Current Alerts

Attempted strong-arm robbery June 3

Colorado State University Police Department received a report of an attempted strong arm robbery that occurred on the Oval around 3 a.m. on June 3.

The victim – who was not affiliated with the university – says they punched the suspect and the suspect fled, possibly to the north. The suspect is described as a male with long hair.

If you have information about the suspect or this incident, please contact CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

Friday, May 25, informational alert

Fort Collins Police Services are asking that anyone with information about a man recently arrested for for harassing multiple women in the Campus West area to contact them.

Andrew Varela was arrested on charges of harassment and indecent exposure. Multiple female victims reported that Varela repeatedly drove past them slowly while they were on foot or sunbathing, sometimes following them back to their apartments. Varela is also accused of engaging in indecent activity in his vehicle while watching women. Victims reported that Varela drove a red Hyundai Veloster.

Full FCPS press release, Varela’s photo and vehicle photo.

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Reported Bias Incidents

May 2: On a CSU Admissions tour Monday, a parent participating in the tour called campus police because she was nervous about the presence of two young men. Read more.

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