Public Safety Advisory - Mar. 27, 2013

To: University Community

From: Jeff Talbott, Director of Public Safety

Date: March 27, 2013

Subject: Safety Bulletin – Suspicious Individuals on Campus

On Sunday, March 24, 2013, a student reported two suspicious males attempting to enter North Hall. The student challenged these individuals and denied them entry into the Hall. The student quickly reported the situation to the Department of Public Safety and Officers immediately responded, locating the individuals near Merriam Hall. While speaking with these individuals, Public Safety Officers determined they had been drinking alcohol, were not students and were from the San Bernardino area. One of the individuals possessed a large hunting knife concealed in his pants, and had two misdemeanor warrants for his arrest. The other individual had a razor type box cutter in his pocket. The Redlands Police Department was contacted and both individuals were arrested and removed from campus.

As a reminder, the University Community is urged to take precautions for your personal safety.

  • Ensure outside doors to residence halls are secured when entering or leaving.

  • Do not allow non-students to follow you into your residence hall.

  • Be aware of your surroundings when walking on or off campus.

  • Immediately report any suspicious persons or activities to Public Safety.

Our highest priority remains the safety and security of our campus community members. If you have any questions or information, please contact Public Safety at (909) 748-8888 or extension 8888 from any campus phone.