TO: Campus Community
FR: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police
REPORTED CRIME: Community assistance is needed with identifying the suspect in an indecent exposure incident, which occurred in the City of Rohnert Park.
At 7 a.m. on the morning of Monday, June 27, a female community member reported to the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety and Sonoma State Police Department that while she was walking on the creek path in the area of Copeland Creek and Snyder Lane, an unknown male suspect on a black mountain bike approached her and made a lewd comment.
The suspect then got off his bicycle, and with his genitals exposed, began chasing the community member. The community member was able to hit the suspect with an object she was carrying, and the suspect fled southbound on Snyder Lane.
The community member described the suspect as Latino, 17 to 19 years old, heavy set, with dark hair and glasses. He was wearing a black colored sweatshirt with a hoodie and orange shorts with a smiley face design.
If you know something: Anyone with information that might assist the Rohnert Park Department with Public Safety with the investigation is urged to call them at 707-584-2600 or call the Sonoma State Police Department at 707-664-4444.
The Sonoma State Police Department reminds the community of the following safety tips:
- Immediately and promptly report any suspected crime, suspicious persons, or activities on campus to University Police by calling 911 or the non-emergency line at 707-664-4444 or by utilizing one of the many Blue Light Phones on campus.
- Call the Sonoma State Police Department for an on-campus safety escort.
- If you believe that you or someone else is in an unsafe situation, please do not delay calling 911 or seeking assistance from others.
- Be alert to your surroundings. Your actions as an active bystander can help prevent crimes from occurring within our campus community.
You are not at fault for any harm done to you. The above safety tips are not intended to imply otherwise.
Support Resources: Counseling and Psychological Services are available for any student seeking support at 707-664-2153. A Confidential Advocate is also available at 707-664-2698. Our Employee Assistance Program, LifeMatters by Empathia, is available as a support resource for staff and faculty at 1-800-367-7474.
Physical descriptions of a suspect or subject, including race or gender, are included only when they provide several details that might help distinguish the suspect’s or subject’s appearance from the general population.