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Safety Bulletin June 28, 2013


The University Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident that was reported at 8:33 pm on Thursday, June 27th, 2013.  Given the incident occurred on campus, we wanted to make the campus community aware.


A male UW Oshkosh student reported that he exited the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and was walking through University Lot 13 to his car with his shirt off.  The student reported that an older male approached him while he was sitting in his vehicle to leave.  The male introduced himself and said he owns a photography business and wanted to photograph him as he often photographs male athletes.  The student attempted to get a business card or business name so he could look it up on his phone and the suspicious male declined and then left the area in his white car (unknown make/model).

There were no threats made to the student and the person/vehicle were not found on campus.   


White male 50-60 years old

approx. 5’10”, 180-190 pounds

Slicked back gray hair and stubble facial hair

Was wearing a backwards beret/captain style hat

If you have any information in regards to this incident or the suspicious male involved please contact the University Police Department at (920) 424-1216.


Please use the UW Oshkosh Police Department CSO Safe Walk program when moving about late at night.For more information about the Safe Walk program please go to



Students, staff and faculty are always reminded to practice good personal safety habits and to maintain situational awareness.

  • Report any incident as soon as possible.
  • Do not display money.
  • Plan ahead so that when you walk you are visible to other people.
  • When walking choose open, well-lit, and well-traveled areas.
  • When walking be aware of your surroundings at all times by making eye contact with passers-by and glancing occasionally behind you.
  • If you sense that you are being followed, change directions or cross the street. If the person/vehicle persists, run to the nearest place where you will find other people and call for help.
  • Go to a public place where you can call the police whenever you feel threatened.
  • Always carry a cellular phone with the police as your number 1 speed dial choice.
  • Consider carrying pepper spray and or a personal alarm.
  • If you feel threatened remember to utilize the blue light emergency phones on campus.They are a direct link to the University Police Department.
  • Do not engage in conversation with unknown individuals, especially if threatening language or insults have been used.

If you have any questions about personal safety, please contact the University Police at (920) 424-1212 (x1212 if on a campus phone system).


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by Tarmann, Christopher J last modified Jun 28, 2013 10:14 AM