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Crime Alert 16-16

In the interest of campus safety, we want everyone to be aware that....

On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, University of Iowa Police received a report of an assault. The victim told police they arrived at the Hawkeye Storage/Commuter Lot between 9 and 9:30 p.m. on the Cambus to pick up their car. The victim reported that two males got off the bus at the same stop, and that as the victim approached their car they were hit from behind. The victim believes they were attacked by one person, but the attack may have been interrupted by another person. The victim did not see the attacker. After the brief assault, the suspect(s) ran away. The victim then got in their car and drove away, later reporting the incident to police shortly after 10:30 p.m.

The University of Iowa takes the safety of this community very seriously. UI Police routinely patrol this area and will increase patrols in response to this incident. Security officers are also on-site during the late night and early morning hours in this lot, and security improvements, which include improved lighting, are already underway by UI Parking and Transportation.

If you have any information, please contact UI Police at (319) 335-5022, or submit an anonymous crime tip by using the Hawk Watch app. For more information about Hawk Watch and its virtual guardian feature, visit:  https://police.uiowa.edu/communications/hawk-watch.

The UI Department of Public Safety also provides a free NITE RIDE service which operates seven days a week. For more information on hours, how to request a ride, and the boundary map, visit: https://police.uiowa.edu/security/nite-ride

You are receiving this information 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. Read the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety's 2016 Campus Safety and Security Report at https://police.uiowa.edu/sites/police.uiowa.edu/files/asr.pdf.

Scott Beckner
Assistant Vice President and
Director of Public Safety
The University of Iowa Police Division
The Department of Public Safety

David Ricketts
Director
UI Parking and Transportation