Campus Security investigates serial female harassment

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JESSIKA KARLSSON, Channels Staff

Sept. 11 – 11:00 a.m.

A laptop was stolen from a staff office in the Administration Building with no signs of forced entry. The incident was reported to the Santa Barbara Police Department. There are no suspects.

Sept. 12 – 9:30 a.m.

A female student notified Campus Security claiming that she was being stalked on and off-campus by a male student. Security did an investigation but couldn’t conclude that he was stalking her. The male suspect was removed from the same class as the female student.

Sept. 15 – 11:30 a.m.

A staff member observed a male student taking pictures of females inside the Cartwright Learning Resources Center and informed Campus Security. When security made contact with the suspect, he denied the allegations. Security looked through his cellphone but couldn’t find any pictures.

Sept. 15 – 2:25 p.m.

Complaints by a staff member with abdominal pains led to an ambulance being called to the scene. Paramedics arrived and he was transported to Cottage Hospital for tests and observation. Campus Security has not received a report on his recovery.

Sept. 15 – 5:19 p.m.

Campus Security received a report from a female student claiming that a male student had harassed her. She stated that he made derogative comments about her during class. Security made contact with the male student and the incident is under investigation.

Sept. 16 – 3:45 pm.

An unattended laptop was stolen from the quiet area at the bottom level of the Luria Library. The student stated that he left his cubical and his laptop for 15 minutes and when he returned, the $1200 computer was gone. The student was advised to make a report with the SBPD.

Sept. 16 – 8:30 p.m.

Campus Security received a report regarding a male student who harassed several women on campus. According to the report, the male student approached the women, stared at them and then walked away. He later returned and sat next to the women. There have been a number of similar incidents reported regarding the same individual, and Campus Security was able to establish who the suspect was. Security is meeting with him shortly.

According to description, the suspect might be involved with a previous incident occurring in the female restroom of the Luria Library.

Sept. 17– 8:34 p.m.

Campus Security received a report regarding a female student who was clapping her hands and disturbing others on the first floor of the Luria Library. When security questioned her about why she was clapping her hands, she stated that she was excited about guessing someone’s name. According to the female student, she wasn’t on any medication but could not stay on topic while security questioned her. Friends of the female student arrived later and brought her home.

 

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