Campus Awareness: Aggravated Battery Near Campus

Posted January 22, 2016

The UCF Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an aggravated battery at the Marquee apartments around 11 p.m. Thursday.

UCFPD officers were in the area across the street from UCF for a traffic stop when they were notified of a shooting inside the complex’s parking garage.

Officers utilized their individual first aid kits, or IFAKs, to provide life-saving aid to the victim. The victim, who is not a UCF student, was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition.

Community Alert: Sexual Battery at Knight’s Circle

Posted November 16, 2015

UCF Police alerts you to a sexual battery that took place overnight at Knights Circle off-campus student housing.

The victim is a minor with no UCF affiliation, and UCFPD is investigating the incident as statutory rape.

She described the suspect as a 20-25-year-old black male of medium build who is approximately 6 feet tall. He was wearing a gray or white sweatshirt, black sweatpants and a hat.

UCF Crime Awareness: Off-Campus Armed Robbery

Posted April 14, 2015

UCF Police alerts you to a crime near campus and reminds you of a few simple ways to keep yourself safe. 
Around 11 p.m. yesterday, a victim was riding her bike along the Little Econ Greenway trail near Blanchard Park. She was approached by three suspects, one of whom had a gun, and robbed of her bike and other belongings. She was physically unharmed. 

Off-Campus Shooting Update

Posted April 6, 2015

In our hurry to notify you about a shooting off campus last week, we mistakenly identified the location of the crime as Sterling/The Marquee.

The incident did not take place there, but in the area behind the complex on Socrates Drive.

Around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, two men were shot in what was described as a drive-by-shooting. Neither man is a UCF student, and they both remain hospitalized. Neither has been cooperative with law enforcement.

Community Alert: Attempted Attack Off Campus

Posted March 19, 2015

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the UCF community’s help to identify a man suspected of an attack near campus Wednesday.

A woman who walking near Alafaya Trail and University Boulevard around 1 a.m. was attacked in what detectives believe was an attempted sexual battery. The suspect fled the scene after the woman screamed for help.

The man is described as white, tall and thin with brown hair, a full beard and between 20 and 30 years old.

Update on Recent UCF Alerts

Posted February 26, 2015

The Orange County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in two recent off-campus armed robberies that UCF Police notified you about through UCF Alert.

A 31-year-old man who just completed an 11-year prison sentence in Tennessee for aggravated robbery was arrested on charges connected with the Feb. 15 incident at Subway and the Feb. 23 incident at Del Taco, both near University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail. The man is not a UCF student or employee.

UCF Alert: OCSO Responds to Suspicious Death Off Campus

Posted February 5, 2015

The Orange County Sheriff's Office tonight responded to a report of a suspicious death off campus.

There was heavy police presence in Campus Crossings, an off-campus apartment complex.

Any tips about tonight's incident can be reported to 1-800-423-TIPS.

To report suspicious activity or a crime in progress, dial 911.

Be Mindful of Your Safety

Posted January 29, 2015

The UCF Police Department reminds you to remain vigilant about safety and to take precautions to protect your home, vehicle and belongings.

Burglaries and thefts have recently occurred off-campus, and many of the incidents involved unlocked homes and cars.

Remember to always keep your doors and windows locked, even when you are home. Know who is at your door before you open it. Never post personal information such as your address or when you will or won't be home on social media.

Community Alert: Off-Campus Car Burglaries Reported

Posted November 18, 2014

UCF Police alerts you to a string of car burglaries that have occurred recently at an off-campus community.

Students who live in the Pointe at Central have woken up in the mornings to find that their vehicles had been entered and that items were missing.

The vehicles were all unlocked, which made them easy targets for criminals.

We want to remind you to lock your vehicles. Never leave any valuables in plain sight in your car, and if you are traveling with an item susceptible to theft, be sure to store it in your trunk.

Don't Fall for Popular Fraudulent Check Scheme

Posted November 18, 2014

The UCF Police Department has received reports of a fraudulent check cashing scheme during the past month.

This is a popular scam, and we don't want you to fall for it.

Suspects approached individuals and said they did not have checking accounts and needed help cashing a check. The suspects offered to pay victims a substantial amount of money after the check was cashed.

The suspects used forged checks, making the victim accountable for the withdrawn funds.

Do not cash checks for strangers, and never give or accept rides with strangers to the bank.