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Timely Warning Archive

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 the timely warnings, or any information you feel could warrant a timely warning, please contact the UNC Police Department at (970) 351-2245.

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July 12, 2013

 

The UNC Police Department in cooperation with the Greeley Police Department want to make you aware of a possible robbery that was reported on campus Friday, July 12,  in the 1700 block of 10th Avenue near Frasier Hall.
The suspect, a passenger in a mid-to-late 90s green or teal Pontiac Grand Am/Prix, reportedly punched a woman walking in the area and took her purse and cellphone. He’s described as Hispanic, in his mid-to-late 20s with a pockmarked face, with no facial hair and a strong accent.  He was wearing a black hat and shirt.
The victim, who is not a member of the campus community, was taken to the hospital and notified police several hours after the reported incident.
If anyone has any information or was in the area near 5 a.m., please contact the UNC Police Department at 970-351-2245.

We would also like to take a moment to mention some basic safety reminders to keep in mind while at UNC.

• Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
• Don’t get so engrossed in text messaging or smartphone surfing that you forget to look around.
• Walk with others at night.
• Stay in frequently traveled, well-lighted, open areas.
• Walk confidently.
• Call 351-2245 for an escort if you’re uncomfortable walking on campus after dark.
• Carry a personal alarm or safety whistle.
• Know where campus emergency phones are. See http://www.unco.edu/uncmap/index.aspx?l=5
• Lock your house or residence hall room, and follow rules to limit residence hall access.
• Don’t carry large amounts of cash or credit cards.
• Have your keys ready when walking to your car or home.
• Be cautious of strangers.
• If you believe someone is following you, go where there are other people.
• Trust your intuition if you feel a situation is unsafe.
• Don’t hesitate to call police.
Alcohol is also a significant factor in many crimes. Students who are drinking are more likely to be involved in criminal activity. We strongly encourage you to make safe and healthy choices when it comes to alcohol consumption.

For information about UNC PD crime prevention programs, visit http://www.unco.edu/police/crimeprevention.html
Sincerely,
Dennis Pumphrey
UNC Chief of Police


June 6, 2013

 

Dear Campus Community,
On Wednesday, June 5, at approximately 10:30 p.m., two UNC students were threatened near 17th Street and 6th Avenue.
The students were walking eastbound when they saw an older white vehicle, possibly a Toyota Camry, pull to the side of the road.  Two Hispanic males exited the vehicle, one carrying a baseball bat, and approached the students.  When the male carrying the baseball bat told the students to “come here,” the students ran.
The Hispanic males got into the car and attempted to follow the students, but the students got inside a house before further confrontation.
The Hispanic males are both in their mid- to late- 20s and both had shaved heads.  The male with the baseball bat was wearing a baggy white T-shirt.  The second male was wearing a black T-shirt.
The Greeley Police Department is also investigating calls of suspicious activity and thefts from vehicles in that area overnight Wednesday.  Currently it is unknown if the cases are related.
The University Police Department will continue to patrol the areas adjacent to campus and will ‘be on the lookout’ for that vehicle and described individuals.  We ask you to call in any suspicious activity, vehicle or person to your local police agency or the University Police when on campus property.

For information about UNC PD crime prevention programs, visit http://www.unco.edu/police/crimeprevention.html

Sincerely,
Dennis Pumphrey
Chief, UNC Police Department


May 7, 2013

 

Dear Campus Community,

UNC Police responded to a report of an assault at 10:14 p.m. Monday, May 6, on the south side of the University Center near “B” Lot. A student reported being knocked to the ground by a group of 2-3 males who then checked the student’s pockets. The suspects fled the area without taking anything. No weapons were reported to be involved in the incident. The student received only minor injuries. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact UNC PD at (970) 351-2245.

Update:

This case is closed.  After further investigation it was determined that there is no threat to our campus community based on this report.


November 28, 2012


Please be advised of the following information:

Click here to download the Crime Alert Flyer (pdf document)

The individual in this flyer is a suspect in multiple bike thefts from campus if you see him do not attempt to contact him on your own, please contact UNC Police immediately at (970) 351-2245.


October 12, 2012


Please be advised of the following information:

The UNC Police Department has responded this week to multiple reports of stolen bikes and thefts of wallet and purses from unlocked offices and hallways.

I want to take this moment to remind our community that the majority of thefts on campus are crimes of opportunity. In cases where valuables were in common areas or unlocked offices, an individual can often steal the property in a matter of seconds.

The bike thefts have occurred throughout campus at varying times, but the purse and wallet thefts from offices have occurred most often during the day. To protect purses and wallets, make sure that you lock your office, car or room when you are away. Try to keep valuables with you or secured in a locked drawer.

To secure your bikes, use a U-lock or heavy cable. Although a determined thief can still successfully work through these items, most individuals will be deterred and it will minimize the opportunity for theft.

UNCPD has engaged in a specific crime deterrent plan to address the recent thefts, but our success also relies heavily on our community. Please take the time to make sure your valuables are secured, and contact the police department at (970) 351-2245 regarding anything you may see that seems out of place or suspicious. This would include a person lingering at a bike rack and looking at various bikes, or an individual walking through a hallway trying the handle on closed doors.

Dennis Pumphrey
UNC Chief of Police


September 6, 2012


Dear Campus Community,

I’d like to take a moment to remind you about personal safety at the start of the new semester. The Greeley Police Department has notified us that a suspect was arrested Sept. 4 after a witness reported a man with a cell phone or camera peeping into the ground floor of a residence near campus in the 1600 block of 10th Avenue. GPD continues to actively investigate. If you have information regarding this case, please contact GPD at (970) 350-9605 during regular business hours and ask to speak with the investigations section. After hours, please call dispatch at (970) 350-9600 and a police officer will contact you.

UNC Police patrol campus 24 hours a day and also work closely with the Greeley Police Department in neighborhoods around campus. Please report anything suspicious on campus to UNC Police at 351-2245. Suspicious off-campus activity should be reported to Greeley Police at 350-9600. Please program both numbers in your cell phone.

Here are some additional tips for staying safe:

• Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
• Don’t get so engrossed in text messaging or smartphone surfing that you forget to look around.
• Walk with others at night.
• Stay in frequently traveled, well-lighted, open areas.
• Walk confidently.
• Call 351-2245 for an escort if you’re uncomfortable walking on campus after dark.
• Carry a personal alarm or safety whistle.
• Know where campus emergency phones are. See http://www.unco.edu/uncmap/index.asp?o=a&v=b&level=1&section=1&secalpha=a
• Lock your house or residence hall room, and follow rules to limit residence hall access.
• Don’t carry large amounts of cash or credit cards.
• Have your keys ready when walking to your car or home.
• Be cautious of strangers.
• If you believe someone is following you, go where there are other people.
• Trust your intuition if you feel a situation is unsafe.
• Don’t hesitate to call police.

Alcohol is also a significant factor in many crimes. Students who are drinking are more likely to be involved in criminal activity. We strongly encourage you to make safe and healthy choices when it comes to alcohol consumption.

For information about UNC PD crime prevention programs, visit http://www.unco.edu/police/crimeprevention.html

Sincerely,
Dennis Pumphrey
Chief, UNC Police Department


November 28, 2011


UNC Police are investigating a confrontation that led to a stabbing early morning Sunday, Nov. 27, near Carter Hall. The victim, who is not a member of the campus community, was treated and released from the hospital. The victim was walking with a group near the intersection of 9th Avenue and 17th Street when the confrontation began. Authorities are searching for the suspect, described as a white Caucasian male with brown hair, 18-23 years old, 160-180 pounds, between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-10 and wearing jeans and a black hoodie over a black T-shirt. If you have any information about the incident or saw anyone fitting this description near Carter Hall between 1:30-2 a.m. Sunday, please contact the UNC Police Department at (970) 351-2245

Mikel Longman, UNC Chief of Police


November 9, 2011


Joel Chairez

In cooperation with Greeley Police, we are notifying members of the campus community of the below information. Please share it with those who do not receive e-mail:

The Greeley Police has issued a warrant for a UNC student who is not currently enrolled in classes. Joel Chairez-Munoz Jr. is wanted in connection with an off-campus murder investigation. He is suspected of killing a pedestrian after driving his car into a group of five people outside an off-campus establishment early Nov. 6.

Chairez-Munoz has been issued campus-wide no-trespassing orders and is not welcome on campus. If you see him, or know of his whereabouts, please contact Greeley Police at (970) 350-9600 or UNC Police at (970) 351-2245, or dial 911.

For more information, please see Greeley Police Department's Wanted Person flyer for Joel Chairez-Munoz.


September 14, 2011


Please be advised of the following safety information and share it with those who do not receive e-mail:

Greeley Police received a report of a burglary about 3 a.m. Sept. 14 at an off-campus residence in the 1000 block of Cranford Street near Gunter Hall. The victim described the suspect as a short, Hispanic male, approximately 20-25 years of age, with a thin build and wearing red shorts and a gray tank top. He entered her residence through an unlocked door while she was asleep. She awoke to see the suspect taking property from her room and fleeing.

UNC Police remind members of the university community to take safety precautions to help minimize exposure to crime. When living in an off-campus residence, keep porch lights or motion detectors on at night if available. Be sure to lock your doors and windows. If you leave a window open for circulation, secure the window so it cannot be opened more than a few inches. This can be done with a metal, wooden, or PVC pipe cut to allow three to four inches of movement for sliding glass windows and doors.

If you live in the campus residence halls, make sure your door is closed and locked when you leave the room or when you are showering or sleeping. Do not allow strangers to follow you in through the main doors of the hall. Report suspicious persons or activity to the University Police Department at (970) 351-2245 (and if you haven't already, program this number into your cell phone).

A few other important safety precautions you can take:

  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
  • Be cautious of strangers.
  • Walk with others at night and stay in frequently traveled, well-lighted, open areas. Call UNC Police at (970) 351-2245 to request an escort if you're uncomfortable walking alone at night.
  • Don't get so engrossed in text messaging or using your cell phone or audio player that you forget to look around.

Mikel Longman, UNC Chief of Police


August 9, 2011


Please be advised of the following information and share it with those who do not receive e-mail:

UNC Police are investigating a reported purse snatching that occurred about 2 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. A UNC student reported that a white male wearing a black hoodie stole her bag while she was walking on central campus north of the residence halls. There were no reports of injuries and no weapons were involved.

In light of this information, I’d like to remind you of some safety precautions:

  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
  • Be cautious of strangers.
  • Walk with others at night and stay in frequently traveled, well-lighted, open areas. Call UNC Police at (970) 351-2245 to request an escort if you’re uncomfortable walking alone at night.
  • Don't get so engrossed in text messaging or using your cell phone or audio player that you forget to look around.

To report a suspected crime, suspicious activity, or any information that may assist in a criminal investigation, please contact UNCPD at 351-2245.

Mikel Longman
UNC Chief of Police


April 19, 2011

** Safety Alert **

Eric Kinder

UNC Police have been notified of former student Eric Kinder's release from custody. Law enforcement authorities still consider the 43-year-old former graduate student a potential threat to the university community. Kinder was sentenced today regarding his guilty plea to felony menacing charges. As part of his sentence, Kinder remains banned from campus, cannot have contact with the university and is prohibited from being within 100 yards of university property. If he's seen on or near campus, call UNC PD at 970-351-2245.

Click here for more information and photos.


March 11, 2011


Please be advised of the following information and share it with those who do not receive e-mail

UNC Police are investigating a reported sexual assault. On Friday morning at approximately 1:00 AM, a female reported that she was walking from the University Center through the 11th Avenue tunnel when she was approached by three males west of the tunnel. According to the victim the three males briefly engaged in conversation with her, and then grabbed her and forcibly moved her to another location nearby. The victim was sexually assaulted and was then released. The males then ran from the location and the victim contacted authorities.

The males are described as follows:

  • White male, approximately 5'08", 185 lbs, with dark brown hair and a beard.
  • White male, approximately 6', 180 lbs, with sandy brown hair.
  • Black male, approximately 6' to 6'02, about 180 lbs, with black hair.

The University Police Department has increased patrols in the area, and has notified surrounding law enforcement agencies regarding this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this case, or if you were in the area of the University Center and the 11th Avenue tunnel between midnight and 1:30 AM this morning, please contact UNC police at (970) 351-2245 and ask for Investigations.

Safety Reminder

UNC Police patrol campus 24 hours a day and also work closely with the Greeley Police Department in neighborhoods around campus. Report suspicious on-campus activity, or request a police escort while walking on campus after dark, to UNC Police at 970-351-2245. Suspicious off-campus activity should be reported to Greeley Police at 970-350-9600. Please program both numbers in your cell phone. Click here for a map of campus emergency phones. As always, use 911 in an emergency.

For a list of frequently used crime prevention programs on campus, visit http://www.unco.edu/police/crimeprevention.html.


February 7, 2011


Please be advised of the following information and share it with those who do not receive e-mail:

The Greeley Police Department has informed us of an investigation involving an off-campus shooting that occurred Sunday, Feb. 6, near 10th Avenue Court and 25th Street. There is no indication that anyone from the campus community was involved or targeted. In light of this information, we'd like to remind you of some safety precautions:

  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
  • Be cautious of strangers and vehicles traveling at speeds faster or slower than normal traffic.
  • Walk with others at night and stay in frequently traveled, well-lighted, open areas.
  • Don't get so engrossed in text messaging or your cell phone or MP3 player that you forget to look around.

Please remember if you see a suspicious person or activity on campus to contact the UNC Police Department at 351-2245. If you haven't already, please program this number into your cell phone. Call the Greeley Police Department at 350-9600 to report a suspicious person or activity off campus. Always use 911 in the event of an emergency. For a list of frequently used crime prevention programs on campus, www.unco.edu/police/crimeprevention


January 19, 2011


Please be advised of the following information and share it with those who do not receive e-mail:

Greeley Police are investigating an off-campus robbery that occurred the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 18, near the intersection of 10th Avenue and 19th Street. A UNC student walking in the area reported that an unarmed suspect stole her bag, knocking her to the ground. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 19 to 20 years old with a thin build and shaved head. He was wearing a red hoodie and baggy jeans. He may have had a nose ring. Following the incident, the suspect got into a “cherry red,” newer model Ford Focus, and drove westbound on 19th Street toward 11th Avenue.

In light of this information, I’d like to remind you of some safety precautions:

  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
  • Be cautious of strangers.
  • Walk with others at night and stay in frequently traveled, well-lighted, open areas. Call UNC Police at (970) 351-2245 to request an escort if you’re uncomfortable walking alone at night.
  • Don't get so engrossed in text messaging or using your cell phone or audio player that you forget to look around.

To report a suspected crime, suspicious activity, or any information that may assist in a criminal investigation, please contact UNCPD at 351-2245.

Mikel Longman
UNC Chief of Police


December 20, 2010

Johnny Cardova

The Greeley Police Department Sexually Violent Predator Community Notification Program released a notification that Johnny Cardoz, an individual classified as a sexually violent predator, has moved to 1809 7th Avenue in Greeley, a location near campus.

Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) requires local law enforcement to notify the community when a sex offender who meets the criteria for "Sexually Violent Predator" will be moving into and living in their community. Local law enforcement has no legal authority to prohibit sex offenders from living in a community.

For additional information, please see GPD's Sexually Violent Predator Community Notification Bulletin for Johnny Cardoz (pdf link).


October 26, 2010

** Safety Alert **

Eric Kinder

Greeley Police arrested a former UNC graduate student, who was armed at the time and had multiple handguns in his home, during an incident at his off-campus residence in the 2100 block of 8th Avenue on the evening of October 26th. Eric Kinder, 43, is in custody and faces felony menacing charges stemming from his confrontation with police. Kinder was issued a campus no trespass order, meaning he is not welcome on campus at any time upon his release.

Click here for more information.


February 25, 2010

UNC Police are searching for a suspect on bike who allegedly struck with an unknown object a pedestrian walking in the 11th Avenue tunnel that connects central and west campus. The victim was alert and talking to authorities following this morning's incident. The male suspect may be riding a bike and wearing a black hat and black-knitted scarf over his face. UNC Police have increased patrols in the area - for now, campus is encouraged to cross 11th Avenue at the stoplight at 22nd Street. If you have any information about this incident, or see a suspicious person or activity on campus, please call UNC Police at (970) 351-2245. If you haven't already, please program this number into your cell phone. As always, use 911 in an emergency.

In light of this information, we would like to remind you of some safety precautions:

  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
  • Be cautious of strangers.
  • Walk with others at night and stay in frequently traveled, well-lighted, open areas. Call UNC Police at (970) 351-2245 to request an escort if you're uncomfortable walking alone at night.
  • Don't get so engrossed in text messaging or using your cell phone or audio player that you forget to look around.

February 5, 2009

The Greeley Police Department has informed us of an investigation involving an off-campus shooting near 17th Street and 7th Avenue. There is no indication that anyone from the campus community was involved or targeted and no serious injuries were reported. In light of this information, we'd like to remind you of some safety precautions:

  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
  • Be cautious of strangers.
  • Walk with others at night and stay in frequently traveled, well-lighted, open areas. Call UNC Dispatch at 351-2245 to request an escort if you're uncomfortable walking alone at night.
  • Don't get so engrossed in text messaging or iPod surfing you forget to look around.

Please remember if you see a suspicious person or activity on campus to contact the UNC Police Department at 351-2245. If you haven't already, please program this number into your cell phone. Call the Greeley Police Department at 350-9600 to report a suspicious person or activity off campus. Always use 911 in the event of an emergency. Click here to see a list of frequently used crime prevention programs on campus.


The UNC Police would like to offer these tips to keep you from being a victim of a fraud:

The campus community is reminded to be vigilant following arrests police made in connection with a money-making scheme. No weapons were used and no injuries were reported. In the case, suspects approached members of campus and asked for assistance. They then promised money in return for help in attempting to fraudulently cash checks. While this appears to be an isolated incident, police advise being cautious when approached by strangers. Never agree to provide strangers with rides in your vehicle, personal information or money in exchange for what appears to be something of equal value. If you witness suspicious activity on campus, immediately call UNC Police at 351-2245. Suspicious off-campus activity should be reported to Greeley Police at 350-9600.


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