UW Oshkosh Safety Bulletin
The Oshkosh Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that was reported at 10:40 pm on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Given the proximity to campus we wanted to make the campus community aware.
A 22 year old female from Antigo, WI said that she was in the 800 block of John St. in the City of Oshkosh attempting to find a friend’s house. At that time, a dark purple or blue Neon stops and tells the 22 year-old female that the friend is not at home and to get in the vehicle and they will give her a ride.
The occupants of the vehicle are described as two white males and a white female. The driver threatens the 22 year-old female with a weapon and she gives the occupants an undisclosed amount of cash.
The 22 year-old female is driven around the area for approximately 45 minutes. In that time, she is able to call a friend from her cell phone and report she is in trouble. The occupants of the vehicle take her phone from her and eventually take her back to her car, let her out of the car and return her phone.
The 22 year-old female goes to Appleton and reports the incident to the Appleton Police who in turn call the Oshkosh Police Department. The female was uninjured in the incident.
The driver is described as a white male, early 20’s, short spiked blonde hair, 6’+ with a skull and bones tattoo on web of right hand. The male passenger is early 20’s, brown curly hair, brown eyes and larger nose. The female passenger is dirty blonde hair 3” past shoulder length with no further description.
The Oshkosh Police Department is encouraging anyone who may have information on this incident to contact the Oshkosh Police Department at (920) 236-5700.
If you have information and would like to remain anonymous, please contact Winnebago County Wide Crime Stoppers at (920) 231-8477 or text IGOTYA and you crime tip to 274637 or go to winnebagocrimestoppers.org and submit your text via the web. You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Please use the UW Oshkosh Police Department CSO Safe Walk program when moving about late at night.For more information about the Safe Walk program please go to uwosh.edu/up.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
Students, staff and faculty are always reminded to practice good personal safety habits and to maintain situational awareness.
- Report any incident as soon as possible.
- Do not display money.
- Plan ahead so that when you walk you are visible to other people.
- When walking choose open, well-lit, and well-traveled areas.
- When walking be aware of your surroundings at all times by making eye contact with passers-by and glancing occasionally behind you.
- If you sense that you are being followed, change directions or cross the street. If the person/vehicle persists, run to the nearest place where you will find other people and call for help.
- Go to a public place where you can call the police whenever you feel threatened.
- Always carry a cellular phone with the police as your number 1 speed dial choice.
- Consider carrying pepper spray and or a personal alarm.
- If you feel threatened remember to utilize the blue light emergency phones on campus.They are a direct link to the University Police Department.
- Do not engage in conversation with unknown individuals, especially if threatening language or insults have been used.
If you have any questions about personal safety, please contact the University Police at (920) 424-1212 (x1212 if on a campus phone system).