2016-02 Date and Time of Incident: October 23, 2016 at 2:30 AM
Reported Offense: FORCIBLE SEX OFFENSE-Known
Definition: Sex Offenses-Forcible-any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
Location Description: Resident Hall
A Sexual Assault was reported to Public Safety on October 25, 2016 at 9 am. The reported assault occurred on October 23, 2016 approximately at 2:30 am, in North Hall stairwell. The victim, a student, reported a male known to her sexually assaulted her.
Appearance of Suspect is reported to be:
Race: Unknown to Public Safety
Height: Unknown to Public Safety
Weight: Unknown to Public Safety
Hair Color: Unknown to Public Safety
Eye Color: Unknown to Public Safety
Age: Unknown to Public Safety
We remind community members that interpersonal relationships can turn violent without warning. The campus provides resources regarding sexual assaults, domestic violence, and dating violence on the web at: https://www.lhup.edu/About/title_ix/maincampus.html.
If you witness a situation that did not seem right, and did not intervene but later wished you had. In situations where someone might be harmed or is struggling, there is often someone else who notices the warning signs before the issue becomes a problem. University members are encourage to Step Up and get involved in Bystander Reporting additional information is available at www.lhup.edu/About/title_ix/step/.
Crime victims are never at fault for being victimized. Perpetrators alone are responsible for crimes and their effects. LHU Public Safety offer the following suggestions that may help reduce the possibility of experiencing a crime.
- It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
- Make sure you have consent. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no. You must continually get consent for sex. If someone seems not okay with what’s happening, it is your responsibility to check in.
- When you have sex be sure you understand your partner’s limits, and communicate your own limits clearly. Don’t engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent from your partner.
- Consuming alcoholic beverages or other drugs could impair the ability to make good sound decisions. If you choose to consume alcoholic beverages do it responsibly.
- People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent. Signs of incapacitation may include – but are not limited to – throwing up, slurring words, stumbling, or not being able to remember conversations.
- Make sure you have enthusiastic, affirmative and ongoing consent from your partner.
- Some sex offenders target people by using alcohol as a weapon. Get your own drinks; don’t let someone continually fill your cup or leave your drink unattended.
- For emergencies, or if you see a crime being committed, call 9-1-1. To report suspicious, illegal or unusual activity on campus, call LHUPD at 570.484.2278.
Resources Available for Survivors
- Dean of Students – 570-484-2022
- Counseling Center – 570-484-2479
- Glennon Health Services – 570-484-2276
- Title IX Coordinator – 570-484-2014
- Clinton County Women’s Center – 570-748-9539
- Domestic Violence – 570-484-9509
In any emergency situation, or if you see suspicious activity, call LHU Public Safety at 570-484-2278 via cell phone or 711 via University phone or 911 via wired phone.
We are issuing this in compliance with the “Timely Warning” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. If you have questions or further information about this incident, please contact us at PublicSafety@lhup.edu or 570-484-2278 24 hours a day. You can find more information about the campus’ annual security & fire report at http://www.lhup.edu/students/campus_safety/2016ASR.pdf.
2016-01 TIMELY WARNING: Dated 02/06/2016
In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provisions of the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 the University Police are giving notice of a Sexual Assault.
Date Reported: 02/06/2016
Date Occurred: 02/06/2016
Reported Offense: Sexual Assault
Description of Suspect(s): Suspect has been identified and Known to the Victim
Victim was sexually assaulted in an Off Campus Student Housing facility.
Lock Haven City Police Dept. is currently investigating the incident.
Students should always keep in mind that consuming alcoholic beverages or other drugs could impair their abilities to make good decisions. If you choose to consume alcoholic beverages, do it responsibly.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Lock Haven University Public Safety immediately at (570) 484-2278.
2015-02 TIMELY WARNING: Dated 09/19/2015 Time 2:54 am
In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 the University Police are giving notice of an Armed Robbery.
Date Reported: 09/19/2015
Date Occurred: 09/19/2015
Reported Offense: Armed Robbery
Description of Suspect(s): Two black males approximately 6’ tall, thin build wearing dark hoodies and dark pants.
On 9/19/2015 at approximately 11:50pm the Lock Haven City Police received a report of two black males entering a residence in the 500 block of W. Main St in the City of Lock Haven, Pa. The suspects brandished black handguns and demanded money from three males who were in the residence at the time. They fled in an unknown direction out of the residence. The robbery allegedly occurred between 11:00pm and 11:30pm this date. The Lock Haven City Police Department is investigating and has obtained evidence that this was not a random act.
- Keep your doors locked at all times.
- Don't allow strangers to enter your residence.
- Report suspicious activity/behavior/individuals to local and/or campus police.
- Trust your instincts and use good judgements.
If you see someone matching this description or have any information regarding this incident, please contact Lock Haven City Police at 911 or Lock Haven University Public Safety at (570) 484-2278.
2015-01 Timely Warning Update: Dated 8/25/15 Time 09:24
In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 the University Police have provided an update on the Sexual Assault reported/occurred on 8/22/15.
Lock Haven University Public Safety – has identified the suspect in the Sexual Assault reported on August 22, 2015 and continue to investigate this incident. There is no longer a threat to the University community.
LHUPS would like to remind students living in campus apartments, residence halls and off-campus houses and apartments to:
• Report any suspicious activity/behavior/individuals to local and/or campus police.
• Walk in groups whenever possible.
• Be aware of surroundings.
• Travel in populated, well-lit areas.
• Trust your instincts and use good judgment.
• Avoid being alone or with someone you do not know.
• Communicate to others where you are going and with whom.
2015-01 Timely Warning: Dated 8/22/15
In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure
of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 the University Police
are giving notice of a Sexual Assault
Date Reported: 08/22/2015
Date Occurred: 08/22/2015
Reported Offense: Sexual Assault
Description of Suspect:
Black Male approximately 5’7”-5’10” in height short dark hair approximately 19yrs of age. Suspect was wearing gray sweat pants a Grey t-shirt with graphics on it and black boots.
On 8/22/2015 a female reported that she was sexually assaulted by the individual described above in her on Campus Residence Hall. Victim let the male into her room and was then sexually assaulted by him. Male suspect left the area on foot in an unknown direction of travel.
Do not allow anyone into a building or room that you do not know or does not belong in the building.
If you see someone matching this description or have any information regarding this incident, please contact Lock Haven University Public Safety immediately at (570)484-2278
In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Director of Public Safety, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued. The warning will be issued by the Public Relations Department through the college e-mail system to students, faculty, staff, notices will be placed on bulletin boards in resident halls, academic and administration buildings and published in the campus student newspaper, The Eagle Eye.
Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, the Department of Public Safety may also post a notice on the campus website on the Department of Public Safety webpage at LHU Public Safety; providing the university community with more immediate notification. In such instances, a copy of the notice is posted in each residence hall. The LHU website is immediately accessible via computer by all faculty, staff and students. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstance to the University police, by phone (484-2278) or in person at thee dispatch center within Public Safety located in the Glennon Infirmary Building.
Lock Haven University will be notifying students and employees of emergency situations via the mass paging functions of our telecommunication system. Telephones and paging systems in all offices, classrooms and other academic spaces will simultaneously provide an audible notification of the emergency situation as well as any incident-specific instructions provided by the Public Safety staff. Such notifications can be tailored and directed to specific parts of the campus if the situation requires that level of granularity.
Lock Haven University Police Department.