Current University Status
Crime Alert

A CRIME ALERT has been posted to the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety's website http://bit.ly/gpUqGQ.

Type of Alert:
Burglary
 
Date and Time:
August-September 2011
 
Location:
Bates House, Bates West, South Quad, and Honors College Residence Halls.
 
Suspect Information:
Sex: Unknown Race: Unknown
Height: Unknown Age: Unknown
Weight: Unknown Clothing: Unknown
 
Incident:

Within the past month there have been several reports to the University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety of individuals entering residence halls, specifically Bates House, Bates West, South Quad, and Honors College during daytime hours and without permission taking valuable electronic devices, such as computers, from residents’ rooms.

It is believed these individuals / suspects are entering through propped exterior residence hall doors or following residents in once they have scanned their access card. Once inside the residence hall, the suspects are looking for unlocked rooms or common areas where computers or electronics are readily available and taking them without permission.

Please take the appropriate safety precautions such  as locking your dorm room at all times, not letting strangers in behind you when entering  a residence hall, securing  your valuables, not propping doors open, and reporting suspicious individuals and activities to law enforcement.

If you have any information regarding these crimes, contact the Division of Law Enforcement and Safety at (803) 777-4215.  In case of an emergency, dial : 911 and tell the dispatcher your location on the University of South Carolina and specific details about the crime and suspects such as suspect(s) description, location, and direction of travel.