Timely Warning-Gainesville

Published: September 7th, 2022

Category: Gainesville Timely Warning

Timely Warning (22-02)
Clery Crime: Motor Vehicle Theft

Under the Clery Act, the University of Florida issues Timely Warning messages regarding Clery Act crimes which pose a serious and continuing threat to the campus community.

On September 6, 2022, the University of Florida Police Department was made aware of five stolen e-scooters and e-scooter bicycles that were taken from the business area surrounding Stuzin Hall (1454 Union Road). The motor vehicle thefts occurred between the hours of 11am and 5pm on 9/6/2022. These e-scooters were secured to bicycle racks utilizing various means but were mainly secured with bicycle cable locks.

These cases are currently being investigated by Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division of UFPD.

Anyone with information on these incidents or information about suspicious activity in the area during the reported timeframe is encouraged to contact UFPD at (352) 392-1111 or via the UFPD Silent Witness portal at https://police.ufl.edu/contact/silent-witness/.

The University of Florida strongly believes that no person is responsible for harm inflicted by another person.

Criminal incidents can be reported to UF CSAs who are designated, trained, and mandatory reporters under the Clery Act when victims chose not to report to law enforcement.

Reporting to law enforcement is encouraged by calling 9-1-1 or through the GatorSafe app.

Be sure to lock up your vehicles, residential hall rooms, and offices when you leave. Remove any valuables from sight or take them with you when you leave. Never leave keys or means to access your vehicle within the vehicle.

The University of Florida Police Department recommends that the public secure their bicycles and e-scooters to bicycle racks utilizing metal u-locks. Additionally, UFPD recommends that all students, faculty, and staff register their bicycles and e-scooters with the UFPD. Registering these items ensures proper documentation of serial numbers, which can be utilized in a criminal investigation. This service is free and can be completed at our main front desk at the Jennings Annex or at the Community Services Division located on the ground floor of the Reitz Student Union.

Information for support resources, services and programs at the University of Florida can be found at:
https://clery.compliance.ufl.edu/resources/victim-resources/

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