Lt. Eric Dellinger (706) 542-5813
Chief Jimmy Williamson (706) 542-5813
Since January 14, 2015, the University of Georgia Police Department has investigated six thefts and/or burglaries of purses and cell phones in several north and south campus buildings. All of the stolen items were left unattended in public areas or in unsecured and unattended offices. An individual believed to be involved in one or more of these incidents is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a slim build, approximately mid 50’s in age, wearing a button down shirt, dress pants and thick rimmed glasses. If you see an individual fitting this description, please call the UGA Police Department immediately.
Many of the thefts reported on campus are preventable. Some steps we encourage members of our community to take include:
- Don’t leave valuable items (purses, cell phones, laptops, etc.) unattended in public areas for any period of time.
- Keep offices locked when unoccupied.
- Do not attempt to confront anyone that you suspect may be involved in criminal activity. Notify the UGA Police Department immediately by calling 911 or 706-542-2200 if you observe any suspicious people, suspicious behavior, or suspicious activity.
Preventing these thefts will only occur through a partnership between the UGA Police Department and the students, staff, faculty, and visitors on campus.