Contact:

Lt. Eric Dellinger (706) 542-5813
Chief Jimmy Williamson (706) 542-5813

The University of Georgia Police Department would like to remind everyone of the prevalence of scam attempts directed towards members of our community, as well as other institutions around the state and throughout the nation. These scams are perpetrated through both e-mail and phone communications. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the information presented here, as your awareness is the most effective way to prevent you from becoming a victim of these types of scams.

Contact:

Lt. Eric Dellinger (706) 542-5813
Chief Jimmy Williamson (706) 542-5813

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

On 04/08/15 at approximately 3:13 a.m. University of Georgia Police officers observed a vehicle driving at excessive speeds on Prince Avenue. As contact was made with the occupants in the entrance of Athens Regional Medical Center they found that the passenger was seeking treatment for a stab wound to the left palm. The victim reported that he and the driver, who witnessed the incident, had been walking back from the downtown area and were in the area of Brooks Hall on Herty Drive approximately thirty minutes prior when they were approached by three college aged white males. The victim stated that one of the individuals approached him and stabbed him in the hand with what he believed to be a small knife. The three suspects ran north from the scene back in the direction of the downtown area. The victim, a University of Georgia employee, and witness, no UGA affiliation, were unable to provide any additional description of the suspects at this time. The victim was treated and released for a superficial stab wound to the left palm.

Contact:

Lt. Eric Dellinger (706) 542-5813
Chief Jimmy Williamson (706) 542-5813

 On 04/11/15 at approximately 3:00 a.m. an individual reported that he was the victim of a strong armed robbery while he was walking alone southbound near the railroad tracks in the area of Sanford Stadium and Greek Park Circle. The victim, no UGA affiliation, stated that he was approached from behind by three individuals and struck on the back of head. The victim reported that after he fell to the ground the perpetrators went through his pockets and took $80 in U.S. currency. The perpetrators then fled the scene on foot, last seen by the victim heading in a northeastern direction. The victim had no visible injuries and declined being evaluated by EMS.

Contact:

Lt. Eric Dellinger (706) 542-5813
Chief Jimmy Williamson (706) 542-5813

At approximately 6:03 p.m. University of Georgia Police Officers responded to Russell Hall in reference to a call for medical assistance. Officers and EMS personnel responded and began first aid efforts. By all appearances the victim was believed to be deceased at that time. The Coroner confirmed that the victim was deceased upon arrival.

Contact:

Lt. Eric Dellinger (706) 542-5813
Chief Jimmy Williamson (706) 542-5813

Athens-Clarke County Police (706) 546-5900

This advisory is in reference to several Armed Robbery incidents that have been reported recently to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

On March 17, 2015 at approximately 11:48 p.m. two individuals reported being robbed at knife and gunpoint while walking in the area of West Hancock Avenue and North Church Street. The perpetrators were described as two dark skinned black males wearing hoodies, one of which had a beard.

On March 19, 2015 at approximately 12:30 a.m. an individual reported being robbed at gunpoint while walking in the area of College Station Road and College Circle. The perpetrators were described as two black males in their early twenties or late teens, wearing white masks. Athens-Clarke County Police also received a separate report approximately 15 minutes prior to this incident of two individuals fitting this description with white t-shirts covering their faces following the reporting party in the area of Foundry Street and repeatedly asking to use his phone.