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Safety Bulletin - October 29, 2008

Attention: University Community

On October 29, 2008 at approximately 12:00 pm, a SIUE student made a police report in reference to an incident that occurred on October 28, 2008 at approximately 7:15 pm. The student was crossing the bridge over the bike path between the Science Building and the Vadalabene Center when a male subject grabbed the student's arm. The victim was able to flee the area. The following description was given by the student:

White Male
Approximately 6'0"
Medium Build
Possible Facial Hair

If you have seen anyone fitting this description or if you have any information, please contact the SIUE Police Department at 650-3324. You may also send an email to If you are in an emergency situation, dial 911.

Please take a moment to read the following tips on personal safety:

  • BE ALERT! Be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Know where you are going and the route you will take.
  • Avoid walking or jogging alone, especially at night. Vary your route and stay in well-traveled, well-lighted areas.
  • Don't be afraid to make a scene by screaming or using a whistle. Whistles are available at the SIUE Police Department at no cost.
  • If you feel apprehensive about walking alone on campus, take advantage of the ESCORT SERVICE the Police Department offers. Just call the police department at 3324. As soon as an officer is available, they will come to your location.
  • Become familiar with the Emergency Phones that are located along the bike paths and parking lots on campus. Know how to use them so if you are in an emergency situation you will know which button to push and can save valuable time.
  • If you are the victim of a crime, report it immediately. Time is critical in these situations. The less time that transpires between the incident and the police being notified can make the difference of apprehending the perpetrator or the perpetrator getting away and possibly attacking another victim.
  • Look out for others and yourself--if you see something that looks suspicious, REPORT IT!!
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