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From the Sacramento State Police Department
In compliance with the provisions of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the Sacramento State Police Department is providing this information for the purpose of promoting campus safety and to aid in the investigation and prevention of similar crimes.
On November 7, 2023 at approximately 4:59 pm, Sacramento State Police Department received a call of a fire in a trashcan at Riverview Hall. Fire responded and along with Sacramento State PD extinguished the fire. Officers then noticed a second fire approximately 40 yards away in another trashcan.  A person of interest was seen near the trashcans immediately before the fires started. It is believed that both fires were intentionally set.

This person is described as a dark complexion male, approximately 6’ tall, with an average to athletic build. He was wearing red sweatshirt with white lettering on the back and dark blue or black jeans. He was also carrying a black duffle bag or tote bag. Please refer to the attached photo. 

Safety Information

Sacramento State is committed to maintaining a safe campus for all members of the University community. No one deserves to be victimized in any way; crimes are 100 percent the responsibility of the perpetrator. With this in mind, Sacramento State suggests the following tips for keeping our community safe and reducing personal risk.
       Be an active bystander. If you see something that doesn’t seem right, intervene if you can do so safely, and report the incident to campus authorities.
      Walk in groups or pairs when you are out at night. Consider carrying a flashlight, whistle, pepper spray, and/or cell phone when you go out.
      Program the Sacramento State Police Department’s dispatch number, (916) 278-6000, into your phone.
      Learn the location of the nearest emergency “blue” phones on your walking routes through the campus. 
      Always be aware of your surroundings, and always know where you are.
      Watch for suspicious people or vehicles, and go to a place of safety if approached by a suspicious person or vehicle. 

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