March 26, 2016

MSU Alert: Timely warning of possible aggressive dog

The MSU Police Department received a report of an individual who was attacked by an aggressive dog, possibly a coyote, while walking in the vicinity of College Street and 15th Avenue at 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. The individual was not injured, kicked at the animal, and it ran off. MSU Police urge caution when walking at night and maintaining a safe distance from any unleashed, unattended animal. Please report any loose/aggressive animals by calling 911 immediately.

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February 26, 2016

MSU Alert: Phone Scam 

Montana State University Police are notifying our community to be aware that phone scammers are again targeting MSU students.

The scammers are telling students they have a warrant for their arrest and that they must pay a fine immediately – and electronically – or they will be arrested or they are being told they must pay taxes on a recent tuition payment.

The scam is particularly devious because the caller ID on victims’ telephones shows the MSU Police Department, the Bozeman office of the FBI, or some other Montana law enforcement agency. This is known as “caller ID spoofing” and occurs outside of the university system’s technological control.

Students who have been called have reported that the scammers speak with a foreign accent and can be extremely aggressive.

Be advised, law enforcement officers will never request payment over the telephone. Any students who receive such a call should not transfer any funds and should file a fraud report with the FBI at their website www.ic3.gov.

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February 23, 2016

MSU Alert: Timely Warning of Suspicious Individual Near Campus 

MSU Police Department has received notification from the Bozeman Police Department of a suspicious male near the south side of town. Please read attachment for details.

MSU Police would like to remind you to use caution when walking alone at all times. Stay in well-lit areas & travel in groups. The MSU PD escort service is available 24 hours a day and all individuals are encourage to utilize this service.

 

ATTACHMENT FROM BOZEMAN POLICE: Media/Public Release February 23, 2016 Bozeman Police Department – alert of suspicious male Over the past few days the Bozeman Police Department has received concerns regarding some suspicious behavior near two south side residences.

On Saturday night, February 20th, a male was seen standing outside a residence in the 1000 block of South Grand. The male had been reportedly seen at a party near the residence the previous evening. On February 22nd, the same male was seen again walking out of the back yard of a residence in that same 1000 block of S. Grand. It was found the male did not live in this residence.

Officers were unable to locate this or any other individual at the time of these reports. The description of the male was that he was a white, college aged male with some kind of pony-tail wearing a green jacket.

Today we were advised that on Wednesday night, February 17th, a male followed a female to her home near 1200 S. Bozeman. The male followed her on a bicycle and stood across the street from her house watching her enter her home. This male was described as being a white-college age male wearing a dark green jacket.

It is undetermined in any of these calls if this is the same male or what the intent of the male is. However, given the repeated calls to these south side areas, we want all citizens to be cautious and report any suspicious behavior immediately. We care about your safety.

We would also remind all residents of the following safety tips: If you see something, say something. Call 911 if you see any suspicious persons or behavior in your neighborhood. Provide the best description you can of the person, behavior or other observation. There may be an explanation or you may help prevent a crime. Travel with a friend. Bozeman is safe! It’s even safer if you travel or walk at night with a friend. Lock your doors. It’s always a good and safer habit to lock your home and vehicle doors when you’re not home or at night. Use exterior security lights. Lights help prevent crime. Media Contact: Deputy Chief Rich McLane (406) 582-2013

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October 28, 2015 

MSU Alert: Assault 

UPDATE: On October 28, 2015 at approximately 9:45pm a female was assaulted by a male. MSU PD received the report at approximately 10:55pm.

It was reported the male grabbed the female by her hair and pushed her down in the trees just east of the Duck Pond. The female was able to fight the male off. The male was last seen running north from the Duck Pond. Male is described as white, approximately 6 foot tall, average build, possible acne on the face. Male was last seen wearing an unknown colored hoodie. 

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October 28, 2015

MSU Alert: Police Seeking Male Involved in Campus Assault 

MSU Alert: At 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, a female was assaulted by a male. The male grabbed her by the hair and pushed her down in the trees just east of the Duck Pond off of 11th Avenue on the MSU campus.  The female fought the male off and he fled.

He is described as white, approximately 6-feet tall, average build, possible acne and wearing a hoodie.

If you have information about this crime, please contact MSU Police at 406-994-2121.

 

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October 23, 2015

MSU Alert: Missing Child

UPDATE as of 4:09 p.m.: The 5-year-old has been found at the Gallatin Valley Mall.

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October 23, 2015

MSU Alert: Missing Child

MSU Alert: A 5-year-old child is missing. He was riding a red/black bike and left McIntosh Court in MSU Graduate and Student Housing on the west side of campus. He was last seen headed toward Gallatin Valley Mall. He has brown hair and was wearing a gray shirt and jeans. Please call University Police at 994-2121 if you have any information as to his whereabouts.

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October 17, 2015

MSU Alert: Rape

MSU Police received a report of a rape which likely occurred in or around Johnstone Center around midnight Friday night.  The suspect or suspects have not been identified.  The victim could not recall many details and believed she may have been drugged with a food item.

MSU Police remind people not to accept drinks or edibles from strangers, to recreate with friends, and report any suspicious activity to police.  MSU Police provide safety escorts to persons in need.

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October 13, 2015

MSU Alert: Bear Sighting

The injured bear has been tranquilized and removed from campus.

This message was sent via the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system to all students, faculty and staff at MSU Bozeman. All students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled in the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system.
For emergencies posing an immediate threat, the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is also used. Enrollment in the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is voluntary, and all students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to enroll. The MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is free and is used to deliver critical information to MSU students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency. To subscribe, go to: www.montana.edu/msualert. You can also enroll by texting 69310 with the following message: msu alert. (You will receive a confirmation text as a reply.)

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October 13, 2015

MSU Alert 3: Stabbing

MSUPD has 2 suspects in custody. Incident is currently under investigation. You may resume normal campus activity.

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October 13, 2015

MSU Alert 2: Stabbing

MSU Police update: Assault appears to have happened in family housing. SUB is all clear to resume normal activities.

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October 13, 2015 

MSU Alert 1: Stabbing

MSU Police is investigating a student that was stabbed in the SUB. We currently have no further information at this point. Please avoid SUB until further notice. More information to follow.

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October 9, 2015

MSU Alert: Telephone Scam

Montana State University Police are notifying our community to be aware that phone scammers are again targeting MSU students.
The scammers are telling students they have a warrant for their arrest and that they must pay a fine immediately – and electronically – or they will be arrested or they are being told they must pay taxes on a recent tuition payment.
The scam is particularly devious because the caller ID on victims’ telephones shows the MSU Police Department, the Bozeman office of the FBI, or some other Montana law enforcement agency. This is known as “caller ID spoofing” and occurs outside of the university system’s technological control.
Students who have been called have reported that the scammers speak with a foreign accent and have been extremely aggressive.
Any students who receive such a call should not transfer any funds and should call the MSU Police Department immediately at (406) 994-2121.
This message was sent via the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system to all students, faculty and staff at MSU Bozeman. All students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled in the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system.

For emergencies posing an immediate threat, the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is also used. Enrollment in the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is voluntary, and all students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to enroll. The MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is free and is used to deliver critical information to MSU students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency. To subscribe, go to: www.montana.edu/msualert. You can also enroll by texting 69310 with the following message: msu alert. (You will receive a confirmation text as a reply.)

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September 22, 2015

MSU Alert: Alleged Assault and Drugging

Timely Warning: University investigating alleged assault and drugging in Hawk’s Ridge condominium complex.
Montana State University is warning students to avoid or use great caution in attending parties in the Hawk’s Ridge condominium development southwest of campus.

The area, commonly known as “The Block” to students, has been the site of numerous parties since the start of school and the university is currently investigating the alleged drugging of drinks, a physical assault in which two men were struck in the head and required medical attention, and underage drinking associated with those parties.

As part of its investigation, the university has placed the SAE fraternity on an interim suspension. While the SAE fraternity house is not in the Hawk’s Ridge condominium complex, several fraternity members are allegedly the hosts of some of the parties in the area. Staff at SAE’s national office are working closely with the university on this investigation.

MSU Police would like to remind you to never take an open drink from someone you do not know. Keep your drink in your possession at all times and do not go to a parties alone.

MSU uses immediate notification and timely warning in compliance with federal law for situations thought to pose an immediate threat to campus as well as for certain crimes which the university considers to be a serious and continuing threat to its community.

The MSU Police Department offers crime prevention presentations and provides escorts which are available on campus 24 hours a day for any student, faculty, staff or visitor. The MSU Police can be reached at (406) 994-2121. Advocates from the VOICE Center can be reached at (406) 994-7069. Anonymous reports can be made to the MSU Police Department at switness@montana.edu and at the VOICE Center.

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September 12, 2015

MSU Alert: Possible Date Rape Drugging

On September 11-12, 2015, between 11:01 pm and 12:40 am, the Montana State University Police Department responded to two reports of females that had possibly been given a date rape drug at a party near campus. Neither party reported being sexually assaulted. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who experienced something similar this weekend or saw something suspicious at a party is encouraged to contact MSU Police or the Bozeman Police Department.

MSU Police would like to remind you to never take an open drink from someone you do not know. Keep your drink in your possession at all times and do not go to a parties alone.

MSU uses immediate notification and timely warning in compliance with federal law for situations thought to pose an immediate threat to campus as well as for certain crimes which the university considers to be a serious and continuing threat to its community.

The MSU Police Department offers crime prevention presentations and provides escorts which are available on campus 24 hours a day for any student, faculty, staff or visitor. The MSU Police can be reached at (406) 994-2121. Advocates from the VOICE Center can be reached at (406) 994-7069. Anonymous reports can be made to the MSU Police Department at switness@montana.edu and at the VOICE Center.

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July 27, 2015

MSU Alert: Assault 

Montana State University Police Department responded to the northwest corner of campus between 12th and 13th Avenues after a report of an assault from the Bozeman Police Department. The victim reported that he interrupted a theft from a vehicle in the alley between 12th & 13th Avenue near College Street.  An altercation ensued and the suspect fled toward campus with a knife.  The suspect is described as a white male with a scruffy beard, black shirt, blue jeans and armed with a knife.  If you observe an individual matching this description, do not approach him and call 911 immediately. Anyone who has seen suspicious activity is encourage to call MSU Police at 406-994-2121 or email its silent witness program at switness@montana.edu.

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May 20, 2015

MSU Alert: Vehicle Vandalism

Montana State University Police are warning students, faculty, and staff of a possible vandal or vandals who may have been recently loosening the lug nuts on vehicles.Today MSU Police received a report of a possible vandalism of a student's vehicle. Approximately one week ago the driver left campus and noticed a  vibration and noise while the vehicle was in motion. Today one wheel partially detached from the vehicle in Belgrade and it was also discovered that multiple lug nuts had been loosened on a second wheel. MSU Police have not ruled out recent repairs or lack of maintenance as possible causes. The vehicle was parked in the North Fieldhouse Lot and the North Gatton Lot  approximately one week ago. It is uncertain at this time exactly when or how the lug nuts were loosened, the possible vandalism could have occurred as recently as one week ago.MSU Police encourage drivers to make a visual check of their cars and pay attention if they hear an unusual sound coming from their car or the steering of their car behaving erratically – both are warning signs that a vehicle’s tire or tires may have been vandalized. Anyone who has seen suspicious activity in any of the MSU parking lots is encourage to call MSU Police at 406-994-2121 or email its silent witness program at switness@montana.edu.

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April 30, 2015

MSU Alert: Vehicle Vandalism

Montana State University Police are warning students, faculty, and staff of a possible vandal or vandals who may have been recently loosening the lug nuts on vehicles. Over the past several weeks MSU Police have received two reports of students who have possibly had their vehicles vandalized.  In the first case, a driver was on a highway when the tires began to wobble.  A tow truck was called and it was discovered that multiple lug nuts were loose on the vehicle.  In the second case, the driver took their vehicle to a shop for maintenance and it was discovered that multiple lug nuts were loose on the vehicle.  MSU Police have not ruled out recent repairs or lack of maintenance as possible causes. The first vehicle was parked in the North Fieldhouse lot just prior to the driver noticing the problem on the highway.  The second vehicle was parked in both the Roskie and South Hedges lots prior to the discovery of the loose lug nuts.It is uncertain at this time exactly when or how the lug nuts were loosened, the possible vandalism could have occurred as recently as the last few days or possibly weeks ago. MSU Police encourage drivers to make a visual check of their cars and pay attention if they hear an unusual sound coming from their car or the steering of their car behaving erratically – both are warning signs that a vehicle’s tire or tires may have been vandalized.

Anyone who has seen suspicious activity in any of the MSU parking lots are encouraged to call MSU Police at 994-2121 or email its silent witness program at switness@montana.edu.

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January 29, 2015

MSU Alert: Phone scam

Montana State University Police are notifying MSU students to be aware that phone scammers are again targeting MSU students.

The scammers are predominantly calling foreign students on the MSU campus. They are telling students they have a warrant for their arrest and that they must pay a fine immediately – and electronically – or they will be arrested by the Bozeman or Missoula Police Department.
Any students who receive such a call should not transfer any funds and should call the MSU Police Department immediately at (406) 994-2121.
The scam is particularly devious because the caller ID on victims’ telephones shows the Bozeman and Missoula Police Department’s name and number. This is known as “caller ID spoofing” and occurs outside of the university system’s technological control.
Six MSU students reported the scam within in the span of a few hours today. In each case, the caller claimed to be a police officer from either the Bozeman or Missoula Police Department.
Last fall, MSU students were similarly targeted, according to MSU Police Chief Robert Putzke.
This message was sent via the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system to all students, faculty and staff at MSU Bozeman. All students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled in the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system.


 

December 9, 2014

MSU Timely Warning: Vehicle Vandalism Update

Montana State University Police are warning students, faculty, and staff of a vandal or vandals who have been loosening the lug nuts on vehicles to the point of the wheels coming off during driving and causing a severe accident.

Today, at approximately 5:47 pm on 12/9/2014 – MSU Police received a report of an individual who appeared to be loosening the lug nuts on vehicles in the vicinity of the South Gatton parking lot on campus. Description of individual is as follows: individual was wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, possibly jeans, and was possibly wearing glasses, and carrying a 4-way tire iron. It has been discovered that two vehicles are in fact missing at least one lug nut and has one lug nut that was loosened.

Both cars were parked in the vicinity of the North and South Gatton lots off 7th Ave and Grant St, north of the Stand Union Building.

MSU Police encourage drivers to make a visual check of their cars and pay attention if they hear an unusual sound coming from their car or the steering of their car behaving erratically – both are warning signs that a vehicle’s tire or tires may have been vandalized.

Anyone who has seen suspicious activity in any of the MSU parking lots is encourage to call MSU Police at 994-2121 or email its silent witness program at switness@montana.edu.


 

December 1, 2014

MSU Timely Warning: Vehicle Vandalism

Montana State University Police are warning students, faculty and staff of a vandal or vandals who have been loosening the lug nuts on vehicles to the point of the wheels coming off during driving and causing a severe accident.

In the past 24 hours – since Sunday morning – MSU Police have received two reports of students who have had their vehicles vandalized. In one case, a driver was on a highway before noticing that four of five lug nuts were missing from a tire and a fifth lug nut was loose. In the second case, a tire came off the car as the driver made a turn on campus.

MSU Police have ruled out recent repairs or lack of maintenance as possible causes.

Both cars belong to female students and both cars were parked in the vicinity of Harrison Street and its accompanying lots between Eighth and 11th avenues. There appears to be no connection between the two students or their vehicles.

Because the students had not driving their cars recently, the vandalism could have occurred as recently as the last few days or more than a week ago.

MSU Police encourage drivers to make a visual check of their cars and pay attention if they hear an unusual sound coming from their car or the steering of their car behaving erratically – both are warning signs that a vehicle’s tire or tires may have been vandalized.

Anyone who has seen suspicious activity in any of the MSU parking lots is encourage to call MSU Police at 994-2121 or email its silent witness program at switness@montana.edu. 


 

October 18, 2014

MSU Timely Warning: Assault Update

Montana State University (MSU) issues Timely Warning and Immediate Notification in compliance with federal law for crimes that have already occurred which the university considers to be a serious and continuing threat to its community.

MSU police have identified a suspect in today’s earlier reported assault. The first suspect who attempted to enter the shower was identified as a student resident of South Hedges Hall.

The suspect has been arrested, charged with assault, and placed in the Gallatin County Detention Center.

The second suspect who was trying to open doors has not been identified.

If anyone has information related to these incidents or other suspicious activity on campus, please contact the MSU Police Department at 994-2121.


 

October 18, 2014

MSU Timely Warning: Assault

Montana State University (MSU) issues Timely Warning and Immediate Notification in compliance with federal law for crimes that have already occurred which the university considers to be a serious and continuing threat to its community.

 

On October 18th, 2014 at approximately 8:45 a.m., the MSU Police Department responded to South Hedges Hall for a report of an assault. The victim reported that a male entered the bathroom and tried to enter the shower twice while she was showering. The victim struck the male and he fled. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5'7", 150-160 lbs., 18-19 years old, brown chin length hair, green eyes, clear skin with no facial hair, and a sharp pointed nose. Male suspect was wearing a rasta (red, green, yellow tie-dyed) colored tank top, brown shorts, and flip flops. Suspect male was seen with another male earlier in the morning. Second male is described as white, 5'10" and skinny, shoulder length brown wavy hair, wearing a blue and light blue tank top, a fisherman style hat with loud Hawaiian print, and black board shorts/swim trunks.  The second male suspect was reported knocking on doors, opening an unlocked door and asking to come in.

If anyone has information related to these incidents or other suspicious activity on campus, please contact the MSU Police Department at 994-2121.


 

October 10, 2014

MSU ALERT: ROTC Training

MSU ROTC cadets will be conducting a Field Leadership Reaction Course at MSU in full Army uniform on Sunday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please be advised that the cadets will be utilizing imitation rifles with orange flagging wrapped around the barrels for this training and will be transporting these imitation rifles in duffle bags to designated locations on campus near Romney Gym and the MSU Practice Fields.

Please do not reply to this message.

This message was sent via the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system to all students, faculty and staff at MSU Bozeman. All students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled in the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system.

 For emergencies posing an immediate threat, the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is also used. Enrollment in the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is free and is used to deliver critical information to MSU students, faculty, and staff in the event of an emergency. To subscribe, go to: www.montana.edu/msualert.  You can also enroll by texting 69310 with the following message: msu alert. (You will receive a confirmation text as a reply.)


 

September 25, 2014

MSU ALERT: Bike Thefts

Since Monday 9/22 MSUPD has taken approximately 11 bicycle theft reports and one report of an attempted theft. These thefts have occurred near academic buildings and residence halls. There are no suspects at this time and police are conducting increased patrols of bike racks. The vast majority of bikes stolen were not secured with a lock. Of the bikes that did have locks on them the locks were not secured properly either to the bike or bike rack. One report advised of a male subject wearing shorts and a red tank top attempting to cut a lock off of a bike with a hacksaw. He was unable to be located.

MSU Police would like to remind you that all bikes should be locked to a bike rack with a quality cable or U shaped lock.  Please report any suspicious activity observed in the vicinity of bicycle racks immediately to MSUPD. Also, please feel free to take advantage of our free bike registration which tracks serial numbers that greatly aids in stolen bike recovery.

The MSU Police Department offers crime prevention presentations and provides escorts which are available on campus 24 hours a day for any student, faculty, staff or visitor. The MSU Police can be reached at (406) 994-2121. Advocates from the VOICE Center can be reached at (406) 994-7069. Anonymous reports can be made to the MSU Police Department at switness@montana.edu and at the VOICE Center.

This Timely Warning message was sent via the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system to all students, faculty and staff at MSU Bozeman. All students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled in the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system.

For emergencies posing an immediate threat, the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is also used. (It was not used for this notice.) Enrollment in the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is voluntary, and all students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to enroll. The MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is free and is used to deliver critical information to MSU students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency. To subscribe, go to: www.montana.edu/msualert. You can also enroll by texting 69310 with the following message: msu alert. (You will receive a confirmation text as a reply.)


 

September 24, 2014

MSU Alert: Telephone Scam Alert

 

Telephone scammers targeting students at Montana State University-Bozeman, the University of Montana-Missoula and nationally are telling students they must pay a fine immediately by giving payment information over the phone or they will be arrested by the Montana State University-Bozeman Police Department.

 

“MSU-Bozeman Police does not conduct business this way,” said MSU-Bozeman Police Chief Robert Putzke. “Any students receiving such a call should not share any personal or financial information with the caller and should call legitimate law enforcement immediately.”

 

The scammers are predominantly calling foreign students on the University of Montana-Missoula campus, but students at MSU-Bozeman, Penn State and in Georgia and Tennessee have also received calls.

 

The scam is particularly devious because the caller ID on victims’ telephones shows the MSU-Bozeman Police number. This is known as “caller ID spoofing” and occurs outside of the university system’s technological control.

 

More than 40 students reported the scam within the span of a few hours on Wednesday. Students report the caller sounds like he is calling from a call center as there are other voices in the background. Students have been told a variety of things: they owe back taxes, have an overdue tuition bill, or a fine and if they do not pay they will be suspended from school, deported, or arrested.

 

Students receiving such calls are urged to call law enforcement on the MSU-Bozeman, UM-Missoula, and MSU-Billings campuses. MSU-Bozeman Police can be reached at 406-994-2121. UM-Missoula Police can be reached at 406-243-6131. MSU-Billings Police can be reached at 406-657-2147.


 

May 7, 2014

MSU Alert: Two males walking on campus with a rifle. 

University Police received a report of two males carrying a black rifle across 11th Street heading toward the arch near the center mall of campus. Male in hunter orange hoodie. Second male in grey/green jacket ball cap. Officers on scene. Please stay indoors and contact 994-2121 if seen.

Officers are searching buildings. Please lock doors for safety. Watch for updates and info at www.montana.edu.

MSU Police have checked main campus buildings & found no signs of individuals matching descriptions of earlier alerts. 

Please resume normal operations. Remain vigilant and report any individuals matching previous description to MSU Police 994-2121.

This message was sent via the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system to all students, faculty and staff at MSU Bozeman. All students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system.

For emergencies posing an immediate threat, the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is also used. Enrollment in the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is voluntary and all students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to enroll. The MSU ALERT  TEXT MESSAGING system is free and is used to deliver critical information to MSU students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency. To subscribe, to go: www.montana.edu/msualert. You can also enroll by texting 69310 with the following message: msu alert (You will receive a confirmation text as a reply.)

 


 

February 2, 2014

MSU Alert: Woman fends off attack at 15th and Koch.

Bozeman City Police reported that at approximately 1:25 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, near 15th and Koch, a woman at her vehicle had an unknown man approach her from behind and violently push her against her car and threaten to rape her. The woman struck the assailant in the face. The man then fled the scene. The man headed southbound on S 14th towards Koch. 
The man is described as being white, mid- 20’s, short light brown hair, approximately 5’10” and weighing 160-170 with blue or green eyes. He was wearing a black down coat over a black hooded sweatshirt and was described as having a pock-marked face and possibly a broken or bruised nose.

Call 911 if you see the suspect or have information regarding this attack.

It is unknown if this attack is related to the alleged assault by, and subsequent escape of, Kevin A Briggs, 28 YOA male, at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.

Briggs was in custody at the Law and Justice Center, 615 S. 16th Ave., while officers were investigating a reported sexual intercourse without consent and assault with a weapon involving a knife. Shortly after 8 a.m.
Briggs escaped the Law and Justice Center on foot.

Briggs is approximately 5'5", medium build with dark hair and blue eyes, wearing a black or gray hooded coat with semi-white stripes, olive green pants and black shoes.

Briggs was last seen wearing a belly belt with handcuffs and leg shackles.

Briggs should be considered dangerous and potentially armed. He is still at large.

Citizens should not approach him but should call law enforcement at 911 immediately if they spot him.

As a reminder: The MSU Police Department offers crime prevention presentations and provides escorts which are available on campus 24 hours a day for any student, faculty, staff or visitor. The MSU Police can be reached at (406) 994-2121.

Advocates from the VOICE Center can be reached at (406) 994-7069.

Anonymous reports can be made to the MSU Police Department at switness@montana.edu and at the VOICE Center.

This Emergency Notification message was sent via the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system to all students, faculty and staff at MSU Bozeman. All students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled in the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system.

This Emergency Notification was also previously sent using the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system. Enrollment in the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is voluntary, and all students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to enroll. The MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is free and is used to deliver critical information to MSU students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency. To subscribe, go to: www.montana.edu/msualert. You can also enroll by texting 69310 with the following message: msu alert.
(You will receive a confirmation text as a reply.)

 


 

February 1, 2014

MSU Alert: Police search for escaped detainee near campus: should be considered dangerous

Bozeman Police and MSU Police are searching for Kevin A. Briggs, a 28-year-old white male, who escaped from custody at the Gallatin County Law and Justice Center, 615 S. 16th Avenue, this morning while officers investigated his alleged rape with a weapon of a woman on Tai Lane near campus last night.

Briggs is described as 5’5” with dark hair, blue eyes and of medium build.
He was wearing a black or grey hooded coat with semi-white stripes, olive-green pants and black shoes at the time of his arrest. When he escaped shortly after 8 a.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 1, Briggs was wearing handcuffs, leg shackles and a belly belt.

A photo of Briggs is posted at
http://www.montana.edu/news/12404/escaped-sex-assault-and-assault-with-a-weapon-suspect-caution

He is considered potentially armed and dangerous. Citizens should not approach Briggs, but should immediately call 911.

If you have important information regarding this incident, please call MSU Police at 994-2121. For more information, visit the MSU homepage at www.montana.edu.

 


 

January 12, 2014

MSU Timely Warning: Assault

MSU issues timely warnings in compliance with federal law for crimes that have already occurred which the university considers to be a serious and continuing threat to its community.

On January 12th, 2014 at approximately 6:20 p.m. the Montana State University Police Department responded to Johnstone Center for a report of an assault. The victim reported that an unidentified male grabbed her arm in a stairwell and told her he was going to rape her. The victim was able to run away from the suspect unharmed. The suspect is described as a white male approximately 5’7” in height and wearing a green hoody style jacket.

MSU Police would like to remind you to use caution when walking alone at all times, stay in well-lit areas & travel in groups.

The MSU Police Department offers crime prevention presentations and provides escorts which are available on campus 24 hours a day for any student, faculty, staff or visitor. The MSU Police can be reached at (406) 994-2121. Advocates from the VOICE Center can be reached at (406) 994-7069. Anonymous reports can be made to the MSU Police Department at switness@montana.edu and at the VOICE Center.

This Timely Warning message was sent via the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system to all students, faculty and staff at MSU Bozeman. All students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled in the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system.

For emergencies posing an immediate threat, the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is also used. (It was not used for this notice.) Enrollment in the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is voluntary, and all students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to enroll. The MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is free and is used to deliver critical information to MSU students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency. To subscribe, go
to: www.montana.edu/msualert. You can also enroll by texting 69310 with the following message: msu alert. (You will receive a confirmation text as a reply.)

 


 

MSU ALERT UPDATE January 16,2014

UPDATE TO TIMELY WARNING ISSUED SUNDAY JANUARY 12TH, 2014

As a result of investigation, MSU Police have identified a suspect in Sunday’s reported assault, in which a woman in the Johnstone Center said a man grabbed her and threatened her. While this suspect was a student at the time of the assault, this person has subsequently withdrawn from the University and has been issued a no-trespass order. This suspect was identified by the victim through a photo line-up. Based upon information developed during the investigation and in consultation with the Bozeman City Attorney’s Office, the suspect has been charged with Disorderly Conduct.

MSU Police would like to remind you to use caution when walking alone at all times, stay in well-lit areas & travel in groups.

The MSU Police Department offers crime prevention presentations and provides escorts which are available on campus 24 hours a day for any student, faculty, staff or visitor. The MSU Police can be reached at (406) 994-2121. Advocates from the VOICE Center can be reached at (406) 994-7069. Anonymous reports can be made to the MSU Police Department at switness@montana.edu and at the VOICE Center.

This Timely Warning message was sent via the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system to all students, faculty and staff at MSU Bozeman. All students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled in the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system.

For emergencies posing an immediate threat, the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is also used. (It was not used for this notice.) Enrollment in the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is voluntary, and all students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to enroll. The MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is free and is used to deliver critical information to MSU students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency. To subscribe, go
to: www.montana.edu/msualert. You can also enroll by texting 69310 with the following message: msu alert. (You will receive a confirmation text as a reply.)

 


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