UNH Police Issue Campus Alert Sunday for Assault
Media Contact:  Erika Mantz
603-862-1567
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 12, 2009


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire Police Department issued a campus alert in the early morning hours of Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, after an assault in compliance with the "Timely Notice" provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. The Clery Act is federal legislation that requires all colleges and universities with federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about campus crimes.

A male UNH student reported being physically assaulted and robbed on the stairs between the New England Center Hotel and Conference Center and the woods by three unknown males Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at approximately 11:30 p.m. The males are described as:

• One male wearing a light colored sweatshirt with hood
• Two males wearing dark colored sweatshirts with hoods

No similar incidents have been reported to the University of New Hampshire Police Department at this time. Anyone who believes they or a friend have been the victim of a assault should immediately contact their local law enforcement agency. On campus, the UNH Police can be reached at (603) 862-1427.

The UNH Police Department also issued an “all-clear” alert Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, in connection with an alleged sexual assault that reportedly occurred Sept. 27, 2009, between midnight and 1 a.m. After further and thorough investigation police determined there is not sufficient evidence to believe that the circumstances present an immediate risk to the UNH community or are part of a larger pattern of crime on campus by an individual assailant.

Everyone in the Campus Community is urged to call 911 immediately upon observing anyone or anything suspicious. Anyone having any information about this incident or similar incidents should contact the University of New Hampshire Police Department at 603-862-1427. For additional safety information go to: http://www.unh.edu/upd/Prevention-General.html and http://www.unh.edu/upd/ServicesKey-Excort.html