Timely Warning February 8, 2018

Date & Time of Incident: 
February 8, 2018 8:53 pm
Report Type: 
Burglery
Reported Offense Summary: 

A burglary was reported to University Police on February 8, 2018 at 8:53 PM. The reported incident occurred on February 8, 2018 at 8:53 PM, at Copeley Apartments.

 

The female victim reported that she was sleeping when an intruder entered her bedroom through the window.  When the intruder noticed the suspect he immediately fled the apartment through the window. If you have any information about this incident please contact the University Police Department. 

Appearance of suspect is reported to be:

Race:

Black or African American

Sex:

Male

Height:

Unknown

Weight:

Unknown

Hair Color:

Curly dark hair

Eye Color:

Unknown

Age:

Unknown

Additional Description:

Wearing a black puffy jacket.

The University of Virginia shares this information to protect members of the University community, to promote safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur.

  • No action or inaction by a crime victim makes that person responsible for another person's abusive or criminal conduct. The following suggestions may help reduce the possibility of experiencing a crime, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation or call for assistance.
  • Safely intervene and/or call for help if you witness disrespectful or inappropriate behavior, or a violent crime. Plan in advance: discuss how you might do this in conversations with your friends, using different scenarios, when you aren't facing a potential crisis. Remember the three D's of Green Dot: Distract, Delegate, Direct.
  • Invite a Green Dot facilitator to your residence hall, suite, or organization to present on bystander intervention, or increase your understanding of these issues by inviting a peer educator from One Less or One in Four to present to your organization.
  • If you feel as though someone may be stalking you, ask someone who understands these issues like UPD, Office of the Dean of Students, the Women’s Center, or CAPS to help you clarify what’s going on and to develop a safety plan.
  • If you feel afraid, call 911 or utilize transportation resources, such as the Yellow Cab program and UPD’s Safe Ride. Put their number, (434) 242-1122 into your speed dial. Know the service area and hours by visiting http://www.virginia.edu/parking/saferide/ .
  • If you feel threatened on Grounds or in nearby areas, look for a blue light emergency phone or call 911.
  • If you are being stalked, share this information with people who can help keep you safe. Use the stalking tracking form on the UVA resources website and speak to professionals to help develop a safety plan.

University (Non-Confidential) Resources: For information regarding resources and reporting options, you are encouraged to contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator@virginia.edu or at (434) 297-7988, the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights at uvaeocr@virginia.edu or (434) 924-3200,  the Office of the Dean of Students by phone at (434) 924-7133, or the University Police Department at (434) 924-7166. A Student Resource Guide and other information is also available on the following websites: www.virginia.edu/sexualviolence or www.virginia.edu/uvapolice.

Prevention Tips

  • Remember, your room door is actually your front door. Keep it locked even when leaving only for a few minutes.
  • Report inoperable locks and latches to the appropriate maintenance personnel.
  • If you lose your key or ID, report it immediately so that locks can be changed and your lost ID can be suspended and a new one can be issued.
  • Limit the amount of personal information you post online.
  • Never leave notes on your door indicating that you are out for the night or out of town for the weekend.
  • Do not admit strangers into your residence hall.
  • Keep a written record of all personal valuables, including descriptions and serial numbers. It is evidence that the property is yours.
  • If you come home to find an unexplained open/broken window or door:
    • Do not enter - the perpetrator may still be inside.
    • Use a cell phone or neighbor's phone to call police.
    • Do not touch anything or clean up until the police have inspected for evidence.
    • Write down the license plate numbers of any suspicious vehicles.
    • Note the descriptions of any suspicious persons.

Emergency/Crisis Resources (24/7):

Police

911

Sexual Assault Resource Agency

(434) 977-7273

Shelter for Help in Emergency

(434) 293-8509

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Emergency Line:

(434) 972-7004

Dean on Call (Call UVA Police and ask for the Dean on Call):

(434) 924-7166

UVA Emergency Department/Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners:

(434) 924-2231

Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline of Virginia:

(800) 838-8238

Ongoing Support from Confidential Resources:

Department of Student Health

(434) 924-5362

CAPS

(434) 243-5150

 

General Medicine

(434) 972-3915

 

Gynecology

(434) 924-2773

 

Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center Counseling Services

(434) 982-2252

 

Ongoing Support (Non-Confidential) and Guidance, including academic and housing accommodations:

Office of the Dean of Students

(434) 924-7133

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