TIMELY WARNING: Vehicle Break-ins
 
This Timely Warning is being issued by Benjamin Hunter, Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police.
 
The Butler University Department of Public Safety has received nine (9) reports of car break-ins since Nov. 7, 2011. In each case the vehicle was parked on campus property and valuables were taken.  Items targeted were GPS devices, electronics, computers and book bags.   In one case, suspects were videotaped making purchases at a Meijer and Wal-Mart store in Avon, Ind. using a stolen credit card.  A picture of the suspects is included in the attached PDF.

Crime Watch Bulletin 11-9-2011
 
If anyone has any information concerning the car break-ins, please contact Detective Bruce Allee at (317) 940-9396. In the interest of campus safety, University Police would like to remind everyone of the importance of protecting your personal valuables:
 
· Don’t leave valuables in your car even for a short time.
· Park in well lighted areas when possible.
· Don’t leave GPS holders, IPOD chords or other electronic chords visible in your vehicle as the perpetrator may break into the car to look for the electronic devices.
· Record and keep record of serial numbers and make and model of all electronic devices to assist in recovery if stolen.
· Report any suspicious activity to the university police immediately by calling 940-9999 from your cell phone or 9999 from a campus phone.
 
Timely Warnings are intended to make the campus community aware of a specific incident or information reported to have occurred to the University Police. Timely Warnings may be sent by various methods, including email, web postings, or text messages only when an incident does not constitute use of the Emergency Notification System (DawgAlert).

As a reminder, you can sign-up and update your contact information in DawgAlert by visiting this link
http://www.butler.edu/public-safety/dawg-alert/ <https://bumail.butler.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=9b4b6640722d491abbb77ec6cbf5a1b9&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.butler.edu%2fpublic-safety%2fdawg-alert%2f>
 
This timely warning is meant to fulfill the requirement of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act is a federal law that requires universities to disclose certain information about campus crime and security policies.
 
If you have questions, concerns or would like additional Crime Watch tips, please contact University Police at 317-940-9396.