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Crime Alert - June 18, 2008

On Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at approximately 6:00 pm, University Police responded to Cougar Village apartments regarding a reported residential burglary. It appeared forced entry had been gained by the perpetrator kicking and breaking the front door locking mechanism. The reporting party stated they returned to find the room in disarray and several items missing. The case is currently under investigation. If you have any information that may assist with this investigation, please contact the SIUE Police Department at 650-3324.

  • Crime prevention on campus requires the continued active support of the entire University community. Following are some crime prevention tips that will help us achieve that goal:
  • Lock your doors whenever you leave your room or apartment, even if you will only be gone for a moment.
  • Make sure your windows are locked at all times. Make it a habit to close your shades if you will be gone or when the sun goes down to prevent others from seeing into your room.
  • Leave a light on when you are away. Timers are inexpensive and can be set to turn on a light or radio when you are not home.
  • Never leave a message on your answering machine that you are not at home; indicate that you are unavailable right now.
  • Do not leave valuables in plain sight. Keep your purse, wallet and other valuables in a secure location and out of sight.
  • Create an inventory of your belongings listing the item and serial number. Take photos of your valuables, and make photocopies of the contents of your wallet (credit cards, driver's license, etc.) Keep this list, photos, and photocopies in a safe place.

Although not all crimes can be avoided, look out for yourself and others. If you hear or see something that doesn't seem right, call the University Police immediately by dialing 911. You may also reach the SIUE Police Department by calling the non-emergency number at 650-3324.


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