U of S Faculty, Staff and Students,
The Saskatoon Police are investigating a sexual assault which occurred yesterday afternoon.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on May 23, 2012, the female victim was on the U of S Saskatoon campus when she was approached by a male. He convinced her to attend to a nearby parking lot off of Seminary Crescent. When they arrived, the suspect sexually assaulted the female before fleeing on foot.
The suspect is described as having dark skin and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with a dark blue or black jacket and white sunglasses.
The victim wasn’t physically injured during the incident.
A photo is attached below.
If anyone has information relating to this incident, please contact Saskatoon Police Service at 975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The Saskatoon Police would like to remind people to be vigilant when they are out and about in the city and take precautions. Travel in pairs, ensure someone knows where you’re going and what time to expect you back, and avoid dimly lit places.
Director of Campus Safety
Date: May 11, 2012 16:37 Release Number: 2012-0339
Released by: Alyson Edwards Occurrence Number: 12-41110
Subject: Update – Composite Sketch – Robbery With Violence – MVA Trail/Train Bridge (rel#335)
Saskatoon Police are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect involved in a robbery with violence which occurred Thursday, May 10, 2012.
The suspect is described to be in his late 20’s and of First Nations descent. He is approximately 5’11” in height with a “chubby” build, dark hair and a clean-cut appearance. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a ball cap, dark jeans, a black zip-up hoodie and had on wire-framed glasses with a light tint.
At approximately noon yesterday a female was jogging northbound on the MVA trail toward the train bridge on the east side of the South Saskatchewan River. When she slowed to a walk she was grabbed from behind by a male who threatened to harm her. The suspect demanded her Ipod and fled the scene. The victim was not physically harmed.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
At 12:20 p.m., the Department of Campus Safety responded to a reported robbery on the Meewasin Trail, near the train bridge adjacent to the university campus in Saskatoon. A female was jogging, was approached by a male, and had her iPod shuffle stolen.
The suspect is described as an Aboriginal male in his mid-twenties and slightly chubby. He wore a dark baseball cap, reading glasses, a dark hoodie with a light emblem on one of the sides at chest level, dark pants and runners.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Saskatoon Police Service at 975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Please help us identify individuals who may have information related to an incidents on campus. To view our pictures please follow the link below:
New photos were added May 8th, 2012.
University of Saskatchewan students, faculty and staff:
In early January 2012, the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Campus Safety received a report of a sexual assault against a female occurring in McEown Park student residence on the university’s Saskatoon campus. It was reported that alcohol and other drugs may have been involved in the assault. This incident was first reported to, and is being investigated by, the Saskatoon Police Service. The university is fully co-operating in this investigation.
I urge anyone who feels they may have information related to this incident to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 975-8300.
I also encourage you to take personal safety precautions, as outlined by Campus Safety: www.usask.ca/campussafety/safety/personal-safety.php and to always take precautionary measures with alcohol and other drugs, as outlined by Campus Safety:www.usask.ca/campussafety/safety/alcohol-and-drugs.php.
David Hannah, Associate Vice-President Student Affairs
For more information, contact:
Saskatoon Police Service at 975-8300
The Saskatoon Police Service continues to ask for public assistance in locating Hamza Alsharief.
The 23 year old university student, originally from Saudi Arabia, was last in contact with family on December 14th, 2011. Investigators do not suspect foul play, however family members say it it unusual that he has not had contact with them since that time. Recent information indicates that a jacket, similar to the one commonly worn by Alsharief, was located on the CP train bridge around the time of his disappearance. A passerby thought the jacket was lost and hung it on a tree behind the Education Building at the University of Saskatchewan. The jacket has not been seen since; leaving investigators unable to confirm that it belonged to Alsharief.
Hamza Alsharief is described as 5’8″ in height, with a slim build, short to medium length brown hair, possibly with a “soul patch” below his lower lip.
A photo of Hamza Alsharief wearing the jacket is below.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hamza Alsharief or the jacket in question is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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There has been a significant increase in locker thefts, Campus Safety would like to remind students to use a strong durable lock, and not put any valuables inside. If you witness any suspicious activity in or around any locker area, or other parts of Campus please contact Campus Safety immediately. (966-5555)
The Saskatoon Police Service is investigating 14 incidents of indecent exposure believed to be committed by the same male suspect, which have occurred on the City’s east side since mid June, the most recent occurring October 5, 2011.
Campus cyclists are reminded to take care of their bicycles after several thefts already this summer. Additionally, campus users are asked to continue to be vigilant when witnessing suspicious behaviour on campus.