Crime Alert – Computer Thefts
3 months ago
To: Gustavus Students
From: Campus Safety
Over the last two evenings, Campus Safety has taken reports of four computers taken while unattended in the Folk Bernadotte Library. While the responsibility for theft is that of the person committing the offense and not the victim, it is important for all of us to reduce the opportunity for crime.
Having that in mind, please do not leave valuable unattended in any campus building. Keeping valuables in constant possession, reduces opportunity. Reducing opportunity, reduces crime. In addition, if you witness something suspicious, contact Campus Safety to report it immediately. If something doesn’t look right, it probably isn’t and having it checked out can be helping a fellow student out.
The Campus Safety Department is actively investigating the theft of the computers in collaboration with Gustavus Technology Services and the St. Peter Police Department. Anyone with information regarding these thefts, please contact Campus Safety at 933-8888.
4 months ago
In the interest of safety education and crime prevention, Campus Safety is alerting the campus community to a report filed on Thursday, November 7, 2013.
Residents returning to their on-campus apartment complex witnessed an unidentified male individual leaving their apartment. Residents called Campus Safety to report the incident. Campus Safety was able to determine that no other individuals were in the apartment and that no crime had been committed while the individual was inside the apartment. It is unknown how the unauthorized individual gained entry into the apartment.
Campus Safety is working with Facilities to ensure that all campus apartments are designed to prevent unauthorized entry.
Alerts such as these are designed to bring awareness to the campus community to assist in making individual decisions about personal safety and property protection. Tips to assist in reducing crimes of opportunity such as this include keeping all doors locked, reporting any suspicious activity and work with roommates and neighbors to watch out for each other and surrounding property.