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MICA Campus Safety Security Information Alert for Friday April 12, 2013

1500 Block of Mt. Royal Ave.

Posted 04.12.13 by Campus Safety

The following message was sent to all current Students, Staff and Faculty:

 

At approximately 3:45 p.m. on Friday April 12, 2013 a MICA student was walking in the 1500 block of W. Mount Royal Avenue when she was approached from behind and pushed to the ground by an unknown individual. After demanding her cell the perpetrator fled the scene heading south, then west on Lafayette Avenue.

The perpetrator is described as a black male, 6' tall, thin build, close cropped haircut, wearing a blue shirt and pants. Picture below.



Very minor injuries have been reported. MICA Campus Safety responded quickly and continues to search for perpetrator with help from Baltimore City Police, but a suspect has not yet been apprehended. Campus Safety and Baltimore City Police are investigating and are attempting to identify the individual in the picture.

Campus Safety is working with Baltimore City Police to enhance our area patrols. Officers will be deployed on foot in the W. Mount Royal Avenue Campus corridor. Other areas of Campus will covered by bicycle and Segway patrol.

Although a crime of this nature rarely occurs on campus, we strongly encourage all members of the MICA community to always remain vigilant, on and off campus. Immediately contact Campus Safety if you see someone fitting this description or acting suspicious.

· See Something... Say Something - Immediately report suspicious persons parked, hanging around, or walking through campus or your neighborhood. Please help us prevent something suspicious from becoming a crime by being extra eyes and ears for Campus Safety and Baltimore City Police. Call in a "tip" and patrol units will respond to the area to investigate.

-Baltimore City Police - 911
-MICA Campus Safety - 443-423-3333 or activate Rave Guardian

· On-Campus Walking Escorts are available. Officers will walk with you between campus buildings or to/from your car. Request service through a lobby security guard or call 410-225-2245. Always be alert to your immediate surroundings and keep track of who is around you. Be especially vigilant in the evening and on weekends when there is less pedestrian traffic in Bolton Hill and on campus.

· Don't allow strangers to approach or follow you on the street. If asked to stop or talk - keep moving away while you listen and watch to size up the situation. If you sense that someone may be following or moving toward you, abruptly change direction several times while moving quickly toward a safe public area or place where you know assistance will be available. You will see how the person responds, and by moving toward a place where assistance is available, you will be that much closer to help if you decide escape is necessary.

· Register for Rave Guardian and MICA Alert at the same time. Transform your mobile phone into a personal alarm beacon. In the event of an emergency, critical information you elect to share will be provided to MICA Campus Safety to help us more quickly respond and help you. With the push of one button on your cell phone, help is on the way when you need it. This service is provided to you free of charge by MICA. https://www.getrave.com/login.mica