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.

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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