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Two sexual assaults in Michigan City

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The following is a press release from the Michigan City Police Department.
 
The Michigan City police department is investigating two reported sexual assaults that have occurred within the last week.
 
The first incident occurred on Tuesday around 11:30PM in the area of Lafayette St. and Barker Ave.  The suspects are listed as two black males. The first male is described as about 5'10" with short braids, late twenties to early thirties and light skin tone.  The second suspect is about 5'08" and darker skin tone.  This case is being investigated by Cpl. Tim Baker 874-3221 Ext. 340.
 
The second incident occurred Wednesday at about 11:45PM. This occurred near Wabash St. and 11th St., at this time the suspect's description is not being released.  This case is being investigated by Sgt. Dave Legros 874-3221 Ext. 313.
 
Here are some tips that might prove useful regarding safety:
  1. Always have your cellular phone ready in case you need to call "911".
  2. When possible, walk in groups of 2 or more.
  3. If you decide to physically resist assault, remember that your goal is to incapacitate the attacker long enough to run to safety and get help.
  4. Try to carry a self defense product such as pepper spray and personal alarms..
  5. Stay in well-lighted, busy areas. Avoid walking alone and avoid known trouble spots.
  6. When you carry a purse, hold it close to your body rather than by the handles. Do not wrap purse straps around your wrist, because you can get hurt in a struggle.
  7. Avoid using shortcuts through dark alleys, fields, or vacant lots.
  8. If you think you're being followed, cross the street and change directions a few times. Go quickly to a well-lighted place with lots of people.
  9. Keep your eyes peeled and be aware of your surroundings.
Chief Mark Swistek and members of the Michigan City Police Dept encourage anyone with crime information to call the crime tip hotline at (219) 873-1488.  With the continued help and support of the members of the community we can continue to have quality investigations that lead to the arrest of criminals in our community.
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