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2004 Crime Bulletins

Assault

September 1, 2004

On September 1, 2004, a female student reported that she had been physically assaulted, between 10:45 and 11:00 P.M. on Monday, August 30th, near 515 Oldham Avenue.

The unknown suspect is a white male in his early 20's, 6'0", with a large build. He had a shaved head and was wearing dark clothing.

UK Police offer the following safety precautions:

  • Do not travel alone after dark; always walk with a friend or with a group.
  • Request an escort by calling the Air Force ROTC "SAFECATS" by calling 323-FREE or UK Police (257-1616). The campus bus service, with extended hours, is also available by calling 221-7433.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings and what other people around you are doing.
  • Park only in well lit areas.
  • If you see anyone acting suspicious, go to the nearest phone and call 911 or use your cellular phone by dialing #UKPD (#8573).
  • Be aware of where the emergency phones are located.

University of Kentucky Police Department
305 Euclid Avenue
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
Phone: 859-257-1616
Emergencies: 911


Alert

August 27, 2004

On Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at approximately 5:40 p.m., a juvenile visitor to the UK Chandler Medical Center reported he was resting in the courtyard adjacent to the College of Dentistry when an unknown male grabbed him by the arm and would not let go. The victim was able to free himself from the grip of the suspect and immediately ran from the area.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid thirties, 5'9" tall with a medium build and brown hair. He was wearing blue jean shorts, a blue shirt and a white ball cap.

UK Police offer the following safety recommendations to avoid this type of victimization:

  • Do not travel alone
  • Always be aware of your surroundings and what other people around you are doing
  • Don't "rest your eyes" or sleep unaccompanied in any public location

UK Police and Chandler Medical Center Security have increased patrols around this area.

If you were in the courtyard area of the Chandler Medical Center around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, and noticed any activity that may be related to this menacing case, please call UK Police at 257-1616.

University of Kentucky Police Department
305 Euclid Avenue
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
Phone: 859-257-1616
Emergencies: 911


Sexual Assault

April 29, 2004

Case Closed by Arrest

On April 29, 2004, a female student reported that she had been sexually assaulted at knife point, at approximately 2:00 A.M., in the Hilltop Avenue parking lot of the W.T. Young Library.

The unknown suspect is a male in his early 30's, 5'10" to 6'1", 180 pounds, with a thin build. He had brown collar length hair that was spiked on the top. He was wearing a black Dale Earnhardt t-shirt, with a red number 3 on it, and blue jeans. Suspect was last seen running toward Woodland Avenue from the parking lot.

UK Police offer the following safety precautions:

  • Do not travel alone after dark; always walk with a friend or with a group.
  • Use the Air Force ROTC "SAFECATS" escort service (323-FREE) or the
    Campus Bus Service (221-7433).
  • Always be aware of your surroundings and what other people around you are doing.
  • Park only in well lit areas.
  • If you see a subject matching the above description or anyone acting suspicious, go to the nearest phone and call 911 or use your cellular phone by dialing #UKPD (#8573).
  • Be aware of where the emergency phones are located.

University of Kentucky Police Department
305 Euclid Avenue
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
Phone: 859-257-1616
Emergencies: 911


Sexual Abuse

THIS ALERT HAS BEEN CLOSED BY ARREST

April 1, 2004

University of Kentucky Police have issued a "Campus Safety Alert" following a report of sexual abuse on campus this afternoon. The incident occurred at about 2:15 p.m. in a stairwell of Parking Structure 5, located on South Limestone, next to Kennedy's Book Store. A female student was touched on the buttocks by an unknown black male.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20's, 5'11, with a muscular build. He was last seen wearing white slacks, a turquoise shirt, and white shoes. The suspect has short, cropped hair. Several security camera photos of the suspect are available by visiting the UK Police website at www.uky.edu/Police/Alert.htm .

UK Police also consider the man to be a suspect in a rash of reported indecent exposure incidents which have occurred on campus in recent weeks.

UK Police offer the following safety precautions:

  • Do not travel alone after dark; always walk with a friend or with a group.
  • Use the campus escort service (323-FREE).
  • Always be aware of your surroundings and what other people around you are doing.
  • Park only in well lit areas.
  • If you see a subject matching the above description or anyone acting suspicious, go to the nearest phone and call 911.
  • Be aware of where the emergency phones are located.

Video Still of Suspect Video still of Suspect Video Still of Sus

University of Kentucky Police Department
Phone: 859-257-1616
#UKPD from Cellular Phone
Emergencies: 911


Armed Robbery

February 16, 2004

Off Campus

A male victim reported to Lexington Police that he had been the victim of an attempted robbery while using the PNC ATM machine located at 396 Woodland Avenue (University Plaza – corner of Woodland & Euclid). The attempt occurred on Monday, February 16, 2004 at 2:20 AM.

Victim advised that the suspect approached him, demanding money. The victim ran to his car and while attempting to leave the area to a safe location was fired upon but, not harmed, by the suspect.

Suspect is described as follows:

Suspect : Male, Black, 5'4, 160 pounds, medium build, last seen wearing a maroon flannel top and a blue ski mask.

Suspect was armed with a large caliber handgun.

Until suspects are apprehended, take the following precautions to protect yourself:

  • After dark, DO NOT travel alone. Use the campus bus service or the SGA Escort Service. Call the UK Police if these services are not available.
  • Travel on well-lighted main thoroughfares with lots of pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic.
  • Avoid using ATM's after dark. If you must, use drive-up or in-store ATM's and always
    check your surroundings before approaching and while completing your transaction.
  • Only carry a minimal amount of cash.

If you are accosted, COMPLY with the demands of your assailant and report the incident immediately to UK Police by dialing 911.

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact UK Police at 257-1616.


Armed Robberies

January 25, 2004

Campus & University Area
Armed Robberies
The University of Kentucky campus and surrounding neighborhoods have seen a significant number of armed robberies since the beginning of the Spring 2004 semester. While all of these crimes have not been committed on campus, they have still victimized members of the University community, specifically students.

Therefore, it is important to the safety and security of the entire University community for you to be aware of these occurrences and the safety precautions you need to take to lessen the chances of you becoming a victim.

Reported Armed Robberies
Date Time* Location Suspect Description(s)
January 11 8:40 PM CAMPUS / Cooperstown B Building #1// Male, White, 5'8, early 20's
#2// Male, White, 5'10-5'11, early 20's**ARMED with black club/stick**
January 18 2:15 AM

OFF CAMPUS/
Audubon & Forest Park

**Shooting**
#1// Male, Hispanic (no further description)

**ARMED with a dark colored 9mm handgun**

January 18 3:00 AM OFF CAMPUS/
400 Block – East Maxwell St
#1// Male, Hispanic (no further description)

**ARMED with a handgun**

January 18 3:30 AM
OFF CAMPUS/
State Street
#1// Male, Hispanic (no further description)

#2// Male, Hispanic (no further description)

**ARMED with a handgun**

January 21 7:30 AM CAMPUS/
Mineral Industries Building
( Rear/outside of building)
Male, Black, 5'8-5'10, 150 lbs, 30 – 40 years old.

**ARMED with a knife**

Suspect last seen wearing a dark bubble jacket,

dark jeans, and white tennis shoes.

January 22 8:45 PM OFF CAMPUS/
Shopping Center –
Virginia & S Broadway
Male, Black, 5'8-5'10, 150 lbs, 30 – 40 years old.

**Attempted Robbery**

Suspect wearing a dark bubble jacket.

January 25 5:25 AM OFF CAMPUS/
Kentucky Court
#1// Male, White (no further description)

#2// Male, Black (no further description)

**ARMED with a tire iron**

Subjects may have left area in an older model Ford F-150 truck, red and white, with loud exhaust.

As a part of your daily routine, you should take the following precautions to help protect yourself:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings and any activity or persons that seem out of place.
  • Travel on well-lighted main thoroughfares with lots of pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic.
  • Avoid carrying a purse, briefcase or any other article containing valuables.
  • Only carry a minimal amount of cash.

If you are accosted, COMPLY with the demands of your assailant and report the incident immediately to Police by dialing 911. You may contact UK Police directly by calling (859) 257-1616 or in an emergency by dialing 911.


January 21, 2004

Armed Robbery

A male victim reported that he had been robbed in the area of Minerals Industry Building on Wednesday, January 21, 2003 around 7:30 AM . Victim was a UK employee.

Victim advised that the suspect approached him and demanded his wallet. The suspect took an undetermined amount of cash and several identifications from the wallet and then fled west between buildings and toward S. Limestone Street .

Suspect is described as follows:

Suspect: Male, Black, height and weight unknown, last seen wearing a gray toboggan, bubble jacket (unknown color), dark jeans, white shoes. Subject possibly had a mustache.

Suspect was armed with a knife.

Composite picture of Suspect:

Sketch of Crime Suspect

Considering recent events on and near campus, and as a daily routine, you should take the following precautions to protect yourself:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings and any activity or persons that seem out of place.
  • Travel on well-lighted main thoroughfares with lots of pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic.
  • Avoid carrying a purse, briefcase or any other article containing valuables.
  • Don't display personal valuables, i.e., expensive watches, rings, earrings, necklaces, etc.
  • Only carry a minimal amount of cash.

If you are accosted, COMPLY with the demands of your assailant and report the incident immediately to UK Police by dialing 911.

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact UK Police at 257-1616.


Armed Robbery

January 12, 2004

A female victim reported that she had been robbed in the area of Cooperstown B Building on Sunday, January 11, 2003 around 8:40 PM.

Victim advised that the suspects approached her and demanded her wallet. The suspects took an undetermined amount of cash from the wallet and then fled toward the Shively Baseball Stadium.

Suspects are described as follows:

Suspect 1: Male, White, 5'8, early 20's, last seen wearing black slacks and a black jacket.

Suspect 2: Male, White, 5'10 – 5'11, slim build, early 20's, last seen wearing black slacks and a black jacket.

Both Suspects were described to be wearing black stockings over their faces and black bandana's. One subject was armed with what was described as a baton or club.

Until suspects are apprehended, take the following precautions to protect yourself:

  • After dark, DO NOT travel alone. Use the campus bus service or the SGA Escort Service. Call the UK Police if these services are not available.
  • Travel on well-lighted main thoroughfares with lots of pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic.
  • Avoid carrying a purse, briefcase or any other article containing valuables.
  • Don't display personal valuables, i.e., expensive watches, rings, earrings, necklaces, etc.
  • Only carry a minimal amount of cash.

If you are accosted, COMPLY with the demands of your assailant and report the incident immediately to UK Police by dialing 911.
If you have any questions or need additional information, contact UK Police at 257-1616.

University of Kentucky Police Department

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