Alerts are posted as a means to make the Ole Miss community aware
of any situation that poses a potential threat to the safety and well-being
of our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. By helping to apprise you
of crimes and other troublesome situations, the University Police Department
[UPD] hopes to heighten your awareness and encourage you to actively participate
in crime prevention. Personal safety practices and knowledge are your
best line of defense against crime. This alert is intended to promote
safety and security on campus and to comply, in part, with the Clery
Act [the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus
Crime Statistics Act of 1990].
On Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at 3:18 p.m., a Northgate resident reported to UPD that someone had attempted to break into her apartment.
The resident stated she was in the back of her apartment when she heard glass breaking at her front door. She then went towards the front room hallway and saw a hand reaching through a broken window pane of the door in an attempt to unlock the apartment door. The resident then called out. At this time she saw someone outside her front door jump up to look in the window pane - once he saw someone was in the apartment, the suspect left the area.
The resident only got a glimpse of the person attempting to break into the apartment door - she described him as a black male wearing a black do-rag [bandana] on his head.
Once contacted, UPD officers responded to the area but the suspect had already fled the area.
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