Timely Warning, 10/12/12

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This communication is prepared as part of the Timely Warning requirement of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1990.  This federal law requires a general communication to the campus community of all crimes reported to campus or local police departments that may pose a threat to the campus community.  Such reports shall be provided to students and employees in a manner that is timely and that may aid in the prevention of similar occurrences.

On October ,2012 between 9 p.m. and midnight, Millersville Borough Police Department received several burglary complaints. The burglaries took place off-campus in the areas of Hillview Avenue, University Drive and West Charlotte Street in several student apartments. Stolen from some of the apartments were laptop computers. The suspects did enter apartments while the occupants were home. Multiple male suspects were believed involved in these burglaries and one suspect was described as a black male about 6’ and 200 lbs.

These incidents are under investigation by the Millersville Borough Police Department, Sgt. Detective Jeffery Margevich.  Anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity or suspicious males in those areas between the hours of 9 p.m. and midnight on October 11, 2012 or has any information regarding the incidents or the identity of the males is urged to contact the Millersville Borough Police Department at 717-872-4658 or Millersville University Police  at 717-872-3433. Callers can remain anonymous.

Members of the campus community are urged to take regular personal safety precautions such as keeping outside doors locked even while present or leaving for a quick errand. Residents are also encouraged to keep outside lights on in the evening, to lock their vehicles, to not leave valuable property unattended in vehicles, to walk with other known students and reporting all suspicious persons and activity to police.

The Millersville University Police Department provides a safety escort from 11pm-7am and can be contacted at 717-872-3433.

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