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SECURITY NOTICE: Indecent exposure

Sep. 8, 2013—On Sept. 7 at approximately 12:28 p.m., two female students reported a small black pickup truck driving toward them as they walked in the alley between Carmichael Towers West and the fraternity area near parking lots 69 and 70. The truck reportedly swerved toward the students, then stopped and the driver exposed himself. The driver then...

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SECURITY NOTICE: Indecent exposure

Aug. 27, 2013—On Aug. 18, a suspicious person followed two women as they walked on Wedgewood Avenue. The individual was making kissing sounds and pulling up his shirt. The same afternoon, a man matching his description exposed himself to four women near 20th Avenue South and Grand Avenue. Description: The suspect is described as a white male, tall...

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SECURITY NOTICE: Attempted robbery off campus

Jun. 26, 2013—A graduate student and a friend were sitting at the bus stop at 17th Avenue South and Edgehill Avenue when a male approached them, pointed a handgun at them and demanded money. The student and his friend stated that they did not have any money.  The three then walked to the CVS Pharmacy located at...

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VU emergency notification system updated, expanded

Dec. 20, 2012—AlertVU, Vanderbilt’s emergency notification system, is being expanded to include all members of the Vanderbilt community and is being strengthened by a new, more robust operating system. AlertVU will be tested Jan. 2, 2013, and again on Jan. 15. The test messages will provide instructions on how users can customize their notification preferences. “Our new...

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SECURITY NOTICE: Indecent exposure

Nov. 5, 2012—UPDATE (Nov. 7): A white male who was being sought by VUPD for exposing himself has been located, arrested and taken into custody. The suspect was located by VUPD and interviewed, and confessed to the crime during the interview. Originally posted Nov. 5: On Monday, Nov. 5, at approximately 8:15 a.m., two Vanderbilt staff members reported...

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SECURITY NOTICE: Attempted robbery on campus

Jul. 31, 2012—On Monday, July 30, at 9 p.m., a female student was walking from Central Library on 21st Avenue South to her residence hall on the Peabody College campus. When she entered parking lot 96 on Edgehill Avenue (across from the University School of Nashville), she was approached from behind by a black male, who threw her to the ground and...

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SECURITY NOTICE: Suspicious Person – UPDATE

Jul. 23, 2012—UPDATE: A suspect has been identified by VUPD and criminally charged in connection to the incident reported below. On Sunday, July 22, at 11:43 a.m., a suspicious person, described as an unknown white male subject, was observed loitering in the area of Branscomb Quadrangle. The area is currently being used for a high school soccer...

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SECURITY NOTICE: Update – Suspect apprehended

Jul. 12, 2012—UPDATE: A subject has been apprehended in connection to the incident reported below. On Wednesday, July 11, about 1:15 p.m., an unknown male subject approached a female staff member from behind and grabbed her and touched her inappropriately while she was sitting in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center cafeteria. The subject left the cafeteria and...

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SECURITY NOTICE: Armed robbery off campus

Jun. 27, 2012—On Wednesday, June 27, at 12:05 a.m., a neighborhood resident was walking west on Acklen Avenue near 21st Avenue South when he was approached by a black male, who pointed a knife at him and demanded his wallet and money. The man gave him cash from his wallet, and the suspect took the money and told the victim to walk...

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Suspect arrested in assaults in Vanderbilt, Baptist garages

Feb. 13, 2012—A suspect has been charged in connection with a Feb. 10 attack on a woman in the Terrace Place parking garage. He is also being questioned about incidents over the weekend in the East Garage and in two garages at Baptist Hospital. Tyrone Batts, 25, was arrested Feb. 12 after being spotted walking near Centennial...

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SECURITY NOTICE: Armed robbery off campus

Jan. 23, 2012—On Sunday, Jan. 22, at 8:01 p.m., Metro Nashville Police requested the assistance of Vanderbilt University Police regarding an armed robbery at the Jack-in-the-Box restaurant at 2008 West End Ave. Employees there reported that a suspect entered the restaurant and ordered them to the rear of the business at gunpoint. After taking money, the suspect...

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SECURITY NOTICE: Indecent exposure

Jan. 19, 2012—On Thursday, Jan. 19, at approximately 2:27 p.m., a female Vanderbilt student reported that a man exposed himself to her. The incident took place on the sidewalk at the intersection of 21st Avenue South and West End Avenue. The student fled the area and called police. Officers searched the area but could not find the...

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