Female assaulted near UMass campus, police looking for suspect

By Collegian News Staff

An 18-year-old female was indecently assaulted at the intersection of Berkshire Terrace and North Pleasant Street between 11:30 p.m. and midnight on Saturday.

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According to a press release from the Amherst Police Department, the female attends the University of Massachusetts.

Yesterday, UMass students received an email from the UMass Police Department describing the unidentified suspect, asking students to report even “the smallest detail” to help in solving the case.

The UMPD described the suspect as a tall, dark-haired, “college-aged” white male wearing a gray sweatshirt, jeans and a stud-style earring in his left ear. He was reportedly picked up at the scene by the unidentified driver of a silver or gray four-door sedan.

Police told the Massachusetts Daily Collegian that they are not disclosing any more information on the case at this time.

The Amherst Police Department and UMPD are turning to the public for any details regarding the assault. Anyone with information may contact Amherst police at 259-3015 or UMass police at 545-2121.