Dec. 11, 2017: Dog diagnosed with plague at teaching hospital
Nov. 7, 2017: Morgan Library evacuated after bomb threat
Morgan library evacuation 9:50 p.m – All Clear
CSUPD is issuing an all clear in the Morgan Library bomb threat. No device or threat in building. It is safe to return to the library.
Morgan library evacuation 7:50 p.m.
Morgan Library is only building evacuated due to bomb threat. Updates:https://www.facebook.com/CSUSafetyandPolice/ Call 911 to report anything suspicious.
Follow CSU student and employee email, CSUPD on facebook https://www.facebook.com/CSUSafetyandPolice/ and twitter @CSUPoliceSafety for updates
Nov. 2, 2017: Automated phone calls regarding lockdown not made by CSU
CSU alert phone calls 11:20 a.m.
Some members of our community have reported that they received an automated phone message regarding the university being on lock down. There is currently no emergency on campus and the university is NOT on lock down.
The message was accidentally sent by Westminster police to a list of recipients that is not owned or managed by the university, but contained the Denver metro area phone numbers of some students and employees.
Again, there is NOT an emergency on campus, the university is NOT on lock down, and all classes and activities are proceeding as scheduled.
The university does not share emergency alerts over automated phone messages at this time. Any emergency alert sent by the university will be shared via emergency text alerts, email, social media and on this website. To enroll in emergency text alerts, visit https://safety.colostate.edu/sign-up-for-emergency-alerts/.
October 26, 2017: Halloween is risky time for students
Halloween is a time of high risk for students
Please be thoughtful about how your costumes and decor might impact others, as well.
Oct. 19, 2017: Off campus shooting
Oct. 23, 2017, email to campus
Colorado State University does not anticipate posting additional updates regarding this incident. The official source of accurate information that may continue to be shared is Fort Collins Police Services at https://www.fcgov.com/police/.
Oct. 19, 2017, communications
Email from CSU Public Safety Team re incident off campus at 1 p.m.
Fort Collins Police are conducting a thorough investigation of a shooting that occurred last night off campus in the City Park area where many students, faculty, and staff reside. So far, we have received information that among the three deceased is a female student, and her next of kin have been notified. The other three involved parties are not believed to be affiliated with CSU.
Many members of our community were awoken by the sound of gunshots, and this morning learned of this horrific incident. Fort Collins police have issued an all-clear and there is no ongoing threat to the community. As CSU receives updates from Fort Collins police, we will pass them along via our Public Safety site, https://safety.colostate.edu as well as through CSUPD on Facebook and Twitter. Fort Collins will post additional information as it’s public athttps://www.fcgov.com/police/.
We do know that members of our campus community may have witnessed the shooting or the aftermath and are shaken by this experience. A team of counselors will be available for walk-in support to anyone who needs it at the Lory Student Center Cherokee Park Room 2 p.m.-8 p.m. today.
In addition, students can reach CSU Health Network Counseling Services at (970) 491-6053; faculty and staff can get support through the Employee Assistance Program at (970) 491-1527 or ComPsych Guidance Resources at 1-800-497-9133. If you are concerned about a student or employee, please Tell Someone at (970) 491-1350 or online at http://supportandsafety.colostate.edu/tellsomeone.
We are deeply saddened by this terrible loss to our campus community and will share more information as we have it.
Colorado State University Public Safety Team
Fort Collins Police Services press release at 12:55 p.m.
Fort Collins police have shared the following information regarding the off campus incident early this morning. That information is below, and available on the Fort Collins Police website here: https://www.fcgov.com/news/?id=6978
Homicide Investigation at 720 City Park AveReleased on Thursday, October 19, 2017
FORT COLLINS POLICE PRESS RELEASE – Fort Collins Police Services is investigating a shooting that left three people deceased and one injured at 720 City Park Ave.
On October 19, 2017 at 1:57 a.m., Fort Collins Police responded to a call of multiple shots fired near 720 City Park Ave. When officers arrived, they discovered four people with gunshot wounds, one of whom is believed to be the suspect. Preliminary information indicates that the suspect was known to at least one of the victims.
The identity of all of the deceased individuals will be released by the Larimer County Coroner’s Office at a later time. One of the deceased victims was a student at Colorado State University. The other three people are not affiliated with CSU. The facts surrounding this case continue to be investigated, and more information will be released as it becomes available.
Police will be at the scene for an extended period of time investigating the incident. Anyone with information about this incident, who has not already spoken to police, should contact Detective Tessa Jakobsson at 970-221-6575 or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868. Crime Stoppers may also be reached through their website at www.stopcriminals.org.
10:30 a.m. Fort Collins Police Update
Fort Collins Police Services have released this video statement regarding the incident:
- On Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCPolice/status/921018742611390470/video/1
- On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortcollinspoliceservices/
- Fort Collins Police Services homepage: https://www.fcgov.com/police/
CSU update 7:30 a.m.:
Rams, take care of yourself and each other. We are still learning information regarding the early morning incident at Campus West. Early reports stated that this morning’s incident occurred at The District Apartments. That is incorrect. The correct location is 720 City Park.
We will update you via email, the safety site (www.safety.colostate.edu) and social media (follow CSUPD on Facebook and Twitter) as we are able to. If you were impacted by this incident and need support, please reach out to these resources:
Health Network Counseling http://health.colostate.edu/services/counseling-services/
Student Case Management http://www.studentcasemanagement.colostate.edu/
Students living in university housing may want to reach out to their residence staff as well.
CSU 4:50 a.m. update: An all clear has been issued. Fort Collins Police Services is no longer looking for a suspect related to the Campus West shooting. No ongoing threat in the area.
Original alert message: A shooting was reported west of campus in the city at The District apartments. Shooting suspect is white male in his 20s, 5’8″ wearing a green shirt, with short, curly blonde hair. Stay inside, lock your doors and call 911 if seen.
CSU 4:05 a.m. update: Police continue looking for Campus West neighborhood shooting suspect. Stay inside, keep doors locked. Call 911 if you see suspicious activity.
CSU 3:08 a.m. update: Shooting at District Apts. Stay inside, lock doors, avoid area. Call 911 if you see suspicious activity. Police looking for suspect. Shooting suspect is white male in his 20s, 5’8″ wearing a green shirt, with short, curly blonde hair. Stay inside and lock your doors. Call 911 immediately if seen.
CSU 2:35 a.m. original alert
A shooting was reported west of campus in the city. Suspect is described as a white male about 20 years old, 5 foot 8 inches, with sandy-blonde hair and wearing a green hoodie. Stay inside and call 911 if seen.
Oct. 10, 2017: Graffiti reported on several buildings
CSUPD asks for information about graffiti
Colorado State University Police Department is asking anyone with information about graffiti that occurred on several buildings across campus to contact them at 970-491-6425.
Suspects tagged multiple buildings with graffiti early this morning that depicted the symbol for anarchy, as well as anti-Columbus Day messages.
Preliminary estimates of damage to campus buildings is initially estimated at more than $10,000.
Facilities Management crews are removing the spray paint. To report additional graffiti, call CSUPD.
More photos of examples of graffiti are available at www.safety.colostate.edu.
Sept 29, 2017: Annual Fire and Safety Report
Annual Fire and Safety Report issued
Colorado State University releases an annual report of campus crime statistics and important safety information to the university community each fall.
This report informs the university community about important procedures, policies, crime prevention programs and campus crime statistics. It includes:
- Information about the university drug and alcohol policies for employees and students
- Crime statistics for the last three years (2014, 2015 and 2016)
- Statistics about fires on campus for the last three years
- Campus safety tips and information
- Information about the how the university communicates with the campus community during an emergency
- Information about resources to support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and other interpersonal violence and threats
An online and a downloadable version of the report is available at https://safetyreport.colostate.edu/.
A paper copy of the full report is available upon request by contacting CSUPD. For more information, contact the CSU Police Department at 970-491-1160 or visit the department in Green Hall.
This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colorado State University, and on public property surrounding campus.
This information is distributed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The act requires colleges and universities to annually disclose information on security policies and timely information about crime on and around campus.
The CSU Police Department is required to notify the university community about public information regarding registered sex offenders, as required by Megan’s Law. A current listing of sex offenders is available at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website at http://sor.state.co.us/.
For more information about general health and safety on campus, visit www.safety.colostate.edu.
Sept. 16, 2017: Peeping incident in Westfall Hall
Update: CSUPD issues all clear in peeping incident (sent Sept 17)
A suspect in the peeping incident reported earlier this weekend in Westfall Hall was identified through CSUPD investigation and has been arrested. The suspect admitted to the peeping incident.
Sept 16: Peeping incident reported in Westfall Hall
CSUPD received a report from a female that at 1:15 this morning a man looked through a shower curtain at her while she was showering in a restroom in Westfall Hall. The suspect was described as a Black male who was in his mid-20s with hair that was shorter on the sides and longer on the top.
Anyone with information is asked to contact CSUPD at their non-emergency number, 970-491-6425.
- 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 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.
- CSU Health Networkprovides confidential medical and emotional support services to students. Counseling Services: (970) 491-6053
- Residence Halls have multiple levels of security; do not allow anyone to “tailgate” into a residence hall behind you after using your keycard to get entrance into a hall or floor.
- Report to police anyone who is behaving suspiciously by calling 911 from campus to reach CSUPD, or 911 off campus to reach Fort Collins Police Services.
- Keep your residence hall, apartment or home doors and windows locked when you are away from home and at night. Keep your blinds or curtains drawn for privacy.
Sept. 3, 2017: Assaults reported near or on campus
Police seeking information about incidents that occurred on Saturday, Sept. 2
Colorado State University police are asking anyone with information about two assaults that were reported to have occurred over the weekend, both on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 2, to call 970-491-6425 with information.
One incident was reported to CSUPD by a male victim who was physically assaulted by 5-6 male suspects on Saturday evening between 9-9:30 p.m. near the Shields Street underpass (at Shields and Elizabeth). The male victim was riding a hover board when the assault began. The assault was physical, but not sexual in nature, and the victim had minor injuries. Suspect descriptions were not available from the victim.
Since that initial report, the university has become aware of a second reported assault with similarities. A female told housing staff that she was physically assaulted by 3-6 men Saturday evening near the Moby Arena while she was riding her bike. The assault was not sexual in nature, and the victim reported that she was able to escape the attackers. Suspect descriptions were not available from the victim.
Please call CSUPD at 970-491-6425 if you have information about either of these incidents.
SAFETY RESOURCES AND TIPS
- SafeWalk, a service provided by CSUPD, provides a safe escort from one point to another on campus or from anywhere on campus to a nearby location after dark until dawn. Call (970) 491-1155.
- Report to police anyone who is behaving suspiciously by calling 911 from campus to reach CSUPD, or 911 off campus to reach Fort Collins Police Services.
- Always be aware of your surroundings. Avoid getting distracted by your phone or other electronic devices.
- Take care of yourself and others. Make sure someone knows where you’ll be and who you’ll be with.
- Trust your instincts. When you feel uneasy, get out of the situation immediately and help friends who also may need to get out of a situation.
For more safety tips and resources, visit https://safety.colostate.edu/safety-tips-for-students/.
July 3, 2017: Officer involved shooting update
Name of CSU police officer and suspect in July 1 officer-involved shooting released
During an incident on July 1 near campus, a Colorado State University Police Department officer discharged his weapon. The incident included a response from both CSU Police Department and Fort Collins Police Services.
CSU police Corporal Philip Morris has served with the department for 5 1/2 years. Morris has been placed on paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete, in accordance with agency policy. Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation.
Corporal Morris was wearing a body worn camera at the time. CSU will make the body worn camera video from this incident available for public release once all investigative and review processes have concluded. Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation.
The Larimer County Coroner’s Office has identified the suspect in this incident as Jeremy Holmes, 19, of Fort Collins.
For more information about FCPS involvement in this incident, see http://www.fcgov.com/news/?id=6866.
July 1, 2017: Officer involved shooting at edge of campus
Officer-involved shooting at Whitcomb and West Prospect Road
On July 1, 2017, at approximately 8:13 p.m., Colorado State University Police officers responded to a call regarding a threatening male. The officers contacted the man near South Whitcomb Street and West Prospect Road at 8:38 p.m. Officers from Fort Collins Police Services arrived to assist.
Upon contacting the man, officers found him to be armed with a weapon. During the course of their interaction, police fired shots, striking the man. The man was transported to Medical Center of the Rockies where he was pronounced dead. The Larimer County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the suspect at a later time. No officers were injured. There is no indication that the decedent was a student at Colorado State University and there is no ongoing risk to the public.
The 8th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team was notified and has responded to take over the investigation. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office will be the lead investigating agency. The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.
June 24, 2017: Fort Collins Police Services looking for information
Fort Collins Police Services are looking for information regarding the death of a young woman. The university has confirmed that the deceased was not a student. If you have any information, please contact Fort Collins Police at the number listed in their press release.
May 19, 2017: CSU is open following heavy spring snow
CSU will be open and all classes and activities are on a normal schedule. There is significant damage to trees in some areas of campus, and you’re advised not to park under trees along streets or in parking lots. Do not cross caution tape, including near trees along Pitkin Street to the west of newton’s corner and along University Ave to the east of the plaza. The Oval remains closed today; do not drive, walk or bike inside the Oval.
Parking will be limited at Moby lot and near residence halls, where trees are also damaged.
Facilities Management will continue to assess and address tree damage throughout the day.
Please be cautious while traveling to and around campus and consider using public transportation instead of driving.
If you feel you cannot get to campus due to weather and road conditions, please treat this as you would any other personal emergency and contact your instructors or supervisor to discuss your situation.
CSU Alert: Flashing incident
May 19, 2017, update
CSUPD is issuing an all-clear related to the May 18 safety alert issued about the flashing incident. The suspect, identified as transient Tommy Lee Smith, was arrested by CSUPD and charged with indecent exposure and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also issued an exclusionary order from all CSU property, which means he cannot be on any property owned by the university. CSUPD thanks the community for its assistance in reporting suspicious and threatening behavior and in looking for this suspect.
May 18, 2017
CSUPD received a report of a female employee who was approached this morning by an unknown male in the University Services Center Building at about 10:40 a.m. The male exposed himself to her in a restroom, then blocked the door preventing her from exiting.
He was in the area of 555 South Howes Street before the flashing incident occurred.
The suspect is described as a Black male wearing dark clothing, white shoes, black baseball cap, and a black backpack. He is 5’10” to 6′ tall with an average build and mid- to late-30s.
Tell Someone: Concerned about a friend?
CSUPD: Report suspicious activity
Women and Gender Advocacy Center
Victim’s Assistance Team