Campus Alert: Arrest at Totem Residence Nov 4, 2015

UBC is committed to maintaining a safe campus environment. We believe that it is important to advise the community when incidents occur so that individuals can remain alert and make informed decisions about their personal safety.

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 3pm, Campus Security were requested to attend Totem Park residence on account of an individual making a nuisance of himself at the front desk and making nearby students uncomfortable.

The male was evasive with Campus Security who in turn called the police. Upon arrival of the RCMP, the subject became cooperative and forthcoming. On confirming his identity, a records check revealed that he has a criminal record with a number of conditions. The subject was asked to empty his pockets by the RCMP and while doing so, was found to be in possession of a knife which his Court conditions specifically prohibits.

The subject was arrested for breach of his court conditions and was released on a promise to appear before a court with conditions that he not return to the campus. No charges have been confirmed at this stage.

The subject is a 38 year old Caucasian with a Russian accent, fair complexion, average height and weight. He was wearing a brown leather jacket and black toque.

If you witness suspicious activity, call Campus Security. For all emergencies, call 911 immediately.

UBC Campus Security operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond immediately to all non-emergency calls (604-822-2222). Please refer to the Campus Security website for further information/updates.

What are these alerts?
Campus Alerts are issued as part of UBC’s commitment to providing transparent campus crime and safety-related information to the community. The following protocols dictate when an Alert is issued:
-a serious incident has occurred;
-there is a risk of a crime or incident recurring;
-a Campus Security or RCMP investigation will be assisted by bringing forward witnesses and information.

Safety Tips
Campus Security would like to remind the campus community about safety tips.
If you have been the victim of a violent crime, tell someone. There are resources available to help you.