El Camino Police Department
March 20, 2009
The El Camino College Police Department reported an incident where an unknown male suspect recently grabbed a female student’s backpack and briefly tried to restrain her. The incident occurred at about 11:45 a.m. in the Humanities Building on March 12, but was not reported to El Camino College Police until several days later. The student was unharmed.
The suspect is described as a black male, 20-23 years of age, 5-foot 7-inches tall; thin build, with black hair and hazel eyes. He has a mole on his left cheek and a tattoo on his left forearm.
Cadets have been assigned to patrol the building, and the halls are under increased supervision by police personnel.
El Camino College Police again remind the campus community to be vigilant about safety – in all situations and locations. Police advise everyone to walk in a group or at least with one other person at night, use the campus shuttle service, and to put away distracting items such as music listening devices and cell phones
· Have keys in hand before walking to your car
· Always be aware of your surroundings – remember the use of iPod devices and cell phones may significantly distract you
· Don’t walk alone
· Use the buddy system
· Learn the location of “Code Blue” POLICE phones located throughout campus. These phones are directly linked to the college Police Department and are considered 911 priority lines. Students and staff are encouraged to utilize these phones for any emergency
· Use ECC Courtesy Shuttle operated by ECC Police from 5:30pm to 11:00 p.m by using one of the POLICE phones located throughout campus, or call campus police 310-660-3100 for this service.
· In an emergency contact campus police by using one of the POLICE phones on campus; calling 911 from any pay phone on campus; or by calling 310-660-3100 from a cell phone
· Night students and faculty are encouraged to park in the same general area as other faculty or students with night classes in their building; this provides the opportunity for a group of students and faculty to walk to their cars after dark
· Immediately report any suspicious activity to campus police
· Be alert
· Be prepared
This crime alert bulletin is being provided to the El Camino College campus community as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.