March 20, 2013
Purdue police investigating thefts, vandalism
Purdue University police released a video image of a person shown in the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center during the time and wish to speak with him.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University police are reminding the campus community to secure personal belongings with quality locks after a series of thefts were reported Monday (March 18) and Tuesday (March 19) at the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center.
Police say items, including wallets and cellphones, were reported missing from lockerrooms in four different incidents. Three of the thefts were reported around 5:30 p.m. Monday and the fourth at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Purdue police Lt. Fred Davis.
"The items taken were in unsecured lockers, and we encourage everyone to lock and to use high-quality locks to protect their personal belongings," Davis said. "As we move into spring, more people will be out and about, and it's important to keep personal items in secure lockers, drawers or cabinets."
Purdue police released a video image of a person shown in the area during the time and wish to speak with him.
Police also are investigating acts of vandalism to blue emergency call lights placed around campus. Police received reports around 2 p.m. March 11 of damaged lights near Stewart Center, the Krannert Building, and the University Street and Marsteller parking garages.
Anyone with information on the thefts or vandalism are asked to call the Purdue Police Department at 765-494-8221 or its anonymous tipline at 765-496-3784. The WeTip anonymous hotline, which is used by all Greater Lafayette law enforcement agencies, also is available at 1-800-78CRIME (1-800-782-7463).
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