October 29, 2020

Cop Shop: Campus Police responds to break-in at off-campus house

By Raquel Sosa-Sanchez

Student reports bike theft near Phelps Hall

On May 1 at approximately 3:10 p.m., Campus Police were contacted on account of a reported theft.

The reporting student stated that his purple Diamondback 21 speed mountain bike had been stolen between 8:30 p.m. on April 30 and 9:45 a.m. on May 1, near Phelps Hall.

He stated that he noticed his bicycle was missing at approximately 9:45 a.m. on May 1, but he waited to report the bike as stolen because he believed that it would be found.

The student advised Campus Police that he did not secure his bicycle via lock and he could not recall its serial number.

He stated that the bike was fairly new and is valued at approximately $510.

The case remains open.

Email notifies campus community of attempted burglary

On May 1 at approximately 6:40 a.m., an email from Chief Information Officer Sharon Blanton was sent to the campus community regarding an attempted burglary.

The email stated that earlier that morning, there had been an attempted burglary at an off-campus student house on Brandon Avenue in Ewing.

According to the email, the suspect had attempted to gain access through the first-floor window of the residence, but was scared off by the residents. Members of the campus community were advised to keep their doors and windows secured — especially on the ground floor — and to contact police in case of any emergency.

Campus Police was not involved in this incident, according to Campus Police Sergeant Marcie Montalvo.

Student reports theft of laptop

On Thursday, May 2 at approximately 12:33 p.m., Campus Police was contacted on account of a report of theft. The reporting student stated that she had left her 10-year-old Dell laptop computer in a classroom of the Education Building by accident on April 16 at approximately 3:30 p.m., after her class had ended.

She stated that she was contacted by her assistant professor at approximately 4 p.m. that day, who notified her that she had left her laptop in the classroom.

According to the student, she was unsure if her professor took the laptop to secure it for her or if the laptop would remain in the secured room.

She stated that she had returned the next day to retrieve the laptop and it was gone. According to the student, she had spoken to her professor and he stated that he had seen the laptop left it in the classroom and then proceeded to leave.

The case remains open.

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