Campus Police Continue Investigation Into Alleged Sex Assault

By: Trevor Smith Email
By: Trevor Smith Email

RENO, NV - University of Nevada police continue to look into a possible sexual assault that was reported to have taken place on the evening of Tuesday, April 1st in the area of 17th & Stadium Way.

A report was made Sunday, April 6th by someone who is said to be uninvolved in the incident. The report stated that four males in a dark-colored Ford F-150 were in the area of the incident but no suspects have been arrested at this time, according to authorities.

Campus police are asking the community for help with this case that allegedly took place between 9-10pm.

Here are some tips for protecting yourself:

• Make personal safety your number one priority. Awareness, Avoidance and Risk Reduction is the best way to not be a victim.

• Be alert! Look around you; be aware of who is on the street and in the area. Make it difficult for anyone to take you by surprise.

• Keep your distance from anyone who triggers a suspicion in your mind.

• Stay alert to your surroundings when walking at night. Walk briskly to your destination.

• Travel in groups of two or more and always travel in well-lit, heavily traveled areas.

• Carry a whistle or noise maker. This can serve as a reminder to exercise caution, and can alert someone in the area that you need help.

• If listening to music, keep the volume low so you can hear what is going on around you.

• Keep your doors and windows locked at all times. Propping open a locked door or window invites unwanted visitors.

• Tell someone where you are going and when you will return.

• If you know you are going to be working late, plan ahead as to how you will get to your vehicle or home safely.

• Use university services such as Campus Escort or University Police Cadets to get you to your vehicle safely. Campus Escort operates 7 days a week during academic semesters from 7pm – 1am. Police Cadets operate Monday through Thursday from 6pm – 12am during academic semesters.

• Immediately report any suspicious activity to University Police Services by calling dispatch at 334-COPS (2677), or 911.

• Finally sign up for emergency alerts at http://www.unr.edu/general-information/emergency/alerts

Anyone having information related to this crime should contact University Police Services at 334-COPS (2677), 745-6195 or 911.


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