Defense Against Crime

06/03/2019

A College Assault Story.


The Following Story is True. The Names and Places have been changed

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Incident:  Kidnapping (Armed with Knife)  w/Aggravated Assault.

Date:  03/06/2019

Time:  5:15 AM

Reported to:    University of Columbia Department of Public Safety

Report # 2019-019292828

Location:  Alexander Place Parking Lot,  12 Alexander Street, Springfield

Suspects’ status:  At-Large

Incident description: The suspect was discovered sleeping in the victim’s vehicle by the victim. The suspect stabbed the victim’s arm pinning it to the center armrest of the vehicle. The suspect forced the victim to drive him to the area of Upper Queen Street and Upper Gathering Street where the suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Suspect Description:   Black Male, early 60s, 5’10”, Medium build, Short grayish hair, black hoodie, dark pants

Important Message:  It is important to note that the victim/survivor is never the cause of the criminal offense.

This very real incident is to illustrate how real college crime is and why you need to be prepared

Here are some Safety Tips.

  1. If possible avoid confrontation with individuals you encounter.
  2. If possible avoid becoming involved in incidents you observe.
  3. Use well lit- routes, avoid dark vacant areas, and those not frequented by other people.
  4. Avoid walking alone at night.
  5. Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.
  6. Avoid distractions like talking on your cell phone.
  7. If your campus offers RAD, take it
  8. Carry Pepper Spray and know how to use it.

If you observe unusual activity, try to remember details as best you can. For example, what a person was wearing or any other identifiers like scars, tattoos or shoes. Please always be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and notify Law Enforcement immediately if you observe potentially dangerous situations or individuals.

Take advantage of all your campus safety programs.

  • escorts on-campus
  • Free Shuttle/Bus Services

Get involved and Make a Difference:  We encourage the prompt reporting of all crimes, On-campus contact your Public Safety  or law enforcement

Oftentimes, students are present when a crime is about to happen and bystander intervention is one method students may use to help prevent a crime from happening.  Learn how to develop this skill and safely intervene.

Victim Assistance:  Enrolled College of Charleston students who become victims of serious crime are encouraged to get victim assistance by contacting the Office of Victim Services (843.953.2273). Comprehensive services, including assistance with missed classes/academic disruption, are available regardless of the incident location, or if the student elected to file an official report, or not.

 

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PepperEyes.com Self-Defense Products Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high-quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information on the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

14/09/2016

September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month


September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) and people on

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Teenage girl looking thoughtful about troubles

your campus is thinking about campus safety – the media, parents, students, and especially the higher education professionals working to create healthy and safe campus environments each and every single day.

Although  the nightly news can capture the best – and worst – of the field, there’s one thing  PepperEyes.com  knows to be true: people don’t function well in fear and ignorance; individuals make the best decisions when they are well informed and well prepared, and offered support, and are confident in their knowledge and skills

This Blog has LOTS of guidance and information resources.

 As part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, We want everyone to make Crime Prevention part of their everyday life on or off campus.

It begins with protecting yourself:

  • Take advantage of all the Safety programs that your campus offers
  • If at all possible, never walk alone at night..
  • Stay alert at all times – especially when you are on your phone.
  • If you have to walk alone, walk on well-lighted, well-traveled walkways and plan your route ahead.
  • Avoid walking between parked cars, overgrown shrubs, and dark passageways.
  • If your college has a RAD Class…take it every semester. Repetition makes it better.
  • Carry Pepper Spray or a Stun Gun
  • You are ultimately responsible for your safety and securing your valuables.

Preventing thefts from your vehicles:

  • Always lock the doors and leave the windows rolled up
  • Keep your valuables (especially your electronics) out of sight
  • Do not leave money, checkbooks or credit cards in your vehicle at anytime
  • Put your valuables (laptop or others) in your trunk or well hidden
  • Do not leave your firearms visible in your vehicle

Preventing thefts from your residence:

  • Make your home look occupied, and make it difficult to break in.
  • Lock all outside doors and windows before you leave the house or go to bed. Even if it is for a short time, lock your doors.
  • Leave lights on when you go out. If you are going to be away for a length of time, connect some lamps to automatic timers to turn them on in the evening and off during the day.
  • Keep your garage door closed and locked.
  • Arrange for your lawn to be mowed if you are going away for an extended time.
  • Check your locks on doors and windows and replace them with secure devices  as necessary
  • If you have an alarm system use it, if you don’t have one, consider getting at least a door alarm.

The most important thing you can do is call the police to report a crime or any suspicious activity. You have to be the eyes of your neighborhood. And remember you can always remain a pair of anonymous eyes.

PepperEyes Self-Defense, Safety and Security Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high-quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information about the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option. – Victor Swindell

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27/09/2013

Pepper Spray protects Student


Pepper Spray protects Student

According to national Statistics almost 1 in 4 college women will be sexually assaulted. This is one of the reasons we have this blog to provide or readers with safety and security options to reduce their chances of being the next victim. One of the things that we have advocated is that young ladies have some type of self-defense product like pepper spray.  It  appears this young lady has heard the message..and I know she is glad she did.

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