Capital University Safety Bulletin Update: December 17, 2012

Posted by Nichole Johnson |

Monday, December 17, 2012

Capital University's Safety Bulletin recently was updated with information regarding a burglary/robbery reported early Sunday morning in the 800 block of Village Creek Drive, located near Sheridan Avenue, in Bexley. 

Bexley police are investigating a reported burglary/robbery in the 800 block of Village Creek Drive in Bexley. According to the report, someone threw a large stone through the rear glass door of a basement apartment and entered. The victim reportedly struggled with the suspects, but they escaped. The apartment had been rummaged through and a laptop, gaming system and video game were stolen, according to the report. A pair of stereo speakers were damaged. The suspects, who were described as black males wearing black hoodies, were last seen heading south through the apartment complex. No additional information is available at this time.

Capital police offer the following safety tips to students who live nearby and who may be going home for Christmas break:

  • Make sure to lock ALL doors — top and bottom locks — and windows on all floors.
  • Make sure that all your window guards are locked and secured.
  • If you live in a building with multiple apartments, talk to your neighbors about making sure that everyone keeps the building doors closed and locked at all times.
  • When entering a locked residence hall or campus building, make sure the door closes behind you completely.

If you live in a house:

  • Make sure to arm your security system if you have one.
  • Call the Post Office and have them stop your mail.
  • Call the newspaper and have them stop delivery.
  • Double check your doors and windows to make sure they are locked.
  • Take inside any hidden keys.
  • Purchase timers for lights that can be programmed to turn lights on and off at specific times.
  • Draw all your shades; make sure all your windows are covered so that people cannot look into your house.
  • Consider taking valuable items home with you (i.e. laptops, mp3 players, gaming systems, other electronics, jewelry, etc.)
  • If you have a trustworthy friend that will be staying in the area during break, have them check on your house periodically.
  • Leave all of your exterior lights on and consider leaving one of your hallway lights on.
  • Make sure that the last person to leave for break has gone through this list. 


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