TIMELY WARNING: Suspicious Activity

On Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at approximately 8 p.m. the City and University Police received a report of a suspicious male subject entering a home in the 800 Block of West 44th St. The male subject parked his vehicle near the residence and approached Butler University students living inside. After a short conversation, he entered the home and walked around on the first floor stating he had previously lived there several years ago. He was escorted from the home without incident by the residents. University Police located the subject at his off-campus residence and questioned him about the incident. An investigation showed he had previously stayed at the residence and he wanted to see the inside. This incident will be further investigated and presented to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Students, faculty and staff are reminded to report all suspicious behavior to University Police by dialing 911 from a campus phone, or 317-940-9396. Additional Crime Watch tips include:

Pre-program your cell phone with 317-940-9999 to reach the University Police Operations Center directly.

When observing any suspicious activity or persons, please take note of the subject’s clothing, any vehicles or license plate numbers associated with the person, and last known direction of travel.

Never allow a stranger to enter your residence or office uninvited. If a subject forces his/her way in, dial 911 as soon as possible to report.

Ensure your home has proper outdoor lighting and that all shrubs are cut back and trimmed. Students who rent in the neighborhood near campus should ensure that their landlords keep these two items well maintained.

This email is a Timely Warning intended to make the campus community aware of a specific incident. Timely Warnings will be sent by campus email only when an incident does not constitute use of the Instant Alert System. As a reminder, you can sign-up and update your contact information in Instant Alert by visiting this link http://www.butler.edu/public-safety/instant-alert/

If you have additional questions, concerns or would like further Crime Watch tips, please contact Sergeant Tony Rivera with University Police at 317-940-9983.

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