Possible Threat from Suspicious Individual, Manoa Valley (Off-Campus)

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a student jogging in Mānoa Valley reported that she was stopped by an elderly couple driving by and warned of a suspicious male in a vehicle down the street. The male, driving a gold-colored Toyota, license plate #GSU045, approached the student and the couple, who together then drove a few blocks to park at the Mānoa Marketplace. The male followed after them, got out of his vehicle, began yelling at them and hitting
the couple's vehicle.  

Honolulu Police Department was called and responded; however, the suspicious male left the area before HPD arrived.

Description (as reported):
White male, late 20's, 5'6", "buzzed" haircut

SAFETY TIPS:
  • Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts.
  • Avoid situations that put you at greater risk, such as walking/jogging alone after dark.
  • Call Security Escort Service (956-SAFE) if traveling alone at night from one University facility to another.
  • When you go out alone, let someone know where you are going and when you plan to be back.
  • If you see anything unusual or suspicious, notify Campus Security.

Do not physically engage suspects involved in criminal activity. Stay at a safe distance, note suspect's description and direction of travel, and seek help as soon as possible.

Should you see this individual and his vehicle on campus, please contact Campus Security immediately at 956-6911 or anonymously at http://www.hawaii.edu/security/tip.html.

Please share the information contained in this crime alert with other people on campus who may not see this alert.

UHM Emergency Test Alert on February 19

The University will conduct an integrated campus-wide test of its emergency communications capabilities on Wednesday, February 19, at 9:30 a.m.

The following will occur:
  1. Test EMAIL messages will go out to all students, faculty, staff and vicinity contacts.
  2. Test TEXT messages will be sent to those who have signed up to receive emergency TEXT messages at www.hawaii.edu/alert.
  3. The UH Manoa home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu, social media accounts, and the UH emergency hotline at 956-0001 will be updated to reflect the test.
  4. Campus Security will test its vehicle PA systems and will be making "test" announcements across campus.

All members of the UH Manoa community are urged to sign up to receive emergency TEXT alerts (if you have not already done so), by going online to the website at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

If you have already signed up, log in at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date. You may test your cell phone information by sending a test message from the website to your phone. If you are having technical trouble with UH Alert, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.

Thank you in advance of the February 19, 2014 test of UH Alert.

UH Alert - Sex assault reported on UHM campus

On Monday, February 10, at 2:40 p.m., a UHM student reported being sexually assaulted while she was walking on Legacy Path. An unknown male appeared to be filming her with a camera phone when another male ran towards her and slapped her on her buttocks. Both men then ran towards Sinclair Circle.

Male #1 is described as: early 20's, 5'9", 170 pounds, medium build, wavy black crew-cut hair with tanned complexion wearing blue scrubs.

Male #2 is described as: early 20's, 5'9", 150 pounds, medium build, wavy black hair, with tanned complexion wearing blue scrubs.

If anyone has information on this incident, please call Campus Security at (808) 956-6911.  

For emergencies, call 911.

Campus Resources:
Women's Center: (808) 956-8059
Counseling and Student Development Center: (808) 956-7927
Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator: (808) 956-3290

Off Campus Resources:
Sex Abuse Treatment Center: (808) 524-7273
Domestic Violence Action Center: (808) 531-3771

UH Alert - Power Outage

11:45 a.m. Friday, February 7
UHM Campus Security telephone service has been restored. Call (808) 956-6911 to speak with Campus Security. Call 911 for emergencies.

11:07 p.m. Thursday, February 6
There is a power outage affecting portions of the Mānoa campus. Most campus phones are out of service.

Call 957-8105 for Campus Security.

Dial 911 for emergencies.

UH Alert - Moped Thefts

The Office of Campus Security & Emergency Management has received six reports of moped thefts in recent weeks. Two reports were received on February 4, 2014, both having occurred at the Hale Lokelani moped parking area.

It is not known if there are any connections in these occurrences. Each has been referred to the the Honolulu Police Department for further investigation.

TIPS:
  • Use multiple locks when possible.
  • Do not leave keys in the moped.
  • Secure your moped to a stationary object.
  • Report suspicious person(s) on campus to Campus Security right away at 956-6911.