The UO Department of Public Safety sent this email to students earlier today:
April 22, 2011
To: University of Oregon students
From: Doug Tripp, Executive Director and Chief, UO Department of Public Safety
Today, the Eugene Police Department notified the community that there have been a series of potentially gang-related assaults in the West University area. Please take necessary precautions for your safety and others.
EPD shared that during the past two weeks there have been five random assaults in the West University neighborhood that involve a group suspected to be street gang members. According to EPD, the suspects have been prowling the neighborhood, interjecting themselves into parties, some of which include underage drinking, where the suspects have assaulted unsuspecting men and women. Although no weapons have been involved, the assaults are violent and police are concerned that with the lack of victim reports, the crimes will continue and someone will sustain serious or life-threatening injuries. More information is available at: http://safetyweb.uoregon.edu/content/eugene-police-news-release-potential-gang-related-assaults-w-university
The Commentator will be following up.