Lewd and Lascivious Incidents – Oshkosh Campus
On the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, the UW Oshkosh Police Department received information that an unidentified male subject exposed his genitals to a female student at around 2:30 a.m. on the third floor of Polk Library. Following the incident, the subject reportedly left the area. The description of the subject reported in this incident matches that of an individual who was reported to have exposed himself to other students, once in October and once in November, both outside of Polk Library. UW Oshkosh Police Department is investigating the Dec. 12 incident in conjunction with the other incidents.
In all three situations the suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s who is about 5’10”. Clothing varies, but based on reports, here are the descriptions:
Dec. 12 – all black clothes with hiking boots that appeared to be clean and new
Nov. 18 – grey hooded sweatshirt under a blue fleece, light blue jeans, black tennis shoes and carried a black backpack
Oct. 1 – black hooded windbreaker with a front pocket, baby blue cargo pants and a type of shoe that came up to the ankles
If you have any information that can help us identify the subject involved or if you have experienced something similar to one of these incidents since October, please contact the UW Oshkosh Police Department at (920) 424-1212.
If a subject who matches this description approaches you and you don’t know who the person is, please notify us right away.
UW Oshkosh is committed to a safe, informed and empowered campus community. Titan Alerts are designed to support our students, faculty, staff and visitors. These alerts are meant to provide information about emergencies and other crimes that occur on or near campus. We will relay information that campus community members can use to strengthen their personal and collective safety.
Safety tips: Supporting and empowering our UW Oshkosh community
Survivors of crimes are never responsible for their victimization. It is the perpetrators of crimes who affect the safety of individuals and, ultimately, UW Oshkosh. Knowing this, there is much we can share to empower members of the campus community to remain safe, to encourage responsibility and accountability in others, and to let perpetrators know we look out for one another and report crimes to help maintain a safe campus community.
Resources and Tips:
- Sign up to receive Titan Alert messages to your mobile phone at edu/home/titanalert
- Download “UWO Mobile,” an app packed with safety resources, including real-time chat with a dispatcher, live transit routes, mobile blue light, friend walk, virtual friend walk, numbers to local law enforcement and several ways to connect with police to report information.
- Take advantage of the UW Oshkosh Police Department Safewalk and Saferide programs and the OSA Saferoute program.
- Plan ahead so when you walk you are visible. Choose an open, well-lit and well-traveled area.
- Stay Alert! Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Make eye contact with people in the area and glance occasionally behind you.
- If you sense you are being followed, change directions or cross the street. If the person or vehicle persists, run to the nearest place where you will find other people and call for help.
- Take advantage of the easy-to-use blue lights emergency kiosks. They are a direct link to University Police.
- If you see a crime or potential crime occurring, report it to the police.
- The Dean of Students office is also at the ready to help you find more empowering information and supportive resources on campus. Visit edu/deanofstudents.