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Email scam demands bitcoin, makes bombthreat

Email scam demands bitcoin, makes bombthreat

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

December 13, 2018

Multiple UVM community members have received an extortion scam email. CATAlert sent an email Dec. 13 warning about the scam email, which contains a “non-specific” bomb threat in exchange for bitcoin. The email stated that police services are looking into this and consider it an extortion scam. This...

UVM police investigate reports of break-ins at University Heights

UVM police investigate reports of break-ins at University Heights

November 1, 2016

Multiple residents of University Heights South experienced break-ins over a two night period. UVM Police received reports of the break-ins during the nights of Oct. 24 and Oct. 25, according to an Oct. 26 CatAlert. While students were asleep, an individual went into unlocked rooms, looked through ...

Police charge first-year with sexual assault

Police charge first-year with sexual assault

September 20, 2016

UVM Police Services have cited a first-year student on charges of sexual assault.   Andrew Church Clark was cited in court for sexual assault Sept. 20 as part of a joint investigation between UVM Police and the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations, according to a Sept. 20 CatAlert. ...

Sexual assaults prompt CatAlerts

Jill Vaglica

November 18, 2015

[Updated 1:36 p.m. Nov. 18, 2015] Students received two CatAlert emails about recent sexual assaults Nov. 16 and 17. The first incident occurred at a UVM fraternity house, in which a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted between the late evening or early morning during the weekend of Nov. 14-15, the...

Flasher is cause for CatAlert

Flasher is cause for CatAlert

Courtney Cunningham

November 11, 2015

A man exposed himself to a woman running on the bike path near the UVM farm on Spear Street Nov. 3, according to UVM police services. “The majority of reports we have relating to sexual misconduct are sexual assault,” Deputy Chief of UVM police services Tim Bilodeau said. “As far as someone e...

Campus shooting: a UVM outlook

October 28, 2015

There have been 54 school shootings so far in 2015, 24 of which took place on college campuses, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun safety advocacy movement.Of these campus shootings, 17 resulted in injury or death, not including suicides.Some UVM faculty said they wouldn’t know what to do if ...

Wording of CatAlert is cause for an apology by police

John Riedel, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015

The UVM community received an email from Chief of UVM Police Services Lianne Tuomey, apologizing for the wording of a UVM CatAlert about a sexual assault at FallFest sent Sept. 28.   “The wording in the CatAlert was significantly inappropriate as it served to insinuate that a victim may be partially...

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