Crime Bulletin: Thefts Assistance Needed

The University Police Department is seeking the campus community’s assistance in identifying suspect(s) involved in recent thefts of vehicle batteries.

On Monday, September 17, 2018, between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., unknown suspects were able to gain access to the engine compartments of five vehicles and take the batteries. These crimes occurred in parking lots E1 and F4.

Additionally, there has been a recent uptick in thefts of batteries in neighboring cities.

Suspect Description: At this time we have no suspect information.

Safety Tips: Be a good witness and report suspicious-looking persons or activity to the University Police. Never approach or try to engage a suspicious person. Trust your instincts. If something or someone seems out of place, call the police. Debating whether to call the police even for a minute can mean the difference between the police locating the suspect or them escaping.  

Please take extra security precautions: Keep valuables in a secure location when possible and avoid leaving belongings unattended. Report suspicious-looking persons or activity to the University Police. As always, LOCK IT, HIDE IT, KEEP IT.

If you have any information that may assist in the investigation of these crimes, contact the University Police Department Detective Bureau at (909) 869-2042. Anonymous tips can be called in to our recorded line at (909) 869-3399. In an emergency, always call 911.