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Santa Rosa Junior College Police Department
Monday October 29th, 2018 :: 09:45 p.m. PDT


Sexual Battery Arrest at SRJC Santa Rosa Campus

October 29, 2018
Contact: Robert Brownlee
Phone: (707) 527-1000

Santa Rosa, CA On Monday, October 29, 2018 at approximately 5:49 p.m., the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) District Police Department was notified of a sexual battery which occurred on the Santa Rosa Campus at Shuhaw Hall. District Police Officers responded to the scene within a minute and apprehended the suspect identified as David Cacique Morales, a 20-year-old Santa Rosa resident.

District Police Officers then contacted the female student who reported the crime. The student told police she was exiting the restroom at Shuhaw Hall when Morales approached her from behind and grabbed her buttocks. She screamed and Morales began running from the scene. The female student immediately called the SRJC District Police Department and followed the suspect until officers arrived and were able to detain Morales. The female student was provided counseling and victim resources.

David Cacique Morales, was arrested for section 243.4(e)(1) of the California Penal Code (Sexual Battery). Morales was transported and booked into the Sonoma County Jail without further incident. Due to the fact that Morales disturbed the orderly flow and operation of campus, he is not authorized to be on any SRJC District property for the period of seven days per 626.6 of the California Penal Code.

This is an ongoing investigation and District Police are asking anyone with additional information regarding this case to contact the SRJC District Police Department 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 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.

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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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