4th sex assault reported near Grand Valley State U.

Associated Press

Allendale — A university in west Michigan is urging students to be cautious after a fourth sexual assault was reported near campus.

Police said the assault occurred Tuesday night outside of off-campus apartments near Grand Valley State University in Allendale. It’s the fourth assault reported since Aug. 26.

Grand Valley officials are urging students to check in with friends more frequently, participate in ride shares and walk in groups. A public forum is planned Thursday.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is asking apartment managers to share any security video. Capt. Mark Bennett said it could show who is coming and going in the area.

Grand Valley police Chief Renee Freeman said her department is “very concerned” about the assaults.