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    Campus Crime Alert 2016-05-31

    May 31st, 2016
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    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. All crimes should be reported as soon as possible to local law enforcement.

    Please note this message may contain information that some may find upsetting.

    A female University of Oregon student reported to police that she was groped from behind by a passing scooter rider on Monday about 7:00 p.m., May 30, as she walked on the south side of 13th Avenue at Agate Street.

    She described the man who touched her as between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9, between 17 and 20 years old, appearing as Hispanic or Pacific Islander, with longer black slicked-back hair neatly arranged. She said he wore blue shorts, and a pastel-colored short-sleeve shirt. She said he rode a neon-colored scooter, similar to the Razor brand.

    She said the man was one of five to seven adult men of Hispanic appearance. Most rode skateboards; one rode a bicycle and the other a scooter. She believed that the men may have boarded a Lane Transit District EmX bus heading east toward Springfield, and she last saw them on the bus platform on Franklin Boulevard at Agate Street. Law enforcement from multiple agencies searched the area for the group but were unable to find them.

    This incident is unresolved and an investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this or similar incidents should 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.

    SAFETY TIPS FROM UOPD

    No action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for his or her 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.

    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 (http://uocatalog.uoregon.edu/pe_rec/#courseinventory) and from UOPD and SAPP (http://police.uoregon.edu/content/self-defense).

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

    For emergencies or if you see a crime being committed, call 9-1-1. To report suspicious, illegal or unusual activity on campus, call 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.

    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).


    UOAlert!: Gas Leak ***ALL CLEAR***

    May 25th, 2016
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    05/25/2016 AT 4:13

    A gas leak had been reported near Klamath Hall and is now all clear. You may return to the building. Further updates will be posted to the Alerts blog: alerts.uoregon.edu


    UOAlert!: Gas Leak

    May 25th, 2016
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    [05/25/2016 at 4:16 p.m.]

    A gas leak was reported on May 25 about 3:45 p.m. at Klamath Hall on the University of Oregon campus. The leak was contained and an “all-clear” given to re-occupy buildings at 4:16 p.m.

    A UOAlert! emergency notification was immediately sent out to UO students and employees regarding the leak, and people were told to stay away from the area. Klamath Hall and the Science Library were evacuated.

    The leak was in the basement of Klamath Hall. Eugene/Springfield Fire Department and Northwest Natural Gas responded to safely contain the leak, which was related to a piece of construction equipment. Reportedly, no gas lines were broken.

    Emergency response to the leak briefly reduced eastbound traffic on Franklin Boulevard to one lane.


    UOPD Safety/Security Advisory 2016-05-16

    May 16th, 2016
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    SUSPICIOUS INDIVIDUALS, IMPERSONATION, AND FRAUD

    Several incidents reported from the campus area recently, involving suspicious behavior or fraudulent impersonation:

    Car follows female pedestrian: A female University of Oregon student reported that very late Saturday night May 14, she was followed while walking east on 13th Avenue by an unknown man driving a newer, silver hatchback car of unknown make and model. On 13th near Ferry Street, the driver hailed the woman and offered her a ride, asked if she was OK, and said he was a security guard. He did not identify himself nor have any uniform or marked vehicle. He eventually drove away and she continued on safely. She found the interaction strange, and wanted people in the area to be aware. She described him as white, between 25-30 years old, with brown hair and a full beard, medium build, wearing dark clothes.

    Police impersonator: Eugene Police passed on a report of a man impersonating a police officer as part of a scam attempt. On May 13, a man living near campus reported that he received a call insisting that he go meet a police officer or be arrested. The man went outside and met a man who claimed to be a police officer who said that the man would be arrested if he didn’t purchase some gift cards. The man described the impersonator as in his 30s, about 6 feet tall, with a fit build, possibly of Middle Eastern ethnicity, with a thick accent, and wearing a gray shirt.

    “Masked person” on or near campus: A young man has recently at times walked near campus wearing a white full-face mask, in the style seen in the movie “V for Vendetta” (alternatively known as a “Guy Fawkes” mask or “anonymous” mask). He has at times also carried a toy or replica pistol. He has been contacted multiple times by both Eugene and University of Oregon law enforcement.

    This person’s identity is known to law enforcement and the university. He has not been reported to have made any verbal or physical threats. He has not reportedly brandished the replica or menaced anyone. It is legal to wear a mask and to carry a replica pistol, despite the fact that those behaviors may make some people understandably uncomfortable. Police may legally approach people and engage them in conversation, and inquire about their well-being when they behave in concerning ways. But police may not cite or apprehend people who are not allegedly violating the law. If anyone is actively threatened with violence, or sees a crime of violence, please immediately call 9-1-1 and provide all available information.

    Fraudulent calls: all local law enforcement have taken many reports of fraudulent phone calls attempting to extort money. These calls will often have spoofed phone numbers that appear on caller ID to be related to 9-1-1, local police, the IRS, or other official agencies. Callers will typically threaten that the recipient will be arrested, deported, removed from the university, audited, etc., unless money is immediately provided.

    Off-campus assault: A group of male UO students reported to Eugene Police that they were assaulted by another group of males, allegedly from northern California, very early Sunday, May 15, near 19th Avenue and Hilyard Street. Eugene Police are investigating.

    SECURITY TIPS FROM UOPD

    • No action or inaction by crime survivors makes those people responsible for their 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.
    • 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.
    • If someone claims to be with law enforcement, but does not have a visible and identifiable uniform, badge, marked vehicle, etc., ask for identification. Contact the agency the person claims to represent, and ask a dispatcher if the person is with that agency and supposed to be in that area. If the person is not really with law enforcement, get to a safe place and report it to 9-1-1 or the legitimate agency you’re talking to.
    • Real police, university, or government agencies will never call and demand money over the phone. If you receive this type of call, or if you are unsure if it is a fraud, report it to police and describe what the caller has told you. Do not provide money. Do not agree to meet the callers or their accomplices.
    • 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.
    • Use UO Safe Ride (541-346-RIDE ext. 2), call a taxicab, or contact UOPD for an on-campus escort (541-346-2919).

    RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR SURVIVORS OF CRIME

    • Call 541-346-SAFE at any time or visit uodos.
    • 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).

    University Health Center Announcement 05/11/16 – 6:22 pm

    May 11th, 2016

    May 11, 2016 – 6:22 pm

    Should you encounter a student with symptoms of Norovirus, please encourage them to contact the University Health Center. If you experience symptoms yourself, please contact your preferred health care provider.

    The Lane County Public Health Department and the University Health Center have seen an increase in the number of student patients being seen with symptoms of gastroenteritis. We are encouraging all members of the UO community to be diligent in washing their hands, disinfecting high-touch surfaces, and being proactive about personal health. We have confirmed several cases as Norovirus.

    What is Norovirus?

    Norovirus is a virus that can spread from an infected person, contaminated food or water or contaminated surfaces, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus is very contagious. It can cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, but is generally non-life threatening.

    What if I have these symptoms?

    If you are experiencing these symptoms please contact the University Health Center at 541-346-2770 at any time to be speak to a triage nurse about your symptoms. If you have seen a clinician and have already been diagnosed with Norovirus we recommend you avoid public areas until your symptoms are resolved for at least 24 hours.

    What is the university doing?

    The university is currently monitoring the situation with local health officials and is working to educate campus about precautions. Additional cleaning measures are being taken in high-traffic areas.

    You can learn more about this virus on the University Health Center website.

    Robin H. Holmes Ph.D., Vice President

    Division of Student Life


    Campus Crime Alert 2016-05-06

    May 6th, 2016
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    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. All crimes should be reported as soon as possible to local law enforcement.

    Please note this message may contain information that some may find upsetting.

    A female University of Oregon student reported to police that she was sexually assaulted late Thursday night, May 5, at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house, 1000 Alder Street in Eugene.

    The woman said she did not know the perpetrator, but described him with “spiked up” hair and a button-front shirt. No further description was available.

    This incident is unresolved and an investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this or similar incidents should 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.

    SAFETY TIPS FROM UOPD

    No action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for his or her 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.

    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 (http://uocatalog.uoregon.edu/pe_rec/#courseinventory) and from UOPD and SAPP (http://police.uoregon.edu/content/self-defense).

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

    For emergencies or if you see a crime being committed, call 9-1-1. To report suspicious, illegal or unusual activity on campus, call 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.

    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).


    UOAlert!: Law enforcement activity ***ALL CLEAR***

    May 4th, 2016
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    05/04/2016 at 5:30pm

    Law enforcement activity is occurring near 18th and Onyx Street. Keep away from the area. Further updates will be posted to the Alerts blog: alerts.uoregon.edu


    UOAlert!: Law enforcement activity

    May 4th, 2016
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    [05/04/2016 5:22pm]

    Law enforcement activity is occurring near 18th avenue and Onyx street. Keep away from the area. Further updates will be posted to the Alerts blog: alerts.uoregon.edu


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