Published: Oct. 5, 2017

A photo of a map of the area where the harassment took placeAppoximately 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department assisted a female who was being followed by an unknown person. The incident took place in the area of University Avenue and Broadway on the northwest corner of main campus.

The victim in this harassment case was walking eastbound on the south side of University Avenue when she noticed that someone was walking behind her. She dramatically changed directions three times and noticed that the person was still behnd her. This continued until the victim was able to flag down a CU Community Safety Official who was in the area. The suspect, who matches the description of a bike thief that was reported earlier, is described as:

  • White male
  • Late 20's to early 30's
  • 5'8" - 5'10"
  • Average build
  • Wearing a black, zipup hoodie with the hood up over his head.

At one point, the victim noticed that person who was following her briefly disappeared into bushes in the area. CUPD officers checked that area and found what appears to be an abandoned transient camp. CUPD will contine with increased patrols in this area.

SAFETY RESOURCES

  • The University of Colorado Boulder provides a free safety app for your smartphone. Once activated, LifeLine Response, will automatically notify local law enforcement of your location and need for help. You can read more about LifeLine Response including the directions on how to set it up here.
  • The University provides a safe ride for students, faculty and staff every night of the week. That service is called CU NightRide and will provide a ride around campus or in the city of Boulder. You can learn more about CU NightRide here