University of California, San Diego
January 14, 2003
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
SUBJECT: CRIME ALERT BULLETIN
Crime: Vehicle Thefts
Location: All campus parking lots
Date/Time: Primarily daylight hours between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Pick-up trucks: (Ford, Toyota)
Since October 1, 2002, vehicle thefts have been on the rise all across San Diego County, including UCSD. Twenty vehicles have been stolen from parking lots around campus since the beginning of the academic year. If you park your vehicle on campus, the police department asks that you be sure to lock your car/truck and never leave your keys in the ignition. Regardless of the type of vehicle you drive, but in particular if you drive one of those noted above, consider using one or more anti-theft devices while your vehicle is parked on campus. Alarm systems, steering wheel locking devices, and/or cutoff switches that disable the starter, fuel pump or the ignition system serve as effective deterrents to thefts. Questions concerning these types of anti-theft devices can be answered by calling the UCSD Police Department's Crime Prevention Office at 534-3644.
We also ask for your assistance. If you observe any suspicious individual(s) driving through a parking lot or standing next to a parked vehicle, please do not hesitate to immediately report the activity to the UCSD Police Department at 534-4357.