On March 18, 2016, at 8:10 pm an assault was reported to UAPD. At approximately 7:20 pm, a female UA student was walking west in the traffic circle at E Lowell Street and N Santa Rita Ave. Based on the incident, we want to make the university community aware of the assault.
She heard footsteps rapidly approaching from behind and an unknown male grabbed her right forearm. The male pulled her arm towards his open mouth as if he was going to bite her arm. The student was able to pull away from the male and he ran away screaming incoherently towards the south between Campus Health and the 6th Street Garage. The student was not injured during the incident.
The male walked past her going in the opposite direction just two minutes prior to the assault. While the male walked past the student, he was talking to himself. The male was described as a Caucasian, about 45 years old, 6 feet tall, black and gray hair, unshaven, and a medium build. The male was wearing a red long sleeved shirt with white lettering on the chest, blue jeans and he had a dirty appearance.
“If you See Something, Say Something.” If you have any information about this case immediately report to 9-1-1, UAPD Tips line at 621-8477 (TIPS) or 88-CRIME.
- Trust your instincts – if you sense trouble, get away as soon as possible.
- Remain alert and observe people around you- walk with your head up, avoid carrying a lot of items, show confidence while walking and know your destination.
- If possible, have your phone ready and know where you are at all times (Student Union, Admin, McKale, Etc.)
- Cat Tran shuttle, operates Monday - Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm. Night Cat operates Monday - Friday 6:00pm-12:30am.
- Call ASUA Safe Ride at 621-7233 for a free ride on campus. The service operates Sunday – Thursday 6:30pm-1:00am, Friday 6:00pm to 9:30pm. ASUA Saferide is closed on Saturday.
- Call UAPD at 621-UAPD (8273) for an escort from a police aide.
- Be the best witness you can be. Make mental notes of race, age, sex, height, weight, hair and eye color, build, and clothing. Note anything unusual about the suspect, such as scars, tattoos, strange mannerisms or speech patterns.
When you are able, CALL POLICE IMMEDIATELY.