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WKU Police Department

2008 Campus Crime ALERT

Posted: September 8, 2008

Shots Fired

At 02:47 hours on September 06, 2008, WKU Police responded to a report of shots fired near Pearce Ford Tower on WKU Campus. No suspects have been identified at this time. Investigation continues. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Investigations Division of the WKU Police Department at 745-2548.

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Posted: September 8, 2008

Assault

On September 6, 2008 at 01:05 hours, A male individual reported being assaulted while walking on Avenue of Champions by two white males. Subjects struck him repeatedly with a golf club, then struck him with their vehicle while leaving the scene. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Investigations Division of the WKU Police Department at 745-2548.

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 Posted: May 2, 2008

Sexually Assault

The Bowling Green City Police Department on 5-2-2008, Thursday night/Friday morning took a report from a female WKU student who reported that she was sexually assaulted in a back yard between Chestnut Street and Mimosa Alley at approximately 2:00 a.m.

The suspect was described as a:

white male
short dark brown hair
wearing a red shirt and blue jeans
20 to 24 years of age
6'2" to 6'4" in height
150 to 175 pounds in weight

The WKU Police are urging students walking in this area to use extreme caution.

Stay alert, be aware of your surroundings and travel in pairs.

Should you have any information about this crime please contact the Bowling Green City Police Department at 393-4244 and/or the WKU Police at 745-2548.

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Posted: March 12, 200

Suspicious Person

On Wednesday, 3/12/08 an anonymous report was received by the WKU Police reporting that on Thursday, 03/06/08 while walking in the area of 13th Street and Center Street she was approached from behind by a male subject who attempted to grab her from behind in an inappropriate way. The female stated she was able to avoid the attack. This incident is similar to others reported in this area; however, the physical description of the suspect is different. The description of this subject is as follows:

White male in his mid 40's
Approximately 5'7" in height
Medium build
Short brown hair
Wearing blue jeans and dark blue hoodie and black sunglasses
The female reported she was listening to an IPOD at the time of the attach and did not hear what this individual attempted to communicate to her.

THE WKU POLICE CONTINUE TO WARN THE WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY TO USE CAUTION WHILE WALKING IN THE AREA OF 13th STREET AND CENTER STREET.

The WKU Police will continue to investigate and provide extra patrol in that area.

Safety precautions you can follow are to be aware of your surroundings at all times, travel in pairs, report suspicious people or activities to the WKU Police Department at 745-2548. The Student Escort Service is available by calling 745-3333.

The suspect in the earlier incidents reported between Thursday, January 10, 2008 and Thursday, January 31, 2008 is described as:

White male in his mid 20's
Approximately 6' in height
Medium build
Light brown or blonde hair
Wearing black sweat pants, black sweat shirt

Again if you have any information on these or any crimes on campus contact the WKU Police at 745-2548 or the Police Tip Line at 745-8773.

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Posted: January 31, 2008

Suspicious Person/Sexual Manner

WKU Police are warning females to use caution when walking in the 13th Street and Center Street Area near campus.

WKU Police and Bowling Green Police are currently investigating three reports of an individual coming up from behind and inappropriately touching females in a sexual manner.

The first report was on Thursday evening January 10, 2008 at about 10:09 pm near the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house. In this case the subject was described as a white male, college age, medium build, weighing approximately 150 lbs. He was wearing a red hoodie and black shorts. Subject ran up behind the victim and touched her in an inappropriate sexual manner.

The second report was on Friday morning January 25, 2008 at 11:52 am. The victim was walking on Center Street near 14th Street when a white male wearing a dark jacket and a light colored toboggan ran up behind the victim and touched her in an inappropriate manner.

The most recent incident took place today on January 31, 2008 at 11:11 AM. The victim was walking on Center Street near 14th Street when a white male, college age, approximately 6’ 1” to 6’ 3”, medium build wearing black sweat pants, a black sweat shirt, and possibly having short light brown or blonde hair ran up behind the victim and inappropriately touched the victim before running down Center Street.

Females are urged to not walk alone in this area. Females are cautioned to be aware of strangers in this area. Safety precautions include being aware of your surroundings as you walk. Be aware of strangers or people loitering. Walk in groups or pairs. You are urged to contact the WKU Police or the Bowling Green Police if you see suspicious people in this area. If you have any information on any of these crimes contact the WKU Police at 745-2548 or the Bowling Green Police at 393-4000.

W.K.U Police are requesting anyone with information regarding any
criminal activity, please contact the police department at 270-745-2548
or the Confidential Tip Line at 270-745-8773. You can also report a crime through the departments email and/or through our confidential crime reporting email.

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