University of Iowa

UIPD issues Public Safety Advisory

In the interest of campus safety, we want everyone to be aware that on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2019, at approximately 1:09 a.m., the Iowa City Police Department responded to the report of an assault that possibly occurred in the 700 block of E. Washington St. The victim was reportedly grabbed and forced to the ground, before getting free and running to safety.

The suspect is described as a 19 to 25-year-old, white male with silver/blonde hair. He was reportedly wearing a blue V-neck American Eagle shirt, khaki shorts and weighed 150-160 lbs.

The Iowa City Police Department, which is investigating this incident, is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 319-356-5276.

Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about this crime. Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at www.iccrimestoppers.org, or 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

For more information, visit: https://www.icgov.org/news/icpd-investigating-reported-assault

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With the semester beginning next week, the University of Iowa Police Department would like to provide information about safety resources to help you be #HawkeyeSafe:

*NITE RIDE, a free safe ride service for people of all genders, operates 7 days a week from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. To request a ride, visit: https://niteride.its.uiowa.edu/

*The SHOUT (Students Helping OUT) program provides trained student ambassadors to patrol during student-sponsored events, student gatherings, and in downtown Iowa City during high traffic, weekend hours with a focus on bystander intervention and overall safety. For more information, visit: https://police.uiowa.edu/services/shout

*Download the free Rave Guardian mobile application to communicate with the UI Police Department via text message. Once you download Rave Guardian, create a profile using your UI email address to gain access to the campus network. For more information, visit: https://police.uiowa.edu/about/services/rave-guardian

*In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1.

For more information about safety services, visit: https://police.uiowa.edu/be-hawkeyesafe