WSU Vancouver Public Safety and Clark County Sheriffs are investigating a report of indecent exposure. The incident was reported to 911 at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday 7/9/17. The female victim was using campus trails in the east area of campus near the power lines when she observed a thinly built 20-30 year old white male exposing himself and touching himself while watching her. The suspect was wearing khaki shorts, a gray tee-shirt and had a medium sized brown dog with him. The victim reported that when she saw him, he raised his hands and said "it's ok". The victim ran away and called 911.
Clark County Sheriffs searched the area and vehicles in the area but did not locate the suspect. The alleged perpetrator is not known to the victim. The incident was reported to WSU Vancouver police on Monday July 11, 2017.
AT THIS TIME, THERE IS NOT AN IMMEDIATE THREAT OR DANGER TO THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY.
WSU Vancouver Police advise all community members to be alert when traveling or recreating on or off campus. Users also are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings, travel in groups and use safe transportation. The Department of Public Safety provides a Safety Escort Service on campus available to students and staff upon request. Students can contact Public Safety for an escort. Report suspicious activity immediately to University Police, dial 360-546-9001 or use a Blue Light emergency call box which rings directly to a 911 dispatcher. If you have information regarding this crime or have information on the whereabouts of the suspect, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (360) 546-9001.
All members of the WSU Vancouver community are strongly encouraged to promptly report all incidents of sexual misconduct to one of the following offices: the Department of Public Safety, Counseling and Disability Services, the Vice Chancellor of Student Services, and the Office of Student Conduct. There is no time limit for reporting an incident, and our highest priority is the well-being and safety of our students and community at all times.
Clery crime alerts are distributed pursuant to federal law for specific crimes in defined locations. They do not present, nor are they intended to present, a complete picture of crime on campus..
Washington State University Vancouver Police, 360-546-9001, pager: 360-690-1527, email: firstname.lastname@example.org