Crime Alerts

Crime Alerts are notifications of offenses where a timely warning is not required. These may be directed to a certain portion of the Community to alert of a non-Clery reportable offense. Also, Crime Alerts may be used to solicit information from the public to assist in identifying suspects or information that assists with investigative efforts. Crime Alerts are Word Docs that are generally posted in the residence halls and buildings around campus.

Email Scam Warning

Date of Crime: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Crime Status:
Description of Crime:

Our agency has received this alert and we would like all to take notice of this important information regarding a recent email scam going around to all college students.

There is a scam email targeting college students.  This email is designed to trick students into disclosing personal information used to steal money and potentially engage in other criminal activity.  These emails falsely indicate they are being sent by a legitimate company, TEKSystems – they are not.

The subject of the email is “Part Time Job Offer” and the content of the message is:

"Dear Student,

      We got your contact through your school database and I'm happy to inform you that our reputable company TEKsystems, Inc® is currently running a student empowerment programme. This programme is to help loyal and hardworking students like you secure a part time job which does not deter you from doing any other, you just need a few hours to do this weekly and with an attractive weekly salary.

KINDLY EMAIL BACK WITH YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS IF INTERESTED IN THIS JOB POSITION.

Best Regards,

LAURA KAGE,

HR Manager/Consultant

TEKsystems, Inc®.

www.teksystems.com"

***Should anyone receive this communication DO NOT respond and please contact us at 814-863-1111 to report this activity***

Criminal Trespass / Attempt to Identify

Date of Crime: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Crime Status: Solved
Description of Crime:

UPDATE as of 10/11/16 --***CASE SOLVED-PERSONS PICTURED HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED***

Thank you to those who assisted in the investigation!

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On 10/1/16 at 4:15 a.m. two unauthorized college-aged males entered Beaver Stadium. Police are seeking to identify these persons of interest. If you have any information pertaining to this incident or the identity of the individuals pictured, please call University Police immediately. 

University Police are seeking assistance with identifying the persons pictured.  If you have any information that may be helpful to the investigation, please contact Penn State University Police at (814) 863-1111 or Centre County Crime Stoppers at tip@centrecountycrimestoppers.org

(*Persons providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 from Centre County CrimeStoppers)

Anonymous tips can be submitted at:

http://www.police.psu.edu/psu-police/report-crime.cfm

University Police would also like to remind the community to:

  • Report any suspicious persons immediately to University Police
  • If you See Something, Say Something.

POSTED: 10/05/16-PSU201603786

Suspect 1: College-aged white male, wearing a hat, glasses and a light colored button down short sleeve shirt.
Suspect 2: college-aged white male wearing a hat, dark rimmed glasses and a plaid long-sleeve shirt

Criminal Mischief

Date of Crime: Friday, June 3, 2016
Crime Status: Unsolved
Description of Crime:

It has been reported to police that a steel sculpture placed on the south side of Pasquerilla Spiritual Center was damaged between May 31, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. and June 2, 2016 at 7:55 a.m. The sculpture, a black metal structure standing approximately 6’ tall, sustained significant damage. 

University Police are seeking information to the person(s) responsible for this damage. If you have any information that may be helpful to the investigation, please contact the police.

Anyone with information should contact Penn State University Police at (814) 863-1111 or Centre County Crime Stoppers at tip@centrecountycrimestoppers.org

(*Persons providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 from Centre County CrimeStoppers)

Anonymous tips can be submitted at:

http://www.police.psu.edu/psu-police/report-crime.cfm

University Police would also like to remind the community to:

  • Report suspicious person(s) or activity immediately

 

POSTED:06/03/16-PSU201602275

Criminal Trespass

Date of Crime: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Crime Status: Unsolved
Description of Crime:

University Police are investigating a criminal trespass incident that occurred on the 4th floor of Tener Hall between 4:00 a.m. and 4:40 a.m.  A college-aged Asian male opened the door and entered the threshold of a female residence. The male fled when he was confronted by the resident. The male is described as a college-aged Asian male, approximately 5’7” with black hair and glasses.  At the time of the incident, the male was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

If you have any information regarding this incident or similar incidents, please notify University Police immediately.

Anyone with information should contact Penn State University Police at (814) 863-1111 or Centre County Crime Stoppers at tip@centrecountycrimestoppers.org

(*Persons providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 from Centre County CrimeStoppers)

Anonymous tips can be submitted at:

http://www.police.psu.edu/psu-police/report-crime.cfm

University Police would also like to remind the community to:

  • -Make sure you keep doors locked
  • -Only allow residents into the residence hall.
  • -Report all unescorted guests immediately
Suspect 1: College-aged Asian male, approximately 5'7 with black hair, glasses and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt

ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING

Date of Crime: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Crime Status: Unsolved
Description of Crime:

On 04/16/16 at approximately 3:15 a.m., it was reported a silver Audi sedan traveling southbound on Shortlidge Road stopped near McKean Road and attempted to lure females into their vehicle. When the victims did not comply, two African American males exited the driver and passenger side of the vehicle and started walking toward the females. The actors then fled south on Shortlidge Road toward College Avenue. 

The actors are described as two African American males in their mid-twenties driving a silver four-door Audi sedan. 

If you were in the area at this time or had a similar incident, please contact University Police.

Anyone with information should contact Penn State University Police at (814) 863-1111 or Centre County Crime Stoppers at tip@centrecountycrimestoppers.org

(*Persons providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 from Centre County CrimeStoppers)

Anonymous tips can be submitted at:

http://www.police.psu.edu/psu-police/report-crime.cfm

University Police would also like to remind the community:

--Report all suspicious persons, vehicles and activities to University Police immediately at 814-863-1111, 911 or directly by using an emergency phone.

--Avoid traveling alone at night. Walk with a friend, use the bus services or use the Safe Walk Service at 814-865-WALK (9255).

--If you feel you are being followed, cross the street, yell, run and look for a well lit area or occupied building.

      --Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, get to a safe place and call for help

[POSTED 04/17/16-PSU201601672]

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Date of Crime: Friday, April 8, 2016
Crime Status: Unsolved
Description of Crime:

The Pennsylvania State University Police are investigating an incident of criminal mischief which occurred at Thompson Hall at approximately 04:30 a.m. on 04/08/2016.  This agency is requesting assistance in identifying the pictured person of interest.

Anyone with information should contact Penn State University Police at (814) 863-1111 or Centre County Crime Stoppers at tip@centrecountycrimestoppers.org

(*Persons providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 from Centre County CrimeStoppers)

Anonymous tips can be submitted at:

http://www.police.psu.edu/psu-police/report-crime.cfm

[PSU201601502-Posted 4-11-16]

ATTEMPTING TO IDENTIFY

Date of Crime: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Crime Status: Solved
Description of Crime:

PERSON IDENTIFIED

The Penn State University Police are requesting your assistance with an investigation of a theft that occurred on 04/02/16 at the White Building.  The below pictured male wearing a dark color jacket, gray shorts, a dark color shirt and white sneakers is a person of interest.  Please contact the Penn State University Police at 814-863-1111 if you can provide information on the identity of the pictured male.

Anonymous tips can be submitted at:

http://www.police.psu.edu/psu-police/report-crime.cfm

University Police would also like to remind the community of the following:

  • --Do not leave personal items unattended for any period of time.
  • --Report items stolen immediately to University Police.
  • --If you see someone getting victimized, get involved by calling University Police at 3-1111, 911 or directly by using an emergency phone.           

[PSU201601403- POSTED 4-11-16]

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Date of Crime: Sunday, February 14, 2016
Crime Status: Unsolved
Description of Crime:

The Pennsylvania State University Police are investigating an incident of criminal mischief which occurred at Chace Hall at approximately 05:22 a.m. on 02/14/2016.  This agency is requesting assistance in identifying the pictured person of interest.

Anyone with information should contact Penn State University Police at (814) 863-1111 or Centre County Crime Stoppers at tip@centrecountycrimestoppers.org

(*Persons providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 from Centre County CrimeStoppers)

Anonymous tips can be submitted at:

http://www.police.psu.edu/psu-police/report-crime.cfm

[PSU201600536/PSU201600658-POSTED 3/16/16]

ATTEMPTING TO IDENTIFY

Date of Crime: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Crime Status: Unsolved
Description of Crime:

University Police are requesting your assistance with an investigation of a theft that occurred on 03/03/16 at the Lewis Katz Building. The below pictured male wearing black jacket, dark blue pants and green/black sneakers is a person of interest.

Anonymous tips can be submitted at: police.psu.edu/report-crime

University Police would also like to remind the community of the following:

  • Do not leave personal items unattended for any period of time.
  • Report items stolen immediately to University Police.
  • If you see someone getting victimized, get involved by calling University Police at 3-1111, 911 or directly by using an emergency phone.

[PSU201601000-POSTED 3/3/16]

FRAUDULENT PHONE SCAM ALERT

Date of Crime: Friday, February 5, 2016
Crime Status:
Description of Crime:

Penn State University Police have received reports of scammers calling and “spoofing”, fraudulently displaying, a number to appear that the caller is from a legitimate agency. The callers are indicating they are from a government agency (FBI/DHS/IRS/POLICE) and tell the victim that they owe money. The callers provide personal information about the victim that is publicly available in an attempt to make this phone call seem more credible. Callers have requested the victims to either provide credit card information over the phone, mail in funds or withdraw funds and then meet them to make payment. If you have received this type of phone call, please DO NOT provide the caller with any information over the phone and contact your local police department immediately.

According to a recent FBI press release, international students attending area colleges and universities have been heavily targeted. The caller claims there are problems with the student’s financial aid, and/or student visa, and threatens deportation if payment is not made.

University Police would also like to remind the community:

  • If you see or hear suspicious activity, persons or vehicles, please contact University Police at (814) 863-1111 or 911 immediately.
  • Never give anyone personal or financial information over the phone.
  • Monitor credit card and bank statements regularly and report any unauthorized transactions to your financial institution immediately.

EMERGENCY- POLICE/FIRE/AMBULANCE DIAL: 911

NON-EMERGENCY DIAL: 814-863-1111

[2/5/16-Media Release]