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Campus Crime Alerts, Notifications, and Advisories

Public Safety Advisory UPDATE – October 18, 2014

Tampering with Fire Alarm Devices-Elmwood Hall-Case Number 14-866-OF

The Department of Public Safety is providing an update to the Timely Warning sent yesterday.

All missing fire detection devices at Elmwood Hall have been replaced and the system is in full operational readiness. 

It is important to note that some of the missing devices have been located in an unoccupied rooms on the third floor of Elmwood. Fire safety requires the vigilance and active engagement by the entire community. Community members are asked to immediately report any problems with any exit sign, fire panel or device to DPS.

A criminal investigation is being conducted by DPS. Anyone with information concerning this crime or any suspicious behavior should immediately contact DPS a 508-999-9191, use the silent witness line at 508.999.8477, or fill out the confidential form at http://www.umassd.edu/publicsafety/silentwitnesstipline/

 

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Public Safety Advisory -

The Department of Public Safety is advising the community of a series of car break-ins that occurred in our parking lots during the late morning and early afternoon hours of Tuesday, October 7 ,2014. Taken from the vehicles were backpacks, portable electronic devices and personal items left in the vehicle passenger compartments. These thefts occurred at the following locations: Lot 2, Dorm Lot B and and the Pine Dale Lot.

Community members are advised to properly secure all items out of sight, especially electronic devices and valuables, by or placing them in a locked compartment such as the vehicle trunk, or taking these items with you. Also, remember to always lock your doors.

Anyone who may have information concerning this crime or any suspicious behavior should contact DPS immediately at 508-999-9191 , use the silent witness line at 508.999.8477 , or fill out the confidential form at http://www.umassd.edu/publicsafety/silentwitnesstipline/

 

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Public Safety AdvisorySeptember 28, 2014

Simple Assault-Cedar Dell Road-Case Number 14-768-OF

The Department of Public Safety would like to make the community of an assault that occurred this morning around 1:30 AM on Cedar Dell Walkway opposite the wind turbine.

A female student reported to police that as she was walking along Cedar Dell Walkway, three males stopped her and asked the woman if she would join them at a party.  Upon refusing, one of the me, described as a white male about 5'10"  wearing a black baseball cap cursed her, and swung at her with an open hand striking her in the face.

The woman was not seriously injured and could not provide any other description of the other two men. Suspects were last seen walking towards the Cedar Dell Apartments.

Community members are reminded to call police immediately should they witness a crime or become victimized.  We also strongly encourage avoiding situations that accompany potential for a physical violence and to report disturbances immediately.  Lastly, people should avoid walking alone whenever possible.

Anyone who may have information concerning this crime or any suspicious behavior should contact DPS immediately at 508-999-9191 use the silent witness line at 508.999.8477 or fill out the confidential form at  http://www.umassd.edu/publicsafety/silentwitnesstipline/

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Public Safety Advisory -- Statement regarding motor vehicle accident  

At approximately 1:37 AM Sunday, September 21,  a motor vehicle accident involving a pick-up truck occurred near UMass Dartmouth's Cedar Dell West student apartments. As a result of the accident a guest of a student sustained serious injuries and was transported to RI Hospital. A student in the vehicle was transported to St. Luke's Hospital. The driver of the pickup truck, also a non-student, was arrested by UMass Dartmouth Police and charged with OUI and several related violations. 

Witnesses report that some individuals were riding in the back of the pickup when it left the roadway and struck several trees. The accident remains under investigation by the UMass Dartmouth Police, State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit and the Bristol County DA CPAC Unit are investigating. Anybody with information concerning this incident should contact the Silent Witness/Police Tip Line at 508.999.8477. 

Community members are asked to exercise caution when driving on our campus.

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