02-15-17

To: Campus Community
From: University Police Department

In compliance with the “Timely Warning” provisions of the federal Clery Act, we are issuing this notice to inform the campus community of recent property crimes.

On Monday, February 13, 2017, University Police Department (UPD) responded to two property crimes involving vehicles at University Village. One vehicle was reported stolen, determined to have been taken just after midnight on February 13. Another vehicle was vandalized, likely in an attempt to commit burglary, although nothing was taken. Security footage was reviewed, indicating that the suspect is a tall, slender, white male adult who was wearing a black hooded jacket or sweatshirt, and blue jeans. The same suspect committed both crimes. 

On Tuesday, February 14, UPD responded to reports of property crimes involving vehicles in the “A Lot” at the corner of West Sacramento Avenue and Warner Street. One vehicle was reported stolen and a few others were burglarized or vandalized, likely in an attempt to commit burglary. These crimes are suspected to have occurred overnight between February 13 and February 14. There is currently no suspect information for these crimes.

At this time, it is unknown if these incidents are related.

These incidents are currently under investigation by the University Police Department. If you have any information about these incidents, please contact UPD at 530-898-5555. As always, to report an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

Penalties for a burglary or motor vehicle theft conviction may include jail, fines, community service, and civil responsibility.

Ways in which you can reduce the risk of burglary and motor vehicle theft include

  • Always keep your windows up and your doors locked.
  • Never leave keys or valuables in your vehicle.
  • Report all suspicious activity in your neighborhood.
  • If you have been victimized, report it      immediately; doing so greatly increases the chances of the suspect being      apprehended and having your property returned.