Posted Mon., April 28—Campus police are looking for two different groups of young men who harassed and sexually groped young women over the weekend.
In the first incident, a band of seven or eight men in their late teens and early 20s approached two women, ages 18 and 19, as they were walking east on Channing Way near Bowditch Street at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.
According to a UC Police Department bulletin, “One of the group members walked up to one of the victims and touched her inappropriately. A second group member walked up to another victim and also grabbed her inappropriately. Then the second suspect punched one of the victims on the left side of her face.”
Neither woman was seriously injured during the incident, police said.
The victims said their assailants were last seen walking northbound on Bowditch.
An area search by campus police failed to turn up any sign of the suspects. Campus police conducted an area check but did not locate the suspect.
In the second incident, a swarm of 14 young men harassed seven young women who had parked along Grizzly Peak Boulevard in the pre-dawn hours Sunday, campus police report.
Police received word of the incident at 2:25 a.m., about an hour after the incident had occurred.
The women told officers they had been parked near Signpost 15 near the rock wall when two vehicles pulled up, one of them a 1993 blue Ford van.
At that point, the 14 males, all about 20 years old, poured out of the two vehicles and walked up to the women.
After one of the males asked for a cigarette, the women refused and, they told police, decided to leave.
But when they started to get into the cars, two of the women reported that they were sexually groped, and one of the males threatened to shoot the women.
Campus police have asked anyone with information about either incident to call their office at 642-0472 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or after hours at 642-6760.