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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). 

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by reinecka last modified Sep 29, 2011 09:56 AM