12-6-18 Timely Warning Sexually Battery

Dear Campus Community,

This Timely Warning Bulletin is being issued in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act and the purpose is to provide preventative information to the campus community to aid members from becoming the victim of a similar crime.

On Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at approximately 3:13 p.m. the CSUCI Police Department received a report that a male subject had been seen urinating in public at the CSUCI bus stop located on Santa Barbara Ave.

An officer responded, made contact with the subject, and removed him from the bus to investigate the urinating allegation. At the conclusion of the investigation, the officer drove the subject to the Camarillo Metrolink station and ordered him not to return to the campus in accordance with California Penal Code section 626.6.

At approximately 3:38 p.m., a female student contacted the CSUCI Police Department and reported that during the previous incident at the bus stop, the same subject had sexually battered her by grabbing her buttocks. The student confirmed that the person the officer had contacted during the earlier incident was the same subject that had sexually battered her.

The suspect is described as an African-American male transient, 50-60 years old, 5’8” to 5’10” tall and 150-160 pounds, short black hair and brown eyes, wearing black prescription glasses, a green jacket, blue jeans, and missing several teeth (photograph attached see below).

If you have additional information, please contact the CSUCI Police Department at 805-437-8444 orpolice@csuci.edu. If you see this subject on campus, please call 911 immediately.

Sexual violence is never the fault of the victim. While nothing can eliminate all risk, here are some suggestions everyone may want to consider:

  • Practice being assertive about your boundaries;
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, call for assistance;
  • Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in disrespectful or inappropriate actions, speak up and get involved, or contact someone else to assist.

If you’ve experienced sexual misconduct at CSUCI, get confidential assistance or make a report to the police or other campus authorities. If you know someone who has been affected, you can help by sharing this information with them:http://www.csuci.edu/titleix/documents/ci15-t9-chart-f-v3.pdf

Message from the Chief of Police

Nov. 1, 2018

Dear Campus Community:

As a follow-up note to President Beck’s message this morning, I wanted to take a moment to provide some additional information about yesterday’s campus incident. We are accustomed to enjoying a safe and quiet environment, so it is particularly troubling when a member of our campus community is victimized by violence.

There was a delay between the time of the assault and when it was reported to us, and University Police were on the scene within minutes of receiving the call. Our officers’ most immediate priorities were to attend to the student, secure the scene and launch the search for the perpetrator to ensure the safety of the entire campus.

As soon as pertinent information was available, notifications were sent to the campus community to give students, faculty and staff information to make informed decisions and keep themselves safe. It is important to note, that the firearm associated with this incident was brandished but was never discharged.

Because the identity and location of the suspect were unknown to us and the suspect had left the scene inside one of our academic buildings, we decided that directing students and employees to shelter in place was not the safest course of action. Rather, providing relevant information to the community gave people the opportunity to assess their surroundings and make decisions to keep themselves safe based on individual circumstances.

I want to assure you that the safety of our campus community is our highest priority and our tactical decisions and actions are made with this in mind. We have determined at this time that the campus is safe and the threat is no longer present. However, our criminal investigation is continuing.

Sincerely,

Michael Morris

Chief of Police

Message from the President

Nov. 1, 2018

Dear Campus Community:

As you are aware, yesterday one of our students was physically assaulted in a bathroom located on the second floor of one of our academic buildings. I am incredibly grateful that the student is safe and receiving medical care.

Any act of violence on campus is extremely troubling and can be traumatizing not only for the victim, but for our entire campus community. As we process this incident, I encourage all of us to come together and support one another.

Campus safety is always my highest priority and I want to express my sincerest appreciation for the University Police and that of our faculty, staff and students for their professionalism and expertise in responding to this incident. Thanks to their hard work, no additional injuries occurred, the campus has been deemed safe and classes will resume today, Thursday, Nov. 1.

It will take time for the campus community to process the events that transpired yesterday, and I encourage you to support one another throughout this time and encourage friends and colleagues to seek support. OurCounseling and Psychological Servicesstaff are on campus and available for the campus community.

I have asked Police Chief Morris to follow up today with additional information pertaining to the incident. Although I am deeply saddened that this incident occurred, I am grateful to be a part of a campus community that is always there to care for one another during times of hardship.

Sincerely,

Erika D. Beck, Ph.D.

President

2:52 p.m. Oct 31,2018

CSUCI Police have systematically and thoroughly searched the campus and buildings and although the suspect has not been located, we believe the threat to the campus no longer exists. The criminal investigation is continuing by University Police.Classes and activities continue to be canceled for the remainder of the day; however, classes will resume tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 1.

12:41 p.m. Oct 31,2018

At this time, there have been no additional incidents reported and law enforcement continues to monitor and assess the situation on campus. Employees should use precaution and secure their immediate work area. Further updates will be provided as soon as they are available.

12:18 p.m. Oct 31,2018

At 11 a.m. a student was physically assaulted in a bathroom of the 2nd story restroomof the Bell Tower and the suspect brandished a handgun. The suspect is described as a female, medium complexion, 24-25 years old, wearing a gray shirt, black pants and gray Converse shoes.

The weapon is described as a silver handgun andthe suspect was last seen fleeing the second story of the Bell Tower. Please stay away from the area. If you see the suspect please immediately call 911 and don't attempt contact. CSUCI Police and other law enforcement are currently searching the area now.

Classes are cancelled for the remainder of the day. If you're not on campus, do not come to the University until further updates.Another update will be provided within 30 minutes.

10/02/17 Timely Warning Sexual Misconduct

Dear Campus Community:

This Timely Warning Bulletin is being issued in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act and the purpose is to provide preventative information to the campus community to aid members from becoming the victims of a similar crime.

The CSUCI Police Department and the Title IX & Inclusion office are investigating a report of sexual misconduct, including fondling,involving two CSUCI students that occurred between 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, and 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

A female residential student reported that a male non-residential student forcibly kissed her and then forced her to touch his penis without her consent while they were both in her residence in Santa Rosa Village on the CSUCI campus. Additionally, the female student reported that the male student touched her breasts without her consent. The two students are reported not to have known one another prior to this incident.

The suspect is described as a white male, 19 years old, 6’0 tall, skinny but muscular, with blonde hair, and tattoos on his right shoulder.

If you need support as a result of this incident, or have any information about this case, please contact the CI Police Department at805-437-8444or the Title IX & Inclusion office at805-437-3608. Confidential counseling and support resources are also available with the CSUCI Crisis Advocate at 805-796-4844 and Counseling and Psychological Services at 805-437-2088.

Points of information to reduce your risk of being impacted by a similar incident:

  • Do not touch another person, including making sexual advances towards them, without their clear, unambiguous affirmative consent for you do to so.

  • If you feel uncomfortable during any interaction you have with someone, it is always your right to leave the conversation and/or location.

  • Practice being assertive about your boundaries.

  • Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in disrespectful or inappropriate actions, speak up and get involved, or contact someone else to assist.

  • Do not hesitate to call 911 immediately in an emergency or situation that feels like it could become dangerous;

  • If you feel unsafe on campus at any point, call University Police at 805-437-8444 for a safety escort 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

08/14/17 Timely Warning Sexual Assault

This Timely Warning Bulletin is being issued in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act and the purpose is to provide preventative information to the campus community to aid members from becoming the victims of a similar crime.

The CSUCI Police Department and the Title IX & Inclusion office are investigating a reported fondling that occurred today, Monday, August 14, 2017 at 4:00pm, on the second floor of the John Broome Library on the CSUCI campus.

A female student reported she was in the Library at 4:00pm when she was approached by a man who touched her buttocks without consent. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, mid-thirties, 5’10 to 6’0 tall, 150lbs, with short gray/black hair, bushy eyebrows, and facial hair on his cheeks. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with blue writing on the front and blue jeans. Police responded to the Library but were unable to locate the suspect.

If you need support as a result of this incident, or have any information about this case, please contact the CI Police Department at 805-437-8444 or the Title IX coordinator at 805-437-3608.

Points of information for similar incidents:

Call 911 immediately in an emergency;

Avoid confrontations whenever possible;

Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible;

Be cognizant of your surroundings at all times; and

On campus, call University Police at 805-437-8444 for a safety escort to various locations on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

11/17/16 Timely Warning Sexual Assault (Rape)

Dear Campus Community:

The CI Police Department and the Title IX & Inclusion office are investigating three recently-reported rapes, each of which is alleged to have occurred earlier this semester involving CI students. The same male suspect has been accused in all three of these cases.

A female student reported that she was raped by a male student whom she knows inside a student residence on the CI campus on Sept. 9 or 10, 2016. Another female student reported that she was raped by the same male subject inside a student residence on the CI campus on Sept. 11, 2016. A third female student reported that she was raped by the same male subject at an off-campus location on Oct. 19, 2016. In all three cases, the females were reportedlyincapacitated and incapable of consenting to sexual activity.

The accused student has been removed from the CI campus pending the continuing investigations. CI Police and the Title IX & Inclusion office are actively investigating these cases, and CI remains committed to utilizing all resources reasonably available in our efforts to keep this community safe. If you have any information about any of these cases, please contact the CI Police Department at 805-437-8444 or the Title IX coordinator at 805-437-3608.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing can eliminate all risk, here are some suggestions everyone may want to consider:

  • Make sure you have unambiguous affirmative consent. Consent is a clear and freely given ‘yes’ response, not the absence of a ‘no’;
  • People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent;
  • Practice being assertive about your boundaries;
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, call for assistance;
  • Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in disrespectful or inappropriate actions, speak up and get involved, or contact someone else to assist.

If you’ve experienced sexual misconduct at CI, get confidential assistance or make a report to the police or other campus authorities. If you know someone who has been affected, you can help by sharing this information with them: http://www.csuci.edu/titleix/documents/ci15-t9-chart-f-v3.pdf

04/13/16

Dear Campus Community:

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at approximately 12:31 a.m., the CI Police Department received a report of suspicious subjects in a vehicle on Ventura St. heading toward University Dr. The caller reported that four subjects were in a vehicle on Ventura St., and that one of the subjects in the vehicle stated that they were lost and asked for directions. The caller believed that the subjects were not affiliated with CSU Channel Islands, and that their presence on campus was suspicious. A CI police officer located the vehicle driving on campus shortly thereafter and conducted a traffic stop in the SH2 parking lot after observing a traffic violation. At that time, the CI police dispatcher informed the officer that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Los Angeles.

As the subjects inside the vehicle were being detained, officers saw that the driver had an injury to the front of his abdomen. The subject told officers that he had been stabbed. He said that the incident occurred somewhere in Los Angeles and he did not know who it was that stabbed him. The subject was uncooperative and failed to provide officers with any additional details about the stabbing.

The driver of the vehicle was transported by ambulance to Los Robles Hospital for treatment of superficial wounds to his abdomen. He was released from the hospital after a short time and was taken into custody by CI Police for suspicion of vehicle theft.

CI Police have coordinated with Los Angeles Police Department as well as allied law enforcement agencies in Ventura County, and as of this time there is no further information available regarding a stabbing incident. Police are certain that the stabbing did not occur on the CI campus.

All four subjects were booked at the Ventura County Jail on suspicion of vehicle theft.

There is no information to suggest that any of these crimes occurred on the CI campus or involved any members of the CI community, and at no time was there any threat to members of CI community.​

CI Police Department

805-437-8444

police@csuci.edu

11/9/15 Robbery-Crime Alert and Timely Warning Notice

On the afternoon of November 9, 2015, a male subject reported to the CI Police Department that he had been robbed on campus the night before. The victim reported that on November 8, 2015, at approximately 9:00 p.m., he was on foot at the corner of Camarillo Street and Channel Islands Drive when he was approached by four male subjects wearing bandanas. The subjects physically assaulted the victim, took his wallet, and fled in an unknown direction.

The incident is being investigated by the CI Police Department. If you have information about this case, please contact the CI Police Department at 805-437-8444. You may also provide crime information anonymously by calling Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org.

Robbery is a crime of violence that can threaten any person or business. Remember that money and material items can be replaced, but your life cannot. To protect yourself from becoming the victim of robbery, consider the following safety tips:

  • Travel well-lit and populated routes. Avoid walking or parking in dark or shadowed areas. Have your keys in your hand as you approach your door, and remember to be alert to your surroundings. Glance under your car, around it, and in the back seat before you get in.
  • Avoid text messaging or talking on the phone unless you absolutely need to use the phone.
  • Avoid displaying and carrying large sums of money in public. Only carry the credit cards you need.
  • Be careful with purses or wallets. Carry a purse close to your body, but do not loop or wrap straps around you. A purse snatcher could injure you. Keep wallets in an inside pocket.
  • There’s safety in numbers. Consider walking to class, doing errands, or shopping with a friend or two, especially at night.
  • If you are confronted, cooperate! Give the criminal what he/she asks for — wallet, keys, jewelry, credit cards, electronics, etc. Your life is more valuable than your possessions. Don’t make sudden moves or try to apprehend the criminal yourself. Concentrate on remembering the person’s description and call police immediately.
  • Report any suspicious activity or person immediately to theCI Police Department by calling 805-437-8444 or 911.

09/29/14 4:45 PM Subject: Timely Warning - Burglaries in Bell Tower East

On the afternoon of Sunday, September 28, 2014, CI Police received a report that a faculty office space on the 2nd floor of Bell Tower East was burglarized, and two computers and an external hard drive were taken from inside the office. Unknown subject(s) broke a window to access the doorknob and gain entry into the office. The crime is believed to have occurred between Friday at about 3:00 p.m. and Sunday at about 3:00 p.m. In the same area, with a timeframe of Saturday at about 6:00 a.m. and Monday at about 8:30 a.m., two computers were stolen from a table top in a common area of Bell Tower East. CI Police are investigating these possibly-related crimes, and at this point there are no suspects.

To protect yourself from becoming a victim of burglary, take steps to safeguard your property and prevent it from being seen as a desirable target to thieves. Ensure that offices and other personal spaces are secured when unattended, and that exterior doors remain closed at all times. Contact the CI Police Department immediately if you notice suspicious persons or circumstances.

If you have any information regarding these crimes, please contact the CI Police Department at 805-437-8444. You may also report crime information anonymously by contacting Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org.

10/12/13 7:17 PM Subject: Timely Warning- Sexual Assault (Rape) Follow-up Information

The suspect in this case, CI Student Torell Smith, age 19, was arrested today at approximately 6:10 p.m. With regard to this case, there remains no continuing threat to the campus community. If you have additional information about this crime, please contact the CI Police Department at 805-437-8444.

10/12/13 5:01 PM Subject: Timely Warning - Sexual Assault (Rape)

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the CI Police Department responded to the report of rape inside a residence in Santa Cruz Village at approximately 11:30 that morning. The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 18-20 years old, 6 feet 3 inches tall with a thin build. The investigation is underway.

To protect yourselves from becoming the victim of rape or other sexual assault, be aware of your surroundings at all times. Be careful about when and where you drink alcohol, and always keep an eye on your drink. Use the buddy system when you attend parties or other social gatherings. Communicate openly and directly with your partner about sex. Be sure your friends know where you are, and most of all, trust your instincts.

If you have information about this crime, please contact the CI Police Department immediately at 805-437-8444. You may also provide crime information anonymously by calling Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org

05/14/13 Timely Warning Follow-up

Yesterday, the CI Police Department issued a timely warning notification to the campus community, alerting you to the fact that a robbery was reported to have occurred on Camarillo Street at Lewis Road, on public property immediately adjacent to the CI Campus. As of this morning, the only additional information to report is an enhanced description of the suspect.

The suspect is described as being a white male in his early 20’s, approximately 5 feet 8inches tall with a thin build. He had shaggy, shoulder-length, dirty blond hair, an unkempt appearance, and he was barefoot. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and an unknown-colored T-shirt.

If we receive new information about this case you will be notified, as appropriate. If you have information about this case, please contact the Camarillo Police Department at 805-388-5100. You may also report crime information anonymously by contacting Ventura County Crime Stoppers at http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/ or 800-222-TIPS.

05/13/13 Timely Warning - Robbery Adjacent to CI Campus

On Monday, May 13, 2013, at approximately 5:15 p.m. deputies with the Camarillo Police Department received a report of a robbery that had occurred at the book buy-back van approximately 4:45 p.m. The van was parked on Camarillo Street at Lewis Road, on public property immediately adjacent to the CI Campus.

It was reported that a male subject approached the book buy-back vendor and demanded money. The subject then physically assaulted the vendor, took personal property, and fled on foot, southbound on Camarillo Street. No weapons were involved in the robbery.

The suspect is described as being a white male in his early 20’s, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build. The subject had dirty blond shaggy hair, an unkempt appearance, and he was barefoot.

Further inquiries should be directed to the Camarillo Police Department at 805-388-5100.

To protect yourself from becoming the victim of robbery, take steps to be seen as an undesirable target. Robberies mostly occur during the hours of darkness. Robbers tend to like isolation, prefer lone victims, good escape routes, and few witnesses in addition to a good cash score. Consider the following:

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Walk with a purpose, with your head up, and looking around.
  • Be conscious of people just “hanging around” anywhere, especially near pay phones, public rest rooms, building entrances, etc.
  • Be aware of people around you when you when using an ATM. When you go to a bank, restaurant, convenience store, etc., do not openly display large sums of cash.
  • Be cautious when wearing “flashy” jewelry or carrying valuable items.
  • Stay in lighted areas at night. The robber does not want to be seen.
  • Stay with the crowd. There is safety in numbers.
  • Vary your routine. Don’t do the same thing at exactly the same time every day.
  • If someone watches you closely, follows you, or otherwise acts suspiciously, get to a well-lit populated area and contact the police.

11-2-11 4:15 p.m.

SoCal Edison has informed the University that all power to the campus will be shut down at approximately 4:30 p.m. today due to wind damage to power poles and will remain out for approximately 12 hours. All classes and activities have been cancelled for the remainder of the day. Additional information will be available at the University's Hotline at 805-437-3911 or Web site at: www.csuci.edu.

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