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Crime Alert - Assault and Battery

Date Occurred: 
February 2, 2017 approximately 2:00 AM
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On Feburary 2, 2017 at 7:40pm UMPD was notified that a female UMass student was assaulted at approximately 2:00am that same day in Lot #22 by an unknown person. The assault consisted of a person approaching the female from behind and punching her on the side of the head, knocking her to the ground. The victim was unable to obtain any description of the person who assaulted her. The investigation is continuing, including a review of all camera footage in the area. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact UMPD Officer Chris Stechmann at (413) 545-2121. Anonymous information can be left at (413) 577-TIPS (8477) or by using the UMPD anonymous witness form at

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CA - 02-17-2298

Posted: Feb 3, 2017, 1:02 pm
Last Updated: Feb 3, 2017, 2:47 pm


585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600
413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax


Call 413-577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.