Current Alerts

Tuesday, Oct. 10: Information about Fort Collins police window peeper investigation near Main Campus

As a courtesy, we are sharing information from Fort Collins Police Services regarding a window peeping incident in a neighborhood heavily populated by CSU students. The FCPS press release is available at https://www.fcgov.com/news/index.php?id=8139.

Anyone with information regarding this incident who has not already spoken to police is asked to call Fort Collins Police Services Detective David Guy at 970-416-2026.

Resources:

  • CSU student Victim’s Assistance Team is provided by the Women and Gender Advocacy Center, this team responds 24/7 to assault victims and their families and provides confidential support. Call 970-492-4242 and ask to speak with an advocate.
  • Women and Gender Advocacy Center provides confidential resources to students including academic, medical, and emotional support. Call 970-491-6384 during business hours Monday-Friday.
  • CSU Health Network provides confidential medical and emotional support services to students. Counseling Services: (970) 491-6053
  • SAVA is a community resource for sexual assault survivors.
  • The Employee Assistance Program provides mental health support to employees.
  • To report concerns, contact the Office of Title IX Program and Gender Equity  online at https://titleix.colostate.edu/, call (970) 491-1715 or email Titleix@colostate.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 29: Potential stalking behavior reported to CSUPD, call CSUPD if seen on a campus

The individual in this photograph was contacted by Colorado State University Police Officers after a female student reported that he was engaging in possible stalking behavior.

CSUPD received calls earlier this summer about his repeated visits to regularly scheduled student activity, where he would take pictures of students involved. A student who was photographed this summer at the student activity noticed him outside of her off-campus residence earlier this week. He was taking photos of her, and she also saw him outside of an academic building on CSU’s Main Campus while she was heading to class.

The suspect is not affiliated with Colorado State University and, in addition to investigating his behavior, CSUPD has taken steps to protect the victim of his alleged behavior by issuing an exclusionary order, which means he cannot be on any property owned by the university.

If you see him on a university campus, please call CSUPD immediately at 970-491-6425 and report his location.

Safety Tips Regarding Stalking Behavior

  • Be aware of your surroundings – you hear this often from police and other safety officials, but paying attention to where you are and what’s happening around you is critical to identifying if your safety is at risk.
  • Document stalking behaviors, even if you are unsure if there is a pattern or you have not decided to report a concern to the police. Write down the time, date, place, and a description of what happened and who may have been engaging in talking behaviors, such as what the person was wearing, driving, etc. Capture as much detail as possible.
  • If a stalker knows how to contact you, keep any evidence (screenshots, voicemails, text messages, etc.) and document all contact from your stalker, but do not respond.
  • If you feel you are being followed, cross the street, yell, run and look for a well-lit area or occupied building. If you are driving, drive to a police department or other public place, or call a friend who can meet you at your destination so you are not alone.
  • Keep your doors and windows locked and keep your curtains drawn.
  • Limit the amount of personal information you post online and on social media accounts. Consider the risk of sharing information that identifies your location, vacation plans, daily schedule, etc.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, get to a safe place and call or text 9-1-1 for help.
  • Use CSUPD’s free SafeWalk service if you’re on a campus anytime from dusk until dawn and want a safe escort to your car or another location within in a three block radius of a campus. https://police.colostate.edu/safe-walk/

Resources:

  • CSU student Victim’s Assistance Team is provided by the Women and Gender Advocacy Center, this team responds 24/7 to assault victims and their families and provides confidential support. Call 970-492-4242 and ask to speak with an advocate.
  • Women and Gender Advocacy Center provides confidential resources to students including academic, medical, and emotional support. Call 970-491-6384 during business hours Monday-Friday.
  • CSU Health Network provides confidential medical and emotional support services to students. Counseling Services: (970) 491-6053
  • SAVA is a community resource for sexual assault survivors.
  • The Employee Assistance Program provides mental health support to employees.
  • To report concerns, contact the Office of Title IX Program and Gender Equity  online at https://titleix.colostate.edu/, call (970) 491-1715 or email Titleix@colostate.edu.

Sept. 14: Indecent exposure incidents reported to CSUPD

At approximately 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, multiple individuals reported a male, described by witnesses as either white or Latinx, in his 20s, with short black hair and a mustache, parked in a dark gray four door sedan. The male was unclothed and masturbating. He was first observed in the parking lot at the corner of Plum and Shields Streets, then drove away and was later reported a short time later by another witness on the east side of the Westfall Hall parking lot. The suspect was last seen driving north on Shields Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

Resources:

  • CSU student Victim’s Assistance Team is provided by the Women and Gender Advocacy Center, this team responds 24/7 to assault victims and their families and provides confidential support. Call 970-492-4242 and ask to speak with an advocate.
  • Women and Gender Advocacy Center provides confidential resources to students including academic, medical, and emotional support. Call 970-491-6384 during business hours Monday-Friday.
  • CSU Health Network provides confidential medical and emotional support services to students. Counseling Services: (970) 491-6053
  • SAVA is a community resource for sexual assault survivors.
  • The Employee Assistance Program provides mental health support to employees.

Safety tips:

  • Report to police anyone who is behaving suspiciously by calling or texting 911 from any campus to reach CSUPD.
  • Do not confront or engage someone who is behaving suspiciously; call police immediately.
  • Report illegal or suspicious behavior immediately. Delaying a report can mean that police are not able to contact a suspect.

 

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  • Non-emergencies: Contact CSUPD (970) 491-6425.
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