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12/03/16 – Fire

06:58pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Emergency: FIRE. There is a fire at 1021 Manitou. Fire is on scene – Avoid area.

07:23pm: BroncoAlert Update: Boise Fire Department has extinguished the fire at 1021 Manitou. Please continue to avoid area while scene is cleared.

10/31/16 – Sexual Assault

07:19pm:  The Boise Police Department is investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred over the weekend in the Boise neighborhood south of the Boise State campus.  According to the report, a male subject sexually assaulted a female victim at a house party.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit compliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/ or contact Alicia Estey, Director of Title IX Compliance at (208) 426-1258 or by email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

In response to this incident, Boise State University is providing the following information on sexual assaults.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from the other person. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in University policy: http://policy.boisestate.edu/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A University student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Most sexual assaults are not committed by a stranger but by someone known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance.  If a date or other acquaintance touches your private body parts or performs any sex acts upon you without your consent, it is a sex offense.  Even if a person is your significant other or date, it is still a sex offense to touch their private body parts or perform any sex acts upon them without their consent.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here is some other information you may want to consider:

– Alcohol and drugs are sometimes used to create vulnerability to sexual assault and may impair yours and your acquaintance’s judgment. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between acquaintance rape and drug/alcohol usage. Keep control of your drink.
– People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
– Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation.
– Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual contact. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
– Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
– People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
– Don’t assume you know what the other person wants.
– Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
– If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options. If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
– Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.

Boise State University would like to remind the community about the following campus resources:

– For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
– Students of all genders can receive confidential support services at the Boise State Gender Equity Center as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
– Questions and resources related to sexual assault can be directed to the Director of Title IX Compliance, Alicia Estey, at (208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
– You can now text tips and pictures directly to the Department of Public Safety by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. This can even be done anonymously. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

09/16/16 – Sexual Assault

08:15am: The Department of Public Safety received a report of a sexual assault that occurred over the weekend in student housing.  According to the report, a female victim stayed the night in the same room with a friend, and the friend touched her inappropriately without consent.

Under the law, the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without consent, is a sex offense.

The Dean of Students Office and the Office of Title IX Compliance are jointly working to investigate and respond to this report.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit compliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/ or contact Annie Kerrick, Director of Title IX Compliance at(208) 426-1258 or by email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

In response to this incident, Boise State University is providing the following information on sexual assaults.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from the other person. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in University policy: http://policy.boisestate.edu/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A University student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Most sexual assaults are not committed by a stranger but by someone known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance.  If a date or other acquaintance touches your private body parts or performs any sex acts upon you without your consent, it is a sex offense.  Even if a person is your significant other or date, it is still a sex offense to touch their private body parts or perform any sex acts upon them without their consent.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here is some other information you may want to consider:

–  It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
–  Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual contact. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
–  Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
–  People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
–  Don’t assume you know what the other person wants.
–  Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
–  If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options. If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
–  Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.

Boise State University would like to remind the community about the following campus resources:

–  For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
–  Students of all genders can receive confidential support services at the Boise State Gender Equity Center as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
–  Questions and resources related to sexual assault can be directed to the Director of Title IX Compliance, Annie Kerrick, at (208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
–  You can now text tips and pictures directly to the Department of Public Safety by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. This can even be done anonymously. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit:https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

09/10/16 – Sexual Misconduct

10:42am: On September 10, the Department of Public Safety received a report that a male student was forcibly fondled by unknown woman. The incident was reported to have occurred on September 8 during an event held on the Intramural Field. The Director of Title IX Compliance is investigating the report.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visitcompliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/or contact Annie Kerrick, Director of Title IX Compliance at (208) 426-1258 or by email atreportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

In response to this incident, Boise State University is providing the following information on sexual assaults. This information is general in nature, and has no relation to this specific incident.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from your partner. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in University policy: http://policy.boisestate.edu/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A University student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

The most common type of sexual assault is not committed by a stranger but by someone known to the victim, typically a date or other acquaintance. If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your instincts and attempt to interrupt the chain of events. Create a distraction and involve others. Make a commitment to ensure everyone has a safe way home. Being an active bystander doesn’t require you put yourself at risk. If you believe a crime has been committed we encourage you to call the police by dialing 911. To contact the Boise State University Department of Public Safety, call (208) 426-6911.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions you may want to consider:

•       It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
•       Make sure you have consent if you engage in any sexual contact. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
•       Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
•       People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
•       If you engage in sexual activity, be sure you understand your partner’s limits, and communicate your own limits clearly.
•       Don’t assume you know what the other person wants.
•       Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
•       Listen to your partner. If you’re receiving unclear messages, stop.
•       Have a companion or a safe means of getting home, i.e., a trusted friend, taxi, etc. On-campus security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.
•       Walk in groups when possible and report crimes immediately by calling 9-1-1.
•       If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options. If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
•       Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.

Boise State University would like to remind the community about the following campus resources:

•       For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
•       Students of all genders can receive confidential support services at the Boise State Gender Equity Center as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
•       Questions and resources related to sexual assault can be directed to the Director of Title IX Compliance, Annie Kerrick, at(208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
•       You can now text tips and pictures directly to the Department of Public Safety by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. This can even be done anonymously. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

08/31/16 – Emergency Situation

09:40pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Emergency situation in progress at Lincoln Townhouses – stay clear of area. Update to follow

09:48pm: Emergency situation is resolved. Resume normal campus activity.

07/18/16 – Science/Education Building Fire

11:02am: This is a BroncoAlert. Emergency Fire/EMS situation in progress at Science Education. Avoid area at this time.

12:05pm: BroncoAlert Update. Science and Education bldg will be closed until further notice. We are looking at class schedules now. Classes in the Science building will be cancelled today. We are assessing classes scheduled for Education Building. Check email throughout today for updates. Computers are available in the Library and Student Union building. If you are awaiting entry into either building to obtain personal items, contact on scene Security personnel for further instructions.

01:50pm: BroncoAlert Update. For those who have personal belongings to pick up in the Edu/Science bldg, you can go into the Education bldg now; 2:15pm for Science bldg. Please enter through the lobby of the Education Building on the south side.

07/07/16 – Sexual Assault

12:42am: BPD investigating a reported sexual assault in the area of Boise/Juanita. Suspect at large. Stay clear of area. Email update to follow.

11:16am: Boise Police officers responded to a 911 call of a reported sexual assault, which occurred just off campus near a residence near the intersection of Boise Avenue and Juanita Street at approximately 11:41 p.m. on Wednesday night.  Reports indicate an adult male approached the adult female victim as she exited a residence and sexually assaulted her prior to fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.  The investigation remains ongoing.

Suspect Description:  The suspect is described as being a white adult male in his 30’s or 40’s, with short blond hair, and heavy acne on his face.  He is described as wearing a light blue shirt.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person at Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Crime information can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling (208) 343-COPS or (208) 343-2677. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest and filing of charges.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions to consider:
– Security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.
– It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
– The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.
– When you go out, go in a group. Check in with each other throughout the night and leave together. Don’t let yourself become isolated with someone you don’t know or trust.
– Avoid going out alone at night.
– Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything that can distract you.
– Lock your home’s doors and windows.
– Be aware that perpetrators often target intoxicated individuals and use alcohol to facilitate assault. Don’t leave your drink (alcoholic or otherwise) unattended. Only accept drinks that were poured in front of you and have not been left unattended at any time.
– Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.
– Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus.
– In residence halls or secured apartment complexes, do not let in strangers, do not allow strangers to enter behind you as a courtesy, and do not lend out keys.
– Report all suspicious people and circumstances to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.

For a list of campus safety tips, visit http://security.boisestate.edu/campus-safety-tips/.

Campus Resources:
– For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
– Students of all genders can also receive confidential support services and learn how to make our campus safer through bystander intervention at the Boise State Gender Equity Center by phone at (208) 426-4259, by email atgenderequity@boisestate.edu, or in person at 1700 University Drive (located on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk).
– To learn more about how Boise State responds to reports of gender-based violence, including sexual assault, contact Annie Kerrick, Director of Title IX Compliance, by phone at (208) 426-1258, via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu, in person at 1987 Cesar Chavez Lane (Suite 306 in Riverfront Hall).
– The Department of Public Safety is offering a free mobile safety app that is available to anyone with a Boise State email address.  Rave Guardian transforms your smartphone into a personal, mobile emergency blue light phone. This app allows you touch-of-a-button panic calls both to 911 as well as to the Department of Public Safety dispatch center. Additionally, you can select a guardian, including the Department of Public Safety, to be notified in case you set a safety timer and do not turn it off, and you can now text a tip to the Department of Public Safety dispatch center. In the event of an emergency, critical information you elect to share will be provided to the Department of Public Safety to enable them to reach you quickly. For more information, go to: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

06/12/16 – Sexual Assault

4:42am: BroncoAlert. BPD investigating a sexual assault just occurred on Manitou just off campus. Suspect at large, stay clear of area.

2:23pm: Early this morning, Boise Police responded to a report of a sexual assault at a house on Manitou just off campus.  The victim awoke to an unknown suspect sexually assaulting her.  He is described as a white male, dark hair, 40-45 years old, 5’8-5’10, with a pockmarked face, wearing darker clothing.  He fled the scene in an unknown direction when the victim woke.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person at Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Crime information can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling (208) 343-COPS or (208) 343-2677. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest and filing of charges.

Sexual Assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions you may want to consider:
–  Security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.
–  It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
–  The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.
–  When you go out, go in a group. Check in with each other throughout the night and leave together. Don’t let yourself become isolated with someone you don’t know or trust.
–  Avoid going out alone at night.
–  Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything that can distract you.
–  Lock your home’s doors and windows.
–  Be aware that perpetrators often target intoxicated individuals and use alcohol to facilitate assault. Don’t leave your drink (alcoholic or otherwise) unattended. Only accept drinks which were poured in front of you and have not been left unattended at any time.
–  Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.
–  Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus.
–  In residence halls or secured apartment complexes, do not let in strangers, do not allow strangers to enter behind you as a courtesy, and do not lend out keys.
–  Report all suspicious people and circumstances to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.
–  For a list of campus safety tips, visit http://security.boisestate.edu/campus-safety-tips/.

Campus Resources:
–  For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (Located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
–  Students of all genders can also receive confidential support services at the Boise State Gender Equity Center, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention, by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1910 University Dr, Boise, ID 83725, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
–  Questions and resources regarding sexual assault can be directed to the Director of Title IX Compliance, Annie Kerrick, at(208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

06/15/16: Boise Police release a sketch of the suspect in the reported sexual assault: police.cityofboise.org/home/news-releases/2016/06/bpd-investigators-release-sketch-of-suspect-in-reported-sexual-assault/

05/11/16 – Sexual Assault

2:58pm: Yesterday, on May 10th, Campus Security and Police Services received information that a student was sexually assaulted by another student, an acquaintance, earlier in the spring 2016 semester.  This incident is reported to have occurred on campus, possibly in residential housing.  Additionally, the same suspect is alleged to have inappropriately touched another student.  The Boise Police Department and the Boise State Director of Title IX Compliance have identified the suspect and are investigating these allegations.

In response to this incident, Boise State University is providing the following information on acquaintance sexual assaults. This information is general in nature, and has no relation to this specific incident.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of university policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent from your partner. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in university policy: http://policy.boisestate.edu/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A university student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

It is estimated that nationwide 20 percent of women and six percent of men experience sexual assault or attempted sexual assault during their college years. Data reveal nearly 50 percent of transgender people experience sexual violence. No matter the demographic, the most common type of sexual assault is not committed by a stranger but by someone known to the victim, typically a date or other acquaintance.

If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your instincts and attempt to interrupt the chain of events. Create a distraction and involve others. Make a commitment to ensure everyone has a safe way home. Being an active bystander doesn’t require you put yourself at risk. If you believe a crime has been committed we encourage you to call the police by dialing 911. To contact Boise State University campus Security and Police Services call (208) 426-6911.
Sexual Assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions you may want to consider:

– Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation.
– Make sure you have consent if you engage in sex. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
– Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
– People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
– If you engage in sex, be sure you understand your partner’s limits, and communicate your own limits clearly.
– Don’t assume you know what the other person wants.
– Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
– Listen to your partner. If you’re receiving unclear messages, stop.
– Have a companion or a safe means of getting home, i.e., a trusted friend, taxi, etc. On-campus security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.

If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options. If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.

Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.

04/23/16 – Aggravated Assault

11:48am: Last night around midnight, the Boise Police Department took a police report of an aggravated assault that occurred in the common area outside University Square Apartments.  An unknown suspect punched the victim in the face without provocation.  The suspect is a white male adult, approximately 6’0 – 6’1, and was wearing a blue shirt with black jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person at the University Security Department located in Capital Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Crime information can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling (208) 343-COPS or (208) 343-2677. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 if your information leads to an arrest and filing of charges.

The perpetrator is the only person responsible for a crime of violence. While nothing is failsafe, Campus Security and Police Services would like to remind the campus community of the following safety tips and campus resources:

Safety Tips:
– Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night.
– Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.  Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything which can distract you.
– Travel in well lighted, busy pathways and streets.
– Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 in case of emergency or crime of violence.
– If you witness a crime of violence, make note of the suspect’s description and direction of travel.
– Program the number for Campus Security and Police Services (208-426-6911) into your cell phone.
– Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus. A map of campus emergency phones can be found here:http://maps.boisestate.edu/map/?id=715#!ct/12062
– Report all suspicious people and circumstances to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.
– For a list of campus safety tips, visit
http://security.boisestate.edu/campus-safety-tips/

Campus Resources:
Security escorts by a uniformed officer are free and available 24/7 by calling (208) 4266911.
– You can now text tips and pictures directly to Campus Security and Police Services by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. This can even be done anonymously. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: http://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.
– If a campus community member you know is exhibiting distressing, disturbing, disruptive, or dangerous behavior, contact the university CARE team by calling (208) 426-1527, or fill out a CARE report online at care.boisestate.edu.

01/30/16 – Suspicious Death

2:51pm: Boise Police investigating a suspicious death in JD Park.   Avoid area.  If you see anything suspicious contact 426 6911. Update to follow.

6:18pm: BPD is clearing the scene; investigation ongoing. There is no known threat to campus at this time. All clear.

09/16/15 – Battery

8:11am: Early this morning, a female subject was walking near the Greenbelt and Lusk Street just off campus when an unknown subject grabbed her from behind.  She was able to fight off and run away from the attacker.  There is no suspect description at this time.

9/18/15: The Boise Police Department reports the victim recanted the reported battery: http://police.cityofboise.org/home/news-releases/2015/09/individual-recants-report-of-wednesday-morning-greenbelt-battery/

07/22/15 – Armed Robbery

9:38am: Armed robbery at Beacon/Broadway. Suspect fled in unknown direction, wearing white hat and yellow shirt. Avoid area. Update to follow.

9:49am: Robbery suspect described as white male, 30-50 years old, about 5’10 and wearing aviator glasses, black hat and yellow windbreaker shirt.

10:17am: BPD is continuing to investigate the robbery, but there is no known immediate threat to the area at this time. Check email for updates.

07/12/15 – Armed Suicidal Subject

9:50am: Boise Police Department is currently looking for an armed suicidal subject in the area of the Train Depot and Federal Way.  He is described as a 53-year-old white male subject with a beard, 5’10, 240 lbs, grey hair, blue eyes, dark blue do-rag, and blue jeans.  BPD asks that anyone living in that area to take safety precautions and notify 9-1-1 if you see anyone meeting the subject’s description.

At this time, the campus does not appear to be in any danger related to this incident.  Should this status change, another notice will be sent.

10:58am: The suicidal subject from our earlier campus alert has been located and is in custody of Boise Police. No further.

06/29/15 – Subject Threatening to Spray People with Mace

At 1015 hours, Boise Police Department responded to a report of a subject in Julia Davis Park threatening to spray people with mace.  The subject was last seen near the rose garden, headed towards the Greenbelt.  It is unknown if he is headed to campus.  He is described as a white male, 30-40 years old, wearing a blue shirt, jean shorts, and a tan backpack.  He had a mace container and a Maglite flashlight.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Campus Security and Police Services located in Capital Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Campus Security and Police Services would like to remind students, faculty and staff of the following:
•       Security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.
•       It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
•       Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.  Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything that can distract you.
•       Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 in case of emergency.
•       Program the number for Campus Security and Police Services (208-426-6911) into your cell phone.
•       Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus.
•       Report all suspicious people and circumstances to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.
•       Avoid confrontations whenever possible.
•       For a list of campus safety tips, visit https://security.boisestate.edu/campus-safety-tips/

06/14/15 – Water Damage to Education Building

5:58pm BroncoAlert:

The Education Building is closed Monday due to a water leak. The leak was detected by an alarm at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Campus Security and Police Services established an operations center that will be up and running for the initial days of assessment and planning.

06/02/2015 – Aggravated Assault

10:59pm BroncoAlert: Boise Police investigating aggravated assault at the Student Union. Suspect at large; avoid area. Update to follow.

11:45pm BroncoAlert Update: Update. After initial investigation, Police determine no threat to campus at this time.  All clear

12/07/2014 – Sexual Assault

Boise Police is investigating a reported rape early Sunday morning at Chaffee Hall. The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Latino male in his 20’s, 5’7, 160 lbs with short dark hair.  He was wearing a dark t-shirt and fluorescent green shorts, and matching shoelaces.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person located in Capital Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of an emergency, a crime in progress, or any threat to the University and/or the campus community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Crime information can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling (208) 343-COPS or (208) 343-2677. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest and filing of charges.

Update 12/08/14: The Boise Police Department has interviewed both the victim and the suspect in Sunday morning’s reported sexual assault and have determined the incident did not appear to be random. The department released the following updated information:

Boise Police have spoken in depth with both the reporting party and the alleged suspect after a rape was reported on the campus of Boise State University early Sunday morning, December 7th. Both people involved are cooperating fully.
At this time, possible criminal charges are pending the review of the case by Ada County Prosecutors upon completion of the investigation.
After investigating the reported attack, including statements provided by a number of witnesses, officers do not believe the incident was random. The alleged suspect is not a student at BSU but there is evidence both people involved were at the same party on campus in a common area of a dormitory just prior to the incident, which reportedly occurred in a bathroom of the dorm. Both parties involved say they had consumed alcohol prior to the incident. Any identifying information about the reporting party is not being released per police department policies protecting the identities of those who report being victims of crime.
The incident was reported a short time after it allegedly occurred early Sunday. Detectives from the Boise Police Special Victims Unit and BSU campus police have investigated with the assistance of BSU campus security. The victim is receiving services from the Boise Police Victim-Witness Unit whose members provide crisis intervention and support services for victims, witnesses and survivors of crime.
Officers appreciate the cooperation of all those who have assisted in this case.

Campus Security and Police Services would like to remind students, faculty and staff of the following general safety tips:

  • Security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.
  • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
  • The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.
  • When you go out, go in a group. Check in with each other throughout the night and leave together. Don’t let yourself become isolated with someone you don’t know or trust.
  • Avoid going out alone at night.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything which can distract you.
  • Be aware that perpetrators often target intoxicated individuals and use alcohol to facilitate assault. Don’t leave your drink (alcoholic or otherwise) unattended. Only accept drinks which were poured in front of you and have not been left unattended at any time.
  • Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.
  • Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus.
  • Report all suspicious people and circumstances to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.

For a list of campus safety tips, visit https://security.boisestate.edu/campus-safety-tips/.

 Campus Resources:

  • For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (Located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • Students of all genders can also receive confidential support services at the Boise State Women’s Center as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention by contacting the University Women’s Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1910 University Dr, Boise, ID 83725, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to womenscenter@boisestate.edu.
  • Questions and resources regarding sexual assault can be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Annie Kerrick, at (208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

09/19/2014 – Prowler

In the early morning of September 19th, Boise Police Department took a report of a prowler in a residence near campus. The subject entered the residence while the occupants were sleeping and was scared off when the occupants woke up. An investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE 09/19/2014 6:45 p.m.: The Boise Police Department has released further information that indicates a total of two residences near campus reported a prowler early Friday morning, Sept. 19. Both were in neighborhoods south of Boise State University. Boise Police believe the prowler is also responsible for similar incidents that occurred previously in the area between Broadway, Vista, University and Boise avenues. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, medium height, and wearing a sweatshirt with a hoodie.

UPDATE 10/02/2014: The Boise Police Department responded to a report of a prowler at a residence near the Boise State campus early this morning. The report came from residents of a home off Boise Avenue west of West Beacon Street shortly before midnight. One of the residents, a young woman, told officers she heard a noise that sounded like someone possibly trying to gain entry. Officers arrived quickly and called for a police K9, but no one was located. However, officers did find evidence of a possible prowler.

UPDATE 10/07/2014:The Boise Police Department and Campus Security and Police Services are continuing to respond to suspicious subjects on and around campus. Additionally, prowler calls were reported last night in the neighborhoods near Beacon and Boise. Officers and K9 police dogs were brought in to comb the neighborhood, but the search did not turn up any suspects.

UPDATE 10/09/2014: The Boise Police Department released additional information about the prowler suspect.  Since the incidents have occurred at night, descriptions of the suspect vary. Most describe him as a light skinned male likely in his early 20’s to 30’s, medium build, 5’8” – 6′. During the incidents, the prowler has worn a white tank top or a dark, zip-up hoodie. Some reports have described him as baby-faced. Others said he smelled of cigarettes. Attached below are two sketches from two witnesses of a possible suspect in the prowler investigation focused on the neighborhood south of the Boise State campus. They are slightly different in hair but facial features are similar.

Prowler Sketch

A witness who saw a suspicious person in the neighborhood at about the same time overnight says the man was wearing a pair of white Nike tennis shoes, like those pictured, and had white ear buds hanging around his neck draped over the hood of his sweatshirt.

Prowler Shoes

Officers say the suspect may live in or near where the crimes are being reported. He is someone who spends time walking or riding a bike in the University area late at night and early in the morning.

“The department has a considerable amount of resources working on identifying who this suspect is. A citizen tip, even an anonymous one with any information could be extremely valuable in bringing a sense of security back to this neighborhood.” Said Lt. Hagler.

UPDATE 10/14/14: At 12:42 AM, Boise Police Department received a report of a prowler outside a residence on Boise Ave near the Boise State campus.  The motion detector went off, and the calling party heard someone jump over their fence, fleeing the scene.  Officers responding to the call were unable to locate a suspect at this time.   The suspect was not observed in this call, and no physical description was given in this incident.

Report Suspicious Activity to 911: Officers urge residents to make sure doors and windows to their home are locked and to promptly report any suspicious activity to 911 so officers can respond.

Crime Stoppers: Anyone with information on a possible identity of the prowler is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho.  A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.

Crime information can also be reported to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Campus Security and Police Services located in Capital Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/.

Campus Resources:  For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, Idaho (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).

Students of all genders can also receive confidential support services at the Boise State Women’s Center, as well as learn how to make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention, by contacting the University Women’s Center in person on the 2nd floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1910 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83725; by phone at (208) 426-4259; or by sending an email to womenscenter@boisestate.edu.

06/08/2014 – Sexual Assault

Boise Police Department took a report of a sexual assault that occurred this morning, June 8, 2014, at approximately 2:00 AM.  The victim was walking from downtown on the Greenbelt when an unknown subject attacked her under the Broadway Bridge.  She was attacked and sexually assaulted, but managed to flee the scene.  There is an ongoing police investigation at this time.  The suspect was described as a white male adult aged 20-25, between 5’10 and 6’1, approximately 170 pounds, muscular build, with blond buzzed-cut hair and blue eyes.

UPDATE: The victim later recanted her statement about the sexual assault and as a a result, Boise Police determined the report was unfounded.

04/19/2014 – Unwanted Contact/Suspicious Individuals

Early this evening, April 19, 2014, a female jogger reported to Boise Police that while running on the Greenbelt near campus, 5 male subjects attempted to block her path and box her in. The female continued on her run and thereafter contacted the campus substation.  There was no reported physical contact. The subjects were described as college-aged males who were approximately 5’9″ to 5’10” tall.  One male was described as wearing a white polo shirt, black slacks and having long dark curly hair.  If you have more information about this incident, please call Boise Police at (208) 426-6911.