Five cars ransacked, tampered with over Sept. 30 weekend
Campus security responded to several reports of vehicle break-ins on Sept. 30.
“There were five cars that were reported entered, and one that had blood on the door,” Director of Security Steve Leonard said.
The first reported entry occurred before 8 a.m. A student notified security that her car had been entered. She filed a police report, as well as a security report, stating her car was entered, an item was stolen and the ignition had been tampered with.
“During this time, I checked all the vehicles in that parking lot and none of the other vehicles had been disturbed,” Leonard said.
At approximately 10:30 a.m., security received another report regarding a car break-in. The student was parked on Henry Street behind Johnson-Dietz Residence Hall. Another student parked in the Henry Lot reported a break in as well. Both reports contained information regarding items being removed from the vehicles. No other cars in the lot had been reportedly entered or tampered with.
“I say that these people reported that their vehicles were broken into, but there was no sign of forced entry,” Leonard said. “They all believed they locked their car doors.”
On Oct. 1, a visitor reported that their car had been entered in the Elsey Hall lot. No items were missing but had been moved
around. The visitor also said her ignition had been tampered with.
Only an hour later, another report was called in about a student’s car parked in the Dietz Center Lot. This student reported that their ignition was also tampered with.
Leonard said he believes all events occurred between midnight and 8 a.m. on Sept. 30 but were reported at different times due to when the owner of the vehicle returned to their car.