Public Safety Advisory April 13, 2011
To: University Community
From: Mark Emoto, Interim Director of Public Safety
Date: April 13, 2011
Subject: Public Safety Alert
In the University’s continuing efforts to keep you informed the following information is being shared with University students.
On Monday April 5, 2011 a burglary was reported to Public Safety. The non-student suspect Bernard Brown (see attached photo) entered the University Bookstore and stole a display case containing rings made of non-precious metal and stones. He and another suspect, Jeffrey Lind later attempted to sell the rings to a local coin/jewelry store. See attached Redlands Police flyer.
Brown was seen on campus and arrested on March 27, 2011 in front of Williams Hall. He provided a false name to officers and produced a student identification card. Public Safety had Redlands Police officers respond and Brown was arrested being under the influence of drugs and illegal possession of a syringe.
Public Safety is:
- Providing high visibility patrols in and around campus buildings and resident halls.
- Following up on leads provided by campus community members.
- Working closely with the Redlands Police Department on this case.
- If you see either suspect on campus, immediately call Public Safety. Do not approach them.
- When leaving your residence hall rooms or work offices, close and secure your windows and lock your doors even if away for a short period of time.
- Do not allow people you don’t know or recognize to follow you into your residence hall or building.
- Carry your emergency whistle (which can be obtained free from Student Life).
- Immediately report any suspicious persons or activity to Public Safety. You can also call the Public Safety Tip Line to report anonymously – (909) 335-4030.
- Know where the blue emergency phones are located throughout the campus.
Our highest priority remains the safety of our campus community members. If you have any questions or information, contact Public Safety at (909)748-8888 or ext. 8888 from on campus phones.