Police Issue Alert After Several Gropings

Thursday October 2nd, 2014

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Windsor Police and Campus Police have issued an alert after several incidences of groping around campus.

On Sunday September 28th at approximately 6:25am. Windsor Police were called to a residence in the 900 block of California Avenue. The complainant told police that she was sleeping in her bed when she woke up because she felt someone touching her over her clothes. The victim sat up in her bed and saw a male suspect walk out of her room and exit the residence. The victim told police that a 52″ television was also missing from the residence. Police say that entry was gained by removing a screen to the living room window.

Then later on the same day, University of Windsor Campus Police were contacted by a victim in relation to sexual assault. Police say that he victim said that at approximately 8:15pm in the area of University Avenue West and Sunset Avenue, a male who is not known to her, approached her and hugged her. As the male hugged her he felt her breast over her clothes. The victim pushed the suspect away and he walked away from the area. She described the suspect as being a male with light brown skin, 5’8″ tall, in his 20’s with short black hair that was gelled on top, wearing an orange shirt and blue jeans. He is described as having a high-pitched voice.

On Thursday September 30th at approximately 12:15am, police say that they were made aware of a sexual assault incident that took place in the area of University Avenue West and Randolph Avenue. Police say that the victim was waiting for a bus at the bus shelter at approximately 9:15pm on September 29th. A male suspect approached the victim and asked for bus tickets. He also asked her for a drink of her soda. When she declined, the male began hugging the victim and kissing her face. The victim kept pulling away from the suspect and eventually was able to board the bus once it arrived. The suspect identified himself to the victim and police have confirmed his identity. The suspect is currently in hospital on a Form 2 under the Mental Health Act.

Windsor Police and University of Windsor Campus Police have shared information and are working together in relation to these matters. Police are still investigating to determine if the incidents are linked.

They say that the sexual assaults and break and enter appear to be random acts. Police are reminding citizens to be vigilant when it comes to securing doors and windows prior to retreating for bed. Police also want to remind people to call in about any suspicious persons or activities they might observe in their neighborhood.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519255-6700 ext.4830 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-TIPS(8477) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

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