March 7, 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m.
The Willimantic Police Department is investigating a street robbery occurred in the area of Church & Lewiston Streets. The student victim, told police that two black males wearing ski masks and armed with 3-4 inch knife the knife robbed him of cash and other personal items. The suspects were wearing dark sweatshirts & jeans. One suspect was wearing black & red “Jordan” foot wear. The victim was not injured. Please contact the Willimantic Police Department if you have any information about this incident.
December 6, 2016 at approximately 9:05 p.m.
A female student was walking alone in the area of Webb Hall when an she saw an unidentified male come around the north corner of Webb Hall. The male appeared to be jogging and ran directly toward the female student. The male attempted to spit at her twice, the second attempt hitting the side of her neck. The male uttered a racial slur as he continued to run past her toward the front of the Science building. The suspect was described as being an older looking white male; average build; approximately 5’7”; short, spiked, ginger red colored hair; baggy, droopy, bloodshot eyes; clean shaven. He was wearing a red hoodie (no logo) and black sweat pants and sneakers. He left the area running southbound toward the SRV complex. The female victim did not recognize the male as a student or someone she had seen on campus in the past.
September 15, 2016
Recently, a student contacted the University Police Department during the late evening hours to report a suspicious person on campus. Officers were able to locate the individual who was not accused of any crimes, but had no business here on campus. The individual was issued a trespass warning and escorted from University property. We encourage everyone to report suspicious persons, activities or packages. While there was no indication that this person was a threat to the campus community, accurate information given by a fellow student allowed campus authorities to intervene immediately. We depend on everyone’s cooperation to keep Eastern a safe community to learn and work.
SHUTTLE SERVICE NOTICE:
Shuttles are now stopping at the Fine Arts Instructional Center located on the sidewalk between the Fine Arts and Wood Support Services buildings.
The published parking regulations and map has the most accurate parking information. Eastern’s Department of Public Safety is also the best place to secure parking information. A great number of parking appeals come from students stating they were not aware they could not park in a certain area.
FOR PARKING INFORMATION CALL: 860-465-5502 (55502 FROM CAMPUS) during regular business hours. After hours call the University Police at 860-465-5310 (55310 FROM CAMPUS).
SHAFER HALL RESIDENTIAL PARKING: Both Shafer Hall Lots designated for RESIDENTIAL PARKING (PERMIT REQUIRED). Please park only in designated spaces. Spaces marked for specific use (Handicapped, Facilities, Hall Director, etc.) are reserved as indicated. Please be sure to move vehicles during a parking or snow ban.
PARKING TICKET APPEALS COMMITTEE: Parking Ticket Appeals must be filed within 10 days of receiving a parking ticket in order for the Appeals Committee to review them. 2016-17 committee members represent a wide cross section of the university community including representatives from teaching and administrative faculty, university administration, public safety and student government.
WEEKEND PARKING IN THE WEBB/SCIENCE LOTS: Just a reminder that the Webb/Science (across from High Rise) lots are reserved for faculty/staff at all times.
REMINDER THAT THERE IS NO OVERNIGHT PARKING ALLOWED ON THE 4TH FLOOR OF THE GARAGES DURING THE WINTER MONTHS. (12/1/THRU 3/31)
TIMELY WARNING ISSUED NOVEMBER 15, 2016
Occurred at approximately 7:15pm at the Subway store on 33 High Street in Willimantic CT.
The suspect entered the store and showed a handgun to the two female employees and demanded money. No other customers were inside at the time of incident. The suspect left the business with an undetermined amount of money. No injuries were reported and the suspect fled in a unknown direction. Suspect was described by witnesses as a Hispanic male about 6 foot tall wearing a navy blue jacket, scruffy appearance, two tear drop eye tattoos.
Willimantic Officers are still working the scene.
TIMELY WARNING ISSUED OCTOBER 27, 2016
Just after 6:00 pm. this evening, an Eastern resident student was a victim of a strong arm robbery in the Windham Tech parking lot as he was walking to his car that had been parked there earlier in the day. Victim stated he was confronted by two males who stole his iPhone. He was transported to Windham Hospital by by a relative after receiving some facial injuries. He gave the following description of the suspects to the Connecticut State Police and Eastern Police. Both suspected were identified as Hispanic males.
Suspect #1 was described as about 5’8″ tall with heavy build and light colored beard.
Suspect #2 was described as about 5’8″ tall with a thin build and wearing a white t-shirt and jeans.
Both left scene in a late model red Ford Escort. The license plate is unknown. No weapons were displayed.
The Connecticut State Police is investigating this case and the Willimantic Police have been advised of the suspect description.
Anyone seeing this car or the potential suspect should contact University police.
Please use caution especially when out at night. Always practice safe traveling measures both on and off campus. Walk with a partner whenever you can and let someone know where you are going. As always, be vigilant and watchful of suspicious behavior or individuals on campus and notify Campus Police if you see something occurring that seems to be out of the ordinary.