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Police work a scene after responding to reports of shots being fired on University Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Annual Campus Safety Report shows UK crime statistics

Grace Medley, Reporter September 30, 2022

On Sept. 28, the University of Kentucky Police Department (UKPD) sent an email containing the 2022 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report. The report detailed safety instances occurring on UK’s campus.  The...

UKPD reports robbery near UK campus

UKPD reports robbery near UK campus

Emily Girard May 16, 2022

On Monday, UK Police reported in a crime bulletin that a robbery occurred in the parking lot of the College of Medicine Learning Center on 807 S Limestone Street. Sent via campus-wide email, the bulletin...

A UK student throws a snowball at The Bowl on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at William T. Young Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Mass snowball fight drew hundreds despite COVID-19 risk

Natalie Parks February 18, 2021

It started with a group chat. It snowballed.Hundreds of University of Kentucky students showed up on Monday night during a winter weather warning and city state of emergency to participate in a mass snowball...

Sexual assault reported on campus

Sexual assault reported on campus

Haley Simpkins November 12, 2020

UKPD reported a sexual assault on campus in a UK Crime Bulletin issued across campus on Thursday. The crime bulletin stated that a student was sexually assaulted by another student in one of the residence...

UKPD investigating arson at fraternity house

UKPD investigating arson at fraternity house

Haley Simpkins October 13, 2020

UK Police issued a crime bulletin on Tuesday notifying campus of an arson that took place at an on-campus fraternity house.According to the crime bulletin, the incidence occurred on Saturday, Oct. 10 when...

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UK Police report another sexual assault in a residence hall

Natalie Parks December 9, 2019

A student was allegedly sexually assaulted on Dec. 7, according to a crime bulletin sent out Monday afternoon by UK police. The email said that the assault occurred in a residence hall in the early in...

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Sexual assault reported on campus, says UKPD

Natalie Parks December 6, 2019

Another incident of sexual assault has occurred on campus, said a crime bulletin released by UKPD on Friday afternoon.In an email to students, UKPD said a rape occurred in a residence hall in the early...

UK Junior Sarah Claustro and UKPD Chief Joe Monroe pose during this years Coffee with a Cop event in the Starbucks inside Gatton Student Center.

UKPD puts ‘best foot forward’ with annual Coffee with a Cop event

Emily Girard November 14, 2019

The UK Police Department hosted its annual Coffee with a Cop event this Wednesday, where it invited UK students and community members to visit with officers and contribute feedback.The event, which took...

A crowd of students gather in protest around a preacher outside of Whitehall classroom building on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Confrontational campus preachers return to UK campus, draw hundreds of students

Natalie Parks September 24, 2019

Religious activists outside of White Hall once again drew crowds of students, many of whom protested and badgered the two preachers about their messages.Students noted that this type of spectacle is common...

Street signs on the corner of University Avenue and South Limestone on Friday, April 12, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

String of burglaries strikes near-UK neighborhood, police reports show

Ryan Brokamp April 13, 2019

Lexington Police say that a string of burglaries in a near-campus neighborhood are likely to be related.Between April 5 and April 9, there were three reported burglaries on the 100 and 200 blocks of University...

Kentucky fans watch the UK v. Houston game on State Street on March 29, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Revelers celebrate on State Street after UK basketball win

Kernel News Desk March 29, 2019

An influx of UK fans filled State Street to celebrate UK's 62-58 win over Houston in its NCAA Sweet Sixteen game on Friday night.Police officers mixed with party-goers as heavily armored Lexington police...

UK police say that this unidentified man stole items from buildings around the UK campus on Feb. 23, 2019. Hes described by police as a white male between 56 and 59 with brown hair and facial hair.

Unidentified man steals items from UK campus buildings, UKPD says

Kernel News Staff February 25, 2019

UK Police are asking for the public's help with identifying a man they say stole items at the student center and at a research building. The man, who police identify as a 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9 white male...

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