10-31-2016

To: Campus Community
From: John Feeney, University Police Chief

In the early morning hours of Oct. 30, a burglary of a University Housing apartment was reported to University Police.  The victim reported that the suspect knocked on her door prior to the burglary.  She answered the door, spoke with him briefly, then asked him to leave.  The victim reported that a short time later, she awoke to the sound of the suspect taking a gold chain from just inside her door.  She reported that the suspect had gained entry from a sliding door.  After hearing the victim wake, he ran out of the apartment.  The suspect was described as a tall, thin, black male adult.

Later that same morning, another party in a nearby location reported that she awoke to find a suspect with a similar description in her room.  It is unknown how the suspect entered the apartment.  After she awoke, the suspect fled.  No items were reported missing.

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 and reference case #16-0700.  As always, to report an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

Ways in which you can reduce the risk of burglary include:

  • Always keep doors and windows locked, even when you are home.
  • Never leave keys under doormats, in flowerpots, or other “secret” hiding places.  Burglars will often look for “hidden” keys.
  • 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 items returned.