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Security Notifications and Timely Warnings

Safety Notice

Burglary

June 4, 2018

On Monday, June 4, around 12:05 a.m., a student woke to find an unknown individual in her residence in the 300 block of East Cache La Poudre Street.

The resident scared off the suspect, who fled on foot. Colorado Springs Police searched the surrounding area and found no people or vehicles matching the descriptions provided.
 
CC Campus Safety is working with colleagues at CSPD and will keep the community updated as the case develops.
 
Please remember these safety tips:

  • Keep your room or apartment locked at all times.

  • Document serial numbers to your electronic devices to aid investigators if those items are stolen.

  • If you have a car, lock it. Do not leave your vehicle running. Do not leave your keys in an unlocked vehicle.

  • Be alert. Keep your head up, remove your earbuds, and be aware of surroundings.

  • Don’t let anyone you don’t know into residence halls. 

  • Report suspicious people or vehicles immediately to Campus Safety.

CSPD Emergency 911
CSPD Non-Emergency (719) 444-7000
Campus Safety Emergency (719) 389-6911
Campus Safety Non-Emergency (719) 389-6707


Safety Notice

Home Invasion

April 13, 2018

This morning, April 13, around 8:15 a.m., two armed suspects broke into a residence on the 1200 block of North Weber Street. The suspects assaulted the home owner and stole their car. Colorado Springs Police searched the surrounding area and found no people or vehicles matching the descriptions provided. 

CSPD is actively investigating the incident. It appears that one suspect was taken into custody after a traffic accident near the Colorado Springs Airport. The case remains open and active.

Working with our colleagues at CSPD, a threat assessment was conducted and it was agreed that this incident does not represent a continued danger to the CC community.
 
We want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of safety tips:
 
1. Keep your room or apartment locked at all times.
2. Write down and keep in a safe place the serial numbers to your electronic devices to aid investigators if those items are stolen.
3. If you have a car, lock it. Do not leave your vehicle running. Do not leave your keys in an unlocked vehicle.
4. Be alert. Keep your head up, remove your earbuds, and be aware of your surroundings.
5. Don’t let anyone you don’t know into residence halls. 
6. Report suspicious people or vehicles immediately to Campus Safety.
 

CSPD Emergency 911
CSPD Non-Emergency (719) 444-7000
Campus Safety Emergency (719) 389-6911
Campus Safety Non-Emergency (719) 389-6707


Safety Notice

Indecent Exposure

August 24, 2017

On August 22, 2017, a student was running on the Fountain Creek trail north of campus in the vicinity of Boddington Park when a male in the park exposed himself to the student. The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male in his early to mid-twenties with dark hair, wearing jeans and a grey t-shirt. This description has been passed along to CSPD and an investigation has been initiated.

We wanted to take this opportunity to provide runners some general safety tips:

  1. Don’t wear headphones while running. Doing so is a distraction that can prevent your senses from identifying potential trouble.
  2. Be aware of your surroundings. Pay attention to what is happening around you and adjust your route accordingly.
  3. Trust your instincts. If you feel that running through a particular area “just doesn’t feel right”, don’t run there. 
  4. Let someone know where you are running and when you plan to be back. Doing so allows your friends to check in on you. Download and utilize the Rave Guardian app for these purposes.
  5. Stick to well-lit, marked trails.

 Stay mindful of yourself and your surroundings, and make your runs that much more enjoyable.


Timely Warning

Burglary of Motor Vehicle/Reckless Endangerment

August 18, 2017

At 3:50 AM on 8/18/17, a contracted security officer patrolling the new East Campus complex made contact with four male individuals that were observed acting suspiciously in the E1 East Campus parking lot. The individuals were asked to leave, and appeared to comply. Several minutes later, however, one of them returned to the lot and fired two shots from a 9mm handgun toward the officer while he was sitting in his car. The officer called for assistance, and the suspect fled southbound on Weber Street in a white extended cab pick-up truck. Thankfully, no one was injured in the exchange, and the damage sustained to our building was minimal and easily repaired.

CSPD advised us this morning that these four individuals had been burglarizing unlocked vehicles throughout the city before arriving at CC. A review of our video footage shows that two vehicles in the E1 lot were also found unlocked and burglarized.

CSPD has initiated an investigation, and more information will be made available to the community when available and appropriate.

We wanted to encourage everyone to take a moment to consider your own safety and security practices:

  • Are your doors locked?
  • Are your windows rolled up/locked?
  • Are your valuables visible from outside the car?
  • How about perceived valuables?
    • Gym bags
    • School bags/backpacks
    • Lunch boxes
    • Mail/Packages
  • Are wires to your electronics sticking out from under your seat?
  • Are your garage door opener and your home address in your car somewhere?
  • Is anything with your name on it visible from outside the car?

If you see a vehicle matching this description, or groups of unknown individuals acting in a suspicious manner, please report it immediately.

CSPD Emergency 911

CSPD Non-Emergency (719) 444-7000

Campus Safety Emergency (719) 389-6911

Campus Safety Non-Emergency (719) 389-6707

This information is being released in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Timely warnings are issued to provide information about a potentially dangerous situation at or near Colorado College and to provide our students and employees with the information necessary to make decisions or take appropriate actions to ensure their safety.


Safety Notice

Suspicious Person/Menacing

July 31, 2017

 

At approximately 12:25 PM on Monday, July 31, 2017, a CC staff member was approached in an aggressive manner while running on the Monument Creek trail north of the Bijou Bridge. The staff member was able to distance themselves from the suspect by immediately calling Campus Safety, causing him to walk away. Officers patrolled the area surrounding the incident but were unable to locate anyone matching the description provided by the staff member.

 

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5'9" tall, of average build. The suspect was last seen wearing a black long sleeved hoodie and black pants.

 

If you have any information about this suspect or someone fitting this description, call 911. If you think you see this suspect, be sure to get a good description of the person, your location, and the suspect's direction of travel. Contact Campus Safety if you have questions: x6707.

 

This information is being released in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Timely warnings are issued to provide information about a potentially dangerous situation at or near Colorado College and to provide our students and employees with the information necessary to make decisions or take appropriate actions to ensure their safety.

 

We wanted to take this opportunity to provide runners with some general safety tips:

  1. Don't wear headphones while running. Doing so is a distraction that can prevent your senses from identifying potential trouble.
  2. Be aware of your surroundings. Pay attention to what is happening around you and adjust your route accordingly.
  3. Trust your instincts. If you feel that running through a particular area "just doesn't feel right," don't run there.
  4. Let someone know where you are running and when you plan to be back. Doing so allows your friends to check in on you. Download and utilize the Rave Guardian app for these purposes.
  5. Stick to well-lit, marked trails.

 

Stay mindful of yourself and your surroundings, and make your runs that much more enjoyable