Safety Alert

DATE OF ISSUANCE: 04/28/2016

Department Complaint Number: 160001090-001

In compliance with the Timely Notice provision of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the Public Safety Department is giving notice of a possible threat to the community.
 
REPORTED OFFENSE:  On 4/26/2016, a student reported a harassment complaint to the Public Safety Department, at the Auburn Hills Campus.  Upon investigation, it was determined to be a stalking complaint.  The suspect’s actions included numerous phone calls and communication in person in their shared class.  No overt threats were ever made.

SUSPECT(S): The suspect is a fellow student and is known to the victim.  Public Safety has identified him.  The Campus Dean has reached out to him and his actions will be reviewed by the College’s Behavioral Assessment Review Team (BART) and a behavioral assessment will be completed on this matter.  Additionally, he will be advised that his actions will cease and he will have no further contact with the victim.  

SAFETY TIPS:   As you engage with others, always be mindful about providing your contact information until you know them well.  These types of incidents can occur anyplace.  If you feel you’ve been victimized in this fashion always report any criminal activity to the Public Safety Department as soon as possible.  At OCC, you can contact Public Safety and ask for an escort to or from your car or between classes. 

If you are a victim or bystander and become aware of this type of behavior, please contact a Responsible Party at the College.  Some examples of a Responsible Party:  Title IX Coordinator, Public Safety, Campus Deans, any College supervisor, and Faculty.  All employees have recently been provided the opportunity to be trained on the elements of Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act, which includes issues like stalking.  In the Summer I semester, students will have the same opportunity to receive Title IX training.

BART is a tool used by the College to intercede when at-risk behavior occurs before it has a chance to escalate.  Anyone can make a BART report by using this link:   BART

There are over 100 hallway phones throughout our campuses, all with 911 capability.  In a non-emergency situation, call 248-858-4911, or from any college phone, press 5555. 

Visit International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators for additional tips.

 

DATE OF ISSUANCE:10/21/2015

Department Complaint Number: 150003092

REPORTED OFFENSE:  On 10/19/2015, a student reported a harassment complaint to the Public Safety Department, at the Auburn Hills Campus.  Upon investigation, it was determined to be a stalking complaint.  The suspects actions included numerous texts, phone calls, and following the victim.  No threats were ever made.

SUSPECT(S): The suspect is a fellow student and is known to the victim.  Public Safety has identified him and spoken with him.  He has been warned about his behavior and assured us that his actions will cease and he will have no further contact with the victim.  A behavioral assessment will be completed by the College's Behavioral Assessment Review Team (BART) on this matter.

SAFETY TIPS:   As you engage with others, always be mindful about providing your contact information until you know them well.  These types of incidents can occur anyplace.  If you feel you've been victimized in this fashion always report any criminal activity to the Public Safety Department as soon as possible.  At OCC, you can contact Public Safety and ask for an escort to or from your car or between classes.

BART is a tool used by the College to intercede when at-risk behavior occurs before it has a chance to escalate.  Anyone can make a BART report by using this link:   BART

There are over 100 hallway phones throughout our campuses, all with 911 capability.  In a non-emergency situation, call 248-858-4911, or from any college phone, press 5555.

Visit International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators for additional tips.

 

DATE OF ISSUANCE: November 26, 2012

Department Complaint Number: 120004253

REPORTED OFFENSE: A report of a Forcible Sex Offense has been made to the Public Safety Department.  This incident occurred at the Orchard Ridge Campus today, at about 11:00 A.M.  There were no injuries.

SUSPECT(S): The suspect is known to the victim. The suspect has been spoken to by Public Safety and an investigation has begun.

SAFETY TIPS: Anytime you are a victim of a crime, please contact Public Safety as soon as possible by calling 5555 from any college phone, 248-858-4911 from any other phone and of course, 911 in an emergency. Additionally, by notifying your instructor, they can provide assistance in making contact with Public Safety.

If you see or hear inappropriate communication, threats, or criminal acts, always contact Public Safety.  Additionally, OCC has a Behavioral Assessment Program that reviews these types of improper actions.  This can be reported to any Dean, as well as Public Safety.  Here is a link to a Behavioral Assessment Concern Form:  Behavioral Assessment Form

Visit International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators for additional tips.


DATE OF ISSUANCE: August 28, 2012

Department Complaint Number 120002834

REPORTED OFFENSE: It was reported to a campus security authority on Saturday, August 25, that a forcible fondling occurred on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at the Southfield Campus, shortly after 9 A.M.  There were no injuries.

SUSPECT(S): The perpetrator has been identified and an investigation has begun.

SAFETY TIPS:  If you are uncomfortable with anyone’s actions or words, contact Public Safety.  A mere touching can be considered an assault and should be reported.  If the person has perceived authority, you can best protect yourself by staying in a public area, asking that a door be kept open, and or that a college administrator be present.

If you should see or hear inappropriate communication, threats, or criminal acts, always contact Public Safety.  Additionally, OCC has a Behavioral Assessment Program that reviews these types of improper actions.  This can be reported to an academic Dean as well as Public Safety.  Here is a link to a Behavioral Assessment Concern Form: Behavioral Assessment Form

The Oakland Community College Department of Public Safety urges anyone with information about this incident to contact us immediately, at 248-858-4911. This call will be answered by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, as they provide Oakland Community College dispatching services.

Public Safety also offers escorts to or from your vehicle. Please take advantage of this offering by calling the listed number above.

Visit International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators for additional tips.


DATE OF ISSUANCE: August 22, 2012

Department Complaint Number: 120020991

REPORTED OFFENSE: The Waterford Township Police Department took an arson report today at the Highland Lakes Campus. It involves an accelerant based fire that involved damage to an employees vehicle parked on Campus Drive near the Student Center. This was reported at approximately 12:51 A.M. There were no injuries to this unoccupied vehicle.

SUSPECT(S): There are no known suspects at this time. OCC Public Safety and the Waterford Fire and Police Departments will continue the investigation.

SAFETY TIPS: Always report suspicious activity when you see it. Even if you are not sure of what the activity is, contact the police.

The Oakland Community college Department of Public Safety urges anyone with information about this incident to contact us immediately, at (248) 858-4911. This call will be answered by the Oakland county Sheriff's Office, as they provide Oakland Community College dispatching services.

Public Safety also offers escorts to or from your vehicle. Please take advantage of this offering by calling the listed number above.


DATE OF ISSUANCE: May 14, 2012

Department Complaint Number: 120001818

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Two (2) incidents of Forcible Sex Offense-Forcible Fondling. Both incidents involve the same two people and weren’t reported until Saturday May 12, 2012.

The 1st incident that involved touching occurred at noon on Monday, May 7, 2012 in A Building at the Southfield Campus. The 2nd incident also involved touching, occurred at approximately 2:00 p.m. at the Southfield Campus, on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Location was in an elevator and a hallway in A Building. The victim did not require medical attention.

SUSPECT(S):  The suspect is known to the victim. The suspect has been spoken to by Public Safety and the investigation is ongoing.

SAFETY TIPS:  Anytime you are a victim of a crime, please contact Public Safety as soon as possible by calling 5555 from any college phone, 248-858-4911 from any other phone and of course, 911 in an emergency.  Additionally, by notifying your instructor, they can provide assistance in making contact with Public Safety. 

Visit  International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators for additional tips.


DATE OF ISSUANCE: October 12, 2011

Department Complaint Number: 110004428

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Forcible Sex Offense-Forcible Fondling. This was an incident that involved touching that occurred between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., at the Orchard Ridge Campus, on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.  Location was in the F Building, in an occupied classroom. The victim did not require medical attention.

SUSPECT(S):  The suspect is known to the victim.  The suspect was gone when Public Safety was notified and we will be making contact with him as soon as possible.

SAFETY TIPS:  Anytime you are a victim of a crime, please contact Public Safety as soon as possible by calling 5555 from any college phone, 248-858-4911 from any other phone and of course, 911 in an emergency.  Additionally, by notifying your instructor, they can provide assistance in making contact with Public Safety. 

Visit  International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators for additional tips.


DATE OF ISSUANCE: December 2, 2010

Department Complaint Number 1000000613

REPORTED OFFENSE:  An unarmed robbery was reported today at the Auburn Hills Campus.  It occurred just before 9:00 A.M., in the E Building.  A minor scratch occurred to the victims hand and the object of the theft was a cell phone.

SUSPECT(S): The suspect is known to the victim.  He is believed to have left the scene immediately after the incident.

SAFETY TIPS: This situation is believed to be a domestic dispute. These types of incidents can occur anyplace. If you feel you've been victimized in this fashion always report any criminal activity to the Public Safety Department as soon as possible. Also, you should consider requesting a Personal Protection Order. You may contact the Public Safety Department for more information on how to do this. Regardless of where you go on campus, it is always a sound safety precaution to walk with others. At OCC, you can contact Public Safety and ask for an escort.

The Department of Public Safety is seeking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or suspicious activity in the area by contacting us at 5555 from any college phone or 248-858-4911 from any other phone.

Visit  International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators for additional tips.

UPDATE: November 10, 2009

After a thorough investigation by the OCC Department of Public Safety, the claim of a rape at the Orchard Ridge Campus on Thursday, October 22, has been proven to be unfounded and the woman who made the claim has recanted.  The college’s closed circuit television system, installed to foster campus safety, was instrumental in providing information that resolved the issue.

Although it can be alarming when a Timely Warning Notification is initiated, please keep in mind that the college is required to provide that information when it can be considered that there may be an ongoing threat to the campus community.  Despite the shortage of information, as in this matter, not only do we think it prudent to share it, we are mandated to do so by law.

Although this news is reassuring, it should not allow us to relax when it comes to our own safety and security.  Always use good safety practices in your life at work, school, and wherever you travel.  We remind you that Public Safety continuously strives to maintain Orchard Ridge and all other college sites as safe environments for students, staff, and visitors.  Public Safety continuously patrols all campuses and escort services are available at all times.


DATE OF ISSUANCE: October 27, 2009

Department Complaint Number 0900000576

REPORTED OFFENSE: Criminal Sexual Conduct. This incident involved the rape of a female student. It occurred after 1 p.m., at the Orchard Ridge Campus, on Thursday, October 22, 2009. Location was in a building on campus that the victim was unable to identify. The victim did not require medical treatment. This incident was brought to the attention of the Public Safety Department on 10/26/2009.

SUSPECT(S): A white male, 5’6”-6’, with dark hair, medium build, 18-20 years of age.

SAFETY TIPS: Always report any criminal activity to the Public Safety Department as soon as possible. Delays may hinder an investigation. Regardless of where you go on campus, it is always a sound safety precaution to walk with others. At OCC, you can contact Public Safety and ask for an escort.

The Department of Public Safety is seeking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or suspicious activity in the area by contacting us at 5555 from any college phone or 248-858-4911 from any other phone.

Visit  International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators for additional tips.


DATE OF ISSUANCE: August 26, 2009

Department Complaint Number 0900000431

REPORTED OPFFENSE:  Armed Robbery

On 8/25/2009, around 11:00 a.m., listed suspects were on the Orchard Ridge Campus of Oakland Community College and brandished a blue steel revolver and demanded money and other personal belongings of the victim.  The victim was forced to the ground and kicked by several of the suspects.  The injuries did not require medical treatment.

This incident was reported to have occurred in lot 7B.  This is a student parking lot on the west side of campus.

SUSPECTS:  #1 an African American male, 18-25 years, 6’ 2”, 170-80 lbs, thin build, medium complexion, wearing a white T shirt.  #2 an African American male, 18-25 years, 5’ 10”, thin build, medium complexion, black T shirt, #3 an African American male 18-25 years, 5’ 9”, medium build, black shirt and red shorts.

SAFETY TIPS:  The Department of Public Safety is seeking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or been in the area at the time by contacting us at 5555 from any college phone or 248-858-4911 from any other phone.

Public Safety offers escorts to or from your vehicle.  Please take advantage of this offering by calling the listed number.


DATE OF ISSUANCE: September 4, 2008

Department Complaint Number: 08-3388

REPORTED OFFENSE: Criminal Sexual Conduct. This was an incident that involved touching/grabbing that occurred around 8:45 p.m., at the Auburn Hills Campus, on Wednesday, September 3, 2008. Location was in the area of the hill to the east of G and F Buildings. The victim did not require medical attention.

SUSPECT(S): A white male, 5' 5"- 5" 7", dirty blonde, close-cut hair, medium to pudgy build, 19-23 years of age, clean shaven.

SAFETY TIPS: Regardless of where you go, it is always a sound safety precaution to walk with others. At OCC, you can contact the Public Safety Dept. and ask for an escort. Also, park in our well-lit lots, have your keys at-the-ready, walk with your head up, staying alert as you go, and carry a cell phone.

Visit  International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators for additional tips.


DATE OF ISSUANCE: February 22, 2008

Department Complaint Number: 0800000105

REPORTED OFFENSE: Domestic Violence, Robbery - Unarmed. On 2-20-2008 below suspect came onto Auburn Hills Campus of OCC and accosted a student with whom he has had a domestic relationship. On this date suspect allegedly committed the crimes of Domestic Violence and Robbery - Unarmed by threatening victim and taking her cell phone by putting her in fear. Public Safety has obtained Arrest Warrants for Domestic Violence and Robbery - Unarmed.

SUSPECT(S): Lee Ross Tige aka Steven Young African American Brown Hair Brown Eyes 180 lbs. 5 feet 9 inches.

SAFETY TIPS: Do not approach; call Public Safety at 5555 or 248 858-4911


DATE OF ISSUANCE: November 27, 2007

Department Complaint Number: 0700000566

REPORTED OFFENSE: The Oakland Community College Department of Public Safety took a delayed report on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 of an alleged Criminal Sexual Conduct (rape) complaint that occurred on April 10, 2007, at approximately 11:30 A.M. According to the complainant, the incident happened within the context of a dating relationship and allegedly took place in the parking deck of the Royal Oak Campus.

SUSPECT(S): The suspect is known to the victim and the matter is being actively investigated. He is described as a white male, mid 20's, medium build, with black hair.

SAFETY TIPS: As with any allegation, it is taken seriously and will be thoroughly investigated.

The Oakland Community College Department of Public Safety urges anyone with information about this incident to contact us immediately, at 248-858-4911. This call will be answered by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, as they provide Oakland Community College dispatching services.

Public Safety also offers escorts to or from your vehicle. Please take advantage of this offering by calling the listed number above.


DATE OF ISSUANCE: November 27, 2006

Department Complaint Number: 0600000214

REPORTED OFFENSE: At the Auburn Hills Campus, 9/25/06, a suspicious person indicated he worked for a modeling agency and that he was a professional photographer. He carried a small leather bag with a shoulder strap, was dressed in business attire and was a very smooth talker.

He later set up a photography session with a female OCC student at an off-campus location. She was instructed to bring various outfits to the photo shoot. Upon wearing a bathing suit, he proceeded to take several provocative shots, including some semi-nudes. He later offered to pay her to come to the studio for a Sunday session. She declined.

SUSPECT(S): A slender black male late 20' to early 30's,

SAFETY TIPS: This student was lucky. No physical harm occurred and no threats were made. OCC has not approved anyone to offer photographic or modeling services of this type. Offers like this must be checked out very carefully as what seems like a valid opportunity can turn out very badly. If approached, please contact the Public Safety Department immediately.

The Oakland Community College Department of Public Safety urges anyone with information about this incident to contact us immediately, at 248-858-4911. This call will be answered by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, as they provide Oakland Community College dispatching services.

Public Safety also offers escorts to or from your vehicle. Please take advantage of this offering by calling the listed number above.