Past Crime Alerts
UNI Student Robbed
in Parking Lot
FALLS , Iowa -- A University of Northern Iowa
student was robbed at midnight last night in the Commons B parking
lot on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The victim was physically
assaulted and his wallet was stolen. The student did not require
suspects are four white males, possibly driving a dark red-colored
incident, still under investigation, may be connected to an assault
reported to the Cedar Falls Police Department on April 25. Anyone
with information should contact the UNI Department of Public Safety,
(319) 273-2712, or submit your information anonymously at Silent
Witness Online .
Fires on Campus
October 16 and 17, 2005
Police, in conjunction with Cedar Falls Police and the State Fire
Marshal's office, continue to investigate the fires that took place
on campus Oct. 16 and 17. If you have information that might pertain
to these fires, please call 273-2712, or submit your information
anonymously at Silent
midnight and 1:15 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, UNI Police and the Cedar
Falls Fire Department responded to three fires in UNI buildings
and one in the South Art parking lot. Shortly before midnight smoke
from a small fire was found in Lang Hall. A few minutes later, officers
responded to a fire in an office in Baker Hall. Shortly before 1
a.m., a fire was reported in the lower level of Gilchrist Hall.
The fire was large enough to require evacuation of the building.
In each case access was gained through windows. A few minutes later,
police received a report of a porta-potty on fire in the South Art
parking lot, across 27th Street from the UNI-Dome.
approximately 6:25 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, UNI Police and the Cedar
Falls Fire Department responded to a fire outside 109 F Street,
in UNI's Hillside Courts apartment complex. The fire was located
in a small utility structure adjacent to the apartment building.
one was injured in these fires and they remain under investigation.
It has not been determined if these fires are linked
Thefts at Places of Residence
Thursday August 19, 2004
of Northern Iowa Police and Cedar Falls Police have received reports
of theft occurring on the campus and the surrounding area. The thefts
involve persons entering residence hall rooms and houses and stealing
DVD's, video games, video game machines, and lap top computers.
It is important
to lock your doors, including dead bolts, when you are not home
or when you leave your room. Keep a watch for suspicious persons
who may be committing thefts. If you see someone suspicious immediately
call UNI Police at 3-2712 or Cedar Falls Police at 291-2515.
It is important
to record serial numbers on your personal items such as computers,
televisions, VCR's, DVD Players, stereos, ect. You can engrave special
markings on your valuables by checking out an engraver at UNI Police
Assault in UNI Residence Hall
Saturday September 20, 2003
morning 9-20-03 at about 0500 an unknown male entered two different
female residence hall rooms without permission. He made physical
contact with one of the sleeping occupants of the first room. When
the resident realized he was present she told him to leave and he
left the room. Although the resident was not sexually assaulted
it is believed that was the perpetrators intent. The male entered
a second room and spoke to a female resident there. When she told
the male to leave he complied. It is unknown how the male entered
the residence hall. The male is described as a white male 20-22
years of age with short hair, approximately 5-08 to 5-10, 150 to
170 lbs. He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Residents are advised that if they encounter suspicious
persons in their halls they should contact the UNI Police Division
at 273-2712 immediately. They are further advised to lock their
individual doors and to not allow anyone they do not personally
know to access their residence hall. If the person belongs in the
residence hall they should have their own key. Do not prop doors
or anyone can gain access. If you find a propped door please notify
your RA or hall coordinator.
Update - Arrest
On 9-20-03 UNI Police received numerous complaints
of a subject entering rooms in the early morning of Saturday Sept
20th uninvited. On 9-22-03 Travis L. Smith of 1105 W 23rd St. #220
in Cedar Falls was charged with 4 counts of Criminal Trespass and
one count of simple assault in connection with the incident in Lawther
determined through the course of the investigation that Smith had
been a guest of a resident of Lawther hall. Smith left the resident's
room and then entered numerous other rooms in the hall. Smith spoke
with residents inside the rooms. Smith was charged with simple assault
connected with one of the Trespass charges. No sexual abuse was
reported to have occurred in any of the trespass incidents.
Car Burglaries on the UNI Campus
Thursday September 18, 2003
early morning hours of Wednesday, September 17th there were car
burglaries that occurred on the UNI Campus. The burglars gained
entry by breaking vehicle windows. Types of items taken included
car stereo equipment including speakers. The crime is being investigated
by UNI Police Division.
was collected and video tapes are being reviewed for possible suspects.
If you have removable face stereo, remove the face
and take it with you. Do not hide it in your car. If you have CD's
or valuables store them out of site. Leaving them in plain view
invites would-be burglars to target your vehicle.
with information about the above crimes or notice suspicious persons
in the parking lots (perhaps looking in vehicles or trying to open
doors) - please contact the UNI
Police Division immediately at 273-4000 or 273-2712.
Update - Arrest
On the early morning hours of 9-19-03 two persons
were arrested in the act of committing car burglaries in the North
Dome parking lot. They are identified as 18 year old Eric T. Grasmick
of Cedar Falls and a juvenile male. The juvenile male also confessed
to burglaries that had occurred on the UNI campus on 9-17-03. Grasmick
was charged with 3 counts of 3rd degree burglary and transported
to the Black Hawk County Jail. The juvenile was taken into custody
and charged with 12 counts of Burglary and possession of burglar's
One additional juvenile male
was charged with 10 counts of burglary that had occurred on 9-17-03.