UK police issued crime bulletin after attempted arson - WDRB 41 Louisville News

UK police issued crime bulletin after attempted arson

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 17, 2014) ― The University of Kentucky issued a Campus Crime Bulletin Wednesday night following an attempted arson on campus. Below is the bulletin sent to the campus community.

In the interest of safety, the University of Kentucky Police Department has issued the following Crime Bulletin for the UK community:

On April 16, 2014, at approximately 8:50 p.m., the Lexington Fire Department reported that an empty cardboard beer case was placed under the bumper of a parked vehicle and started on fire in the Commonwealth Stadium parking lot. The fire was quickly extinguished and the vehicle sustained minimal damage. The suspected vehicle in the incident is a newer model station wagon possibly a Saturn or Saab dark in color with two male suspects.

The University of Kentucky Police Department is investigating the incident. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact UK Police immediately at (859) 257-8573.

University of Kentucky Police Department has issued this Crime Bulletin for the UK Community in compliance with the "Timely Notice" provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

Such acts are a violation of KRS 513.040 – Arson in the third degree, a Class D felony, and are punishable by up to five (5) years in prison.

The University of Kentucky values a safe community for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. In the interest of promoting a safe and secure campus environment, UK Police offer the following safety precautions:

• If you see something, say something. For emergencies, call 911.

• If you observe any activity described in this bulletin, call 911 immediately.

• Report suspicious persons loitering around facilities or vehicles.

• Carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.

• In the event that you smell smoke or see a fire, dial 911 immediately.

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