PUBLIC SAFETY CRIME ALERT
August 5, 2013
On August 5, 2013, the University of Michigan-Dearborn was notified that a female student reported she was sexually assaulted in the Engineering Lab Building (ELB) between 6 p.m. 9 p.m. on a Wednesday in June 2013. The incident is currently under investigation by the Dearborn Police Department and University of Michigan-Dearborn Department of Public Safety.
The suspect is described as a White Male, 25-40 years, 511 to 63, Stocky Build, Short Brown Hair, Unknown facial hair, Wearing dark clothing, possibly sweat or athletic pants.
Further information will be shared with the campus as the investigation develops. Anyone with information about this assault or any other crime is asked to immediately contact UM-D Department of Public Safety at (313) 593-5333; the information will also be shared with Dearborn Police investigators.
1. Sexual Assault is any sexual activity that occurs in the absence of consent.
2. Most perpetrators assault someone they know. Sexual assault occurs in all communities and people of all genders can be survivors.
3. Responsibility lies with the perpetrator, not the survivor no one deserves, asks for, or provokes sexual assault.
4. Sexual assault can include sexual activity with someone whose judgment is impaired by alcohol and drugs, whether ingested voluntarily of unknowingly. Alcohol often is used by perpetrators to facilitate sexual assaults.
5. The University of Michigan-Dearborn Sexual Assault Policy and Michigan law prohibit sexual assault. If you would like further information/resources regarding sexual assault, visit website sapac.umich.edu
6. Although the survivor is never at fault, prioritizing ones personal safety is a good idea. Risk of attack by a stranger may be reduced by:
· Being aware of your surroundings and looking assertive
· Walking with friends, co-workers and others in well-lit areas
· Trust your intuition. If a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative course of action and contact UM-D Public Safety.
· If you feel threatened on campus, look for an emergency phone on campus to contact Public Safety, or call UM-D Public Safety directly at (313) 593-5333.
· Always have the phone number to Public Safety on your cell phone.
Updates about this and other crime alerts may be found at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Department of Public Safety website at: http://www.umd.umich.edu/public_safety_env_health
July 16, 2013
Public safety has received three reports of bicycle theft during the past two days. In each case the bike was locked and the cable was cut. Two of the thefts occurred at the IAVS and the third at the MESL. In all three instances the bikes were left unattended during the overnight hours. Please avoid this practice as it is an obvious invitation to the motivated thief. Also, invest in a high quality locking device.
I have attached a link to bicycle locks (click here) for your convenience.