2008 September 26
On Friday, September 26, at approximately 10:15 p.m., a sex offense occurred near campus in the 4200 block of Nebraska Avenue, N.W. The victim in this case was an AU student.
The following was reported to the Department of Public Safety and Metropolitan Police Department:
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’ 04” tall. He has short black hair and was wearing a green shirt and blue jeans.
If you have information relating to this incident, or witness suspicious activity, please contact Public Safety at 202-885-3636 or 911 for the Metropolitan Police Department.
- Walk in groups whenever possible and look out for each other.
- Avoid isolated and dark areas.
- Carry your cell phone and keep it accessible.
- If you are approached, take note of the person's appearance, clothing, and anything unusual that will help identify the individual.
- Be aware of the emergency telephones (yellow boxes on pillars, blue lights phone towers and red telephones) located on campus, in building lobbies, elevators, and in parking lots.
- Report anything or anyone suspicious to Public Safety
- Program Public Safety into your cell phone for emergencies 202-885-3636
- Utilize the Public Safety Escort Service while walking on campus at night. To arrange for an escort, call 202-885-2527 or use a blue light or red emergency phone.
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The American University Department of Public Safety (AUDPS) notifies the campus community when crimes are reported to AUDPS or the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) which the University believes represent a continuing threat to its students or employees, in a manner consistent with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The University uses its best efforts to provide information that is both accurate and helpful, but community members should recognize that the University is able to relay information only as it is reported to AUDPS from MPD. Community members are encouraged to report external incidents to AUDPS to assist in the effective implementation of this program.