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Football Arrests/Citations- UNI vs Iowa

University of Iowa News Release

Release: August 30,2014

 

FOOTBALL RELATED ARRESTS IOWA V. UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA

UI Police issued the following number of citations:

PAULA Citations: 3

Public Urination Citations: 0

Open Container in Public Citations: 0

Public Consumption of Liquor: 0

 

The following individuals were arrested during football game day operations:

Fix, David Phillip-Talley, 24 of Menominee,MI for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1153 hours. Fix was seen starting an argument with another patron. Fix had slurred speech and difficulty standing. Fix also had a bottle of Jim Bean in his pants pocket. Fix refused PBT

Schuhmacher, Shane Randall, 23 of North Liberty,IA for Public Intox at Hospital Ramp 1 at 1223 hours. Shuhmacher was found unconscious in ramp. Shuhmacher smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage. Schuhmacher refused medical. Schuhmacher blew .267 PBT

Mefferd, Cody Michael, 21 of Walker,IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1405 hours. Mefferd was found passed out in a locked bathroom stall, with vomit all over. Upon getting the stall unlocked Mefferd was ordered to pull up his pants and exit the stall. Meffered had slurred speech and had trouble keeping his balance. Mefferd blew .168 PBT. 

 

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Department of Public Safety, Police Division, 808 University Capitol Centre, Iowa City, IA 52242 319-335-5022

MEDIA CONTACTS: David Visin, Associate Director of Public Safety, University of Iowa Department of Public Safety, dave-visin@uiowa.edu

Posted by | 30 August 2014

UIPD issues Crime Alert

Trigger Warning: This warning addresses a report of sexual misconduct. Resources are available on and off campus to provide assistance. Contact RVAP for 24/7 support at (319) 335-6000.

This information is being released in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses, including timely warnings of crimes that may represent a threat to the safety of students or employees.

On Sunday, August 24, 2014 University of Iowa officials received a report from a student that she was the victim of non-consensual contact of a sexual nature by an acquaintance that occurred in the late night hours of Friday August 22, 2014 in a residence hall.  

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of university policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent from your partner. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in university policy: http://dos.uiowa.edu/assistance/consent/. A university student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

It is estimated that nationwide 20 percent of women and six percent of men experience sexual assault or attempted sexual assault during their college years. Data reveal nearly 50 percent of transgender people experience sexual violence. No matter the demographic, the most common type of sexual assault is not committed by a stranger but by someone known to the victim, typically a date or other acquaintance.

If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your instincts and attempt to interrupt the chain of events. Create a distraction and involve others. Make a commitment to ensure everyone has a safe way home. Being an active bystander doesn't require you put yourself at risk. If you believe a crime has been committed we encourage you to call the police  911. To contact University of Iowa Police call (319) 335-5022. More information is available here: http://www.rainn.org/get-information/sexual-assault-prevention.

We strongly encourage victims to seek medical attention immediately, even if there are no obvious physical injuries. Receiving a sexual assault examination is free and conducted by a specially trained nurse. An examination does not obligate someone to any kind of investigation; however, it allows evidence to be collected and preserved in the event you choose to authorize a criminal investigation at a later time.

In addition to seeking medical attention, there are other options for self-care after an assault, including contacting a confidential victim advocate (24/7 support at 319-335-6000). More information about options is provided here: http://osmrc.uiowa.edu/.

Posted by | 25 August 2014

ICPD Issues Warning About Phone Scams

The Iowa City Police Department is warning residents of 'deceptive' phone scams from an unknown individual claiming to be a member of the Iowa City Police Department or the Internal Revenue Service.  UIPD has received several calls indicating that at least four of these calls have been received by University Employees on campus as well.  If you receive one of these phone calls:

1. Never give out personal information of any kind over the phone.

2. Never give anyone money or credit card information over the phone.

If you feel that you may have been victim to this scam, please contact the Johnson County Emergency Communication Center at 319-356-6800 to initiate contact with the ICPD.

Press Citizen Article: 

http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2014/08/13/iowa-city-warns-residents-of-phone-scams/14014733/

City of Iowa City:

http://www.icgov.org/apps/news/?newsID=9884

 

Posted by | 14 August 2014

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