Update: Suspicious Ride-Share Activity

According to the Boone Police Department, the Uber driver in question has been identified and is cooperating with investigators. Please remain vigilant when utilizing transportation services of this type.

How to identify an Uber driver and vehicle:


    • When you request a ride, your app sends your request to nearby drivers. After you're matched with a driver, your app shares info about the vehicle and driver headed to your pickup location.
    • Tap the bar that includes the driver’s name, photo, and vehicle. This displays a photo of your driver along with the vehicle's make, model, and license plate number.
    • When you see your driver's vehicle at your pickup location, confirm that the license plate number displayed in your app matches the actual vehicle.


Anyone with information regarding a crime is encouraged to call University Police at 828-262-2150, or you may also report crimes anonymously at: http://police.appstate.edu/crime-tip-submission-form

 If you, or someone you know has experienced interpersonal violence, you are not alone and we are here to help. Please visit ipv.appstate.edu for resources available both on and off campus.

 For information that promotes safety and aids in the prevention of similar incidents, click here: http://appcares.appstate.edu/tips/ride-sharing/

 For more information on the Clery Act and why you are receiving this info, click here: https://police.appstate.edu/sites/police.appstate.edu/files/2017ASR.pdf

Posted November 3, 2017 at 3:53 pm