Crime Alerts

This page contains the most recent crime alerts. The purpose of a crime alert is to inform the campus community regarding crimes and incidents that have come to the attention of the University Police. While these notices are primarily an attempt to increase safety awareness, they also serve to dispel myths/rumors regarding campus crimes or incidents. Timely warnings may be distributed to campus offices, residence halls, libraries, off-campus locations, and through the Internet. Timely warning notices are maintained on the CSUDH Police website for a period of one (1) year in the archive section.

The purpose of this notice is to inform the campus community regarding crimes and incidents that have come to the attention of the University Police. While these notices are primarily an attempt to increase safety awareness, they also serve to dispel myths/rumors regarding campus crimes or incidents. Timely Warnings may be distributed to campus offices, residence halls, libraries, off-campus locations, and through the internet.  Timely Warning Notices are maintained on the CSUDH website for a period of one year. 

On April 17, 2019 the University Police Department received a report of an alleged robbery by fear with no weapon used, that occurred outside SCC building 1300. On Monday April 15, 2019 at approximately 3:30 pm a student was approached on foot by the suspect, who repeatedly demanded money for a charity. The student declined numerous times, but ultimately feared for his safety and gave the suspect $75.00. 

The suspect told the student his name was Timothy Lacey and was described as a male black, with a dark complexion and balding, 40 to 50 years old, approximately 6 feet tall, 200 pounds wearing a navy blue polo shirt and blue jeans.

This Notice is in compliance with 20 U.S.C. Section 1092(f), the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” (Clery Act), and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is urged to call the University Police at (310) 243-3639.  Anonymous tips can be provided by calling the campus Anonymous Tip Hotline at (310) 243- 3980

In response to this incident, the University Police Department is providing the following tips for general safety. This information is general in nature, and has no relation to this specific incident.

*Be aware of your surroundings.

*Report suspicious persons or activity to police.

*Stay in well-lit areas when possible.

*If someone bothers you, attract attention to yourself; yell or scream.