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Past Security Notifications

Safety Notice - Burglary

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Over the weekend, a construction trailer on the Robson Arena site was burglarized.

CC Campus Safety is working with colleagues at the Colorado Springs Police Department 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 - Felony Assault

Monday, July 28, 2020

On July 28, just after 1 a.m., officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to a felony assault in the area of 714 North Nevada Ave. The suspect, a male in his thirties wearing a blue jacket, was last seen walking west on Dale Street from Nevada Ave. Campus Safety increased patrols in the area.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind members of the Colorado College community that Campus Safety will provide escorts for community members. You can contact Campus Safety at the non-emergency number for an escort twenty-four hours a day. Download the Rave Guardian personal safety app to your cell phone. Also, familiarize yourself with the location of emergency light call boxes on campus, which are located at strategic points around our campus to provide direct contact with Campus Safety in the event of an emergency. To activate a call box, just press the button and you will be connected with Campus Safety.

We want to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to take an active role in your safety and that of your community by:

  • Making sure all exterior doors and windows have working locks and that they are locked.
  • Using window chocks that limit how far a window can be opened.
  • Carrying a fully charged cellphone with emergency numbers.
  • Downloading Rave Guardian personal safety app and using the timer notification.
  • Becoming familiarized with the location of the emergency lights/call boxes on campus.

Contact the Colorado Springs Police Department and Campus Safety at:

CSPD Emergency 911

CSPD Non-Emergency (719) 444-7000

Campus Safety Emergency (719) 389-6911

Campus Safety Non-Emergency (719) 389-6707


 

 

Attempted Burglary / "Peeping Tom"

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Campus Safety and the Colorado Springs Police Department have received three reports from the neighborhoods immediately adjacent to campus of a suspect attempting to gain access into private residences and peeping through the windows. The reports came from the 1200 North block of Nevada Avenue, the 300 East block of Cache La Poudre Street, and the 1000 North block of Weber Street.

We want to encourage all residents in the area to continue to be thoughtful about securing windows and doors, and reporting anything out of the ordinary.

As a reminder, Campus Safety is able to provide a ride to students and staff upon request.

 


 

Robbery

October 18, 2019

 

On Friday night, an armed robbery was reported near the intersection of Nevada Avenue and Dale Street, south of 7-11. The suspect followed two people from the store, and attempted to rob them at gunpoint. No CC faculty, staff, or students were involved in the incident.

 

The suspect is described as a male, between the ages of 16 and 23, wearing dark pants and a light gray or white hooded sweatshirt.

 

If you observe any unusual behavior around campus, and particularly at any of the retail stores near campus, please report that behavior immediately to Campus Safety or CSPD.

Campus Safety would like to take this opportunity to encourage the whole campus community to take an active role in your safety and the safety of the community by:

 

  • Making sure that any monetary transactions are conducted with discretion; attempt to avoid displaying any amount of currency while making financial transactions in public places.
  • Always being aware of your surroundings while walking. Be careful not to allow music and other communication devices from drawing too much of your attention.
  • Travelling in well-lit areas. Utilize the Rave Guardian app or walk in groups for safety.

Safety Notice

Peeping Tom/ Public Indecency

June 28,2018

Campus Safety and the Colorado Springs Police Department are currently investigating two reports of "peeping Tom" behavior to include public indecency.

The incidents occurred the night of Wednesday, June 27, in the area of 300 E. Yampa and 1000 N. Wahsatch. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately six feet tall, having a thin build and a goatee, wearing a long green t-shirt, and boot-cut blue jeans.

If you observe an individual matching this description, 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

Campus Safety would like to take this opportunity to encourage the whole campus community to take an active role in your safety and the safety of the community by:

  • Making sure all exterior doors and windows have working locks and locking your doors and windows;
  • Installing window chocks that limit how far a window can be opened;
  • Installing peep holes in doors so you know who is at the door before you open it;
  • Making your patio doors harder to break into by placing a pipe or metal bar in the middle bottom track of the door slide. The pipe and track should be the same length;
  • Installing motion-activated exterior lights.

 


 

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

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