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Safety Notification - Lewd Act at Mangrum Track & Field

The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) police department has issued the following safety notification, advising of an incident that concerns the safety of the university community and advises students, faculty, staff and community members to take all necessary precautions:

On Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 at approximately 5 p.m., two females (non-students) arrived at Mangrum Track & Field to work out. While walking on the track, they noticed a male near the pedestrian entrance and water fountain. They heard him make a comment to them and observed him masturbating. They immediately reported the incident to UPD.

He was last seen riding his bicycle up the pedestrian ramp and west on Craven Road toward Parking Lot XYZ.

Suspect Description

Adult male, mid-30s, approximately 5’8”, bald/shaved head and thin build. Wearing blue jeans, tan work boots, a yellow reflective vest and a black jacket.

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation please contact University Police at 760-750-4567.

If you wish, you may report anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.


SAFETY TIP: Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe in any situation, go with your gut. If you see a situation in which a person may be assaulted, contact law enforcement immediately by dialing 911. Use campus blue light phones to request an escort from UPD or report suspicious activity.

CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT: Victims of any form of sexual harassment or assault are strongly encouraged to seek confidential support at CSUSM’s Student Health and Counseling Center, located in Chavez Circle at the intersection of Campus Way and Campus View Drive, 760-750-4915; office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Off campus, the Center for Community Solutions offers a 24-hour, toll-free, countywide crisis line for crisis intervention and information referrals related to sexual assault in San Diego at 1-888-385-4657 (free). More information is available at www.ccssd.org. Reporting to a confidential counselor or sexual assault advocate WILL NOT RESULT IN A REPORT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OR THE UNIVERSITY. These counseling professionals are required by law to keep your identity and information confidential.

REPORTING TO THE UNIVERSITY: We also encourage victims and witnesses to report sexual misconduct to the university’s Title IX coordinator, who can help provide resources, support and remedies, determine whether the university needs to take further action to make victims, witnesses, and the rest of the campus community safe, as well as take steps to prevent a reccurrence and eliminate sexual misconduct. Please contact Dr. Bridget Blanshan, CSUSM Title IX coordinator: 760-750-4056 or www.csusm.edu/title9/. Information about victim rights and options can also be found on the university’s Title IX website: www.csusm.edu/title9/.