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UIPD issues Crime Alert 16-05

University of Iowa Police received two sexual assault reports over the weekend. The first sexual assault report was perpetrated by an acquaintance on March 19th at an east side residence hall. The second sexual assault report was perpetrated by an acquaintance on March 20th at an east side residence hall. The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of university policy to engage in sexual activities without clear consent from your partner. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity.

UIPD K9 Officers Mark One Year With Their Canine Partners

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety’s K9 Officers are celebrating  their first year with their canine partners.  

In January of last year, Officers Jackie Anderson and Jess Bernhard travelled to Indiana, where they first met their respective canine partners at the Von Liche Kennels. After being shown how the dogs alerted to various types of explosive odor, both officers were shown a group of dogs and given the opportunity to meet their potential partners.  

UIPD issues Crime Alert 16-03

University of Iowa Police received two separate and anonymous reports of possible sexual assault over the weekend. The first incident was reported to have occurred on February 6, 2016 at an east side residence hall. The second incident was reported to have occurred on February 7, 2016 at a west side residence hall. Both victims declined to report the incidents to the police at this time. There are no further details.

UIPD issues Crime Alert 16-04

On February 15, 2016, at 10:24 p.m. UI Police responded to Burge Hall regarding a complaint of a person videotaping a female student while showering in the women’s shower room. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. The female student confronted the male and left the room. The suspect did not make physical contact with the female student. As the police officer was taking the report in Burge, he received information of suspicious activity in a female restroom in the building. Upon investigation, the officer found a male hiding in a stall. When the officer went to arrest the suspect, a fight ensued and the suspect fled the building. Multiple officers canvassed the neighborhood and determined there was no immediate or imminent threat to campus. This is an active criminal investigation. If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (319) 335-5022. Student safety is our top priority and it depends on all of us. In response to this safety and security issue the Housing and Dining is changing all of the mechanical locks on the shower doors in Burge Hall. Residents are encouraged to report suspicious activity immediately to Resident Assistants or UI Police and are reminded to be wary of strangers in the buildings.