Police receive reports of several burglaries in Wolf Hall

This notification is in compliance with the “Timely Warning” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Several burglaries were reported to have occurred in Penn State's Wolf Hall between September 2013 and April 2014, Penn State University Police announced today (April 2). The residence hall is located in the southeast area of campus, adjacent to Pollock and Bigler roads.

The victims, all students, reported that personal belongings were removed from their unsecured rooms. The suspects are unknown. Initially the burglaries were thought to be unrelated incidents, however, University Police have now established a pattern in the nature of the crimes. The incidents have taken place in the same building; in each case, the affected room was left unlocked; and all stolen goods were easily removable items such as clothing, purses, jewelry, prescription drugs, cash and cosmetics.

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 warn of possible “dangerous conditions” on or near the campus and at affiliate organizations off campus; an “affirmative duty” exists to warn persons associated with this University of possible peril at the hands of some third party or parties.

University Police advise students:

  • Keep doors and windows locked.
  • Report inoperable locks and latches to the appropriate maintenance personnel.
  • Don't compromise your safety for a roommate or friend who wants the door left unlocked.
  • Immediately report all suspicious persons, vehicles and activities to University Police at 3-1111, 911 or directly by using an emergency phone. Emergency phones are marked on the Campus Night map available in print at the University Police office, 26 Eisenhower Parking Deck, or the HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk as well as electronically at www.police.psu.edu.

To submit information on the incidents, contact University Police at 814-863-1111, 26 Eisenhower Parking Deck or anonymously at http://www.police.psu.edu by clicking on “Report A Crime.”

Tips can also be submitted to Centre County Crimestoppers at tip@centrecountycrimestoppers.org. Those providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of as much as $1,000.

Last Updated April 02, 2014