On August 12, 2013, at 8:01 p.m., two female University of Arizona students reported they were approached by a suspicious male near the area of Mountain Avenue and First Street. The male asked the students some questions which made them feel uncomfortable. The students then went inside their residence. The students were not harmed during the incident.
A short time later, Herrera knocked on the door of the residence. When the door was opened he asked one of the students if he could “hang out”. Feeling uncomfortable, the student closed the door and immediately called police.
Officers with The University of Arizona Police Department made contact with the subject who was identified as Gabriel Herrera. Herrera has had previous contact with UAPD for trespassing and has an active Exclusionary Order which prohibits him from being on any properties owned, leased, rented, or controlled by the University of Arizona and the Arizona Board of Regents. Herrera was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail for Loitering and Criminal Trespassing.
Mr. Herrera is 24 years of age with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5’10” tall and weighs 165 lbs. If you see Mr. Herrera on any University of Arizona properties please call UAPD by dialing 9-1-1.
The UAPD Crime Prevention Unit would like to take this opportunity to stress the importance of personal safety. Listed below are several safety tips that you should keep in mind, and remember to report any suspicious person(s) or activity that you may see by dialing 9-1-1.
1. Remain alert and aware of your surroundings and the people in your vicinity at all times.
2. Save important phones calls for a later time. Talking on cell phones or using other electronic devices when walking, biking, or driving are distractions and divert your attention away from your surroundings.
3. At night travel in well-lighted areas. Avoid “shortcuts” through dark or deserted areas. Use the buddy system and travel with a group.
4. Utilize ASUA Safe Ride for a free way to travel between UA buildings and lots at night. Call: 520-621-SAFE.
5. PTS Night Cat travels a full circuit around the University of Arizona campus every 30 minutes. The service is free and operates M-F from 6:00pm – 12:30am.
6. Emergency blue light phones give you direct access to UAPD with the push of a button. Know where they are located at all times.