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December 2, 2014 - Alert for Downtown Law School

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors, especially those at the Law School downtown.

This morning (Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014), at around 2:15 AM, an attempted robbery was reported to Police Services. A man, armed with a handgun, approached a student in her vehicle on Court Street and demanded she open her car's trunk. She drove off and the suspect fled north on Riverside Drive.

The man responsible was described as being African-American, in his mid-20s, approximately 5'10”, slim build, with dreadlocks, wearing a dark jacket over a dark hooded sweatshirt, and dark pants. He fled in a mid-1990s, dark green Toyota Camry driven by a second African-American man with short hair.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate this incident. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS). The MPD's South Main Station (downtown/545 South Main Street) can be contacted at (901) 636-4099

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. Students at the Law School can request an escort at the security desk, 901-678-4075. You can sign up to receive TigerText emergency alert messages at https://umwa.memphis.edu/tigertext/index.php.

October 31, 2014

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This evening (Friday, October 31st, 2014), at around 10:20 PM, an attempted robbery was reported to Police Services. A man, armed with a handgun, reportedly approached a pizza delivery driver at Patterson and Watauga around 10:05 PM near the Smith dormitory and demanded money. The driver drove off and was not injured.

The man responsible was described as being African-American, in his early 20s, approximately 5'9", slim build, wearing a blue letterman-style jacket, and black pants. The man was last seen running westbound on Watauga away from campus toward Highland.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate this incident. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. You can sign up to receive TigerText emergency alert messages at https://umwa.memphis.edu/tigertext/index.php.

September 6, 2014

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This evening (Saturday, September 6th, 2014), at around 7 PM, a robbery was reported to Police Services. Two men, armed with handguns, reportedly took personal items from a student in the South Lot, just north of the Recreation Center (624 Echles) around 4:30 PM. He was not injured.

The men responsible were described as being African-American 20-25 years old, approximately 5'11" feet tall. One was described as heavy set, dark complexion, wearing a white Polo ball cap, white Polo shirt, and baggy blue jeans. The other was medium build, light complexion, medium length curly hair, wearing a grey tee shirt and baggy blue jeans. They both got into a white Dodge Magnum driven by a female African-American and fled in an unknown direction.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate this incident. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. You can sign up to receive TigerText emergency alert messages at https://umwa.memphis.edu/tigertext/index.php.

August 9, 2014

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Early this morning (Sunday, August 10, 2014), a robbery was reported to the Memphis Police Department. A man with a handgun reportedly took personal items from a woman and a man who were walking on Echles Street near Spottswood Avenue around 12:40 AM. No one was injured.

The man responsible was described as being African-American and in his late twenties, 6 feet tall, with a medium complexion and short, dark hair. The man was wearing a black t-shirt and long, dark shorts. He was reportedly armed with a small handgun. No further description is available at this time. The man was last seen running south towards Park Avenue.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate this incident. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS). 

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. You can sign up to receive TigerText emergency alert messages at https://umwa.memphis.edu/tigertext/index.php.

August 1, 2014

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Around 9:30 PM tonight (Friday, August 1, 2014), a robbery was reported to the university police.  A man armed with a handgun took personal items from two women on Robert Everett Cove on the Park Avenue Campus (Park and Getwell area).  No one was injured.

The man responsible was described as being African-American, approximately 6’2”, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black t-shirt, and baggy blue jeans. He was reportedly armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun. No further description is available at this time. The man is believed to have fled west bound on foot.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate this incident.  The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone’s "speed dial."  The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME.

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