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2011 Crime Bulletins

Robbery
December 30, 2011

In the interest of safety, the University of Kentucky Police Department has issued the following Crime Bulletin for the UK community.

The UK Police Department has been informed that the following crime, which had occurred near the UK campus, is being investigated by the Lexington Division of Police:

  • At approximately 7:43pm on the date of Thursday, Dec. 29, a strong-armed robbery occurred in the area of Bolivar Street and South Mill Street. The victim, a female UK student, was approached by an unknown suspect as she was walking to her apartment. The suspect then grabbed the victim’s purse, and subsequently knocked the victim to the ground, causing minor injuries. No weapon was seen or implied during the course of the crime. The suspect is described as a black male in his late twenties, approximately 5’08” tall, and weighing an estimated 160 lbs. The suspect was last seen wearing a black knit cap, black sweatshirt, and dark jeans.

 

The University of Kentucky values a safe community for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. In the interest of promoting a safe and secure campus environment, UK Police offer the following safety precautions:

  • If you see something, say something. For emergencies, call 911.
  • Carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.
  • Do not travel alone after dark; walk with a friend or with a group if you can. 
  • Whenever possible, look out for your friends when you go out together; walk together and make sure that everyone gets home safely.
  • Request a FREE SAFECATS student safety escort or coordinate after-hours on-demand bus service by calling (859) 257-SAFE(7233).
  • Park in well-lit areas when possible.
  • Turn over any requested items (purse, wallet, etc).
  • Make statements with authority – “BACK-OFF! STOP! NO-WAY!” You deserve to be respected.

If you have been a victim of violence, or would like to be a part of UK’s effort to end violence, please contact the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center for confidential services, support and referrals. 859-257-3564.

Investigating Agency:
Lexington Division of Police
150 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 258-3600
Emergencies:  911



Armed Robberies
December 8, 2011

The University of Kentucky Police Department has been informed that the Lexington Division of Police is investigating the following crimes, which have occurred near the UK campus:
 

  • On Saturday, December 3rd, a robbery occurred at the Shell Gas Station located at 905 South Limestone Street. During the course of the robbery, the suspect implied that he was armed with a weapon. Suspect is described as a black male with black hair, aged approximately 30 years old, an estimated 5’09” tall, and weighing an estimated 160 lbs. Suspect was last seen wearing a blue bubble coat and dark colored pants.
  • On Tuesday, December 6th, a pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint by two individuals at the intersection of University Avenue and Crescent Avenue. The first suspect is described as a black male with black hair, brown eyes, facial hair, aged approximately 30 years old, and an estimated 6’03” tall. Suspect was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect is described as a black male with black hair, brown eyes, facial hair, aged approximately 30 years old, an estimated 5’08” tall. Suspect was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt.
  • On Thursday, December 8th, an armed robbery occurred in a vehicle, after the victim gave the suspect a ride from the Shell Gas Station, located at 905 South Limestone Street. During the course of the robbery, a large framed, black semi-automatic handgun was brandished. Suspect is described as white male with brown hair, brown eyes, facial hair, aged approximately 27 years old, an estimated 5’04” tall, and weighing an estimated 145 lbs. Suspect was last seen wearing a black jacket and a black shirt with white and gray lettering.

The University of Kentucky values a safe community for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. In the interest of promoting a safe and secure campus environment, UK Police offer the following safety precautions:

  • If you notice anything suspicious, find a phone and call 911.
  • Always carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.
  • Do not travel alone after dark; always walk with a friend or with a group. 
  • Always look out for your friends when you go out together; walk together and make sure that everyone gets home safely.
  • Request a FREE SAFECATS student safety escort or coordinate after-hours on-demand bus service by calling (859) 257-SAFE(7233).
  • Park only in well lit areas.
  • Turn over any requested items (purse, wallet, etc).
  • Make statements with authority -- BACK-OFF! STOP! NO-WAY! You deserve to be respected.

 

If you have been a victim of violence, or would like to be a part of UK’s effort to end violence, please contact the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center for confidential services, support and referrals. 859-257-3564.

Investigating Agency:
Lexington Division of Police
150 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 258-3600
Emergencies:  911



Follow-up on Aug. 26 Crime Bulletin
August 26, 2011

After issuing this morning’s crime bulletin regarding a reported sexual misconduct incident, two individuals came forward to the University of Kentucky Police Department.  Upon further investigation, UKPD is no longer investigating this incident. Charges will not be filed, and the case is closed. 

UK Police continue to encourage the prompt reporting of crimes and offer the following safety precautions:

  • If you notice anything suspicious, go to the nearest phone and call 911.
  • Carry a cell phone or other personal safety device.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings and of the activities of people around you.
  • Do not travel alone after dark; always walk with a friend or with a group.
  • Request a FREE SAFECATS student safety escort, or coordinate after-hours on-demand bus service by calling the University’s One Number coordinated student safety services program at 257-SAFE(7233).
  • Utilize the CATS Cruiser late night transportation service.  For information and routes uksga.org/programs-services/castscruiser
  • Park only in well lit areas.
  • Make statements with authority -- BACK-OFF! STOP! NO WAY!  Never comply with being moved to another location, FIGHT BACK!
  • If you choose to drink, be responsible!  Alcohol clouds decision making and increases confidence, a combination that often leads to risky situations.


Sexual Misconduct
August 26, 2011

In the interest of safety, the University of Kentucky issues this Crime Bulletin.
At approximately 1:40 am, UK Police were notified of an incident near the corner of Rose Street and Huguelet Drive.  The victim stated that she was returning from an off campus function when two males approached her and offered to walk her back to her dorm.  When the group reached the area of Rose and Huguelet both suspects forced the female to touch them.  One suspect started to pick the victim up and that is when a group of witnesses noticed something wrong.  The two suspects left the area and walked towards the Kirwan-Blanding complex.  Suspect 1 is described as a male, unknown race, 6’0 last seen wearing a white shirt with a stripe across the chest.  Suspect 2 is a Caucasian male 5’8 last seen wearing a white T-shirt or polo shirt.  Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the University of Kentucky Police at (859) 257-1616.

UK Police offer the following safety precautions:

  • If you notice anything suspicious, go to the nearest phone and call 911.
  • Carry a cell phone or other personal safety device.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings and of the activities of people around you.
  • Do not travel alone after dark; always walk with a friend or with a group.
  • Request a FREE SAFECATS student safety escort, or coordinate after-hours on-demand bus service by calling the University’s One Number coordinated student safety services program at 257-SAFE(7233).
  • Utilize the CATS Cruiser late night transportation service.  For information and routes uksga.org/programs-services/castscruiser
  • Park only in well lit areas.
  • Make statements with authority -- BACK-OFF! STOP! NO WAY!  Never comply with being moved to another location, FIGHT BACK!
  • If you choose to drink, be responsible!  Alcohol clouds decision making and increases confidence, a combination that often leads to risky situations.

If you have been a victim of violence, please contact the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center for confidential services, support and referrals. 859-257-3564.

Investigating Agency:
University of Kentucky Police Department
859/257-1616 or #UKPD (#8573) from a cell phone
Emergencies:  911



Fourth Degree Assault
April 18, 2011

In the interest of safety, the University of Kentucky issues the following Crime Bulletin.
UK Police are investigating a fourth degree assault.  At approximately 6:15 p.m. Monday, April 18, UK Police were notified of an incident that occurred in the basement of W.T. Young Library.  Since that time UK Police have learned of a similar incident that took place on the same day and location.  In both incidents the victims reported that the suspect crawled under the study desk and used an unknown object to puncture their feet.
The suspect is described as a white male, 5’8"-6’0", short hair (possible buzz hair cut), wearing a hat and bright orange shorts or shoes.  The suspect was last seen walking toward the vending machines in the library's basement. 
Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the University of Kentucky Police at (859) 257-1616 or #UKPD (#8573) from any cell phone.
UK Police offer the following safety precautions:
•           If you notice anything suspicious, go to the nearest phone and call 911.
•           Carry a cell phone or other personal safety device.
•           Always be aware of your surroundings and of the activities of people around you.
•           Do not travel alone after dark; always walk with a friend or with a group.
•           Request a FREE SAFECATS student safety escort or coordinate after-hours on-demand bus service by calling the University’s One Number coordinated student safety services program at 257-SAFE(7233).
•           Park only in well-lit areas.
•           Make statements with authority -- BACK-OFF! STOP! NO WAY!  Never comply with being moved to another location, FIGHT BACK!
•           If you choose to drink, be responsible!  Alcohol clouds decision making and increases confidence, a combination that often leads to risky situations.

If you have been a victim of violence, please contact the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center for confidential services, support and referrals. 859-257-3564.

Investigating Agency:
University of KY Police Dept
305 Euclid Ave
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: 859-257-1616
Emergencies:  911

 


Shots Fired
Feb 4, 2011

In the interest of safety, the University of Kentucky Police Department issues the following Crime Bulletin.

Shots were fired on South Limestone near CD Central between Avenue of Champions and Maxwell Street around 3 a.m. today.  At 4:35 a.m. UK Police issued an "All Clear" alert saying the emergency situation in that area was over and the campus community could resume normal activity.

UK Police say two individuals were sent to the hospital.  Lexington Police, who are investigating the incident, are looking for two black male suspects in a green Camaro or Monte Carlo last seen traveling north on Limestone.

Please use caution on campus and contact UK Police at 859-257-1616 if you have information about this incident or to report any suspicious activity.

UK Police offer the following safety precautions:

*  If you notice anything suspicious, go to the nearest phone and call 911.
*  Carry a cell phone or other personal safety device.
*  Always be aware of your surroundings and of the activities of people around you.
*  Do not travel alone after dark; always walk with a friend or with a group.
*  Request a FREE SAFECATS student safety escort, or coordinate after-hours on-demand bus service by calling the University's One Number coordinated student safety services program at 859-257-SAFE(7233).
* Request discounted taxi service through UK sponsored "Taxicats" at 859-381-TAXI (859-381-8294).
*  Park only in well lit areas.
*  Turn over any requested items (purse, wallet, etc.).
*  Make statements with authority -- BACK-OFF! STOP! NO-WAY!  Never comply with being moved to another location, FIGHT BACK!

If you have been a victim of violence, please contact the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center for confidential services, support and referrals, 859-257-3564.

Investigating Agency:
Lexington Division of Police
150 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: 859-258-3600
Emergencies:  911


 

 

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