Timely Notification Bulletins | Campus Security

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act disclosure requirements, we are providing the following Timely Notification Bulletins concerning alleged crimes that have occurred on the Rollins College campus. These Timely Notification Bulletins provides suggestions that will allow you to make educated decisions about your own personal safety and how to access resources both on-campus and off.

 


Timely Notification Bulletin

BURGLARY ON CAMPUS

Case #14-264

September 26, 2014

On September 26, 2014 the Rollins College Campus Safety Department received a report that a burglary took place at the Sutton Apartments. The incident was discovered on Friday 09/26/14 in the evening. A student reported a laptop computer missing from their room. The student advised that no one had permission to remove it. It is unknown whether or not the room was locked. However, there were no signs of forced entry. The Winter Park Police Department was notified on Friday 09/26/14 and a case was opened. They are currently investigating the case. Campus Safety strongly urges the community to report anything that you perceive to be suspicious activity immediately. Please take the time to secure all items of value and reduce the risk of a crime of opportunity. If you have information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact Rollins College Campus Safety by telephone at 407/646-2999 (campus extension X2999) or via e-mail atsecurity@listserv.rollins.edu . Thank you, Campus Safety

 


ARSON – Mills Memorial Building

Case # 14-105

March 25, 2014

 

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”), 20 U.S.C. 1092 (f), Rollins College issues timely notices to notify the campus community of Clery Act crimes or other serious incidents that the College determines represent a serious and ongoing threat to the campus. The College may distribute timely notices using a variety of means, including emails, text  messages, flyers, and website announcements posted on the Campus Safety website (http://www.rollins.edu/safety/clery_act_compliance/timely_notices.html .

 

On March 25, 2014 Campus Safety received a report of vandalism that occurred in the Off-Campus Student Lounge, on the lowest level of the Mills Memorial Building on the Rollins College campus. In this case, the officers responding encountered a variety of minor vandalism and a plugged in waffle iron with a plastic card in the center of it. The plastic was melting and starting to smoke, but the fire system had not been activated yet. With the damage that was done and circumstances surrounding the iron, we believe that it was intentionally left to cause additional damage and disruption to the campus community. At this time, the Campus Safety Department, is conducting an investigation to determine who might have been responsible for this incident.

 

To protect yourself from similar crimes, always be aware of your surroundings and take responsibility for your community. Fire is one of the largest threats to college students, especially in residential communities. If you see a person violating a college policy related to fire safety, immediately notify Campus Safety. By taking action, you might be saving lives.

 

If you have information that might be helpful as this investigation continues, please contact Rollins College Campus Safety by telephone at 407-646-2999 (campus extension X2999) or via e-mail at security@listserv.rollins.edu .

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Timely Notification Bulletin

Sexual Assault - Forcible Rape

Case # 14-080

February 23, 2014

 

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”), 20 U.S.C. 1092 (f), Rollins College issues timely notices to notify the campus community of Clery Act crimes or other serious incidents that the College determines represent a serious and ongoing threat to the campus. The College may distribute timely notices using a variety of means, including emails, text  messages, flyers, and website announcements posted on the Campus Safety website (http://www.rollins.edu/safety/clery_act_compliance/timely_notices.html .

 

The Rollins College Campus Safety Department has received a report of a sexual assault – forcible rape, that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 23, 2014 between two undergraduate resident students. Due to the initial collection of information, spring break, and wanting to confer with the complainant upon her return, the timely notification was delayed.

 

The incident took place inside of a residential hall on campus and an investigation is underway to collect all pertinent information. According to initial statements, the two parties were acquaintances and were both under the influence of alcohol. It was reported that consent was not given, or could not be given due to the level of intoxication, by the complainant to engage in sexual activity. Rollins College has offered resources and advocacy to both parties as they work through this process.

 

Acquaintances, friends, or current/former romantic partners may assume that since they have had prior intimate encounters, they do not require consent for future sexual acts. Each sexual act requires verbal consent. Tactics used by a respondent known to the complainant may include intruding into the complainant’s personal space physically, though seemingly accidental touches or casual hugs or touches. The respondent may play on the complainant’s emotional vulnerability or empathy by “sharing” personal information or stories so that he/she lowers their defenses. The complainant may feel uneasy and uncomfortable, but the respondent assures them that nothing is wrong and continues their assault, ignoring requests to stop.

 

On college campuses, alcohol plays a large role in sexual assault and rape. An attacker, often someone the person knows, may encourage or force a complainant to drink alcohol and become intoxicated or may take advantage of a complainant’s intoxication to forcibly assault him/her without consent. Respondents will seek out venues where intoxicated potential victims are likely to be, such as parties and bars. Some will put date rape drugs, such as GHB, Ketamine, or Rohypnol, into a person’s drink to incapacitate them. GHB, also known as Liquid Ecstasy, relaxes a person’s inhibitions, causing drowsiness, and may result in a loss of consciousness. Ketamine, also known as Special K, makes a person feel as if they are separated from their body and detached from reality. Rohypnol, or Roofies, causes a person to become drowsy, dizzy, and lack motor control and coordination. Respondents may also use pressure to try drugs as part of a social event before luring them away from the group.

 

Approximately 66% of rapes are committed by acquaintances. To reduce the risk of similar crimes from happening, we recommend that everyone familiarize themselves with what constitutes sexual assault and, as a community, be vigilant in stopping it. For example:

 

-          Always seek consent. Stop your sexual advances if the other person indicates no interest or if they say "no". Engaging in any type of sexual activity without the explicit consent of your  partner is sexual assault. If either party is under the influence of alcohol, consent cannot be given.

 

-          The absence of a "no" is not a "yes."

 

-           Avoid engaging in, supporting, or encouraging sexual harassment.

 

-          Do NOT use threats or coercion to engage in sexual activity.

 

-          Call for help if you witness a violent crime.

 

-          Do not take advantage of someone who is passed out, incoherent, or otherwise incapacitated.

 

If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, Campus Safety encourages you to report it. If you would like the help of a confidential victim advocate for your own situation or someone you know, please contact:

 

-          Rollins College Counseling and Psychological Services, 407-628-6340

 

If you would like to report a sexual assault or learn about sexual violence prevention, please contact any of the following offices for more information:

 

       -      Rollins College Campus Safety Department, 407-646-2999

       -      Rollins College Residential Life, 407-646-2649

       -      Winter Park Police Department, 407-644-1313

       -      Orange County Victim Services Unit, 407-497-6701

 

External resources for sexual violence prevention:

 

       -       Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

       -       National Sexual Violence Resource Center

       -       (RAINN) Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

 

 

 

For the purposes of this notification, complainant refers to the person who reports to the College that he/she has been the subject of sexual misconduct or harassment and respondent refers to the person who is reported to have committed acts of sexual misconduct or harassment.

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Timely Notification Bulletin

Sexual Assault - Forcible Fondling

Case # 13-483

December 6, 2013

 

The Rollins College Campus Safety Department was made aware of a sexual assault - forcible fondling that took place at approximately 1:30am on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 involving two undergraduate students. The incident took place adjacent to campus, on Lake Virginia, and an investigation is underway to collect all pertinent information. According to statements, a male and female student were walking back to campus from an off campus party. Both students were under the influence of alcohol and unwanted physical contact, of a sexual nature, was made. During this contact, the female student sustained physical injuries. Rollins College is providing resources and advocacy to both parties as they work through this process.

 

Approximately 66% of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim. To prevent similar crimes from happening, we recommend that everyone familiarize themselves with what constitutes sexual assault and, as a community, be vigilant in stopping it:

 

- Always seek consent. Stop your sexual advances if the other person indicates no interest, and especially if they say "no." Engaging in any type of sexual activity without the explicit consent of your partner is sexual assault. If either party is under the influence of alcohol, consent cannot be given.

- The absence of a "no" is not a "yes."

- Avoid engaging in, supporting or encouraging sexual harassment.

-Do NOT use threats or coercion to engage in sexual activity.

- Call for help if you witness a violent crime.

-Do not take advantage of someone who is passed out, incoherent or otherwise incapacitated, and prevent others from doing so.

 

Unfortunately, although the majority of sexual assaults are perpetrated by friends, acquaintances, or partners of the victims, the majority of sexual assault prevention tips are modeled after perpetrators that are unknown to the victim. Recognizing this, and recognizing that, ultimately, it is not the responsibility of the victim to prevent their own assault, we nonetheless offer the following advice to promote general risk awareness:

 

- Be aware of your surroundings. Knowing where you are and who is around you may help you find a way to get out of a bad situation.

- If you are consuming alcohol, ensure you have at least one friend that will help you get home safely if your decision-making ability becomes impaired.

- Make sure your cell phone is with you and charged.

- If possible, try to avoid being isolated with someone you don't trust or someone you don't know.

- Trust your instincts. If a situation or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable, it probably isn't the best place to be.

- If you feel your safety is at risk, or need assistance or an escort on campus; please contact Campus Safety at 407/646-2999.

- Stay with groups of friends you know and trust.

 

If you have been a victim of sexual assault, we encourage you to report it. If you would like to get the help of a confidential victim advocate for your own assault or someone you know, please contact:

 

Rollins College Counseling and Psychological Services:

407-628-6340

 

If you would like to report a sexual assault or learn about sexual violence prevention, please contact any of the following offices or websites for more information:

 

Rollins College Department of Campus Safety:

407-646-2999

 

Rollins College Health Services:

407-646-2235

 

Rollins College Residential Life:

407-646-2649

 

Winter Park Police Department:

407-644-1313

 

 

External Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention:

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

 

(RAINN) Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

 

 

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Timely Notification Bulletin

Burglary/Assault

Case #13-431

November 5, 2013

 

On November 5th, 2013 at 11:50 PM, Campus Safety received a call to respond to McKean Hall regarding an assault that had taken place. Officers responded and discovered that two Rollins College students unlawfully entered a residence hall room, while under the influence of alcohol, and committed a battery1 against another Rollins College student. Winter Park Police responded, both suspects were apprehended in this case and charged with burglary of an occupied structure2 and battery. Additionally, effective immediately both students have been summarily suspended from Rollins College. Resources and support were provided to the victim in this case. 

 

Campus Safety strongly encourages students to lock their doors and to report suspicious activity immediately. Locking the doors to your room is the first line of defense against burglaries. We recognize that alcohol probably played a key role in how this situation unfolded, according to witness statements and other reports. Understand that alcohol can lead to hyper-aggressive behavior and a lowering of inhibitions that may lead to negative or destructive behavior.

 

If you have any additional information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact Rollins College Campus Safety by telephone at 407-646-2999 or via email at security@listserv@rollins.edu.

 

 

1) Battery: An intentional unpermitted act causing harmful or offensive contact with the “person” of another.

2) Burglary: Unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.

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TIMELY NOTIFICATION BULLETIN

ARSON ON CAMPUS
Case #13-417
October 31, 2013 

On October 31, 2013 at 3:13 AM, Campus Safety received a fire alarm originating from Sutton Place Apartments on the Rollins College campus. In this case, the officers responding encountered smoke in a hallway on the 5th floor, and identified burned materials on residence doors. The residence hall was evacuated, and no injuries were reported. Winter Park Police, Winter Park Fire/Rescue, and the State of Florida Fire Marshal Division, Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigation, responded to Sutton Place Apartments shortly after. At this time, the State of Florida Fire Marshal Division, Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigation, is conducting an arson investigation in this case.

To protect yourself from similar crimes, always be aware of your surroundings and take responsibility for your community. Fire is one of the largest threats to college students in residential communities. If you see a person violating a college policy related to fire safety, immediately notify a member of the Residential Life staff or Campus Safety. By taking action, you might be saving lives.

If you have information that might be helpful as this investigation continues, contact Rollins College Campus Safety by telephone at 407-646-2999 (campus extension X2999), via e-mail at security@listserv.rollins.edu or the State Fire Marshal at 1-877-662-7766 or www.facap.org .

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TIMELY NOTIFICATION BULLETIN

BURGLARY ON CAMPUS
Case #13-388
Case #13-389
October 15, 2013
 
On October 12, 2013 the Rollins College Campus Safety Department received a report that two burglaries took place at the Jungle campus storage facility. The first incident was discovered on Saturday 10/12/13 and the second occurred between the evening of Saturday 10/12/2013 and the morning of 10/14/2013. In the first case, the fence to the property was cut and an exterior building panel was broken allowing the suspects to access the space. In the second incident, the suspects cut a new hole in the exterior panel and stole additional items. Winter Park Police was notified on Saturday 10/12/2013 and a case was opened. They are currently investigating the case.
 
Campus Safety strongly urges the community to report anything that you perceive to be suspicious activity immediately. As we approach the start of mid-term exams, we recognize schedules are changing, activity is increasing and it is easy to become less observant of personal safety and surroundings. Please take the time to secure all items of value and reduce the risk of a crime of opportunity.
 
If you have information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact Rollins College Campus Safety by telephone at 407/646-2999 (campus extension X2999) or via e-mail at campussafety@rollins.edu .

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TIMELY NOTIFICATION BULLETIN

Sexual Assault - Forcible Rape
Case # 13-381
October 10, 2013


The Rollins College Campus Safety Department, in cooperation with several other Departments at Rollins College, was made aware of a sexual assault - forcible rape that took place on campus at approximately 11:00 pm on Wednesday October 9, 2013 involving an individual known to the victim. The incident took place in a parked vehicle on-campus and an investigation is ongoing. The suspect is described as an African American male, 22 years old, driving a black Nissan Altima. Rollins College is providing resources and advocacy to assist the individual involved in this incident, and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.


Approximately 66% of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim. To prevent similar crimes from happening, we recommend that everyone familiarize themselves with what constitutes sexual assault and, as a community, be vigilant in stopping it:


- Always seek consent. Stop your sexual advances if the other person indicates no interest, and especially if they say "no." Engaging in any type of sexual activity without the explicit consent of your partner is sexual assault. If either party is under the influence of alcohol, consent cannot be given.
- The absence of a "no" is not a "yes."
- Avoid engaging in, supporting or encouraging sexual harassment.
- Do NOT use threats or coercion to engage in sexual activity.
- Call for help if you witness a violent crime.
- Do not take advantage of someone who is passed out, incoherent or otherwise incapacitated, and prevent others from doing so.


Unfortunately, although the majority of sexual assaults are perpetrated by friends, acquaintances, or partners of the victims, the majority of sexual assault prevention tips are modeled after perpetrators that are unknown to the victim. Recognizing this, and recognizing that, ultimately, it is not the responsibility of the victim to prevent their own assault, we nonetheless offer the following advice to promote general risk awareness:


- Be aware of your surroundings. Knowing where you are and who is around you may help you find a way to get out of a bad situation.
- If you are consuming alcohol, ensure you have at least one friend that will help you get home safely if your decision-making ability becomes impaired.
- Make sure your cell phone is with you and charged.
- If possible, try to avoid being isolated with someone you don't trust or someone you don't know.
- Trust your instincts. If a situation or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable, it probably isn't the best place to be.
- If you feel your safety is at risk, or need assistance or an escort on campus; please contact Campus Safety at 407/646-2999.
- Stay with groups of friends you know and trust.


If you have any additional information that might assist Rollins College Campus Safety in their investigation, please contact us at 407/646-2999 (X2999) or campussafety@rollins.edu .


If you have been a victim of sexual assault, we encourage you to report it. If you would like to get the help of a confidential victim advocate for your own assault or someone you know, please contact:


Rollins College Counseling and Psychological Services:
407-628-6340


If you would like to report a sexual assault or learn about sexual violence prevention, please contact any of the following offices or websites for more information:


Rollins College Department of Campus Safety:
407-646-2999


Rollins College Health Services:
407-646-2235


Rollins College Residential Life:
407-646-2649

Winter Park Police Department:
407-644-1313


External Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

(RAINN) Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
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TIMELY NOTIFICATION BULLETIN

Sexual Assault – Forcible Fondling

Case # 13-313

September 4, 2013

 

The Rollins College Campus Safety Department was made aware of a sexual assault – forcible fondling1 incident that took place at approximately 12 noon on Sunday, September 1, 2013. According to multiple statements, a group of approximately 6 male students were walking on the sidewalk near the sand volleyball court in front of Ward Hall. They were travelling in the direction of the Walk of Fame, joking around loudly in fluent Spanish. One of the male students ran up to a female student, who was in a small group - walking in the opposite direction, latched his hands behind her back and pressed his face to her chest. After holding her in this position for a few seconds, she pushed him away, cursed at him and he let go. The rest of the male students began laughing, not understanding the seriousness of the situation.

 

To prevent similar crimes from happening, we recommend that everyone familiarize themselves with what constitutes sexual assault and, as a community, be vigilant in stopping it:

 

-          Always seek consent. Stop your sexual advances if the other person indicates no interest, and especially if they say "no." Engaging in any type of sexual activity without the explicit consent of your  partner is sexual assault. If either party is under the influence of alcohol, consent cannot be given.

-          The absence of a "no" is not a "yes."

-          Avoid engaging in, supporting or encouraging sexual harassment.

-          Do NOT use threats or coercion to engage in sexual activity.

-          Call for help if you witness a violent crime.

-          Do not take advantage of someone who is passed out, incoherent or otherwise incapacitated, and prevent others from doing so.

 

 Unfortunately, although the majority of sexual assaults are perpetrated by friends, acquaintances, or partners of the victims, the majority of sexual assault prevention tips are modeled after perpetrators that are unknown to the victim. Recognizing this, and recognizing that, ultimately, it is not the responsibility of the victim to prevent their own assault, we nonetheless offer the following advice to promote general risk awareness:

 

-          Be aware of your surroundings. Knowing where you are and who is around you may help you find a way to get out of a bad situation.

-          If you are consuming alcohol, ensure you have at least one friend that will help you get home safely if your decision-making ability becomes impaired.

-          Make sure your cell phone is with you and charged.

-          If possible, try to avoid being isolated with someone you don't trust or someone you don't know.

-          Trust your instincts. If a situation or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable, it probably isn't the best place to be.

-          If you feel your safety is at risk, or need assistance or an escort on campus; please contact Campus Safety at 407/646-2999.

-          Stay with groups of friends you know and trust.

 

 

If you have any additional information that might assist Rollins College Campus Safety in their investigation, please contact us at 407/646-2999 (X2999) or campussafety@rollins.edu .

 

If you have been a victim of sexual assault, we encourage you to report it. If you would like to get the help of a confidential victim advocate for your own assault or someone you know, please contact:

 

Rollins College Counseling and Psychological Services:

               407-628-6340

 

If you would like to report a sexual assault or learn about sexual violence prevention, please contact any of the following offices or websites for more information:

 

                Rollins College Department of Campus Safety:

               407-646-2999

 

Rollins College Health Services:

407-646-2235

 

                Rollins College Residential Life:

               407-646-2649

 

                Winter Park Police Department:

407-644-1313

 

 External Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention:

 

               Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

 

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

 

(RAINN) Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

 

 

 

 

 

Sexual Assault – Forcible Fondling, is defined as the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or, not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or physical incapacity.

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TIMELY NOTIFICATION BULLETIN

SIMPLE ASSAULT/BATTERY

Case # 13-302

August 30, 2013

 

The Rollins College Campus Safety Department was made aware of a simple assault/battery that took place at approximately 2am on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. According to witness statements, a male resident in in McKean Hall answered his door and allowed two known students in. A short time after they entered, one of the students struck the resident multiple times in the face, causing physical injuries. We have not been able to determine a motive or other reason for the altercation. The student left the scene and exited McKean Hall. Residential Life staff and Campus Safety personnel were called to the scene and began the process of collecting information and supporting the resident.  Winter Park Police was contacted and determined there was probable cause to arrest the student for battery. At approximately 5am, the student came into the Campus Safety office and was ultimately placed under arrest and transported to the Winter Park Police Department.

 

After collecting preliminary information, it was deemed necessary to summarily suspend the student to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the College community. A summary suspension means that a student will be denied access to residence halls and/or to the campus (including classes) and/or all other College activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible unless written permission is obtained from the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee.

 

It is difficult to provide suggestions on how to take preventative steps to reduce the risk of similar situations when the reported perpetrator is known to you. We recognize that alcohol probably played a key role in how this situation unfolded, according to witness statements and other reports. Understand that alcohol can lead to hyper-aggressive behavior and a lowering of inhibitions that may lead to negative or destructive behavior.

 

Campus Safety and a number of departments within Student Affairs are continuing to work with the resident, student and their respective families as they proceed through this process. If you have any additional information pertaining to this incident, please contact the Rollins College Campus Safety Department at 407-646-2999 (X2999) or campussafety@rollins.edu .

 

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TIMELY NOTIFICATION BULLETIN

 

BURGLARY ON CAMPUS

Case #13-268

August 1, 2013

 

On August 1, 2013 the Rollins College Campus Safety Department discovered that a burglary took place at the Fred Stone Theater between the hours of 6:45 pm on July 31, 2013 and 12:17 am on August 1, 2013. In this case,  glass panels from two windows and the front door were broken in order to gain access to the building. Winter Park Police was notified and a case was opened. They are currently following up on leads in the case.

 

Campus Safety strongly urges the community to report anything that you perceive to be suspicious activity immediately. As we approach the start of the Academic Year, we recognize schedules are changing, activity is increasing and it is easy to become less observant of personal safety and surroundings. Please take the time to secure all items of value and reduce the risk of a crime of opportunity.

 

If you have information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact Rollins College Campus Safety by telephone at 407/646-2999 (campus extension X2999) or via e-mail at campussafety@rollins.edu .

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TIMELY NOTIFICATION BULLETIN

VEHICLE THEFT ON CAMPUS
Case # 13-264

July 30, 2013

The Rollins College Campus Safety Department was made aware of a vehicle that was stolen from campus between the hours of 1:35 am and 2:35 am on July 30th, 2013. In this case, a staff member parked his vehicle in the McKean parking lot at approximately 10:50 PM on July 29th and returned at 7:00 am on July 30th to find it missing. It was last seen around 1:35 am on July 30th by a member of Campus Safety. The same staff member noticed it was no longer in that space at approximately 2:35 am on July 30th upon completion of a campus patrol. The automobile is a 2004 navy blue Toyota Camry LE with Florida tag number 040VZZ. Winter Park Police were notified immediately to take a report and begin the investigation process.

We are sending this notice so that the campus community can make well informed decisions about the safety and security of their personal property in the future. To protect yourself from similar crimes, always lock your vehicle and remove all articles of value that are in plain view. Additionally, consider installing aftermarket security and theft deterrent systems, which would reduce your risk of theft. Always park in well-lit areas in and around campus and notify Campus Safety should you notice any suspicious activity.

Winter Park Police is continuing to investigate the incident in determining who was responsible for stealing the vehicle. If you have any additional information that might assist Winter Park Police in their investigation, please contact them at 407-644-1313 or contact the Rollins College Campus Safety Department at 407/646-2999 (X:2999) or via email at security@listserv.rollins.edu.

 

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TIMELY NOTIFICATION BULLETIN

BURGLARY ON CAMPUS
Case # 13-263
July 30, 2013

On July 30, 2013 the Rollins College Campus Safety Department received a report of a burglary that took place at the Wellness Center construction site at approximately 4:45 in the morning. In this case, the  glass, front door to the Wellness Center was smashed in and the burglar was scared away by a contractor arriving on site. The contractor witnessed an African American male run from the South side of the Wellness Center, around to the front of the Pita Pit and continue westbound on Fairbanks Ave. Another  African Ametican male ran South towards Holt Ave and got into the passenger side of a dark colored sedan parked in the Hauck Hall lot. No items were stolen from the construction site.
 
Campus Safety strongly urges the community to report suspicious activity immediately. At this time, charges have been filed with the Winter Park Police.

If you have information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact Rollins College Campus Safety by telephone at 407/646-2999 (campus extension X2999) or via e-mail at security@lists.rollins.edu .

 

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 Timely Notification Bulletin

SEXUAL ASSAULT

Case # 13-088

February 28, 2013

 

The following crime occurred on campus:

 

On 2-28-2013, Campus Safety, in cooperation with several other Departments at Rollins College, was made aware of a sexual assault that occurred approximately 2 years ago involving a known individual. The incident took place in a residence hall on-campus and an investigation is ongoing. Rollins College is providing resources and advocacy to assist the individual involved in this incident, and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.  

 

To prevent similar crimes from happening, we recommend that everyone familiarize themselves with what constitutes sexual assault and, as a community, be vigilant in stopping it:

 

  • Always seek consent. Stop your sexual advances if the other person indicates no interest, and especially if they say "no." Engaging in sexual activity without the explicit consent of your partner is sexual assault. If either party is under the influence of alcohol, consent cannot be given.
  • The absence of a "no" is not a "yes."
  • Avoid engaging in, supporting or encouraging sexual harassment.
  • Do NOT use threats or coercion to engage in sexual activity.
  • Call for help if you witness a violent crime.
  • Do not take advantage of someone who is passed out, incoherent or otherwise incapacitated, and prevent others from doing so.

 

Unfortunately, although the majority of sexual assaults are perpetrated by friends, acquaintances, or partners of the victims, the majority of sexual assault prevention tips are modeled after perpetrators that are unknown to the victim. Recognizing this, and recognizing that, ultimately, it is not the responsibility of the victim to prevent their own assault, we nonetheless offer the following advice to promote general risk awareness:

 

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Knowing where you are and who is around you may help you find a way to get out of a bad situation.
  • If you are consuming alcohol, ensure you have at least one friend that will help you get home safely if your decision-making ability becomes impaired.
  • Make sure your cell phone is with you and charged.
  • If possible, try to avoid being isolated with someone you don't trust or someone you don't know.
  • Trust your instincts. If a situation or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable, it probably isn't the best place to be.
  • If you feel your safety is at risk, or need assistance or an escort on campus; please contact Campus Safety at 407/646-2999.
    Stay with groups of friends you know and trust.

 

If you have been a victim of sexual assault, we encourage you to report it. If you would like to get the help of a confidential victim advocate for your own assault or someone you know, please contact:

 

Rollins College Counseling and Psychological Services:

407-628-6340

 

If you would like to report a sexual assault or learn about sexual violence prevention, please contact any of the following offices or websites for more information:

 

Rollins College Department of Campus Safety:

407-646-2999

 

Rollins College Health Services:

407-646-2235

 

Rollins College Residential Life:

407-646-2649

 

Winter Park Police Department:

407-644-1313

 External Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention:

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

(RAINN) Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

 

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Timely Notification Bulletin

BURGLARY ON CAMPUS
Case # 13-020
January 25, 2013

On January 25, 2013 the Rollins College Campus Safety Department received a report of a burglary that took place in Corrin Hall sometime between the dates of December 7, 2012 – January 25, 2013. In this case, an estimated $911 in cash intended for charitable purposes was taken from a student’s room without their permission. It is unknown whether or not the room was locked. However, there were no signs of forced entry.
 
Campus Safety strongly urges students to lock their doors at all times and to report suspicious activity immediately. Locking the doors to your rooms is the first line of defense against burglaries. At this time, no charges have been filed with Winter Park Police in this case at the request of the occupant of Corrin Hall.     

If you have information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact Rollins College Campus Safety by telephone at 407/646-2999 (campus extension X2999) or via e-mail at security@lists.rollins.edu .

 

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Timely Notification Bulletin 


SEXUAL ASSAULT ON CAMPUS
Case Number: 13-016
Date: 1-18-13

 

In compliance with the Campus Security Act, we are providing the following timely notice concerning alleged crimes that have occurred on the Rollins College Campus. The Timely Notice provides suggestions will allow you to make educated decisions about your own personal safety and how to access resources both on-campus and off.
 

The following crimes occurred on campus:

On 1-17-2013, Campus Safety, in cooperation with several other Departments on campus, completed a thorough investigation of two alleged sexual assaults on campus, perpetrated by the same male student. These alleged assaults occurred ten months and twenty two months ago. As a result of the investigation and to maintain the safety and security of the campus community, the male student was summarily suspended yesterday afternoon. This means that he is not permitted to be on campus or attend any College related activities until the completion of the on-campus judicial process.

 

To prevent similar crimes from happening, we recommend that everyone familiarize themselves with what constitutes sexual assault and, as a community, be vigilant in stopping it:

 - Always seek consent. Stop your sexual advances if the other person indicates no interest, and especially if they say "no." Engaging in sexual activity without the explicit consent of your partner is sexual assault. If either party is under the influence of alcohol, consent cannot be given.

- The absence of a "no" is not a "yes."

- Avoid engaging in, supporting or encouraging sexual harassment.

- Do NOT use threats or coercion to engage in sexual activity.

- Call for help if you witness a violent crime.

- Do not take advantage of someone who is passed out, incoherent or otherwise incapacitated, and prevent others from doing so.

 

Unfortunately, although the majority of sexual assaults are perpetrated by friends, acquaintances, or partners of the victims, the majority of sexual assault prevention tips are modeled after perpetrators that are unknown to the victim. Recognizing this, and recognizing that, ultimately, it is not the responsibility of the victim to prevent their own assault, we nonetheless offer the following advice to promote general risk awareness:

 - Be aware of your surroundings. Knowing where you are and who is around you may help you find a way to get out of a bad situation.

- If you are consuming alcohol, ensure you have at least one friend that will help you get home safely if your decision-making ability becomes impaired.

- Make sure your cell phone is with you and charged.

- If possible, try to avoid being isolated with someone you don't trust or someone you don't know.

- Trust your instincts. If a situation or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable, it probably isn't the best place to be.

- If you feel your safety is at risk, or need assistance or an escort on campus; please contact Campus Safety at 407/646-2999.


- Stay with groups of friends you know and trust.

 

If you have been a victim of sexual assault, we encourage you to report it. If you would like to get the help of a confidential victim advocate for your own assault or someone you know, please contact;

Rollins College Counseling and Psychological Services:

407-628-6340
 

If you would like to report a sexual assault or learn about sexual violence prevention, please contact any of the following offices or websites for more information:

 Rollins College Department of Campus Safety:

407-646-2999 

Rollins College Health Services:

407-646-2235 

Rollins College Residential Life:

407-646-2649

Winter Park Police Department:

407-644-1313

External Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention:

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

(RAINN) Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

 

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Timely Notification Bulletin

BURGLARY ON CAMPUS
Case # 12-530
December 7, 2012
 

On December 7, 2012 the Rollins College Campus Safety Department received a report of a burglary that took place in Rollins Hall on Saturday, December 1, 2012. In this case, expensive electronic equipment was taken from a student’s room without their permission. It is unknown whether or not the room was locked. However, there were no signs of forced entry.
 
Campus Security strongly urges students to lock their doors at all times. Locking the doors to your rooms is the first line of defense against burglaries. At the request of the student, Winter Park Police was notified regarding the burglary and a report was filed.

 

If you have information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact Rollins College Campus Safety by telephone at 407/646-2999 (campus extension X2999) or via e-mail at security@lists.rollins.edu .

 

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Timely Notification Bulletin

Burglary Incident with Arrests Occurred on the Rollins Campus

Case #12-435

October 16, 2012

     At approximately 3:30 PM on October 16, 2012, Campus Safety was notified of suspicious activity and persons in the area of the SunTrust Parking Garage. Three juvenile males were witnessed by Campus Safety Officers milling around the area of Starbucks, the lobby of the SunTrust Building and in the vicinity of a bike rack . The three males left the area after a brief verbal confrontation with Campus Safety and went towards the Main Campus. These individuals were suspected to be involved in a burglary that occurred involving contracted housekeeping personnel and a tenants office space on the third floor of the SunTrust Building according to multiple witnesses.

     While trying to locate the individuals, it was determined that they entered the Alfond Pool area and stole items from the men's  locker room. Winter Park Police and Campus Safety coordinated a search of the campus and surrounding neighborhood. The three males were identified by Campus Safety staff along the road behind Ward Hall and fled the area, heading towards the residential area West of campus. Campus Safety Officers coordinated and shared information with Winter Park Police, which ultimately resulted in the individuals being stopped in the area of Huntington Ave. near the Winter Park 9th Grade Center.

     Stolen items were found on the three individuals, identified by witnesses, and all were arrested for either Theft or Probation Violations. Additionally, they were trespassed from campus and their photos are on record in the Campus Safety office.

     Tips provided from the Rollins community assisted in the apprehension of these individuals. Community members that were alert of their surroundings, noticed suspicious behavior and then reported it allowed Campus Safety and Winter Park Police to take action. If you have any additional information that might assist the Winter Park Police in their investigation, please contact the Campus Safety Department at 407-646-2999 or the Winter Park Police Department at 407-644-1313.

 

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TIMELY NOTIFICATION BULLETIN

CAMPUS SECURITY CAUTIONS STUDENTS ABOUT A REPORTED CASE OF BURGLARY ON CAMPUS
Case # 12-282
JUNE 25 2012

 At Approximately 1200 Hr. on Sunday 06-03-2012, an Art Department Faculty member reported to the Campus Safety Department that a black male, 30 to 35 years old wearing blue jeans and a red shirt had gain unauthorized entry to the Cornell Art Center.  The male was discovered removing a portable compressor and a belt sander from one of the class rooms. The suspect immediately ran out of the building when confronted by the Faculty member. Campus Safety officers searched all buildings on campus but the suspect was not discovered.

 To reduce the risk of similar crimes occurring  in the future, we would encourage you to keep all doors secured when students, staff, or faculty are not present or not in use. We also ask everyone to report any suspicious behavior to Campus Safety immediately.

 Winter Park Police and Campus Safety are currently investigating this case. If you have any additional information that might assist the Winter Park Police in their investigation, please contact the Campus Safety Department at 407-646-2999 or the Winter Park Police Department at 407-644-1313.

 

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TIMELY NOTIFICATION BULLETIN

CAMPUS SECURITY CAUTIONS STUDENTS ABOUT A REPORTED CASE OF BURGLARY ON CAMPUS
Case # 12-160
March 29 2012

 

The Rollins College Campus Safety Department received a report of burglary in McKean Hall on Thursday, March 29, 2012. In this case, an expensive camera was taken from a student’s unlocked room without their permission.
 
Campus Security strongly urges students to lock their doors at all times. Locking the door to your room is the first line of defense against burglaries. At the request of the student, Winter Park Police was not notified regarding the burglary.

 

If you have information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact Rollins College Campus Safety by telephone at 407/646-2999 (campus extension X2999) or via e-mail at security@listserv.rollins.edu .

 

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Timely Notification Bulletin

CAMPUS SECURITY CAUTIONS STUDENTS ABOUT A REPORTED CASE OF BURGLARY ON CAMPUS
Case # 12-146
March 26 2012

The Rollins College Campus Safety Department received a report of burglary in Pinehurst Cottage on Friday, March 23, 2012. In this case, several items were taken from a student’s unlocked room without their permission.
 
Campus Security strongly urges students to lock their doors at all times. Locking the doors to your rooms is the first line of defense against burglaries. At the request of the student, Winter Park Police was not notified regarding the burglary.

 

If you have information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact Rollins College Campus Safety by telephone at 407/646-2999 (campus extension X2999) or via e-mail at security@lists.rollins.edu .

 

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Timely Notification Bulletin

CAMPUS SAFETY CAUTIONS STUDENTS ABOUT A REPORTED BURGLARY
Case# 11-467
November 16, 2011

On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, a student reported to Campus Safety that an individual entered her room and took money from a wallet and from a desk without having permission. The burglary occurred in a residential room, without residents present; and there were no signs of forced entry to the door. After interviewing both the victims, it appears that the room door was left unlocked by one of the residents.

Campus Safety strongly advises all students of the following:
• ALWAYS lock your doors whenever you leave your room or apartment, even if you will only be gone for a moment.

• Close your shades at night so no one can see in your room‐‐ ALWAYS lock your doors.

• Do not leave valuables in plain sight, but if you have to leave them, place them in a small or personal safe‐‐ ALWAYS lock your doors. 

• Do not leave guests unattended in your room.

• Create an inventory of your belongings listing the item and serial number. Take photos of your valuables. Keep this list and photos in a safe location. This will help assist the police in recovering your items if they are stolen.

• As you enter a residence hall, make sure all doors are secured after entry; and do not allow unknown persons to enter the residence hall without swiping their R-Card or without escort from a resident.    

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, please contact the Campus Safety Department at (407/646-2999, security@listserv.rollins.edu). We will continue to investigate this incident and will try to exhaust all available leads. If you have knowledge of this case and can provide details that may lead to identifying who were responsible, we strongly encourage you to contact the department listed above.

 

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Timely Notification Bulletin

TIMELY NOTIFICATION ARMED ROBBERY ON CAMPUS
Case # 11-367
September 25, 2011

Disposition: OPEN

At approximately 2:30pm, Campus Safety was alerted by two students that they were robbed at gunpoint near the main entrance of Holt Hall at 2:20pm. The students were in their vehicle parked near Holt Hall when a red Chevrolet Tahoe pulled up near them. One of the suspects got out of the Tahoe and confronted the students with a handgun and asket them for their wallets. The suspect then struck one of the students with the handle of the handgun and got back into the Tahoe. They then proceeded to leave campus via Ollie Way to Fairbanks Ave., heading eastbound.
 
The suspects are described as two African-American males, one with shoulder length dreadlocks, 5'9"-5'10", thin, approximately 155-170lbs. with very dark skin, wearing a t-shirt and baggy pants. The other remained in the vehicle and we are only able to confirm that he had a lighter complexion.
 
If you have any information pertaining to this crime, please contact Campus Safety at 407-646-2999, or Winter Park Police Department at 407-644-1313.

 

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Timely Notification Bulletin

TIMELY NOTIFICATION WEAPONS VIOLATION/ TWO ARRESTS ON CAMPUS
Case # 11-350
September 19, 2011

Disposition: CLEARED

On Monday morning, shortly after midnight, Seminole County sheriff officers pursued a vehicle that they believed was stolen. Three suspects fled into Orange County, Winter Park, abandoned their vehicle and two came onto campus near the soccer field near Fairbanks Avenue. Seminole County Sheriff’s office, Winter Park Police Department and Rollins Campus Security coordinated efforts to resolve the situation. The two suspects were quickly apprehended.  After additional security checks of the immediate area and patrols of campus were completed by Winter Park Police and Campus Safety, the campus received an all-clear at approximately 12:50 a.m. Two weapons were found on campus and turned over to the Winter Park Police Department. Emergency response units remained on the scene until 2 a.m. to ensure safety of the scene and aid in the removal of the abandoned vehicle.
 
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the City of Winter Park Outreach emergency communication was not available for timely notification. The issue is being addressed and will be remedied. Residential Life staff and Rollins administrators, however, did make notifications in-person at the time of the incident throughout the residence halls. 

9/20/2011 Update: On 9-20-2011, an additional firearm was discovered by a Rollins staff member hidden within an area of foliage near the site of the initial incident.  The firearm was turned over to Winter Park Police, and is believed to be related to incident that took place on 9-19-2011.

Should you have any questions, please contact Campus Safety at 407-646-2999.

 

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Timely Notification Bulletin 

TIMELY NOTIFICATION VEHICLE THEFT ON CAMPUS
Case # 11-002
January 05, 2011

The Rollins College Campus Security Department was made aware of a vehicle being stolen from campus late yesterday evening, January 5, 2011. In this case, a staff member parked his vehicle on Holt Avenue, in the area near Rollins Hall, at approximately 1:30PM and returned at 8:30PM to find it missing. The automobile is a 1997 green Honda Accord (4 door) with damage to the front bumper and Florida tag number K644NY. The Winter Park Police were notified immediately to take a report and begin the investigation process.

We are sending this notice so that the campus community can make well informed decisions about the safety and security of their personal property in the future. To protect yourself from similar crimes, always lock your vehicle and remove all articles of value that are in plain view. Additionally, consider installing aftermarket security and theft deterrent systems, which would reduce your risk of theft. Always park in well-lit areas in and around campus and notify Campus Security should you notice any suspicious activity.

Winter Park Police is continuing to investigate the incident in determining who was responsible for taking the vehicle. If you have any additional information that might assist Winter Park Police in their investigation, please contact them at 407-644-1313 or contact the Rollins College Campus Security Department at 407/646-2999 or X2999.

We also received information this morning, January 6, 2011, that a vehicle was broken into during the early morning hours of New Year's Day, near College Arms. Although we have no information at this time to tie these two situations together, since crimes of this nature are so rare for our campus, we also wanted to provide you with a brief synopsis of what took place in that incident. We believe that sometime between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. on January 1, 2011, a person threw a landscaping brick through the passenger window of a vehicle and stole a purse containing money, gift cards, credit cards, a passport, etc. Numerous charges to the credit cards were made at businesses in the area of 17-92 and Lee Rd., as well as in the Pine Hills community. A clerk at one of the stores believes she can identify the person making the charges and knows him as "Eddie". From video surveillance, he appears to be an African American male, middle aged, approximately 5" 10" to 6' tall with a medium build. He does not have facial hair and appears to be well kept and dressed. Winter Park Police and Orlando Police are both investigating.

As stated before, if you have information concerning either case, please contact either Campus Security or Winter Park Police.


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Timely Notification Bulletin 

CAMPUS SECURITY CAUTIONS STUDENTS ABOUT A CONFIRMED CASE OF ARSON ON CAMPUS
Case # 10-407
October 01, 2010

The Rollins College Campus Security Department has documented a confirmed case of arson in a residence hall. In this case, at approximately 4:27 AM. on Friday, October 01, 2010 Campus Security received a fire alarm signal from McKean Hall. Several officers responded and noticed smoke in the first floor hallway. At that time the responding officers discovered scorch marks and some form of charred and melted substance on a door and the floor in front of it.

Winter Park Fire Department initially responded and then contacted the State Fire Marshal for further investigation. The Fire Marshal determined that it was in fact a case of arson and has issued a reward notification for anyone who has any information regarding the incident. In a joint effort between Residential Life, Campus Security and the State Fire Marshal, we are following up on multiple leads and information that has been provided by members of the campus community. We are trying to determine who is responsible for this incident as quickly as possible.

To protect yourself from similar crimes, always be aware of your surroundings and take responsibility for your community. Fire is one of the largest threats to college students in residential communities. If you see a person violating a college policy related to fire safety, immediately notify a member of the Residential Life staff or Campus Security. By taking action, you might be saving lives.

If you have information that might be helpful as this investigation continues, contact Rollins College Campus Security by telephone at 407/646-2999 (campus extension X2999), via e-mail at security@listserv.rollins.edu or the State Fire Marshal at 1-877-662-7766 or www.facap.org.


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Timely Notification Bulletin 

CAMPUS SECURITY CAUTIONS STUDENTS ABOUT A CONFIRMED CASE OF ARSON ON CAMPUS
Case # 10-367
September 12, 2010

The Rollins College Campus Security Department has documented a confirmed case of arson in a residence hall. In this case, at approximately 2:15 AM. on Sunday, September 12, 2010 Campus Security received a fire alarm signal from McKean Hall. Several officers responded and noticed smoke in the second floor hallway, and ashes and remnants of a burnt poster on the floor. Winter Park Fire Department initially responded and then contacted the State Fire Marshal for further investigation. Fire Marshal determined that it was in fact a case of arson and has identified a suspect they plan to charge.

To protect yourself from similar crimes, always be aware of your surroundings and take responsibility for your community. Fire is one of the largest threats to college students in residential communities. If you see a person violating a college policy related to fire safety, immediately notify a member of the Residential Life staff or Campus Security. By taking action, you might be saving lives.

If you have information that might be helpful as this investigation continues, contact Rollins College Campus Security by telephone at 407/646-2999 (campus extension X2999), via e-mail at security@listserv.rollins.edu or the Winter Park Police Department at 407-644-1313.


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Timely Notification Bulletin 

CAMPUS SECURITY CAUTIONS STUDENTS ABOUT A REPORTED BURGLARY
Case# 10-295
July 6, 2010

On Tuesday, July 6, 2010, a tenant of the Sun Trust Building reported that sometime over the holiday weekend, someone took three laptop computers without having permission. The burglary occurred in one suite, but in three separate personal offices, of the building and there were no signs of forced entry to any of the doors. After interviewing all of the victims, it appears that all of the personal office doors were left unlocked and we were unable to identify who locked the suite at the end of the business day on Friday. After learning the particulars of the case, Winter Park Police were notified to begin their own investigation.

Campus Security recommends that laptop computers and any other items of value be secured by the individual owner in an area they control with lock and key - office furniture, closet, personal office, etc. We would also suggest that a clear procedure be developed to identify who locks general office areas/ suites at the end of the business day. Finally, with holidays, vacations and time off being regularly scheduled throughout the summer, work schedules and routines can be dramatically changed versus other times of the year. Particular attention needs to be paid to who is in your office space and ultimately, who is responsible for securing office areas at lunch and the end of the day.

Campus Security (407/646-2999, security@listserv.rollins.edu) and Winter Park Police (407/644-1313) will continue to investigate this incident and will try to exhaust all available leads. If you have knowledge of this case and can provide details that may lead to identifying who was responsible, we strongly encourage you to contact one of the departments listed above.


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Timely Notification Bulletin

SECURITY UPDATE ON CAMPUS
June 28, 2010

This past Friday evening at approximately 9:30 pm - 1030 pm, we had two reports of vehicles being broken into in the area between the Cornell Social Sciences Building and the Alfond Sports Center. In each case, the window was broken out and multiple personal items (electronics, purse, credit cards, gift cards, etc.) were taken. Winter Park Police were contacted and have initiated an investigation. During the course of the conversation with our staff, they notified us that another similar break-in took place near the railroad tracks and Fairbanks Ave., earlier in the evening. Please take appropriate safety measures to reduce the risk of similar incidents occurring to you.   If you have any follow up questions or information pertaining to any of the incidents mentioned in this e-mail, please do not hesitate to contact Campus Security at 407/646-2999 or Winter Park Police at 407/644-1313.


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Timely Notification Bulletin

TIMELY NOTIFICATION HATE BASE CRIME
Case# 10-198
April 16, 2010

On Friday, April, 16, 2010, sometime between 12:45 AM and 2:45 AM, a student’s room in Rex Beach Hall was vandalized and had property stolen from it. In this case, the room was not locked by the resident. Unknown perpetrator(s) entered the room, removed a plasma television and damaged other personal property. They then discharged a fire extinguisher in the room, covering all of items in the room with a fine powder. Winter Park Police were notified of the incident and began investigating when the resident returned to the room at approximately 2:45 AM. Currently, there are three outstanding charges that are all felonies; burglary of an unoccupied dwelling (unarmed), health - safety (prevent/ hinder firefighter equipment) and larceny (grand theft over 300 dollars, less than 5k). Throughout the day on Friday, additional details of the incident surfaced that also leads Campus Security and Winter Park Police to believe that the crime was specifically hate based in its intent toward the resident of the room. Campus Security and Winter Park Police continue to investigate and follow up on available leads in the case.

Campus Security strongly recommends that residential hall rooms be secured when the occupants are not present. Although there is a tremendous sense of safety and security in the City of Winter Park and at Rollins, faculty, staff and students should take basic preventative measures to reduce the risk of crime occurring on campus. Since we believe that this particular incident is hate based, members of the campus community hold the greatest power in trying to prevent similar crimes from occurring in the future. Acceptance of negative, and in many cases illegal, behavior towards each other should not be the norm.

Campus Security (407/646-2999, security@listserv.rollins.edu) and Winter Park Police (407/644-1313) will continue to investigate this incident and will try to exhaust all available leads. Additionally, the office of Multicultural Affairs (407/ 691-1240), in the Division of Student Affairs, is assisting and will provide a variety of support to those involved and the community in general. If you have knowledge of this case and can provide details that may lead to identifying who was responsible, we strongly encourage you to contact one of the departments listed above.


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Timely Notification Bulletin

TIMELY NOTIFICATION VEHICLE THEFT ON CAMPUS
Case #10-143
March 15, 2010

The Rollins College Campus Security Department received a report of a motor vehicle theft. In this case, a Faculty member reported that her vehicle was taken from the Alfond Sports Center parking area sometime between 1:25 A.M. and 5:02 A.M. this morning. Campus Security immediately contacted the Winter Park Police to take a report and begin the investigation.

To protect yourself from similar crimes, always lock your vehicle and remove all articles of value that are in plain view. Additionally, consider installing aftermarket security and theft deterrent systems, which would reduce your risk of theft. Always park in well-lit areas in and around campus and notify Campus Security should you notice any suspicious activity.

If you have information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact Rollins College Campus Security by telephone at 407/646-2999 (campus extension X2999), via e-mail at security@lists.rollins.edu or the Winter Park Police Department at 407-644-1313.


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Timely Notification Bulletin

SAFETY ALERT ON CAMPUS
January 26, 2010

This past weekend, a Rollins College student came to the Campus Security office to report that a person from her past, who also happens to be a registered "Sexual Offender" with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, was trying to make contact with her through "Facebook". The Winter Park Police Department was notified of the situation and information about the suspect was shared with all members of the Campus Security staff.

Earlier today, the student came to the Campus Security office to report that she may have seen the suspect's vehicle on campus. After a search of the campus, the vehicle was not located.

Campus Security is providing the following physical description and attached photo of Mr. Tracey Myron Henderson to the campus community to assist with identifying him. He is described as being 43 years old, short brown hair that is combed back, tall built, with no facial hair, 6' 1" tall and weighs 179 lbs. According to information provided from the State of Florida, he is currently driving a Blue 1995- Pontiac, Grand Prix, FL. Tag -M814YD.

We would strongly encourage you not to allow unknown subjects into residential buildings - this compromises the security of the building for everyone who lives there. Additionally, please be highly aware of unknown people asking questions about fellow students, such as - which building do they live in, what room do they live in, are they in your class, etc. If you see this person on campus, please contact Rollins College Campus Security by telephone at 407/646-2999 (campus extension X 2999 ) immediately.


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Timely Notification Bulletin

SECURITY UPDATE FOR OFF CAMPUS-COLLEGE QUARTER
January 12, 2010

During the time from our Thanksgiving Break to approximately December 13, 2009, multiple burglaries of student residences took place in the College Quarter neighborhood.

From the information that Winter Park Police has provided us, at least 8 residences were burglarized, with many showing signs of forced entry. These residences are located on the following avenues; Holt Ave., Minnesota Ave., Antonette Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave. (We are withholding the exact addresses to protect the identity of the students involved.) In most cases, Winter Park Police was able to determine that the suspect(s) entered the residences by either a rear-facing window or by prying into a rear door. Many of the items that were taken include flat screen TV's, PlayStations, textbooks, jewelry and designer purses.

On December 13, 2009, a female student returned to her residence to see an unknown male, through a window, in her residence. She immediately contacted Winter Park Police, who had multiple units responded to the scene. After the suspect fled the scene through a back window, he was apprehended by police a short distance from the property. In his possession, he had multiple burglary tools and a piece of the wood frame from the door he pried into to gain entry. Subsequently, he stated to police that he had a vehicle approximately a block away from the residence. Upon searching the vehicle, police gathered evidence that may connect him to other burglaries in the area. He was then taken into custody and charged with - Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools with Intent to Use and Damage to Property/ Criminal Mischief. It was requested that he be given a "no bond" status to allow sufficient time for additional charges to be brought against him.

He was identified as - Matthew Tidwell, a white male, 27 years of age, 6' tall, 170 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

His vehicle was a - 2005 blue Mazda pickup truck with Florida plate# W947UR.

If you have any additional information pertaining to these burglaries, please contact the Winter Park Police by calling 911 and asking to speak with a detective in Investigations.

For members of the college community that live in, or near the College Quarter, it is important to review the security of your home. Ensure that flood lights work and are used, shrubbery is cut back, rear-facing doors and windows have locks and are used and if you have an alarm system that it is activated when you leave for any period of time.


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