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Oshkosh PD Investigates Two Incidents

The Oshkosh Police Department is investigating two separate attempted assaults on females in the UW-Oshkosh area. 

The first incident occurred on Woodland Ave. at about 4 a.m. on Monday, September 2, 2013.  The female reported that she was walking home and noticed a male following her.  As she attempted to open her door, the male grabbed her.  The female fought off the subject and was able to enter her residence.  The Oshkosh Police Department checked the area, but could not locate the male.    The male is described as being black in his 20’s wearing khaki shorts, a light colored shirt and a baseball cap.  The female was not injured in the incident.

The second incident occurred on Jackson St. at about 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.  The female was walking home and noticed a male following her.  The female said she went to enter her residence and the male attempted to grab her.  When the male noticed she was on the phone with 911, he ran from the residence.  The female was not able to get a physical description of the male and was not injured in the incident.  The Oshkosh Police Department checked the area, but did not locate the suspect. 

The Oshkosh Police Department believes that these incidents are related. 

If anyone has information on this subject, they are encouraged to contact the Oshkosh Police Department at (920) 236-5700.

 If you have information and would like to remain anonymous, please contact Winnebago County Wide Crime Stoppers at (920) 231-8477 or text IGOTYA and your crime tip to 274637 or go to www.winnebagocrimestoppers.org and submit your text via the web.  You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

 

The Oshkosh Police Department and University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Police Department are advising citizens that when walking home, especially during hours of darkness and/or when you have had too much to drink, make every attempt to walk with someone you know.  If you have to walk alone, please follow these guidelines:

Report any incident as soon as possible.