UW Oshkosh Safety Bulletin
On Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at 2:13 a.m. in Lot 34 of the UW Oshkosh campus, two males were assaulted (possible 3rd unknown victim). The assault caused two males to be taken to the hospital. There are 5 suspects in the incident. The descriptions are as follows:
- 4 black males and 1 white male
- All suspects were reportedly approximately 6 feet tall with one black male noticeably shorter than the others. Two of the black males had dreadlocks
- The white male was wearing a green or blue shirt.
- One black male was wearing a light colored shirt or jacket with blue writing across the front.
- One black male was wearing a button style checkered shirt.
- One black male was wearing a dark colored shirt with a hood.
- One black male was carrying an "Under Armour" cinch sack.
- All suspects were last seen running towards Fletcher Hall located at 712 Elmwood Avenue.
If you have any information related to this crime please contact University Police at 920-424-1212.
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.
- Plan ahead so that when you walk you are visible to other people.
- Use the UW Oshkosh Police Department CSO Safe Walk program when moving about late at night. Learn more about the Safe Walk program.
- 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.
- Do not display money.
If you have any questions about personal safety, please contact the University Police at (920) 424-1212 (x1212 if on a campus phone system).