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Date Occurred: October 26, 2019

Update: November 7, 2019 4:11pm - The main suspect in this case has been identified by a member of the community, thank you for your assistance.

On October 26, 2019 at 5:07pm UMPD was notified that a male had just been assaulted by three other males in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Sunset Avenue. Officers responding to the scene found the victim with significant head injuries from the reported assault. The victim was unable to provide information on the suspects and was immediately transported to the hospital. A number of witnesses came forward with physical descriptions of three college-aged, white male suspects. The main aggressor was described as a white male, wearing a grey, plaid, flannel long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and a Carhartt winter cap. Please see the attached photo, UMPD is requesting your assistance in identifying this suspect. The description of the other two males is very limited, only that they were wearing hooded sweatshirts. Anyone... read full alert

Assault and Battery suspect #1

I'm a UMass Police Officer, and I love my job. It's always something new. It's always something different. It's always something challenging. You have the benefit for extensive developmental training in the summer and the opportunity of community policing.  It's not necessarily standard employment. It's a calling. I answered the call. I really do enjoy serving the community and helping people. I wouldn't want be anything else other than a police officer. It has direct... read more

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