RICHLAND CRIME ALERT

August 24, 2017 - via Richland Police 

Crime Alerts are posted in an effort to make the Richland College community aware of any situation that poses a potential threat to the safety and well-being of those who work, study and visit the campus. By keeping you aware of crimes occurring in your community, College Police hopes to encourage you to become actively involved in crime prevention. Personal safety practices and knowledge are your best defense against crime. This alert is intended to promote safety on campus and comply, in part, with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990.

REPORTED OFFENSE:

Assault - Police are investigating an initial report of an alleged assault that occurred Wednesday afternoon, August 24, 2017 between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. The complainant stated an unknown male subject bumped into her as she was walking towards her vehicle in parking lot Y. The complainant proceeded to unlock her vehicle and enter the driver’s seat, at the same time the unknown suspect entered the back seat and stated, “Drive.” The complainant attempted to exit the vehicle when the suspect tried to pull her back inside. The complainant was able to exit the vehicle and report the incident.  Suspect exited vehicle in an unknown direction. No weapons were displayed or reported.

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:

Hispanic male in his 20’s, about 5’6”, scruffy shoulder length hair, bearded, wearing a black T-shirt with graphics in the front, and dark jeans. The attached sketch was provided by the complainant.

 

CRIME PREVENTION TIPS:

1.  Try always to find a friend to accompany you, especially outside late at night. Even when planning to be just a short time.

2.  Be mindful of your surroundings and place a safe distance between you and potential hiding places.

3.  Report any and all suspicious people and incidents to the police immediately.

If you have any information on the above offense, please contact the police department at:

In person - Pecos Hall, P160

By phone - 911 or 4290 from any campus phone

972-860-4290 from your cellphone