Crime Alert Archive

University Police have received the following crime information:  On April 23, 2015 at about 8:00 am a sexual battery of a 14 year old minor occurred on Torrance Transit Line # 6. The bus was travelling westbound on Victoria Street in front of campus. The suspect sat next to the victim and rubbed the victim’s thigh with his hand. The suspect attempted to touch the victim’s groin, but the victim got up and exited the bus at Tamcliff Avenue. The suspect remained on the bus. The Suspect was described as an African American Male / 20's / slim build / medium height / mustache / cigarette smell and wearing an over sized dirty white sweater / dirty khaki pants.

Anyone with information concerning this crime should contact Detective Information: Detective B. Williams at (310) 243-3001.

The University Police recognizes that crimes of this nature are not the fault of the victim.  The University Police takes this opportunity to remind everyone of the following safety considerations:

* Always be alert of your surroundings.

* Report suspicious activities or individuals to police immediately.

* Use the buddy system – avoid walking alone when possible.

* If someone bothers you, attract attention to yourself; yell or scream.

* Stay in well-lit areas when possible.

INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM: THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

On Sunday January 11, 2015 at about 12:45 pm an attempted robbery and shooting occurred at the recycling center at 618 E. University Drive in Carson. A male Black, 20-25 years old, 5’ 10” tall with a thin build approached a recycling center employee. The suspect displayed a handgun, demanded money, and fired three shots at the employee. The suspect ran to a silver 4 door car driven by another suspect and fled eastbound on University Drive. The employee suffered a gunshot wound to the torso and was transported to Harbor General Hospital.

Tips:

*Be aware of your surroundings.

*Report suspicious persons or activity to police.

*Travel in groups when practical.

*Program the University Police phone number into your cell phone (310) 243-3639.

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Carson Station at 310-830-1123. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

January 5, 2015

INFORMATION RECEIVED: A man was fatally shot at the Artesia Metro Blue Line station on Friday, January 2, 2015 in Compton during a fight.   According to Deputy Guillermina Saldaña of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, two men got into a brawl about 8:42 a.m. on an exit ramp at the Metro Artesia Blue Line station in the 1900 block of South Acacia Court, when one of them pulled out a handgun. He shot the other man and ran away. An armed Metro security guard saw the shooting and fired a round at the gunman as he ran away. The injured man was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and pronounced dead. The gunman was last seen running north along the railroad tracks.

Tips:

*Be aware of your surroundings.

*Report suspicious persons or activity to police.

*Travel in groups when practical.

*Program the University Police phone number into your cell phone (310) 243-3639.

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.