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June 22, 2020 @ 12:33hrs

Safety Alert - Burglary Reported at Off-Campus Residence

At approximately 2:00 a.m. Saturday, June 20, a burglary was reported at an off-campus residence in the 400 Block of 5th Street. A female resident was awakened by a male in her room. The suspect ran away. The victim was unharmed and reported that a purse was taken. It is believed the male gained entry into the house through a first-floor window.

Lehigh University Police are assisting the City of Bethlehem Police in the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information should contact the Bethlehem Police Department at 610-865-7187 or the Lehigh University Police Department at 610-758-4200.

Please remember that the LUPD offers a number of safety resources and the HawkWatch safety app, which allows you to make quick contact with our dispatchers. To learn more, please go to our website at https://police.lehigh.edu/content/programs-and-resources. There are other resources for safety, health and basic emergency preparedness that Lehigh provides to members of its community and you can read more about them at https://www.lehigh.edu/emergency.

Also note the resources available for those living off-campus. To assist the Lehigh University Police Department, as well as the Bethlehem Police Department, if you are leaving your off-campus residence for university holidays, scheduled breaks for an extended period of time, you may have concerns about the safety of your residence. To serve you better, please use this form to register your off campus residence: https://police.lehigh.edu/content/register-campus-residence.

LUPD advises off-campus renters to check that residences have working locks on all doors and windows and to contact the property manager if there are any problems with locking devices. A security survey of off-campus residences is available by contacting Lehigh Police Crime Prevention Officer Lora Martin who can provide guidance on how to make your residence as safe as possible. She can be reached at 610.758.4200.

Remember that criminal activity is prominent during semester breaks. Vacant apartments are targets. Always lock doors and windows. If your property is valuable and portable, take it with you. The use of light timers is recommended. It is also recommended that you make arrangements regarding mail and newspaper deliveries so they do not accumulate outside your residence.

In addition, if you need general assistance, please contact Lehigh University Police Department (610) 758-4200 or Bethlehem Police Department at their non-emergency number (610) 865-7187. If it is a true emergency, please dial 911.

Jason D. SchifferChief of PoliceLehigh University

Info: https://lehigh.apparmor.com/Notifications/CAP/?id=31320&t=25542695

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May 20, 2020 @ 1312hrs 

Update/Request for Information - Safety Bulletin issued May 19, 2020:

A sexual assault was reported on Tuesday, May 19, at approximately 5:00 a.m., at an off-campus residence. An investigation is ongoing by the Bethlehem Police Department in coordination with Lehigh University Police Department. Police are seeking information about a 2018 or newer Jeep Compass Trail Hawk edition or similar small SUV - dark gray in color - that may have traveled toward Route 378 after leaving Hillside Avenue about 5:40 a.m. on Tuesday.

See picture: https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2020/05/sex-assault-reported-near-lehigh-university-campus-in-bethlehem.html

As communicated previously, the suspect was reported to be a Black male with short hair and medium build, wearing a brown Lehigh sweatshirt with white lettering and a medical-style mask.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the BPD at 610-865-7187 or LUPD at 610-758-4200.

Info: https://lehigh.apparmor.com/Notifications/CAP/?id=29226&t=25319683

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May 19, 2020 @ 0722hrs 

Safety Bulletin - Sexual Assault

This morning at approximately 5:00 a.m. a sexual assault was reported at an off-campus residence. The suspect was reported to be a Black male with short hair, wearing a brown Lehigh sweatshirt with white lettering and a medical-style mask.

An investigation is being conducted by the Bethlehem Police Department and Lehigh University Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the BPD at 610-865-7187 or LUPD at 610-758-4200.

Info: https://lehigh.apparmor.com/Notifications/CAP/?id=29169&t=25293442

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