Campus Safety would like to remind all motorists and pedestrians to be aware of the change in season, and the approaching snowfall with regard to driving habits.
Motorists are advised to drive slowly, increase the distance between their vehicle and others on the road, and provide themselves extra time to get to and from their destination to avoid feeling rushed.
Pedestrians should also be attentive at this time of year and ensure vehicles have come to a complete stop before stepping off the curb at a marked crosswalk.
If you do happen to be involved in a motor vehicle collision, and your vehicles are movable and there are no injuries, please remove them from the roadway if possible and exchange the necessary information. When vehicles cannot safely be moved off the roadway, please contact Campus Safety at 966-5555 for assistance.
The University of Saskatchewan is seeking public assistance in identifying a suspicious male noticed peering into windows several times over the past week. Campus Safety suggests residents living in or near south campus residences take precautions against this “Peeping Tom” who was most recently reported looking into windows on October 19th.
The suspect is described as:
- Caucasian (White)
- 150-180lbs (68-80kgs)
- Light Coloured Hair
- He was last seen wearing a black bunny-hug (hoodie), light (white) pants and light coloured shoes
Photographs taken by a witness are available online at www.usask.ca/campussafety/identify-these-people.php
Witnesses last week stated that they first saw the suspect on October 8th tapping on the glass outside their window. Two days later he was spotted by the same witness across the courtyard looking into another window. At that time, the university sent out a campus-wide email and text message to alert the community.
Residents are reminded to keep windows and blinds closed in the evenings, and to make sure gates and doors are securely locked.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Campus Safety at 966-5555 or the Saskatoon Police Service at 975-8300.
Please visit our Identify which has been updated with new persons of interest.
Persons of interest may be suspects, witnesses, or other individuals who may have information pertaining to incidents on campus. Any information about them may be useful, so please contact us at 966-5555 if you know anything about those pictured on our website.
Campus Safety will be setup in the Main Library today from 10:30am until 2:30pm giving out free goodies, information about safety on campus, and instruction on how to sign up for USafe – the U of S mass notification system.
Come visit us, ask questions, take home loot, and learn!
Campus Safety would like to remind students to protect themselves, both on and off campus, from becoming victims of sexual assault. While the USSU offers programs like Safewalk to ensure students are protected while on campus, Canadian statistics show that 80% of suspects in sexual assault are not strangers hiding in bushes near parked cars; they are at the club, known to you, with a will to take advantage of any situation.
Please follow these and other tips to protect yourself when you are out on the town:
- Avoid becoming intoxicated – Keep yourself to a 1 or 2 drink limit.
- Always keep an eye on your glass and don’t drink it if you lose sight of it.
- Follow a buddy system when you are at a bar or function. Look out for those you trust and have them look out for you.
- Don’t accept drinks from others you do not know or trust and avoid open beverage sources like punch bowls, pitchers or tubs.
- Do not use drugs: Not only are they illegal, street drugs are not controlled and may contain dangerous substances which could both harm you physically, and make you more vulnerable to sexual assault.
- Keep your eyes and ears open; if there is talk of date rape drugs or if friends seem “too intoxicated” for what they have ingested, leave the party or club immediately and do not go back.
If you would like help talking about this issue, please consider calling Student Health at 966-5768 or the Sexual Assault and Information Centre at 244-2294.
For more information, please visit our website at www.usask.ca/campussafety.