November 2013 Crime Alert Memo #5

Date: November 8, 2013


To: Grand Valley State University Pew Campus Departments
From: Pew Campus Security, Investigating Officer, Dan Bohle, GR-30

Subject: 2013 Crime Alert Memo #5

Date: November 7, 2013

This semester has seen an increase in the amount of vehicle break-ins occurring on the Pew Campus and surrounding Grand Rapids areas. The suspects are becoming more brazen. The thefts are happening during daylight hours and suspects are breaking windows to gain access. Here are some tips that will hopefully reduce the number of thefts.

  • Do not leave purses, GPS units, laptops or any other valuables visible. Lock these items in the trunk or in the glove compartment, out of view of suspects walking the lots looking for easy targets.
  • Close all windows and convertible tops when leaving your vehicle, even parking permits are valuable.
  • Always double check to make sure that the doors are locked, when leaving your vehicle.
  • Be alert to your surroundings when walking in the parking lots. You might notice someone looking in vehicles. If so, call Pew Security.
  • Always look toward a car alarm going off, we often ignore the sound in today’s society.
  • At night park near light poles or well-lit areas. If you notice any lights out please report them to Campus Security immediately.

Any suspicious activity around bus stops, bike racks or anywhere on campus should be reported to the Pew Campus Security Department immediately. Call (616)-331-6677 and an officer will be dispatched to the area.

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