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SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Break and Entering/Larceny

LOCATION: Pinehurst Avenue, near Eaton Street

INCIDENT DATE/TIME: Monday, May 09, 2016, between 8:40 am and 9:20 am

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT(S): Three (3) males, age late 20's to early 30's, wearing dark clothing, and average height.

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: At about 7:30 am on this date students residing on Pinehurst Avenue reported that they had observed the above described males attempting to gain entry into a residence across the street from them. At about 9:40 am, the students returned from campus to find their house had been broken into. The offender(s) gained entrance into the student's first floor bedroom by cutting through a screen window. The student reported that some of his personal effects, including his car keys, had been taken. The student also reported that his vehicle, a 2013 VW Jetta, color gold, bearing NY registration GXD5897, had been taken from his driveway.

Providence Police is investigating this incident. ​

If you have any information and or questions about this incident please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391 or the Providence Police Department at 401-272-3121.​

SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Paint Ball Incident 

LOCATION: Eaton Street 

INCIDENT DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 30, 2016, at approximately 12:40 am 

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECTS(S): Vehicles described as one silver and one a black compact​ car involved.

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: Several students reported being stuck by paint balls fired from occupants in 2 separate cars driving on Eaton Street.

Providence Police Department is investigating this incident.  

If you have any information and or questions about this incident please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391 or the Providence Police Department at 401-272-3121.​


SAFETY ADVISORY​

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Strong Arm Robbery/ Felony Assault

LOCATION: Pinehurst Avenue, near Chad Brown Street

INCIDENT DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 12, 2016, at approximately 1:10 am

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECTS(S): 

1. A female with dark complexion, very short hair, tan baseball hat, black sweatshirt, and gray sweatpants.

2. Female driver with curly hair and dark complexion.

3. Male passenger with dark complexion.​

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: While walking on Pinehurst Avenue, in the area of Chad Brown Street, a Providence College student was assaulted and robbed by a female who then fled the scene in a medium sized SUV occupied by 2 occupants.

The Office of Safety and Security and the Providence Police Department are investigating this incident.

​If you have any information and or questions about this incident please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391 or the Providence Police Department at 401-272-3121.​​

​CRIME ADVISORY​

​TYPE OF INCIDENT: Felony Assault

LOCATION: Pembroke Avenue

INCIDENT DATE/TIMES:  Sunday, February 7, 2016, at approximately 1:10 am

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: Two Providence College students reported that they were assaulted on Pembroke Avenue. They reported that they were kicked and punched in the face several times by several subjects. One of the students was assaulted with a sharp object sustaining a non-life threatening superficial wound.  This incident was reported to be connected to an earlier verbal altercation. Investigation of this incident by the Office of Safety and Security identified one of the suspects as a Providence College student. This assailant was subsequently arrested by the Providence Police Department.

The Office of Safety and Security and the Providence Police Department continue to investigate this incident.

If you have any information and or questions about this incident please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401.865.2391 or the Providence Police Department at the Police Department at 401.272.3121.​

CRIME ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Attempted Assault.

LOCATION: Off campus Residence on Eaton Street, near Pembroke Avenue, occupied by Providence College students. 

INCIDENT DATE/TIME: January 31, 2016

SUSPECT(S) DESCRIPTION: Male college students with light complexion.

INCIDENT DERSCRIPTION: On 1/31/16, students reported that objects were thrown at them from a balcony at the residence and that racially motivated comments and statements were directed toward them.

The incident is being investigated by the Office of Safety and Security.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is strongly encouraged to contact this office at 401-865-2391.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Open and Gross Lewdness

LOCATION: Huxley Avenue, near Women's Softball Field.

INCIDENT DATE/TIME: Sunday, January 17,2016, at approximately 9:05 pm

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT(S): Male subject with buzz cut and facial hair and medium to dark complexion; driving a silver or tan sedan

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION Subject drove up to a PC student to ask for driving directions and he exposed his genitals. 

The Office of Safety and Security and the Providence Police Department are investigating this incident. 

If you have any information and or questions about this incident please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391

SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Sexual Assault 

LOCATION: Off-campus apartment in close proximity to Providence College  

INCIDENT DATE/TIME: November 14, 2015  

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: At the end of last semester the Office of Safety and Security was informed that a student from another college reported to the Providence Police Department that she had been sexually assaulted by at least one Providence College student. The sexual assault reportedly took place at an off-campus apartment occupied by PC students, in close proximity to Providence College.  

The Providence Police identified and arrested one suspect, who was released on bail.  If you have any information and or questions about this incident please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391 or the Providence Police at 401-272-3121

​SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Breaking and Entering & Larceny 

LOCATION: Pembroke Avenue 

INCIDENT DATE/TIME: Saturday, December 5, 2015; early morning hours 

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT(s): None

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: Students living off-campus have reported a breaking and entering and a larceny at their off-campus residence.  Several items and electronics were stolen, totaling over $3700.00. Students went to bed and woke up to discover the items missing. 

This incident is being investigated by the Providence Police Department. 

If you have any information and or questions about this incident please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391.​​

SAFETY ADV​​​ISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Assault

LOCATION: Eaton Street

INCIDENT DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT(s): Unknown

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: A group of students were walking on the lawn near Eaton Street, just north of Huxley Avenue, when two students were struck by paintballs. The paintballs were projected by the occupant of a black 4 door sedan traveling north on Eaton Street. It appeared that the car was being followed by a black SUV.  

Providence Police are investigating this incident with the Office of Safety and Security.

If you have any information and or questions about this incident please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391.

SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Attempted breaking and Entering and Larceny

INCIDENT DATE/TIME: Evening hours

LOCATION: Elmhurst Neighborhood

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT(s): No Description

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: Students living off-campus have reported attempted breaking and entering and a larceny through an open window.

These incidents are being investigated by the Providence Police Department

If you have any information and or questions about this incident please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391.

​SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Larceny

DATE/TIME: Friday, June 19, 2015, at approximately 11:00 am

LOCATION: Campus Ministry Office, St. Dominic Chapel, Providence College

DESCRIPTION: Suspect entered the campus via the Grotto Chain, entering the Chapel through the Campus Ministry area. The suspect stole a wallet and laptop computer from a Campus Ministry Office.  The suspect was later seen on video exiting Guzman Hall preceding down Huxley Avenue toward Eaton Street.

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT(s): 30 year old male with medium build, approximately 5' 10" tall, with dark complexion, wearing a blue shirt, black baseball cap, and dark pants.

This incident is being investigated by the Providence Police Department.

If you have any information and or questions about this incident please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391

SAFETY ADVISORY 

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Attempted Robbery

INCIDENT DATE/TIME:  June 8th, 2015, at 11:30 P.M.

LOCATION: 122 Pinehurst Avenue.

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION:  While walking north on Pinehurst Avenue, near Eaton Street, the victim was approached by the suspect who pointed what appeared to be a handgun and demanded victim’s cell phone. Words were exchanged and the suspect ran off south towards Chad Brown Street. The suspect was accompanied by another individual who remained a distance away.

Remember, be Vigilant and Follow These Tips:

Be alert - notice who is on the street nearby and what is going on.

Notice appearances - be able to describe clothing, features, and anything unusual to identify a person.

​SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Indecent Assault

INCIDENT DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 9, 2015 at approximately 1:58 am

LOCATION: Fat Belly's Pub 125 Canal Street, Providence, RI

DESCRIPTION of SUSPECT(s): Unknown

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: At 1:58 a.m., a female PC student entered a vehicle outside Fat Belly's Pub on 125 Canal Street in Providence which she believed to be an Uber driven vehicle. She was seated in the front passenger seat. While driving back towards campus the driver touched her inappropriately.

This incident is being investigated by the Providence Police Department.

If you have any information and or questions about this incident please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391.

SAFETY ADVISORY

​TYPE OF INCIDENT: Burglary

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: May 6, 2015 at 9:16 a.m.

LOCATION: Sandringham​​​ Avenue at Annie Street, Providence, RI (Adjacent to the rear of the Peterson Parking Garage)

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECTS: Two males in their early 20’s with light brown complexion and medium builds.  One suspect was wearing a dark colored t-shirt with a black baseball cap and a gold chain with a large medallion, and wearing blue jeans and sneakers.  A second suspect/possible accomplice was the operator of a white sedan, having tinted windows, bearing an unknown Massachusetts registration. He was described as having brown complexion with a goatee. 

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: A Providence College, Physical Plant employee, contacted the Office of Safety and Security reporting suspicious activity at a college owned residence. Safety and Security Officers apprehended the suspect after observing him attempt to flee from the residence. The suspect was turned over to the Providence Police to be charged.

SAFETY ADVISORY​

TYPE OF INCIDENT:  Assault with a Deadly Weapon

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT:  May 5, 2015, at 10:30 p.m.

LOCATION:  Pembroke Avenue

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECTS: Two males in their early 20’s with light brown complexion and medium builds.  One suspect was wearing a dark colored sweatshirt with a hood over a cap.  Second suspect had facial hair and was wearing a cap, and gray sweatshirt.  This suspect showed what appeared to be a small handgun.

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION:  Suspects threw a bottle at residents on a second floor deck.  Words were exchanged which lead to what may have been a small handgun being pointed at the residents.  The suspects then approached another victim and demanded cigarettes.

Remember, Be Vigilant and Follow These Tips:
If you have information relating to these incidents, or witness suspicious activity, please call the Department of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391
Providence Police-Non-emergency: 401-272-3121 / Emergency:401-272-1111 or 911​

​SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT:  Possible Sexual Assault

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT:  Saturday, November 22, 2014; between 10:00 p.m., and midnight

LOCATION:  Finnigan's Wake Pub, 302 Westminster Street, Providence, RI

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT(S):  Unknown

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION:  Female student entered bathroom at pub and may have been sexually assaulted by unknown male subject.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect should contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391.

SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT:  Breaking and Entering

DATE OF INCIDENT: November 19, 2014, at 7:04 p.m.

LOCATION:  Hilltop Avenue, Providence, RI

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT(S):  20 year old male with dark complexion wearing a blue jacket and baseball cap with a red brim.  Investigation reveals suspect may have entered through a locked sliding door.

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION:  Residents of a single family dwelling on Hilltop Avenue entered the home, hear noise, and discovered a subject in the rear of the house.  Residents called 911.  Police arrived and searched the home.  It was later discovered that a mountain bike and a X-Box were missing.

The incident is under investigation by the Providence Police Department.  Anyone with information of this incident should contact the Providence Police Department (401) 272-3121.

​SAFETY ADVISORY - ***UPDATE***

TYPE OF INCIDENCT: Assault with Deadly Weapon

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENCET: Saturday November 15, 2014; 1:05 AM

LOCATION: Huxley Ave. near Eaton Street

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT(S): Rhode Island Registration 486862 - Blue Volvo X90

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: Suspects exchanged words with victim parked on Huxley Avenue, after victim's car was parked partially blocking the road. Suspects shot victim in arm and fled the scene. Blue Volvo involved. One suspect apprehended near Admiral Street and Douglas Avenue. Victim, not a PC student, suffered non-life threatening injury.

The incident is under investigation by the Providence Police Department and the Office of Safety and Security.  Anyone with information on the identity of these assailants should contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391.

The circumstances surrounding this incident warrant a safety advisory according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act of 1998.

 

​SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENCT: Assault with Deadly Weapon

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENCET: Saturday November 15, 2014; 1:05 AM

LOCATION: Huxley Avenue near Eaton Street

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT(S): Unknown

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: Suspects exchanged words with victim parked on Huxley Avenue, after victim's car was parked partially blocking the road. Suspects shot victim in arm and fled the scene. Blue Volvo involved. One suspect apprehended near Admiral Street and Douglas Avenue.

The incident is under investigation by the Providence Police Department and the Office of Safety and Security.  Anyone with information on the identity of these assailants should contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391.

​SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT:  Sexual Assault

DATE REPORTED:  Monday, November 10, 2014

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT(S):  The suspect is known to the complainant and believe to be a student at another college.

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION:  Witnesses did observe what appeared to be an attempted sexual assault at a nearby residence off-campus.

​The incident is under investigation by the Providence Police Department and the Office of Safety and Security.  Anyone with information on the identity of these assailants should contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391.

The circumstances surrounding this incident warrant a safety advisory according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act of 1998.

​SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT:  Assault

DATE/TIME:  Saturday, November 8, 2014, at 3:07 a.m.

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECTS:  three college aged males.  The aggressor is 5' 8" in height and medium build, light complexion, wearing a blue sweatshirt with a "Polo" emblem on the shoulder and jeans.  The two other suspects had collared shirts and were also light complexion.

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION:  On November 8th at 3:07 a.m., the victim was walking alone on Radcliff Avenue when he was punched and kicked several times.  The victim had previously exchanged words with the suspects​ at a residence on Radcliff Avenue.

The incident is under investigation by the Providence Police Department and the Office of Safety and Security.  Anyone with information on the identity of these assailants should contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391.

​SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT:  Assault

DATE/TIME:  Sunday, November, 2014, at 2:00 a.m.

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECTS: #1 Suspect; College aged male, medium build, light complexion wearing a royal blue sweatshirt and jeans.  #2 Suspect; College ages male, medium build, light brown complexion, with curly long hair and facial hair.

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION:  On November 2, 2014, at approximately 2:00 a.m., the victim was walking on Eaton Street near Radcliff Avenue, when he was approached from behind and punched in the back of the head, knocking him to the ground.  The suspects then kicked the victim several times.

The incident is under investigation by the Providence Police Department and the Office of Safety and Security.  Anyone with information on the identity of these assailants should contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391.

​SAFETY ADVISORY​

TYPE OF INCIDENT:  Felony Assault

DATE/TIME:  Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 1:15 a.m.

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT(S):  Five light skinned college aged males.

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION:  On October 26, 2014, at approximately 1:15 a.m., suspects approached the victim while he was on the porch of a residence on Pembroke Avenue.  The suspects then punched and kicked the victim several times and ran off.

The incident is under investigation by the Providence Police Department and the Office of Safety and Security.  Anyone with information on the identity of these assailants should contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391.​​


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