Burglary

Timely Warning
Possible Threat to the Community
“Your Right to Know”
Oct 12, 2015
Date and Time of Incident:
Sep 2015 — Oct 10th 2015
Type of Report:
Burglary
Incident Number:
2015-0910
Reported Offense:
A Burglary and Theft were report to University Police on October 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm. The reported thefts occurred between late September 2015 and October 10, 2015 from a residence in Cedar Hall on the Penn State Altoona Campus. Cedar Hall is located in the northern portion of campus, along Gwin Road, and across from Larch Parking Lot. The victim, a student, reported an unknown person took cash (an unknown amount) and credit card information from her wallet that was in her room. The credit card information was then used to purchase items.
Location Description:
The incident reportedly occurred in a resident's room in Cedar Hall. Cedar Hall is located in the northern portion of campus, along Gwin Road, and across from Larch Parking Lot.
Safety tips:
  • 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.
  • If you lose your key or ID, report it immediately so locks can be changed and your lost Id can be suspended and a new one issued.
  • Take valuables with you if you leave for an extended period of time or buy a secure safe or trunk.

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 administration 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 the University of possible peril at the hands of some third party or parties.

Penn State University Police at 814-949-5222 236 E Wopsononack Ave. Altoona, PA.16601