Crime Alerts

SECURITY ALERT -  Distributed 05/25/2011

Stolen Cars on Campus: During the past week, four vehicles have been stolen from the Oregon State University campus. Three of these vehicles were Hondas, and two other Hondas were broken into without signs of forced entry. Because of the unusual number of incidents, we would like to encourage OSU students, staff, faculty and visitors to be especially vigilant and aware of suspicious behavior.

Although most of the activity has targeted Hondas, all automobile owners should be aware of the potential for car thefts and or break-ins. Keep your vehicles locked, remove valuables from the car and report suspicious activity to the Oregon State Police and Department of Public Safety at 541-737-3010 or 7-3010. Anyone with information on the recent thefts should call the number listed above.

SECURITY ALERT -  Distributed 05/09/2010

Sexual Assault Suspect: This Security Alert is distributed as a means of informing the Oregon State University community of recent incidents of public interest. The individual described below may be of concern with regard to personal safety.

The Oregon State Police are investigating a reported sexual assault early Tuesday morning 5/4/2010, at an on-campus residence hall at Oregon State University.

OSP investigators report, at approximately 4 am, an unknown male allegedly entered a female student's room and assaulted her.  The suspect was described as white, 6-foot-3, with a heavy build and short spiky hair, wearing blue jeans and a dark-colored T-shirt.

OSU and law enforcement are asking for information pertinent to this ongoing investigation.  Anyone with additional information can contact Lt. Jeff Lanz of the Oregon State Police at 541-737-3010 or 7-3010.

OSU officials encourage all individuals to take appropriate precautions to stay safe on campus and offer the following tips as good safety practices for those living in campus residence halls: 

  • If you see something suspicious, call the police
  • Keep room doors locked at all times.
  • Do not prop outside doors open; do not let strangers into residence halls.
  • Be aware of what is going on around you and avoid the use of headphones when walking in remote areas.
  • At night, walk in well-lit corridors of campus.
  • Take precautions at day and night.  Don't walk or jog alone.
  • Blue Light Phones, which provide a direct connection to OSU Public Safety and 911 can be found at many locations across campus.
Police urge caution in wake of suspicious incident Sunday evening – January 25, 2010

Oregon State Police are urging students, faculty and staff to be mindful and alert following an incident Sunday evening in which a female OSU student was approached by a male who tried to convince her to go with him and subsequently followed her for several blocks before disappearing.

While police say no crime was committed, the student was sufficiently concerned to call police and OSP officials termed the incident a suspicious circumstance. Of particular concern, police say, was the male reached out toward the student, who was walking away from Dixon Recreation Center near 26th and Campus Way. She pulled back and fled northward, but the individual followed her at some distance until she reached Monroe Avenue.

Officers say they’d like to speak with the male, if he can be located. Individuals with information regarding the incident should call OSP at 541-737-3010 or 7-3010. Officers urge caution for those walking on campus after dark, advising use of well-lit walkways, keeping a cell phone handy and knowing where Blue Emergency Phones, which offer a direct connection to 911, are located around campus. Students particularly concerned about walking on campus after dark can call ASOSU SafeRide at 541-737-5000 or 7-5000 to schedule free transportation to and from campus.

The following tips are provided to assist in the prevention of further crimes:
  • Do not leave laptops unattended or unsecured, especially in classrooms or offices.
  • Pay attention to how your office or classroom appears from the exterior: Are valuable items visible?
  • When leaving a room or building, are the windows and doors secured?
  • Don't allow access to buildings after hours to persons with whom you're not familiar.
  • Avoid the use of headphones when walking on campus.
  • Be aware of what's going on around you.
  • Whenever possible, carry a cell phone when walking in remote areas.
  • If you see something suspicious, call the police.
  • Take precautions at day and night. Do not walk or jog alone.
  • Blue Light Phones can be found at many locations on the campus.
  • Remember that the most important part of the campus safety equation is your watchfulness and good judgment. 

Never Take Chances With Your Health & Safety.

Report suspicious activity to:
Oregon State Police
Department of Public Safety
Emergency 541-737-7000 or 7-7000
Non-emergency 541-737-3010 or 7-3010

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