3/21/17 – UPDATE To The March 14th Timely Warning

***Updated Timely Warning ***

Dear Campus Community,

As a follow up to the Timely Warning issued March 14, 2017 about an alleged assault that occurred behind the Roaring Fork Dining Facility, an extensive investigation that included video evidence and interviews revealed the incident did not occur as originally reported by the student. The incident did not happen on campus. The incident did not involve an unknown person to the student. There is no threat to the campus community as it relates to this incident. The UCCS Police Department would like to thank the community members who responded with information relevant to this case.

Thank you,

Interim Chief Marc Pino

University of Colorado Colorado Springs Police Department

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***Previously Issued Timely Warning***

In compliance with the “Timely Warning” provisions of the Federal Jeanne Clery Act Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Police Department is issuing a notice of potential assault.

March 14, 2017

Reported Offense:

The UCCS Police Department is actively investigating a crime involving a student who reported being grabbed from behind by an unknown male on March 13, 2017 at approximately 8:50 pm. The student was walking behind the Roaring Fork building at the time of the incident. According to the student the incident ended quickly and the male party ran west into the field behind the Roaring Fork building. No serious physical injury occurred. The student remembers that the unknown male was wearing a grey in color hoodie at the time of the offense.

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Police Department urges everyone to use caution when encountering individuals who are not personally known to them and to remain aware of their surroundings at all times. Please report any suspicious activity or suspicious persons to the University Police Department.

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation contact the University Police Department at 719-255-3111, attention to Detective Corporal Martin Toetz, or in person at the Department of Public Safety located inside the Gateway Hall building. Please encourage anyone with information to assist us in keeping the campus safe.

If anything suspicious occurs or you are the victim of a crime, immediately contact the University Police Department from any campus phone by dialing 9-1-1 or at 719-255-3111 from your cell phone. Be aware of the Blue Light emergency telephones in the parking lots and throughout the campus. Report all suspicious persons or incidents directly to the University Police Department.

The University Police Department provides escorts to any of the parking lots and nearby side streets, upon request.  This service operates during the hours of darkness.

Thank you,

Interim Chief Marc Pino

University of Colorado Colorado Springs Police Department

3/14/17 – Timely Warning Issued

In compliance with the “Timely Warning” provisions of the Federal Jeanne Clery Act Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Police Department is issuing a notice of potential assault.

March 14, 2017

Reported Offense:

The UCCS Police Department is actively investigating a crime involving a student who reported being grabbed from behind by an unknown male on March 13, 2017 at approximately 8:50 pm. The student was walking behind the Roaring Fork building at the time of the incident. According to the student the incident ended quickly and the male party ran west into the field behind the Roaring Fork building. No serious physical injury occurred. The student remembers that the unknown male was wearing a grey in color hoodie at the time of the offense.

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Police Department urges everyone to use caution when encountering individuals who are not personally known to them and to remain aware of their surroundings at all times. Please report any suspicious activity or suspicious persons to the University Police Department.

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation contact the University Police Department at 719-255-3111, attention to Detective Corporal Martin Toetz, or in person at the Department of Public Safety located inside the Gateway Hall building. Please encourage anyone with information to assist us in keeping the campus safe.

If anything suspicious occurs or you are the victim of a crime, immediately contact the University Police Department from any campus phone by dialing 9-1-1 or at 719-255-3111 from your cell phone. Be aware of the Blue Light emergency telephones in the parking lots and throughout the campus. Report all suspicious persons or incidents directly to the University Police Department.

The University Police Department provides escorts to any of the parking lots and nearby side streets, upon request.  This service operates during the hours of darkness.

Thank you,

Interim Chief Marc Pino

University of Colorado Colorado Springs Police Department

3/12/17 – Red Flag Warning Issued

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 12:00pm to 7:00pm.  Low humidity and strong winds will lead to increased fire danger across much of the region.  Use extreme caution with any potential ignition source, including disposing of smoking materials in appropriate containers.

3/6/17 – High Wind Warning & Red Flag Warning Issued

For Monday, March 6, 2017 a High Wind Warning has been issued from 6:00am to 6:00pm.  Winds 35-40mph are forecast, with gusts to 55mph possible.  

Preparedness actions:
– Secure loose items outdoors, including lawn furniture and decorations
– Use extra caution if traveling on roadways perpendicular to the wind direction

There will also be a Red Flag Warning in effect from 8:00am to 7:00pm on Monday due to increased fire danger with the strong winds, low humidity, and dry fuels.

Preparedness actions:
– Use extreme caution with any ignition sources, including disposing of smoking materials in   appropriate containers
– Report any new fire starts immediately by calling 911 immediately

3/5/17 – Red Flag Warning Issued

Another Red Flag Warning has been issued for Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 10:00am to 7:00pm.  Dry conditions will continue, but winds will be stronger on Sunday.  Continue to be vigilant with potential ignition sources, and report new fire starts immediately.

Additionally, Monday’s conditions look to be favorable for increased fire conditions as well, and therefore a Fire Weather Watch has been issued.  Stay up to date with the most recent forecast information by visiting www.weather.gov/pub

3/4/17 – Red Flag Warning Issued

A Red Flag Warning, for increased fire danger, has been issued for Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10:00am to 6:00pm.  Warm temperatures, low humidity, and strong winds will combine to create conditions favorable for rapid fire growth and spread.  Use extreme caution with any potential ignition sources, and report new fire starts immediately by calling 911.