UCSB Police Department

Timely Warning

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 6:30pm

UC Santa Barbara

University of California Police

Sexual Assault Report

This email is being sent to the campus community as a Timely Warning regarding a crime that occurred on campus property. The following is provided for your personal safety.   

On May 13, the UCSB Police Department received a report of sexual battery that occurred at Campus Point on May 13, 2018 at 10:20 am. 

The Victim reported to police while she was at Campus Point, a male whom she did not know grabbed her buttocks without her consent. 

The victim described the suspect as a white male adult in his mid to late 20's, approximately 160-180 lbs., and 5'11" tall with short brown hair.  He was last seen wearing a maroon colored hoodie with white lettering on the back and in possession of a plain black bicycle walking west from Campus Point. 

The victim does not know the suspect. The suspect's affiliation is unknown. UCPD conducted a search of the beach areas for the suspect. 

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/contact-us/report-crime.

 

UCPD reminds the campus community of the following safety tips and resources:

Safety Tips

  • If you feel you are being followed, try to get the attention of people nearby, run/walk to a well-lit and/or more populated area, and call 911 to ask for help.
  • If you are going out alone, make sure that someone knows where you are going, whom you will be with, and when you expect to return.
  • If you start to feel concerns about a person or a situation, trust your instincts and try to remove yourself as quickly as possible from the potential threat.
  • If you think someone is at risk of assault or abuse, you should consider it an emergency and act to support that person. You can call the police or ask for help from other people, intervene directly if safe, or create a distraction to help remove the potential victim from the situation.

Resources

  • The UCSB CARE office provides confidential support and advocacy to students who have experienced sexual assault, relationship abuse, and stalking. Call (805) 893-4613 any time (24/7) for confidential help. CARE website: wgse.sa.ucsb.edu/care.
  • Information about UCSB’s policies and support resources for sexual violence can be found at: sexualviolence.ucsb.edu.
  • 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.

 

**UCPD encourages printing and posting of this Timely Warning for further community notification. **

 

WHAT IS THIS NOTICE?  

In compliance with the Clery Act, Timely Warnings are issued by the UCSB Police Department when certain (Clery Act) crimes occurring 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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