TIMELY WARNING CRIME BULLETIN: Attempted Motorcycle Theft from Tuscany Village

Sunday, April 24, 2022, 10:45am

TO: Campus community
FR: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police and Tyson Hill, Clery Compliance Office Director

This Timely Warning Bulletin is being issued in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act and the purpose is to provide preventative information to the campus community to aid members from becoming the victim of a similar crime.

REPORTED CRIME: The Sonoma State University Police Department is investigating the attempted theft of a motorcycle from the patio of a residence in Tuscany Village that occurred at approximately 2:25 a.m. today. A resident interrupted the suspect from stealing the motorcycle. Before leaving the area towards East Cotati Avenue and Petaluma Hill Road, the suspect threatened the resident.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 30-40 years of age, wearing a gray colored sweatshirt, a small two-strap backpack, a baseball cap or beanie, and a neck gaiter pulled up to his face.

If you know something: Anyone with information that might assist with this investigation is urged to call Sonoma State University Police at (707) 664-4444.

Sonoma State University Police would like to remind the campus community to:

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Call Sonoma State University Police for an on-campus safety escort or walk with another person or group of people.  

Crimes reportable under the Clery Act are defined on the Clery Compliance website.