Safety Awareness Notices

Welcome to the North Dakota State University Police and Safety Office Personal Awareness Notices site. Included here are public safety awareness messages for events happening within proximity of the main NDSU campus as well as within buildings owned and operated by NDSU within the city of Fargo. They are intended to alert our campus community to situations which may require awareness on everyone’s part in order to maintain personal safety. The list includes both notices of Clery crimes occurring within our on campus area as well as relevant public notices issued by the city of Fargo. Data for the current and prior academic year is included in this summary. Crimes that may trigger a message include criminal homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson or any other crime that the University feels may pose an ongoing threat to the university community.

Additional information regarding concerning activity in the vicinity of NDSU as well as for the city of Fargo is available at the City of Fargo’s Crime Mapping and Statistics webpage.

Community members are also encouraged to sign up for the Cass Clay Alerts Emergency Notifications. This can be accomplished by visiting https://www.casscountynd.gov/our-county/emergency-management/emergency-preparedness/cass-clay-alerts

November 20, 2022 Fargo Police Press Release

Fargo Police Respond to a Call for Shots Fired

FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA – On Monday, November 21, 2022 The Fargo Police Department (FPD) held a press conference to discuss the deaths of Jaquan Gatewood and Kierre Davies.

During the press conference, FPD Chief Dave Zibolski provided an overview into the investigation related to the deaths of 28-year-old Gatewood and 27-year-old Davies.

At 3:17 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2022 The FPD responded to a call for shots fired within the 1000 block of 15th Street North. Gatewood and Davies, both Fargo residents, were found deceased with gunshot wounds.

The FPD continues to investigate the cause of these deaths and what led up to the incident. FPD has conducted several witness interviews and is still seeking additional witnesses who may have key information.

Chief Dave Zibolski commented, “We are confident that everyone involved in this incident was familiar with one another and that this was not the act of a random individual. While we do not believe there is any other danger to the community, our department will continue to investigate this incident until all leads are exhausted or until we identify and arrest any suspect(s).”

Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the FPD Tip Line at 701.451.7660. Anonymous tips can be submitted by texting keyword FARGOPD and the tip to 847411.

This investigation is on-going and no further information is immediately available.

October 8, 2022 - Stolen Vehicle

Timely Warning - Stolen Vehicle

TIMELY WARNING MESSAGE FROM NDSU

A motor vehicle theft took place involving a silver 2006 Infinity G35 4 door sedan which was stolen from the FA parking lot sometime between Tuesday September 27, 2022 and today Saturday Oct 8, 2022 at 7:10 PM.

University Police are continuing the investigation into this theft.

Please remember to lock your vehicles and secure your keys and other valuables.

If you have information that would assist the police investigation you are asked to call the NDSU Police at 231-8998.

This message is authorized and transmitted by the University Police Communications Call Center.

September 30, 2022- Stolen Vehicle

Timely Warning - Stolen Vehicle

TIMELY WARNING MESSAGE FROM NDSU

A motor vehicle theft took place involving a 2012 Gray Hyundai Sonata 4 door sedan which was stolen from the Niskanen 1 parking lot sometime between 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 29, and 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 30th. 

University Police are continuing the investigation into this theft.

Please remember to lock your vehicles and secure your keys and other valuables.

If you have information that would assist the police investigation you are asked to call the NDSU Police at 231-8998.

This message is authorized and transmitted by the University Police Communications Call Center.

August 27, 2022 - Sexual Assault

Timely Warning- Sexual Assault

Dear Community Members,

On 8/27/2022 NDSU Police were informed of a sexual assault. It was reported to have occurred in a residence hall on the NDSU Campus overnight around 1:30 a.m. The report indicated the suspect and the reporting individual met earlier in the evening at an off campus location.

The reporting individual has been offered resources on and off campus.

While circumstances around sexual assaults can vary, it is important to emphasize that such acts of sexual violence are never the victim's fault. The blame lies solely with the perpetrator(s).

Should you have any information that might aid in this investigation or if you observed any criminal or suspicious activity, please contact the NDSU Police Department at 701-231-8998.  You can also provide information anonymously by using the NDSU Police "Text-A-Tip" line at (701) 526-6006.

The safety and well-being of NDSU are of paramount importance to the University.  If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, please seek help and resources from:

University Police

Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy

Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office

or other on and off campus support agencies.

The NDSU Police would also like to provide some basic guidelines for members of the campus community to keep in mind:

  *   Be aware of your surroundings

  *   Whenever possible, travel with friends and use the Campus Safety Escort Service 

  *   Download and familiarize yourself with the Pathlight app

  *   Report suspicious persons, activity, or other safety concerns immediately

Reading about sexual assault can be difficult. If you, or someone you know, would like to talk, below are FREE local and national resources

RAINN

1-800-656-7673 (24- hour line)

hotline.rainn.org/online (chat option)

NDSU Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy

megan.talcott@ndsu.edu

ndsu.edu/studenthealthservice/sapa

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center – Fargo/Moorhead

701-293-7273 (24-hour line)

raccfm.com

June 27, 2022 - Motor Vehicle Theft

Timely Warning- Motor Vehicle Theft

A motor vehicle theft involving a 2015 Charcoal Gray Ford Taurus stolen from the center of T-Lot occurred sometime between 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24th and 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 27th

University police are continuing the investigation into this theft.

Please remember to lock your vehicles and secure your keys and other valuables.

If you have information that would assist the police investigation you are asked to call the NDSU Police at 231-8998.

October 13, 2021 Fargo Police Press Release

Fargo Police Respond to Reports of Burglary

This morning, October 13, 2021, at 4:34 a.m., a male entered a home in the area of the 1500 block of 10th Street North. The male was carrying a handgun but did not threaten anyone. It was unclear why the male was there. The male left without further incident and we were called to locate him.

While responding to locate the male, we notified North Dakota State University due to its proximity. The responding officers were able to identify the male and learned he was on probation with a GPS ankle monitor. Officers set up a perimeter and tried to locate him.

At 6:49 a.m., the male entered a home in the area of the 1500 block of 12th Street North. The caller there said the male seemed intoxicated; he did not display a gun at that time. While searching for him, officers located a handgun behind a home in this area.

We continued working with our partners at ND Parole and Probation to determine the male’s location (via GPS monitor) in the backyard of a home in the area of the 1400 block of North University Drive. Officers approached the male and arrested him without further incident. The male was arrested for two counts of Felony Criminal Trespass as well as Felon in possession of a firearm.

The male arrested is Daniel Fike Grinder, 35 years old, with no permanent address.

October 08, 2021 - Sexual Assault

Timely Warning- Sexual Assault

On 10/8/2021 NDSU Police were informed of a sexual assault. It was reported that a sexual assault occurred in a residence hall on the NDSU Campus. At this time, we learned that the incident occurred around 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 6th. The report indicated the suspect and the reporting individual are acquaintances.

The reporting individual has been offered resources on and off campus.

Should you have any information that might aid in this investigation or if you observed any criminal or suspicious activity, please contact the NDSU Police Department at 701-231-8998.  You can also provide information anonymously by using the NDSU Police "Text-A-Tip" line at (701) 526-6006.

While circumstances around sexual assaults can vary, it is important to emphasize that such acts of sexual violence are never the victim's fault. The blame lies solely with the perpetrator(s).

The safety and well-being of NDSU are of paramount importance to the University.  If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, please seek help and resources from University PoliceSexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy, Title IXor other on and off campus support agencies.

The NDSU Police would also like to provide some basic guidelines for members of the campus community to keep in mind:

  *   Be aware of your surroundings
  *   Whenever possible, travel with friends and use the Campus Safety Escort Service
  *   Download and familiarize yourself with the Pathlight app
  *   Report suspicious persons, activity, or other safety concerns immediately

August 27, 2021- Sexual Assault

Timely Warning- Sexual Assault

Dear Community Members,

On 8/27/2021, NDSU Police were informed by a Campus Security Authority of a sexual assault. It was reported that an adult female was sexually assaulted in her residence hall on the NDSU Campus. At this time, we learned that the incident occurred in the evening hours of Wednesday, August 25th. The report indicated the suspect and the victim are acquaintances.

The reporting individual has been offered resources and options by staff from the Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office.

Should you have any information that might aid in this investigation or if you observed any criminal or suspicious activity, please contact the NDSU Police Department at 701-231-8998. You can also provide information anonymously by using the NDSU Police "Text-A-Tip" line at (701) 526-6006.

While circumstances around sexual assaults can vary, it is important to emphasize that such acts of sexual violence are never the victim's fault. The blame lies solely with the perpetrator(s).

The safety and well-being of NDSU are of paramount importance to the University. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, please seek help and resources from University Police,Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy,Title IX, or other on and off campus support agencies.

The NDSU Police would also like to provide some basic guidelines for members of the campus community to keep in mind:

  *   Be aware of your surroundings

  *   Whenever possible, travel with friends and use the Campus Safety Escort Service

  *   Download and familiarize yourself with the Pathlight app

  *   Report suspicious persons, activity, or other safety concerns immediately

This message is authorized and transmitted by the University Police Communications Call Center.

August 24, 2021- Burglary

Timely Warning- Burglary

NDSU Police have received a report of additional items that appear to have been taken from the buildings west of 18th street north of 15th avenue earlier this month around the same time as the catalytic converter theft. Anyone with information associated with this is asked to contact University Police at 231-8998. 

Those with items of value stored in these buildings is asked to check and report of any additional items that are missing and to be extra vigilant in securing those facilities when unoccupied.

This message is authorized and transmitted by the University Police Communications Call Center.

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