Here's the new alert sent to students:
Chief David Huerta of the Fresno State Police Department issued the following statement updating issuance of a Crime Alert on Sunday, May 15:
On Sunday, May 15, a nonstudent reported to the Fresno State Police Department that he was robbed on-campus by three suspects. The man alleged he had been studying on campus and was returning to his parked car when assaulted.
Detectives noted inconsistencies in information provided, but issued a Crime Alert to the campus. On Tuesday, May 17, the individual admitted to falsely reporting a felony crime to our department.
The investigation remains open.
Pursuant to the Crime Alert (timely warning) requirements of the Clery Act, our department is obligated ? and will continue ? to issue Crime Alerts to the university community to report outstanding suspect information.
The Fresno State campus is a safe campus, and as Chief of Police I am proud of the professional commitment to safety and security the law enforcement officers and staff provide to the university community.