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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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March 15, 2018

Law enforcement authorities are searching for a suspect wanted in connection to a report of an attempted sexual assault this morning. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 foot 3 inches tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing black-rimmed glasses, a mint or mossy colored hoodie sweatshirt and black jeans. He had a backpack and was traveling on a black mountain bike with a red-and-white flashing light mounted on the front.

 If you have If you have any information regarding this suspect, please immediately contact UNC PD at (970) 351-2245.

 UNC and Greeley Police responded to the report at 6:45 a.m. A person walking on campus during the pre-dawn hours was approached repeatedly by the unknown suspect, who assaulted her on the west side of the University Center after she told him to leave her alone following attempted conversations by the suspect. The suspect fled northeast on his bike toward 10th Avenue and 20th Street. Greeley and UNC Police canvassed campus and didn’t locate him.

 UNC Police want to remind the campus community to report any instance of unusual encounters or suspicious behavior by calling the department at 970-351-2245. You’re encouraged to program that number into your mobile phone. Some other precautions you can take:

  • Request a UNC police escort if you’re uncomfortable walking alone on campus by calling the department
  • If you believe someone is following you, go where there are other people.
  • Carry a personal alarm or whistle. 
  • Know where campus emergency poles are. See the Campus Emergency Pole Map.
  • Trust your intuition if you feel a situation is unsafe.
  • In addition, RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, provides tips for staying safe on college campuses.  

 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. 

Dennis Pumphrey
UNC Chief of Police