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An LUPD police car drives down Calhoun St, Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2021. The New Orleans Police Department arrested 18-year-old Jonas Amaya on campus Oct. 7 on charges of simple battery and MDMA. File Photo.

Police investigating student druggings at Uptown bars

Madeline Taliancich, News Editor October 7, 2021

Since the beginning of the semester, Loyola Police Chief Todd Warren noticed a pattern forming at Uptown bars. Eight students, including several freshmen, who had been out at TJ Quills ended up heading...

A Loyola sign sits bathed in sunlight outside Marquette Hall. File Photo.

Loyola police chase after local suspect

Gabriella Killett April 19, 2021

Police chased after a man who they suspected committed a robbery while wielding a knife Monday after receiving a radio notice he was heading their way, according to LUPD. The man was eventually arrested...

A Loyola sign sits bathed in sunlight outside Marquette Hall. File Photo.

Tetlow makes statement after former Loyola priest rape allegation

Domonique Tolliver April 18, 2021

Updated April 18, 2021 at 2:38 p.m. University President Tania Tetlow sent out a statement via email this morning addressing a rape allegation against Rev. Ted Dziak, former VP for Mission and Identity...

An LUPD police car drives down Calhoun St, Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2021. The New Orleans Police Department arrested 18-year-old Jonas Amaya on campus Oct. 7 on charges of simple battery and MDMA. File Photo.

LUPD’s use of suspect descriptions brings controversy

Jacqueline Galli April 10, 2021

Sex: Male Race: Black Height/Weight: Approximately 6 feet tall, slim build Clothing: Grey tank top shirt and grey shorts This is a suspect description released by the Loyola University...

Sex offenses on Loyolas campus peaked over the last few years at 13 in 2018. The campus Clery report was released last year with an update on on-campus crime. Photo credit: Mikayla Ferro

LUPD publishes campus crime report

Brandon Tate March 29, 2021

Sexual offenses, violence against women and drug-law violations continue to be lingering issues for campus police at Loyola. The Loyola University Police Department released its 2019 Annual Safety and...

Marquette Hall looks out toward Audubon Park across St. Charles Ave. Loyola students were robbed at gunpoint at the park Tuesday night. Photo credit: Alexandria Whitten

Loyola students robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night

Gabriella Killett October 21, 2020

Four Loyola students were robbed at gunpoint at Audubon Park Tuesday night, according to a report from LUPD. A campus-wide email from LUPD reports that the students were sitting near a fountain in the...

Loyola students reported off- campus incidents of suspicious circumstance and sexual battery that took place at Audubon park and happened Sunday and Monday. Audubon Park is across St. Charles Ave. from the university. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Students report sexual battery, “suspicious” man in Audubon Park

Gabriella Killett September 1, 2020

University police received two reports of an unidentified man approaching groups of Loyola students, all women, in Audubon Park late at night and, in one instance, committing sexual battery. The incidents...

Tulane basketball’s Hightower charged with murder

Brendan Heffernan April 26, 2020

Tulane basketball player Teshaun Hightower has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with an April 8 homicide in Stockbridge, Georgia, according to ESPN. Hightower is being charged with...

Javonne Williams is a person of interest in this incident, according to LUPD. If you see her, please contact LUPD at 504-865-3434.

University police on lookout for student, stolen gun

Erin Snodgrass March 4, 2020

Loyola police are on the lookout for a Loyola student who they say is a person of interest in an on-campus incident involving a stolen handgun. According to an email sent by university police on Wednesday...

NOPD arrests suspect in shooting death near Brunos, TJ Quills

NOPD arrests suspect in shooting death near Bruno’s, TJ Quills

Rose Wagner January 29, 2020

New Orleans police officers arrested a 21-year-old yesterday in connection with the shooting and death of a 20-year-old near the corner of Maple Street and several popular college bars earlier this month. Alec...

New Orleans Police arrested Carlos Pena Cifuentes on Sept. 21, 2019, in investigation of a sexual battery that occurred at The Boot Bar and Grill.

Loyola student arrested in connection with sexual battery released on bond

September 21, 2019

**SEPT. 23 UPDATE: The Loyola exchange student arrested Saturday in connection with the most recent sexual battery at The Boot Bar and Grill, is out on bond. Carlos Pena Cifuentes, 21, posted $3,500...

A police car sits on Broadway Street outside The Boot Bar & Grill on Sept. 6. The recent reports of sexual assaults linked to the Uptown bar have led to an increase police presence in the area.

Loyola police chief says of recent Boot assaults, “we’re dealing with predators”

Emma Ruby, News Editor September 6, 2019

**Sept. 7 update: Other media outlets have reported that the two students who reported similar off-campus sexual assaults were both Loyola students. Nola.com reported Friday night that university officials...

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