Current Alerts

Date Occurred: 9/4/14

Updated Crime Alert: On Sept. 6, 2014 the University Police Department issued a Crime Alert seeking information on a person of interest who was allegedly engaged in harassing behavior toward women on a PVTA bus.  This person has been positively identified and the investigation is continuing.  Thank you for your assistance in this investigation. Original Crime Alert: The University of Massachusetts Police Department is seeking to identify an individual who allegedly engaged in harassing behavior towards women on a PVTA bus on Thursday night (9/4/2014). Anyone with information that could be...

Date Occurred: 8/27/14 and 8/28/14

Suspect in custody for Lincoln Ave. Breaking & Entering.Incident at Lincoln Apts remains under investigation. See email for further update. Continue to use caution, lock doors and windows. Contact UMPD with any information related to the Lincoln Apts. investigation. Inquiries related to the breaking and entering on Lincoln Ave. should be referred to Amherst Police.

Date Occurred: Wednesday August 20, 2014

UMass Amherst Crime Alerts: Indecent Exposure/Lewd Act On Wednesday August 27, 2014 at 2:40pm the UMass Amherst Police Department obtained an arrest warrant and was assisted by the Greenfield Police Department with placing Christopher M. Williams of 17 Avenue C, Apt. #2 Montague, Mass. under arrest for two counts of Open and Gross Lewdness. Mr. Williams was arrested without incident. On Wednesday August 20, 2014 on two separate occasions Mr. Williams is alleged to have driven his gold-colored, older model Honda Civic into UMass Amherst parking lots and exposed himself while masturbating in...

Date Occurred: Since mid-May 2014
scam alert

Since mid-May 2014 the UMass Amherst Police have received two reports from University employees who've been targeted in a telephone scam. The phone calls are made by an unknown, adult male who claims the employee’s relative has been kidnapped or involved in a motor vehicle accident and money must be wired immediately to him or the relative will be harmed or killed. The victim is told to not hang up as doing so will also cause harm to their relative. Both of these calls were made to the UMass employee’s personal cell phone originating from the same phone number, (413)-535-9579 (Holyoke, MA). ...

Date Occurred: 4/30/14
Library building

UMASS AMHERST ALERT: Crime Alert,  Occured 4/30/14.  From the Dubois Library.  Two related larcenies of victims unattended property. Suspect is described as a White Male, approx. 6’3”, college aged, Black Hair with a buzz cut, Dark Clothing, Sweat Pants, with a black backpack. Students are urged to use caution and secure all valuables and not leave them unattended.


585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600
413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax


Call 413-577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.