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January 11, 2022

01-11-22 Shots fired west of campus

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus January 11, 2022 Shots fired west of campus This message is being communicated to all faculty, staff and Seattle campus students with the approval of the UW Police Department. This message is sent in the interest of public safety and in compliance with federal law requiring timely warning…


November 1, 2021

11-1-21 Burglary north of campus

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus November 1, 2021 Burglary north of campus This message is being communicated to all faculty, staff and Seattle campus students with the approval of the UW Police Department. This message is sent in the interest of public safety and in compliance with federal law requiring timely warning notification…


November 28, 2020

11-28-20 Robberies

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus November 28, 2020 Robberies This message is being communicated to all faculty, staff and Seattle campus students with the approval of the UW Police Department. This message is sent in the interest of public safety and in compliance with federal law requiring timely warning notification of crimes committed…


November 23, 2020

11-23-20 Robbery

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus November 23, 2020 Robbery This message is being communicated to all faculty, staff and Seattle campus students with the approval of the UW Police Department. This message is sent in the interest of public safety and in compliance with federal law requiring timely warning notification of crimes committed…


August 19, 2020

8-18-20 Assault

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus August 18, 2020 Assault This message is being communicated to all faculty, staff and Seattle campus students with the approval of the UW Police Department. This message is sent in the interest of public safety and in compliance with federal law requiring timely warning notification of crimes committed…


July 22, 2020

7-20-20 Assault

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus July 20, 2020 Assault This message is being communicated to all faculty, staff and Seattle campus students with the approval of the UW Police Department. This message is sent in the interest of public safety and in compliance with federal law requiring timely warning notification of crimes committed…


July 17, 2020

7-1-20 Robbery

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus July 1, 2020 Robbery This message is being communicated to all faculty, staff and Seattle campus students with the approval of the UW Police Department. This message is sent in the interest of public safety and in compliance with federal law requiring timely warning notification of crimes committed…


February 8, 2019

Update – Student Death

February 8, 2019 Contact: Major Steve Rittereiser University of Washington Police Department ritters@uw.edu 206.221.1967 RE: Update – Student death The King County Medical Examiner reported yesterday afternoon 19-year-old University of Washington student Hayley Smith died a result of a pulmonary embolism due to deep vein thrombosis. According to the CDC, a pulmonary embolism usually happens…


August 14, 2018

08-10-18 Armed Robbery

During the early morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 8, a man standing near the sidewalk in the 2100 block of NE 47th Street approached a woman from behind and grabbed her. He demanded her property and when she refused to hand it over, the man struck her in the face and on her head before…


May 31, 2018

Savery Hall Incident

May 31, 2018 Contact: Chief John N Vinson University of Washington Police vinso1jn@uw.edu 206.543.0521 Seattle, WA – Around 5 p.m., a man walked into a common area in Savery Hall on the University of Washington campus, filming with a phone in his hand. He asked for everyone’s attention and a pre-recorded message emitted from a speaker on his…



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