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UTSA Police Department Awareness Alert

 

 

Date Issued: February 2, 2016

Crime Watch Alert - Sexual Assault Suspect

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The San Antonio Police Department is investigating an off-campus sexual assault that occurred during the evening of January 31, 2016, at the Hill Country Place apartments located about ½ mile from the UTSA Main campus.  

According to the report, the suspect knocked on the resident’s apartment door. When the resident opened it, the suspect forced his way into the apartment and assaulted the resident. The suspect is described as a black male, about 6 feet tall, wearing a grey hoodie and grey beanie style cap.

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, please contact the UTSA Police Department by telephone at (210) 458-4242; in person at the Main Campus Bosque Building; or anonymously through “Silent Witness,” at http://utsa.edu/utsapd/forms/witness.cfm.

Safety Tips:

  1. BE CAREFUL WHEN OPENING YOUR APARTMENT DOOR - Do not open your door unless you know the person at the door. Do not open your door to strangers!
  2. REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – Criminals do not want to be seen or heard. They rarely commit crime in front of police officers. We rely on the community to report suspicious activity. We would much rather respond and not be needed than not be called when a crime could have been prevented or stopped. Trust your instincts; if something does not feel right, it probably isn’t.
  3. BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS – Avoid going to secluded areas of the campus alone. If public restrooms are in a dark or concealed area of the campus, find a trusted classmate or colleague to go to these areas with you. You may also call UTSA Police to request a safety escort.
  4. SECURE ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS – Be mindful when leaving and arriving to your destination. Keep windows and doors locked.
  5. PROGRAM THE CAMPUS POLICE NUMBER INTO YOUR PHONE – Within the campus community our police department can respond to emergencies much faster than local law enforcement - Call (210) 458-4911.

 

Safety Tips
1. PROGRAM THE CAMPUS POLICE DISPATCH NUMBER INTO YOUR PHONE – Within the campus community our police department can respond to emergencies much faster than local law enforcement.  (210-458-4911)
2. REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – Criminals do not want to be seen or heard. For that reason they rarely commit crime in front of police officers. We rely on the community to report suspicious activity. We would much rather respond and not be needed than to not be called when something could have been prevented or stopped. Trust your instincts; if something does not feel right, it probably isn’t.
3. BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS – Avoid going to secluded areas of the campus alone. If public restrooms are in a dark or concealed area of the campus, find a trusted classmate or colleague to go to these areas with you.


We strongly believe that awareness and personal responsibility for your safety and security are the most effective crime fighting tools.  Please help us work together with our community to reduce and eliminate crime.  Please notify UTSA PD immediately if you know of any suspects involved in any of the above crimes or to report any suspicious activity at (210) 458-4911.