Crime Bulletins

The purpose of crime bulletins is to alert the campus community promptly to potentially dangerous criminal situations on campus.  This provides the community with the time and information necessary to take appropriate precautions.  The decision to issue a timely warning is decided on a case-by-case basis by UKPD and is done so by taking into consideration the facts surrounding the crime, including the nature of the crime, continuing danger to the campus community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.   

Crime Bulletins

For a list of the Crime Bulletins for the past 7 years, click on the following link below.

2020 Crime Bulletins

Robbery

2020-01

February 12, 2020

 

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

The University of Kentucky Police Department (UKPD) received the following information in reference to a robbery that took place on UK property. UKPD is currently investigating this case. 

  • At approximately 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020, a robbery was reported at the intersection of Conn Terrace and South Limestone. A female was approached by an unknown male individual demanding that she drop her backpack while stating he had a knife and gun; neither weapon was displayed at the time of the robbery. Suspect took possession of the backpack and immediately left the scene while entering into the passenger side of the vehicle shown below. 
  • Suspect is described as a Latino male, mid-20s, approximately 5’6” – 5’8”, weighing 170-180 pounds. Subject was last seen wearing white tennis shoes, dark colored pants and a two-toned colored hooded sweatshirt.
  • Vehicle – early 2000s gold in color, Toyota Camry. 

 

  

University of Kentucky Police Department has issued this Crime Bulletin for the UK Community in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

If anyone has any information regarding these incidents, 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 any suspicious activities in or around your building to UKPD.
  • Assess your workspace for vulnerabilities. Report any issues to your building manager.
  • Lock all windows and doors while away.
  • Make sure that all lights, door locks, and window locks are in proper working order.
  • Maintain a thorough record of your valuables, to include: photographs, serial numbers, makes and models, etc.

 

Investigating Agency: University of Kentucky Police Department (859) 257-8573

2019 Crime Bulletins

RAPE

2019-06 

September 29, 2019 

 

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

On Sunday, September 29, 2019, UK Police Department received a report of a sexual assault on UK's campus. The rape was reported to have occurred between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. Sunday, September 29. A female student was allegedly assaulted by a male student in a residence hall on campus. The alleged suspect is known to the victim and the crime is currently being investigated.  

University of Kentucky Police Department has issued this Crime Bulletin for the UK Community in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. 

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. 

  • 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, if available. 

  • If possible, do not travel alone after dark; walk with a friend or with a group.   

  • Turn over any requested items (purse, wallet, etc). 

  • If you choose to drink, be responsible. Alcohol is never an excuse to hurt another person. 

  • 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. 859-257-3574. 

You may report any incident of harassment or sexual assault as a member of the UK Community to the Title IX Coordinator at 859-257-8927 or visit their website at http://www.uky.edu/eeo/ 

University of Kentucky Police Department (859) 257-8573 

 

 

ARSON

2019-04

August 11, 2019

 

In the interest of safety, the University of Kentucky Police Department has issued the following Crime Bulletin for the UK community at North Farms and the Spindletop area.

It was reported to UKPD that an intentional fire was started 3414 Spindletop Way, in a vacant concrete underground storage facility. The fire was extinguished and damage was contained to the building’s contents inside, not the structure.

University of Kentucky Police Department has issued this Crime Bulletin for the UK Community in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

Such acts are a violation of KRS 513.040 – Arson in the third degree, a Class D felony, and are punishable by up to five (5) years in prison. 

If anyone has any information regarding these incidents, 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.  
  • Download and use the LiveSafe App to 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. 859-257-3574.

University of Kentucky Police Department (859) 257-8573

 

 

ARSON

2019-03 

June 11, 2019 

 

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

It was reported to UKPD that an intentional fire was started at Crounse Hall, on the loading dock at approximately 3:34 a.m. Thursday, June 6.  No property damage occurred.   

University of Kentucky Police Department has issued this Crime Bulletin for the UK Community – WKCTC Campus in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. 

Such acts are a violation of KRS 513.040 – Arson in the third degree, a Class D felony, and are punishable by up to five (5) years in prison.  

If anyone has any information regarding these incidents, 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.   

  • Download and use the LiveSafe App to 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. 859-257-3574.

University of Kentucky Police Department (859) 257-8573 

 

2017 Crime Bulletins

ARSON 

2017-4 

August 16, 2017 

 

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

On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the University of Kentucky Police Department received a report of damage caused by a small fire to an elevator in Jewell Hall, 344 South Martin Luther King Blvd.  A paper flier that hung in the elevator was burned, also causing damage to the protective tarp that covers the elevator walls.  The flier was hung in the elevator on August 11, 2017 and the fire damage was noticed on August 15, 2017.  There was minimal damage and no injuries were reported.   

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. 

  • 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. 

University of Kentucky Police Department has issued this Crime Bulletin for the UK Community in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. 

If anyone has information to report about this incident, please contact UK Police at (859) 257-8573. 

 

Investigating Agency: 
University of Kentucky Police Department 
305 Euclid Avenue 
Lexington, KY 40506 
(859) 257-8573 
#UKPD (#8673) from a cell phone 
Emergencies:  911 

 

 

SEXUAL ABUSE 

2017-3 

April 27, 2017 

 

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

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, the University of Kentucky Police received a report of Sexual Abuse of a student on campus that occurred on April 26, 2017 during the time between 12:50 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.  It was reported that the student requested an Uber ride and entered the vehicle of the Uber car service driver at 12:50 a.m. from a local establishment for a ride back to her residence hall on campus.  The Uber driver passed the residence hall and proceeded to Parking Structure #2 at 301 Hilltop Ave.  The student reported being kissed and touched inappropriately on the outside of her clothing. The Uber vehicle is described as a red, 4-door, Chevrolet Spark. The driver is described to be a white male, approximately 33 years old, 5’10” tall and weighing 200 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. 

University of Kentucky Police Department has issued this Crime Bulletin for the UK Community in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. 

 

If anyone has information to report about 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. 

  • Be an active bystander.  If you think someone is at risk for sexual assault, consider it an emergency and get involved. 

  • Consent for sexual contact is not implied.  

  • Carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies. 

  • Download and use the LiveSafe Application 

  • Take the UKPD taught S.T.A.R.R class  

  • 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). 

  • Make statements with authority – “BACK-OFF! STOP! NO-WAY!” You deserve to be respected. 

 

You may report any incident of harassment or sexual assault as a member of the UK Community to the Title IX Coordinator at 859-257-8927 or visit their website at http://www.uky.edu/eeo/ 

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 entity is the University of Kentucky Police Department 859-257-8573. Emergencies:  911 

2015 Crime Bulletins

MOTOR SCOOTER THEFT

2015-05

October 6, 2015

 

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

 

· The University of Kentucky Police Department received a report of a stolen motor scooter from outside of Champions Court II on Monday, October 5, 2015.

· The University of Kentucky Police Department received a report of a stolen motor scooter from outside of Woodland Glen III on Tuesday, October 06, 2015.

· The University of Kentucky Police Department received a report of a stolen motor scooter from outside of Woodland Glen I around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 06, 2015.

 

The suspects are believed to be the same in each incident, two unidentified males. The first suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’10” and a heavier build, bald or short blonde hair, and wearing blue jeans and a grey hoodie. The second suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’ and average build, short dark or brown hair, and wearing jean shorts and a grey hoodie.

 

University of Kentucky Police Department has issued this Crime Bulletin for the UK community in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

 

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact UK Police 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; report suspicious activity to UK Police immediately. For emergencies, call 911.

· Whenever possible, avoid thefts of opportunity and secure property with locks. Opportunity theft is the direct result of property and valuables left unattended and unsecured, even for short periods of time, which provides a thief with the opportunity to steal your valuables.

· Maintain a thorough record of your valuables, to include photographs, serial numbers, makes and models, etc.

 

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:

 

University of Kentucky Police

305 Euclid Ave.

859-257-8573

#UKPD (8673) from a cell

Emergencies: 911

 

 

 

BICYCLE THEFTS

2015-04

September 8, 2015

 

In the interest of safety, the University of Kentucky Police Department has issued the following Crime Bulletin for the University of Kentucky Campus after identifying a pattern of thefts from the Champions Court I and II residence hall area.

· Between September 5, and September 8, 2015, the University of Kentucky Police Department received four reports of stolen bicycles from the bicycle racks at Champions Court I and Champions Court II.

Video surveillance shows a black male subject, with medium length hair, a possible beard and wearing dark shorts and an oversized white T-shirt stealing one bicycle from Champions Court II on September 5.

 

University of Kentucky Police Department has issued this Crime Bulletin for the UK community in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact UK Police 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; report suspicious activity to UK Police immediately. For emergencies, call 911.

· Whenever possible, avoid thefts of opportunity and secure property with locks. Opportunity theft is the direct result of property and valuables left unattended and unsecured, even for short periods of time, which provides a thief with the opportunity to steal your valuables.

· Maintain a thorough record of your valuables, including photographs, serial numbers, makes and models, etc.

 

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:

 

University of Kentucky Police

305 Euclid Ave.

859-257-8573

#UKPD (8673) from a cell

Emergencies: 911

 

 

 

MOTOR SCOOTER THEFT

2015-03 - UPDATE

August 10, 2015

 

In the interest of safety, the University of Kentucky Police Department has issued the following UPDATE to a Crime Bulletin originally issued July 23, 2015, for the University of Kentucky Campus. The original bulletin included the following:

 

· The University of Kentucky Police Department received a report of a stolen motor scooter from outside of Woodland Glen II on July 12, 2015.

· The University of Kentucky Police Department received a report of two stolen motor scooters from outside of the College of Nursing building on July 21, 2015.

· The University of Kentucky Police Department received a report of a stolen motor scooter from outside of W.T. Young Library on July 21, 2015.

 

Updated information on more recent motor scooter thefts:

 

· The University of Kentucky Police Department received a report of a stolen motor scooter from outside the Health Science Research Building on Veterans Drive August 4, 2015.

· The University of Kentucky Police Department received a report of a stolen motor scooter from outside of the College of Nursing building August 4, 2015.

· The University of Kentucky Police Department received a report of a stolen motor scooter from the employee parking lot near Nutter Training Facility August 7, 2015.

· The University of Kentucky Police Department received a report of an attempted motor scooter theft at Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) August 3, 2015. Two unidentified males attempted to break the locking mechanism. The first suspect was described as a white male, tall (6’ - 6’2”), thin build, and wearing a red T-shirt and baggie red shorts. The second suspect was described as a black male, medium height (5’9” – 5’11”), thin build, and wearing a black T-shirt and red shorts.

University of Kentucky Police Department has issued this Crime Bulletin for the UK community in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

 

If anyone has any information regarding these incidents, 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; report suspicious activity to UK Police immediately. For emergencies, call 911.

· Whenever possible, avoid thefts of opportunity and secure property with locks. Opportunity theft is the direct result of property and valuables left unattended and unsecured, even for short periods of time, which provides a thief with the opportunity to steal your valuables.

· Maintain a thorough record of your valuables, to include photographs, serial numbers, makes and models, etc.

 

Investigating Agency:

 

University of Kentucky Police

305 Euclid Ave.

859-257-8573

#UKPD (8673) from a cell

Emergencies: 911

 

 

AUTO VEHICLE THEFT

2015-02

January 16, 2015

 

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

 

The University of Kentucky Police Department received a report of a stolen vehicle from the Good Samaritan Parking Structure at 310 South Limestone on June 6, 2015. The victim reported that her purse was stolen from inside the hospital. It is surmised that the victim’s keys were used to then located and unlawfully remove the vehicle.

The Lexington Division of Police received a report of a stolen vehicle from the Jersey Street Employee Parking Lot on June 9, 2015. It was reported that the victim parked and locked her vehicle in the lot. When she returned approximately two hours later, the vehicle was missing.

The Lexington Division of Police received a report of a stolen vehicle from the intersection of Scott Street and Upper Street. The victim reports being flagged down by three male subjects who asked for a ride. When the subjects insisted on driving (stating that the victim was too intoxicated to drive), the victim relented. The four then drove to the intersection of Scott Street and Upper Street. Two of the male subjects and the victim got out of the vehicle. When she got out of the vehicle to get into the driver’s seat, the suspect drove away with her vehicle.

University of Kentucky Police Department has issued this Crime Bulletin for the UK Community in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact UK Police (859) 257-8573 or the Lexington Division of Police at (859) 258-3600

 

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; report suspicious activity to UK Police immediately. For emergencies, call 911.

· Whenever possible, avoid thefts of opportunity. Opportunity theft is the direct result of property and valuables left unattended and unsecured, even for short periods of time, which provides a thief with the opportunity to steal your valuables.

· Keep valuables out of sight and secured. If you cannot secure the items, carry them with you.

· Maintain a thorough record of your valuables, to include photographs, serial numbers, makes and models, etc.

 

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 Agencies:

 

University of Kentucky Police

305 Euclid Ave.

859-257-8573

#UKPD (8673) from a cell

Emergencies: 911

 

Lexington Division of Police

150 East Main Street

Lexington, KY 40507

(859) 258-3600

Emergencies: 911

 

 

 

ARSON

2015-01

February 9, 2015

 

In the interest of safety, the University of Kentucky Police Department has issued the following Crime Bulletin for the University of Kentucky North Farm Campus.

 

The University of Kentucky Police in partnership with the Lexington Fire Department Arson Investigation Bureau, is investigating a suspected Arson that occurred on February 7, 2015 between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. on the North Farm Campus. A barn located on the Coldstream Farm burned down, and witnesses reported seeing 4-6 Black Male Juveniles leaving the area around the time the fire started. All the subjects were reportedly wearing dark clothing with one subject wearing a yellow and green knit cap.

University of Kentucky Police Department has issued this Crime Bulletin for the UK Community in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

Such acts are a violation of KRS 513.040 – Arson in the third degree, a Class D felony, and are punishable by up to five (5) years in prison.

 

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact UK Police (859) 257-8573 or Lexington Fire at 859-231-5672.

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.

 

Investigating Agencies:

 

University of Kentucky Police

305 Euclid Ave.

859-257-8573

#UKPD (8673) from a cell

Emergencies: 911

 

Lexington Fire Department Arson Investigation Bureau

247 E. Second St.

859-231-5672