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Safety Message

To: All students, faculty and staff
From: California University Police Department

Earlier today, the California Borough Police Department informed University Police about an incident that warrants your attention.

Two women have told police they were harassed as they were walking downtown earlier this week. The incident occurred at 11:30 p.m. April 22 on Third Street in California Borough.

According to the police report, several men got out of a dark-colored SUV, approached the women and attempted to lure them into the vehicle. The women reported that the suspects’ actions made them feel uncomfortable.

What you should do

For safety, do not walk alone. Always travel with a friend or in a group, especially after dark. Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible. Use the sidewalk, and always walk facing the flow of traffic.

Do not approach a stranger who calls to you, and NEVER get into a vehicle with someone you do not know. If you feel unsafe, call 911 immediately.

Report your concerns

If you are involved in an incident, as a victim or a witness, call police IMMEDIATELY by phoning 911. Timely reports allow police to respond most effectively. Posting information on social media is NOT an effective means of reporting a crime. Any delay in reporting a crime lessens the chance that police will be able to confront the suspects.

Your safety is the No. 1 priority for the California University Police Department. To report a crime or share a concern with campus police, call 724-938-4299.