HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University Police Department at Southern Miss released a statement Friday afternoon regarding the recent incidents on the Longleaf Trace.
On June 10, an alleged sexual assault occurred on the Longleaf Trace around 10 p.m. Hattiesburg police are still looking for the suspect.
An armed robbery and kidnapping also happened on the Trace last week and so far, two people have been arrested in connection to the crime. HPD is still searching for a third suspect.
UPD released the following statement about the incidents:
UPD also advises Longleaf Trace users to note the following safety tips:
- Take a friend, or friends, along
- Always have a cell phone handy
- Use the Trace in daylight hours only, if possible
- Report any unusual or suspicious behavior
- Should an emergency situation arise, dial 911