.: Scott May
Campus Communications Consultant
519-661-2111 x85466 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Suspicious male approaching students on campus - April 26, 2013
Campus community members are advised that there have been a number of reports of a suspicious male making inappropriate advances on female students while on campus recently.
In each instance a male, operating a dark vehicle possibly a Honda Accord, approached female students then proceeded to ask them for directions to a location in London. The suspect would then ask the student to enter his vehicle and show him how to get there. The suspect’s true intentions were not to obtain directions but rather to proposition the students for sexual favours.
The male suspect is described as being in his mid-twenties and is 6’1” tall and 180 lbs., with dark skin and straight black hair of medium length.
The Campus Community Police Service (CCPS) recommends that community members report any contact with this suspect and that they not enter his vehicle.
CCPS can be reached at 519-661-3300.
In the case of an emergency - always call 9-1-1.
LOCK 'em UP!!! Remember to lock your bikes
Over the past couple of weeks there have been several bicycles thefts from University grounds. Generally the chain holding the bicycle is cut with a bolt cutter but those secured with a U lock seem to be avoided. If you seen anyone acting suspiciously please call 519-661-3300 from a cell phone or 911 from a campus phone.
For those wishing to improve bike security please contact Parking Services for a ‘secure’ locker. The lockers are $10 per month, are at various locations, and can be rented in 4 month blocks.
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