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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Announcement

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Personal Safety Alert - Sexual Harassment and Assault

University Security took a report of an incident that occurred in a Stadium Heights Apartments parking lot at approximately 11 p.m. yesterday May 18, 2016. A female reported that upon exiting her vehicle three unknown males in the area began whistling and making lewd comments to her. The males then approached the victim. One of the males grabbed and pushed the victim against a vehicle while pressing his body up against the victim. The victim struck the suspect. All three males fled south of Stadium Heights Apartments on foot. Mankato Police are investigating. The victim described the suspects as being males between 5’7” and 6’ tall, having a smaller build, with blonde hair, and wearing hooded sweatshirts and jeans.

Personal Safety Alert-Assault, Robbery, and Attempted Robbery Near Campus

Update 05/18/2016: Mankato Police have shared with University Security that a suspect in this incident has been arrested. ------ Update 05/13/2016: University Security has learned that a second person has reported an attempted robbery after accepting a ride in a dark colored minivan around the same time and location as the incident described in the notice below. The second person stated that when the occupants of the vehicle attempted to rob him, he jumped from the vehicle. Police have shared that they are following active leads in this investigation. ------- Original posting on 05/11/2016: University Security was informed by Mankato Police of a reported assault and robbery that occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday (05/10/2016) in a neighborhood north of the intersection of Stadium Road and Monks Avenue (north of lot 23). One individual alleged being attacked with an unknown object and robbed of money in his possession by three individuals that had agreed to give him a ride out of town. The suspects were driving a vehicle that was described as a dark colored minivan. Police are investigating.

Personal Safety Alert - Assault and Robbery Near Campus

Personal Safety Alert Date of posting: 05/11/2016 Assault and Robbery Near Campus University Security was informed by Mankato Police of a reported assault and robbery that occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday (05/10/2016) in a neighborhood north of the intersection of Stadium Road and Monks Avenue (north of lot 23). One individual alleged being attacked with an unknown object and robbed of money in his possession by three individuals that had agreed to give him a ride out of town. The suspects were driving a vehicle that was described as a dark colored minivan. Police are investigating.

Personal Safety Alert - Weapon Incidents Near Campus

University Security learned of two incidents near the southeast corner of campus (Lot 23) that occurred during the early morning hours on Saturday (05/07/2016). Incident #1: At approximately 1:45 am Mankato Police were called to a report of a disturbance that possibly involved a firearm at a neighborhood near the southeast corner of campus (Lot 23). Police responded quickly to the area and advised University Security that there was not an imminent ongoing threat to the campus community. Incident #2: At approximately 3:15 am Mankato Police were called to a report of a possible gun shot at a neighborhood near the southeast corner of campus (Lot 23). Police responded quickly to the area and stopped a suspect vehicle. A firearm was found in the vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody. Police advised University Security that there was not an imminent ongoing threat to the campus community. It is not known if these incidents are related. One arrest has been made. Police investigations into these incidents are ongoing.

Personal Safety Alery - Assault and Robbery Near Campus

On Monday (05/02/2016) University Security was provided information from the Mankato Police about an assault and robbery that was reported to have occurred off-campus near the 100 block of East Campus View Road in the early morning hours of Sunday (05/01/2016). One victim reported that he was walking and listening to music with headphones when he was attacked from behind by two male suspects. One suspect was described as wearing a green shirt and jeans. There is no description of the other suspect. The victim reported that his cell phone was taken during the incident. No arrests have been made.

Personal Safety Alert- Assault and Robbery Near Campus

University Security was provided information from the Mankato Police about an alleged assault and robbery that occurred off-campus near the intersection of Monks Avenue and Stadium Road shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday (04/24/2016). Three victims reported that they were confronted and assaulted by a group of 9 individuals (described as 5 females and 4 males). Two of the victims reported being pushed down. The third victim reported being attacked and indicated he was holding his wallet at the time, which was taken during the encounter. No other physical descriptions of the suspects were provided. A description of an involved vehicle was a silver four door car. No arrests have been made.

Personal Safety Alert - Nonconsensual Sexual Contact

Yesterday evening (04/21/2016), University Security and Mankato Police took a report of an alleged incident of nonconsensual sexual contact involving acquaintances in Preska Residence Community. The victim did not request charges. University officials are following up.