UW Oshkosh Safety Bulletin
On Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at 3:20 a.m. Oshkosh Police department handled an assault complaint that had taken place near West Lincoln Avenue and Wisconsin Street (some reports included information from W. Irving Ave and Wisconsin Street). Oshkosh Police became aware of the victim the next day as he sought medical attention. This area of the assault is a few blocks northeast of the UW Oshkosh campus.
Two males were walking in this area when they were confronted with derogatory language by two other males on a nearby porch. Further verbal confrontation continued and the males were assaulted by multiple people. The assault required one victim (UW Oshkosh student) to seek medical attention.
All suspects in the incident were white males. One white male had removed his shirt while standing on a porch and the other white male had a black baseball cap worn backwards on his head. There were no descriptions of the other white males that were on the scene or how many there were. The two suspects came from the porch of a nearby home and the other males came from an unknown location across the street.
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).