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Timely Warnings

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Chief of the University of Georgia Police Department or his designee, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued. The warning will be issued through a campus wide e-mail to all faculty, staff and students, as well as through local media outlets.

Anyone with information about an emergency situation or other situation warranting a timely warning should contact the University of Georgia Police Department immediately at 706-542-2200.

TIMELY WARNING – STRONG ARMED ROBBERY

April 11th, 2015

Contact:

Lt. Eric Dellinger (706) 542-5813

Chief Jimmy Williamson (706) 542-5813

On 04/11/15 at approximately 3:00 a.m. an individual reported that he was the victim of a strong armed robbery while he was walking alone southbound near the railroad tracks in the area of Sanford Stadium and Greek Park Circle. The victim, no UGA affiliation, stated that he was approached from behind by three individuals and struck on the back of head. The victim reported that after he fell to the ground the perpetrators went through his pockets and took $80 in U.S. currency. The perpetrators then fled the scene on foot, last seen by the victim heading in a northeastern direction. The victim had no visible injuries and declined being evaluated by EMS.

The victim described the perpetrators as two black males and one white male. One of the black males was described as approximately 6’5” to 6’6” tall with a thin build, with the other being approximately 5’10” to 5’11” tall and stocky. The white male was described as approximately 6’ tall with a thin build. All three were described as wearing khaki pants and dark colored hoodies.

The following personal safety strategies are recommended for anyone, regardless of when and where they may travel in the area:

  • Always travel in groups when possible
  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Always travel in well-lit areas when possible
  • Never display cash or other valuables in public
  • If consuming alcohol, consume responsibly and moderately
  • Report suspicious activity or individuals to law enforcement immediately

If you have any knowledge of this incident please contact the University of Georgia Police Department at 706-542-2200 as soon as possible.

TIMELY WARNING – AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

April 11th, 2015

Contact:

Lt. Eric Dellinger (706) 542-5813

Chief Jimmy Williamson (706) 542-5813

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

On 04/08/15 at approximately 3:13 a.m. University of Georgia Police officers observed a vehicle driving at excessive speeds on Prince Avenue. As contact was made with the occupants in the entrance of Athens Regional Medical Center they found that the passenger was seeking treatment for a stab wound to the left palm. The victim reported that he and the driver, who witnessed the incident, had been walking back from the downtown area and were in the area of Brooks Hall on Herty Drive approximately thirty minutes prior when they were approached by three college aged white males. The victim stated that one of the individuals approached him and stabbed him in the hand with what he believed to be a small knife. The three suspects ran north from the scene back in the direction of the downtown area. The victim, a University of Georgia employee, and witness, no UGA affiliation, were unable to provide any additional description of the suspects at this time. The victim was treated and released for a superficial stab wound to the left palm.

Based on the limited information provided by the victim and witness, there is no reason to believe that there is a continued threat to any members of the University community. Anyone that has information related to this incident is asked to contact the University of Georgia Police Department at 706-542-2200 as soon as possible.