To: University Community
From: Jeff Talbott, Chief of Public Safety
Date: September 17, 2018
Subject: Recent vehicle break-ins
Over the past two weeks, Public Safety has received five reports of vehicles on the Redlands campus being forcibly or unlawfully entered during the late evening or nighttime hours, with personal items taken from each by unknown individuals. These incidents have primarily occurred along Brockton Avenue, Grove Street, and the University parking lot adjacent to fraternity row. In each of the reported incidents, items of value had been in plain sight within the parked vehicles.
Even an empty backpack left in a vehicle may attract the attention of a person intent on criminal activity. As a reminder, all members of the University Community are encouraged to take precautions by enhancing the security of their parked vehicles:
Our highest priority remains the safety and security of our campus community members. If you have any questions or information, please contact Public Safety at (909) 748-8888 or ext. 8888 from any campus phone.