University News

Weekend crime update: March 29-31, 2013

Senior Staff Writer
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The following is an account of crime events that took place this weekend, reported to The Herald by Deputy Chief of Police for the Department of Public Safety Paul Shanley:


Saturday night

A suspect entered a student’s unlocked room in Goddard House around 8:30 p.m. and left with her iPhone. The student said she saw a suspicious looking man she believes to be the person responsible around the time of the theft. The iPhone contained a tracking application DPS is using to investigate the theft. Cell phone theft has been one of the most prevalent types of crime on campus this semester. Phones with the tracking feature are significantly more likely to be recovered.


Sunday morning

A student returned to campus after spring break around 12 p.m. Sunday to find the door handle of his Olney House room broken and his Macbook Pro and iPad missing. The student locked his door before he left for break the morning of March 23. Dorm room break-ins — a common campus crime — primarily occur in unlocked rooms, and this incident marks the first time this year DPS has received report of forced entry of a dorm room. The incident remains under investigation, but the break-in could have occurred at any time during the week. There are currently no suspects.