UC San Diego Police release sketch of sexual battery suspect, issue safety tips

• Contact: Detective Brian MacPherson, (858) 534-0449

The UC San Diego Police Department released a composite sketch of the suspect involved in a sexual battery that occurred on Campus Point Drive just south of Voigt Drive. The suspect is described as a shaved or bald headed white male in his late 20s to early 30s, and standing 6’1” tall with an athletic build, wearing a white shirt with blue jeans.

Wanted for suspected sexual battery. Courtesy

On June 11, 2013, a female UC San Diego staff member reported she had been jogging in the area when the suspect ran up behind her, reached between her legs and groped her groin area. The suspect ran off and the victim gave chase. He ran between bushes surrounding a nearby parking lot then off toward Scripps Mercy Hospital.

Patrol officers responded to the area and attempted to locate the suspect with the use of a police helicopter. The suspect was not located.

Anyone with information about this case or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective Brian MacPherson at 858-534-4357 or send an email to detective@ucsd.edu.

Safety Information:

·         Use discretion and caution when taking shortcuts through isolated parts of campus.

·         Know the location of campus emergency telephones on routes to and from campus destinations.

·         Program the phone number to the UC San Diego Police Department into your phone. (858) 534-4357. In an emergency, dial 911.

·         Consider use of the Community Service Officer (CSO) Escort Program, 858-534-WALK, available daily from sunset to 1 a.m.

·         If you are attacked, whether you resist or how you resist will depend on your personal resources and your personal values. Give some thought right now to what you would do in various situations that could arise. The more you have thought ahead, the more likely you will be to act in a way you have planned.

·  In considering your reaction to different situations, keep these three basic rules in mind:

*   Trust your instincts.

*  Don’t be afraid to be impolite or make a scene; this is especially important if someone you know threatens or attacks you.

*   Try to remain calm and use your imagination and good judgment; give yourself time to think.

The UC San Diego community may obtain information and services through the Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention Resource Center (SARC) at http://sarc.ucsd.edu

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