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Crime Advisories

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at approximately 11:15 pm Windsor Police Service patrol officers were dispatched to a report of a sexual assault just occurred.

Investigation revealed that at approximately 11:10 pm an 18-year-old female had been walking in the 600 block of Rankin Avenue. The victim reported that as she passed an unknown male on the sidewalk, the male pulled down the victim’s shorts.

The victim screamed and the male fled on foot eastbound through residential properties.

The victim did not receive any physical injuries.

The suspect is described as: 

  • Male white
  • Late 20's to early 30's
  • Approximately 5'7" in height
  • Slender build
  • Wearing a dark baseball cap with flat brim, black t-shirt and black baggy pants

 The Major Crimes Branch is actively investigating this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at

On February 11, 2017, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a male University of Windsor student was walking along the riverfront near the foot of Partington St. when he was approached by a group of 8-10 males.

The males asked for his phone and money. After the student resisted, the males assaulted him, threw him to the ground and at one point threatened him with a knife. The student was able to get away from the suspects.

The suspects are described as wearing hoodies and winter masks. One male wore a white ski mask.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, Campus Community Police at (519) 253-3000 ext. 1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at

On Wednesday, December 8, 2016, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Windsor Police were dispatched to the area of Riverside Drive West and California Avenue for a robbery that just occurred.

Officers arrived and spoke to 4 females who advised that they were robbed by an unknown male who was holding a plastic handgun. The investigation revealed that 4 females were parked in a vehicle, in the parking lot, at the Riverfront. An unknown male opened the car door and demanded the victims' cell phones while holding a black handgun. The male obtained a number of cell phones and began to walk away. As he was walking away one of the females exited the vehicle and tackled the suspect to the ground. The suspect struck the female and fled the area, south towards University Avenue. Nobody was injured as a result of the robbery.

The victim believed the handgun was a replica gun. Suspect Described: Male, black, early 20's, 6'0, skinny build, wearing a black Windsor thunderbird jacket with red and green writing on the front, black Adidas track pants and Air Jordan running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4305, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at

This time of year, the campus experiences an increase in bicycle thefts. Most bikes that are stolen are the ones secured to campus racks with either chain or cable-type locks. Please consider a U-shaped lock as these are more difficult to compromise. Better even, two locks are better than one.

Campus Police are monitoring the bike parking areas, but we can't be everywhere all the time. Your help is crucial to our success in fighting bike theft on campus! Consider registering your bicycle's serial number information with our Bicycle Registration System at no cost to you.

In case of theft, a photo of your bike and the serial number is kept on file with us. For more information on keeping your bike safe, call our Crime Prevention Office at (519) 253-3000 ext. 2409 or email us at