A Cal Poly Pomona student was arrested on campus Monday morning on suspicion of auto burglary and possession of stolen property.
During a routine patrol, University Police Officer Thomas Rios noticed two cars with their trunks open in Parking Lot F1. The male suspect, who was later identified as a residential student, was sitting in one of the vehicles that had a smashed window, according to Det. Ken Kerkhof.
In the trunk of the second car, which belongs to the suspect, officers found numerous stolen items. The suspect told police he stole from unlocked cars parked in Lot F, normally used by residential students, but denied breaking the window of the first car.
The stolen items include parking permits, a GPS, electronic devices and other personal property.
Drivers parked in Lot F should check their cars immediately and report any missing property to University Police at (909) 869-3070. Police are also seeking assistance in identifying any additional victims and possible witnesses.
¿We rely on people to come forward and help us with our job,¿ Kerkhof says. ¿The more people who come to us and take a stand¿ that¿s important for us.¿
The campus will move forward with its investigation and disciplinary action.