Timely Notice 8/17/2018: Robbery on Minneapolis Campus

Robbery

08/17/2018

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred on 22nd Ave in front of the Hagfors Center on the Minneapolis campus.

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Robbery

Today, 08/17/2018, DPS received a report that at 3:10 PM on 8/17/2018, a robbery at gunpoint occurred on 21st Ave S in front of the Hagfors Center at Augsburg University.  The victim, who is not affiliated with Augsburg, was sitting on the benches on the east side of the Hagfors Center looking at their phone.  The victim was approached by two individuals, one put a gun to the victim’s head and demanded the victim’s property. A backpack, purse and cell phone were taken.  The suspects fled to a black sedan parked on the east side of 22nd Ave S under the Hagfors Center skyway and left Northbound on 22nd Ave.  There is no further suspect or vehicle description at this point.

SAFETY TIPS:
Keep your head up and always be aware of your surroundings

  • Do not sit or walk with your phone/laptop out
  • Do not walk with earbuds or headphones on so you can hear what is going on around you
  • Call Public Safety immediately if you notice any suspicious behavior

STATUS:  This incident is currently under investigation by Public Safety and the Minneapolis
Police.  Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Minneapolis Police or Augsburg Public Safety at 612-330-1717.

Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: www.augsburg.edu/dps and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).

Augsburg University believes that physical descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on any individual.  When physical descriptors are included in communication to the Augsburg community, it is done so because they may reasonably assist in identifying the perpetrator of the incident.  Augsburg University uses perceived race and gender descriptors that are provided about a suspect only when additional characteristics (beyond clothing) are also available. Such descriptors are used in an attempt to provide the campus community with important information.  However, the University recognizes that race and gender are personal identity attributes that cannot always be accurately perceived by others, and that any reported information may not be accurate.

TIMELY NOTICE – ROBBERY ON CAMPUS

TIMELY NOTICE BULLETIN

Robbery  

April 11, 2018

 

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred inside Anderson Hall on the Minneapolis Campus.

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Robbery

Today, 4/11/2018, DPS received a report that on Monday, April 9, 2018 around 11:30 pm, a robbery occurred inside an Anderson Hall apartment.  A student was attempting to sell clothing online and had the potential buyers meet at their apartment. The victim met 2 males at the North entrance to Anderson Hall and escorted them to their room.  When the clothing item was shown to the potential buyers they hit the victim in the head and pointed a handgun at them. The suspects then took the clothing item and ran out the North entrance of Anderson Hall.  The suspects then got into a dark colored 4 door sedan parked on 21st Ave S (north of 7th St) and left Northbound on 21st Ave S.

SAFETY TIPS:

When selling anything online:

  • DO NOT meet at your residence or the buyer’s residence; choose a neutral location in a public area that is well lit.
  • If possible, bring a friend with you to the sale; if not, make sure to let someone know where the meeting is taking place, when you are leaving, and when you expect to be back.

STATUS:  We believe this to be an isolated incident, and it remains under investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department and the Augsburg College Department of Public Safety. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS at 612-330-1717.

Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available at our website: publicsafety@augsburg.edu

Tony Erchul

Assistant Director of Public Safety

April 3: Rochester classes canceled

Due to hazardous weather and travel conditions today, April 3, Augsburg University has canceled classes at its Rochester location. Faculty are encouraged to make arrangements to meet with their students via Zoom or other methods. Students are encouraged to consult the course Moodle site for additional information and alternative coursework from their instructors.

Although classes in Rochester are canceled, Augsburg is not suspending normal operations. Employees should coordinate schedules and work arrangements with their supervisors as needed while ensuring everyone’s safety.

February 19: Rochester Classes Canceled

Augsburg University has canceled Rochester classes today, Feb. 19, due to hazardous weather and travel conditions. Instructors may make arrangements to hold classes via Zoom or make alternative plans for canceled classes. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors and consult the course Moodle site for additional information and alternative coursework from their instructors.

 

 

 

 

Timely Notice – Robbery on Campus

TIMELY NOTICE BULLETIN
Robbery
January 21, 2018

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred outside of Anderson Residence Hall on the Minneapolis Campus.

REPORTED OFFENSE: Resident student was standing near Anderson Hall entrance looking at phone. Resident was approached by two suspects who were asking for the time. After approaching and repeating the question, first suspect displayed a black semi-automatic pistol which was kept in his waistband. Suspect demanded wallet, shoulder bag and cell phone. Resident was told to remove the SIM card from the phone. Suspect reportedly disabled the GPS setting. Both suspects fled westbound toward 20th Avenue South. Additional witness reported a black Honda or Accura accelerating at a high rate of speed on 20th Avenue toward Riverside.

SUSPECTS: Descriptions as reported by victim:
Suspect #1 (displayed weapon): Somali male late teens-early 20’s, thin, 130 lbs, 5-10 to 6-0, waist high black jacket with maroon hoodie underneath, appeared to be short black hair underneath hood, no facial hair
Suspect #2: Somali male late teens-early 20’s, thin, 6-0 to 6-2, gray hooded sweat shirt and khaki pants

STATUS: This incident remains under investigation by the Augsburg College Department of Public Safety and the Minneapolis Police Department. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact DPS at 612-330-1717.

Augsburg College DPS works diligently to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for our students, staff, faculty and visitors. We ask your assistance in working toward that goal. Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available at our website: publicsafety@augsburg.edu

Scott Brownell
Director of Public Safety

Severe Weather Awareness Week – Tornado Drill Day

For more than 20 years, the state of Minnesota has conducted a Severe Weather Awareness Week in partnership with the National Weather Service and local governments. A statewide tornado drill is part of that event.
On Thursday April 20, 2017 simulated tornado watches and warnings will be issued to test the statewide warning and communications systems. All counties in Minnesota normally participate in the first drill at 1:45 p.m. unless actual severe weather is expected.
Please consider this an opportunity to familiarize yourself with designated tornado shelter areas or safe spaces in areas that you frequent.

In an Apartment, Dorm or Condo
If you live in an apartment that is on an upper floor, get to the lowest level of the building that you can immediately. This could be an underground parking garage or a neighbor’s first floor apartment. Then move to the most interior area possible, away from windows.
If you live in a high-rise apartment building, you may not have enough time to get to a lower level, so picking a place in the hallway in the center of your building is the best idea such as a stairwell. If that is not available then a closet, bathroom or interior hall without windows is the safest spot in your apartment during a tornado. Power loss during a tornado storm is common, so avoid elevators and keep a flashlight handy.

In an Office Building, Hospital or Store
Go directly to an enclosed, windowless area in the center of the building — away from glass and on the lowest floor possible. Then, crouch down and cover your head. Interior stairwells are usually good places to take shelter, and if not crowded, allow you to get to a lower level quickly. Stay off the elevators; you could be trapped in them if the power is lost.

2017 Summer parking permit sales

Summer parking permits for 2017 will go on sale Tuesday, April 18th at 8:00am. If you have a valid 2016-2017 parking permit, you will be able to use that for Summer parking in surface lots K, A, B, D, and L. If you need to purchase a parking permit for the Summer semester, log into your Inside Augsburg account and register your vehicle information. You will be able to select the permit type you will need and pay online, or stop by Public Safety. If you have any questions, email parking@augsburg.edu or come to Public Safety.

Use of Recreational Facilities in Kennedy Center/Si Melby Hall

 

The Augsburg Department of Public Safety would like to remind our entire campus community that facility use in Kennedy Center and Sci Melby Hall is for students, staff, faculty, alumni and authorized users. Members of these groups are not permitted to host guests in this space. Check-in procedures after regular business hours will be enforced and an appropriate picture ID will be required. Fob access will also be required after 5:00pm daily. Those found not in compliance will be asked to leave and may be legally prohibited from returning to Augsburg’s campus. Any student, staff, faculty, alumni or authorized user who intentionally violates or attempts to circumvent this policy may lose access privileges as well as face appropriate disciplinary actions.

Timely Notice Bulletin – Thefts from Public Building

TIMELY NOTICE BULLETIN

Thefts from Public Building

March 13, 2017

 

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg DPS is giving notice of a concerning pattern of incidents that have occurred in the Christensen Center, near Einstein’s.

 

REPORTED OFFENSE:   Today’s incident involved a student leaving a laptop at a table and going to the Einstein’s counter. While only out of view for a few moments, property was believed to be taken by an individual that had been seated at a public access computer.

SUSPECTS:  While no suspects have been identified, perpetrators are believed to be juvenile, non-Augsburg students.

STATUS:  These incidents remains under investigation by the Augsburg Department of Public Safety and/or the Minneapolis Police Department. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact DPS at 612-330-1717.

 

 

Augsburg DPS works diligently to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for our students, staff, faculty and guests. We ask for your assistance in working toward that goal. DO NOT leave property or anything of value unattended, even for a brief period of time.

Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available at our website: publicsafety@augsburg.edu

 

Scott Brownell

Director of Public Safety

Augsburg College

Department of Education Releases Final Rules following the SaVE Act

On October 20, 2014, the Department of Education released its final rules following the SaVE Act.  The SaVE Act, known as the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, amended the Jeanne Clery Act to specifically address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on College Campuses.

Information about sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking can be found on the DPS’ information site on Sexual Misconduct.