Wilfrid Laurier University students are taking to social media to warn others of peeping toms in their area.
This comes after police posted two cases of indecent exposure in Waterloo in just the past week.
The Twitter account @SpottedLaurier shares anonymous messages from the Laurier student body, but in the past week, they have shared warnings from students about peeping toms and a case of indecent exposure.
The first tweet references an early Friday morning incident in Waterloo on Fir Street, where Regional police arrested and charged a 39-year-old Ottawa man for indecent exposure.
Another user shared a story of their encounter some time in April with a Peeping Tom. Other users chimed in, saying police and the university weren't doing enough to protect them. WLU issued this statement to 570 NEWS about the concerns.
“Wilfrid Laurier University is aware of the reports of off-campus incidents of indecent exposure. The safety of Laurier students, staff and faculty is our top priority. The university’s Special Constable Service has increased their presence on campus and in the surrounding community, and are coordinating with Waterloo Regional police. We encourage anyone with information to immediately contact police or Laurier’s Special Constable Service.”
WRPS have responded to those tweets specifically, saying that they are still investigating those incidents and are actively patrolling the area.
We are actively investigating this incident, as well as other incidents reported in the area. We have been & will continue to proactively patrol the area. Asking anyone with information to call police or @WaterlooCrime. Please report any suspicious activity to police immediately.— Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) July 13, 2020
Regional Police are also asking any information regarding an incident last Wednesday around 7:30 p.m. A man allegedly exposed himself to a woman walking down a path in the Pineridge Road area of Waterloo.
He is described as having brown skin and wearing a red shirt. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.