Crime Alert
Thursday, June 21, 2012

On June 21, 2012, at approximately 11:55 p.m., The University of Arizona Police Department responded to a report of gunshots coming from a vehicle in the area of the Park Student Union located in the 600 block of North Park Avenue. Witnesses described seeing a silver Ford Mustang with black decals on the side, and a rear spoiler traveling north on Park Avenue. An occupant was shooting a handgun into the air from inside this vehicle. The driver was described as a white male. The passenger was described as a white male, wearing a black short-sleeved shirt, with black hair or a black cap. The vehicle immediately left the area. No injuries were reported, however during the subsequent investigation, damage to a University of Arizona building was found. Anyone with information about this incident is requested to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.

The University of Arizona Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind the community of the following Safety Tips:

  1. Remain alert and aware of your surroundings and the people in your vicinity.
  2. Save important phones calls for a later time. Talking on cell phones or using other electronic devices when walking, biking, or driving are distractions and divert your attention away from your surroundings.
  3. At night, travel in well-lighted areas. Avoid “shortcuts” through dark or deserted areas. Use the buddy system and travel with a group.
  4. Utilize ASUA Safe Ride for a free way to travel between UA buildings and lots at night. Call: 520-621-SAFE.
  5. If you feel threatened or suspect you are being followed, walk toward well-lighted areas where there are people. Call 9-1-1 immediately!
  6. Emergency blue light phones give you direct access to UAPD with the push of a button. Know where they are located.
  7. Never second guess yourself if you think you should call police about a suspicious person, vehicle, or incident. If someone or something gives you a funny feeling or makes you look twice, don’t hesitate to report it to police.


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