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Yale Police - Chief's Messages - Message Detail
To: All Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Chief Ronnell A. Higgins
Summary: Message from Chief Ronnell Higgins
Date: 17-JUL-2017 02:12:00 PMMessage ID: 155613




 To the Yale Community, 

I write to let you know of an inappropriate touching incident that occurred this morning in the area of South Frontage Road and College Street at approximately 9:30 AM.  A Postdoc was walking in the area when she was approached by a man on a bicycle who rode by and grabbed the victim’s breast and subsequently fled the area.  The victim was not harmed and the Yale police are investigating.   We wanted to make you aware of a similar incident that occurred off campus on Friday July 14, 2017  in the area of 420 Columbus Avenue at approximately 3:00 PM. The victim in that incident, a staff member,  was not harmed and the New Haven police are investigating.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Yale Police at (203) 432-4400 or send an anonymous text tip through our Bulldog Mobile (LiveSafe) app. To register for Bulldog Mobile please visit https://your.yale.edu/community/public-safety/campus-safety-services/bulldog-mobile-livesafe-app.

As always, if you are a victim or aware of a sexual assault, police will investigate and will also provide referrals to other resources, such as the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education Center (the SHARE Center), the Title IX Coordinator, the University-Wide Committee, Yale University Health Services, and victims’ advocacy services. As a reminder, the SHARE Center provides information, advocacy, and support for those dealing with rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, or intimate partner violence. Yale’s SHARE Center can be reached by calling (203) 432-2000.  Their website, sharecenter.yale.edu, offers a range of information, including strategies for building a safer community.

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                     
Ronnell A. Higgins
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