Update: October 31, 2014
Detectives with The University of Arizona Police, with the assistance of the victim, completed a composite sketch of the suspect. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 9-1-1 or 621-8477 (TIPS).
On October 27, 2014, at approximately 7:30 a.m., a female was assaulted, by an unknown male, while exercising at Tumamoc Hill located at 1651 W. Anklam Road. The suspect ran into the victim, knocked her down, and attempted to pin her to the ground. The female was able to fight the suspect off and yell for help. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 40’s, 5’5” to 5’7” tall, weighing 150-170lbs., with black hair and dark skin. He was wearing light brown shorts with four pockets and a grey hooded sweatshirt. No weapons were seen or implied. The victim was not injured during the incident. This is an active investigation and updates may follow.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 9-1-1 or 621-8477 (TIPS).
The University of Arizona Police Department would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to utilize good safety practices at all times. Listed below are safety tips you should keep in mind. Remember to immediately report suspicious activity to 9-1-1.
1. Remain alert and aware of your surroundings and the people in your vicinity at all time.
2. If you feel threatened or suspect you are being followed, walk toward a well-lighted area where there are people. Call 9-1-1 immediately!
3. Emergency blue light phones give you direct access to UAPD with the push of a button. Know where they are located at all times.
3. Never second guess yourself if you think you should call police about a suspicious person or incident. If someone or something gives you an uneasy feeling don’t hesitate to report it to police.
4. Request cab service through the cab company’s dispatch center. Avoid calling individual cab drivers. Take note of the cab company you are using. Do not accept transportation from someone you do not know.
5. Save important phone calls for a later time. Using a cell phone or other electronics devices, when walking, biking, or driving are distractions and divert your attention away from your surroundings.
6. Travel in well lighted areas at night. Avoid shortcuts through dark deserted areas. Do not walk alone and use the buddy system or travel in groups.
Brian A. Seastone
Chief of Police
Crime Prevention Sergeant