CURRENT CAMPUS/COMMUNITY SAFETY NOTICES

UHM Announce – 3.3.15 – Motorcycle Theft at Moore Hall
 
Today, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, a motorcycle was reported stolen.  The theft took place at Moore Hall between 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 28 and 3:15 this afternoon.

The vehicle is described as a yellow 2009 motorcycle, license 375XNR

If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our recent moped thefts, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

UHM DPS recommends:
- Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
- To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
- Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
- Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
- Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
- Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
- Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).

If you see something suspicious, call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911.

 


UHM Announce – 2.25.15 – Moped Theft at Law School

This evening, Wednesday, February 25, 2015, a moped was reported stolen.  The theft took place at the Law School moped parking between 10:45 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. today.

The moped is described as a pink TaoTao. 

If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our recent moped thefts, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

UHM DPS recommends:
- Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
- To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
- Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
- Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
- Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
- Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
- Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).

If you see something suspicious, call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911.

 


UHM Announce – 2.25.15 – Fire on Wa’ahila Ridge
 
A fire has been reported on Wa’ahila Ridge, West of the Wa’ahila Apartments.  The fire is high on the ridge and does not present a fire danger to the community at the present time, however, smoke is causing limited visibility.  Police and Fire are on scene.  Dole Street remains open, but DPS is advising our community to commute using an alternate route and stay away from the area if possible.  Additional updates will be posted as necessary.
 
Safety Tips from UHM DPS:
- Close windows to avoid smoke from entering your vehicle or home.
- Use an alternate route away from the area if at all possible.

 


 
2.23.15 - UHM Announce - Burglary at University Housing
Today, Monday, February 23, 2015, a burglary was reported at University Housing (Wa'ahila Apartments). The burglary occurred between 8:00 a.m. and 6:25 p.m., and a report has been filed with HPD.  There is no suspect description at this time.
 
If you have any information:
Please contact UHM Department of Public Safety (UHM DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.
 
Campus Safety Tips From UHM DPS:
The following suggestions may help to reduce the possibility of experiencing a burglary, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance:
  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call UHM DPS at 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

2.16.15 - UHM Announce - Attempted Robbery near Kuykendall Hall
This evening, Sunday, February 15, an attempted robbery was reported to UHM Department of Public Safety (DPS).  The incident took place at approximately 10:00 p.m. this evening on the ground floor outside of Kuykendall Hall.  An unknown male approached an employee and asked for his wallet.  The employee declined and the male fled on foot towards Dole Street.  No weapon or threat of force was used in this incident.

The male suspect is described as:
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Age: 40s
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Build: Medium
  • Clothing: Dark shirt and jeans
  • Other distinguishing characteristics: Man appeared to be homeless

Campus safety tips from UHM DPS:
  • Encourage friends to travel in pairs or with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas.
  • Utilize campus transportation resources. Call 956-SAFE (7233) for our Security Escort Service, which is available 7 days a week, from dusk until dawn.
  • If you feel that you or others are in danger, look for a blue light Emergency Call Box, call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911, or call HPD at 911.
  • To report suspicious, illegal or unusual activity on campus, call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

2.15.15 - UHM Announce - Sexual Assault Off-Campus
This afternoon, Sunday, February 15, an off-campus sexual assault was reported to DPS.  The incident took place at approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning near Beretania Street and University Avenue while a student was walking home.  An unknown male approached the student and grabbed her in several places before she managed to flee the area.

The male suspect is described as:
  • Ethnicity: African American
  • Hair: Black
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Build: Medium
  • Facial hair: Beard
  • Other distinguishing characteristics: Man appeared to be homeless

Remember:
  • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
  • Responsibility is with the perpetrator, not the survivor -- no one deserves, asks for, or provokes sexual assault.
  • UHM provides counseling services to students.  For information, contact the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927.
  • For information on resources for survivors of sexual assault, contact the UH Manoa Women’s Center at (808) 956-8059.

Campus safety tips from UHM DPS:
  • Encourage friends to travel in pairs or with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas.
  • Utilize campus transportation resources. Call 956-SAFE (7233) for our Security Escort Service, which is available 7 days a week, from dusk until dawn.
  • If you feel that you or others are in danger, look for a blue light Emergency Call Box, call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911, or call HPD at 911.
  • To report suspicious, illegal or unusual activity on campus, call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

2.12.15 - Our first-ever Campus Safety E-Newsletter is here!
You can view the February 2015 edition by clicking on this link.

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2.9.15 - UHM Announce - Moped Theft at Hawaiian Studies Moped Parking
This morning, Monday, February 9, 2015, a moped was reported stolen.  The theft took place at the Hawaiian Studies moped parking between 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 7 and 8:40 a.m. this morning.

The moped is described as a white SYM, license W67401.

If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our recent moped thefts, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

UHM DPS recommends:
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).

If you see something suspicious, call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911.

1.27.15 - UHM Announce - Burglary at Kuykendall Hall
Today, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, a burglary was reported from Kuykendall Hall offices on the fifth floor.  The burglary occurred between 12:00 midnight and 7:24 a.m. this morning, and the case is currently under investigation by the Honolulu Police Department.  There is no suspect description at this time.

If you have any information, please contact the UHM Department of Public Safety (UHM DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

Tips From UHM DPS:
The following suggestions may help to reduce the possibility of experiencing a burglary, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance:
  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call UHM DPS at 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

1.25.15 - UHM Announce - Moped Theft at Hale Lokelani
1.26.15 - UPDATE: Stolen Moped Recovered
Yesterday evening, Sunday, January 25, 2015, a stolen moped was recovered on campus by UHM Department of Public Safety officers.  The recovered moped was reported as stolen yesterday afternoon.

1.25.15
This morning, Sunday, January 25, 2015, a moped was reported stolen.  The theft took place at the Hale Lokelani moped parking between 10:00 p.m. yesterday evening and 10:44 a.m. this morning.

The moped is described as a white Bravo Breeze. 

If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our recent moped thefts, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

UHM DPS recommends:
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).

If you see something suspicious, call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911.

1.21.15 - UHM Announce - Burglary at QLC
Today, Wednesday, January 21, 2015, a burglary was reported from the offices on the 4th floor of the QLC building. The burglary occurred between 6:00 p.m. yesterday evening and 5:00 a.m. this morning, and the case is currently under investigation through the Honolulu Police Department. There is no suspect description at this time.

If you have any information, please contact the UHM Department of Public Safety (UHM DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

Campus Safety Tips From UHM DPS:
The following suggestions may help to reduce the possibility of experiencing a burglary, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance:
  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call UHM DPS at 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

1.16.15 - Scam Alert
The FBI and Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) warn of multiple scams targeting universities, university employees, and students across the nation. The scams range from Internet fraud to intrusions. We urge our community to be proactive in the security of their information.  Read more about these scams below.

Fictitious 'Work From Home' Scam Targeting University Students
Read about this scam, including how it works, consequences, and how to protect yourself: http://www.ic3.gov/media/2015/150113-1.aspx

University Employee Payroll Scam
Read about this scam, including how it works, consequences, and how to protect yourself: http://www.ic3.gov/media/2015/150113-2.aspx

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