News - 02/4/2013

Campus Community Alert

SYNOPSIS:

On Monday, February 4, 2013, at approximately 9:29 a.m., a female MiraCosta College student reported an unidentified male touched her inappropriately and against her will while she was on the access road adjacent to the athletic track stairs. The female student first noticed the male when she parked her vehicle on the access road, and again while she walked to purchase a day parking pass in Lot 3-C. When the female student returned to her vehicle on the access road, the male approached her and asked for directions to the Administration Building. The male told the female student he was a new student at the college and asked if she had a campus map. The female student told the male she did not have a map, at which point he touched her inner right thigh.  After the female student repeatedly told the male to stop, he walked toward Barnard Drive. Campus Police conducted a search of the area for the suspect with negative results. The Campus Police Department is actively investigating the incident.

SUBJECT DESCRIPTION:  


The female student described the suspect as an Asian male adult in his 20’s, approximately 5’10” in height, with a thin build, light complexion, and black short hair. The male was wearing dark sunglasses, a light blue hooded pullover with horizontal white stripes, and khaki jeans. The male spoke in a soft voice and had limited English proficiency. The male was not associated with a vehicle.

SAFETY TIPS:  

Campus Police will be providing extra patrol during daylight and evening hours. Please consider the following safety tips:

1)    Walk with a companion whenever possible, and contact the Campus Police Department to request a safety escort to your vehicle or classroom should you ever feel unsafe.
2)    Be aware of your surroundings. Report any suspicious activity to Campus Police immediately at (760) 795-6640 (please enter this number into your cellular telephone), or via one of the emergency call boxes. Emergency call boxes are located at the following parking lots on the Oceanside Campus: 3A, 3C, 4C, and 5A. Emergency call boxes are also located at the 1000, 2200, 3200, 3600, 4800, and 7000 Buildings. Emergency call boxes are also located on the San Elijo Campus and at the Community Learning Center.   
3)    Always carry a cellular telephone, and consider carrying a whistle or other noise-making device that can be used to attract attention or summon assistance.
4)    If you encounter someone presenting harassing/threatening behavior, go immediately to the nearest occupied campus building to report the incident. Try to remember as many details as possible about the person and their vehicle (if any).

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