Police report burglary on campus

December 08, 2013

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 the University Police are giving notice of a burglary reported to have occurred in Shunk Hall, on the University Park campus of Penn State University. 

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A burglary was reported to have occurred in the University’s Shunk Hall, a residence hall, at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.  Shunk Hall is located in the area of central/east campus adjacent to the Pollock Commons.

The suspect is described as a college aged white male, approximately 6 feet, 2 inches tall with a slender build, with short curly dark hair. The suspect was wearing a dark black sweatshirt, unknown color pants and was wearing wire-rimmed eyeglasses.  He was carrying a light-colored backpack with dark trim.

The victim, a student, reported that sometime between 1 and 1:10 p.m. on Dec. 8 a laptop computer and charger was taken from the student’s unsecured residence hall room. A witness observed the suspect pushing on room doors in Shunk Hall and entering unsecured rooms.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the University community. It is the duty of the institution to aid in the prevention of similar crimes on or near the campus, and at affiliate organizations off campus.

Police advise members of the University community:

-- Notify University Police immediately if you see any suspicious activity.
-- Escort all visitors and do not allow people to “piggy-back” into a building.
-- Lock your room and secure your valuables.

Anyone with information that might be helpful in this investigation should contact Penn State University Police at 814-863-1111, visit 26 Eisenhower Parking Deck, University Park, PA 16802, or report anonymously by going online to http://www.police.psu.edu and clicking on “Report A Crime.”

Submit tips to Centre County Crimestoppers via email to: tip@centrecountycrimestoppers.org. Those providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 from Centre County CrimeStoppers.

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Last Updated December 08, 2013