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UIPD issues Crime Alert 22-05

In the interest of campus safety, we want everyone to be aware Iowa City Police are investigating a report of a single gunshot fired near the 100 block of South Dubuque Street, commonly known as the Pedestrian Mall, on Saturday, May 28, 2022 just before 2 a.m. Though fireworks were initially suspected as the source of the sound, it was later confirmed to be a gunshot.

Update: Arrest made following April 25 Hawk Alert

UI Police have arrested Ali Younes, 18, of Iowa City, following an investigation of a robbery that occurred on Monday, April 25, 2022, near Art Building West, 141 N. Riverside Drive. Younes faces the following charges: 

  • First-degree Robbery, a Class B Felony
  • First-degree Theft, a Class C Felony 

Younes has also been issued a criminal trespass warning for the University of Iowa campus. 

This investigation is ongoing. If you have any additional information, please contact UI Police at 319-335-5022. 

News release regarding April 25 Hawk Alert

UI Police Investigate Reported Armed Robbery 

At approximately 10:20 p.m. on Monday, April 25, University of Iowa Police responded to Art Building West, 141 N. Riverside Drive, for a report of a first degree robbery.

The female victim reported that she was walking home when she was approached from behind and attacked by an unknown male. The victim was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for non-life threatening injuries. The victim described the suspect as a white male with brown hair wearing a red and white jacket. 

UIPD issues Crime Alert 22-04

In the interest of campus safety, we want everyone to be aware that the UI Department of Public Safety has received an increase in reports of electric bike thefts on campus during the last three months. Though it is not yet clear if these incidents are related, those who use e-bikes as a mode of transportation on campus are encouraged to consider the following safety considerations…

Safety Briefing: 5 Tips for Preventing Bike Theft

Many University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff rely on bicycle transportation to get to and from campus. As the weather begins to warm up and more members of our community return to this sustainable mode of transportation, the UI Department of Public Safety would like to share a few reminders to you prevent your bike from being stolen. Many of these actions can also help police locate and identify your bicycle, should it go missing. 

Five tips for preventing bike theft:

UIPD issues Crime Alert 22-03

In the interest of campus safety, we want everyone to be aware that Iowa City Police are investigating a report of a robbery that occurred near the intersection of Burlington Street and Gilbert Street in Iowa City on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at approximately 2 a.m. The victim reported that they were walking home with their roommates when they were assaulted and robbed. No weapons were displayed. If you have more information about this incident, please contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275 or the University of Iowa Police at 319-335-5022. 

Campus Safety Advisory

In the interest of campus safety, we want everyone to be aware the Iowa City Police Department received two reports of assaults under similar circumstances. The first incident occurred in the afternoon of Thursday, March 31st, 2022, in the 300 block of South Gilbert St. when a woman was followed into an apartment building by a larger than average male wearing a gray sweatshirt who then got on the elevator with her. The suspect tried to stop her from getting off the elevator, but the woman was able to break free and go into an apartment. The suspect entered the apartment…

Update: Severe Weather Awareness Week and Hawk Alert Test

Update: Due to current weather conditions, the Johnson County outdoor siren and UI Hawk Alert test has been postponed to Thursday, March 24, at 10 a.m. The Hawk Alert test will proceed on Thursday as long as there is no other actual emergency. However, the sirens may or may not be tested depending on weather conditions and a final determination from Johnson County Emergency Management.

UIPD issues Crime Alert 22-02

In the interest of campus safety, we want everyone to be aware that University of Iowa officials received a report of a sexual assault that occurred during the early morning hours on Sunday, Feb. 27 at a west side residence hall.  Indications are the assault was perpetrated by an acquaintance.