Author: Chad Clark

UAPD Responds To On Campus Robbery

The University of Alabama Police Department responded to a robbery on the morning of August 14 at around 3:00 am. The incident occurred near the University Strip and Bryant-Denny Stadium Area. The victim was approached by the suspect around the intersection of Wallace Wade and 8th Street and had personal property taken. The victim sustained minor injuries. The suspect got into a gray Toyota truck with 3 others and left the scene potentially heading towards the campus area.

The appearance of the suspect was reported to be:

Suspect 1

Race: Black

Sex: Male

Height: No description provided

Weight: No Description Provided

Hair:  No description provided

Clothing: No description provided

Additional info:  3 additional black males in the gray truck

Anyone who has any additional information about this occurrence is asked to call University Police at 205-348-5454 or Crime Stoppers at 752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is published in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide published at https://saferliving.ua.edu/.

It is never the fault of a victim when a crime occurs. Below are some safety considerations for students and community members:

  • Be careful and mindful of any valuables you may carry on your person
  • Be mindful of your surroundings
  • If confronted, give the perpetrator what they ask for. Your safety is more important

This information is being sent as part of UA’s commitment to providing campus safety information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

UAPD Responds to Off-Campus Incident (UPDATED)

*Updated*

The incident reported below was determined to be an accidental discharge of a firearm that occurred off-campus

First responders were called to an area near the stadium at approximately 12 a.m. Saturday, April 24. A non-UA individual traveling in a car reported an accidental non-life-threatening gunshot injury to their leg that occurred off campus.

UAPD is working with Tuscaloosa Police to continue gathering information. There was never a related threat to the campus community.

Anyone who has any additional information about this occurrence is asked to call Tuscaloosa Police at 205-349-2121 or Crime Stoppers at 205-752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is published in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide

While not required by the Clery Act for timely warnings, some incidents that happen off campus may be sent to the campus community in the interest of public safety.

UAPD Responds to Armed Robbery Report 2/15/2021

The University of Alabama Police Department responded to an armed robbery report on February 15, around 2:20 a.m. The incident occurred at an apartment complex at 417 Reed Street just off-campus. One suspect, armed with a handgun, approached and attempted to take personal property from the victim before leaving in an unknown direction.

The appearance of the suspects was reported to be:

Suspect 1
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 6’2 – 6’3
Weight: No description provided
Hair:  No description provided
Clothing: wearing all black
Additional info:  armed with a small handgun

Anyone who has any additional information about this occurrence is asked to call University Police at 205-348-5454 or Crime Stoppers at 205-752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is published in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide published at https://saferliving.ua.edu/.

It is never the fault of a victim when a crime occurs. Below are some safety considerations for students and community members:

  • Be careful and mindful of any valuables you may carry on your person
  • Be mindful of your surroundings
  • If confronted, give the perpetrator what they ask for. Your safety is more important.

While not required by the Clery Act for timely warnings, some incidents that happen off-campus may be sent to the campus community in the interest of public safety.

UAPD Responds To Off Campus Robbery Report

The University of Alabama Police Department responded to an armed robbery report on Dec. 6, 2020, at 1:45 a.m. The incident occurred at the East Edge Apartment Complex on Jackson Ave. just off campus. Three suspects, at least one armed with a handgun, stole property from the victim before fleeing. There were no shots fired and no injuries reported.

The appearance of the suspects was reported to be:

Suspect 1
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: Average
Weight: Average
Hair:  No description provided
Clothing: Black Pants, Red Hoodie
Additional info:  No Additional Information

Suspect 2
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: Average
Weight: Average
Hair:  No description provided
Clothing: Black pants with white lettering
Additional info:  No Additional Information

Suspect 3
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: Average
Weight: Average
Hair:  No description provided
Clothing: No description provided
Additional info:  No Additional Information

Anyone who has any additional information about this occurrence is asked to call University Police at 205-348-5454 or Crime Stoppers at 205-752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is published in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide published at https://saferliving.ua.edu/.

It is never the fault of a victim when a crime occurs. Below are some safety considerations for students and community members:

  • Be careful and mindful of any valuables you may carry on your person
  • Be mindful of your surroundings
  • If confronted, give the perpetrator what they ask for. Your safety is more important.

While not required by the Clery Act for timely warnings, some incidents that happen off campus may be sent to the campus community in the interest of public safety.

UAPD Responds to On-Campus Attempted Robbery

The University of Alabama Police Department responded to an attempted robbery report on the evening of October 11th at approximately 11:45PM. The incident occurred near the intersection of Hackberry Lane in front of the Gordon Palmer Building. The victim was approached by the suspect and tackled while the suspect attempted to steal property from them. No items were ultimately stolen and the suspect fled on foot heading south on Hackberry Lane.

The appearance of the suspect was reported to be:

Suspect 1

Race: Hispanic

Sex: Male

Height: 6’0

Weight: 180

Hair:  No description provided

Clothing: black shirt with black pants

Additional info:  mustache

Anyone who has any additional information about this occurrence is asked to call University Police at 205-348-5454 or Crime Stoppers at 752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is published in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide published at https://saferliving.ua.edu/.

It is never the fault of a victim when a crime occurs. Below are some safety considerations for students and community members:

  • Be careful and mindful of any valuables you may carry on your person
  • Be mindful of your surroundings
  • If confronted, give the perpetrator what they ask for. Your safety is more important

This information is being sent as part of UA’s commitment to providing campus safety information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

UAPD Responds to On-Campus Robbery

UPDATE ON 9/28 INCIDENT

After further investigation, UAPD has determined that the incident reported on 9/28 was not a robbery, and the incident has been downgraded to Harassment. The victim’s property was found at the location of the incident.

 

The University of Alabama Police Department responded to a robbery report on the morning of September 28th at approximately 1:30AM. The incident occurred near the intersection of McCorvey Drive and Hackberry Lane, near Lakeside Dining. The victim was struck in the head and his Airpod headphones were stolen. There were 3 suspects reported to be involved with a possible 4th driving the vehicle. The suspects drove away in a dark sedan, possibly a black BMW. There were no additional injuries reported.

The appearance of the suspects was reported to be:

Suspect 1

Race: White

Sex: Male

Height: 5’9 – 5’10

Weight: Average build

Hair:  No description provided

Clothing: No description provided

Additional info:  No additional information

Suspect 2

Race: Hispanic

Sex: Male

Height: 5’9 – 5’10

Weight: Average build

Hair: No description provided

Clothing: No description provided

Additional info:  No additional information

Suspect 3

Race: White

Sex: Male

Height: 5’9 – 5’10

Weight: Average build

Hair:  No description provided

Clothing: No description provided

Additional info:  No additional information

Suspect 4

No information provided

Anyone who has any additional information about this occurrence is asked to call University Police at 205-348-5454 or Crime Stoppers at 752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is published in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide published at https://saferliving.ua.edu/.

It is never the fault of a victim when a crime occurs. Below are some safety considerations for students and community members:

  • Be careful and mindful of any valuables you may carry on your person
  • Be mindful of your surroundings
  • If confronted, give the perpetrator what they ask for. Your safety is more important

This information is being sent as part of UA’s commitment to providing campus safety information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

UAPD Responds To Weapons Report – UPDATED 8/22 –

Updated Information about the incident on 8/21:

On Friday evening, August 21, the University Community was notified of an incident involving an individual carrying a gun on campus. Shortly following the report to UAPD, officers made contact with two non-UA persons that matched the description in the report. It was determined that even though the weapon was legally owned, carrying it on campus was a violation of the University’s Dangerous Weapons and Firearm Policy. The weapon was stored for safety and the individuals were trespassed from campus. No additional charges have been filed.

 

Original Notice:

On Friday, Aug. 21, around 10:20 p.m., UAPD was alerted to a potential person of interest carrying a gun on campus. Two suspects were taken into custody by UAPD without incident. There is no threat to the campus community.

UA Alert: COVID-19 Response

SUBJECT: UA Alert: Campus Notification on COVID-19

The University of Alabama prioritizes the health and safety of our campus community, and the University is committed to promptly sharing accurate and useful information related to the COVID-19 situation and its impact on the UA campus. As UA leaders continue to work with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), City of Tuscaloosa, the State of Alabama, the UA System and federal agencies, we will continue to share relevant information with our students, parents, faculty and staff. The most current information is available at https://healthinfo.ua.edu/.

Important information and guidance for our UA Community:

As of this morning, there were 1,315 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the State of Alabama, with 39 confirmed cases in Tuscaloosa County. Given the continuing spread of the virus, it is not surprising that members of our community have been exposed to and/or contracted the virus. To date, four University employees have reported testing positive for COVID-19, along with three students who were participating in study abroad programs. All of these individuals, who notified campus officials about their diagnosis after students, faculty and staff left campus for spring break, have been safely quarantined and recovering away from campus. The ADPH website is updated regularly at https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/index.html with new case statistics and other helpful information.

 

If an individual is determined to have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, ADPH — or a designee — will contact that individual directly to discuss appropriate next steps.

 

  • If it is determined that someone who is symptomatic or who has tested positive for COVID-19 has accessed a portion of a campus facility, the University’s Environmental Health & Safety group will ensure a heightened, appropriate cleaning of the potentially affected area.

 

  • The University Medical Center and Student Health Center remain open, and COVID-19 testing is being administered off-campus at DCH.

 

  • The Spring semester completion plan has been posted online at https://healthinfo.ua.edu/campus-messages/#semester-completion and can be accessed for current information on Spring courses.
  • The City of Tuscaloosa has adopted a 24/7 curfew to support social distancing and prevent possible community spread of coronavirus. In agreement with city officials, University work, already functioning under a limited business operations plan, is not affected by the curfew. Employees and students who live in the city are subject to the curfew when not working, and should review the executive order for a list of limited exemptions and specified essential activities. This is an important measure for public health and the efforts of our city officials, and your compliance is appreciated.

 

 

 

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is a social responsibility for all of us. Following the guidance of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), ADPH, and the University is crucial.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay at least six feet away from others.
    • Since COVID-19 is spread through person-to-person contact and respiratory droplets, you can prevent the spread by putting space between yourself and others. This lessens the likelihood of becoming infected and spreading the infection.
    • Social Distancing, self-quarantining and self-isolation require different actions.
      • Social distancing is maintaining a safe distance (at least six feet) from others.
      • Self-quarantining keeps someone who doesn’t have symptoms but was exposed to the virus away from others, so they don’t unknowingly infect anyone else. Health experts recommend that a self-quarantine last 14 days. This provides enough time for them to know whether they will become ill and be contagious to other people.
      • Self-isolation keeps people who are confirmed to have COVID-19 away from those who are not infected. Self-isolation takes place in one’s home, but can also take place at a hospital or care facility.

Here are some important links to follow for general health and safety information:

 

University COVID-19 Information — https://healthinfo.ua.edu/

Social Distancing — https://healthinfo.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2020/03/Social-Distancing.pdf

Symptoms — https://healthinfo.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2020/03/Coronavirus-Symptoms.pdf

Stress Management — https://healthinfo.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2020/03/Coronavirus-Stress-Coping_33020.pdf

Alabama Department of Public Health — https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/index.html

Center for Disease Control — https://www.cdc.gov/

Thank you to everyone for your patience and resolve as we work through this challenging time.

This notification is part of a federally required Clery Act emergency notification related to COVID-19.

UAPD Responds to Potential Gas Leak

UPDATED:

At approximately 11:20AM, the identified exhaust was removed and the alarm was reset. Individuals were allowed to re-enter the premises

 

On February 24, 2020 at approximately 10:30 AM, The University of Alabama Police Department responded to the Science and Engineering Complex to investigate a potential gas leak. The leak was confined to one building. UAPD and emergency personnel are utilizing the building’s fire alarm system to evacuate everyone.

This notification is part of UA’s commitment to providing campus safety information with the Jeanne Clery Act.

UAPD Investigate On-Campus Robbery Attempt

The University of Alabama Police responded to an on-campus robbery attempt that occurred shortly after 3:15 AM Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, around Bryant Drive behind Bryant Denny Stadium. A victim was approached by two suspects demanding money and personal property. No items were stolen, and no weapons were involved. The victim was punched and received minor injuries before the two suspects drove away in what was described as an older model black sedan with the vehicle last seen heading east on Bryant Drive.

The appearance of the suspects was reported to be:

Suspect 1
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Height: Approximately 6’
Weight: No Description Provided
Hair:  Shoulder Length Dreadlocks
Clothing: Black clothing, long sleeves
Additional info:  None provided

Suspect 2
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Height: Approximately 6’
Weight: No description provided
Hair: Mohawk style haircut
Clothing: Black clothing, long sleeve shirt
Additional info:  None Provided

Anyone who has any additional information about this occurrence is asked to call University Police at 205-348-5454 or Crime Stoppers at 752-7867(STOP). Crime prevention information is published in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide published at https://police.ua.edu/safer-living-guide-2-2/

Below are some safety considerations for students and community members:

  • Be careful and mindful of any valuables you may carry on your person
  • Be mindful of your surroundings
  • If confronted, give the perpetrator what they ask for. Your safety is more important.

This information is being sent as part of UA’s commitment to providing campus safety information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.