Timely Warning - Content Warning: This message includes descriptions of stalking.

Content Warning: This timely warning includes descriptions of stalking.

In an effort to promote campus safety and provide timely information to our campus community, the following information is being provided so that you can make informed decisions about your safety. We encourage all community members to care for their needs and well-being while reading this message, especially those who have been impacted by similar forms of violence.

CARE provides free and confidential support and advocacy to students, staff, and faculty who have experienced sexual violence, including sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Please call the 24/7 confidential phone line (805) 893-4613 any time to explore your rights, options, and support. CARE website: care.ucsb.edu
Stalking is a form of Sexual Violence under University policies. Information about UCSB’s policies and support resources for sexual violence can be found at: titleix.ucsb.edu
This is a Timely Warning regarding a crime that occurred on campus property.  
On Tuesday, May 14, 2024, the UCSB Police Department received a report of stalking that occurred outside Theater and Dance West on May 14, 2024 around 4:00 p.m. The suspect approached the victim, asked for their phone number, and then contacted them, offering to pay them to meet and talk. On May 15, 2024 the UCSB Police Department received a similar report where the suspect approached the victim, asked them for their phone number, and then texted them, offering them money to meet and talk. This incident occurred outside the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB) on May 13, 2024 around 7:00 p.m.

The suspect is described as an Asian or Indian adult male, approximately 25-30 years old, 6 feet tall, thin, around 175 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. During the incident on May 14th he was described as wearing a grey sweatshirt, black pants, and a backpack. 

UCPD is investigating this crime. If you have information that might assist in the investigation, please contact the UCSB Police Department at (805) 893-3446, or report crime information anonymously at www.police.ucsb.edu/report-crime.
UCPD reminds the campus community of the following safety tips:
  • If you start to feel concerns about a person, phone call or message, trust your instincts and try to remove yourself as quickly as possible from the potential threat, even if it feels awkward to do so.
  • If you feel you are being followed, try to get the attention of people nearby, run/walk to a well-lit or more populated area, and call 911 to ask for help.
  • You are not obligated to provide your personal or sensitive information to anyone if you don't feel comfortable doing so.
  • Do not hesitate to contact UCPD to report any concerning persons, messages, or activities.
  • If you are in fear for your safety or the safety of others, call 911 immediately.

UCPD shares these Safety Tips while recognizing that perpetrators, and not the victims or survivors, are solely responsible for their actions.

Additional Resources
  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provides individual counseling, group counseling, and wellness opportunities to students. Call (805) 893-4411 or submit a CAPS Services Request Form. 24/7 phone counseling is available by calling (805) 893-4411. CAPS website: caps.sa.ucsb.edu.
  • The Academic & Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) offers short-term counseling, consultation, wellness workshops, and assistance with threat management to faculty and staff. Call (805) 893-3318 to schedule an appointment. ASAP website: www.hr.ucsb.edu/hr-units/employee-services/asap.
  • The UCSB Police Department's CSO Safety Escort Program is a free service provided to members of the UCSB community as a safe alternative to walking alone at night. Call (805)893-2000 to request a CSO escort. For more information: https://www.police.ucsb.edu/cso/cso-safety-escorts.
**UCPD encourages printing and posting of this Timely Warning for further community notification.**
In compliance with the Clery Act, Timely Warnings are issued by the UCSB Police Department when certain (Clery Act) crimes that occur on campus property, properties controlled by campus-affiliated organizations, or public property immediately adjacent to campus are determined to be a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. Timely Warnings are intended to prevent similar crimes and to provide information that will assist community members in protecting themselves.


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