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2016, April 26 Robbery On Campus

SBVC Campus- Today at 1:21pm a student advised her purse was taken by force by a Hispanic Male adult by the Liberal Arts building. Last seen wearing a Black shirt with short black hair. Suspect fled in a white Jeep Cherokee with plate #4MET819. If you have any information please contact 909-384-4491.

2016, April 18 Robbery at Gun Point

SBVC Campus- At approximately 2:47pm, a male student reported that he was robbed at gun point 20 minutes earlier. He was approached on K Street by a Hispanic male  5'7" 160 pounds wearing a black hoodie, facial hair on chain, about 18-21 years of age. Suspect also has tattoos on his neck. Last seen on foot going east from K Street. If you have any information regarding this situation please call Campus Police 909-384-4491.

2015, May 21 Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

SBVC Campus- The suspect in yesterday's campus alert was located by members of the District Police Department at a business near the the campus. He was positively identified, arrested and booked into Central Detention Center for sexual battery. He is not a student and should anyone have additional information regarding this situation please call Campus Police 909-384-4491.

2015, May 20 Sexual Assault on Campus 

SBVC Campus- At approximately 3:30pm, a female student was approached behind the North Hall Building by a black male adult approximate age of 30 last seen wearing no shirt, khaki shorts riding a red bike forced himself on her and grabbed her buttocks. The female student pushed the male suspect off of her and the suspect fled South bound through campus towards the KVCR Building. If you have any information regarding this situation please call Campus Police 909-384-4491. 

 

2015, April 27 Fire near Crafton Hills College

Today at approximately 4:10pm, a fire was reported in a vacant lot on Sand Canyon Drive just East of the Campus. As Cal Fire crews worked to extinguish the flames, SBCCD Police Staff evacuated the campus. The fire was finally extinguished at approximately 5:30pm. Fire crews remained on scene and Crafton Hills College Administrators advised the campus would remain closed.

2014, November 7 Armed Robbery Near Valley College

Tonight at approximately 6:45pm, an armed robbery occurred at the AutoZone 789 S. Mt Vernon Ave. Suspect was a Black Male Adult armed with a semi automatic 9mm handgun. Suspect fled the area heading south bound on Mt Vernon away from the campus. No threat was made to the campus. Please be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity to (909) 384-4491.

Sincerely,

Chief Pierre Galvez 

October 30, 2014 Sexual Assault Near Valley College

At approximately 11:05am, a Valley College female student was leaving her parked vehicle off Esperanza St. and was sexually accosted by a Hispanic Male Adult in an older silver VW sedan 4 door which fled the area. 

Please beware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity to the Campus Police at  (909) 384-4491.

2013, August 7 Mountain Lion Sightings at CHC

The SBCCD Police Department would like to advise you of recent mountain lion sightings at the following locations:

Behind the Performing Arts Center, the Learning Resource Center, and near local residents of the Crafton Hills College community.

The Police Department is taking the proper steps to capture and relocate the mountain lion.  Please be aware of your surroundings as this animal can display aggressive behavior and should not be approached.  The mountain lion is a quiet animal and is known for their camouflage.  Yucaipa Sheriff's Office has been notified and will be conducting 24/7 extra patrol for the CHC campus and the residents of Crafton Hills community.  If you see any sightings please call Campus Police at (909)389-3275.

More information on recent robberies

Please see the below link for additional information on the recent robberies and message from the President of Valley College.  

  http://valleycollege.edu/safetyletter

2013, April 17

At approximately 2:28 p.m., on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, a San Bernardino Valley College student was robbed at gun point on Esperanza Street and Eureka.  She was injured, and her vehicle was taken. San Bernardino Police Department took the report and will conduct an investigation.

Suspect #1 is an African-American male in his early 20's, heavy set, wearing a red baseball hat and dark clothing.

Suspect #2 is an African-American male in his early 20's, wearing a red baseball hat, dark clothing, armed with a silver handgun.

    - Be aware of your surroundings
    - Avoid distractions, such as talking on your cell phone or wearing headphones/earbuds
    - Park in campus lots if possible
    - Walk in groups

2013, April 4

At approximately 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2013, a San Bernardino Valley College student was robbed at gun point in the Pro-Swap Meet parking lot.  When the student opened her driver's side door she was pushed from behind while the suspect brandished a semi-automatic handgun.  The suspect demanded all of her belongings.  The suspect closed the vehicle door and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Suspect #1 is an African-American male, approximately 5'9", 160 lbs, 25 years of age, short hair, dark complexion, wearing a black hoodie, holding a semi-automatic handgun.

Suspect #2 is an African-American male.  No further description.

Please keep in mind:

    - Always be aware of your surroundings.
    - Unnecessary distractions, like talking on your phone or texting. 
    - Park in campus lots if at all possible.
    - When possible, walk in groups, and in well-lit areas.

2013, March 28

At 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013, two SBVC students who were parked in their car on K Street were assaulted and robbed at gunpoint.  The suspect is an African-American male in his mid-20's, approximately 5'9" and weighing 200 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and tan-colored jeans running North on K Street before disappearing East on Esperanza Street away from campus. 

If you have any information that may be helpful in this investigation, contact San Bernardino Community College District Police at (909) 384-4491, or San Bernardino Police Department at (909) 384-5742. 

2013, February 12

We have received a report that police suspect Dorner has been corralled in a cabin in the San Bernardino County mountains, Big Bear Lake and is surrounded by law enforcement officers.  To ensure the safety of the community, Highways 38, 330 and 18 are closed in the San Bernardino Mountain Area as per CalTrans.  Motorists are advised to avoid these routes.

2013, January 17

At approximately 6:10 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2013, a male student was robbed at gunpoint.  The robbery took place on K Street, south of College Avenue.  The suspects were described as two African-American males, young, with thin builds. 

Here are a few safety precautions to keep in mind:

    - Always be aware of your surroundings.
    - Unnecessary distractions may make you susceptible to attack. 
    - Park in campus lots if at all possible.
    - When possible, walk in groups, and in well-lit areas.

In safety,

Pierre Galvez
SBCCD Interim Chief of Police 

2012, September 20

Dear SBVC students/staff/faculty,

Over the last three months, two cars have been stolen from the SBVC campus and two other attempted thefts were thwarted while in progress.  In each incident, the vehicle involved was an older-model Honda.  Other law enforcement agencies around the Inland Empire have shared similar reports of targeted attempts to steal Honda vehicles.

Although SBCCD will continue patrolling the entire campus (including the Pro Swap Meet parking lots during daylight hours), please take reasonable precautions to protect your vehicle with anti-theft devices such as an alarm, steering-wheel lock, or a kill switch that make your vehicle less appealing to a potential theft.

Regardless of the vehicle you drive, always remember to:

    --Lock your vehicle
    --Keep all windows closed/locked
    --Avoid keeping any valuables in your vehicle-especially in plain view
    --Park in campus lots

In safety,

Pierre Galvez
SBCCD Interim Police Chief

2012, May 16

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, a female student was grabbed from behind while walking to her car parked in Lot #9 (behind the Campus Center adjacent to Grant Avenue).  Her attacker attempted to wrestle her car keys from her, but she kicked him in the mid-section, raced to her car, and drove away safely.

The attacker was described as an African-American male in his mid-40s, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build and wearing a tan-colored trenchcoat. 

If you or somebody you know may have witnessed the attack or has any information that may assist the San Bernardino Community College District Police that are currently investigating the matter, please call (909) 384-4491.

Here are a few safety precautions to keep in mind:

    --Always be aware of your surroundings including looking over your shoulder from time to time.
    --Wearing headphones or looking down at your cell phone while walking to/from your vehicle 
    may leave you more susceptible to a surprise attack.
    --When possible, walk in groups and through well-lit pathways.

Pierre Galvez
Interim Chief
San Bernardino Community College District

2012, March 6

At approximately 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, March 1st, 2012, SBCCD Police were made aware of an incident that occurred off-campus on Mount Vernon Avenue, north of Johnston Street.  The reporting party stated that she witnessed a male exposing himself in his vehicle while driving southbound on Mount Vernon Avenue (just north of Johnston Street).  The suspect is described as a late 40's/early 50's Hispanic male with a mustache.  The suspect may be wearing dark sunglasses or a hat to conceal his identity.

A second incident occurred today at approximately 9:10 a.m. with the same alleged suspect and crime in the same off-campus vicinity.  Again the suspect was driving a gray, two-door Nissan Sentra.  A license plate was obtained; California 5JYN511.

To maintain your safety, specifically in off-campus situations such as this, it is recommended to walk with a friend or in a group and always be aware of your surroundings.  If you have any information that may assist in the investigation of this incident or to request an escort, please contact SBCCD Police at 909.384.4491.

Pierre Galvez
San Bernardino Community College District Police Department
701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Office (909) 387-1605
Fax (909) 884-2929

2011, September 29

On Wednesday night at approximately 9:20 p.m., a SBVC student waiting for the bus behind the bus stop on Mount Vernon Avenue, was approached by two individuals--one of which stole a gold necklace from around her neck.  The two suspects fled on foot and proceeded into an unknown, black 4-door sedan and drove northbound on Mount Vernon Avenue.  The suspects are still at large and were described as two Hispanic males in their 20's.

The Colton Police Department and San Bernardino Police Department have been notified.  In addition, SBCCD Police have notified Omnitrans of the incident in order to raise the awareness level of their staff and riders.  If you or somebody you know may have witnessed the incident or have further information, please contact SBCCD Police at 909.384.4491.

As a result of the incident, additional security has been added to the Mount Vernon Avenue corridor during the eveing hours.  Students, staff and faculty should take the following extra precautions:

  • Refrain from standing alone in darkened areas and remember to utilize the pathways and waiting locations that are well lit during the evening hours.
  • Do not bring significant valuables to campus if possible.  Any valuables brought on campus should not be exposed if at all possible.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings-especially during the eveing hours.  This includes knowing who may be in your general vicinity and not being distracted by using your cell phone or iPod.

Sincerely,

Chief Pierre Galvez
San Bernardino Community College District Police

2011, April 6

As required by the Clery Act, this is to inform the campus community that there was an incident on the SBVC campus near the Liberal Arts Building and Mount Vernon Avenue today at 5:55 a.m. involving an armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

An SBVC employee parked on Mount Vernon Avenue was attacked by two suspects described as young Latino males in their 20's wearing dark clothing, dark baseball caps, with one of them approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall with the other much taller.  The suspects fled in a dark blue colored SUV driven by a third suspect after stealing the employee's laptop and bag.  The employee was treated at the scene and will make a full recovery.

District Police are working with City of Colton and City of San Bernardino Police Departments and are asking anybody who may have witnessed the incident to contact District Police at 909.384.4491.

District Police would also like to take this opportunity to remind all students, staff and faculty to:

  • Be aware and cautious of your surroundings-especially early in the morning and late at night
  • Park within the confines of the campus parking lots when possible
  • Police escorts are available to/from your car/class/office at any time by making a request with District Police at 909.384.4491.
  • District Police are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Sincerely,

Chief Pierre Galvez
SBCCD Police