The following is a communication to the campus community from UVM Chief of Police Gary Margolis to alert you to an incident, to promote safety on campus and, in part, to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990. It is being distributed through a listserv reserved for priority and emergency communications. You cannot leave this list.

To the University Community:

On Thursday, December 1, 2005 between 11:30AM and 12:00PM, a woman has reported being attacked by an unknown male assailant in the area of the shuttle path between the Patrick Gym and Redstone Campus.  The assailant is described as caucasian; possibly in his late 20's; short light brown hair; stubbly beard; medium to pudgy build; slightly under 6FT tall.  She successfully escaped.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Police Services at 656-TIPS or via our web site's crime reporting function (

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"Crime Awareness" is an integral component of "crime prevention."  Knowledge that crimes occur encourages communities to actively participate in crime prevention efforts (e.g., locking doors, walking in well lit areas at night with others, reporting suspicious activity to police) and, therefore, creates a safer environment. Lack of information invites complacency.