Authorities investigating indecent exposure incidents on UA campus

Published: Jun. 15, 2016 at 10:11 PM MST|Updated: Jun. 16, 2016 at 4:02 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The University of Arizona Police Department has issued a warning after it received two separate reports of indecent exposure on the UA campus.

The first incident happened around noon on Friday, June 10.

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The suspect has been described as a Hispanic male, 5-foot-8 with short dark hair. The man was in his late teens of early 20s and wearing a red UA logo polo shirt, khaki shorts and large sunglasses.

The second incident happened at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14.

"A female student, walking in the area of the Highland Tunnel, was approached by a male who exposed himself in the same manner," the UAPD said.

The suspect in this incident has been described as a Hispanic male, 5-6 to 6-0 with short dark hair. The suspect, who is 15 to 25 years old, was wearing a blue or grey short-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and sunglasses.

Some student on the U of A campus said they have been keeping a closer eye out since the email.

"I stick together with my friends. I have my phone always with me. So that does help me feel safer. But of course when things happen like this or we get an email, of course it's a shock," said Sofia Gomez, a U of A student.

Another student said she has no choice but to walk back alone after a night of studying but takes precautions to stay safe.

"I always try to walk through the mall. Be sure to be on the way back with my cell phone in my hand. Ready to call 911 and sometimes I use the pepper spray that I always carry with me," said Cristina Urias, a student.

The UAPD offered the following safety tips:

• Beware of your surroundings

• When you are able, call police immediately

• Be the best witness you can be. Make mental notes of race, age, sex, height, weight, hair and eye color, build, and clothing. Note anything unusual about the suspect, such as scars, tattoos, strange mannerisms or speech patterns

• If you see something, say something.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, 88-CRIME or the UAPD Tips Line at 520-621-8477.

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