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Safety Bulletins

Dial 8-4200

 

JULY 2, 2013

Earlier today, Lehigh University Police Department apprehended the final two suspects who were involved with a robbery of a Lehigh student in the early morning hours of June 26th. 

They have been charged with Robbery, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Theft, Simple Assault, Possession of Instruments of a Crime and Receiving Stolen Property.  They have been remanded to Northampton County Prison where they are being held for $25,000.00 cash bail each.

Shortly after that incident on June 26th, two of the four men involved in the robbery were apprehended by Lehigh University Police Department following a brief chase and arraigned. The remain in Northampton County Prison.

Although all of the suspects involved in this incident have been apprehended, it is important to remain vigilant in regard to your safety and to take basic precautions, such as walking in groups and in well-lit areas.

As always, please report any suspicious activity to the Lehigh University Police Department at 610-758-4200.

        Chief Ed Shupp
        Lehigh University Police Department


JUNE 26, 2013

At approximately, 1:10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26th, a male student was approached by four men on Taylor Street and was the victim of a robbery at gunpoint.  The student, who was unharmed, immediately contacted the Lehigh University Police Department. LUPD officers were in the area and able to apprehend two of the four suspects following a brief chase. 

The gun used in the robbery was recovered, along with all of the stolen property. The two suspects have been transported to Northampton County Prison.  An investigation into this incident is ongoing.  Anyone with information should contact the Lehigh University Police Department at 610-758-4200.

Remember that safety is a shared responsibility. Please report any suspicious activity to the police.

It is also important that you continue to be vigilant in regard to your safety, and to take basic precautions, such as walking in well-lit areas. Regardless of where you live, secure all doors and windows and keep your residence locked at all times.

Additionally, make sure to remember to utilize the Escort Service by calling 610-758-1111, when traveling on campus at night.

        Chief Ed Shupp
        Lehigh University Police Department


JANUARY 22, 2013

At approximately, 11:40 p.m. on Monday, January 21st, a male student walking in the vicinity of the flagpole on the UC lawn was approached by a male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a bandana across his face. The student was asked to turn over his phone and money and the student complied. The male then returned the phone and fled the area, heading west. 

Shortly afterward, a man believed to be the same individual approached a second male student in the area of Montclair Avenue and asked for money.  That student complied as well.

Neither student was injured.

The suspect was described as being approximately six feet tall, and about 180 pounds.  He may have been carrying a gun.

These incident are being investigate by the Lehigh University Police Department and Bethlehem Police Department. Anyone with information should contact the Bethlehem Police Department at 610-865-7187 or the LUPD at 610-758-4200.

Please be vigilant in regard to your safety, and take basic precautions, such as walking in well lit areas.

Regardless of where you live, secure all doors and windows and keep you residence locked at all times.

Additionally, make sure to remember to utilize the Safety Escort Service by calling 610-758-1111, or use the Take a Ride Around Campus Safely (TRACS) service when traveling on campus at night.

Chief Ed Shupp
Lehigh University Police Department


JANUARY 20, 2013

At 12:20 a.m. this morning, a student was robbed by two unknown males on Boyer Street.  The student was not harmed. The assailant took money from the student and fled the area.

Anyone with information should contact Bethlehem Police Department at 610-865-7187 or the Lehigh University Police Department at 610-758-4200.

Please report any suspicious activity to the police. It is also important that you continue to be vigilant in regard to our safety, and to take basic precautions, such as walking in well-lit areas and not walking alone at night.

Additionally, make sure to remember to utilize the Escort Service by calling 610-758-1111, or use the Take a Ride Around Campus Safely (TRACS) service when traveling on campus at night.


Chief Ed Shupp
Lehigh University Police Department


SEPTEMBER 11, 2012

At approximately 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, September 11th, a male Lehigh student was robbed in the area of Broughal Middle School on Morton Street.  The victim stated that he was told to continue to look forward, and that he felt something pushed into his back - possibly a knife - before the assailant took his cell phone and $20.00.  The victim was not injured, and the cell phone was recovered a few blocks from the scene.

Lehigh University Police are assisting the City of Bethlehem Police in the ongoing investigation.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Bethlehem Police at 610-865-7187 or the LUPD at 610-758-4200.

Rember that safety is a shared responsibility.   Please report any suspicious activity to the police.

It is also important to continue to be vigilant in regard to your safety and to take basic precautions, such as walking in well-lit areas.

Regardless of where you live, secure all doors and windows and keep your residence locked at all times.

Additionally, make sure to remember to utilize the Escort Service by calling 610-758-1111 or use the Take a Ride Around Campus Safely (TRACS) service when traveling on campus at night.

Chief Ed Shupp
Lehigh University Police Department


AUGUST 12, 2012

This morning at 2:20am, two Lehigh students, one male and one female, were held up at gunpoint by four assailants in the 600 block of Fifth Street.  Neither student sustained injuries.  The assailants fled the scene without taking any property.

The Lehigh Police Department, in conjunction with the Bethlehem Police Department are investigating the situation.  Anyone with information contact the Bethlehem Police at 610-865-7187 or the LUPD at 610-758-4200.


Chief Ed Shupp
Lehigh University Police Department


APRIL 9, 2012 - SAFETY ALERT

The Lehigh University Police Department is assisting the Bethlehem Police Department in the investigation of an incident that took place in an off-campus apartment in the area of Webster Street at approximately 7:00 a.m. Sunday, April 8th, and was reported later that evening.

Two undergraduate male students were accosted by two gun-weilding men who pushed their way into the residence. The assailants are believed to be connected to the victims through a shared acquaintance. One student was punched in the face and the other was struck in the head with the weapon. Both students later sought medical treatment.

The assailants took cash and cell phones from the residence before fleeing.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Bethlehem Police at 610-865-7187 or the LUPD at 610-758-4200.

In addition to reporting any suspicious activity to the police, it is also important to continue to be vigilant in regard to your safety and to take basic precautions, such as walking in well-lit areas and not walking alone at night.

Regardless of where you live, secure all doors and windows and keep your residence locked at all times.

Additionally, make sure to remember to utilize the Escort Service by calling 610-758-1111 or use the Take a Ride Around Campus Safely (TRACS) service when traveling on campus at night.

Chief Ed Shupp
Lehigh University Police Department


APRIL 4, 2012

A female undergraduate student was the victim of a strong-arm robbery in the area of Packer Avenue and Polk Street at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4th.  The victim, who was approached by a single male described as being in his late teens, was not injured in the incident.  The suspect did take a large handbag, a laptop computer and other personal belongings. 

The Bethlehem Police Department is investigating the incident, with the assistance of the Lehigh University Police Department. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Bethlehem Police at 610-865-7187 or the LUPD at 610-758-4200.

In addition to reporting any suspicious activity to the police, it is also important to continue to be vigilant in regard to your safety and to take basic precautions, such as walking in well-lit areas and not walking alone at night.

Regardless of where you live, secure all doors and windows and keep your residence locked at all times.

Additionally, make sure to remember to utilize the Escort Service by calling 610-758-1111 or use the Take a Ride Around Campus Safely (TRACS) service when traveling on campus at night.

Chief Ed Shupp
Lehigh University Police Department





 

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