Police seek information about alleged State College assault

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” prevision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Penn State University Police are giving notice of a disturbing act of violence reported to have occurred near the intersection of College Avenue and Atherton Street in the borough of State College.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State University Police and State College Police are seeking information about an aggravated assault reported to have occurred at about 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, near the intersection of College Avenue and Atherton Street in the borough of State College. The victim, a student, was walking in the area when he was struck once in the face, rendering him unconscious. The victim was unable to provide any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s).

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact State College Police at 814-234-7150; Penn State University Police at 814-863-1111 or Centre County Crime Stoppers at 877-99-CRIME (877-992-7463). Callers may remain anonymous or may visit the Penn State University Police Silent Witness website at http://www.police.psu.edu/witness. People who provide information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Members of the University community should remain cautious and should notify police immediately if they see any suspicious activity. Residents are reminded to:

-- Never walk alone at night; call 814-865-WALK (814-865-9225) for an escort.
-- Stay in well-lit areas and use well-traveled routes.
-- Contact Police IMMEDIATELY if you see suspicious activity/people. For emergencies, call 911. For University Park non-emergency calls, dial 863-1111.
-- Students who live in residence halls always should lock their doors, and never should allow unescorted individuals into the building. Residence hall access should be by card-swipe only.

Last Updated October 31, 2012