November 2, 2020


SUBJECT:   Timely Warning - Aggravated Assault

On 11-02-2020 at 1:25 am, the UC San Diego Police Department received a report of an aggravated assault that occurred at 9000 Villa La Jolla Drive at 1:25 am. The reporting party stated that a male in a white van drove in his direction nearly hitting him twice. As the male driver fled the scene, he yelled that he was going to kill the reporting party. The suspect was described as a male in his 30s.

The suspect has not been apprehended and the investigation is on-going. If you have information that could be helpful in this investigation, please contact the UC San Diego Police Department at (858) 534-4357 or send an email to
. The remainder of this email provides general information about preventing and reporting an aggravated assault, and is not necessarily related to this incident.

If you are the victim of an aggravated assault:
• Seek medical attention as needed.
• Report it to the UC San Diego Police Department immediately by calling 9-1-1.
• Consider contacting confidential campus support resources:
o UC San Diego students – visit Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): and (858) 534-3755.
o UC San Diego faculty and staff – visit Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP): and (858) 534-5523.
o As an employee of UC San Diego Health, effective January 2018, you may choose to see a provider for your Employee Assistance and Behavioral Health Benefits, depending on your medical coverage. Please call the provider which is aligned with your medical provider at one of the toll-free telephone numbers below:
o If you have medical coverage with Core, UC Care, or UC Health Savings Plan (HSP), please call 1-844-437-0486.
o If you have medical coverage with Health Net, Kaiser, or Western Health Advantage, please call 1-866-808-6205.
To help reduce the risk of being the victim of an aggravated assault:
• Be cognizant of your personal space to allow yourself time to react.
• Disengage when possible and get to a place of safety.
• Be aware of signs and triggers of an escalating conflict, such as:
o Clenching of fists or jaw;
o Sudden change in body language or tone; or
o Pacing or fidgeting.
• De-escalate the conflict, if possible.
o Remain calm and in control;
o Listen to the other person and respond empathetically;
o Use a calming tone of voice;
o Use the person’s name;
o Avoid using the phrase “Calm down”;
o Respect personal space; and
o Maintain an open stance.
• Report suspicious activity immediately to the UC San Diego Police Department by calling 9-1-1.
• Use the UC San Diego Safety Escort Program. Call (858) 534-WALK, available daily from dusk to dawn.
• Whenever possible, travel well-lit, busy routes. Avoid walking or parking in shadowed areas. Have your keys in your hand as you approach your door.
• Know the location of Campus Emergency Telephones on routes to and from campus destinations.
The information about this incident is being reported to you in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
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