Clery Relaese 14-2013 | University of Missouri Police Department

Clery Release -- Nov. 11, 2013

Information on sex offense reported to City of Columbia Police Department

The City of Columbia Police Department is investigating a sexual misconduct report. The incident occurred in 1400 block of Bouchelle Avenue across the street from the main MU Campus around 2 a.m., Nov. 8. A female victim reported to the City of Columbia Police Department that while she was walking home a male stopped her and grabbed her breast. She resisted and the male left the area. The male was described as a mixed race male, medium skin tone, short brown hair, slender build, and approximately 5'6." Contact the City of Columbia Police Department for additional details.

In an effort to keep the community informed of crimes that happen near campus property, the MUPD is sending this Clery release.
Additionally, the University Police Department offers the following tips to help keep you safe. Remember, you can do everything properly and still be the victim of a crime.

When possible, walk in pairs as there is strength in numbers.
Walk in well lit areas.
Trust your instincts. If something feels wrong, something is probably wrong.
Be aware of your surroundings.
Walk close to the curb, facing oncoming traffic.
Carry bags close to your body.
Look confident (good posture, confidents strides, head upright and on a swivel)
Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be back.
If you are being followed, head for a crowded place.
If people start milling around you, it could a set-up for a mugging.
Know yourself, how do you react in a crisis situation? Do you scream, cry, freeze? Remember there is no right or wrong approach to dangerous situations.

Clery 14-2013
(In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. To learn more about Jeanne Clery, please visit: http://www.securityoncampus.org/)