Police Say There is 'Pattern' to Recent On-Campus Burglaries
Penn State University Police now say there is a "pattern" to several burglaries that occurred in the Wolf Hall dormitory suggesting the thefts may be connected.
The thefts were first reported last September and continued until recently. Wolf Hall is located in the Pollock dorm complex in the southeast area of campus.
The victims, all students, reported that their personal belongings were taken from unlocked dorm rooms.
Investigators say they have no suspects.
In a statement police say, "It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the University community." The notice was issued to comply with the “Timely Warning” provision of Clery Act which requires police to report crimes.
Police are warning students to take the following precautions:
- Keep doors and windows locked. Report inoperable locks and latches to the appropriate maintenance personnel.
- Don’t compromise your safety for a roommate or friend who wants the door left unlocked.
- Report all suspicious persons, vehicles and activities to University Police immediately at 863-1111, 911 or directly by using an emergency phone.
If you have any information about the burglaries you should contact Penn State University Police at (814) 863-1111. Anonymous tips can be filed by visiting the police department's website.
Anyone providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 from Centre County CrimeStoppers. You can send a tip to Centre County Crimestoppers using this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.