UW Oshkosh Safety Bulletin
SAFETY BULLETIN (ASSAULT) FEBRUARY 22, 2012
On Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at approximately 8:30 p.m. a female UW Oshkosh student was walking northwest on High Avenue approaching the area of Blackhawk Commons. After hearing noises coming from the bushes a male subject came out of the bushes and demanded that she come with him. The female student stated "No" and the male subject hit her with a closed fist. The female student kicked the male in the groin area and was able to run from that area to the safety of her residence hall. The male subject was last seen limping southeast on High Avenue.
The female student reported the incident to the UW Oshkosh Police during the late evening hours of 2/21/2012. The investigation is continuing.
Information related to this crime should be reported to the UW Oshkosh Police Department at (920) 424-1212.
DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT
The following is a description of the suspect:
- A heavy set black male
- College age (late teens/early 20's)
- Approximately 6 feet tall
- Bushy hair, approximately three to four inches long
- Wearing baggy jeans, a blacked hooded jacket over a red t-shirt
- Deep voice
- Noticeable scar above his left eye near his temple.
Chief Joseph LeMire
UW Oshkosh Police Department
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 the Safe Walk Web page.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
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.
- 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).