Crime Alert - Suspicious Activity

Date Occurred: 
November 11, 2014

The UMPD has received four reports from residents of the John Adams residence hall regarding a male who has been looking at female residents while they have been showering. The first incident occurred in September and was treated as an isolated incident. More recent reports have been filed and the UMPD is notifying the campus community to ensure your safety. Reports allege a white male has been seen looking, or attempting to look under the shower partitions on the third and sixth floor facilities. One incident describes the male as a college aged white male, dark hair, baseball cap on backwards, gray t-shirt, teal shorts and teal Sperry canvas boat shoes.  Another incident describes the male as a white male with a blue checkered shirt and blue jeans lying on the ground. Two women report seeing a black iPhone under the partition which is believed by them to have taken pictures or video.  The UMPD is actively investigating these incidents and is encouraging any resident to immediately report suspicious behavior to the police. Female residents are advised to remain aware of their surroundings and to contact the UMPD if they observe or are aware of similar situations. UMPD may be contacted at 545-2121 or online at

Posted: Nov 8, 2014, 9:46 pm
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2016, 9:18 am


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Amherst, MA 01003-9600
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