Police Department

Campus Alert December 13, 2013

UMPD note to campus community

Friday, Dec. 13, the University of Maine Police Department responded to two reports of theft of wallets on campus — one in Deering Hall and one in Chadbourne Hall. The wallets were reported stolen from a coat hanging outside a classroom and from a pocketbook in a desk drawer.

Police are looking for a young white male described as between the ages of 18 to 24, closely shaven with dirty blond hair, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9 inches tall, wearing blue jeans, white sneakers and a black wool pea coat, and carrying a gray and black backpack. Police request with information about this suspect call 581-4040 or provide information anonymously through CAMPUS EYES on the UMPD website.

Police advise campus community members to safely secure their belongings. Employees are advised to lock offices when unattended, even for a moment, and to secure valuables in a locked drawer or cabinet.

Police also advise students and staff to be extra-vigilant and to report and suspicious activity, including “casing”, to police by calling 581-4040 or 9-1-1.

By Margaret Nagle