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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
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

Dennis Pumphrey
Chief, UNC Police Department

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