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SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Felony Assault/Robbery

LOCATION: Pembroke Avenue, Providence, RI

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:40 am

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION:  A non-student reported that at 1:40 am he was robbed at gunpoint. Suspects fled on foot north towards Smith Street.

This incident is being investigated by the Providence Police Department. If you have any information and or questions about this incident please contact the Providence Police Department at 401.272.3121.​


SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Felony Assault

LOCATION: 23 - 25 Eaton Street, Providence, RI

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: Saturday, March 18, 2017; 12:28 am

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECTS(S): Unknown​

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION:  Providence Police and the Office of safety and Security responded to 23 - 25 Eaton Street for a disturbance at that address involving Providence College students.

While police were attempting to shut down a party, someone (unknown) threw a bottle off the porch in the direction of the police.  As a result, a bottle struck a male Providence College student, who was standing outside this address, while police were on the scene.

Providence Police Department and the Office of Safety and Security are investigation 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 of the Providence Police Department at 401.272.3121.

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SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Felony Assault (shooting)

LOCATION: Pembroke Avenue, Providence, RI

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: Sunday, March 19, 2017, at approximately 3:18 am.

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECTS(S): Short, light skinned male, wearing a white sweatshirt.

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: A male non-PC student, was shot at a large gathering on Pembroke Avenue occupied by PC students.  Suspect was seen firing a gun from the back door of the apartment.  The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The Providence Police Department are investigating this incident. Call 911 if you observe any suspicious activity.

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:  Burglary

LOCATION:  93 Pinehurst Avenue, 1st floor apartment

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT:  February 7, 2017, between 2:30 am and 8:00 am.

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT(S):  The suspects were not observed

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION:  Residents of the above address reported that when they awoke this morning they discovered that suspects, unknown to them, had entered the first floor apartment, through the main rear door, which had been left unlocked.  While inside of the residence the suspect(s) removed two laptop computers from the common area of the apartment.

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


HOME SECURITY TIPS:

  • Be sure outdoor lighting illuminates all entrances to your home.  
  • Cut back shrubbery to discourage burglars from hiding near window and doors.  
  • Keep windows and doors locked at all times.  Make certain your garage door is closed and locked. 
  • Install a peephole in your front door. 
  • Windows and sliding glass doors should be secured with auxiliary locks. Special door pins, available at home improvement stores, can prevent doors from being lifted from their tracks during a burglary attempt. 
  • Deadbolt locks should be used on all exteriors doors.

SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Felony Assault

LOCATION: 92 Pembroke Avenue

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 3:25 am 

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECTS(S): Unknown

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: On 01/21/16, at approximately 3:25 a.m., Providence Police were dispatched to the area of Pembroke Avenue and Chad Brown Street for a report of a shooting. Police responded to the basement and observed a male, who is not a Providence College student, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the right hip. 

The incident is being investigated by the Providence Police Department. Anyone having any information about this information is asked to call the Providence Police at: 401-272-3121.​

SAFETY ADVISORY

Providence Fire Department
     ​Fire Prevention Bureau

The recent tragedy in Oakland California highlights the dangers associated with buildings being used for purposes that they are not designed or licensed for.  To Rhode Islanders, this terrible and preventable tragedy hits very close to home as our state still grieves the victims of The Station nightclub disaster.  The Providence Fire Department reminds all citizens, especially our college aged and nightclub-going population to be aware of your surroundings.

Overcrowding, burning of candles or incense, a lack of exits, and lack of a fire alarm system are just a few conditions that can lead to disastrous results in only a few seconds.

Take Responsibility for your own safety. Take a good look for these signs when you're at a nightclub or a party.

  • ​Can you identify a clear way out? Are there illuminated exit signs?
  • ​​Does the building appear to have a fire alarm system?
  • ​​Do the doors open outward?
  • ​Do you feel comfortable or is the event over crowded?
  • Are there flame sources such as cigarettes or candles burning?
  • Are pyrotechnics being used? Does anyone responsible appear to be in charge?

If you feel unsafe, react immediately and leave! And Call 9-1-1

Report unsafe conditions to the Providence Fire Marshal at 401.243.6050. 


CRIME ALE​RT

TYPE OF INCIDENT:  Breaking and Entering/Larceny 

LOCATION: Providence College Campus  

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: Friday, November 11, 2016, at 10:30 AM  

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT(S):  Description:  See Photo. 

​​​INCIDENT DESCRIPTION:  On Friday, November 11, 2016, at approximately 10:30 AM, this office received a report of a larceny from an automobile parked on campus.  A review of the PC-CCTV revealed that the suspect later entered Meagher Hall at 10:45 AM and left carrying a dark colored laundry bag over his shoulder. The suspect was seen on camera exiting the campus and is not considered a threat at this time.  Three Meagher Hall residents are reporting thefts thus far.

The Office of Safety and Security and 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​

SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Paint Ball Incident

LOCATION: Eaton Street  

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: Monday, October 31, 2016, at approximately at 8:55 pm and 11:00 pm 

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECTS(S): Unknown-Vehicles described as a small blue car and a silver BMW with a loud muffler. 

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: Two students reported being struck by paint balls fired from occupants of vehicle in two separate incidents.  Eaton Street near Pinehurst and Hilltop near Eaton Street.

​Providence Police Department is investigating these incidents.

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 ALERT

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Sexual Assault 

LOCATION: Davis Hall 

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT:  Saturday, October 29, 2016; between 2:30 am and 3:30 am 

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION:  An individual, who is not a Providence College student, reported being sexually assaulted by a suspect believed to no longer be on campus.  Providence Police responded and are investigating.

The circumstances surrounding this incident warrant a crime alert according​​​ to Jeanne Cleary Disclosure Act of 1998.​

SAFETY ADVISORY

The College has received a report that a sexual assault against one of our students occurred last night at a bar in downtown Providence called Victor Spoils. Based on this report and additional information regarding this establishment​, we strongly discourage students from going to this bar. 

​If you have any information, questions, or concerns, please call the Office of Safety and Security 24/7, (401.865.2391), or during office hours; the Office of the Dean of Students (401.865.2425(, or the Title IX Coordinator (4013865.2676​

SAFETY ADVISORY

To the Providence College Community:

Since this summer sightings of people dressed as clowns have been reported across the country. In multiple states, people have described seeing clowns standing on the side of roads at night, in parking lots, outside schools and near the woods. Law enforcement have stated that these reports are nothing more than pranks meant to scare people.

While no people dressed as clowns have been seen on or around the PC campus we want you to be aware and stay safe. Copy-cat thrill seekers could use this as an opportunity to commit a crime. It is important to remain vigilant and report sightings to public safety officers so that they can determine if there is a threat.

With Halloween​ approaching sightings could increase. Safety and Security will alert the campus community in the event any real threat is confirmed.

Report suspicious activity to the Office of Safety and Security at (401) 865.2222.​


SAFETY ADVISORY

TYPE OF INCIDENT:  Breaking and Entering/Larceny 

LOCATION:  Providence College Campus

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT:  Monday, September 19, 2016 ​

DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT AND SUSPECT(S)

On Monday, September 19, 2016, at approximately 2:30 p.m., two Providence College students reported the larceny of a laptop, cell phone and cash from their dorm rooms in Aquinas and St. Joseph Halls. Investigation by the Office of Safety and Security resulted in the suspect being witnessed on campus by security cameras. The suspect's description was given to the Providence Police.  PC Security Officers received information that the suspect boarded a RIPTA bus. This information was relayed by radio to Providence Police.  The Providence Police found the location of the bus, stopping, and boarding the bus to find the suspect with the laptop computer and the cash.  The suspect was arrested by the Providence Police Department. ​

SAFETY TIPS:  

Students are reminded to take the following steps to help keep your property and the campus secure: 

1. Keep dorm room doors locked when not occupied.  

2.  Do not leave laptops, cell phones, backpacks or valuables out in the open for others to see. 

3. Do not let unknown individuals "tailgate" into secure dorm buildings without proper ID. 

4. Notify the Officer of Safety and Security of any suspicious activity or subjects on campus.  "See Something, Say Something"  ​​

The incident is under investigation by the Providence Police Department and the Office of Safety and Security.  Anyone noticing suspicious activity on campus should contact the Office of Safety and Security at 401.865.2222.​


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.​​

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Office of Safety and Security
Huxley Avenue Gate
Phone (General): 401.865.2391​​​​​​​
Phone (Emergency): 401.865.2222
Fax: 401.865.1391
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

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To access confidential resources from the Personal Counseling Center and Campus Ministry.
Available 24/7: 401.865.1333

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