Crime Watch Bulletin

Timely Warning Information

The information contained in this Crime Watch Alert is intended to keep you informed on recent activity on or around the campus of Butler University.

Issued: August 21, 2012 by the Assistant Chief of Police Bill Weber

Increased crime in the Broad Ripple Village neighborhood

Broad Ripple Village is a popular destination for students, faculty and staff who live on campus or in the surrounding Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. Recently, there has been a significant increase in crimes occurring in Broad Ripple. These crimes include armed robberies and assaults.

News reports have highlighted the increase in criminal activity. The majority of these incidents are occurring on weekends in the late evening to early morning hours. Students, faculty and staff visiting or living near Broad Ripple should be aware of recent criminal activities and take appropriate precautions.

Students should use the Butler to Broad Ripple shuttle when available. Additional precautions include:

Walking in well-lighted areas only.

Walking in groups and knowing the address of your destination before arrival.

Do not walk in unfamiliar areas or long distances alone.

Pre-program your cellular phone with the University Police department number (317) 940-9999.

Need transportation? Students are reminded the Student Government Association offers shuttle transportation.

Are you signed-up to receive emergency notifications? Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign-up for Dawg Alert to receive important emergency notifications via emails, text messages or phone calls.

Questions on this Crime Watch bulletin, or information on additional safety tips, can be directed to University Police Detective Bruce Allee at (317) 940-8856 or via email at

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