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Crime Alert

Sexual Assault

November 8, 2018 3:19 PM

Crime Alerts are issued by the UMBC Police to alert the campus community of incidents on or near Campus.

 

Incident:             Sexual Assault

Location:            Smoking Shelter on Park Road

Date/time:          October 28, 2018 at 2:00 a.m.

On November 7, 2018 a female student reported to police that on October 28, 2018 at approximately 2:00 am, she was at the smoking shelter when she was approached by a male requesting a cigarette.  When she told him no, the male then reached into her front pants pocket searching for her cigarettes and groped her buttocks.  The male was described as approximately 6'2", heavy build, light skin black male, mid 20's, with short hair and glasses. 

Individuals with any information about this incident please call the UMBC Police at 410-455-5555.  Police have increased patrols in the area and safety escorts are available by calling 410-455-5555.

We encourage members of the UMBC community to keep themselves safe. However, please recognize that conduct violations and criminal acts are never the victim’s fault. UMBC students, faculty, staff members or visitors who choose to violate relevant policies and laws are solely responsible for their actions. University authorities will make every effort to sanction individuals who violate those policies and laws. Please be aware that the decision to violate these policies and laws may endanger your academic success and personal freedom.

Resources for survivors of sexual violence can be found at the following link:

https://humanrelations.umbc.edu/sexual-misconduct/gender-equitytitle-ix/

Safety Tips:

The UMBC police provides an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus.  If you would like an escort please call 410-455-5555.  If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling 410-455-5555.  

Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you.

Trust your instincts.  They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.

See Something, Say Something!  Be Smart, Be Safe!

Paul Dillon
Chief of Police