Friday, February 22, 2013
UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson says such behavior is typical.
There was a delay in communication on Wednesday that prevented the University of Georgie Police from reaching the State Botanical Garden in time. Someone had seen a man whom they believed was the suspect in the recent attempted rape at the Botanical Garden, according to a story in the Athens Banner Herald. UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson advises everyone to remain cautious and vigilant while they're going about their business at the State Botanical Garden. The story says the suspect can be described as a white male, roughly 6 feet tall and 150 pounds, with short blonde hair, crooked teeth and two small moles on the lower left side of his face. The potential victim said he wore blue sweatpants, a green and white hooded sweatshirt, white…
Sunday, January 20, 2013
ACC Police and Oconee County's Sheriff Department are assisting the University of Georgia Police with the Investigation.
The State Botanical Garden is laced with trails, used daily by those who like to walk and hike. On a trail, you can relax and think about little besides what you are seeing around you. Or could, until the UGA Police on Friday reported an attempted rape of a woman walking on one of the trails. According to police reports, a woman was approached by a man wielding a knife who threatened to rape her. She talked to him and managed to escape him before he could harm her. The University Police will have someone to talk about the case on Monday, officials said. If you want to learn more what is known so far, click here.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Officers from several different law enforcement agencies searched for a suspect Friday night.
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Saturday, January 19
A woman was walking on a trail in the State Botanical Garden on Friday afternoon around 4:20. Suddenly, a tall, thin man approached her, put a knife to her neck and threatened to rape her. She managed to flee and call authorities. Law enforcement officials searched Friday night along and near South Milledge for a white man, six feet tall, about 150 pounds, with short blonde hair. According to the UGA Police Blog, the suspect was wearing a hooded green and white sweatshirt, blue sweatpants, a hooded green and white sweatshirt, black sunglasses and white running shoes. If you were in the Botanical Garden on Friday afternoon; if you have any information about this incident; or if you have seen someone matching this description, you are …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Authorities Friday evening were combing the area of the State Botanical Garden on South Milledge Avenue.
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Friday, January 18
The Athens Clarke County Police, the University of Georgia Police and the Oconee County Sheriff's Department were on Friday evening hunting for a suspect in an attempted rape in the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. A man with a knife threatened to rape a woman as she walked on one of the many trails in the garden. After talking with the perpetrator, the UGA Police Blog says, but she was able to elude him and seek help. The woman called UGA Police to report the incident. She said it occurred about 4:20pm. Shortly before 7 p.m., the Oconee County Sheriff's Office sent out a Nixle alert advising that K-9s were deployed and patrol deputies were assisting with the search. The UGA blog says the suspect is a white man with short, blonde hair…