Police Alert

Update

March 15, 2006

The UNCW Police Department has released a composite sketch of the suspect involved in the physical attack of a female student at approximately 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 near the International House.

The sketch may be viewed at www.uncw.edu/police/images/suspect.jpg.

UNCW police are urging anyone who has any information regarding the identity of the suspect to contact the UNCW Police Department at 962-2222 or anonymously by phone at 962-TIPS or via e-mail through UNCW Police Deptartment Web Site.

David M. Donaldson
Chief of Police
University of North Carolina Wilmington
(910)962-2222
Fax (910) 962-4228


Update

March 3, 2006

UNCW Police Release Suspect’s Vehicle Information

Wilmington – University Police Chief David Donaldson today released information about the vehicle possibly driven by the suspect involved in Tuesday evening’s physical attack on a female UNCW student. The vehicle has been identified as a White or very light colored paint, Z71, Regular Cab, Chevrolet/GMC Truck with hand rails on the bed.

Police Investigators request that anyone who might have seen a vehicle matching that description on or near the UNCW campus around 9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28 to contact them at 910/962-2222 or 962-TIPS. Witnesses may have observed the vehicle being driven aggressively or being operated in unusual circumstances.

Donaldson expressed appreciation for the variety of leads that have come in. Nevertheless, additional witnesses who have not yet contacted the police department are encouraged to do so. Anyone that was in the general vicinity of the Honors House and International House during this time period who may have observed anyone fitting this description or encountered any type of suspicious activity should contact the UNCW Police Department at 962-2222 or anonymously by phone 962-TIPS or e-mail http://www.uncw.edu/police/).

Suspect information remains unchanged. He is described as a white male, tall possibly 6 to 6 ft 5 inches and slender with dark brown hair and wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, dark pants, possibly blue jeans. He was further described as a generally large, yet agile individual with a strong build.

Although University Police have increased patrols, individuals on campus are encouraged to remain aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity. Police recommend that students take additional safety measures, including: requesting an escort from UNCW Police, ext. 2222, walking with a group, utilizing well-lit walkways and the Seahawk Shuttle, remaining aware of emergency call box locations, and carrying a cell phone.

David M. Donaldson
Chief of Police
University of North Carolina Wilmington
(910)962-2222


Update

March 1, 2006

The investigation of the incident involving the assault of a UNCW female student, reported at approximately 9:00 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 28 near the International House on the campus of UNCW continues.

Additional information regarding this case includes that the victim was grabbed from behind, choked, and forced to the ground. The attack was interrupted by a very alert and quick thinking witness whose appearance and actions caused the suspect to flee the area. The victim�s injuries appear to be limited to bruising, scratches and abrasions.

Investigators are pursuing several leads at this point.

Additional assistance from the community, in the form of information, is needed and continued vigilance is warranted.

The suspect has been described as a white male, tall possibly 6 to 6 ft 5 inches and slender with dark brown hair and wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, dark pants, possibly blue jeans. He was further described as a generally large, yet agile individual with a strong build.

It continues to be very likely that additional witnesses have not yet contacted the police department. Anyone that was in the general vicinity of the Honors House and International House during this time period who may have observed anyone fitting this description or encountered any type of suspicious activity should contact the UNCW Police Department at 962-2222 or anonymously by phone 962-TIPS or e-mail http://www.uncw.edu/police/).

Individuals on campus are encouraged to remain aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity.

Additional safety recommendations include: requesting an escort from UNCW Police, ext. 2222, walking with a group, utilizing well-lit walkways and the Seahawk Shuttle, remaining aware of emergency call box locations, and carrying a cell phone.

David M. Donaldson
Chief of Police
University of North Carolina Wilmington
(910)962-2222
Fax (910) 962-4228


Original Alert

March 1, 2006

FROM: David M. Donaldson, Chief of Police

RE: Aggravated Assault

At approximately 9:00 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 28 a UNCW female student reported she was physically assaulted in the area of International House and Honors House. The victim was released and the suspect ran into the woods when a witness to the assault approached the area. This witness provided valuable investigative information, including a physical description of the suspect. The victim was transported to the hospital, but her injuries do not appear to be serious.

The suspect has been described as a white male, tall possibly 6 to 6 ft 5 inches and slender with dark brown hair and wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, dark pants, possibly blue jeans. He was further described as a generally large, yet agile individual with a strong build.

As Police Investigators continue to gather additional information and develop leads, it is very likely that additional witnesses have not yet contacted the police department. Anyone that was in the general vicinity of the Honors House and International House during this general time period that observed anyone fitting this description or encountered any type of suspicious activity should contact the UNCW Police Department at 962-2222 or anonymously by phone 962-TIPS or e-mail http://www.uncw.edu/police/).

Individuals on campus are encouraged to remain aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity.

Additional safety recommendations include: requesting an escort from UNCW Police, ext. 2222, walking with a group, utilizing well-lit walkways and the Seahawk Shuttle, remaining aware of emergency call box locations, and carrying a cell phone.

David M. Donaldson
Chief of Police
University of North Carolina Wilmington
(910)962-2222
Fax (910) 962-4228


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