UHM Announce - Indecent exposure incident on Lower Campus

Today, Wednesday, November 19, at approximately 4:10 p.m., an indecent exposure incident was reported near Ching Field on Lower Campus.

The male suspect is described as:
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Hair: Blond
  • Clothing: Blue flannel shirt, brown pants
  • Other distinguishing characteristics: Glasses

The area was checked and no suspect was located.  If you have any information, please contact the UHM Department of Public Safety (UHM DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

Remember:
  • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
  • Responsibility is with the perpetrator, not the survivor -- no one deserves, asks for or provokes lewd behavior or indecent exposure.
  • UHM provides counseling services to students.  For information, contact the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927.

Campus safety tips from UHM DPS:
  • Encourage friends to travel in pairs or with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas.
  • Utilize campus transportation resources. Call 956-SAFE (7233) for our Security Escort Service, which is available 7 days a week, from dusk until dawn.
  • If you feel that you or others are in danger, look for a blue light Emergency Call Box, call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911, or call HPD at 911.
  • To report suspicious, illegal or unusual activity on campus, call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

UHM Alert - One moped theft and two attempted moped thefts

This morning, Wednesday, November 19, a moped was reported stolen.  The theft took place at the Sinclair Library moped parking between 9:00 p.m. yesterday evening and 12:10 a.m. this morning.  

The moped is described as a white ZNEN.

UHM Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers observed and stopped an attempted theft of two mopeds this morning at approximately 2:21 a.m. near the Johnson Hall B moped and bicycle parking area.  The suspect fled the scene.

If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our recent moped thefts, please call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

UHM DPS recommends:
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided that you are still in a legal parking area).
  • If you see something suspicious, call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911.

UHM Announce - Moped Theft

This morning, Thursday, November 6, 2014, a moped was reported stolen.  The theft took place at the Wainani parking lot on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, between 5:45 and 7:00 p.m.

The moped is described as a blue Soleil.

If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our recent moped thefts, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety (UHM DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

UHM DPS recommends:
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided that you are still in a legal parking area).
  • If you see something suspicious, call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911.

UHM Announce - Robbery reported near Art Building

Today, Wednesday, November 05, 2014, a student reported a robbery that took place on Monday, November 3, 2014, at 2:15 a.m.  The student was approached by two male suspects as the student was leaving the Art Building.  The suspects demanded the student's wallet and cell phone.  The suspects managed to take the student's cell phone and shirt, but did not take the wallet.  The student managed to get away but was chased by the two suspects until the student hid in Bilger Hall.

Suspect #1 Description:
Gender: Male
Ethnicity (as described by student): Polynesian
Complexion: Tanned
Age: 20's
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180 pounds
Build: Heavy
Hair: Black
Clothing: Blue bandana, T-shirt

Suspect #2 Description:
Gender: Male
Ethnicity (as described by student): Polynesian
Complexion: Tanned
Age: 20's
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 220 pounds
Build: Husky
Hair: Black
Clothing: Baseball cap, T-shirt, shorts

If you have any information, please contact UH Manoa's Department of Public Safety (UHM DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

Remember:
  • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
  • UHM provides counseling services to students.  Please call (808) 956-7927 for more information.

Campus Safety Tips From UHM DPS:
No action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for his or her victimization. Perpetrators are responsible for crimes and their effects. The following suggestions may help to reduce the possibility of experiencing a crime, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance.
  • Encourage friends to travel in pairs or with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and attempt to keep a safe distance from strangers.
  • Trust your intuition.  If a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative.
  • Utilize campus transportation resources. Call 956-SAFE (7233) for our Security Escort Service, which is available 7 days a week, from dusk until dawn.
  • If you feel that you or others are in danger, look for a blue light Emergency Call Box, call UHM DPS at 956-6911, or call HPD at 911.
  • To report suspicious, illegal or unusual activity on campus, call UHM DPS at 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

UHM Announce - Two Motor Vehicle Thefts

This morning, Wednesday, November 5, 2014, two motor vehicle thefts were reported to UHM DPS.  One of these thefts involved a moped, and the other involved a University-owned John Deere maintenance vehicle.
 
  • Moped: Silver 2013 Zhongneng; License plate #W59684; stolen from Hale Noelani parking
  • John Deere: Green Maintenance Cart (similar to golf cart); stolen from UH Manoa Landscaping Office  UPDATE: This vehicle was recovered with ignition damage

If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our recent moped thefts, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

UHM DPS recommends:
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided that you are still in a legal parking area).
  • If you see something suspicious, call the UHM Department of Public Safety at (808) 956-6911.

UHM Announce - Two Moped Thefts near Stan Sheriff Center

Yesterday evening, Monday, November 3, 2014, two moped thefts were reported from the parking lot at the Stan Sheriff Center on Lower Campus.

The two mopeds are described as:
  • a White GTX.
  • a Silver Tic Tac.

If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our recent moped thefts, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

UHM DPS recommends:
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • If you see something suspicious, call the UHM Department of Public Safety at (808) 956-6911.

UHM Announce - Indecent Exposure incident reported on Lower Campus

Today, Monday, November 3, 2014, at approximately 8:40 a.m., a student reported an unknown male fondling himself near the Physical Education/Athletics Complex on Lower Campus as the student walked by.

The male suspect is described as:
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Age: Late teens/early 20's
  • Height: 5'6"-5"8"
  • Hair: Brown, shaggy
  • Clothing: Blue flannel shirt; backpack

If you have any information, please contact the UHM Department of Public Safety (UHM DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.
 
Remember
  • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
  • Responsibility is with the perpetrator, not the survivor -- no one deserves, asks for or provokes lewd behavior or indecent exposure.
  • UHM provides counseling services to students, Mondays through Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Residents in Student Housing may access these services through Counselors-in-Residence (CIRs) who also live in Student Housing.  CIRs are also available for walk-in from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and after-hours emergency counseling on evenings, weekends and holidays. CIRs can be reached by contacting your Resident Assistant (RA), the RA on-call, or a Resident Director (RD). For more information, visit the Counseling and Student Development Center.

Campus safety tips from UHM DPS:
  • Encourage friends to travel in pairs or with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas.
  • Utilize campus transportation resources. Call 956-SAFE (7233) for our Security Escort Service, which is available 7 days a week, from dusk until dawn.
  • If you feel that you or others are in danger, look for a blue light Emergency Call Box, call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911, or call HPD at 911.
  • To report suspicious, illegal or unusual activity on campus, call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

UHM Announce - String of Moped Thefts

Over the past few days, several moped thefts have been reported to the UHM Department of Public Safety and Honolulu Police Department.
 
If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our recent moped thefts, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.
 
Remember
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don’t lock your scooter in the same location all the time – thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • If you see something suspicious, call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911.

UH Announcement: Watanabe Hall Closed Until Further Notice

7:00 p.m.
Watanabe Hall will be open, and will resume normal operations, on Tuesday, October 14.

The building was closed this afternoon and evening due to noxious fumes.

4:00 p.m.

Watanabe Hall will be closed this evening, October 13, due to noxious fumes presenting a safety hazard to our community.

The source of these fumes is currently under investigation, and Watanabe Hall will be closed until further notice.

It is unknown whether or not classes will resume as normal tomorrow morning, so please continue to look for further updates.

Join us for our Safety Walk on Tuesday, October 14!

Join us for our Safety Walk on Tuesday, October 14!

Due to inclement weather, our Safety Walk had to be rescheduled.  The new date for this event is Tuesday, October 14 (6:00 PM – 8:15 PM).  Please meet at Paradise Palms, where we will have refreshments and free t-shirts!  Check-in will start at 5:45 PM. 
 
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About the Safety Walk
In honor of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, the UHM Department of Public Safety is hosting its first-ever Safety Walk, which is a practice that has been used at college campuses across the country, with great success.  This after-hours event will help to identify tangible and immediate safety issues such as inadequate lighting, signage, uneven walkways, and overgrown vegetation.  These events provide an opportunity for positive discussion between walk participants - administrators from various departments, students, and other members of the campus community.  Our goal is to address safety concerns on campus so we can begin to remedy these issues, while providing an avenue for positive rapport within the community.  This event is open to any member of the UHM and surrounding community.  We hope to see you there!

For more information about this event, please contact Sarah Rice at srice@hawaii.edu