The UCSB Police Department has reported a recent rash of burglaries on campus. The incidents serve as a reminder for students, as well as faculty, staff, and visitors, to be vigilant and to report crimes or suspicious activity.
In the latest crimes, UCSB Police said there were five incidents of burglaries involving unoccupied buildings believed to have occurred during the evening hours of July 4. Four of the burglaries occurred near the area of Webb Hall and the fifth at the Inter-Collegiate Athletics (ICA) building.
The UCSB Police Department encourages everyone to ensure doors and windows are locked before leaving buildings. As always, in an emergency, dial 911. The non-emergency phone number for the campus police department, located in Public Safety Building 574, is 805-893-3446.
If you have information regarding these burglaries, you are asked to call UCSB Police at 805-893-3446. If you would like to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers' toll-free tip line, 1-877-800-9100. The tip line serves all law enforcement agencies in the county and is staffed by a dispatcher 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Crime Stoppers program offers rewards to individuals who provide information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property. Visit the Crime Stoppers of Santa Barbara County page for more information.