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CRIME ALERT - IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION (4/2/2014)




Dear Community, 


The following crime alert notification was sent by the Notre Dame Security Police department to their community last night:



NDSP is investigating a report of indecent exposure reported on Tuesday, April 1 at about 7:45 p.m. between DeBartolo Hall and the Snite Museum of Art.  Police received a report from two people that a man in a red Ford pickup truck with Indiana license plates was exposing himself. When he was observed by the witnesses, he drove south on Eddy Street and off campus.  The suspect was described to police as a male, white, in late 20s to early 30s, with short brown hair and unshaven, wearing blue jeans and a red t-shirt.

When walking on campus after dark, call (574) 631-5555 for an escort from the men and women of Notre Dame SafeWalk. A SafeWalk employee will meet you and walk with you to or from any point on campus. The service is free and confidential. Information on crime prevention is available at ndsp.nd.edu/crime-prevention-and-safety .

Anyone with any information concerning this crime is encouraged to call Notre Dame Security Police at (574) 631-5555. To report a crime in progress, suspicious activity (crime may be occurring), fire or medical emergency, dial 9-1-1 from any campus phone or dial 574-631-5555 from your cellular telephone.
Case number 14-0759

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Notre Dame Security Police Department
Hammes Mowbray Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
574-631-5555


Please be alert to the possibility that this suspect vehicle may appear on our campus as well.  Please call Saint Mary's Security at 574-284-5000 to report any suspicious activity.  Please call 9-1-1 to report crimes in progress or other emergency situation


 


 


 


 


 

CRIME ALERT - IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION (11/3/2013)


  


The Saint Joseph County special victims crime unit with the Saint Joseph County Sheriff's department is investigating the alleged rape of a female student by a casual acquaintance. The rape occurred between the late night of 11/2/2013 and the early morning of 11/3/2013 in a residence hall room on the campus of Saint Mary's College. 


Sexual assault can happen to anyone.  College students are more likely to be assaulted by an acquaintance.  Being aware of your own safety and watching out for your friends are important steps you can take to reduce the risk of sexual assault. 


Saint Mary's College provides a wide array of services to our student.  Offices who can support you include:


College Security- 574-284-5000


Belles Against Violence (BAVO)- 574-284-4081


Women's Health- 574-284-4805


Campus Ministry- 574-284-5391


Student Affairs/Residence Life- 574-284-4522


  


  


 OFF-CAMPUS CRIME ALERT - IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION


The Following is a crime alert released by the University of Notre Dame Security Police:


 


September 9, 2013


It was reported that an attempted rape was committed by an acquaintance in the north quad men's residence hall on September 6, or in the early morning hours of September 7.  The report was made to a university administrator on September 9.  Police have no evidence that this case is connected with the incident decribed in the Crime Alert previously issued on September 7. 


Sexual assault can happen to anyone.  College students are more likely to be assaulted by an acquaintance than a stranger.  This means that the person perpetrating the assault could be part of the campus community.  Being aware of your own safety and watching out for your friends are important steps you can take to reduce the risk of sexual assault.


 


Saint Mary's College provides a wide array of services to our students. Offices who can support you include:


COLLEGE SECURITY

573-284-5000

Belles Against Violence (BAVO)

574-284-4081

Women's Health

574-284-4805

Campus Ministry

574-284-5391

Student Affairs/Residence Life

574-284-4522

 


 


 


OFF-CAMPUS CRIME ALERT - IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION


     9/7/2013


 




A Saint Mary's student has reported that she was sexually assaulted while attending a party at Zahm Hall on the Notre Dame campus last night.  An investigation into the report in underway.

Please remember that alcohol is almost always present when sexual violence occurs.  Also, it is important to stay with your friends and always be aware of your surroundings.



Saint Mary's College provides a wide array of services to our students. Offices who can support you include:


COLLEGE SECURITY

574-284-5000

Belles Against Violence (BAVO)

574-284-4081

Women's Health

574-284-4805

Campus Ministry

574-284-5391

Student Affairs/Residence Life

574-284-4522



 


 


 OFF-CAMPUS SAFETY NOTICE - IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION


The University of Notre Dame Security Police notified Saint Mary's College at 10:15p.m. of a reported sexual assault which allegedly occurred on their campus at approximately 9:50p.m., today's date 4/27/2011.  Two white males apprximately  5'10" tall, wearing dark clothing, reportedly sexually assaulted a Saint Mary's College student.  No further description of the alleged suspects is available at this time.  Please use extreme caution when traveling to and from the University of Notre Dame as suspects have not been apprehended.




For more information pleas visit the safety and crime prevention page


 


For information on sexual assault and the services Saint Mary's College offers to the victims of violence please visit the "Belles Against Violence" office located in 35 Holy Cross Hall or call Connie Adams at 574-284-4081.


 


  OFF-CAMPUS SAFETY NOTICE - IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION


The following is a crime alert posted on the the University of Notre Dame Security website:


Crime Alerts….


September 6, 2010


Possible Sexual Assaults Reported


A possible sexual assault was reported to NDSP in the early morning hours of September 5, 2010. The reported possible sexual assault was committed in a campus residence hall on September 4, 2010 between 12:30 a.m. and 2 a.m.


A second and unrelated possible sexual assault was reported to NDSP in the evening of September 5, 2010. The possible sexual assault may have occurred in a parking area on the east side of campus sometime Saturday, September 4, 2010 around 3 p.m.


While visiting the University of Notre Dame campus, always be alert to suspicious or criminal behavior and report any such activity to the ND Security Police at 284-631-5555.


For more information please visit the safety and crime prevention page


 


For information on sexual assault and the services Saint Mary's College offers to the victims of violence please visit the "Belles Against Violence" office located in 35 Holy Cross Hall or call Connie Adams at 574-284-4081.


 


 


 


OFF-CAMPUS SAFETY NOTICE - IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION


Safety NoticeSuspect compositeSuspect composite


From: January 23rd, 2010


Sexual Assault reported at ND


NDSP is investigating a sexual assault reported on 1/23/2010.  The victim reported that the assault occurred around 2a.m. at an unspecified location on the northwest side of ND campus.  The victim stated that she was approached by a male white suspect who engaged her (victim) in conversation before attacking her.  The victim describes the suspect as college aged white male, approximately 6'2" tall with a muscular build, brown curly gelled hair, blue eyes and a up-turned nose.  The suspect was clean shaven with somewhat tan skin. (see composite sketch upper right).  The suspect may have a scratch on his face or neck. The victim may have injured or broken one of the suspect's fingers during the struggle as well. No weapon was used.


Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact NDSP at 574-631-5555 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.


Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from Saint Mary's College at www3.saintmarys.edu/campus-safety-info.


Reminder: Always report suspicious activity to Security at 574-284-5000 or Saint Joseph County Police 574-235-9611. Emergencies, call 911.




 


 


OFF-CAMPUS SAFETY NOTICE - IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION


February 27, 2009


 



Michael Lloyd Lindsey


 


Safety Notice


Mishawaka police released the above photograph and identity of the suspect in the kidnapping of a local 19 year old female from a nearby shopping center parking lot. The victim, later released unharmed, was approached while sitting in her parked vehicle. The suspect forced the victim to drive to a location nearly 100 miles from Misahawaka in Wolcott, IN., located in White County, where she (victim) was released. The suspect has not yet been located and therefore remains a threat. The suspect is 48 years old, 5'8' tall with salt and pepper (brown and gray) hair of medium build. If you see this man, call 911 immediately and report the location of the sighting.


Reminder: Always report suspicious activity to Security at 574-284-5000 or Saint Joseph County Police 574-235-9611. Emergencies, call 911.


 



CAMPUS WATCH - IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION


 


Posted: January13, 2009


SAFETY ALERT


 


Robbins
Robbins


 


 


Warning to College Campuses of Sex Offender


Police autorities from Oregon issued a warning to college campuses of the recent release of Rickey Allen Robbins (photo above). Robbins served time for sex-related crimes in which he posed as a college professor . Robbins was responsible for burglaries and sex offenses on college campuses around the country. Robbins did not show up for parole supervision and immediately fled Oregon and is now a wanted fugitive. Robbins has family in Union City, IN., just east of Muncie. Robbins is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has gray-brown hair and brown eyes and has scars on his back, chest and abdomen. If you see this man, call 911 immediately and report the sighting to the police.


Reminder: Always report suspicious activity to Security at 574-284-5000 or Saint Joseph County Police 574-235-9611. Emergencies, call 911.


 


CRIME ALERTS - IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION


Posted: February 15, 2007


SAFETY ALERT


SEX OFFENSE: FORCIBLE FONDLING


Notre Dame Security Police are investigating a reported “forcible fondling” complaint filed by a female student on 2/13/2007. Between 8:30-8:50PM the victim was approached in the C1 parking lot by the suspect she first noticed a short while before when he was parked in a red vehicle which had its emergency flashers on. The suspect began conversing with the victim, saying his ungloved hands were cold. The suspect then used both hands to fondle the victim’s breasts outside her clothing. The suspect is described as a male, of South Asian or Indian descent, approximately 5’8” tall, 175 pounds and in his 20’s. The suspect claimed his name is “Harish” from Bangladesh, who is about to open a gas station in the area. The suspect vehicle is possibly a Mitsubishi, Mirage bearing an Illinois plate.


The attached composite is a 70% likeness


Suspect Photo


Please report any information regarding this case to Notre Dame Security/Police - (574-631-5555) or Saint Mary's Security - 574-284-5000


Reminder: Always be alert and aware of your surroundings and always report suspicious activity to Saint Mary’s College Security @ 284-5000.



CAMPUS WATCH - IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION


Posted: September 14, 2006


SAFETY NOTICE


A Saint Mary's College student has just informed the College that on August 26, 2006, she and another student were held up at gunpoint near a club off Western Avenue in South Bend, IN. Both students remained calm and returned to campus safely. The South Bend Police Department responded and is investigating the incident.


Your safety and security are important to us at all times. Please familiarize yourself with the safety tips listed below. Your continued cooperation is appreciated.



  • Never walk alone at night.

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.

  • Make sure you know the exact address of the location you are going to.

  • Report any suspicious looking persons or activity to the Police (off campus) and Saint Mary's College Security Department (on campus).

  • Never attempt to engage persons involved in criminal activity - leave that up to the professionals.

Please contact the Saint Mary's College Security Department about any unusual or suspicious activity on campus by calling 284-500. (5000 from any campus phone)



Posted: March 27, 2006


CRIME ALERT


A Saint Mary's student has just informed us that she was sexually assaulted on the campus of the University of Notre Dame late Friday/early Saturday. The student did go to the hospital for appropriate medical attention. All campus services have been offered to her for her support and we will continue to provide assistance to her throughout her healing process.



Posted: February 18, 2006


CRIME ALERT


Early Saturday morning, February 18, 2006, a Saint Mary's College student reported to the Security Department that she had been sexually assaulted at an off campus apartment. The student was transported to the hospital for appropriate medical attention. Sex Offense Services was immediately contacted to provide support for the student while at the hospital. She has returned to the campus at this time. All campus services have been offered to her for her support and we will continue to provide assistance to her throughout her healing process.



CRIME ALERT


On Sunday morning, November 20, 2005, a Saint Mary's College student reported to the Security Department that she had been sexually assaulted off campus while attending a party. The victim was offered counseling and any other service she requested. Counseling and other services are standard procedure and we will be with the victim through every step of the process. The case has been turned over to the Saint Joseph County Police Department.


Also, please report all suspicious behavior to the Saint Mary's Security Department at 5000 on all campus phones, 284-5000 on phones off campus. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1 from any phone.


David B. Chapman
Director of Security



 


Posted: November 2, 2005


CRIME ALERT


  Alleged Sexual Assault: A Saint Mary’s College student has just shared information with the College that she was the victim of an alleged sexual assault that occurred during this past weekend, October 29-30. The victim shared that the alleged assault took place in a residence hall on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The victim is acquainted with her alleged assailant.


A reminder for everyone – always pay particular attention to your personal safety and use caution around people you may have just met or do not know very well. Be aware of your surroundings. And, as always, if you are consuming any type of beverage, pay particular attention to your own drink and do not let it out of your sight at any time.



Posted 9/06/05


CRIME ALERT


Notre Dame Security/Police Report:


Indecent Exposure on Saint Mary's Road


At about 2:30 p.m. on September 5, 2005 a Saint Mary's Student reported to NDSP that a man exposed himself to her at about 11:20 a.m. The student told NDSP that while she walked along Saint Mary's Road near the Holy Cross Community Cemetery between Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College, a male passed her on a bicycle and he exposed himself to her. The suspect spoke no words. The student then went back to seek assistance from a friend at a residence hall on campus and later contacted NDSP. The suspect is described as male, white, approximately 40 years old, wearing no shirt, shorts and riding a bike. Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact NDSP 574-631-5555.


NDSP reminds students to report suspicious activity or crimes immediately by calling 9-1-1 or using one of the emergency call boxes located around campus. Students, faculty and staff with cellular telephones are encouraged to program the department telephone number (574-631-5555) into an easily used speed dial key to use this number to report crime or suspicious activity on campus.


NDSP Case #2005-1946


Please report all suspicious behavior to the Saint Mary's Security Department at 5000 on all campus phones, 574-284-5000 on phones off campus. If there is an emergency or crime in progress, call 9-1-1 from any phone.



Posted 8/21/05


A Saint Mary's College Student has just reported to the Department of Saint Mary's Security that she was sexually assaulted in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 20, 2005 by a person known to her. This assault occurred on the grounds of Saint Mary's College Campus. This was not a stranger assault, but an assault by a person that the student had recently met. All available resources in the community and at Saint Mary's have been offered to the student to support her.


Reminder to all students to use caution around people who you do not know very well. Stay with your friends when you go out. When you go out in groups, make sure all your friends return to campus with you.


Also, please report all suspicious behavior to the Saint Mary's Security Department at 5000 on all campus phones, 284-5000 on phones off campus. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1 from any phone.



Posted 4/29/05


Important Information...
April 29, 2005
Armed Robberies Reported -- Suspect Arrested
On Thursday, April 28, 2005 at approximately 10:20 p.m. a student was robbed of money on Ivy Road near Courtney Lane just south of the Eck Tennis Pavilion. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the student. The student complied and the suspect fled on foot. The student reported the robbery after returning to his off campus residence.
A short time later, two students were walking on Ivy Road at Warrick (on the east side of campus north of Eck Tennis) when they were approached by a male who displayed a handgun and demanded money. The students complied and the suspect left on foot. The students called police from a cell phone and went to an off campus residence.South Bend, St. Joseph County and University police responded to the area. The suspect was apprehended by NDSP near Ivy Road on Eugene Street. The suspect had a weapon. The suspect was identified at the scene by a victim. The suspect was arrested and transported to the St. Joseph County jail.
Investigation of this matter continues. Anyone with any information about these cases is asked to contact the Investigation Section at NDSP at (574) 631-8340 or (574) 631-5555.
Case 2005-1072


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Posted April 22, 2005


CRIME ALERT


April 21, 2005
University of Notre Dame Security/Police
NDSP received a call from a male student who reported that he had been robbed on the north side of the Eck Visitors Center at 9:00 p.m. on April 21, 2005. The student was walking from his residence hall towards the Hesburgh Peace Center when he observed the suspect in this case sitting on a bench. The suspect stood up, pulled a handgun from his waistband, confronted the student and said, "Give me your money." The student surrendered his wallet. The suspect told the student to walk away from him to which he complied. The student then looked back over his shoulder and observed the suspect running southbound on Notre Dame Avenue. The student then went to the Hammes Bookstore and called Notre Dame Security Police. Officers responded and searched the area but did not locate the suspect. NDSP also notified the South Bend Police Department of this incident and their officers checked the area just south of the campus.
The suspect is described as:
Male Black, 6'0", 180 pounds
Late 20's to early 30's with one or two day beard growth
Wearing a black unzipped leather jacket, gray t-shirt and a red baseball cap

The Notre Dame Safewalk program is available to all students walking on campus property between the hours at 8:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. You can request this service by using the campus bluelight phones, or by calling for 4-2583 (BLUE) from any campus telephone.
If you have any information about this case, please contact Notre Dame Security/Police Department at 574-631-5555, via e-mail at ND.ndspd.1@nd.edu or by clicking on "Silent Watch". Immediately report any crime or suspicious activity to security/police by calling 9-1-1 from any campus phone or by using an emergency call station (blue light phones) located around the campus perimeter.
Case 05-0988



CRIME ALERT


On Sunday, January, 30, 2005, a student at Saint Mary's College was assaulted in her residence room (this was not a sexual assault). The victim and the suspect know each other; this was not a stranger assault. We, in Security, are following through with a complete investigation. All indications at this point are that the suspect is unlikely to return to campus. We are taking action to restrict his access to campus as well. There is no information that any other student was in danger or is in danger now. The suspect was driving a 1978 Black Porsche.


This is a reminder to all students; males must be escorted while in residence halls. Please do not open exit doors to any male who is not escorted by a Saint Mary's College student.


Also, as a reminder, please report any suspicious activity to Security (284-5000).


David B. Chapman
Director of Security


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Posted Oct 2, 2003


SMC Student Reports Suspected Rape


A 21-year-old Saint Mary's College student reported to South Bend police Monday that she may have been raped Saturday, 9/27. The woman said she suspected that a man at the Linebacker Lounge, 1631 South Bend Ave., put a drug in her drink, causing her to black out.


She said she went to the Linebacker on Saturday night with a male friend, and while there, she met his house mate. She said this man was buying her drinks and bringing them to her. In the morning, the woman said she woke up next to the roommate, in his bed, and that she was naked. On Monday, the alleged victim went to the hospital for a rape exam and to see whether a drug was used on her. The Family Violence Unit of the South Bend Police Department is investigating the incident.






Please be reminded of some actions you can take to protect yourselves and each other:



  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.

  • Remember that alcohol begins to impair your judgment with the first drink.

  • Do not drink beverages that you did not open yourself.

  • Do not share or exchange beverages with anyone.

  • Do not take a drink from a punch bowl.

  • Do not take a drink from a container that is being passed around.

  • Bring your own beverages to a party if possible,

  • If someone offers you a beverage from a bar at a club or a party, accompany the person to order your beverage, watch it being poured and carry the beverage yourself.

  • Do not leave your beverage unattended while talking, dancing, using the restroom, or making a phone call.

  • If you realize that your beverage has been left unattended, discard it.

  • Do not drink anything that has an unusual taste or appearance, (salty taste, excessive foam, unexplained residue, etc.). 

THIS INFORMATION IS APPLICABLE TO ANY BEVERAGE, NOT JUST ALCOHOL!



REMEMBER:





  • Appoint a designated person to drive when you go to parties, clubs or other places.


  • Have a plan to periodically check up on each other.


  • If any of your friends appears very intoxicated, gets sick after drinking a beverage, passes out and is difficult to awaken, seems to be having difficulty breathing, or is behaving in an uncharacteristic way, take steps to ensure your friend's safety.


  • If necessary, call 911 or Security for medical assistance.


  • Do not go to a private place (such as his room, your room, a vehicle) with a new acquaintance. If you meet someone you would like to see again, make arrangements to see each other in a public place at a later date.


  • Do NOT rely on them for transportation; make arrangements for your own transportation.





Should you or a friend experience a rape or sexual assault:



1.) Get to a safe place. Contact Security either to report the incident or for
an escort to a safe place.

2.) Tell someone you trust (a friend, Resident Adviser, Residence Hall
Director, Counselor, Campus Minister, faculty member or Nurse).

3.) Preserve all physical evidence. Do not bathe, douche, brush your teeth or gargle. Keep all clothes in a bag. Do not wash them.

4.) Obtain medical attention. Even if time has passed since the incident, it is still important to seek medical attention. Go to Saint Mary's Health and Wellness Services or a local hospital emergency room. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hospital of South Bend have specially trained sexual assault medical personnel available 24/7.

5.) Report the assault to Security even if you do not know if you wish to prosecute the alleged assailant or pursue internal disciplinary procedures. No immediate decision regarding prosecution or pursuing internal discipline is required while at the hospital or when an initial report of the incident is made to any college official.



As in all such situations, the Saint Mary's College community is here to provide our full support to our students. Students can be confident in the knowledge that privacy and confidentiality are respected. If you have questions please contact Security at x5000



August 30/31, 2003


It was reported over this past weekend to Security, that two Saint Mary's students found themselves as the recipients of unwanted sexual advances in a social setting where alcohol was a factor. Please remember when socializing on or off campus that placing yourself in situations where others are consuming alcohol around you, compounded by your consuming alcohol as well, naturally increases unfortunate instances like this.


Use good judgment and be an active player in your own safety and remember:


1. Alcohol begins to impair your judgment with the FIRST drink!


2. If you go to a party with friends, leave the party with those friends. NEVER leave a friend alone at a party. Depend on each other!


3. If you have a beverage at a party, DO NOT leave it unattended. If you do leave it unattended, GET A NEW BEVERAGE! Be sure to get your OWN beverage; do NOT accept a beverage from anyone.


4. Any beverage can be tampered with. . . not just alcoholic beverages.


5. Be aware of your surroundings at all times!


6. Do not go to a private place (such as their home or your room) with a new acquaintance. If you meet someone you would like to see again, make arrangements to see each other in a public place at a later date. DO NOT rely on them for transportaion. Make arrangements for your own transportation.


Always report any and all criminal incidents and/or suspicious persons and activities immediately to Security at 284-5000.


Be alert! Watch out for yourself and each other, Belles!




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Just a reminder about mosquitos.....as you know, there has been a lot of press about West Nile virus and mosquitos.


To be on the safe side, we suggest a few things for your consideration:


1. Never pick up a dead bird, should you find one on campus. Please contact Security, X5000 and report the location of the bird.


2. If you are out in the evenings, it is a good idea to wear long sleeves and pants. Spray insect repellant on your clothes if it has DEET in it...not on your skin.


3. Don't stay around standing water where mosquitos can breed.