Gas leak reported near Dodge and Hannah halls

Posted: Monday, October 12, 2015 | 3:35 p.m.

A gas leak has been reported along the sidewalks on the north side of Dodge and Hannah halls. Police and Consumer’s Energy are on scene to address the issue.

Both buildings remain open, but campus community members should avoid using the north entrances. All classes and campus activities continue as planned.

Updates will be posted below as they become available.


OU ALERT: Alleged sexual assault

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Posted: September 15, 2015

A sexual assault reported today to the Oakland University Police Department allegedly occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at around 6 p.m. The sexual assault reportedly occurred in a vehicle near the Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments. The suspect is a male of Middle Eastern descent, who drove a black car.

The suspect and victim met through social media and the victim willingly entered the suspect’s vehicle. Police believe the suspect could be a potential threat to the campus community.

All community members are reminded to report suspicious activity to the Oakland University police Department. Anyone with information about this event is encouraged to notify the OU Police at (248) 370-3331.

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
  • Always meet unfamiliar people in public areas
  • Check out for more safety tips

Police have closed Meadow Brook Road until further notice

Posted: May 16, 2012

The Oakland University Police Department has closed Meadow Brook Road from the main entrance traffic circle to Pioneer Drive until further notice as part of an emergency response to a possible hazardous materials situation in Hannah Hall. The building has been evacuated as a precautionary measure, also until further notice.

Further information regarding the situation is not available at this time. Updates will be posted below as they are made available.


OU ALERT: Police seek person of interest in larceny case

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The Oakland University Police Department is seeking information regarding a person of interest tied to a larceny in Kresge Library.

A laptop computer was reportedly taken at about 6 p.m. on Monday, March 5. Police have released photos of the person of interest captured by a security camera as he left the library.

After leaving, the subject fled on foot south through the P-36 and then P-34 parking lots, which are located between the Science and Engineering Building and Elliott and Varner halls.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual or pertaining to the larceny itself should contact the OUPD at (248) 370-3331 or


OU ALERT: OUPD seek two home invasion suspects

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Posted: January 11, 2012

The Oakland University Police Department is investigating a number of recent thefts reported to have taken place over the last few weeks from unlocked dorm rooms.

On the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 10, two unlocked dorm rooms in Hamlin Hall were illegally entered for purposes of theft. A laptop, two iPods and a student’s purse with ID were stolen from an unlocked room during a fire alarm.

The OUPD has obtained surveillance camera images of two persons of interest relative to this specific case.

The OUPD is asking anyone with information regarding these incidents or information regarding the identity of the two subjects to contact police by calling ext. 3331 via a campus telephone or (248) 370-3331 via cell phone.

In addition, all residential students are reminded to keep their dorm rooms locked at any time the rooms are unoccupied or they are sleeping.


UPDATE: Students Threatened

Posted: January 08, 2012

The Oakland University Police Department investigation of an incident that occurred early Saturday morning at the Ann V. Nicholson student apartments has identified a non-student as a primary suspect.

The individual reportedly brandished a knife at a group of OU students who had asked him to leave a party. The suspect fled the scene as police arrived. No one was hurt.

The suspect has been interviewed and released pending a warrant for his arrest, which will be sought on Monday.


OU ALERT: Students threatened

Posted: January 07, 2012

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, an unknown male subject brandished a knife at a group of OU students who had asked him to leave a party at 3000 Ann V. Nicholson Apartments. The incident occurred outside of the building and no one was hurt. Police were called and the individual fled the scene when OUPD units arrived.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 20-25 years old with a shaved head. He was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and black gloves.

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


OU Campus – Safety Alert

Posted: January 11, 2011

On January 10, 2011, at approximately 8 p.m., a student, while walking alone on the Bear Lake Bridge, was approached by two male subjects who attempted to steal his lap top computer by forcibly knocking it out of his hands.

The student was able to pick up the computer and run to the southern doorway of Vandenberg Hall. The male subjects gave chase and again approached the student. At this point, other students approached the area and the male subjects fled the scene on foot. The student was not injured.

Description: Two African American males, both aged 18-19, both with thin builds, one wearing dark clothing and one wearing a brown “hoodie” sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about this incident, or anyone observing any suspicious or unusual activity is encouraged to immediately call the Oakland University Police Department at 248-370-3331 (or 911 on campus telephones).

Members of the campus community are reminded to continue to use all safety precautions, including being alert to their surroundings, walking in groups and securely locking all doors and windows.


UPDATE: Bank robbery near campus

Posted: June 30, 2010

Yesterday, the campus was alerted to a nearby bank robbery in which the suspect escaped.

We received word today that the Auburn Hills Police now have a suspect in custody. Therefore, the campus alert is lifted. However, we remind the campus community to always remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities or individuals to campus police.


Bank robbery near campus

Posted: June 29, 2010

The Fidelity Bank at 3201 University Drive – just west of campus – was robbed late this afternoon. The suspect escaped on foot. No weapon was observed during the incident. The suspect is a white male, tall with a slim build, wearing a brown hooded jacket and khaki pants. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a ski mask. The campus should remain alert and individuals should feel free to call campus police at 370-3331 to report any suspicious persons or behavior.

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