Security Alerts

In Compliance with the "Timely Warning" provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 the University Police is giving notice of the following reported incident:


University Police are currently investigating two incidents of suspicious activity involving female students being approached by an unknown male wanting to practice his “massage” techniques. The following are summaries of the two incidents.

On 9/28/2016, a report was made to the UPD of an incident that occurred at approximately 4:30pm on 9/24/2016. A female student reported she was seated in the top floor area of the Ablah Library when she was approached by an unknown male. The male said he was studying massage therapy and asked if he could practice on her. Wanting to help a fellow student, she agreed and allowed him to massage her feet. She became uncomfortable and asked him to stop and get away from her, after which he moved away and went to another part of the library.

While investigating this incident, a prior incident was identified as possibly being the same suspect. This incident occurred on 9/11/2016 at approximately 8:00 pm. A female student said she was on the second floor of the Ablah Library when she was approached by an unknown male who asked, “please, can I practice my massage on you?”. The student told him “No” and after some additional comments, the male left the library. There was no physical contact in this incident.

In both incidents, the students were not harmed.

The University Police Department is investigating the crime.

Should you have information to help solve this crime or if you or someone you know has been approached in this manner, please contact the University Police Department 978-3450.

Age----------------- late teens to mid 20’s years of age 
Sex----------------- male
Hair-----------------messy, reddish or blond
Height--------------approximately 5’7”-5’10”

Last seen wearing – blue T-shirt, black shorts with a white stripe down the side, gray shoes. On 9/11/2016, the clothing was described as a blue shirt, unknown on the rest of the clothing.

University Police encourage you to report crimes or suspicious activity immediately to the University Police Department by calling 911 from any campus phone or 978-3450 from your cell phone. The ability to respond quickly to crimes or suspicious activity greatly increases the chances of apprehending perpetrators or developing identifying information. 

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