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    Safety/Security Advisory 03-19-18

    March 20th, 2018

    What is this notice? UOPD Safety/Security Advisories are released by the University of Oregon Police Department when certain crimes are reported on or near campus property, or when security trends or concerns arise. These notices provide information about campus safety situations, and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety. These incidents occurred off campus, but were serious crimes close to the university and are being shared with students and employees. All crimes should be reported as soon as possible to local law enforcement.

    The University of Oregon Police Department obtained information on Monday, March 19, about two serious crimes involving UO students that had occurred recently in near-campus neighborhoods within the jurisdiction of Eugene Police. The incidents were not previously shared with the UO by Eugene Police.

    In one incident, a University of Oregon student reported to Eugene Police that he was abducted and sexually assaulted Saturday evening, March 17, in a non-campus city area in the vicinity of 19th Avenue and Agate Street.

    The survivor reported the same evening of the alleged incident to EPD. Upon receiving the information March 19, the UO offered support resources to the survivor and is sharing the information with the campus community.

    The survivor told police that he was off campus on 19th Avenue, walking east to Tom’s Market at the corner of 19th and Agate, when he was grabbed from behind by an unknown man, restrained, dragged to a car, driven to a nearby unknown location, taken from the car, sexually assaulted, and then the suspect fled on foot. He described his assailant as a white male, 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-4, with a thin but muscular build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black Ray Bans sunglasses, black beanie-style hat, a black bandana over the lower part of his face, and black pants. There is no description available for the other suspect/driver or the suspect vehicle at this time.

    The crime is now being investigated by UO Police; anyone with information about the incident should contact UOPD at 541-346-2919.

    In the other incident, a UO student reported that on March 15 at 12:30 p.m., walking off campus on 15th Avenue between Alder and Kincaid streets, she was approached by three unknown men, speaking to each other in Spanish. One man grabbed her hair and pushed her up against a car while the other two men pulled out knives and tried to cut the straps from her backpack. She was able to take out her phone and told the men she had called the police, and the men fled in three separate directions on foot. She said the men did not menace her with the knives.

    She described the first man as a white, around 25, about 6-feet tall with a lean build, blond collar-length hair, clean shaven, brown or hazel eyes, no glasses, wearing a red Columbia brand jacket and an Oregon baseball cap. She described the second man as Hispanic, 28-30 years old, about 280 pounds, short black hair, clean shaven, wearing a blue striped shirt, and using a fixed-blade knife with a six-inch smooth-edged blade, with blue electrical tape on the handle. She described the third man as Hispanic, 28-30 years old, taller than 6-feet, medium build, dark black hair in a  short pony tail, clean shaven, brown eyes, wearing a white tank top, and using a pocket knife.

    The student reports notifying the Eugene Police right after the crime occurred.

    Updates regarding these incidents, when and if available, will be posted on the UOPD website at police.uoregon.edu. Campus crimes and safety concerns can always be reported to UOPD, 24 hours per day, at 541-346-2919.

    Crimes that impact students are a serious concern to the University of Oregon and everyone in the campus community. Here are some recent steps taken to address off-campus safety:

    UOPD has contracted with private security to provide four unarmed (non-sworn) security officers to patrol city streets near campus until further notice.

    UOPD has added extra officers dedicated to patrolling city streets near campus. UOPD is working with the Oregon Department of Justice to install neighborhood cameras early this week. Eugene Police have extra officers in the area evenings and overnight.

    The UO Campus Shuttle has expanded its hours and is running 5 p.m.-1 a.m. daily. A 25-person bus has been added to the shuttle fleet to boost capacity.

    The UO is developing a security plan to help students get safely to early-morning airport shuttle stops on campus, for departing Eugene for spring break.

    CAMPUS SAFETY TIPS FROM UOPD

    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.

    Students are encouraged to use UO Safe Ride (541-346-RIDE ext. 2) or Designated Driver Shuttle (541-346-RIDE ext. 1), or the UO Campus Shuttle (map.uoregon.edu/campus-shuttle), call a taxicab, or contact UOPD for an on-campus escort (541-346-2919).

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

    Bystanders should try to be aware of their surroundings, and if there are signs of a person in distress, bystanders should make themselves known and offer assistance if it is safe to do so, and/or seek immediate help from police or security personnel.

    Every person and situation is different; survivors must decide for themselves what actions or responses are safest in any situation. If someone attempts to touch you against your will, you have the right to yell “NO” loudly, or do whatever is necessary to get the person to let go, and flee to a safe place and seek help. When safe, try to remember as much as possible about the person’s appearance and behavior. Regardless of what happens during an incident, you have the right to report the crime and to receive services and accommodations.

    Assaults by strangers are far less common than assaults by people known to survivors. Self-defense classes can prepare people to deter or escape an assault, and have benefits for improved awareness and confidence. Credit courses are available from the Physical Education department under the “PEMA” subject code (http://uocatalog.uoregon.edu/pe_rec/#courseinventory) and from UOPD and SAPP (http://police.uoregon.edu/content/self-defense).

    Report criminal activity (such as a break-in or intruder, robbery, or assault) immediately to 9-1-1, or for non-emergency situations on campus, to UOPD at 541-346-2919.

    RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR SURVIVORS OF CRIME

    Survivors have a right to report crimes to police and have crimes investigated and/or prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.

    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.

    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).


    Campus Crime Alert 2018-03-13

    March 13th, 2018

    What is this notice? Campus Crime Alerts are released by the University of Oregon Police Department when certain crimes are reported on or near campus property, and in compliance with federal law. These timely warnings provide information about campus safety situations, and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety. This incident occurred outside the university’s Clery Act reportable area, but was a serious crime close to campus and is being shared with students and employees. All crimes should be reported as soon as possible to local law enforcement.

    A University of Oregon student on Tuesday afternoon reported to UO Police that he had been robbed on Sunday, March 11 between midnight and 1:00 a.m., off campus on Hilyard Street just south of 13th Avenue.

    March 11 just after midnight, the student reported being out by himself, and befriending two men in the Subway restaurant at 1304 Hilyard Street near the UO campus. As the student left the restaurant to meet a taxi, he said the two men grabbed and punched him, took some of his possessions, and fled south on Hilyard Street and turned west onto 13th Alley and out of sight. He described one of the men as a black male with a light skin tone, about 6-feet with a medium build with dark clothing and a chipped front tooth; the other he described as a Hispanic male, about 6-foot-2, heavy build of possibly 250-280 pounds, with black or brown hair with bleached tips.

    The information has been provided to Eugene Police, which is the lead agency for off-campus crimes. Anyone with information on this or similar incidents should call Eugene Police at 541-682-5111.

    Updates regarding this incident, when and if available, will be posted on the UOPD website at police.uoregon.edu. Campus crimes and safety concerns can always be reported to UOPD, 24 hours per day, at 541-346-2919.

    https://police.uoregon.edu/content/campus-crime-alert-2018-03-13


    UOPD Safety/Security Advisory 2018-03-12

    March 12th, 2018

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    Campus Crime Alert 2018-03-08

    March 8th, 2018

    What is this notice? Campus Crime Alerts are released by the University of Oregon Police Department when certain crimes are reported on or near campus property, and in compliance with federal law. These timely warnings provide information about campus safety situations, and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety. This incident occurred outside the university’s Clery Act reportable area, but was a serious crime close to campus and is being shared with students and employees. All crimes should be reported as soon as possible to local law enforcement.

    The Eugene Police Department shared the following information about an armed robbery near campus early Thursday, March 8, 2018:

    Armed Street Robbery at Hilyard and E. 15th Avenue
    Case Number 18-03866

    At 12:30 a.m., March 8, a 21-year-old woman was walking on Hilyard near E. 15th Avenue when a man approached her, threatened her with a handgun and robbed her of cash. The suspect fled northbound on foot. It took the victim about 20 minutes to walk home and tell her roommate, who called 911 and reported the crime. Officers quickly responded to the call but were unable to find the suspect.

    The suspect is described as a white male of unknown age, approximately 5′-10″ to 6′ tall, about 180 pounds, with a medium build, and wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.

    There was another robbery at 2:39 a.m. on March 3, in the same area. This was reported by police in a previous release. Details of that robbery: At 2:39 a.m. on March 3, a 21-year-old woman was walking on Hilyard near E. 16th Avenue when a man approached her from behind. She reported later that he grabbed her and threatened her with a handgun, while robbing her. The suspect then fled westbound on 16th Avenue on foot. Police responded to the call and also deployed a K9 unit. The search was unsuccessful. Police are seeking any tips in this case.

    The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, and approximately 6’ tall. There was only limited description of the clothing as light colored jeans and a blue hoodie. The suspect may have a nose piercing. Case number 18-03590

    If anyone has relevant tips in either of these cases, they are asked to call 541-682-5111.

    Updates regarding this incident, when and if available, will be posted on the UOPD website at police.uoregon.edu. Campus crimes and safety concerns can always be reported to UOPD, 24 hours per day, at 541-346-2919.

     


    Campus Crime Alert 2018-03-05

    March 6th, 2018

    Following the earlier UO Alert, a Campus Crime Alert was issued with more information about an armed robbery reported near campus the evening of March 5:

    An armed robbery was reported the evening of March 5 at 19th Avenue and Agate Street near the University of Oregon campus, with suspect descriptions similar to other recent robberies reported in the area.

    The robbery was reported to Eugene Police around 9:30 p.m., from Tom’s Market, at 1490 E. 19th Avenue; a store employee was threatened with a handgun. The first suspect was described as a black male, in his 20s, between 6-feet and 6’2″ tall with a heavy or muscular build, wearing a black beanie-style cap, a black mask covering the lower part of his mouth, and a long-sleeved black jacket and black pants. The second suspect was described as a white male, medium build, wearing a dark blue beanie-style cap, a dark blue sweatshirt with gray hood and a logo, black pants, and black shoes. Suspects left on foot to the south.

    Suspects with similar descriptions were reportedly involved in other armed robberies in the area in recent days according to Eugene Police.

    Both Eugene and University of Oregon police have searched the area extensively, but the suspects have not been found and police continue to search the broader community. The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone with information about the suspects or the incidents should contact Eugene Police at 541-682-5111, or UO Police at 541-346-2919.

    Updates regarding this incident, when and if available, will be posted on the UOPD website at police.uoregon.edu.

    https://police.uoregon.edu/content/campus-crime-alert-2018-03-05


    UO Alert Law Enforcement Activity All Clear

    March 5th, 2018

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    The law enforcement activity (Armed Robbery) is all clear. Updates if and when available will be posted to the UO Alerts blog alerts.uoregon.edu and on UOPD website at police.uoregon.edu.


    UO Alert: Law enforcement activity

    March 5th, 2018

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    [3/5/2018, 9:46pm]

    Law enforcement activity is occurring near 1400 block of East 19th. Keep away from the area. Further updates when and if available will be posted to the Alerts blog: alerts.uoregon.edu


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    March 5th, 2018

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    Campus Crime Alert 2018-03-03

    March 3rd, 2018

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    UO Alert: Gas Leak 03/01/18 11:42 pm

    March 2nd, 2018

    March 1, 2018 – 11:42 pm

    An unknown chemical spill occurred on the 4th floor of Oynx Bridge. A northwesterly wind may be blowing a chemical odor in that direction. The Eugene Fire Department’s Hazmat team is on scene investigating. Please stay away from the area.


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