Crime Alerts, Clery Act & Statistics

Crime Alerts….

September 19, 2014

It was reported that an incident of sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/standards/sexual-misconduct/), occurred in the early morning hours of September 13th in a women’s residence hall in the north east area of campus. The report was made to a university administrator.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone. Anyone initiating any kind of sexual contact with another person must seek consent and not engage in sexual contact unless consent is given. According to du Lac, “Consent means informed, freely given agreement, communicated by clearly understandable words or actions, to participate in each form of sexual activity. Consent cannot be inferred from silence, passivity, or lack of active resistance.” Importantly, intoxication is not an excuse for failure to obtain consent, and a person who is incapacitated—whether by alcohol, drugs, or otherwise—is incapable of giving consent. For more information on consent and incapacitation, see http://studenthandbook.nd.edu/community-standards/standards/smsa/

As the University’s sexual assault policy makes clear: “Sexual misconduct of any kind is inconsistent with the University’s values and incompatible with the safe, healthy environment that the Notre Dame community expects. All members of this community share responsibility for creating and maintaining an environment which promotes the safety and dignity of each individual.” On college campuses, perpetrators are more likely to assault an acquaintance than a stranger. 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.

The perpetrator, not the survivor, is responsible for any instance of sexual assault. Nothing a survivor does or does not do is an excuse for sexual assault.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at http://ndsp.nd.edu/ and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu

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.

May 31, 2014

Around 10:00 A.M. today, May 31, 2014, the ND Security Police received a report of a “road rage” type incident that occurred on the traffic circle at the intersection of Douglas and Juniper Roads. The suspect is a white male in his 30s or 40s wearing a muscle shirt and driving a black Infinity SUV. The suspect pulled up beside the victim’s vehicle and pointed a handgun at the victim. The suspect was last seen driving north on State Route 933.

If someone aggressively engages you while driving, either with a weapon or by driving aggressively, disengage and leave the area. As soon as you safely can, call 9-1-1 or drive to a police or fire station or other heavily populated area where you can get assistance.

Anyone with any information concerning this crime is encouraged to call NDSP at (574) 631-5555 or by contacting Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP (7867) or http://southbend.crimestoppersweb.com/ . 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.

NDSP Case 2014-1241

April 15, 2014

NDSP is investigating a report of a sexual battery that occurred outside the south end of LaFortune Student Center on Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014. The suspect approached a female student in this location just before 5:00 A.M. He grabbed the student and said something to her. The student broke away from the suspect and ran to safety.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male possibly between 30 and 40 years of age. He was 5’10” – 6’ tall with what was described as a pot belly stomach, dark complexion and black loose curly hair just below the ear line. He had a beard but no mustache and a tattoo on his right upper arm that showed below his t-shirt sleeve. He spoke with a heavy Hispanic accent. The suspect was wearing a red t-shirt and dark pants.

Safewalk and NDSP officers are available to provide safety escorts on campus 24 hours a day. This service is available to students, faculty, staff and guests. Request a Safewalk by calling 574-631-5555. Information on sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault are available from NDSP at http://ndps.nd.edu and from the Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention at http://csap.nd.edu/.

Anyone with any information concerning this crime is encouraged to call NDSP at (574) 631-5555 or by contacting Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP (7867) or http://southbend.crimestoppersweb.com/ . 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.

NDSP Case 14-0903

April 8, 2014

It was reported that a sexual assault was committed by an acquaintance in a north quad men’s residence hall in the early morning hours of April 5, 2014. The report was made to a university administrator.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone. Anyone initiating any kind of sexual contact with another person must seek consent and not engage in sexual contact unless consent is given. According to du Lac, “Consent means informed, freely given agreement, communicated by clearly understandable words or actions, to participate in each form of sexual activity. Consent cannot be inferred from silence, passivity, or lack of active resistance.” Importantly, intoxication is not an excuse for failure to obtain consent, and a person who is incapacitated—whether by alcohol, drugs, or otherwise—is incapable of giving consent. For more information on consent and incapacitation, see http://studenthandbook.nd.edu/community-standards/standards/smsa/.

As the University’s sexual assault policy makes clear: “Sexual misconduct of any kind is inconsistent with the University’s values and incompatible with the safe, healthy environment that the Notre Dame community expects. All members of this community share responsibility for creating and maintaining an environment which promotes the safety and dignity of each individual.” On college campuses, perpetrators are more likely to assault an acquaintance than a stranger. 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.

The perpetrator, not the survivor, is responsible for any instance of sexual assault. Nothing a survivor does or does not do is an excuse for sexual assault.

April 1, 2014

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

November 7, 2013

CRIME ALERT
Sexual Assault Reported

It was reported that a sexual assault was committed by an acquaintance in a south quad men’s residence hall late on November 1st. The report was made to a university administrator.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone. Anyone initiating any kind of sexual contact with another person must seek consent and not engage in sexual contact unless consent is given. According to du Lac, “Consent means informed, freely given agreement, communicated by clearly understandable words or actions, to participate in each form of sexual activity. Consent cannot be inferred from silence, passivity, or lack of active resistance.” Importantly, intoxication is not an excuse for failure to obtain consent, and a person who is incapacitated—whether by alcohol, drugs, or otherwise—is incapable of giving consent. For more information on consent and incapacitation, see http://studenthandbook.nd.edu/community-standards/standards/smsa/.

As the University’s sexual assault policy makes clear: “Sexual misconduct of any kind is inconsistent with the University’s values and incompatible with the safe, healthy environment that the Notre Dame community expects. All members of this community share responsibility for creating and maintaining an environment which promotes the safety and dignity of each individual.” On college campuses, perpetrators are more likely to assault an acquaintance than a stranger. 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.

The perpetrator, not the survivor, is responsible for any instance of sexual assault. Nothing a survivor does or does not do is an excuse for sexual assault.

October 17, 2013

CRIME ALERT
Robbery Reported

The Notre Dame Security Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred near McGlinn Hall at about 2:25 a.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2013. A female student was walking near McGlinn Hall when three males approached her, two on foot and one on a bicycle. The men demanded and took her backpack. No weapon was displayed, however one of the suspects said he had a gun. The student was not injured in the robbery. Police received information that the suspects fled from campus. A search by local and Notre Dame police was conducted west of campus.

The suspects are described as three black men, in their 20s, wearing dark colored hooded jackets, approximately 6 feet tall. The bike used was blue or black.

Anyone with any information concerning this crime is encouraged to call NDSP at (574) 631-5555 or by calling Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP (7867). 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.

Reduce the opportunity for crime by planning ahead for your safety, walking in a group, being aware of your surroundings and looking out for your friends. SafeWalk is available to provide safety escorts on campus – call NDSP at (574) 631-5555.

Case # 2013-2327

September 30, 2013

CRIME ALERT
Sexual Assault Reported

NDSP is investigating a report made on Monday, September 30 of a sexual assault committed by an acquaintance in a west quad men’s residence hall in the early morning hours of September 29.

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.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at http://ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.
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.

NDSP Case 2013-2157

September 21, 2013

CRIME ALERT
Sexual Assault Reported

NDSP is investigating a report made on Saturday, September 21st of a sexual assault committed by an acquaintance in a north quad men’s residence hall late on September 20th.

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.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at http://ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.
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.

September 9, 2013

CRIME ALERT
Attempted Rape Reported

It was reported that an attempted rape was committed by an acquaintance in a north quad men’s residence hall late 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 described 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.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at http://ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.
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.

September 7, 2013

CRIME ALERT
Sexual Assault Reported

It was reported that a sexual assault was committed by a man in a north quad men’s residence hall during the early morning hours of September 7, 2013. NDSP is investigating the sexual assault.

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.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at http://ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.
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 # 2013-1844

April 21, 2013

CRIME ALERT
The Notre Dame Security Police Department is investigating a report made on Sunday, April 21 2013, of forcible fondling(1) that occurred during the late evening hours of Friday, April 19, 2013, in a residence hall room during a social gathering. The accused is known to the complainant.

Forcible fondling (the unlawful touching of another’s private body parts) and other sexual assaults can happen to anyone. 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.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.

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 # 2013-749
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(1) The term Forcible Fondling is a crime classification required by federal law – the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Forcible fondling is defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Guidelines as “the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or, not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.” The applicable Indiana Code for this offense is sexual battery.

December 8, 2012

CRIME ALERT

The Notre Dame Security Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred near the Main Circle at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012. A female student was walking near the Main Circle when three or four males approached her, attempted to engage her in conversation and one of them grabbed her cell phone. The suspects then fled the area on foot. No weapon was displayed and no threat of a weapon was used.

The suspects are described as a college age male whites, 5’7" – 5’8", wearing blue jeans, plaid shirts and dark sweatshirts.

Anyone with any information concerning this crime is encouraged to call NDSP 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.

Reduce the opportunity for crime by planning ahead for your safety, being aware of your surroundings and looking out for your friends. SafeWalk is available to provide safety escorts on campus – call NDSP at (574) 631-5555.

Case # 2012-2813

November 17, 2012

CRIME ALERT

The Notre Dame Security Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that occurred outside a north quad residence hall at approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2012. A male visitor to campus reported being pushed to the ground and then struck repeatedly in the face after a verbal argument.

The suspect is described as a student-aged male white about 6’2” tall with blondish-brown hair.

Anyone with any information concerning this crime is encouraged to call NDSP 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.

Reduce the opportunity for crime by planning ahead for your safety and looking out for your friends.

2012-2623

October 27, 2012

CRIME ALERT

The Notre Dame Security Police Department is investigating a report made on Saturday, October 27, 2012, of forcible fondling(1) that occurred during the late evening hours of Friday, October 26, 2012, in a building on the north side of campus where a student-sponsored event was taking place.

Forcible fondling (the unlawful touching of another’s private body parts) and other sexual assaults can happen to anyone. 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.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.

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 # 2012-2368
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(1) The term Forcible Fondling is a crime classification required by federal law – the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Forcible fondling is defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Guidelines as “the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or, not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.”

October 4, 2012

NDSP Apprehend Pair for Thefts from Residences Hall Rooms

Notre Dame Security Police officers arrested a 24-year-old local man and a 26-year-old local woman for stealing lap top computers and a wallet from two campus residence hall. The man was also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, a student and residence hall staff at O’Neill contacted NDSP to report suspicious activity of two people checking room doors. A building services employee also reported suspicious activity in a residence hall. NDSP officers responded to the scene and to nearby parking lots where they apprehended the suspects who were in possession of 2 laptop computers and a wallet—all taken from unlocked students’ rooms. A short time later, a student at Zahm Hall also contacted NDSP and reported that a woman entered his room, picked up his roommate’s computer and immediately left the building.

The quick action of reporting suspicious activity to NDSP by students and staff, and the rapid response by NDSP, led to the apprehension of two criminals and netted recovery of students’ property, as well as recovery of a stolen car believed to be used by the two. NDSP is continuing to investigate the couple’s possible involvement in other campus thefts.

NDSP recommends the following:

  • If you see something, say something! Contact NDSP right away regarding suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1 from any campus phone or by dialing 574-631-5555 from your cellular telephone.
  • Lock your residence room or office, including windows, whenever you are away – even if you are gone for a just a few moments.
  • Residence rooms and windows should be locked when you sleep.
  • Do not let people who are unknown to you into residence halls.
  • Keep valuables secured and be cognizant of your surroundings.

If you have any information about this case please contact NDSP Investigations Section at 574-631-8340 or email ndsp@nd.edu.

Case Numbers 2012-2099

September 11, 2012

CRIME ALERT

NDSP is investigating a report made on September 11 of forcible fondling that occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday, September 9 outside a south quad residence hall. The victim had recently met the suspect while walking to her residence hall from another hall on campus.

Forcible fondling and other sexual assaults can happen to anyone. College students are more likely to be assaulted by someone recently met 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.

Perpetrators may target people who have consumed excessive amounts of alcohol or those to whom they have given drugs. Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.
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 # 2012-1790

September 10, 2012

CRIME ALERT

NDSP is investigating a report to the department on September 10, 2012 that may include a forcible fondling. The reported situation occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday, September 9 and involved two visitors to campus who met earlier in the day. The situation occurred in a non-residential campus building on the south edge of campus.

Forcible fondling and other sexual assaults can happen to anyone. People are more likely to be assaulted by an acquaintance than a stranger. 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. Perpetrators may target people who have consumed excessive amounts of alcohol or those to whom they have given drugs.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.
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 # 2012-1786

August 22, 2012

CRIME ALERT

Sexual Assault Reported
NDSP is investigating a sexual assault reported to the department on August 21, 2012. The reported sexual assault was committed by a non-stranger in a residence hall during the early morning hours of August 19, 2012.

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.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.

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 # 2012-1544

March 3, 2012

Crime Alert

Sexual Assault Reported
NDSP is investigating a sexual assault reported to the department on March 3, 2012. The reported sexual assault was committed by a non-stranger in a residence hall during the early morning hours of March 3, 2012.

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.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.

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 2012-0403

November 10, 2011

Crime Alert

Purse Snatching/Robbery

NDSP is investigating a purse snatching that occurred on November 10, 2011 at about 10:15 p.m. in the D6 Parking Lot. The suspect approached the victim from behind and grabbed her purse, ran to a waiting vehicle and fled the area.

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 2011-2624

November 2, 2011

Crime Alert

This notice is based on a report made by a third party (not the victim) to NDSP on November 1. According to the report, a student was forcibly fondled at a social gathering in a campus residence hall on Friday night, October 28, 2011.

Please continue to keep in mind that sexual assault can happen to anyone at any time, and that college students are more likely to be assaulted by an acquaintance, meaning that the person perpetrating the assault could be part of the campus community. You can reduce the risk of sexual assault by being cognizant of your surroundings and the people you are with, and by watching out for your friends.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.

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 2011-2542

October 30, 2011

CRIME ALERT

Sexual Assault Reported

NDSP is investigating a sexual assault reported to the department on October 30, 2011. The reported sexual assault was committed by a non-stranger in a residence hall during the early morning hours of October 30, 2011.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone at any time. College students are more likely to be assaulted by an acquaintance, which 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.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.

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 2011-2505

October 12, 2011

CRIME ALERT

Sexual Assault Reported

NDSP is investigating a sexual assault reported to the department on October 11, 2011. The reported sexual assault was committed by an acquaintance in a residence hall during the early morning hours of October 9, 2011.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone at any time. College students are more likely to be assaulted by an acquaintance, which 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.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.

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 2011-2277

October 4, 2011

UPDATE: On October 7, 2011 NDSP was notified that this sexual assault happened at an off campus location, not outside a residence hall.

Crime Alert

Sexual Assault Reported

This notice is based on information provided to a campus administrator by a third party (not the victim). According to the report, a student was sexually assaulted by a non-stranger outside a campus residence hall in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 1, 2011.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone at anytime. College students are more likely to be assaulted by an acquaintance, which 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.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.

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.

September 12, 2011

Crime Alert

On Sunday, September 11, 2011 at about 3 p.m. , a female student reported to NDSP that at approximately 6:30 a.m. today she was awakened in her room by a college-age male. The student told officers that the man spoke to her and then she told the man to leave the room. The man left the room without incident.

NDSP recommends that residence room doors and windows should be locked when you sleep or when you are away. Do not let people not known to you into residence halls. Contact NDSP right away regarding suspicious activity and/or behavior by calling 9-1-1 from any campus phone or by dialing 574-631-5555 from your cellular telephone. Additional information about crime prevention is available at ndsp.nd.edu.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact NDSP at 574-631-5555.

Case 2011-1832

April 27, 2011

Sexual Battery Reported On Campus

NDSP is investigating a sexual battery reported on April 27, 2011. The victim reported to police that the crime occurred about 10 p.m. along a path beside Saint Mary’s Lake between Holy Cross Hill and Holy Cross Drive. The victim reports she was approached by two suspects, one reportedly carrying a knife. The victim was pulled off the path and assaulted. The assailants fled on foot toward SR933. The victim then contacted NDSP.

The initial description of suspects is two white males, both dressed in black, and wearing masks.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact NDSP at 574-631-5555 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP. Crime Stoppers does not have caller ID and won’t ask your name.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.

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.

April 9, 2011

Sexual Battery Reported

NDSP is investigating a sexual battery reported to NDSP on April 9,
2011. The reported sexual battery was committed by an acquaintance in a
campus residence hall on April 9, 2011 in the early morning hours.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Office of Student Affairs website http://osa.nd.edu/health-safety/assault/.

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 2011-653

December 2, 2010

Sexual Assault Reported

NDSP is investigating a sexual assault reported to NDSP on November 30, 2010. The reported sexual assault was committed by an acquaintance in a campus residence hall on September 25, 2010.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Office of Student Affairs website http://osa.nd.edu/health-safety/assault/.

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 2010-2825

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 incident occurred 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. This incident may have occurred in a parking area on the east side of campus sometime Saturday, September 4, 2010 around 3 p.m.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Office of Student Affairs website http://osa.nd.edu/health-safety/assault/.

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 2010-1781 and 2010-1797

September 1, 2010

Sexual Assault Reported

NDSP is investigating a sexual assault reported to NDSP on September 1, 2010. The reported sexual assault was committed by an acquaintance in a campus residence hall on August 31, 2010.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Office of Student Affairs website http://osa.nd.edu/health-safety/assault/.

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 2010-1705

March 24, 2010

Burglaries of Residences Reported

NDSP is investigating burglaries to residence hall rooms. On Monday, March 15, 2010, a student reported unknown person or persons entered his residence at Duncan Hall while the student was away. On Thursday, March 18, 2010, a student reported to NDSP that an unknown person or persons entered his unlocked residence hall room at Stanford Hall while the student was away. In these cases, valuable personal property was removed from the rooms. On Thursday, March 18, 2010, a student reported to NDSP that an unknown person or persons entered his unlocked residence hall room at Alumni Hall while the student was away and removed a computer. The computer was later recovered.

NDSP recommends the following:
• Lock your residence room or office, including windows, whenever you are away-even if you are gone for a just a few moments.
• Residence rooms and windows should be locked when you sleep.
• Do not let people not known to you into residence halls.
• Keep valuables secured, be cognizant of your surroundings.
• Contact NDSP right away regarding suspicious activity and/or behavior by calling 9-1-1 from any campus phone or by dialing 574-631-5555 from your cellular telephone.

If you have any information about these matters please contact NDSP Investigations Section at 574-631-8340 or email ndsp@nd.edu.

Case Numbers 2010-529, 2010-536, 2010-532

March 24, 2010

Assault Reported to NDSP

NDSP is investigating an assault that was reported on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at around 2:00am. A student reported to NDSP that she was walking in the area between Pasquerilla West, Pasquerilla East, Knott and Siegfried Halls when the suspect approached her from behind, took hold of the victim and pushed her against a tree. The victim reports the suspect tried to kiss her but she was able to break free and return to her residence hall.

The suspect is described as a male, about 6’1” to 6’5” tall, wearing a gray hoodie with the hood pulled over his head and face, also wearing blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact NDSP investigations section at 574-631-5555.

For information about crime prevention, safety and SafeWalk escorts, please visit ndsp.nd.edu. To request a SafeWalk escort please call 574-631-5555.

Case 2010-556

March 24, 2010

Sexual Assault Reported

On March 15, 2010, Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) was made aware of a sexual assault that occurred sometime in early December 2009, in a campus residence hall. The matter was not reported directly to NDSP. A student reported being forcibly fondled by another student. A university investigation is ongoing.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Office of Student Affairs website http://osa.nd.edu/health-safety/assault/.

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.

March 3, 2010

Sexual Assault Reported

NDSP is investigating a sexual assault reported to NDSP on March 2, 2010. The reported sexual assault was committed by an acquaintance in a campus residence hall on February 28, 2010.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Office of Student Affairs website http://osa.nd.edu/health-safety/assault/.

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.

10-0437

January 23, 2010 (updated January 27, 2010)

Sexual Assault Reported On Campus

NDSP is investigating a sexual assault reported on January 23, 2010. The victim reported to police that the assault occurred about 2 a.m. at an unspecified location on the northwest side of campus. The victim reports she was approached from behind by the suspect as she walked on campus. The suspect engaged in conversation and then assaulted the victim. No weapon was involved. After a struggle, the victim was able to escape and fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a male white, college age, with dark curly hair, blue eyes, muscular build, and about 6’ to 6’2" tall. The suspect may have a scratch on his face or neck. Click here to see a composite drawing of the suspect.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact NDSP at 574-631-5555 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP. Crime Stoppers does not have caller ID and won’t ask your name.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and from the Office of Student Affairs at osa.nd.edu/health-safety/assault.

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 2010-0132

November 20, 2009

Possible Sexual Assault

NDSP is investigating a possible sexual assault reported to NDSP on November 10, 2009. The reported possible sexual assault was committed by an acquaintance in a campus residence hall the same day.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors
of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Office
of Student Affairs website.

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.

09-2777

November 16, 2009

Burglaries Reported

Notre Dame Security Police is investigating burglaries to three unlocked men’s residence hall rooms in the early morning hours of November 15, 2009. The crimes were reported later in the day to NDSP.

Anyone with information regarding this matter should contact Notre Dame Security Police Department at 631-8340.

For information about crime prevention and safety, please visit ndsp.nd.edu

To report a crime in progress, suspicious activity (crime may be occurring), fire or medical emergency, immediately dial 9-1-1 from any campus phone or dial 574-631-5555 from your cellular telephone.

Case 09-2832

November 15, 2009

Indecent Exposure

Notre Dame Security Police is investigating a crime in which a male exposed himself as he rode on a bicycle past three women who were walking together on Saint Mary’s Road near the cemetery at about 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2009

Witnesses described the suspect a male white, 40 to 50 years old, wearing a grey t-shirt and white shorts. Anyone with information regarding this matter should contact the Notre Dame Security Police investigations section at 574-631-8340.

For information about crime prevention and safety please visit ndsp.nd.edu.

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 09-2819

September 20, 2009

Burglary of Residence Reported

Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) is investigating a burglary of an apartment at Fisher Graduate Residences. At about 4:15 a.m. on Saturday September 19, a student reported to NDSP that an unknown person or persons entered an apartment bedroom while the student was away between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Entry to the apartment appeared to be made by removing a screen and opening an unlocked window. Valuable personal property was removed from the apartment.

NDSP recommends the following:
• Lock your residence room or office, including windows, whenever you are away-even if you are gone for a just a few moments.
• Residence rooms and windows should be locked when you sleep.
• Do not let people not to known to you into residence halls.
• Keep valuables secured, be cognizant of your surroundings
• Contact NDSP right away regarding suspicious activity and/or behavior by calling 9-1-1 from any campus phone or by dialing 574-631-5555 from your cellular telephone.
If you have any information about this matter please contact NDSP Investigations Section at 574-631-8340 or email ndsp@nd.edu.

Case 2009-2131

August 25, 2009

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY REPORTED

Notre Dame Security Police is investigating an attempted burglary to an unlocked woman’s residence hall room at about 4:30 a.m. on August 24, 2009. The crime was reported later in the day to NDSP. Two students reported they woke up and discovered a young man in their room looking in their closet. The man left the room without incident—taking nothing and no words were spoken by the man.

The subject was described as a college-aged, male/white, about 6’ tall, medium build, possibly with red hair, and wearing only a blue t-shirt.

Anyone with information regarding this matter should contact Notre Dame Security Police Department at 631-8340.

For information about crime prevention and safety, please visit nsdp.nd.edu

To report a crime in progress, suspicious activity (crime may be occurring), fire or medical emergency, immediately dial 9-1-1 from any campus phone or dial 574-631-5555 from your cellular telephone.

Case 09-1796

June 30, 2009

Voyeurism

Notre Dame Security Police is investigating a voyeurism offense that occurred in a dorm on June 29, 2009 at approximately 10:00 a.m. A female was taking a shower when a male subject stuck his head behind the shower curtain. The female yelled and the male ran away. The male is described as being tan, 20 – 30 years old, black hair and wearing a red baseball cap, light brown shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this matter should contact the Notre Dame Security Police Department at 631-5555.

For information about crime prevention and safety, please visit ndsp.nd.edu.

Please immediately report any crime in progress, suspicious activity (crime may be occurring), fire or medical emergencies, dial 9-1-1 from any campus phone or dial (574) 631-5555 from your cellular telephone.

09-1529

June 17, 2009

Burglary of Unlocked Room and Bike Theft

NDSP is investigating a burglary of an unlocked office in Fitzpatrick Hall. Sometime between 5 p.m. Tuesday June 16 and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday June 17, a person or persons entered an unlocked office and removed two (2) laptop computers.

Over the past weeks, several bikes have been reported stolen from campus. There is no apparent pattern in the thefts. Bikes have been taken from various locations on campus during daylight hours and over night.

On the afternoon of June 15, NDSP arrested two men on campus involved in stealing bikes on campus.

NDSP recommends the following:

  • Lock your office or residence room whenever you are away-even if you are gone for just a few moments.
  • Residence rooms should be locked when you sleep.
  • Do not let people not to known to you into residence halls.
  • Keep valuables secured, Do not leave property unsecured and unattended.
  • Get a good, heavy duty bike lock and secure your bike to a fixed object.
  • Contact NDSP right away regarding suspicious behavior by calling 9-1-1 from any campus phone or by dialing 574-631-5555 from your cellular telephone.

If you have any information about these matters please contact NDSP Investigations Section at 574-631-8340 or email ndsp@nd.edu .

May 7, 2009

Indecent Exposure

Notre Dame Security Police is investigating a crime in which a male in a black car was observed by several witnesses masturbating in the B2 Library Parking Lot around 8:57 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2009. A witness reported the vehicle had a New Jersey license plate. Witnesses saw what may have been the same vehicle drive over a sidewalk to exit the lot and proceed north bound on Wilson Drive. Anyone with information regarding this matter should contact the Notre Dame Security Police Department at 574-631-8340.

For information about crime prevention and safety please visit ndsp.nd.edu. . Dial 574-631-5555 to request a safety escort.

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 09-1106

March 23, 2009

Assault Reported

Notre Dame Security Police is investigating an assault reported by a man outside of Legend’s of Notre Dame at about 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2009. Words were exchanged between two men and one man hit the other man in the face with his fists. The victim was treated and released at a local hospital. A suspect was identified and the case is being investigated by NDSP.

Anyone with information regarding this matter should contact the Notre Dame Security Police Department at 631-8340.

For information about crime prevention and safety, please visit ndsp.nd.edu.

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.

09-0608

February 25, 2009

2 Sexual Assaults Reported On Campus

A university administrator has reported receiving information of a sexual assault committed in a residence hall, on February 8, 2009 by acquaintances of the survivor. This crime was not reported to NDSP.

In addition, NDSP is investigating a sexual assault reported by a Notre Dame student on February 23 2009. The student reported to NDSP that the assault, committed by an acquaintance, occurred in a residence hall February 23, 2009. Case 2009-0418.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and from the Office of Student Affairs at osa.nd.edu/health-safety/assault.

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.

January 19, 2009

Sexual Assault Reported On Campus

NDSP is investigating a sexual assault reported by a Notre Dame student on January 17,
2009. The student reported to NDSP that the assault, committed by an acquaintance,
occurred in a residence hall January 16, 2008.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault
is available from NDSP at www.ndsp.nd.edu and from the Office of Student Affairs at
http://osa.nd.edu/health-safety/assault .

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 2009-0087

January 16, 2009

Important Information

A convicted sex offender, Rickey Allen Robbins reportedly fled parole in Lane County, Oregon on December 12, 2008. Robbins was released from prison in December 2008 after serving time for a sex crime. Robbins has a history of committing crimes on or near college campuses. Robbins has family living in southeast Indiana. News reports indicate that Robbins may have been seen at Indiana University South Bend campus last week.

Rickey Allen Robbins is a 58 year-old, male, white, 5’9", about 190 pounds, with brown hair, hazel eyes. See photos below.

If you see Robbins on campus, please immediately contact NDSP at 574-631-5555. If you see Robbins off campus contact local police by calling 9-1-1.

Robbins

  • On-campus emergencies- dial 911
  • Non-emergency calls - dial 574-631-5555
  • SAFEWALK - dial 574-631-5555

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