Approximately twenty vehicles located on-campus at Sam Houston State University windows were shattered early in the morning on March 27.
According to the Katsafe notification, which can be found on the university’s website, the vehicle break-ins occurred at both Sam Houston Village (1600 Sam Houston Avenue) and Bearkat Village (2400 Montgomery Road).
The University Police Department reports that the surrounding off-campus apartment complexes were also affected by the incident. Reports from the Huntsville Police Department indicate that about fifty vehicles were damaged in total.
Majority of victims reported nothing to be missing from their vehicles; however a few did report to be missing personal property from their vehicles.
Currently the UPD is working on compiling the reports so they can continue on with the investigation.
“Our officers and investigator are still compiling and completing the initial reports to include evidentiary items,” said University Police Chief Kevin Morris. Also, our investigators have been in contact with the Huntsville Police Department in reference to the burglarized and vandalized vehicles that occurred off campus.”
Morris stresses the importance of students being aware of their surroundings while on-campus.
“Our department encourages everyone to be aware of their campus and what transpires from day-to-day. When one becomes aware of or observes a suspicious activity, observes a crime in progress, or is a victim of a crime to contact the University Police Department (936-294-1800 or emergency 936-294-1000). If the situation is an emergency, one can always call 911.” Morris said.
For more information about the incident contact UPD at 936-294-1800 or HPD at 936-291-5480. To report any leads contact either UPD or HPD.