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2013 Public Safety Notices

Indecent Exposure
November 22, 2013
Public Safety Notice

The University of Kentucky values a safe community for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. In the interest of safety, the University of Kentucky Police Department is issuing this Public Safety Notice.   
On November 22, 2013, UK Police received a delayed report involving an incident of indecent exposure at the Rose Street Garage (Parking Structure #2). The incident is reported to have occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2013.
The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s with brown hair, 6’0” tall, approximately 150 lbs., and was last seen wearing a green shirt, blue jeans, and a black backpack. The female victim reported that the suspect exposed himself in the second story stairwell of the Rose Street Garage, and was last seen heading up the stairwell to the third floor.
UK Police have increased patrols in the area. Should you have information with regard to the incident detailed above, please contact UK Police at 859-257-8573.
In the interest of promoting a safe and secure campus environment, UK Police wishes to take this opportunity to remind you of the following safety precautions:
· If you see something suspicious, call UK Police immediately.
· Whenever possible, carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.
· Never get into a car with anyone you do not know.
· Do not travel alone after dark; whenever possible, walk with a friend or with a group.
· 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


From: UK Police
Date: October 29, 2013
Subject: Public Safety Notice

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, University of Kentucky Police Department has issued the following Public Safety Notice for the UK Community.

On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, UK Police Department was informed that the following crime, which has occurred on the UK campus, is being investigated by the Lexington Division of Police:

At approximately 11:00 pm on the date of Saturday, October 26, 2013, an armed robbery was reported to have occurred near the parking lot located on Scott Street on the Newtown Crossing walkway.  The male victim was approached by three male suspects.  One of the suspects presented what was described as a black semi-automatic firearm and pushed it toward the victim’s stomach.  This suspect is described to be a black male in his early 20’s with ear-length dreadlocks.  A description of the other three suspects was not available; however, the victim reported they searched his pockets.  The suspects robbed the victim of his personal property, including a credit card and a cell phone. The suspects fled the scene in the direction of the Taylor building.      
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact Lexington Division of Police at (859) 258-3600 or UK Police at (859) 257-8573.
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. 
  • 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.


SUSPICIOUS FIRE INCIDENT

October 26, 2013

In the interest of safety, the University of Kentucky Police Department has issued the following Public Safety Notice for the UK community.          

  • It was reported to UK Police that a fire had occurred on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at approximately 10:30 PM on the 14th floor of Blanding Tower Residence Hall.  A student resident reported smelling smoke in the hallway near the elevators of the 14th floor, witnessed a poster board that was hanging on the wall on fire, and quickly extinguished the fire.  It is unclear how long the poster board was on fire before it was discovered and if there were any witnesses or suspects to this incident.  No injuries have been reported as a result of this occurrence.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact UK Police at (859) 257-8573.
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.
  • Report suspicious persons loitering around facilities.
  • Carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.
  • In the event that you smell smoke, dial 911 immediately. 
  • If you locate a fire, pull a fire alarm and then dial 911. Do NOT attempt to extinguish a fire unless you are properly trained to do so.
  • Anytime a fire alarm is activated, EVACUATE the building immediately.
  • Know the primary and secondary escape routes for each of your locations, should an actual fire occur. 

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.


From:  UK Police
Date:  October 21, 2013
Subject:  Public Safety Notice
In the interest of safety, University of Kentucky Police Department has issued a Public Safety Notice.  The UK Police Department has been informed that the following crime, which occurred near UK’s campus, is being investigated by the Lexington Division of Police:
At approximately 11:30 PM on Sunday, October 20th, 2013, a male victim was shot twice, causing serious injuries, as he entered a residence on Westwood Drive near Elizabeth Street.  It is possible there were two suspects, who approached him from behind.  The suspect(s) fled the area immediately and remain at large.  One suspect is described as a black male wearing jeans and a red shirt with long dreadlocks pulled back into a ponytail. 
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact Lexington Division of Police at (859) 258-3600 or UK Police at (859) 257-8573.
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. 
· 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 during the fall and spring semesters 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


Indecent Exposure
May 30, 2013

Public Safety Notice:


University of Kentucky values a safe community for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors.  At approximately 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013, UK Police received a report of an incident involving indecent exposure at Patterson Office Tower on the 6th floor.
The suspect is described as a 5’9” black male in his early 20s.  He has short black hair, a slender build, approximately 160 lbs., and was wearing a navy blue polo shirt and green baggy pants. The female victim reported that the suspect exposed himself from a doorway on the 6th floor of Patterson Office Tower and was last seen running down the hallway.
UK Police have increased patrols in the area. Should you have information with regard to the incident detailed above, please contact UK Police at (859) 257-8573. In the interest of promoting a safe and secure campus environment, UK Police wishes to take this opportunity to remind you of the following safety precautions:
· If you see something suspicious, call UK Police immediately.
· Whenever possible, carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.
· Never get into a car with anyone you do not know.
· Do not travel alone after dark; walk with a friend or with a group.
· 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


From: UK Police
Date: April 24, 2013
Subject: Public Safety Notice
University of Kentucky values a safe community for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors.  At approximately 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 UK Police received a report of an incident involving an indecent exposure in the Columbia Avenue parking lot behind the W.T. Young Library.  UK Police received three similar reports earlier this month; the first on April 5, 2013, another on April 7, 2013, and the third on April 19, 2013.  Each of these incidents involves what is believed to be the same suspect.
The suspect is described as a possible Middle Eastern male with dark short curly/wavy hair, 5’7" with a round shaped face and a full stomach, between 25-30 years of age.  During the first two incidents, the suspect was reportedly driving a blue or black two-door Honda sedan with tinted windows.
The most recent incident, on April 23, 2013, a female student reported she was in the campus parking lot off of Columbia Avenue behind the W. T. Young Library when the suspect requested directions.  The victim reported the suspect exposed himself from the vehicle.   The victim reported the vehicle as a four-door, silver Honda Accord or Civic.
UK Police are increasing patrols in the area. Should you have information with regard to the incident detailed above, please contact UK Police at (859) 257-8573. In the interest of promoting a safe and secure campus environment, UK Police wishes to take this opportunity to remind you of the following safety precautions:
·If you can do so safely, please obtain a license plate number or take a picture of the vehicle with your cell phone and report it to police immediately.
· If you see something suspicious, call UK Police immediately.
· Whenever possible, carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.
· Never get into a car with anyone you do not know.
· Do not travel alone after dark; walk with a friend or with a group.
· 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


From: UK Police
Date: April 19, 2013
Subject: Public Safety Notice
University of Kentucky values a safe community for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors.  At approximately 8:22 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013, UK Police received a report of an incident involving indecent exposure on Columbia Terrace.  UK Police received two similar reports earlier this month; the first on April 5, 2013 and another on April 7, 2013.  Each of these incidents involves what is believed to be the same suspect.
The suspect is described as a possible Middle Eastern male with dark short curly/wavy hair, 5’7" with a round shaped face and a full stomach, between 25-30 years of age.  This suspect was reportedly driving a blue, two-door Honda sedan with tinted windows.
The most recent incident, on April 19, 2013, a female student reported she was in the R-5 campus parking lot off of Columbia Terrace when the suspect requested directions to Nicholasville Road.  The victim reported the suspect exposed himself from the vehicle; wearing a gray t-shirt with red lettering and no pants.
UK Police are increasing patrols in the area. Should you have information with regard to the incident detailed above, please contact UK Police at (859) 257-8573. In the interest of promoting a safe and secure campus environment, UK Police wishes to take this opportunity to remind you of the following safety precautions:
· If you see something suspicious, call UK Police immediately.
· Whenever possible, carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.
· Never get into a car with anyone you do not know.
· Do not travel alone after dark; walk with a friend or with a group.
· 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


From: UK Police
Date: April 7, 2013
Subject: Public Safety Notice
University of Kentucky values a safe community for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors.  Recently UK Police were made aware of two incidents involving indecent exposure and one incident of a suspicious act involving what is believed to be the same suspect in the South Campus Area.
The suspect is described as a possible Hispanic or Middle Eastern male with dark short curly/wavy hair, 5’7" with a round shaped face and a full stomach, between 25-30 years of age.  This suspect was reportedly driving a dark sedan with repair work on the left side of the vehicle. 
 On April 5, 2013, two separate victims reported the suspect described above stopped in his vehicle and requested directions, and as the victims approached to give directions, the suspect exposed himself while sitting in the vehicle.
On April 7, 2013, at approximately 9:30 p.m. a female student reported she was in one of the campus parking lots on Woodland Avenue when she was approached by the suspect described above and asked for directions to Nicholasville Road.  The student reported that the suspect approached her and reached to remove his pants, but stopped when she began to make a phone call.  The suspect then turned and walked away toward the intersection of Hilltop Avenue and University Drive.  
UK Police are increasing patrols in the area. Should you have information with regard to the incident detailed above, please contact UK Police at (859) 257-8573. In the interest of promoting a safe and secure campus environment, UK Police wishes to take this opportunity to remind you of the following safety precautions:

  • If you see something suspicious, call UK Police immediately.
  • Whenever possible, carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.
  • Never get into a car with anyone you do not know.
  • Do not travel alone after dark; walk with a friend or with a group.
  • 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.


From: UK Police
Date: March 19, 2013
Subject: Public Safety Notice
University of Kentucky values a safe community for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Earlier today, UK Police were made aware of a suspicious incident in the area of the Smith Hall.
A witness reported to UK Police that at around 02:15pm today, she saw two white male subjects approach a female subject outside of Smith Hall. The witness reported to police that one of the male subjects grabbed the female subject’s shoulder, to which the female subject then turned and kicked the male subject. Both male subjects fled south, in the direction towards the Johnson Recreational Center.
The witness described the subject who grabbed the female subject as white male of average build, 40 to 50 years of age, approximately 6 feet tall with long gray hair, wearing a black hat, a long green trench coat, and a black shoulder bag.
The witness described the second subject as white male of average build, 40 to 50 years of age, approximately 6 feet tall wearing a black jacket and a black shoulder bag.
At this point, no one has reported being a victim of the incident. Should you have information with regard to this incident, please contact UK Police at (859) 257-8573.
In the interest of promoting a safe and secure campus environment, UK Police wishes to take this opportunity to remind you of the following safety precautions:

  • If you see something suspicious, call UK Police immediately.
  • Whenever possible, carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.
  • Never get into a car with anyone you do not know.
  • Do not travel alone after dark; walk with a friend or with a group.
  • 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.



 

 

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