OU ALERT: Sexual Assault Reported on Main Campus

Posted: 5:21 p.m.

On Wednesday, September 27, the Oakland University Police Department received a report of a sexual assault said to have taken place on main campus at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 24.

A campus security authority reported that an OU student near the Elliott Tower was approached by an unidentified male. The suspect then pulled down his pants and pulled the student on top of him. The student subsequently left the area in an attempt to get to the residence halls.

The suspect reportedly followed the student and continued to touch the student inappropriately. The suspect was not known to the student and was unable to gain access to the residence halls.

The suspect is described as a white male standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a slim build, brown hair and blue eyes. He was reported to be wearing a white shirt and shorts. An arrest has not been made in the case.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is advised to contact the Oakland University Police Department at (248) 370-3331.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the community. The Oakland University Police Department reminds campus community members to:

  • Report all suspicious activity to police
  • Utilize the “Safe Walk Program” for safely traveling across campus
  • Visit oupolice.com for more safety tips
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UPDATE: All clear issued in campus gas leak situation

The Oakland University Police Department has issued an all clear advisory regarding the gas leak situation that occurred shortly after noon on Monday.

Consumer’s Energy has shut off a supply line on the west side of Kresge Library, which was mistakenly ruptured during construction activities. Repairs will take place this evening.

Campus community members are advised that there is no longer a threat of danger in the area.

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OU ALERT: Gas leak reported on campus

The Oakland University Police Department is advising campus community members of an active gas leak on the West Side of Kresge Library. There is a strong smell of natural gas there and to the south due to a north wind.

Construction workers mistakenly struck a 3-inch gas line just after noon while working near the library. Consumer’s Energy has been contacted and is expected to be on the scene at approximately 2 p.m.

Campus community members are encouraged to avoid the area, as OUPD officers have cordoned off the location and are keeping all but emergency responders clear of any danger.

At present, no campus activities have been canceled as a result of this situation.

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UPDATE: Police see no indication of continuing threat in suicidal subject incident

An active investigation continues into an early Thursday morning report of a possibly suicidal person who may have been armed with a weapon near campus. Police officials, however, have no new information leading them to believe that the subject in question poses an ongoing threat to the University community.

The OUPD would like to remind community members that at all times, it is best to remain vigilant while moving around campus and to report all suspicious activity to University police at (248) 370-3331.

Campus community members are advised to program this number into their cell phones for ease of retrieval during an emergency. For more safety tips, visit oupolice.com.

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UPDATE: Police continue to investigate report of armed, suicidal person near campus

Police continue to investigate an early Thursday morning report of a possibly suicidal person who may have been armed with a weapon near campus.

According to the report, the individual was seen at approximately 2 a.m. in the area of Boulevard Apartments across from the Oakland University campus on Walton Blvd. As of 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, police report that the person has not been seen since.

The subject is described as a white male in his 20s with shoulder length hair and wearing a blue, long-sleeve, button-down shirt. Anyone who has seen or has information about this individual should dial 911 immediately.

At all times, the OU Police would also like to remind the community to:

  • Report all suspicious activity to the OU Police;
  • Utilize the “Visual Escort” program for walking escorts;
  • Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night;
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything which can distract you;
  • Travel in well lighted, busy pathways and streets;
  • Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 in case of emergency or crime of violence;
  • If you witness a crime of violence, make note of the suspect’s description and direction of travel;
  • Program the number for The OU (248-370-3331) into your cell phone;
  • Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus. A map of campus emergency phones can be found at oupolice.com;
  • Report all suspicious people and circumstances to the Oakland University Police Department at (248) 370-3331;
  • Visit oupolice.com for more safety tips.
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OU ALERT: Possibly armed, suicidal person reported near campus

On Thursday, June 22, at approximately 2 a.m., the Oakland University Police Department received information from the Auburn Hills Police Department regarding a possibly suicidal person who may be armed with a weapon near campus.

According to the report, the individual is described as a white male in his 20s with shoulder length hair and wearing a blue, long-sleeve, button-down shirt. The person was last seen in the area of Boulevard Apartments across from the Oakland University campus on Walton Blvd. He remains at large.

Anyone who sees or has information about this individual should dial 911 immediately.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the campus community. Heightened awareness of surroundings is recommended.

At all times, the OU Police would also like to remind the community to:

  • Report all suspicious activity to the OU Police
  • Utilize the “Visual Escort” program for walking escorts
  • Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything which can distract you
  • Travel in well lighted, busy pathways and streets
  • Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 in case of emergency or crime of violence
  • If you witness a crime of violence, make note of the suspect’s description and direction of travel
  • Program the number for The OUPD (248-370-3331) into your cell phone
  • Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus. A map of campus emergency phones can be found at oupolice.com
  • Report all suspicious people and circumstances to the Oakland University Police Department at (248) 370-3331
  • Visit oupolice.com for more safety tips.
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UPDATE: Robbery suspect charged and arraigned

Howard Trammell

Posted:  3:56 p.m.

An investigation by the Oakland University Police Department has led to the warrant and arrest of Howard Trammell for robbery – unarmed. The charge stems from an incident that occurred near the Ann V. Nicholson campus apartments on December 1.

Trammell, a 19-year-old from Rochester Hills, Mich., was arraigned on December 8 at the 52-3 District Court before Magistrate Marie A. Soma. A not guilty plea was entered on Trammell’s behalf and his bond was set at $15,000 cash. A probable cause conference is set for December 21 at 1:15 p.m. at the 52-3 District Court before Judge Nancy Tolwin Carniak. Trammell remains lodged at the Oakland County Jail.

The crime of robbery – unarmed is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years.

 

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OU ALERT: OUPD investigating report of strong arm robbery

Safety Alert

Posted: December 1, 2015 | 8:27 p.m.

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, the Oakland University Police Department received a report of a strong arm robbery, which involves the use of a threat of physical violence, that took place in the parking lot of the Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments at around 6:50 p.m.

The victim, a Hungry Howie’s pizza delivery person, reported that no weapon was used in the incident. The suspect is described as a black male standing approximately 5’10” tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds. He is estimated to be 25 years of age and was wearing a gray hoodie and black shorts. He also had a full beard and mustache.

The suspect, who left the area in a white sports car with tinted windows, remains at large.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the campus community. Heightened awareness of surroundings is recommended.

Anyone with information about this event is encouraged to notify the OUPD at (248) 370-3331. Also, anonymous tips can be left at www.oupolice.com/tip.

At all times, the OU Police would also like to remind the community to:

  • Report all suspicious activity to the OU Police
  • Utilize the “Visual Escort” program for walking escorts
  • Visit www.oupolice.com for more safety tips
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