February 22, 2015


SUBJECT:    Timely Warning - Residential Burglary

On February 21, 2015 at approximately 1:13 PM, UC San Diego Police Department received a report of a burglary to an occupied residence, which had occurred approximately 10 minutes earlier at the Tamarack Apartments in the Muir College area.

The victim stated they left their apartment and stepped outside for about 10 minutes. The front door to the apartment does not close properly and it did not secure. Several roommates where still inside the apartment, but did not see or hear anything. When the victims returned, they found numerous items stolen including two laptop computers and a backpack with miscellaneous school items inside.

There is no suspect information at this time.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact UCSD Police at 858-534-4357 or send an email to

General Safety Considerations:

" Ensure doors and windows are closed and locked. Make sure all doors and easily accessible windows (usually those on the ground floor) are fully closed and locked. During periods of high temperatures, use a lock or item which only allows the window to open be opened small distances.

" If you live on campus and your windows or door won't lock, please contact Housing Maintenance at 858-534-2600 or email them at:

" Be aware of your surroundings. If you see someone in the residential areas that do not appear to belong or who are acting suspiciously, call the UCSD Police Department immediately at 858-534-HELP (4357) or 9-1-1 (emergencies). Know the location of campus emergency telephones on routes to and from campus destinations.

" Avoid displaying and/or placing high value items close to open windows. Items such as computers, cellular phones, wallets, and purses that can be easily grabbed from open windows and also may be incentives for criminals to try and enter the residence.

" Be alert and aware. Pay full attention to who is around when you leave and return to your residence. If returning at night, leave a light on inside as a visual deterrent.

If you discover someone inside your residence:

If possible, immediately leave your residence and go to a safe area (i.e. a neighbor or someplace public). Contact the police as soon as possible. If unable to leave your residence, secure yourself and family members in a safe location, turn on all available lights, and contact the police immediately.