Timely Warnings & Crime Alerts

Per our Timely Warning Policy, the UNC Police Department may post new information on this page relating to situations on or off campus. If you have any questions concerning timely warnings, crime alerts, or any information you feel could warrant a timely warning or crime alert, please contact the UNC Police Department at (970) 351-2245.

Timely warnings & Crime Alerts are displayed on this page for six months. After six months, they can be viewed in the archive.


February 7, 2017

Local law enforcement authorities today arrested a man matching the description of a person of interest identified in a crime reported Saturday, Feb. 4, in Wilson Hall.

The person taken into custody on unrelated charges was shown on UNC surveillance footage entering and exiting the residence hall around the time a student reported being unlawfully touched while taking a shower. UNC PD had been following up on leads reported to them after a crime alert with surveillance images was emailed to campus Saturday afternoon.

We believe the suspect in the case may have entered Wilson Hall by following a resident into the building, which is locked and requires card access 24 hours a day to enter. As a safety precaution, the campus community is reminded to avoid providing building access to strangers who lack permission to be inside secure areas.

The UNC Police Department extends its thanks to the campus community for tips and cooperation in helping the investigation.


Dennis Pumphrey
UNC Chief of Police


February 4, 2017

Law enforcement authorities are requesting public assistance to locate a person of interest in a crime reported Saturday, Feb. 4.

At about 11:40 a.m. Saturday, a student was using the women’s common showers in Wilson Hall.  As she was showering, a man, whom she did not recognize, entered the shower stall and unlawfully touched her. After doing so, he immediately left the area and the student called police.

Authorities are searching for the man, who is described as white or Hispanic with medium-colored skin, approximately 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 inches, with black or dark brown hair.

Attached are three photos of a man whom police would like to interview regarding this incident.  He isn’t considered a suspect at this time, but was in the building during the reported time frame. If you recognize this person, please contact the UNC Police Department at (970) 351-2245.

Additionally, if you saw anyone loitering or acting suspiciously around the central campus residence halls on Saturday morning between 11 a.m. and noon, please contact the UNC Police.

Housing and Residential Education staff are aware of the situation and front desks have been notified to be on the lookout for the individual. All UNC halls require UNC card access to enter and are locked 24 hours a day.

The photos of the person of interest are also available by clicking the links below:

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Dennis Pumphrey
UNC Chief of Police


December 5, 2016

Crime Alert: Greeley Police are investigating the report of an attempted robbery near campus. A UNC student reported that three men approached him Friday night, Dec. 2, in the 1800 block of 10th Avenue and demanded he empty his pockets. He said one of the suspects had a knife in hand. The student was able to leave the area without incident and didn’t see which direction the suspects went.

The suspects are described as two white males, one 6-foot and the other 5-foot and stocky; and a black male about 6-foot-2. The taller white male was reported to have an unknown style of knife in hand. There is limited information regarding this case, which is still under investigation by Greeley Police.

UNC Police remind campus to be alert and aware of their surroundings. Stay in well-lighted areas when walking at night. Call UNC Police at 970-351-2245 for an escort if you’re uncomfortable walking on campus after dark. Be sure to program that number into your cell phone and call UNC Police when you notice a suspicious activity or person on campus.

Also, please be advised that there’s been an increase in thefts from vehicles parked on campus in the past week.  There have been two arrests and two other contacts on persons lingering in parking lots. Reports indicate that suspects are pulling door handles to determine if a vehicle is unlocked. If the vehicle is unlocked they enter and steal anything of value, including spare change and minor personal items.

Please be sure to lock your vehicle and remove any obvious items of value. If you are taking any items home over break, avoid the temptation to pre-pack your vehicle. Although hours of darkness are the most likely times of such activity, this may happen at any time during the day. Be sure to call UNC Police at 970-351-2245 if you see any suspicious activity or suspicious persons in the parking lots.