Tuesday, October 30, 2007

College student attacked, robbed


Incident occured on Jamestown Road after a dorm party
A female College student was assaulted and robbed on Jamestown Road while walking home from a party in Jamestown South at 2:13 a.m. Oct. 27.
The suspect approached the student on the right side of the street and first asked where the party was taking place.
He then proceeded to steal the student’s purse, injuring her face and arm in the process. The student’s injuries were not serious.
The suspect, a black male, is thought to be about 5’9” and in his early 20s.
At the time of the incident, the victim reported the suspect as wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a knit hat with a brim. Since the assault and robbery occurred beyond College property, the Williamsburg Police Department has been handling the investigation.
According to a Williamsburg police representative, 12 assaults and robberies occur each year on average.
Of those incidents, the number of robberies that actually involve College students are few.
“All suspects meet three criteria: the ability, the desire and the opportunity,” the representative said. “We cannot change the ability or the desire, but as citizens we can avoid giving them the [opportunity] to commit the crime.”
To prevent robberies, the Williamsburg Police Department suggests being smart in one’s decisions and always traveling in groups.
“Avoid being by yourself out late at night,” the representative said. “If you see something suspicious, don’t be afraid to call the police department

Thursday, October 11, 2007

College student assaulted in Muncie


Muncie - A Muncie college student is recovering from serious injuries to both arms after she says five young women beat her up. Her attackers aren't being modest, either. They're bragging about the attack online.
Just out of the hospital, the victim, Christina, described her emotional and physical state after the attack.
"As soon as the adrenalin wore off, I just thought I was going to die," she said.
Her father, Rick, doesn't understand the bravado of his daughter's attackers.
"You don't go around injuring and beating people up and go, 'This is something to brag about'."
The family doesn't want their last name used. They still feel threatened by the women Christina says attacked her, allegedly over a boy her friend was dating. She calls the act "completely animalistic."
"It's ridiculous," she said. "You question their sanity."
The assault happened early Sunday morning. Christina was leaving a party at a house in Muncie when she says four young women surrounded her before the primary attacker came onto the porch.
"She went for my throat," Christina says. "She's a lot smaller than me, and I just pushed her down. I don't even know who came at me when. I got punched down on my face."
She says they kicked her repeatedly.
"Every time I tried to pick myself up, my arms were kicked out from underneath me," she said.
The kicks broke the bone around her elbow and injured her other arm.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Female student attacked at Merritt

Oakland Police are searching for suspects in a recent attack in the Merritt College parking lot in which a 25 year-old nursing student had an acidic substance throw on her face, resulting in extreme burns.In hopes of getting cooperation from the public, Oakland police have posted sketches of the suspects and offered up to $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of those responsible for the crime.The assault occurred on Sept. 12 around 8:15pm in the A parking lot near the Merritt children's center. The two males approached the victim from opposite sides and after one of the men spoke to woman, the suspect threw an unknown substance on her from approximately three feet away. The chemical caused second-degree burns to seventy-five percent of her face, head and neck.The suspect who threw the substance is described as a black man with a medium complexion in his early 20s of at least 5 feet 6 weighing 150 pounds with collar-length dreadlocks. He was seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a white t-shirt.His partner was described as a light-skinned black man in his late teens; about 5 feet 8, 160 pounds wearing a black, hooded sweat shirt and black pants. He may have had a white t-shirt also. The attack was not random and one the suspects may have been hired by a former acquaintance or ex-boyfriend of the victim, according to sources.