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Incident date

November 5, 2014 7:05 PM

Incident type



900 Block Elmwood Avenue

UW Oshkosh student reported that at approximately 7:00 pm,  he was walking in the 900 block of Elmwood Ave when he was struck in the back of the head with an unknown object.  He reports that when he turned around he saw a person in dark clothing running away.  No further description was available.  The victim reported that he was missing cash from his person.

Dark Clothing – no further information available

If you have information about this crime or others and you would like to remain anonymous, please contact Winnebago County Wide Crime Stoppers at (920) 231-8477 or text IGOTYA and your crime tip to 274637, or go to: and submit your tip via the web.

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

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 (charged) 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).