Gun reported stolen from car in DePauw parking lot Monday

Monday, April 23, 2018

Students, faculty and staff at DePauw University were advised via campuswide email Monday afternoon that a handgun was reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked in a campus parking area.

The DePauw Police Safety message noted that the handgun, which belongs to a licensed gun owner, was taken from a vehicle parked in the Hogate Hall lot on South Locust Street.

DPU Public Safety is investigating and working with the Greencastle City Police Department on the matter, interim Director of Public Safety Charlene Shrewsbury noted.

Community members were reminded in the email that although the gun is owned by a licensed owner, university policy prohibits all weapons on campus, including registered handguns.

Students, faculty and staff were asked to report any suspicious activity, particularly anything observed in the area of the Hogate parking lot. Public Safety can be called (658-5555) or emailed at to report any questionable activity.

Meanwhile, additional Public Safety officers and DePauw Security guards are in place on campus.

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  • Rough day for this person. First your car gets broken into and then you get suspended / fired from DePauw.

    -- Posted by hometownboy on Tue, Apr 24, 2018, at 9:15 AM
  • Contrary to this article the state of Indiana does not have a gun registry for any guns, hand guns, rifles, or shot guns. The concealed carry permit simply licenses the person not the firearm; there is no government entity that knows what firearms you own.

    -- Posted by illudo illusi illusum on Tue, Apr 24, 2018, at 9:26 AM
  • How do you say the Latin illudo illusi illusum in English? To mock, make fun of, ridicule.

    -- Posted by donantonioelsabio on Tue, Apr 24, 2018, at 7:27 PM
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