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On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, a Tufts University student reported that she was walking near the Tufts soccer field on College Avenue at approximately 2pm 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 an older model 4-door grey sedan. The victim described the suspect as a white male, 20 to 30 years of age, wearing a blue shirt.

The Tufts University Police Department and the Somerville Police Department responded to a similar incident in this area on May 14, 2016.  Both police departments are investigating these incidents and have increased patrols in the area.

If you have any information regarding the above incidents, please contact the Somerville Police at 617-625-1600 or TUPD by calling X73030 OR 617-627-3030 from any off-campus phone or cell phone.


While those 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)

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