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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 17-12

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.

UIPD Issues Crime Alert

University of Iowa officials received a report of a sexual assault that occurred on  Sunday, September 17th, at an eastside residence hall. Indications are the assault was perpetrated by an acquaintance.

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.

UIPD Issues Crime Alert

University of Iowa officials received a report of a sexual assault that occurred during the early morning hours of Saturday, August 26th, at an eastside residence hall. Indications are the assault was perpetrated by an acquaintance.

UIPD issues Crime Alert 17-10

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.