Police investigating indecent exposure incident

University Park, Pa. -- University Police are investigating an alleged incident of indecent exposure that occurred at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, in Holmes Hall, in the area of North Halls on Penn State's University Park campus. An unknown male entered a residence hall room and exposed himself to a female student before leaving the area.

Penn State Police have been investigating several incidents of indecent exposure that have occurred in various residence halls between Aug. 10, 2009, and Aug. 18, 2010. The alleged perpetrator is described as a college-age, light-skinned male with dark hair who has been dressed in a variety of clothing and has attempted to conceal his identity by wearing a mask.

Campus residents are reminded not to allow unknown persons to "piggyback" into their buildings -- by holding the door for them or propping open the door. All residents should enter buildings by card-key access. University Police have instituted extra patrols around campus and are asking the Penn State community to report suspicious behavior by calling University Police at 814-863-1111 or the Centre County Crime Stoppers at 877-99-CRIME. People providing information may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Callers may remain anonymous or may visit the Penn State University Police Silent Witness Web Site at http://www.police.psu.edu/witness/ online.

University Police also would like to remind members of the community to:
• Always lock your Residence Hall door.
• Never walk alone at night.
• Stay in well-lit areas.
• Call 814-865-WALK to use the Security Escort Service.
• If you see suspicious persons anywhere on or near campus, call University Police at 814-863-1111 or 911 immediately.


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Last Updated August 24, 2010