Campus Alerts


2/11/2019 

Dear Carleton Students, Faculty, and Staff,

As a follow-up to our February 3 email, we want to share additional details to inform you about a suspicious person students have encountered on and around campus and to provide some additional guidance for staying safe on and around campus.

At about 9:45 PM on 2/1/2019, Carleton students reported the suspicious male in the area of 3rd St. between College and Union Streets. The male seemed to be following the students, so they left the area. A few minutes later, Security received a second report of a suspicious male in the same area. The second caller recognized the man from a picture in a November 2018 information release sent by the College regarding unwanted attention and indecent exposure by a male on campus. The suspect’s behaviors in this February incident and his description are consistent with the November 2018 incident, when Gary Burnette Jr. was identified (see photo below).  He is not a Carleton student. The November 2018 contact resulted in the College issuing a “Stay Off” notice to Burnette Jr., warning him not to return to Carleton property.

While we are working with the Northfield Police, it is important to understand that neither Security nor the Police can prevent someone from setting foot on campus.  However, we can react when such a Stay-Off order has been issued and we are made aware of the infraction swiftly and have sufficient information including a location, description, and details about the behavior. It is also very important to report any criminal behavior, whether on campus or in the vicinity of campus.

Carleton Security officers are doing extra patrols in the area, as are the Northfield Police. It is important for the entire Carleton community to take measures to keep themselves safe. Measures include avoiding walking alone, especially at night; being aware of one’s surroundings; not engaging when someone you don’t recognize approaches; and calling Security (x4444) or the Police (911) immediately when a suspicious circumstance presents itself.   Further, Carleton Security provides on-campus escorts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You may contact Security at 507-222-4444 for an escort.  Please do not hesitate to reach out with concerns. There is power in taking these steps.

 


2/3/2019

Dear Carleton Students, Faculty, and Staff,

     We want to make the Carleton community aware of suspicious circumstances. At about 9:45 PM on 2/1/2019, Carleton students reported a suspicious male in the area of 3rd St. between College and Union Streets. The male seemed to be following the students so they left the area. A few minutes later, security received a second report of a suspicious male in the same area. The second caller recognized the man from a picture in a November 2018 information release by the college about a suspicious male approaching students. The male’s behaviors in this incident and his description are consistent with the November 2018 incident. We do not believe this person is a Carleton student. The male was wearing a dark jacket or sweatshirt and had a winter hat on. We have included a picture of the male involved in the November 2018 incident. Carleton Security reported a separate sighting of the individual to the Northfield Police the same evening and they are investigating.

     Students, faculty, and staff are reminded to exercise caution if approached by an unknown person. Report suspicious individuals immediately to Carleton Security (507-222-4444) or the Northfield Police (911). If possible, obtain a physical description of the person to inform Security or the Northfield Police. If at any time you feel unsafe on campus, please give Carleton Security a call and we will provide a walking escort anywhere on campus. Thank you for your help, and please do not hesitate to reach out with concerns.