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CRIME ALERTS

Dear Student, Faculty & Staff,

NOTE: Under the Jeanne Clery Act of 1998, any college or university participating in federal financial aid programs is required to send out timely warnings to inform the campus community of a crime or potential crime that constitutes a serious or continuing threat to students, staff and faculty at SF State.  Starting this academic year, all timely warnings will be distributed via email to maximize access to info that may assist individuals with taking affirmative actions to preserve their safety and welfare.

SEXUAL BATTERY 10-07-2014

In the afternoon of Wednesday, October 8th, a male victim came into the University Police station to report that on Tuesday evening (October 7, 2014) at around 8:50 PM, he was jogging around the track at Cox Stadium when an unknown male suspect ran up from behind and grabbed the victim’s buttocks.

The victim pushed the suspect away. However, the suspect pushed the victim with both hands on his shoulders knocking the victim to the ground. The victim got up and ran away from the suspect. The suspect was last seen in the area of Cox Stadium.

The male suspect is described as an Asian Male, 20-30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, muscular build, clean shaven with hairy eyebrows, wearing a grey tank top, and black shorts.

If anyone saw or heard any part of this incident or may have further suspect information please come forward and contact:  San Francisco State University Police Department at (415) 338-2222 or anonymous tip line at (415) 338-3030.  

The UPD would also like to remind everyone of these basic safety considerations:

1. Don’t walk alone at night!

2. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Observe people and activities around you. Look confident and purposeful when you walk.

3. Choose busy, well-lit streets and avoid isolated areas, alleys, vacant lots, abandoned buildings and construction sites.

4. Think about your safety everywhere you go – be alert and don’t assume you are always safe. Avoid situations that could put you in danger.

5. Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in any situation, then leave.

6. Be aware that wearing earphones connected to electronic devices while walking can distract you and make you less able to sense potential danger.  

Students, staff and faculty may also use the C.A.R.E. (Campus Alliance for a Risk-free Environment) free escort program.  Call (415) 338-7200 to arrange for an escort.  C.A.R.E. escorts are trained and supervised by the UPD. They are available from 4:30pm-11:30pm M-F. UPD Officers are available when C.A.R.E. members are not on duty. 

Please contact the San Francisco State University Police Department at (415) 338-7200 or visit our website at http://www.sfsu.edu/~upd/ for additional information.

 

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