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On Saturday, May 14, 2016 at about 4:30 PM a Tufts University student reported that she was walking near campus on College Avenue when she observed an unknown male exposing himself in a parked vehicle. The student said that at the time of the incident the suspect was sitting in a black SUV parked on College Avenue near the Ellis Oval with the passenger window rolled down.

The victim described the suspect as:

A white male, 22 to 25 years of Age, Brown Curly hair , Wearing a white t-shirt and red hat

The Somerville and Tufts Police Departments are investigating and have increased patrols in the area.


While suspects who commit such crimes are fully responsible for those acts, the Tufts University Police Department recommends the following risk reduction and safety precautions:

  • Remain alert and observe people around you
  • Trust your instincts, if someone seems suspicious, avoid them
  • Program the Tufts Police into your cell phone so you will be prepared in an emergency (617-627-6911)
  • Report any suspicious or criminal activity to the Tufts Police immediately at  617-627-6911 or dial 911 for off campus emergencies
  • Utilize the SafeRide service by calling Tufts Police at X73030 (617-627-3030 from off-campus or cell phone)

If you have any information regarding the above incident, please contact the Somerville Police or TUPD by calling 617-627-3030 from any off-campus phone or when using a cell phone