Public Safety Advisory Message 7/3/23
The Tufts University Police Department received information from the Medford Police Department regarding an alleged assault and battery in Medford near 100-200 Main Street on July 2, 2023, at approximately 10:37 pm. The incident did not occur on Tufts University property; we are sharing this information with our entire Tufts University community for awareness.
The reporting party described the suspect as a dark-skinned male, wearing dark-colored jeans, a dark sweatshirt with white lettering or logo on the front, and black and white colored sneakers. The suspect reportedly followed the victim on foot from the area of Harvard Street on Boston Avenue towards the intersection of Boston Avenue and College Avenue. The suspect proceeded to follow the victim on College Avenue toward Royall Street. At this time, we do not know if this was a random or targeted act of violence. The suspect is still at large.
If you have any information that may be helpful in this investigation, please call Medford Police Detective Michael Pellegrino at 781- 391-6767/ ext. 3244, email@example.com or Medford Police Detective Christopher Coughlin at 781-391-6767/ ext. 3248, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you see anyone who appears to be behaving suspiciously in your neighborhood at any time of day or night, please do not hesitate to call the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) at 617-627-3030 or the police department of jurisdiction in your area depending on where you live or where the activity takes place. The Tufts University Police Department remains focused on the safety of the Tufts community and urges you to contact us immediately if you need assistance.
While those who commit such crimes are fully responsible for their acts, we ask that all Tufts University faculty, staff, and students be vigilant in protecting themselves and their neighbors.
- Please be sure to lock your doors and windows.
- Be alert to your surroundings including the location where you are traveling and report suspicious behavior or circumstances to the police department of jurisdiction or the Tufts University Police immediately at x66911 or 617-627-6911 from a cell phone or call 911 for off-campus incidents.
- Trust your instincts. If someone seems to be behaving in an unusual manner, avoid them and report the behavior to the police. If you believe someone is following you, contact the police immediately and give your location.
- Stick to well-lit and well-traveled routes and walk with friends whenever possible.
- Utilize the SafeRide service by calling Tufts Police at 617-627-3030.
- Program the Tufts Police phone number into your cell phone so you will be prepared in an emergency - 617-627-6911.