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Officers' Contact Info 7th Avenue and Kagy Blvd
PO Box 172680
Bozeman, MT 59717-2680
Tel: (406) 994-2121
Fax: (406) 994-5508

Chief Robert Putzke
rputzke@montana.edu
> University Police

Crime Alerts

MSU Police have issued the following crime alerts:

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.)

 

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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.

 

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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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November 26, 2013

On Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, it was determined that tiles being removed from the first floor of the east wing of Sherrick Hall during a Monday, Nov. 25, flooring project contained asbestos.

The building has been closed pending air and surface testing and cleaning.
Test results are expected by approximately noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Cleaning should be completed by then as well. The building will be retested after cleaning.

The floor tile in question is NOT a friable material and the risk of asbestos exposure to anyone in the building on Monday or Tuesday is considered extremely low. Friable materials are those that can crumble into a fine powder.

Out of an abundance of caution, those areas at risk of asbestos exposure are being tested and cleaned. Testing consists of Transmission Electron Microscopy, considered an industry standard.

While the potential for asbestos exposure is limited to the east wing, first floor, the entire building has been closed to avoid blocking a fire exit.

The university will communicate the test results once received. The university will also host an informational session for anyone who was in the building on Monday, Nov. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 27 at a time to be announced.

Updates will be posted at http://www.montana.edu/sherrick/

 

November 27, 2013

Sherrick Hall reopened Wednesday. Air tests for asbestos returned with negative results

Sherrick Hall has been reopened for regular business on Wednesday, Nov.
27, after air tests showed negative results of an asbestos release.

On Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, it was determined that tiles being removed from the first floor of the east wing of Sherrick Hall during a Monday, Nov. 25, flooring project contained asbestos.

The building was closed pending air and surface testing and cleaning.

The floor tile in question was NOT a friable material and the risk of asbestos exposure to anyone in the building on Monday or Tuesday was considered extremely low. Friable materials are those that can crumble into a fine powder.

Transmission electron microscopy, an industry standard, was used to test air and surface samples in the building. The air samples showed no potential asbestos exposure. Of eight surface samples, six returned negative and two showed a trace level of asbestos. All areas have been subsequently cleaned following industry best practices to remove even this trace amount. These test results indicated the potential exposure to people in the building Monday and Tuesday was extremely low.

No further updates are planned on this issue.

 

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October 29, 2013

MSU Timely Warning: Sexual Intercourse without Consent

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 October 28th, 2013 at approximately 7:51 p.m. the Montana State University Police Department responded to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital for a late report of sexual intercourse without consent which occurred on the early morning hours of Saturday, October 26th, 2013, in the North Hedges Residence Hall. The victim reported spending time in the room of a male known to her, when he sexually assaulted her. Investigation into the incident is pending.

The MSU Police Department reminds all students, staff, and campus visitors to be aware that sexual assaults typically occur between individuals that know each other, and that “stranger rapes” are rare. Alcohol is the most common “date rape drug” used. If a friend or acquaintance confides in you that they have been raped, believe them. Urge them not to shower or wash their clothes, and encourage them to go to the hospital for a sexual assault exam kit (even if a person is unsure what they want to do at that point, the evidence can be preserved for the future). MSU Police and advocates are always available to assist individuals who have been victimized by sexual assault.

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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October 7, 2013

MSU Timely Warning: Suspicious Incident in North Fieldhouse Lot

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 Sunday October 6, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. an MSU student on walking to her vehicle from the Visual Communications Building at 11th and Grant to the North Fieldhouse Lot observed a suspicious male walking towards her. Upon entering her vehicle, locking the doors, and proceeding to leave, the student reported the suspicious male began pulling on her door handle and banging on the window appearing to want to enter the vehicle. The student immediately backed out of her parking space and left the scene. The suspicious male subject is described as being 5’ 7”, 180 lbs., long brown, curly hair, wearing shorts and a tie-dyed t-shirt. The incident was reported to police Sunday October 6th, and is currently under investigation.
Anyone observing a suspicious male fitting this description on campus or experiencing a similar situation should contact MSU Police immediately @ 994-2121.

The MSU Police Department reminds all students, staff, and campus visitors to be alert and aware of their surroundings, use caution when walking alone at all times, stay in well-lit areas, and 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, staff or visitor.

This Timely Warning message was sent via the MSU ALERT E-MAIL system to all students and staff at MSU Bozeman. All students 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 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 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 16, 2013

MSU Timely Warning: Sexual Intercourse without Consent

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 September 15th, 2013 at approximately 1:24 a.m. the Montana State University Police Department responded to a report of sexual intercourse without consent which occurred at the Sigma Chi fraternity house located at 722 S. Wilson Avenue. The victim reported partying with new acquaintances and that alcohol was being consumed at the event. The victim reported being taken into a room and sexually assaulted by two unnamed males. Investigation into this incident is pending.
On September 15th, 2013 at approximately 3:45 a.m. the Montana State University Police Department responded to a late report of sexual intercourse without consent which occurred on September 13th, 2013 at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house located at 1321 S. 5th Avenue. The victim reported partying with a male that she knew. She suspected that she had been drugged and assaulted sexually. Investigation into this incident is pending.
The MSU Police Department reminds all students, staff, and campus visitors to use caution when consuming alcoholic beverages and/or being in areas where intoxicating substances are used. It is recommended that individuals not accept beverages that another person has opened or prepared. Always exercise caution when in the company of new acquaintances at social gatherings.

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.

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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August 28, 2013

MSU Timely Warning – Request for Assistance FBI Offers Up to $5,000 Reward for Information Concerning Hate Crime in Bozeman, Montana

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons, who vandalized three churches in Bozeman, Montana. The FBI is investigating the matters as a hate crime due to the sheer volume of profane anti-religious graffiti and acts of arson discovered inside the churches.
In addition, suspects are facing potential state felony charges associated with arson, burglary, and defacing a religious institution.

The incidents, which appear to be related, occurred in March, April, and August 2013, and no arrests have been made in any of the three cases. The Bozeman Police Department, the Montana State University Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been collaborating on the investigation and are seeking the public’s assistance with any information on the incidents.

More about the vandalism and arsons:

The first incident occurred on March 9, 2013, at the Kirkwood Baptist Church on 309 North 15th Avenue in Bozeman. The second incident occurred on April 7, 2013, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church on 220 West Main Street in Bozeman. The third incident occurred on August 15, 2013, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 1316 S 5th Ave in Bozeman.
The churches were broken into during the late evening or early morning hours. Inside the churches, anti-religious statements were spray-painted, multiple fires were set, religious items were desecrated, and significant property damage occurred.

How to submit tips:

Anyone who has information about the incidents or the person or persons who committed these acts is asked to contact the FBI’s Bozeman Office at
(406) 994-0927, the Bozeman Police Department at (406) 582-2010, or the Montana State University Police at (406) 994-2121. If you would like to remain anonymous, you may report information electronically to MSU Police at switness@montana.edu.orto e-mail tips to the FBI Salt Lake City Division, which covers Montana, at Salt Lake City @ic.fbi.gov.

MSU Police encourages you to take responsibility for protecting yourself and your community.

 

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July 24, 2013

MSU Timely Warning: Sexual Intercourse without Consent

On July 24, 2013 at approximately 4:15 p.m. the Montana State University Police Department responded to a report of sexual intercourse without consent which occurred at an unknown residence, possibly near campus. The victim reported partying with new acquaintances and that alcohol and marijuana had been consumed. The victim reported that she became incapacitated and woke at approximately 2:00 p.m. to the perpetrator sexually assaulting her. The perpetrator was described as a white male, approximately 5’6” to 6’ in height, weighing approximately 220 to 240 pounds with short “buzz cut” blonde hair. The perpetrator was also described as having a goatee and brown eyes. This incident is currently under investigation.

If anyone has information related to this incident, please contact the MSU Police Department immediately at 994-2121. For anonymous reporting, email correspondence may be sent to MSU Police at: switness@montana.edu

The MSU Police Department reminds all students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors to use caution when consuming alcoholic beverages and/or present in areas where intoxicating substances are being used. Furthermore, it is recommended that individuals not accept open drinks from strangers or in large group environments. Always exercise caution when in the company of new acquaintances at social gatherings.

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.

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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July 16, 2013

MSU Timely warning:

On July 16, 2013, between 9:00a.m. and 10:00 a.m., two different residents of Branegan Court in Family&Graduate Housing reported an unknown individual either opening or attempting to open their back door while they were inside. The individual left upon finding someone at home at one location and left upon finding the door locked at another. Currently, there is no suspect description available. This incident was reported to MSU Police at approximately 1:40 p.m. and is currently under investigation.

This incident serves as a reminder for students, as well as faculty, staff, and visitors, to be mindful of their surroundings and report anyone or anything suspicious immediately at 994-2121.

MSU Police advises everyone to take measures to protect themselves by following a few crime prevention tips: Always lock the doors to your residence or residence hall room, even while you are there. If you arrive at your residence and believe someone has entered it, do not go inside but call the MSU Police immediately.

If you have information regarding this incident, please call MSU Police at 994-2121. If you would like to remain anonymous, you may report electronically at switness@montana.edu. MSU Police encourages you to take responsibility for protecting yourself and your community.

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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June 24, 2013

MSU Timely warning:

On June 24, 2013, between 11:15a.m. and 11:20 a.m., a male individual was seen masturbating in a vehicle on 12th street, outside the North Hedges Residence Hall. The male is described as Caucasian, in his twenties, with chin-length dark brown hair, and wearing a button-down style shirt. The male was in an older model silver Chevrolet sedan with Montana license plates that begin with the number 6. This incident was reported to MSU Police at approximately 1:00 p.m. and is currently under investigation.

This incident serves as a reminder for students, as well as faculty, staff, and visitors, to be mindful of their surroundings and report anyone or anything suspicious immediately at 994-2121.

MSU Police advises everyone to take measures to protect themselves by following a few crime prevention tips: Always lock your vehicle and door to your residence. Avoid being in in isolated areas by yourself, especially at night. Utilize the MSU PD safety escort service if you are uncomfortable walking across campus. Be vigilant in maintaining awareness of your environment. If you observe suspicious activity, report it to MSU Police immediately.

If you have information regarding this incident, please call MSU Police at 994-2121. If you would like to remain anonymous, you may report electronically at switness@montana.edu. MSU Police encourages you to take responsibility for protecting yourself and your community.

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 theft 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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April 30, 2013

MSU Timely warning:

Since April 26, 2013, the MSU community has experienced 7 cases of theft from the Renne Library. Unattended laptops and wallets/purses have been stolen. In most cases, the items were unattended for less than 10 minutes.
These incidents are under investigation by MSU Police.
These thefts serve as a reminder for students, as well as faculty, staff, and visitors, to be attentive to their possessions while in the library.
Also, MSU Police urges individuals to be mindful of their surroundings and report anyone or anything suspicious immediately at 944-2121.
MSU Police advises everyone to take measures to prevent property theft by following a few easy crime prevention tips. Document serial numbers for all electronics and never leave valuable items unsecured or unattended. Be vigilant in maintaining awareness of your environment. If you observe suspicious activity, report it to MSU Police immediately.

If you have information regarding these thefts, please call MSU Police at 994-2121. If you would like to remain anonymous, you may report electronically at switness@montana.edu. MSU Police encourages you to take responsibility for protecting your property and your community.

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 theft 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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February 28, 2013

MSU Timely Warning: Attempted kidnapping at MSU Family and Graduate Housing.

The MSU Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted kidnapping on the MSU campus.

On Feb. 27, a Bozeman Police Department School Resource Officer notified MSU Police of an attempted kidnapping. The officer reported that an elementary-school aged male resident of Paisley Court reported that he was approached by an unknown male suspect in a black pickup truck. The incident occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, near the child’s residence in MSU Family and Graduate Housing. The suspect attempted to get the child into the truck by saying, “Hey you, come over here. I’ll give you a ride home.” The child refused to get into the truck and fled the scene.

The suspect was described as over 6 feet tall with a mustache and tan complexion. The vehicle was described as a full-sized, four-door 4x4 black pickup truck.

In a similar incident, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, an elementary-school aged female reported that she was approached near Hyalite Elementary by a male suspect in a black pickup truck. The suspect asked the child to get into the truck. The girl refused and ran to a crossing guard.

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

MSU Police Department reminds all students, faculty, staff and campus visitors to be alert and aware of their surroundings, use caution when walking alone at all times, stay in well-lit areas and travel in groups.
Parents are encouraged to use this as an opportunity to speak with their children about stranger safety and what to do if approached by an unknown person.

The MSU Police Department has escorts available on campus 24 hours a day for any student, faculty, staff or visitor. Contact the MSU Police Department to request an escort. Safety escorts are a long-term, ongoing program of the MSU Police Department.

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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August 08, 2012

MSU Timely Warning:

Over the last several months, the MSU community has experienced 11 cases of burglary and property theft from on-campus buildings. The crimes have occurred in Wilson Hall, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, Hannon Hall, and Paisley Court. Indications are that some areas were locked and some were not. The incidents serve as a reminder for students, as well as faculty, staff, and visitors, to be vigilant and to report crimes or suspicious activity. These incidents are still under investigation by MSU Police.

MSU Police advises everyone to take measures to prevent property theft by following a few easy crime prevention tips. Always lock your door and windows when you leave, even if only for a short time, and take your keys with you. If you see an exterior door propped open, remove the prop, secure the door, and report the incident to MSU Police. Document serial numbers for all electronics and never leave valuable items unsecured. If you observe suspicious activity in your building or unfamiliar people at odd times, report them to MSU Police immediately at 994-2121.

If you have information regarding these burglaries, please call MSU Police at 994-2121. If you would like to remain anonymous, you may report electronically at switness@montana.edu. MSU Police encourage you to take responsibility for protecting your property and your community.

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 burglary 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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April 2, 2012

MSU Alert: Second rape reported to Bozeman police.

The Bozeman Police Department is investigating a second rape reported to have occurred in the early morning hours of March 18, five days prior to the assault of a Montana State University student near campus.

According to Bozeman police, the victim of the second rape reported being attacked by a man on West Koch Street at 3:30 a.m. The victim described the man as having shaggy brown hair and glasses. She told police he was tall with a medium build and wearing sweatpants. The victim was not an MSU student or affiliate.

On March 22nd, a man with a similar description raped an MSU student near the corner of Third Avenue and Garfield Street around 11:45 p.m. She described the man as 18 to 20 years old with shabby brown hair, glasses and no facial hair. He was about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 200 pounds. He was wearing MSU sweat pants.

A sketch of the suspect can be viewed at:
http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11037

Bozeman police are still investigating the attacks.

To report any suspicious activity or any information about these crimes to the Bozeman police, call 406-582-2000, or MSU police at 406-994-2121.

Anyone wishing to report information anonymously, can email the information
to: switness@montana.edu

MSU police remind all students, faculty, staff and campus visitors to be alert and aware of their surroundings, use caution when walking alone at all times, stay in well-lit areas and travel in groups.

The MSU Police Department has escorts available on campus 24 hours a day for any student, faculty, staff or visitor. Contact the MSU Police Department at
994-2121 to request an escort. Officers will provide an escort from or to any point within one mile of campus. Safety escorts are a long-term, ongoing program of the MSU Police Department.

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MSU ALERT: UPDATE: SKETCH AVAILABLE OF SUSPECT SOUGHT IN SEXUAL ASSAULT.

At approximately 11:45 p.m. on Thursday March 22, 2012, a female student was the victim of Sexual Intercourse Without Consent in the area of S 3rd and Garfield.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: A SKETCH OF THE SUSPECT IN THIS CRIME IS NOW AVAILABLE.
Visit: http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11037

The female reported that an unidentified male caught up with her on foot as she walked toward her residence, physically pulled her to the ground, and assaulted her before fleeing the area on foot. Officers from the Bozeman Police Department and MSU Police responded immediately to the area but attempts to locate the suspect at the time were unsuccessful.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late teens or early twenties, with curly dark blond to light brown hair, 5'10, 200 pounds, last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with unidentified writing on the front, and dark blue MSU sweat pants. He is further described as wearing glasses and as having no facial hair. Suspect was last seen in the area of 3rd and Grand.

Use caution when walking alone at all times, stay in well-lit areas and travel in groups. Report any suspicious activity or any information about his crime to Bozeman Police at 406-582-2000 or MSU Police at 406-994-2121.

Anyone wishing to report information anonymously, can email the information to switness@montana.edu.

The MSU Police Department has escorts available on campus 24 hours a day for any student, faculty, staff or visitor. Contact the MSU Police Department at 994-2121 to request an escort. Officers will provide an escort from any point originating on campus to any other point on campus or a contiguous location to the campus. Safety escorts are a long-term, ongoing program of MSU Police.

To receive immediate emergency notifications in the future, all students, faculty and staff are urged to subscribe to the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system. 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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Sept. 22, 2011
MSU Alert:

This is an update to the Physical Assault reported on Thursday, Sept.
15, 2011. A female student originally reported she was grabbed by an unknown male and pushed against Howard Hall. A thorough investigation and examination of evidence from the scene, including video from the area, indicated the assault did not take place. The student subsequently admitted that she completely falsified the original report.
The student now admits that no one grabbed, touched or otherwise contacted her. Even though the reported assault did not occur, MSU Police continue to urge everyone to use caution and always be alert and aware of your surroundings.

The MSU Police Department has escorts available on campus 24 hours a day for any student, faculty, staff or visitor. Contact the MSU Police Department at 994-2121 to request an escort. Officers will provide an escort from any point originating on campus to any other point on campus or a contiguous location to the campus. Safety escorts are a long-term, ongoing program of MSU Police.

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Friday, Sept. 9, 2011

MSU Timely Warning:

At 11:13 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, an MSU student reported that she had been sexually assaulted by a male suspect near campus in the 800 block of South 7th Ave. The victim reported that she was groped by the suspect.

MSU Police and Bozeman Police quickly apprehended David Cantu (not a student). Cantu was booked into the Gallatin County Detention Center and charged with Sexual Assault for this incident. Cantu was subsequently released on bond. Cantu is 18 years old, 5’7” tall, 155 pounds and is described as having a dark complexion and an athletic build.David Cantu

MSU Police have issued a no-trespass order for Cantu for all MSU property.
Anyone observing him on campus is urged to immediately call MSU Police at 994-2121.

MSU Police advise everyone walking outdoors to take precautions at all times, and especially at night. Appropriate precautions include staying alert, being aware of surroundings, staying in well-lighted areas and reporting any suspicious or unusual behavior to MSU Police at 994-2121.

An immediate emergency notification via the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system was not sent in this case since the suspect was apprehended. However, to receive emergency notifications in the future, all students are urged to subscribe to the MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system. 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.)

This Timely Warning message was sent via the MSU E-MAIL system to all students, faculty and staff at MSU Bozeman.  All students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled in the MSU E-MAIL system; however, enrollment in the emergency MSU ALERT TEXT MESSAGING system is voluntary and all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to enroll as noted above.

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Previous Crime Alerts

Assault and Robbery 9/23/2010
Physical and Sexual Assault 9/09/2008
Felony Indecent Exposure 3/13/2008

 

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