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Burglary at Hale Wainani

This morning, February 23, 2017 a Burglary was reported to DPS. The incident occurred at Hale Wainani Tower "F" on UH Mānoa campus between 3:10 pm, February 22nd, and 8:15 am February 23rd, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a locked maintenance storage room at Hale Wainani Tower "F". The suspect(s) took two Honda generators and a surfboard. There is no suspect description at this time.

If you have any information, please contact the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change. If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building. At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • Sign up for UH Alert to receive text message notifications for on-campus emergencies. Visit https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/ to register.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 9-1-1.

Burglary at Hale Wainani

At 11:13 p.m. last evening, Friday, February 17, 2017, a burglary was reported to DPS. The incident occured at Hale Wainani Tower "I" on UH Mānoa campus between 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. A television was reportedly taken. There is no suspect description at this time.

If you have any information, please contact the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change. If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building. At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • Sign up for UH Alert to receive text message notifications for on-campus emergencies. Visit https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/ to register.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 9-1-1.

Burglary at Kau'iokahaloa Nui Apartments

Early this morning, Monday, February 13, 2017, a burglary was reported at 01:15 AM at the Kau'iokahaloa Nui apartments at UH Mānoa. The burglary occurred between 12:45AM-1:05AM today. The residents stepped out to retrieve their laundry and returned to discover the break in. HPD is investigating. Unknown suspects. There is no suspect description at this time.

If you have any information, please contact the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 911.

DPS recommends:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change. If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building. At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • Sign up for UH Alert to receive text message notifications for on-campus emergencies. Visit https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/ to register.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 9-1-1.

Moped Theft near Murakami Stadium - UHM Lower Campus

Today, Sunday, February 12, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Murakami tadium - UHM Lower Campus. The moped was not locked. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a:

  • 2016, Black, Metro
  • Serial # GB920006
  • License # Z60139

 

If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our moped thefts, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around parking areas, tampering with vehicles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Moped Theft near Hale Noelani

Today, Tuesday, February 7, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Hale Noelani at UH Mānoa between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. today. The moped was not locked. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a red Metro, license plate Z51620.

If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our moped thefts, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around parking areas, tampering with vehicles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Moped Theft near Moore Hall

This evening, Monday, February 6, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Moore Hall moped rack at UH Mānoa between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black SMC Rexy 50, license plate N71315. The moped was not locked.

If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our moped thefts, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around parking areas, tampering with vehicles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Sexual Assault at Student Housing

This Morning, Saturday, February 4, 2017, a sexual assault was reported at Student Housing at UH Mānoa. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m.. When the victim entered the elevator and the door closed, the male suspect in the elevator began groping the victim. The victim managed to push him away and exited on another floor. The area was checked extensively and no suspect was located. If you witnessed any suspicious activity, or if you see anybody in the area matching the description below, please call DPS at (808) 956-6911 immediately.

The male suspect is described by the witness as:

  • Complexion: Dark-skinned
  • Hair: Dark, shaved sides with afro top
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Build: Muscular
  • Age: Unknown
  • Clothing: Purple jersey and shorts of unknown color
  • Facial hair: Beard

If you have any information, if you witness suspicious activity, or if you are ever physically attacked on campus, please contact the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 911 immediately.

Remember:

  • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
  • Responsibility is with the perpetrator, not the survivor -- no one deserves, asks for or provokes sexual assault.
  • UHM provides counseling services to students. Please contact the Counseling & Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927. For faculty and staff who need counseling services, please visit the Hawaii Psychological Association website at: http://www.hawaiipsychology.org.
  • If you feel that you or others are in danger, look for a blue light Emergency Call Box, or call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.
  • To report suspicious, illegal, or unusual activity on campus, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Although the survivor is never at fault, prioritizing one's personal safety is recommended. The following safety tips have been provided by DPS:

  • Be aware of your surroundings, look assertive, and keep a safe distance from strangers.
  • Encourage friends to travel in pairs or with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas.
  • Trusting your intuition – if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative
  • Keeping rooms locked at all times
  • Utilize campus transportation resources. Call (808) 956-SAFE (7233) for our Security Escort Service, which is available 7 days a week, from dusk until dawn.
  • Download the Mānoa Guardian app and use the Safety Timer feature to notify family, friends, or DPS staff if you are walking alone or in an unfamiliar place on campus. More information: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/manoaguardian.html
  • If you feel that you or others are in danger, look for a blue light Emergency Call Box, call DPS at (808) 956-6911, or call HPD at 911.
  • To report suspicious, illegal, or unusual activity on campus, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Resources for survivors:
It is hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are after a sexual assault. Please know that you are not alone. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, here are some options*:

  1. Go to a safe place.
  2. Call the Sex Abuse Treatment Center at (808) 524-7273, a 24-hour hotline. They will send a counselor to meet you at the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children's Emergency Room at 1319 Punahou Street. All of their services are free and confidential. A medical examination is important because it can protect you from possible injuries, STDs, and pregnancy resulting from the assault. The Sex Abuse Treatment Center does not require you to report the assault to the police, but may be able to hold evidence should you decide to report at a later time. Advocates at the Sex Abuse Treatment Center can assist if you decide to report to the police at that time.
  3. Talk with an advocate or counselor who is trained to assist survivors about the emotional and physical impacts of sex assault. On campus, you can reach either the PAU Violence Program at (808) 956-8059 or the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927 to talk to an advocate or trained counselor. Trained confidential advocates are also available through the Sex Abuse Treatment Center.
  4. You may report the assault to Honolulu Police at 911 or to the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911. DPS is available 24 hours a day; accessible to you whether you live on or off campus.
  5. Call a family member, friend, or campus counselor. UHM provides counseling services to students, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.. Residents in Student Housing may access these services through Counselors-in-Residence (CIRs) who also live in Student Housing. CIRs are also available for walk-in appointments from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM on weekdays, and after-hours emergency counseling on evenings, weekends, and holidays. CIRs may be reached by contacting your Resident Assistant (RA), the RA on-call, or a Resident Director (RD). For more information, contact the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927.
  6. Preserve any physical evidence of the assault. If possible, avoid showering or brushing your teeth, and save all of the clothing you were wearing at the time or linens that were used. Place all garments in a paper (not plastic) bag.
  7. Write down as much as you can remember about the circumstances of the assault, including a description of the assailant.
  8. Get information about legal issues. You may contact the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (808-524-7273) or the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE).

*Resources listed here are available to sexual assault survivors regardless of whether or not they decide to report the crime.


Moped Theft near Shidler Moped Parking

Today, Wednesday, February 1, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Shidler School of Business at UH Mānoa between 8:00 a.m and 6:15 p.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a white GTX; license plate is unknown to the owner.

If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our moped thefts, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around parking areas, tampering with vehicles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Sexual Assault at Stan Sheriff Center

This evening, Saturday, January 28, 2017, a sexual assault was reported at Stan Sheriff Center. The incident occurred at approximately 7:45 p.m.. When the victim exited the bathroom, she reported that an unknown male groped her and then fled the area on foot. Honolulu Police is currently on scene and is filing a report. If you witnessed this event, or if you see anybody in the area matching the description below, please call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911 immediately.

The male suspect is described by the witness as:

  • Complexion/possible ethnicity (as described by witness): Light/Caucasian
  • Hair: Short, wavy
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Build: Average
  • Age: 30's
  • Clothing: Dark pants, blue collared shirt
  • Facial hair: None

If you have any information, please contact the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 911.

Remember:

  • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
  • Responsibility is with the perpetrator, not the survivor -- no one deserves, asks for or provokes sexual assault.
  • UHM provides counseling services to students. Please contact the Counseling & Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927. For faculty and staff who need counseling services, please visit the Hawaii Psychological Association website at: http://www.hawaiipsychology.org.
  • If you feel that you or others are in danger, look for a blue light Emergency Call Box, or call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.
  • To report suspicious, illegal, or unusual activity on campus, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Although the survivor is never at fault, prioritizing one's personal safety is recommended. The following safety tips have been provided by DPS:

  • Be aware of your surroundings, look assertive, and keep a safe distance from strangers.
  • Encourage friends to travel in pairs or with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas.
  • Trusting your intuition – if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative
  • Keeping rooms locked at all times
  • Utilize campus transportation resources. Call (808) 956-SAFE (7233) for our Security Escort Service, which is available 7 days a week, from dusk until dawn.
  • Download the Mānoa Guardian app and use the Safety Timer feature to notify family, friends, or DPS staff if you are walking alone or in an unfamiliar place on campus. More information: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/manoaguardian.html
  • If you feel that you or others are in danger, look for a blue light Emergency Call Box, call DPS at (808) 956-6911, or call HPD at 911.
  • To report suspicious, illegal, or unusual activity on campus, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Resources for survivors:
It is hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are after a sexual assault. Please know that you are not alone. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, here are some options*:

  1. Go to a safe place.
  2. Call the Sex Abuse Treatment Center at (808) 524-7273, a 24-hour hotline. They will send a counselor to meet you at the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children's Emergency Room at 1319 Punahou Street. All of their services are free and confidential. A medical examination is important because it can protect you from possible injuries, STDs, and pregnancy resulting from the assault. The Sex Abuse Treatment Center does not require you to report the assault to the police, but may be able to hold evidence should you decide to report at a later time. Advocates at the Sex Abuse Treatment Center can assist if you decide to report to the police at that time.
  3. Talk with an advocate or counselor who is trained to assist survivors about the emotional and physical impacts of sex assault. On campus, you can reach either the PAU Violence Program at (808) 956-8059 or the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927 to talk to an advocate or trained counselor. Trained confidential advocates are also available through the Sex Abuse Treatment Center.
  4. You may report the assault to Honolulu Police at 911 or to the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911. DPS is available 24 hours a day; accessible to you whether you live on or off campus.
  5. Call a family member, friend, or campus counselor. UHM provides counseling services to students, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.. Residents in Student Housing may access these services through Counselors-in-Residence (CIRs) who also live in Student Housing. CIRs are also available for walk-in appointments from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM on weekdays, and after-hours emergency counseling on evenings, weekends, and holidays. CIRs may be reached by contacting your Resident Assistant (RA), the RA on-call, or a Resident Director (RD). For more information, contact the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927.
  6. Preserve any physical evidence of the assault. If possible, avoid showering or brushing your teeth, and save all of the clothing you were wearing at the time or linens that were used. Place all garments in a paper (not plastic) bag.
  7. Write down as much as you can remember about the circumstances of the assault, including a description of the assailant.
  8. Get information about legal issues. You may contact the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (808-524-7273) or the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE).

*Resources listed here are available to sexual assault survivors regardless of whether or not they decide to report the crime.



Attempted Burglary at Hale Kau'iokahaloa Iki

Today, Thursday, January 26, 2017, an attempted burglary was reported at the Kau'iokahaloa Iki Condominiums at UH Mānoa. The attempted burglary occurred sometime between the hours of 9:30am and 1:27pm today. The Honolulu Police Department was contacted. There is no suspect description at this time.

If you have any information, please contact the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 911.

DPS recommends:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change. If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building. At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • Sign up for UH Alert to receive text message notifications for on-campus emergencies. Visit https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/ to register.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 9-1-1.