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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.​

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Department of Public Safety
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Phone (General): 401.865.2391​​​​​​​
Phone (Emergency): 401.865.2222
Fax: 401.865.1391
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