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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. 

UIPD Issues Crime Alert

University of Iowa Police are seeking a person of interest in connection with the Hawk Alert issued early this morning. This incident, which is now being investigated as an attempted sexual assault, occurred behind Mayflower Residence Hall on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at approximately 4:31 a.m. Indications are the assault occurred after the suspect approached the victim downtown and offered to escort the victim home. If you have any information, please call UI Police at 335-5022.

UI Police actively investigating Saturday Hawk Alert

On Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, University of Iowa Police received a call at 4:31 a.m. about a possible assault behind Mayflower Hall.

When UI Police arrived at 4:36 a.m., the suspect was still on scene, but fled. Police pursued him on foot, checked the area, and called in a K9 to assist with the search but were unable to locate the suspect.

After gathering information about the incident, a Hawk Alert was issued at approximately 5:54 a.m., which included a description of the suspect.

UIPD Issues Crime Alert

The Iowa City Police Department released the following information: Authorities in Iowa City are investigating an attempted sexual assault. Iowa City Police Officers responded to the 300 block of East College street shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday morning. According to the victim, she was speaking to a male in the breezeway next to the apartment building when he began to assault her. The victim began to yell for help which caused the suspect to flee the area. The suspect is described as a 6' black male between the age of 25-30, 160-175 pounds, with short hair. He was wearing a light colored shirt and dark pants. Anyone with information about this incident, or incidents similar to this, is requested to contact the Iowa City Police Department (319) 356-5275.

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