possible. Give complete descriptions such as sex, race, height, weight, hair color, clothing, etc.
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA 10/23/2018
Office of University Police
To: All Xavier Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Chief Jacques S. Battiste
Date: October 23, 2018
Re: Costs Incurred for Parking Infractions Observed by City of New Orleans and XUPD
Good Morning Faculty/Staff/Student Xavierites:
Currently the City of New Orleans Parking Enforcement are ticketing and immobilizing vehicles belonging to Xavier faculty, staff and students in specific areas.
We want to help you avoid violations and immobilization of vehicles you park on city streets and on university property throughout Xavier’s footprint.
Below are a few tips to provide better awareness to all involved and to decrease costs for street parking infractions, I am identifying particular areas and examples that will definitely result in parking infractions from the City of New Orleans.
Example 1: PARKING ON DREXEL DRIVE BETWEEN THE MUSIC BUILDING AND THE NCF BUILDING:
Take notice of the sign on the telephone pole that states “No Parking Anytime” at the entrance to the NCF driveway. If you look at the second picture, there are two further signs with the same message all the way to Short Street. The City will ticket all cars parked between these three posted signs on Drexel Drive.
Example 2: PARKING IN DRIVEWAY AT UNIVERSITY CENTER BUILDINGS:
Take notice of the sign on the pole that states “No Parking Anytime” at the entrance to the University Center driveway. If you look at the picture above, the vehicle is parked on the left curb and there is a second sign posted at the other end of the driveway.
This is a university violation and the Xavier University Police will ticket and immobilize all cars parked there (24 hours a day) (Citation fee - $25 parking violation and $50 boot immobilization/removal fee.
Sitting in a vehicle on Short Street is considered being “parked” and is in violation as well.
Example 3: PARKING ON CITY CORNERS AT LEAST 20 FEET FROM SIGNED CORNERS/INTERSECTIONS:
Parking within 20 feet of intersections, crosswalks or stop signs (City of New Orleans citation fee - $40) (towable)
Again, take notice of the distance the above vehicle is parked from a corner or intersection. City Code states that each vehicle must be twenty feet from an intersection/crosswalk/or stop sign.
Example 4: PARKING/STOPPING ON SHORT STREET (EVEN IF REMAINING IN VEHICLE) WHERE SIGNS CLEARLY STATE NO STOPPING ANYTIME:
Take notice of the sign on the poles that state “No Parking Anytime” all the way down Short Street. If you look at the picture above, the vehicle is parked on the right curb and there are signs clearly posted all the way to the roundabout. Sitting in a vehicle on Short Street is considered being “parked” and is in violation as well.
This is a university violation and the City of New Orleans/Xavier University Police will ticket/immobilize the vehicle for being in violation.
Example 5: BLOCKING THE LEFT LANE OF DREXEL WHEN EXITING THE CAMPUS AT SHORT STREET BLOCKS A TWO-LANE ROAD FOR VEHICLES ENTERING DREXEL DRIVE FROM SHORT STREET:
The City of New Orleans continues to recognize Drexel Drive as a TWO-LANE ROADWAY (vehicles legally travel in both directions)
This is both a city and university violation and the Xavier University Police/NOPD will ticket vehicles traveling in violation on the wrong side of the road.
Example 6: PARKING IN THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT’S PARKING SPACES (CLEARLY MARKED RESERVED) IN THE DIXON GOLD LOT BETWEEN ST. MIKE’S AND KD RESIDENCE HALLS:
These spaces are considered 24/7/365 and the vehicle parked in violation will be ticket/immobilize the vehicle for being in violation.
CITY of new orleans PARKING 101
The Department of Public Works/Parking Division issues citations when parking regulations, outlined in the City of New Orleans Municipal Code, are violated. Avoid parking citations by referencing the list of frequently violated parking regulations below.
Common Parking Violations:
* This is not a complete list of parking regulations. All regulations and restrictions are outlined in the City of New Orleans Municipal Code and can be accessed at www.municode.com.