University Police investigate criminal mischief in residence halls

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State University Police reported today (Jan. 30) the investigation of two racially motivated criminal mischief incidents at Brumbaugh and Shunk halls.

The incident in Brumbaugh Hall occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28 when a racially motivated message was spray painted in a stairwell. The incident in Shunk Hall occurred sometime between 8 p.m. Jan. 28 and 12:15 a.m. Jan. 29 when a permanent marker was used to write a racially motivated message on a bulletin board.

Anyone with information should contact Penn State University Police at (814) 863-1111 or Centre County Crime Stoppers at tip@centrecountycrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips can be submitted at http://www.police.psu.edu/witness/. (Persons providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 from Centre County CrimeStoppers.)

University Police would also like to remind the community:
-- If you see suspicious activity, please contact University Police immediately.
-- Do not let persons “piggyback," entering a residence hall behind you without swiping their ID card.

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Last Updated January 31, 2013