USM Public Safety

Campus Safety Alerts and Timely Notices

USM Campus Safety Alert-Timely warning

DATE: 10/10/2019

USM Public Safety

Timely Warnings are posted in an effort to make the USM Community aware of any situation that poses a potential threat to the safety and wellbeing of those who live, work, study and visit the campus. By keeping you aware of crimes or safety issues occurring in our community, USM Public Safety hopes to encourage you to become actively involved in crime prevention. Personal safety practices and knowledge are your best defense against crime. This USM Safety Alert is intended to promote safety on campus.

Suspicious Vehicle-Indecent Exposure

USM Police Officers are investigating a report of two incidents that occurred on Thursday, October 10th 2019 at approximately 9:15AM on the Gorham campus, wherein an unknown male sitting in a vehicle exposed himself to two female students. One instance occurred on University Way outside of Corthell Hall, the second occurred moments later on Campus Avenue near Philippi Hall. In both instances the male called the student over and exposed himself while sitting in the vehicle. USM Police were in the area and immediately responded to the reports; despite a thorough check of the entire campus and surrounding areas, the suspicious vehicle was not located. Gorham Police were notified of the incident but also did not locate the vehicle.

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:

Light skinned male, 30’s in age, with a dark colored “greasy” or “slicked back” hair, possibly pulled pack into a hair bun on top, possibly shaved on the sides, wearing a dark colored utility or mechanic’s jacket.

Operating a dark grey or black, mid 2000’s Chevy or GMC pickup truck with lots of rust on the fenders around the wheels, bearing a Maine registration plate ending in “E” or “UE”.  

Anyone having information is encouraged to call USM Public Safety at 780-5211.

The Department of Public Safety at USM offers the following safety tips:

  1. Try always to find a friend to accompany you at night.
  2. If being followed go directly to a populated place.
  3. Use USM’s police escort service if you feel unsafe.
  4. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. Report any suspicious person or vehicles immediately to police.
  5. Never enter a vehicle with someone you do not know.

This notice is provided as part of USM’s safety awareness and education efforts, and complies with federal legislation known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

Per: Ronald G. Saindon, Interim Chief of Police