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Archive for Monday, April 23, 2012

KU police urge students to be cautious when walking on campus at night

April 23, 2012, 1:43 p.m. Updated April 24, 2012, 10:29 a.m.

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KU police have asked for help in identifying this suspect in a April 16 battery of a female student outside Strong Hall.

KU police have asked for help in identifying this suspect in a April 16 battery of a female student outside Strong Hall.

KU police are asking for help in identifying this suspect in a sexual battery of a woman early on April 21, 2012, outside Haworth Hall.

KU police are asking for help in identifying this suspect in a sexual battery of a woman early on April 21, 2012, outside Haworth Hall.

Kansas University police are urging students to be careful after two female students recently were assaulted while walking at night on campus.

A female student walking along Sunnyside Avenue at 2:10 a.m. Saturday reported a white male struck her in the face and grabbed her. She was able to break free in a struggle and run away.

The sexual battery suspect was described as a college-aged white man, between 6-foot and 6-foot-3, with a thin build, dark eyes, dark brown hair about 1 to 3 inches long. He was wearing a green Ralph Lauren shirt and cargo shorts.

Five days earlier, a 19-year-old female student reported a man shoved her about 9:25 p.m. April 16 as she was on the southwest side of Strong Hall. She kicked the man and ran away and made a police report about 12 hours later. That suspect in that case was described as a tall black male in his 40s or 50s with graying black hair. He was wearing a brown jacket. Police have released composite sketches of both suspects.

In an alert issued by police officers, they urged students to:

• Walk in groups if possible.

• Stay on well-lit walking paths at night.

• Use transportation through KU SafeRide and KU SafeBus.

• Report any suspicious people or activity to police.

Maj. Chris Keary, assistant KU police chief, said the two crimes were similar, but officers did not believe the incidents were related due to the differences in the descriptions of the suspects.

KU spokeswoman Jill Jess said Monday both incidents remained under investigation.

KU is asking anyone with information in either case to call the KU Public Safety Office at 785-864-5900 or KU Crime Stoppers at 785-864-8888. Calls to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous, and callers could be eligible for a cash reward if information leads to an arrest.

Comments

frankfussman 2 years, 6 months ago

Why remove "breast"? It was in an earlier posting. "...grabbed her breast." "A female student walking along Sunnyside Avenue at 2:10 a.m. Saturday reported a white male struck her in the face and grabbed her." "...breast." Doesn't "breast" make it a sexual assault?

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bad_dog 2 years, 6 months ago

Somewhere Paul Harvey is saying: "And now you know the breast of the story..."

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billbodiggens 2 years, 6 months ago

Thank you, I was wondering what facts made this a sexual assault.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 6 months ago

That identikit picture could be the son of the dog-eating tyrant.

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somedude20 2 years, 6 months ago

Are you talKKKing about Hu Jintao?

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Fossick 2 years, 6 months ago

If I had a dog, he would look like the one Obama ate.

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Katara 2 years, 6 months ago

So where is the composite sketch of the white male?

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Liberty275 2 years, 6 months ago

If you invert the color, he looks a member of the Blue Man Group. Is that close enough?

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Fossick 2 years, 6 months ago

This is apparently a composite sketch of both, as the black guy was in his 50s and had graying hair, and the white guy was college-aged. Put them together and you either get our composite sketch above or you get Mr. Bean.

And no one wants to find Mr. Bean.

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Anthony Mall 2 years, 6 months ago

KU Police will also be accepting applications for a new sketch artist.... If this guy is that bad his own mother would of turned him in...

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Liberty275 2 years, 6 months ago

If I was 30 years younger, I'd offer my escort services to our lovely KU girls. Free of charge.

Hopefully you college boys care enough about your friends that you will walk them to the library when asked.

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Phoghorn 2 years, 6 months ago

During my KU years I would actually work out a deal with some of my female friends after the night courses. I would walk her to her car, and then she would give me a ride to mine. It worked out quite well.

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JayhawksandHerd 2 years, 6 months ago

Hmmm...by all accounts, I'm liberal, yet I own several guns. Still not sure how that's relevant to this story, though.

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