Timely warnings will be made to the campus when any Clery Act Crime or crime is reported, the crime occurs in our campus area, and is considered by the University to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees.

Timely Warning/Emergency Notification Statement

Emergency Notifications will be made through "Katsafe" when there is an immediate or impending threat (that is confirmed) to the health and safety of the University Community.  Examples include outbreaks of serious illness, approaching extreme weather, earth quake, gas leak, terrorist incident, an armed intruder, bomb threat, civil unrest and/or explosion.  Timely notifications will be listed here and on the Katsafe webpage accessible on the SHSU home web page using the Katsafe icon.

Timely Notification

Larceny/Thefts in Campus Parking Lots: 
During the overnight hours of April 5 into April 6, the University Police Department took three reports from students who reported that their vehicles were burglarized in various parking lots on the south side of campus.  In two of the reported incidents, officers located tool markings, which indicated forcible entry. The other vehicle was not locked.  In two of the incidents, items of personal property were removed.

UPD would like to remind the University community to make sure you secure your vehicle, remove valuable items of personal property, and report suspicious activity in the parking lots.  The non-emergency number for the University Police Department is 936.294.1800 or the emergency contact number is 936.294.1000.


Sexual Assault by Campus Security Authority (CSA):  On February 23, 2016, our department was notified by a CSA that they received a report from a female student that they were sexually assaulted on campus in a parking lot near White Hall (2101 Avenue I) approximately two weeks ago.  At this time the CSA advised that the victim did not want any interaction with law enforcement and wished to remain anonymous.  At this time there is no date of incident, no time frame, no exact location, and no suspect information.  If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the University Police Department at 936-294-1800 and ask to speak with Detective Brown.  Tips can also be made to Walker County Crime Stoppers.


16-2168, 8:14 AM, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle: An officer was dispatched to the Sam Houston Village Parking Garage, (P42) located at 1600 Sam Houston Avenue, in reference to an “Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle” report. A student reported that he was contacted by the Conroe Police Department on February 11, 2016 at 2:30 AM in reference to finding his vehicle on Interstate 45. At this time it was determined that the complainant’s vehicle was stolen from the Sam Houston Village Parking Garage without his consent sometime after February 9, 2016 at Noon. At this time the subject expressed he wished to file a formal criminal complaint and signed a “Prosecution Form.” An offense report was submitted.

In addition, on February 11th at 3:54 PM, an officers took two additional reports in reference to two cars that were burglarized in the 1300 block of 17th Street.  Both cars sustained damages and were missing items belonging to the owners.  During the investigation, it appears that the stolen vehicle reported and the two burglarized vehicles are connected.  It should be noted that evidence was collected at the scene of one of the burglarized vehicles and an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the University Police Department investigator (Detective Brown) at 936-294-1800 or Walker County Crime Stoppers.


16-1068, Aggravated Robbery: At 3:01 PM (on Sunday, 01/24/2016) , A SHSU student reported he was robbed at gunpoint in the Raven Village Dormitory parking lot, located in the 2100 block of Avenue I. The victim stated that he met with a black make individual in the parking lot to sell him a cellphone. The transaction occurred inside the victim’s vehicle with the black male suspect pulling a handgun on the victim. An additional black male approached the victim on the driver’s side of his vehicle and also pointed a handgun at the victim. The suspects removed money, jewelry and cellphone from the victim. The complainant was able to recover his jewelry and cellphone from the suspects by asking for it back. During the investigation the victim was not very forthcoming with information about the incident. In addition, during the investigation officers could smell the distinct odor of marijuana in the victim's residence.  After completing the initial investigation, officers attempted to investigate the suspicious odor.  At this time, due to other priority calls, a search warrant could not be obtained.  An offense report was completed and an investigation continues. It should be noted that after reviewing all relevant information at the time of this report, a determination was made that there was no immediate threat to the University community.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the University Police Department at 936-294-1800.  Or, you can report through Walker County Crime Stoppers at this link http://walkercounty.crimestoppersweb.com/.


Motor Vehicle Theft

16-863, 10:55 AM, Motor Vehicle Theft: An officer was dispatched to Raven Village, located at 2133 Avenue I, in reference to a “motor vehicle theft” report. A resident reported that his vehicle was taken from the Raven Village parking lot (2100 block of Avenue I) between January 20, 2016 at 10:00 PM and January 21, 2016 at 8:30 AM. An offense report was completed and the vehicle was entered into the state's stolen files database.  If you have any information in regards to this incident or notice suspicious activity on campus please contact the University Police Department at 936-294-1800.