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UIPD issues Public Safety Advisory

Even though this incident occurred off campus, in the interest of campus safety, we want everyone to be aware that on Saturday, January 20th, a female victim reported that a male offered her a ride to her residence hall when she was leaving a business located downtown Iowa City at approximately 2 a.m. The victim reported the male suspect instead drove the her to another location where he sexually assaulted her before driving her to her residence hall.

UIPD Issues Crime Alert

The university received two separate sexual assault reports. Both victims were assaulted while attending a party located off-campus in Iowa City during the late-night hours of Saturday, October 28th or the early-morning hours of Sunday, October 29th, 2017. To protect the victims, no additional details are being released at this time that may inadvertently identify them or hinder an investigation.

UIPD Issues Crime Alert

On Sunday, October 22, 2017 at about 12:30 a.m., the Iowa City Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at an ATM in the 100 block of South Clinton St. The victim was using the ATM to obtain cash when the suspect stood close behind her and grabbed her hand and took the money when the cash was distributed. No weapons were displayed. The suspect was described as a male wearing a camouflage V-neck, gray jeans, and a Gucci wristlet. Bystanders intervened and the suspect ran away. In a separate incident on Monday, October 23, 2017 at about 5:30 a.m., residents in an east side residence hall awoke to find a male standing in their room. The residents yelled at the person and they left the room. The suspect was described as a male, with a medium build and dark hair wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, and gym shoes.

Do your part to prevent bike theft

The University of Iowa Police Department has recently received a number of reports about bike thefts on campus. 

Though our department is investigating these reports and tracking this issue closely, we thought it might be a good time to remind students, faculty, and staff about a few ways they can be part of the solution by locking their bicycles and taking other preventative measures. 

NITE RIDE Boundaries Adjusted

To improve the safety of our students and after an examination of our ridership statistics, the boundary of NITE RIDE will change so the southern boundary of the service will be Benton St. and Kirkwood Ave. running west to east. This is to reduce long wait times for our students due to buses traveling to far away, off campus locations. We apologize for any inconvenience.

HAWK ALERT UPDATE: UIPD seeks suspects in armed robbery

On September 29, 2017, at approximately 10:45 p.m., University of Iowa Police received a report of an armed robbery north of Reinow Residence Hall near the construction site for the new UI College of Pharmacy. The victim reported being approached by two men, one of whom had a gun. The suspects fled after taking an undisclosed amount of cash. One suspect was described as wearing a yellow or orange hooded sweatshirt. The other suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. UIPD is currently investigating. If you have any information, please call UI Police at 335-5022.

University of Iowa Police make arrest in connection with Saturday Hawk Alert

The University of Iowa Police Department has made an arrest in connection with an attempted sexual assault reported behind Mayflower Residence Hall on Saturday, Sept. 23, which later led the department to issue a Hawk Alert. 

UI Police arrested Fitsum Russell, 28, of Cedar Rapids on Monday, Sept. 25. He is charged with assault with intent to commit sex abuse, a Class D felony.