Public Safety Advisory - Sept. 18, 2016

To: University Community

From:  Jeff Talbott, Chief, Office of Public Safety

Date:  September 18, 2016

Subject:  Redlands Campus Incidents

We want to let the Redlands campus community know of two incidents that occurred in the early morning hours today. Campus is quiet and secure, and we have no reason to suspect there is a safety threat at this time, but this notice is for the community's awareness.  You may hear media reports about one or both of these events.  Public Safety had three officers and one sergeant on duty at the time of both of these incidents, and we continue at our full staffing level today and tonight, with the Redlands Police Department monitoring campus activity as usual.

Two Redlands students attending an off-campus party were struck by BB-gun pellets fired from unknown suspects in a nearby car, while the students were on the front porch of the party residence. Our students sustained minor injuries but declined medical aid.  One reported the incident to her Community Assistant, who reported it to Public Safety. The Redlands police are investigating.

A non-University person suspected of driving under the influence and hit-and-run struck two cars parked on Colton Ave. at Grove St. and then turned his car into the Brockton Apartments parking lot, where he struck the parked cars of six students, one guest and a Public Safety officer.  No one was injured, and Redlands police took the driver into custody.

As always, please contact Public Safety at ext. 8888 from any campus phone or 909-748-8888 if you see suspicious activity on or adjacent to campus, if you have questions, or if you need our assistance in any way.