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Update on Police Imitators
Thursday, February 14, 2013

See the following link from Lower Providence Police regarding a reported police impersonator:

Police Department Impersonators
Thursday, February 14, 2013

On February 11, 2013 at approximately 9:00 PM, a female resident of Lower Providence Township was driving on Evansburg Road when she was stopped by a police impersonator operating a small four door vehicle with a blue dashboard mounted light.  After the suspect activated his blue light, the female pulled over into a gravel parking area at the intersection of Evansburg Road and Germantown  Pike.   The suspect approached the female and engaged her in conversation.  He is described as a white male in his fifties with short brown hair and wearing a dark uniform with no badge but a patch on the sleeve.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact LPPD at 610-539-5901.

PA Police vehicles have a combo of red and blue lights.   

If you feel unsafe stopping, put on your flashers and drive to a well-lit area with other people and call 9-1-1, the dispatcher will be able to confirm if this is a police officer.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Last evening, two men entered Myrin Library and unsuccessfully attempted to steal personal belongings from two students. The students quickly alerted Campus Safety who then notified local police. The suspects were able to exit campus before police arrived; however, we are working closely with local law enforcement and have several leads in the case.

Suspect descriptions:

2 black males, early 30s, approximately 6” tall, well built.

Suspect #1 - Some facial hair.

Suspect #2 - Full and “scruffy” beard; wearing glasses.

If you see individuals matching these descriptions or see anyone that seems to be acting in a strange manner, please immediately notify Campus Safety at 610-409-3333. If you’ve not already done so, I encourage you to program this phone number into your cell phone so you can call quickly.

As a reminder, it is important to never leave valuable items unattended, including inside bags or jacket pockets. A quick thinking thief can quickly go through personal items and find things of value. Laptops are also an easy target. If you are studying in a public area and need to leave (even for a short time), ask a friend to watch your items or take all personal belongings with you.

If you have any information about these attempted thefts, please call or stop in to Campus Safety as soon as possible.

Missing Cell Phones
Friday, January 29, 2010
During the last three days, Campus Safety has received three reports of missing cell phones. In all three cases, the phones were taken from an area in Helfferich Hall: fitness center, gym, or locker room.
Please be sure to not leave valuable items unattended at any time, including inside bags or jacket pockets. A quick thinking thief can quickly go through personal items and find things of value.
If you have any information about these thefts, please contact Campus Safety immediately.
Suspicious person on Perkiomen Trail
Friday, January 22, 2010
On Friday afternoon, a student was running on the Perkiomen Trail (near 9th Avenue) when a man on a bike stopped and exposed himself. The student was not physically harmed and immediately ran in the opposite direction. The suspect, described as a white male in his late 20s, was wearing muddy sweatpants and riding a red bike. He did not attempt to follow the student and rode off in the opposite direction. Collegeville Police were contacted and are investigating the incident.
As always, I encourage you to be aware of your surroundings while on campus and out in the local community. Whenever possible, travel in pairs or with a group. If you do venture out alone, be sure that a friend knows your route and approximate return time.
Ursinus Campus Safety offers a 24-hour Campus Escort Service to all members of our community. If at any time you see something that doesn’t seem right, please contact Campus Safety at 610-409-3333 (On campus - x3333). You may also contact Collegeville Police directly at 610-489-9332.