From the BPD: We have a couple of crime trends we are tracking and would like to mention them to you.
1) Recently we have had a couple of calls of suspicious calls which are convincing enough that people have thought that a loved one was arrested in another country or some other predicament. The callers will sometimes ask for you to send money or even put money on an iTunes account. If you get a call like this, and you aren’t sure if it is legitimate, feel free to contact us, and we can look into it before you send off some of your hard earned money.
2) We have had several reports of thefts around the Beloit College campus. We know that the students are awesome and want to be trusting, but unfortunately it appears that local thieves are being allowed into buildings. Yesterday there was a theft of a wallet from the Sports Center, but laptops, bikes and money have all been taken from various places around campus. We continue to work with the great people at Beloit College Security, but students and staff, please write down serial numbers for your electronics, keep your doors locked, and don’t let people into residence halls without an ID or a specific name of a student they are there to visit.
3) We had a burglary report yesterday in the 1600 block of Grant. The window of opportunity for the burglars was pretty short (about 9-11pm). During our survey of the neighbors, we had a few people mention 2 white males in a pickup truck who have been in that area asking to do jobs around people’s houses. They have been reported to get somewhat upset and/or aggressive when told that their help was not needed. We don’t have anything at this time to tie them to the recent burglary, but we are optimistic. If this description rings any bells, and you see the vehicle and/or subjects please call 7572244 so we can at least chat with them. Any license plate info on the truck would also be helpful Thanks.
Thanks to those of you who came out for the Public Safety mass yesterday. It was a nice showing, and we appreciate the support. A huge thank you to the First Congregational church parish and all of the volunteers that made the awesome care packs for our officers. They were a big hit.