Students reminded to lock your vehicle in college lots

Sgt. Lucas Adler

An incident occurred last week in our Truax Parking lot where we believe an individual was attempting to steal car parts from a vehicle that was parked.  Luckily, Public Safety made contact with the individual before anything was taken.  Since there are less people on campus now than normal, that also means there are less people around to witness these types of activities and can sometimes cause our parking lots to become a target for people attempting to steal items from inside vehicles, or parts from the vehicles themselves.  Public Safety patrols the campus 24 hours a day but also relies on the college community to report suspicious activity.
Always be sure to take your valuables with you, lock your vehicle and keep an eye out for anything suspicious while walking into the building or back out to your vehicle.  If you see anything that is concerning or suspicious, call Public Safety right away at 245-2222.  Also, with it getting darker earlier, remember that Public Safety offers escorts to your vehicle if you are uncomfortable walking alone.  Feel free to stop by our office in room B1240 or give us a call and an Officer will meet you.  As usual, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to give me a call at 608-243-4165 or send me an email at [email protected]  All of us at Public Safety wish you a great Thanksgiving break and look forward to seeing you soon.
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