Campus Crime Alert 12-23-19

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 may have 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 University today was informed of a robbery that occurred near/at the southeast corner of Franklin Boulevard and Agate Street by the John E. Jaqua Center at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Friday, December 20. The suspects were described as three white adult males, 18 to 30 years of age, two suspects between 5’6” to 5’8” tall and one suspect about 6’1” to 6’2” tall, all wearing black sweatshirts, black pants, and black bandanas over their faces. The suspects were armed with knives and demanded that the victim hand over his valuables. The victim, who is not affiliated with UO, then ran from the area after turning over items.

Separately, building occupants in the Science Complex and Knight Campus reported to UO police several instances of vandalism as well as a burglary and theft in Klamath Hall, Onyx Bridge and the Knight Campus. It is estimated that this occurred between Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22. Suspect information is not available at this time. Electronic access to the Science Complex has been placed on holiday schedule, which means exterior doors are secured and locked. Building occupants can access buildings using their prox cards, or can call UOPD (541-346-2919) to request access. UO police will be reviewing if additional security measures are warranted.

The University of Oregon police are actively investigating all incidents, and have searched the relevant areas. Anyone with information about these or similar incidents should call UOPD at 541-346-2919. Updates regarding these incidents, when and if available, will be posted on the UOPD website at police.uoregon.edu.

 

 

SAFETY TIPS FROM UOPD

 

The following suggestions may help reduce the possibility of experiencing such a crime, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance.

 

  • Communities are safest when members look out for each other: report any suspicious activity or unauthorized strangers immediately.
  • 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.  
  • In secured buildings (including laboratory and research spaces and residence halls), do not let in strangers, do not allow strangers to enter behind you as a courtesy, do not prop open doors, and do not lend out keys. Only open the front door of a secured building or residence to someone you know and trust.
  • Immediately report any malfunctioning doors or windows in UO buildings to CPFM Work Control (541-346-2319 – workcontrolcenter@uoregon.edu), and insist the problem be corrected as soon as possible. 
  • Students residing in near-campus neighborhoods who are leaving the area for winter or spring break are encouraged to register their residences with the Vacation Watch program. During the break, UOPD will check registered vacant residences as often as possible.
  • 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 and from UOPD.
  • During the academic terms, students out at night or off campus are encouraged to use safe ride options available during the academic term such as UO Safe Ride (541-346-RIDE ext. 2), Designated Driver Shuttle (541-346-RIDE ext. 1), or the UO Campus Shuttle (map.uoregon.edu/campus-shuttle); call a taxicab or ride-hailing service; or contact UOPD for an on-campus escort (541-346-2919).  
  • 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.
  • Download the UO Mobile App for easy access to safety resources, safe ride options, and maps.

 

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.
  • Survivors and victims of crime seeking support should call the Office of the Dean of Students: 541-346-3216. For support related to sexual assault, harassment, and gender-based violence, call the SAFE hotline: 541-346-SAFE (7233) or visit safe.uoregon.edu.
  • For students, personal counseling and other support services are available through the University Counseling and Center, 541-346-3227 (available 24 hours).
  • For students, medical and sexual assault examination services are available at University Health Center, 541-346-2770.
  • For employees, the Office of Civil Rights Compliance, 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).

Safe Ride Program Closure

November 26, 2019 – 1:24 pm

Due to inclement weather and the Thanksgiving break closure, All Safe Rides Programs will be closed Tuesday, November 26 – Sunday, December 1st.

Campus Shuttle, Safe Ride and DDS will resume operations Monday, December 2nd.

Emergency Notification System Testing

September 10, 2019

A new emergency notification system is being tested at the EMU today until approximately 5:30. These are just tests. The emergency notification system will not be activated immediately. The system is being tested as part of its installation. More information will be provided to campus when the system is moved into operations.

Low Flying Plane Tuesday, July 23rd

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 – 12:26 pm

A plane will be flying over campus Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 between 1:00 and 2:30 pm to capture photos of campus construction sites. The plane may fly low and make several passes over campus. This is a scheduled event.

Measles in Oregon

February 1, 2019

Due to the numerous cases of measles in Southwest Washington and one case (as of January 30, 2019) in Multnomah County, Oregon, the University encourages students who have not had the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine or do not have proven immunity to get vaccinated.

More information is available from the following groups:

Eugene Police share info on armed robbery near UO

The Eugene Police Department issued a news release on Friday, November 16 about an armed robbery that was reported near the University of Oregon campus on Thursday evening, which was the subject of a UO Alert. The initial report gave the location of the incident as 17th Avenue and Alder Street, which is inside the university’s Clery boundary. Upon investigation, police found the incident occurred at Alder Alley, which is west and outside of the Clery boundary. This means that a Campus Crime Alert will not be issued, and the incident will not be part of the UO’s calendar year 2018 crime statistics. This is a Eugene Police investigation, and the UO will have no further information available for release.

Eugene Police News Release
November 16, 2018
For further information, contact:
Melinda McLaughlin, APR, Public Information Director, at 541.682.5124
John Hankemeier, Public Information Coordinator, 541-682-5197

Street Robbery at 17th Avenue/Alder Aly
Case Number 18-18228

At 9:54 p.m. on November 15, Eugene Police officers were called to E. 17th Avenue and Alder Alley after two people were robbed at gunpoint.

The victims, a woman, age 18, and a man, age 21, reported parking their vehicle on E. 17th and seeing a man across the street talking on a cell phone, who then crossed the street and stood nearby. As the victims finished unloading their car and started to walk away, the suspect called to them. When they turned around, the suspect robbed them of their purse and wallet at gunpoint and then fled on foot from the area. A Lane County Sheriff’s Office K9 responded to help with a search of the area, and officers spent almost an hour canvassing the area but did not locate the suspect.

Neither of the victims were UO students, but UOPD assisted in the response and sent out notifications to their students.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, 5’9” tall, with a heavy build. He was last seen wearing all-black clothing and a dark-colored bandana over his face.

If anyone has information in this case, they should call 541-682-5111.

UOPD issues all clear after suspicious package reported in PLC

The University of Oregon Police Department has issued the “all clear” for Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, after a faculty member reported a suspicious package had been received on May 22.

UOPD first cleared the faculty member’s department, housed on a lower level of the building. In coordination with the Eugene Police Department’s bomb squad, other sections of the building were also evacuated as a precaution.

A short time later, the suspicious package was deemed harmless and the “all clear” was given.

“While ultimately not an actual threat, the faculty member did the right thing in contacting police,” said Mathew Carmichael, chief of police. “The package had suspicious markings and was sent without request from somewhere in the mid-west, adding to the faculty member’s concern. Community members reporting these types of incidents is imperative to keeping our campus safe. See something, say something.”

PLC and the surrounding area were returned to normal operations by 5:15 p.m.

Pertussis on Campus 05-03-2018

May 3, 2018 – 5:00 pm

The University of Oregon Health Center has confirmed pertussis (whooping cough) on campus. There also are multiple confirmed cases of pertussis in the Eugene community.

For more information on pertussis, visit the University Health Center.

Eugene Campus Open Regular Schedule

February 22, 2018 – 5:00 am

The Eugene campus will be open on regular schedule today. Those coming to campus before 9:00 am should allow additional time and use caution.

It is understood that some employees may need more time, or will be unable, to travel safely to or from campus, depending on individual circumstances. Members of the campus community are expected to use their best judgment to assess personal risk, and work with their immediate supervisors around any adjustments to their work schedules.