UB Police Make Prompt Arrest in South Campus Incident

Published February 16, 2012 at 2:02 PM

University at Buffalo Police on Feb. 15 arrested a 16-year-old male on charges of forcible touching and propositioning a male student on the South Campus.  

At approximately 12:25 a.m., it was reported that the victim was accosted in Diefendorf Lot by an individual who sexually propositioned him. The suspect was arrested a short time later by University Police, charged with forcible touching and issued a ban letter, which bars him from UB campuses.

The suspect is a black male, 16 years old, 6-foot 2-inches, 198 pounds, and was wearing a pea coat when arrested. Anyone who may have been approached by this suspect is asked to contact University Police. 

Police remind members of the UB community to stay alert to their surroundings and to walk with others, if possible. If needed, they should use Sub-Board Walk Stations, campus Safety Shuttles or other university transportation services. For more information, call 829-2584 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or go to http://sbihealtheducation.org/.

University Police also urge members of the UB community to report any unusual circumstances or suspicious people and activities as soon as possible at 645-2227; anonymous tips can be reported at http://www.upolice.buffalo.edu. In an emergency, dial 645-2222 or use any blue light phone.