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Santa Rosa Junior College Police Department
Friday December 15th, 2017 :: 06:10 p.m. PST


Reported Sexual Assault on the SRJC Santa Rosa Campus

On Friday, December 15, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the SRJC District Police Department was notified of a reported sexual battery which occurred on the Santa Rosa Campus. District Police Officers made contact with the victim who reported the incident had occurred at approximately 2:00 p.m. that afternoon.

A female SRJC student told police she was walking along Burbank Circle when an Asian male approached her. The student described the male as having "special needs." The male asked her for a hug to which the student consented to. While the male was hugging the student he grabbed her buttocks. The student broke from the hug and walked away from the suspect. The student did not immediately report the incident and relayed it to a SRJC employee who advised District Police. The District Police did a thorough check of the area afterwards but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect was described as an Asian male approximately 22 years of age and approximately 5'02” in height. The suspect was reported as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

The investigation is ongoing and the District Police are asking anyone who was in the area around the time who may have witnessed anything suspicious or who has any information to come forward by contacting our dispatch center at (707)527-1000.

The SRJC District Police Department is committed to the safety to all those in our community and will be actively patrolling. Please do your part in being safe on campus by doing the following

• If you are on the campus late, ask someone you trust, a colleague or friend, to walk or drive you to your vehicle.
• If you have any concerns and must walk alone, call the District Police for a uniformed safety escort to walk you to your vehicle, class, office, or other area on campus. (707) 527-1000.
• Stay in well-lit, well-populated areas and park your car in well-lit, well-traveled areas of the parking lots.
• Be aware of your environment. Don’t be afraid to look over your shoulders. It’s not rude to maintain a safe distance between yourself and others.
• Be aware of the locations of the nearest emergency phone stations and program the phone number for District Police into your cell phone; (707)527-1000.
• Send the message that you are calm, confident, and know where you are going.
• Carry your keys in your hand. You will be able to get into your car faster and the keys may be used as a weapon if necessary.
• Avoid blind corners. Take wide turns so that you have room to react to what’s ahead.
• Walk with confidence.
• Check your backseats before getting into your car.
• Always to lock your vehicle and roll up your windows.
• If you see someone loitering around your car as you approach, STOP!, turn around, walk away and watch them from a distance.

The District Police are also asking everyone to be aware of their surroundings while on campus and to immediately report any suspicious persons or activities to (707) 527-1000. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING! We all must work together in keeping our community safe.

Santa Rosa Junior College Police Department
2032 Armory Dr
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-527-1000

1501 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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