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    UOPD Safety/Security Advisory 2015-11-06

    November 6th, 2015


    The University of Oregon Police Department was notified of two recent incidents of concern on UO property.

    On the evening of November 5, UOPD received information that on November 4 some time between 9:00-10:30 p.m., a woman in the library at the Knight Law Center at 15th Avenue and Agate Street observed an unknown man touching himself inappropriately. She described the man as white, in his late 20s, with scraggly facial hair, wearing sweat pants.

    Also on the evening of November 5, UOPD received a report that a male student encountered an unknown man in the parking lot at Autzen Stadium just before 7:00 p.m. that night, and the student felt that the man might have intended to commit robbery. The man was described as white, in his 20s to early 30s, about 5-foot-10 of average build, wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt possibly with an emblem on the chest, and blue or black pants. He had little facial hair and no glasses. He was reported to have asked the student what he possessed, with a challenging manner that made the student feel that the man intended to rob him. The student turned away and did not respond, and the man reportedly walked away to the north.

    The incidents remain under investigation by the University of Oregon Police Department and anyone with information is asked to call UOPD at 541-346-2919. Updates regarding this incident when and if available will be posted on the UOPD website at police.uoregon.edu.

    What is this notice? The University of Oregon Police Department issues Safety and Security Advisories to inform the campus community about incidents or trends in campus safety, along with prevention information. The advisories differ from the Timely Warning Notices which are issued when certain crimes are reported on or near campus property, and in compliance with federal law.


    No action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for his or her victimization. Perpetrators are responsible for crimes and their effects. The following suggestions may help reduce the possibility of experiencing such a crime, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance.

    It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.

    Encourage friends to travel in pairs or with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas. Be aware of surroundings, and attempt to keep a safe distance from strangers. Whenever possible, keep valuables secured and out of sight.

    If someone attempts to grab you, yell “NO” loudly, do whatever is necessary to get the person to let go, and flee to a safe place like a populated location, and call police. When safe, try to remember as much as possible about the person’s appearance and behavior.

    Use UO Safe Ride (541-346-RIDE ext. 2), call a taxicab, or contact UOPD for an on-campus escort (541-346-2919).

    If you feel you or others are in danger, call 9-1-1.

    To report suspicious, illegal or unusual activity on campus, call UOPD at 541-346-2919. For emergencies or if you see a crime being committed, call 9-1-1. Please report concerns or crimes right away.


    Call 541-346-SAFE at any time or visit safe.uoregon.edu to learn about options and resources.

    For students, a range of support services are available through the Office of the Dean of Students, 541-346-3216; uodos@uoregon.edu.

    For students, personal counseling and other support services are available through the University Counseling and Testing Center, 541-346-3227 (available 24 hours); counseling.uoregon.edu/dnn.

    For students, medical and sexual assault examination services are available at University Health Center, 541-346-2770; healthcenter.uoregon.edu.

    Sexual assault survivors can receive from the university, at their request, accommodations and assistance for academic needs, housing, transportation, work, financial aid, visa and immigration issues, counseling and health services, safety plans and obtaining protection orders, and legal services. Accommodations are available whether or not a person chooses to report to law enforcement. Go to safe.uoregon.edu to learn more, or call 541-346-8194 for any accommodation.

    For employees, the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, 541-346-3123, and Office of Human Resources, 541-346-3159, can assist in connecting to resources.

    Other community resources available are Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), 541-343-7277 (24 hour crisis line) or 541-484-9791, Womenspace, 541-485-8232 or 541-485-6513 (24 hour crisis line), and White Bird Clinic Counseling, 541-342-8255 541-687-4000 (24 hour crisis line).

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    PLC parking lot open, grease spill removed

    November 3rd, 2015

    11/3/15, 9 a.m.

    The food grease spill in and adjacent to the PLC parking lot, Lot 16, has been cleaned up.  The parking lot is open.

    PLC parking lot impacted by grease spill

    November 2nd, 2015

    11/2/15, 2:45 p.m.

    A suspected food grease spill is impacting the parking lot adjacent to PLC, Lot 16. Pedestrians, bicycles and motor vehicles should use caution due to the slippery conditions. The UO and City of Eugene are working to clean up the incident as soon as possible. Please observe signage on the west edge of campus about recommended routes around the area.

    UOAlert! test

    October 15th, 2015

    10/15/15, 9:50 a.m. PT

    UO Test Alert: UOAlert! This is a test of the UOAlert! system and a reminder to practice earthquake response: Duck, Cover, and Hold. This is a test.


    Campus shooting reported at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg

    October 1st, 2015

    Oct. 1, noon:

    On Thursday, Oct. 1, a shooting was reported at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. As of 11:38 a.m. Douglas County dispatchers say that there is no longer a threat to the campus, according to the Oregonian.

    Update from Oregon State Police at 1 p.m.:

    It is believed there is only one shooter who is no longer a threat. There is no current threat to the community. Staff and family are being taken by bus to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to meet family. Emergency personnel are urging the public to avoid the area as it could hamper emergency efforts.

    UOAlert!: All clear for LTD situation

    September 3rd, 2015

    9/3/15: 5:40 p.m.

    UOAlert!: All clear

    The situation is resolved. Activity is resuming.

    Update: traffic has been reopened in both directions. The bus was cleared by Federal Protection Service K9 (Explosives detection trained) in conjunction with MEDU. There were no bombs found on board, according to Eugene Police Department.

    UOAlert!: Law Enforcement response

    September 3rd, 2015

    09/03/15 4:50 pm

    LTD Bus Incident – Bomb Threat

    At 4:13 p.m. today there a bomb threat call regarding an LTD bus. LTD Security, Eugene Police and UO Police Department responded and evacuated the few people on board the bus, and then some surrounding facilities for extra safety measures. Individuals at other facilities have been advised to shelter in place.

    Traffic has been shut down on Franklin Blvd. in both directions from I-5 exit to Agate.

    Metro Explosives Disposal Unit has been called out to respond and check the bus. Travelers are asked to avoid the area.

    Information Only: Scheduled Gun Salute 8/3/15 10 – 10:30 am

    August 3rd, 2015

    FYI only. Schedule Gun Salute during funeral event at Pioneer Cemetery to include gunfire between 10:00 am and 10:30 am.

    UPDATE: Umbrella, not rifle, found on man at Autzen Stadium

    July 28th, 2015

    Submitted by kmciver on Tue, 07/28/2015 – 08:43

    A possible sighting of a man with a rifle near Autzen Stadium at the University of Oregon on Tuesday morning turned out to be just unusual apparel and an unseasonable accessory.

    Responding UO and Eugene police found a man walking with an umbrella, not a rifle; and wearing hospital scrubs, but not posing a threat.

    At 7:22 a.m., a UO athletics staff member saw a man south of Autzen Stadium, wearing what he described as doctor’s garb, walking erratically and carrying an object that looked like a rifle. The staff member immediately shared the information on a radio channel used by athletics and monitored by UOPD dispatch, and advised his colleagues to take cover. Dispatch immediately sent UOPD officers to the scene, and notified 9-1-1 to send Eugene Police.

    UOPD officers arrived at 7:25 a.m., and located a man matching the description near the Cuthbert Amphitheater. They briefly questioned him, searched him for weapons, determined he posed no threat, and released him.

    Text and e-mail alerts were sent by the UO to students and employees at 7:33 a.m. and 7:40 a.m., warning them of the sighting and to stay away from the Autzen area. An “all clear” message came out at 7:46 a.m.

    UOPD always encourages employees, students, and citizens to share any suspicious or concerning information immediately for response and investigation, as happened in this case.



    Receiving notifications about incidents on campus is critical to the safety of our community. What this morning’s event highlighted was the strength of our text alert system. With so much of our time spent mobile it is imperative that important messages are received as they are delivered. If you have not already registered to receive UOAlerts via text message today provides an important reminder to do so.

    Register to receive text alerts via your DuckWeb account

    USGS Preliminary Earthquake Report: 4.2 Springfield Oregon

    July 4th, 2015

    Magnitude: 4.2

    Date:  4 July 2015

    Time: 8:42 AM

    Location: 44.072N  122.850 W

    For updates, maps, and technical information, see: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/