On Friday October 25, 2013 the Longwood University Police Department is currently investigating a fraud case related to the scam listed below. Hackers were able to penetrate a website that Longwood University uses, Career Connect, to help students find jobs. All students that had applied through that site were notified and the posting was taken down. If you were contacted by these people please notify the Longwood University Campus Police Department at 434-395-2091 or your local police department.
SCAM ALERT/Identity Theft: Looking for a job opportunity? Beware of web sites that assure you of a job. They may ask you to fill out an application which gives them your detailed personal information. This makes you vulnerable to identity theft! Some scams may include a check to you for $1000 – $2000 which you will be instructed to deposit into your checking account. Once deposited, it takes days for this check to clear through the bank. During this waiting period, they will then instruct you to write a personal check and send them a percentage of the amount that they sent you. This is a SCAM! If you send a personal check, they will take your personal check and cash it. The check they sent you will never clear, leaving you out of cash with nothing in return. Please be aware of any site that attempts to take your money or asks for your personal information on an application. No company willing to hire you will send you money in advance OR ask you to pay a percentage just to fill out an application. If this does happen to you, please alert the Longwood Police Department so that we can report the website to authorities. You can also file a complaint at the Internet Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov), too. The Better Business Bureau’s top ten scams are on their website at www.bbb.org. Longwood students….DON’T BE A VICTIM OF A SCAM!
On Thursday April 25, 2013 at approximately7:05 p.m., Longwood Police received a call about 3-5 white males attempting to touch a female student in the lobby of the dining hall. One subject was last seen wearing a royal blue shirt. If anyone saw anything or knows anything about this incident please notify campus police at 434-395-2091.
On Friday April 19, 2013 at approximately 12:27 a.m., Farmville Police Department responded to Buffalo Street and St. George reference to an assault on 2 Longwood University students. Police are looking for a male subject, medium build about 5"11" last seen wearing navy blue shirt and khaki shorts and has a miltary haircut and a tattoo sleeve. he was last seen heading west on Buffalo Street. If seen please contact the Farmville Police Department at 434-392-3332 or the Longwood University Police at 434-395-2091. Police have identified the suspect and the victims do not want to press any charges. The victims were not Longwood students as previously reported.
On Thursday April 11, 2013 at approximately 7:56 p.m., Longwood University Police Department made an arrest in connection to the below listed indicent.
On Thursday April 11, 2013 at approximately 1:28 a.m., Longwood Police received a call about a B/M sitting on a table at the Landings openly masturbating. Subject was described as a B/M last seen wearing an orange shirt, blue jeans, and wide rim ball cap and is possibly in his early 20’s and was possibly riding a bicycle earlier. At approximately 7:41 a.m., Longwood Police received a call of a black male inside the Dorrill Dining Hall exposing himself. Only description was a B/M wearing a ball cap and orange shirt. At 9:52 a.m., Longwood Police received another call stating that a B/M was seen near Wynne Drive wearing black pants, cap and a shirt tied around his neck. Subject is described as being about 6 foot tall. If subject is seen please call Longwood Police at 434-395-2091. this subject has been arrested and is currently in jail.
On Staurday, April 6, 2013 at approximately 7:50 p.m., Campus Police received a call about a shooting at Lancer Park. Upon arriving officers found that a male subject had been shot inside a trailer located at the construction site of the new North Lancer Park apartment complex. Another subject was arrested and a weapon was recovered. There was no other suspects or weapons being sought. This incident did not involve any students but was a member of the contruction crew.
On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at approximately 9 p.m., Campus Police received a report of two sexual assaults that was alleged to have occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2012. The victim(s) two Longwood students alleged they were sexually assaulted while attending a party at a off-campus residence adjacent to the campus. The victims described the alleged perpetrator as a black male, approximately six feet in height with a thin build, short cut hair who was wearing baggy pants. They indicated he appeared to be of college age, but they were uncertain if the alleged perpetrator is a Longwood student. The Farmville Police Department is leading this investigation.
On September 29, 2012, Campus Police received a report of an attempted abduction in the vicinity of Main Street and campus. The caller, a third party reportee, advised the alleged victim indicated that at approximately 1:05 a.m., she left McDonald's and was walking alone back to campus when a red or dark in color van approached her and the occupants attempted to pull her into the van. The victim stated she believes there were two white and one black male occupants in the van. The caller was unable to provide any further information regarding the alleged perpetrators or the vehicle used in the incident.
On September 22, 2012, Campus Police received a report of a sexual assault which was alleged to have occurred in the vicinity of Appomattox and Buffalo Streets. The victim alleges that at approximately 1:45 a.m., she was walking back to campus when she was sexually accosted by 4 White Males. The alleged victim indicates she was able to escape and the male pedestrians were last seen in the vicinity of Buffalo Street. The victim was only able to further describe the potential suspects as college students or college-age individuals. The Farmville Police Department is leading the investigation of this report.
On September 21, 2012, the campus Title IX Coordinator received a report of a sexual assault which was alleged to have occurred in the early morning hours of September 15, 2012. The victim advised that the alleged perpetrator, a Longwood student, intimidated her into performing a sexual act. The victim advised she and the alleged perpetrator had returned to campus from an off-campus party, prior to the incident occurring. The assault is alleged to have occurred in a residence hall. The victim and the alleged perpetrator are Longwood students.
On August 24, 2012, at approximately 12:50 a.m., Campus Police received a report of a possible attempted robbery that occurred at the Lankford Mall area. The alleged victim, a Longwood student, advised that she and a male companion were approached by a lone male; who advised them to "give me everything they had". The victims advised the suspect grabbed their McDonalds bag and the contents spilled when the male visitor resisted. The suspect then ran toward the parking garage and possibly left the area in an older model blue Buick. The alleged suspect was described as a Black Male wearing light colored Khaki shorts and a white tank top tee-shirt with another shirt around his neck.
On February 13, 2012, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Longwood Police was made aware of a simple assault with the suspect intentions unknown. The alleged victim, a Longwood student, advised that at approximately 7:30 p.m., she was walking on Griffin Blvd in the vicinity of the ball fields when she was grabbed from behind by a male subject. The victim advised she struck the male and was able to pull away from his grasp. The suspect then ran toward the ball fields in the direction of South Main Street. He was described as a white male, approximately 6' tall with a medium build, possibly had brown hair, wearing a zip-up hoody and jeans. Anyone with information about this incident should call Longwood Police at (434) 395- 2091 or the Farmville Police at (434) 392-3332. In the event of an emergency dial 911.
On August 21, 2011, Campus Police received a report of a sexual assault which was alleged to have occurred in the early morning hours. The victim alleges she was assaulted by another student and two acquaintances of the perpetrator were involved. The assault is alleged to have occurred in a residence hall. The victim and the alleged perpetrators are Longwood students. The Longwood Police Department is actively investigating this report. An investigation has determined this report was unfounded.
On April 29, 2011, Longwood Police was made aware of two complaints involving the below described individual. One complaint was made to the Farmville Police Department and one to the Longwood University Police Department. The subject, described as a forty-two year old, 5'9", 150 pound white who made inappropriate remarks and conducted himself in an inappropriate manner toward young females. The subject had been observed in the vicinity of Buffalo Street, High Street and Lancer Park. The vehicle is described as a 2000, Hatchback silver in color. The Longwood Police issued the subject a no trespassing notice for Longwood property and the investigation continues. Anyone seeing this person or his vehicles in the vicinity of Longwood should call Longwood Police at (434) 395 2091 or the Farmville Police at (434) 392-3332. In an emergency please dial 911. Additional information is posted on the Longwood Police Face book page.
On April 3, 2011, at approximately 12:50 p.m. the Longwood Police received a report of the theft of a student's vehicle. The theft was reported to have occurred from the Wynne parking lot. The victim advised the vehicle was parked in the early morning hours of Friday, April 1, 2011. The LUPD immediately searched the vicinity and alerted all local and adjoining police departments. The missing vehicle is described as a 1988 four door Chevrolet Celebrity bearing Virginia registration KLZ 7636 and has been entered in VCIN/ NCIC. This vehicle was recovered on April 6, 2011.
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The Clery/ Higher Education Act ( HEA) requires higher education institutions to give timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees, and to make public their campus security policies.
It also requires that crime data be collected, reported and disseminated to the campus community and submitted to the US Department of Education annually. The act is intended to provide students and their families, as higher education consumers, with accurate, complete and timely information about safety on campus so that they can make informed decisions. The posting of these notices is one example in which Longwood University maintains compliance with the provisions of the Clery and Higher Education Acts.
Campus Police encourages the Longwood Community to utilize basic self-protection measures such as always remaining aware of your surroundings; avoid consuming substances or substances in quantities that impair your judgment; avoid distractions such as texting; avoid consuming unknown substances or any substance that is left unattended; avoid isolated areas; travel in pairs or groups; report suspicious activities; and immediately report individuals or groups that appear suspicious or not associated with the University.
If you have any additional information about any of these crimes below, please contact the Farmville Police at 434-392-3332 or our Longwood Police Communications Center at 434-395-2091. Additionally, crimes or information can be reported anonymously on the Longwood Police website. Information regarding recent police activity can be seen in our Crime Log.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, seek help by calling the Piedmont Southside Crisis Center at 434-292-1077 or by calling Longwood University Police 434-395-2091, who have access to additional resources (learn more). Information regarding individuals convicted of sex-offenses can be obtained on the Virginia State Police website.
The University's Counseling Staff is available to talk with students who feel a need to discuss any situation. To contact a counselor, follow the normal on-call procedures of notifying a Resident Assistant (RA), Residence Education Coordinator (REC), or the Counseling Center (395-2409).