Crime Alert
Monday, July 23, 2012

This is an update to the previously released Campus Watch Alert. In the prior release the photo of the described vehicle is depicted in front of a business. The business depicted in the previous photograph is in no way connected to this investigation. Please use the photo provided below for reference.

On July 21, 2012, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a juvenile male was approached by a suspicious vehicle while in the area of Highland Avenue and Sixth Street. The vehicle, described as a white late 90’s Chevrolet van with a sliding door, tinted driver and passenger side windows, silver rims and a gold Chevy logo on the grille stopped adjacent to the curb near the juvenile. The driver told the juvenile to get inside the vehicle; the juvenile walked away from the vehicle. The driver is described as a white male in his 30’s, with black short spikey hair, a mustache, and black sunglasses. The vehicle was last seen driving northbound on Highland from Sixth Street. No weapons were seen or implied during the incident and no injuries occurred. Anyone with information about this incident or vehicle is requested to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.

A composite sketch of the suspect is provided below along with a photo of a van similar to the vehicle described.

 

   Sketch of suspect                  White cargo van. Photo for reference only, not actual vehicle

The University of Arizona Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind the community of the following Safety Tips:

  1. Remain alert and aware of your surroundings and the people in your vicinity.
  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. If you feel it is unsafe to walk alone you may call UAPD for assistance at 520-621-UAPD.
  5. If you feel threatened or suspect you are being followed, walk away and proceed toward a well-lighted areas where there are people. Call 9-1-1 immediately!
  6. Emergency blue light phones give you direct access to UAPD with the push of a button. Know where they are located.
  7. Never second guess yourself if you think you should call police about a suspicious person, vehicle, or incident. If someone or something gives you a funny feeling or makes you look twice, don’t hesitate to report it to police.

 

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