Public Safety Advisory - Sept. 30, 2013

To: University Community

From: Jeff Talbott, Director of Public Safety

Date: Sept. 30, 2013

Subject: Safety Bulletin: Assault adjacent to campus

On September 29, 2013, at approximately 1 a.m., three University of Redlands students were walking on Grove Street near Colton Avenue, adjacent to the orange trees that separate Grove Street from the Hedco parking lot when they were physically assaulted by three or four teenaged suspects. The suspects came out of the area of the orange trees and walked past the students on Grove Street before turning around and striking the two male students in the face without any warning. The suspect then stole the cellular phone from one of the injured students before fleeing the area. The only description of the attackers was one of the suspects was believed to be a Hispanic teenaged male wearing a red baseball cap. The Redlands Police Department responded to the area and conducted an investigation of the incident.

  • As a precautionary measure, students are reminded to walk in groups and use well lit pathways on the interior of the campus during periods of darkness.

  • The On-Campus Shuttle is also available for transportation during specified hours by calling 909-907-2820.

  • 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 concerns, please contact Public Safety at 909-748-8888 or ext. 8888 from any campus phone.