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Winter 2014 Crime Prevention News

Winter has arrived and the semester is almost over.  Whether you are traveling or staying on campus, please take extra precautions.  Find out how by reading our Crime Prevention News - December 2014.

Back by popular demand, we are going to hand out tasty donuts at the campus Main Library, Group Area D on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, between noon and 2PM.  Please accept the donuts as an expression of gratitude for our students.  Best wishes and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Posted by Officer Alton Poole | 15 December 2014 | Tags: , , ,

UI Public Safety Director Chuck Green Announces Retirement

From Iowa NOW:

"Chuck Green, who has served as the director of Public Safety at the University of Iowa for nearly 20 years, has announced his retirement.  Green's retirement is effective January 9th of 2015.

"It has been my distinct honor and privilege to serve the University of Iowa community and work with so many dedicated and honorable people," Green says. "January 9th will mark my 20th year as director of public safety and, over the last two decades, the men and women of this department have build a program that we can all be extremely proud of."

(Further Media Coverage from The Press-Citizen)

Director Green's retirement is effective January 9th, 2015 and Associate Director David Visin will be assuming the post of Interim Director at that time until a search can be conducted to find a permanent replacement for Green. 

 

 

 

Posted by | 11 December 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 Saturday, December 6, 2014, University of Iowa police received a report a female student was sexually assaulted by an unknown perpetrator.  In the late night hours of December 5th, 2014 the student reported she was in residence hall when the assault took place.  If you have any information about this incident, please contact the University of Iowa Police at (319) 335-5022.

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 | 10 December 2014

Football Arrests/Citations- Nebraska vs. Iowa

University of Iowa News Release

Release: November 28, 2014

FOOTBALL RELATED ARRESTS IOWA v. NEBRASKA

UI Police issued the following number of citations

PAULA Citations: 0
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:

Rust, Alex Jesse, 21 of Sioux City, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1103 hours. Rust was staggering through the gate, relying on others to be held up. Rust said he was drinking. Rust had slurred speech and refused PBT.

Bonnstetter, Kevin Forrest, 31 of Knoxville, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1136 hours. Bonnstetter was found stumbling around. Bonnstetter had slurred speech and needed assistance walking and could not maintain his balance. Bonnstetter refused PBT.

Smithson, Janelle Sue, 20 of Iowa City, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1139 hours. Officers were conducting a welfare check. Smithson was found sitting on the floor inside a bathroom stall. Smithson attempted to walk away from officers. Smithson had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. Smithson had a small amount of vomit on her sweatshirt. Smithson refused PBT.

Wineland, Daniel Keith, 30 of Iowa City, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1317 hours. Fans complained about Wineland swearing and causing problems. Wineland was agitated and aggressive, had bloodshot watery eyes and odor of ingested alcohol. Wineland blew .182 post PBT.

Schlote, Dustin E., 31 of Plainview, NE for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1505 hours. Schlote was seen leaving the stadium with a seat cushion stuffed under his shirt. He told officers he had drank a lot of whiskey and that he would blow over when asked to take a breath test. Schlote smelled strongly of ingested alcohol, had slurred speech and bloodshot watery eyes. He refused PBT.

All 5 subjects were taken to Johnson County Jail.

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

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

Posted by | 28 November 2014

Football Arrests/Citations- Wisconsin vs. Iowa

University of Iowa News Release

 

Release: November 22, 2014 

FOOTBALL RELATED ARRESTS IOWA v. WISCONSIN

UI Police issued the following number of citations

PAULA Citations: 0
Public Urination Citations:  0
Open Container in Public Citations: 0
Public Consumption of Liquor: 0

21 total arrests

-          4 signed out from holding cell

-          1 signed out from hospital

-          1 still at hospital

-          14 transported from holding cell to jail

-          1 taken straight to jail

The following individuals were arrested during football game day operations:

Snyder, Grant L, 29 of Winfield, IL for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1405 hours. Snyder attempted to enter Kinnick with a bottle of vodka. Officer asked Snyder twice to leave the stadium. Snyder continued to argue with officers. Snyder had slurred speech and unsteady balance. Snyder refused PBT.

Pickering, Benjamin Lee, 35 of Cedar Rapids, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1424 hours. Pickering attempted to enter the stadium without a ticket by handing the ticket taker a twenty dollar bill. Pickering was staggering through the gates and admitted drinking. Pickering refused PBT.

Smid, Laine Adair, 22 of North Liberty, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1430 hours. Officers observed Smid walking with the help of friends into Kinnick. Officers told Smid she was too drunk to enter Kinnick. Smid argued with the officers. Smid admitted drinking and blew .208 PBT.

Stroh, Andrew L, 59 OF South Beloit, IL for Public Intox at Lot 43 at 1455 hours. Stroh was having issues walking in Lot 43. Stroh had slurred speech, unsteady balance and did know where he was. Stroh admitted drinking beer. A bottle of rum was found on Stroh’s person. Stroh refused PBT.

Schneider, James Andrew, 31 of Cedar Falls, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1456 hours. Officers were ask to intervene because Schneider was harassing other fans. Schneider had slurred speech and smelled of ingested alcohol. Schneider blew .183 PBT.

Coughlin, Kathryn Ann, 25 of Cedar Falls, IA for Public Intox and Interference with Official Acts at  1456 hours. Coughlin approached officers while they were dealing with her boyfriend. Coughlin faced off with the officer and pushed back. Coughlin was told multiple times to leave. Coughlin slapped officer’s hand and refused to go away. Coughlin also had a bottle of rum and a flask in her coat. Coughlin refused PBT.

Kilian, Julia Carol, 20 of Iowa City, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1527 hours. Kilian was found passed out in a family restroom on the toilet with vomit all over her person. Kilian refused medical attention. Kilian smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech. Kilian refused PBT.

Porter, Brandon Ross, 26 of Urbandale, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1508 hours. Porter was escorted to the DPS Office at Kinnick Stadium by Whelan Security. Porter was located in a ramp with poor balance and was unsteady on his feet. Porter admitted drinking and had moderate odor of alcohol on his breath. Porter refused PBT.

Versteegt, Melinda Lea, 35 of Des Moines, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium women’s restroom at 1523 hours. Versteegt was sitting on the floor of the bathroom with her head on the toilet. Versteegt had slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol on her breath. Versteegt admitted drinking and feeling sick. Versteegt refused PBT.

Pendroy, Darin Michael, 41 of Monroe, IA for Disorderly Conduct at Kinnick Stadium at 1600 hours. Pendroy was pushing and shoving another male in public. As the officer was escorting Pendroy from the stands and he continued to pull away from officers. Pendroy argued with officers while pulling away and yelling at the male.

Hepler, Trent John, 29 of St. Peters, MO for Disorderly Conduct at Kinnick Stadium at 1600 hours. Hepler was shoving another male in a public place. As the officers escorted Hepler out of the stands he continued to raise his voice at the other male.

Gilmartin, Mark Andrew, 28 of North Liberty, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1633 hours. Gilmartin was dry heaving in a trash can. Gilmartin had poor balance and admitted drinking beer and whiskey. Gilmartin refused PBT.

Milroy, Ryan David Arnold, 19 of Iowa City, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1600 hours. Other patrons pointed out Milroy. Milroy seemed upset and was hitting his hear on the wall while talking to his girlfriend. The girlfriend walked and away and Milroy grabbed her by the shoulders. Milroy admitted drinking. Milroy blew .095 PBT. Milroy was offered post PBT and he would blow a little and then inhale.

Lowe, Curtis Alan, 45 of Swisher, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1511 hours. It was reported that Lowe was causing a disturbance, calling people racial slurs. Lowe had a strong odor of ingested alcohol. Lowe blew .168 PBT.

Abitz, Jack S, 22 of Madison, WI for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1550 hours. Abitz was causing issues in the stand. Event Security was notified. Abitz admitted drinking beers. Abitz blew .203 PBT.

Edelen, Michael Joseph, 41 of Ankeny, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1504 hours. Edelen was vomiting in the stands and sleeping. Edelen refused medical treatment. Edelen had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. Edelen refused PBT.

Fernandez, Francis Liam, 19 of Chicago, IL for Public Intox at 200 Block S Grand Avenue at 1540 hours. Fernandez was lying flat on his back and appeared to have soiled himself. Fernandez was unable to stand without assistance. Fernandez blew .203 PBT.

Zaun, Greyson Lee, 18 of Iowa City, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1720 hours. Officers were called to Gate C for male passed out. Zaun said he had been sleeping and he was fine. Zaun smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech. Zaun admitted drinking. Zaun blew .144 PBT.

Phelan, Caitlin Marie, 22 of Geneva, IL for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1519.

Hennessy, James Thomas, 23 of Iowa City, IA for Public Intox at Grand/Byington at 1453 hours. Hennessy crossed the street in front of heavy traffic and stood in front of cars and danced, while traffic was backing up. Hennessy admitted drinking. Hennessy refused PBT.

Gadlen, Laron Reginald, 43 of Iowa City, IA for a warrant at Kinnick Stadium at 1646 hours.

 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 | 22 November 2014

Football Arrests/Citations- Northwestern vs. Iowa

University of Iowa News Release

 

Release: November 1, 2014

FOOTBALL RELATED ARRESTS IOWA v. NORTHWESTERN

UI Police issued the following number of citations

PAULA Citations: 0
Public Urination Citations:  0
Open Container in Public Citations: 1
Public Consumption of Liquor: 0

The following individuals were arrested during football game day operations and transport to the Johnson County :

Buzbee, Anna Lea, 24 of Marshalltown, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1115 hours. Buzbee was vomiting in a concourse trash can and was being held up by a male. Buzbee had vomit on her arm, smelled of alcohol, had unstable balance and had slurred/confusing speech. Buzbee admitted having 2 drinks. Buzbee blew .235 PBT.

Prohaska, Holly Ann, 19 of Iowa City, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1142 hours. Prohaska was vomiting in the stands. Prohaska admitted drinking. Prohaska had blood shot, watery eyes and had an odor of alcohol on her breath. Prohaska blew .101 PBT.

Vervaecke, Morgan Lea, 18 of Iowa City, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1142 hours. Officers responded to a report of a female vomiting in the stands. Officers found Vervaecke very intoxicated. Vervaecke had blood shot, watery eyes, and slurred speech. Vervaecke admitted drinking. Vervaecke blew .133 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 | 1 November 2014

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