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The Crime Alerts listed below cover occurrences from the current and previous academic years.

2013-2014

Last update: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Northern Virginia Community College Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that was reported to the department on Monday, February 24. The incident allegedly occurred in July or August of 2013 on the Loudoun Campus.

  • The victim reported that while on campus at night, the suspect assaulted her.
  • The victim reported to police that she knew the suspect; NOVA Police have since banned him from campus.
  • At the time of the incident, the victim and the suspect were employees of a company that contracts with NOVA.
  • The assault is believed to be an isolated incident.

If you have safety concerns, police escorts are available at any time. Call (703) 764-5000 for a police escort.

As always, be aware of your surroundings. It’s always better to walk in pairs and trust your instincts. Students, faculty and staff are asked to stay alert and report suspicious activity to NOVA Police.

Northern Virginia Community College is providing this notice in compliance with the Timely Notice provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Statistics Act.

2012-2013

Last update: Friday, November 22, 2013

Students, Faculty and Staff:

NOVA Police and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office have investigated the sexual assault incidents that occurred on or near the Loudoun Campus beginning Oct. 21. The suspect in the case has been arrested and charged today, Nov. 22. The suspect was not a NOVA student.

If you have any safety concerns on a NOVA campus, NOVA Police escorts are available at any time by calling 703-764-5000. As always, should you witness any suspicious activity or feel unsafe, contact NOVA Police.

Third update: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Northern Virginia Community College Police and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) are working together on the ongoing investigation of the three sexual assault incidents that occurred on or near the Loudoun Campus. The incidents occurred on Oct. 21.

  • A third victim came forward after information was released regarding the two incidents on and off campus.
  • In addition to an LCSO composite sketch, NOVA Police are now releasing a still photo of the suspect in their Public Safety Newsletter.
  • Anyone with information regarding this investigation should call NOVA Police at 703-764-5000.

In an effort to ensure the safety of all NOVA students, the police have provided important safety tips in the November edition of the Public Safety Newsletter. If you have safety concerns, NOVA police escorts are available at any time. Call (703) 764-5000 for a police escort.

As always, be aware of your surroundings. It’s always better to walk in pairs and trust your instincts. Students, faculty and staff are asked to stay alert and report suspicious activity to NOVA Police.

Second update: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Northern Virginia Community College Police and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to investigate the Oct. 21 incident on the Loudoun Campus and the second off-campus incident. New information about the suspect has been identified.

  • The first incident occurred on the Loudoun Campus on Oct. 21, at approximately 7 p.m. The victim reported that she was sexually assaulted on a pedestrian walkway near the north parking lot of the Loudoun Campus. She reported no physical injuries.
  • A second similar incident occurred off campus shortly after the reported campus incident. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation of the second off campus incident.
  • The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has learned of an additional witness who observed the possible suspect in the area on the same date and timeframe as the previous incidents.
  • A composite sketch has now been released of the suspect.

NOVA Police have increased police presence and awareness on all NOVA campuses, including the Loudoun Campus. In an effort to ensure the safety of all NOVA students, the police have provided a special edition of the Public Safety Newsletter. If you have safety concerns, police escorts are available at any time. Call NOVA Police at 703-764-5000.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should call NOVA Police at 703-764-5000.

As always, be aware of your surroundings. It’s always better to walk in pairs and trust your instincts. Students, faculty and staff are asked to stay alert and report suspicious activity to NOVA Police.

First update: Monday, October 21, 2013

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Today, Oct. 21, at approximately 7:00 p.m., a female was sexually assaulted on the Loudoun Campus. The incident occurred on a pedestrian walkway near the north lot of the Loudoun Campus. NOVA Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information should contact NOVA Police at 703-764-5000.

  • The victim reported no physical injuries.
  • The suspect is described as white/middle eastern male, 5’6 or 5’7, athletic build, with short dark curly hair wearing a dark colored t-shirt with striped shorts below the knees.

If you have safety concerns, police escorts are available at any time. Call (703) 764-5000 for a police escort.

As always, be aware of your surroundings. It’s always better to walk in pairs and trust your instincts. Students, faculty and staff are asked to stay alert and report suspicious activity to NOVA Police.

Last update: Friday, November 8, 2013

Students, Faculty and Staff:

NOVA Police have investigated the sexual assault incident that occurred on Oct. 17 at the Annandale Campus. The suspect in the case has been identified and was charged with an offense on Nov. 4. He has also been suspended from the College.

If you have any safety concerns on a NOVA campus, NOVA Police escorts are available at any time by calling 703-764-5000. As always, should you witness any suspicious activity or feel unsafe, contact NOVA Police.

First update: Friday, October 18, 2013

Students, Faculty and Staff:

On Oct. 17 at 5 p.m., a female was sexually assaulted in the third floor east stairwell of the CM Building on the Annandale Campus. The incident was broken up almost immediately by nearby witnesses. The suspect is described as a black male, 6’ tall, about 180 lbs., approximately in early 20’s.

If you have safety concerns, police escorts are available at any time. Call (703) 764-5000 for a police escort.

As always, be aware of your surroundings. It’s always better to walk in pairs and trust your instincts. Students, faculty and staff are asked to stay alert and report suspicious activity to NOVA Police at (703) 764-5000.

Last update: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Today, Oct. 29, at approximately 1 p.m., a NOVA Police officer patrolling the Alexandria Campus grounds noticed two suspicious devices.

  • The devices were located at the rear of campus, in the woods, behind the Tyler Building.
  • NOVA Police contacted the Arlington County Fire Department. The fire department resolved the issue.
  • No one was injured and there is no immediate danger to the campus community.

NOVA Police are leading the ongoing investigation. Students, faculty and staff are asked to stay alert and report suspicious activity to NOVA Police at 703-764-5000.

Last update: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Students, Faculty and Staff:

This message is intended to alert the college community to secure and protect personal belongings. There have been reported larcenies on the Alexandria, Annandale and Woodbridge campuses. The 16 reported larcenies occurred between Aug. 3 through Sept. 5. Victims have reported leaving personal electronic devices unattended for brief moments only to return and find their property missing. At this time, there is no description of the suspect(s).

In addition, several NOVA classroom computers have been stolen from various unattended classrooms. Faculty, please be sure not to leave classrooms unattended.

Please call the College Police at 703-764-5000 if you have any information about these crimes. As a safety reminder, always be aware of your surroundings and never leave any personal items unattended even for a brief moment. Please report suspicious activity to police immediately.

Last update: Friday, July 5, 2013

Students, Faculty and Staff:

NOVA Police have investigated the sexual assault incident that occurred on June 25 at the Manassas Campus. The suspect in the case has been identified and was charged with an offense on July 3.

If you have any safety concerns on a NOVA campus, NOVA Police escorts are available at any time by calling 703.764.5000. As always, should you witness any suspicious activity or feel unsafe, contact NOVA Police.

Second update: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Students, Faculty and Staff:

NOVA Police have released additional details on the June 25 reported sexual assault incident on the Manassas Campus.

On June 25 at approximately 2 p.m., the suspect engaged the victim in a conversation; she then accompanied him in the van where he allegedly sexually assaulted her. The incident occurred in the B-1 metered parking lot on the Manassas Campus. The victim reported no physical injuries. The suspect driving a tan van is described as a male with a dark complexion, black hair and crooked teeth.

If you have any information regarding the suspect or incident, please contact NOVA Police at 703.764.5000. More information on sexual assault resources is available online: http://www.nvcc.edu/current-students/police/college-safety/sexual-assault/index.html.

First update: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Be advised that today, June 27, NOVA Police were notified of an alleged sexual assault at NOVA’s Manassas Campus that occurred in the B-1 metered parking lot. The alleged sexual assault occurred in the suspect’s vehicle on Tuesday, June 25 at approximately 2 p.m. The victim reported no physical injuries. The suspect is described as a male with a dark complexion, black hair and crooked teeth driving a tan van.

NOVA Police have increased police presence on the Manassas Campus. If you have any information regarding the suspect or incident, please contact NOVA Police at 703.764.5000. If you have safety concerns or need an escort call the NOVA Police.

As always, be aware of your surroundings. It’s always better to walk in pairs and trust your instincts. Students, faculty and staff are asked to stay alert and report suspicious activity to NOVA Police at 703.764.5000.

Last update: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Students, Faculty and Staff:

On Tues., April 23, at approximately 10:55 p.m., NOVA Police responded to a call about an injured person on the ground near the parking garage on the Annandale Campus.

NOVA officers and Fairfax County EMS were notified and responded. Upon their arrival they located an injured male. The individual was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

At this time, there is nothing that suggests foul play was involved. The individual was not a NOVA student; he was a local high school student. Fairfax County Police is the lead investigative agency for this incident; all questions should be referred to them.

First update: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Students, Faculty and Staff:

On April 23 at approximately 10:55 p.m., NOVA Police responded to a call about an injured person on the ground near the parking garage on the Annandale Campus. Fairfax County Police were notified. Fairfax County Police are taking the lead and all questions surrounding the nature of the investigation need to be referred to them.

Last update: Friday, March 22, 2013

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Be advised that because NOVA holds classes for service members at Quantico Marine Corps Base, the following information is to notify students, faculty and staff of an incident that occurred overnight on base.

A fatal shooting occurred at Marine Corps Base Quantico Officer Candidate School around 11 p.m. on March 21 and Marine Corps Base Quantico has returned to normal operations. The base has indicated that the public is not in danger and NOVA classes are not impacted.

For more information, please read the Quantico Marine Corps Base Advisory.

Last update: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Students, Faculty and Staff:

On Oct. 15 at 2:16 p.m., a female student came to the NOVA police office to report that she was sexually assaulted while walking to her vehicle on the upper level of the Dawes garage. Student was not injured and did not require medical attention. Police resources were deployed and the investigation began. 

Later that night at approximately 9:50 p.m., the suspect was observed walking on the Alexandria Campus and was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Alexandria Magistrate, charged with the assault and remanded to the custody of the Alexandria City Jail. The suspect is not a student at NOVA. NOVA Police have no other reported incidents where they believe the suspect may be involved.

Because similar incidents have been reported in other areas of Northern Virginia, NOVA Police have notified local jurisdictions of the arrest.

If you have safety concerns, police escorts are available at any time. Call (703) 764-5000 for a  police escort. As always should you witness suspicious activity or feel unsafe, call the police at 911 or (703) 764-5000.

First update: Monday, October 15, 2012

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Be advised that at 2:16 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, NOVA Police were notified of a forcible fondling incident at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus that occurred in the upper level of the Dawes Garage closest to the Engineering Building. The victim had no physical injuries. The suspect is described as a black male, 5’7”, medium build, short hair, wearing a red shirt and baggy dark jeans.

NOVA Police have increased police presence on the Alexandria Campus. If you have safety concerns, police escorts are available at any time. Call (703) 764-5000 for a police escort.

As always, be aware of your surroundings. It’s always better to walk in pairs and trust your instincts. Students, faculty and staff are asked to stay alert and report suspicious activity to NOVA Police at (703) 764-5000.

Last update: Friday, October 5, 2012

Students, Faculty and Staff:

NOVA Police and Fairfax County Police are working together on the ongoing investigation of the robbery that took place on Thursday, Oct. 4 at NOVA’s Annandale Campus. Further investigation revealed the victim suffered minor injuries and is not a NOVA student or faculty/staff member.

If you have safety concerns, police escorts are available at any time. As always should you witness suspicious activity or feel unsafe, call the police at 911 or (703)764-5000.

As a safety reminder whenever meeting a stranger to conduct a transaction, it is safest to conduct the business in a public place such as a coffee shop and to have someone else with you. If the person is responding to an advertisement placed and sets locations or other conditions that do not feel appropriate, trust your instincts and do not meet the person.

First update: Thursday, October 4, 2012

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Be advised that at 8:35 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, a robbery took place at the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. The victim arranged to meet someone and during the meeting had his phone forcefully taken from him. There were no weapons involved.

One suspect is described as a black male, 6’0”, 200 lbs., wearing a red/black shirt and cargo pants. The second suspect is described as a black female, heavy set, and wearing pink pants. The suspects were seen driving away in a burgundy SUV. The victim suffered minor injuries and is not a NOVA student or faculty/staff member.

NOVA Police have increased police presence on the Annandale Campus for the night. Please call the College Police at 703-764-5000 if you have any information.

2011-2012

Last Update: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Students, Faculty and Staff:

At approximately 11:45 a.m., Prince William County Police along with NOVA Police responded to a call about a bomb threat at the Woodbridge Campus. As a precaution, the entire campus was evacuated and closed for the remainder of the day.

After a thorough investigation, the Prince William County Police Department reported that the incident had been resolved with no evidence of a bomb on the Woodbridge Campus. The campus will open as regularly scheduled tomorrow, May 9, 2012.

As always should you witness suspicious activity or feel unsafe, call the police at 911 or (703)764-5000.




Last update: Monday, March 12, 2012

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Alexandria City Police Department notified NOVA Police of a robbery near the Alexandria Campus between West Braddock and North Beauregard. At approximately 10:40 a.m., two Hispanic males approached a female from behind and stole her purse. The suspects fled the scene on foot. Police K-9 dogs lost track of them at the apartments to the rear of the Tyler building.

One suspect was 4’11"-5’ tall, wearing a grey striped hoodie, a black ball cap, and glasses. The second suspect was 5’-5’2” tall, wearing a light-colored shirt. No further description is available at this time.

Alexandria City Police and NOVA Police are continuing their investigations. Students, faculty and staff are asked to stay alert and report suspicious activity to NOVA Police at 703.764.5000.




Last update: Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Be advised that at 4:32 p.m., a robbery took place on the Alexandria Campus in the 4800 block of Dawes Ave. The suspect was a black male last seen running towards King St. There were no injuries, and no weapons were involved. Police are on the scene.

There is no immediate danger at this time. Please contact the Campus Police at 703.764.5000 if you have any information.




Last update: Monday, February 6, 2012

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Be advised that the NOVA Police were notified today that an individual at the Alexandria Campus was robbed at knife point between the Tyler Building and Dawes Avenue around 5:51 p.m. The individual was not hurt and is not a student or a faculty/staff member.

The suspect is described as a male in his mid to late teens, dark complexion, 5’6", 110 lbs., wearing a black North Face coat, gray jeans, a green and purple hat and a black and red belt.

There is no immediate danger at this time. Please contact the Campus Police at 703.764.5000 if you have any information.




Last update: Friday, November 18, 2011

Students, Faculty and Staff:

NOVA has received information that David Moore would like to harm people at the Manassas Campus. To ensure the safety and security of the College, he has been barred and is prohibited from coming to any NOVA locations or any College sponsored events.

In today's world it is always better to be prepared and informed and we urge everyone to always take precautions and to take their personal safety seriously. The NOVA Police Department is asking that if you see David Moore on any NOVA campus or property to immediately notify them at 703.764.5000.

NOVA has Safety and Awareness videos that provide safety guidance and may be viewed from any computer. To access the videos click on this link: http://www.nvcc.edu/current-students/police/.




Last update: Friday, November 11, 2011

Students, Faculty and Staff:

We want to inform you about several related incidents that occurred over the past week at the Annandale Campus to ensure your safety while on campus. We have had reported incidents throughout the day and evening of two separate individual males working together asking for gas money. The faculty/staff/students are being randomly approached in and out of buildings and are being asked “can you help me with gas money”. These individuals have not yet committed a crime, but in the past incidents similar to these have led to thefts of wallets and cash. Please DO NOT give these individuals any money.

If this type of incident does occur or you have any information about this incident, please call the Annandale Campus Police at 703.764.5000.




Last update: Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Students, Faculty and Staff:

NOVA Police received information that at approximately 11:05 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, a student was robbed near the Alexandria Campus in the area of 5200 block of Fillmore Avenue. The suspect description is male, 6’2"–6'3", black mask covering face, black hoodie, black gloves, and jeans. The incident is being investigated by the Alexandria City Police.

This information is being shared so people may take appropriate precautions. If you see any suspicious activity, please call NOVA Police at 703.764.5000 or 911.




Last update: Thursday, October 6, 2011

Students, Faculty and Staff:

NOVA has received information that Neil Akkor, a former student, is alleged to have made additional comments that he would like to harm a specific instructor at the Annandale Campus. (The comments stem from an incident where he was arrested during October 2009.)

In today’s world it is always better to be prepared and informed and we urge everyone to always take precautions and to take their personal safety seriously. Based on this, the NOVA Police Department is asking that if anyone sees Neil Akkor on any NOVA campus or property to immediately notify the Police at 703.764.5000.

If you have additional safety concerns or would like to know more, feel free to contact the NOVA Police at 703.764.5000.




Last update: Thursday, June 9, 2011

This message is being sent in coordination with the NOVA Chief of Police and Emergency Management & Planning.

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Be advised that there is an individual that is approaching students and asking for gas money and in some cases grabs money from the victim’s wallet and flees with more money than originally requested. These incidents have occurred at the Annandale and Alexandria Campuses.

The suspect is described as a white male, blonde hair, slim built and is to believed to be in his late teens to early twenties.

Please contact the Campus Police if you have any information.