WFU Community Safety Advisory

University Police and Winston Salem Police are investigating an incident reported to have occurred on April 3, 2021. The reporting party advised that at approximately 1:00 a.m. she was walking on Polo Road between Long and Palm Drive when she was approached by an unidentified male who grabbed her arm. She broke free and ran into a nearby house for safety.

She described the subject as a white male, mid-to-late 30s, six-foot-tall, average build, light brown hair with a receding hairline, and wearing a light-colored shirt and jeans.

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact the University Police at (336) 758- 5911. If you wish to provide information anonymously, do so through “Silent Witness.”

Wake Forest is providing resources to assist the individual involved in this incident and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.

It is important for all of us to focus on the things that we can all do to keep ourselves and others safe.

  • Call 911: If you feel uneasy or unsafe, go to a safe location and call a friend or the police at 911. When your safety is at risk or you need a safe escort on campus, contact University Police, available 24 hours at 336-758-5911.
  • Download Live Safe Mobile App
  • Ask a friend who may be in a potentially dangerous situation if they want to leave and then make sure that they get home safely.

As a reminder, the Wake Forest Safe Office is a confidential resource available for support and assistance related to interpersonal violence including sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and/or stalking. The Helpline is available 24/7: 336-758-5285.

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