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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: 10-DEC-2012 09:45:00 PMMessage ID: 86508

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To the Yale Community:

I write to let you know that this evening at around 6:00 PM a graduate student and an undergraduate student were assaulted in two separate incidents.      

In the first incident, a graduate student was assaulted by a group of teenaged males riding bicycles in the area of Wall and High Streets.  Shortly thereafter, an undergraduate student reported being assaulted by a group of teenaged males in the area of Wall and Temple Streets.  It appears that these incidents were perpetrated by the same group of males.  There were no weapons displayed and no injuries reported in either incident.  The Yale Police are investigating and we have increased patrols in the area.

If you have any information about this incident or should observe any suspicious activity, please call the Yale Police at 203-432-4400 or text your anonymous tip to 67283, begin the stream with yaletip.

Please be aware that there have been several incidents of robbery and assault throughout the city that have involved both male and female juveniles, either on foot or on bicycles traveling as a group with the intent of robbing and assaulting people.  If you see any suspicious activity, please do not hesitate to call the Yale Police immediately.   

As a general reminder, it is important to be aware of your surroundings at all times, walk or jog with others when possible in well-populated areas, and avoid displaying valuables.  It is also always a good idea to note the location of emergency Blue Phones along your route and make use of security services, including shuttle services and door-to-door rides at night, by calling 203-432-9255.   The Yale Police also provide services and information for victims of crimes, which you may access by calling 203-432-4400.

Sincerely,

Ronnell A. Higgins, Chief of Police



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