Police seek information on aggravated assault report

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” prevision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the University Police are giving notice of a disturbing act of violence reported to have occurred on Shortlidge Road near the White Building bus stop and again on Shortlidge Road near McElwain Hall, on the University Park campus.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- University Police have received a report of an aggravated assault occurring approximately between 2:15 and 2:30 a.m. Nov. 2 on Shortlidge Road near the White Building bus stop and again on Shortlidge Road near McElwain Hall. The victim reported that a group of males punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground. Once on the ground, the suspects began to kick the victim in the face. The victim was able to get to his feet and was again knocked to the ground near McElwain Hall. Shortilidge Road near the White Building bus stop is located in the south central portion of campus, adjacent to White Building. Shortlidge Road near McElwain Hall is located in the south central portion of campus, adjacent to McElwain Hall. 

The first suspect is described as a college-aged Caucasian male, approximately 6-feet, 1-inch tall, wearing jeans. The second suspect is described as a college-aged Caucasian male with red hair, approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall, wearing jeans. The third suspect is described as a college-aged Caucasian male with brown hair, approximately 6-feet, 1-inch tall, wearing jeans. The victim reported one of the suspects was wearing a long-sleeve T-shirt.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the University community. It is the duty of the institution to warn of possible “dangerous conditions” on or near the campus and at affiliate organizations off campus. An “affirmative duty” exits to warn persons associated with this University of possible peril at the hands of some third party or parties.

Citizens are urged to:
-- Call 814-865-WALK for a free security escort
-- Walk in well-lit areas
-- Report suspicious behavior to University Police immediately

Anyone with information that might be helpful to the investigation should contact the University Police at 814-863-1111; in person at 26 Eisenhower Parking Deck; or anonymously through Silent Witness, at http://www.police.psu.edu by clicking on Silent Witness. Information can also be reported to the Center County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-99CRIME. A cash reward of up to $1,000 could be awarded to the individual(s) who provided the information that leads to an arrest.
 

 

 

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Last Updated November 06, 2012