LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A man accused of trespassing and following students onto university grounds has prompted campus police to issue a security bulletin online.
According to officials, Ion Sirus Ghahreman was arrested on suspicion of trespassing. He was wound in a women’s locker room at Cal State Long Beach.
KCAL9’s Stacey Butler spoke with students attending the university, who shared reaction to this trespassing case.
“It’s school; it should be like a safe place to be in,” said student Leang Ouk. “It’s scary to think about someone actually out there that might be following you.”
On Sept. 16, CSULB police officers were sent to the Social Science and Public Affairs Building for reports of a nonstudent having followed a male student off a bus and onto campus, officers said.
Police said Ghahreman followed the student onto campus and sat next to him in class. The student reportedly hid in other classrooms to get away from the man.
Due to the nature of Ghahreman’s behavior, CSULB police escorted him off campus and advised him not to return for seven days.
Two days later, campus officers said around 8:30 a.m. a report of a man sleeping in the women’s restroom in the physical education building came through.
Upon arrival, officers discovered the individual was Ghahreman. They detained and arrested him as a result.
Ghahreman was held on $500,000 at the Long Beach Police Department jail. Butler reported he posted his bail Monday.
Campus police said Ghahreman is not likely a threat to students or faculty.
They urged the public, however, to call University Police at (562) 985-4101 if Ghahreman is seen, as he is not affiliated with CSULB.