Thief goes window shopping in townhouses

A laptop was stolen on Sept. 5 between 6 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. from a first floor room in Townhouses West. At 9:15 p.m. a Campus Police officer was dispatched to West on a reported theft. The victim said someone entered her room through her window, damaging her screen, and removed her laptop.

The victim said when she left her room at 6 p.m. her door was locked but her window was open. When she returned at 9:05 p.m. she found her laptop and an Old Navy canvas bag missing. A search of the exterior of the building was conducted but turned up no results. An investigation revealed that the suspect entered the room by cutting or ripping the screen and bending the screen frame up from the bottom. The room was photographed and checked for fingerprints.

Campus Police conducted an investigation into why the security system did not respond and found that it was not operational.

At 9:50 p.m. a Campus Police Officer spoke with a resident of the first floor of Townhouses West who said she saw what she believed to be a male wearing khaki shorts walk by her window from the left to the right at 6:30 p.m. She said her blinds were only open 6 inches, so she only saw the lower half of the person.

The total value of the stolen laptop was $1,510.

There is no further information at this time.

Nine students were victims of a burglary in Packer Hall between 3:30 and 4:15 p.m. on Aug 28. An unknown person entered the locker room in Packer Hall and removed the personal belongings of nine basketball players.

At 4:45 p.m., a Campus Police officer was dispatched to Packer on report of a theft. Upon arrival, the officer met with Dean Glus, a Professional Services Specialist, and met with all nine of the victims. One of the victims said when he returned to the locker room he saw a suspicious white male between 5’6″ and 5’8″ with a beard and possibly wearing a black hat near the locker room.

The door to the locker had a keypad on it and a key override mounted to it. The door had no signs of forcible entry. Each student had their own code to enter the locker room, and all of the victims said they did not secure their lockers.

Eight wallets were stolen, along with 20 credit cards. The total amount of cash stolen was $775.

There is no further information at this time.

A theft was reported by a resident of Wolfe Hall on Sept. 9 at 9:40 p.m. The victim said several items had been removed from his room throughout the past five to seven days. The victim first noticed that his phone charger and his ear-bud headphones were missing five to seven days prior to filing the report. Between 5 p.m. on Sept. 8 and 2 a.m. on Sept. 9 he noticed his wallet and its contents were missing.

The victim said all of the items that were stolen were stored on the same shelf in his room. He said his room is often left unsecured and that he and his roommate have had multiple friends in the room at various times throughout the semester. However, the victim said he did not think his roommate or their friends had anything to do with the theft.

The victim said he searched all areas of his room as well as other areas where his property could have been misplaced but his search turned up no results.

There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

The contents of the victim’s brown leather Tommy Hilfiger wallet included $10, three miscellaneous bank cards and one N.Y. state driver’s permit. The total value of the items stolen was $40.00.

There is no further information at this time.


A Campus Police officer was dispatched to Brower Student Center, Suite 230, at 2:10 p.m. on Aug. 31 on report of found property. A small clear plastic bag of green-brown vegetation, suspected to be marijuana, was found in front of the information booth at 2 p.m. The bag was taken to Campus Police Headquarters and locked in the evidence locker.

There is no further information at this time.


Four music books were stolen from a locker in the New Music building between 2:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 28. On Aug. 30 at 4:15 p.m. a Campus Police officer met with the victim, who said she secured her books in her locker at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 with a combination lock. When she returned at 9:30 p.m. she observed her books were missing and her lock was still securely attached to the locker. The victim said her locker was in a swipe card access instrument locker room but was unsure of the room number.

There are no suspects or witnesses at this time. The total value of the stolen books was $120.

There is no further information at this time.