April 17, 2014


SUBJECT:    Community Alert - Suspicious Male

On April 28, at about 5:35 PM, the UC San Diego Police Department received information about a male harassing a female UC San Diego student near the intersection of North Torrey Pines Road and Northpoint Drive.

The female reported that she was walking along the east sidewalk of North Torrey Pines Road as a male drove his vehicle up next to her. Through the open passenger side window, he shouted twice at the female to get into his car. After the female refused, the male drove away heading southbound.

The female described the male as a heavy-set Hispanic adult with a shaved head, "scruffy" mustache, wearing sunglasses and a white T-shirt. She described the vehicle as a red Honda hatchback. If you see someone matching the suspect's description please do not approach. Call 9-1-1or UCSD Police at 858-534-4357. If you have information about this incident, please contact UCSD Police at (858) 534-4357 or send an email to

General Safety Considerations:

* Be especially aware of your surroundings when you may be less alert and more vulnerable to an attack, e.g., during periods of stress, when you are upset or sick, or if you have been drinking.

* If confronted by a suspicious person, run away and make a scene. Try to get to a safe and public place while continuing to scream for help.

* Know the location of campus emergency telephones on routes to and from campus destinations.

* Use the UCSD Safety Escort Program, (858) 534-WALK, available daily from dusk to dawn.

* Report suspicious activity immediately to UCSD Police (858) 534-4357 or 9-1-1 (emergencies).

* Avoid isolating yourself with individuals you are not familiar with.

To help reduce the risk of being a crime victim, consider enrolling in one of UCSD's self-defense classes for women: UCSD R.A.D Program Classes