Oct. 10, 2017: 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 issued

Click here to view the report

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. 17 Update: CSUPD issues all clear

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.

Resources:

  • 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

Safety tips:

  • 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: 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 – 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 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.

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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

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

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.

Resources
Tell Someone: Concerned about a friend?
http://supportandsafety.colostate.edu/tellsomeone
CSUPD: Report suspicious activity
Call 911

Women and Gender Advocacy Center
http://www.wgac.colostate.edu/
Victim’s Assistance Team
http://www.wgac.colostate.edu/support

May 18, 2017 – Campus Closed at 12:30

Campus is closing due to safety concerns related to falling branches because of heavy snow. CSU is closing and canceling all classes and events at 12:30 p.m. Read more at SOURCE

May 9, 2017 – Safety alert regarding person excluded from campus

Tyreice M. “TJ” Lane has been charged with three counts of third degree trespass, one count of harassment and one count of felony stalking due to threatening behavior against several individuals on campus. He has been excluded from campus and all university-owned property.

He is described 5’7”, 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

He has previously disregarded no contact and exclusion orders related to campus and individuals on campus.

If you see him on campus, call or text 911 immediately or call CSUPD’s non-emergency number at (970) 491-6425.

April 9, 2017 – Assault Reported on Campus

CSUPD received a report of a robbery and sexual assault by two men on a female near the intersection of Pitkin and Meridian reported to have occurred at 3 a.m. Suspects wearing hoodies. Anyone with information is encouraged to call CSUPD 970-491-6425.

June 15, 2016 – Fort Collins Police Investigate Disturbance Involving Gunshots

Full release available here: www.fcgov.com/news/?id=6385

April 7, 2016

This is a courtesy message from the CSU Public Safety Team about two off-campus armed robberies that were reported overnight which we want our campus community to be aware of.

Fort Collins Police are leading the investigation. Read their full press release.

If updates from FCPD are available, CSU will also post them on this website.

We’d like to take this opportunity to remind members of our campus community to report anyone who appears to be acting suspiciously to CSUPD. In all situations, trust your instincts and do not minimize what you are seeing or experiencing if you see something that does not feel right.

We also want to remind you of some great services here on campus that are available to you:

  • 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. Call 970-491-1155.
  • RamRide is a student-run program that offers safe, nonjudgmental and free rides home anywhere within city limits on Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. RamRide does not run during school holidays. Call 970-491-3333.

March 28, 2016

Update: On March 28th, 2016 an assault was reported in the area of the Jack Christiansen track on CSU’s campus. After investigation, it was determined that some of the information initially provided to the CSU Police was false and no assault occurred at this location.


Colorado State University Police Department received a delayed report of a physical assault that occurred at 11:30 a.m. today on campus near the Jack Christiansen Memorial Track.

The suspect is described by the female victim as a light-skinned male with medium length brown hair and a beard, between 6’1″ and 6’3″. He was wearing black sweatpants, a black hoodie jacket, and a black or dark beanie hat. He was possibly driving an older model black Toyota sedan. The suspect may have visible facial injuries inflicted by the victim.

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

Additional resources for students who may be concerned about this incident include the CSU Health Network Counseling Center (970) 491-6053 or Women and Gender Advocacy Center (970) 491-6384.

Students are encouraged to report anyone who appears to be acting suspiciously to CSUPD. Trust your instincts and do not minimize what you are seeing or experiencing if you see something that does not feel right.

March 23, 2016

7:30 pm – CSU will be open Thursday

CSU will be open Thursday, March 24, on a normal schedule. Please be cautious while traveling to and around campus. If you cannot get to campus due to weather or road conditions, contact your instructors or supervisor.

The city and county indicate that road crews are keeping up with clearing roads. Please be cautious while traveling to and around campus and consider using public transportation instead of driving. Please plan extra time to reach campus. While walking on campus, be aware of snow that may be falling from trees overhead as the snow melts.

6:58 am – CSU canceling all classes and closing offices

CSU is closing and canceling all classes and events on Wednesday, March 23, based on recent weather conditions, forecasts and recent information from the city and county about road closures and crew progress in keeping roads cleared as snow continues throughout the day. CSU employees with emergency duties are asked to coordinate with their supervisors or directors to determine their work status. Emergency employees include, but are not limited to, CSU Police, Facilities Management, Housing, Environmental Health Services, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Diagnostic Laboratories.

March 16, 2016 – Fort Collins police respond to robbery report near campus

10:11 pm

Fort Collins Police Services has cleared the area where an armed robbery was reported earlier this evening. There is no ongoing threat related to the report.

9:30 pm

Fort Collins police are responding to a call regarding a reported armed robbery in the area of College Avenue at the intersection with Elizabeth Street, and near campus. Police officers are on the perimeter of campus at College Avenue as a precaution. Police have no indication that a suspect is moving toward campus, but are securing the area as a safeguard.

March 16, 2016 – CSUPD Alert: Avoid Laurel, Mrytle and Sherwood Streets

5:22 pm

Fort Collins Police and CSU police have cleared the area of Laurel and Sherwood and Sherwood and Mrytle. The incident is resolved and it is no longer necessary to avoid the area.

5:00 pm

Ft Collins and CSUPD continue to advise to stay away from Laurel and Sherwood, and Sherwood and Mrytle Streets while they respond to an incident. Please exit campus through other routes.

4:30 pm

Fort Collins and CSU police are requesting that individuals avoid the area of Laurel Street at Sherwood and Mrytle due to an ongoing incident. Police have responded and are investigating. More information will be share shared when available, and, when available, updates will be posted here.

February 9, 2016 – Courtesy warning from CSU Public Safety regarding off campus incident

This morning at 6:20 a.m., Fort Collins Police Services received a report of a burglary in progress on the 300 block of West Laurel Street. Although the suspect ran from the address, he was quickly detained several blocks north of campus by Colorado State University Police and was charged by Fort Collins police. The suspect is not a CSU student or employee. The incident was not on campus, but it is directly north of the university’s Oval.

Although this situation was resolved quickly, and no one was injured, it serves as a good opportunity to remind you of some basic safety steps you can take to help reduce the risk of incidents such as this in our community:

  • Keep your doors and windows locked when you are home, and when your home or residence hall room is unattended. If you choose to open a window, only do so while you are at home and can be aware and mindful. Keep your curtains closed for privacy.
  • 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.
  • In all situations, be aware of your surroundings and the people you are with, and leave a situation if it is making you uncomfortable.
  • Take care of yourself and others. Make sure someone knows where you’ll be and who you’ll be with.
  • See something: say something. Trust your instincts and don’t minimize what you are seeing or experiencing if you see something that doesn’t seem right.
  • When you feel uneasy, take action or seek help immediately, and help friends who also may need to get out of a situation.

We also want to remind you of some great services here on campus that are available to you:

  • 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. Call 970-491-1155.
  • RamRide is a student-run program that offers safe, nonjudgmental and free rides home anywhere within city limits on Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. RamRide does not run during school holidays. Call 970-491-3333.

February 2, 2016, 8:00 p.m. – CSU will be open on Wednesday, February 3.

CSU will be open on Wednesday, February 3. All classes and activities are on a normal schedule, and all offices are open. Please be cautious while traveling to and around campus. Consider using public transportation instead of driving. Please plan extra time to reach campus. If you feel you cannot get to campus due to weather and road conditions, please contact your instructors or supervisor to make arrangements.

February 2, 2016, 5:30 a.m. – CSU is closed due to weather conditions and forecasts

Early a.m. closure: CSU is closing and canceling all classes and events on Tuesday, Feb. 2, based on weather conditions, forecasts and information from the city and county about road crew progress in keeping roads cleared as snow continues throughout the day. Closure information also is available at www.colostate.edu.

CSU employees with emergency duties are asked to coordinate with their supervisors or directors to determine their work status. Emergency employees include, but are not limited to, CSU Police, Facilities Management, Housing, Environmental Health Services, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Diagnostic Laboratories.

Check CSU webpages at www.colostate.edu or safety.colostate.edu for updates on the status of operations at the university. Information also will be available on local media outlets, through CSU’s social media networks and on source.colstate.edu.

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