Timely Warning Possible Threat to the Community "Your Right to Know" September 28, 2015

Date & Time of Incident: 
September 28, 2015 6:08 pm
Report Type: 
Aggravated Assault
Reported Offense Summary: 

An aggravated assault was reported to University Police on September 28, 2015 at 6:13p.m. The reported incident occurred on September 28, 2015 at 6:08 p.m. at the Intramural Recreation and Sports Field at 580 Massie Road.

The victim reported that a group of non-U.Va. students were playing soccer at the park when a verbal altercation ensued between a group of players.  The altercation became physical and the victim reports being attacked by several suspects. The victim was reportedly kicked and hit by one suspect and chocked by another suspect.  The parties proceeded to the parking lot where a third suspect brandished what is described to be a machete and struck a vehicle with the machete.  A fourth suspect then began yelling and claiming "MS18" gang affiliation.  The suspects fled the area before police arrived.

Appearance of suspects is reported to be:

Suspect 1:

Race:

Hispanic

Sex:

Male

Height:

Unknown

Weight:

Unknown

Hair Color:

Unknown

Eye Color:

Unknown

Age:

17-25 years of age

Additional Description:

The suspect was wearing a white shirt, black shorts and green cleats.

 

Suspect 2:
Race:

 

Hispanic

Sex:

Male

Height:

5'4"

Weight:

Unknown

Hair Color:

Unknown

Eye Color:

Unknown

Age:

17-25 years of age

Additional Description:

The suspect was wearing a long sleeve shirt under a dark blue t-shirt with pink and blue cleats.

Suspect 3:
Race:

 

Hispanic

Sex:

Male

Height:

5'4"

Weight:

Unknown

Hair Color:

Unknown

Eye Color:

Unknown

Age:

17-25 years of age

Additional Description:

The suspect was wearing a grey/black sweater and driving a red SUV.

Suspect 4:
Race:

 

Hispanic

Sex:

Male

Height:

5'4"

Weight:

Unknown

Hair Color:

Unknown

Eye Color:

Unknown

Age:

17-25 years of age

Additional Description:

The suspect was wearing a hat, tank top, and arrived in a white pickup truck.

Safety Tips:

  • If you feel threatened on Grounds or in nearby areas, look for a blue light emergency phone or call 911.
  • The University Police Department offers two types of self-defense classes to the University community. The first class is the R.A.D. women's self-defense course. This is a 12-hour multi-session course. The second class is a one-time, two-hour basic self-defense course. There is no cost to attend these classes.
  • If harassed or assaulted, scream and attempt to run for safety.
  • Know your neighborhood. Identify police and fire stations, libraries, emergency telephones - as well as the hours of operation of local stores and restaurants.
     

Emergency/Crisis Resources (24/7):
Police                                                                                                             911
Shelter for Help in Emergency                                                           (434) 293-8509
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 
After Hours Emergency Line                                                             (434) 972-7273
Business Hours Line                                                                          (434) 243-5150
Dean on Call (Call UVa Police and ask for the Dean on Call)          (434) 924-7166

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Hogan approved distribution of this message.