November 11, 2020


SUBJECT:    Timely Warning – Burglary

On 11/10/2020 at 10:30pm, the UC San Diego Police Department received a report of an attempted burglary that occurred at the Rita Atkinson Residences at 10:30pm. The reporting party stated that a male opened the glass door at the rear of her residence. The suspect is described as a male in his 20's, 5'7, 140-150 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, short light pink and yellow tie dyed shorts, carrying a satchel type bag that had some red coloring and he appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The male fled the area when confronted.

The suspect has not been apprehended and the investigation is on-going. If you have information that could be helpful in this investigation, please contact the UC San Diego Police Department at (858) 534-4357 or send an email to

The remainder of this email provides general information about preventing and reporting a burglary and is not necessarily related to this incident.

If you are the victim of a burglary or you discover someone inside your residence:

• If possible, immediately leave your residence and go to a safe area (e.g., a neighbor’s apartment or a public place).
• Contact the UC San Diego Police Department by calling 9-1-1.
• If you are unable to leave your residence, secure yourself and family members in a safe location, turn on all available lights, and contact the police immediately.
• Consider contacting confidential campus support resources: o UC San Diego students – visit Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): and (858) 534-3755.
o UC San Diego faculty and staff – visit Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP): and (858) 534-5523.
o As an employee of UC San Diego Health, effective January 2018, you may choose to see a provider for your Employee Assistance and Behavioral Health Benefits, depending on your medical coverage. Please call the provider which is aligned with your medical provider at one of the toll-free telephone numbers below:
o If you have medical coverage with Core, UC Care, or UC Health Savings Plan (HSP), please call 1-844-437-0486.
o If you have medical coverage with Health Net, Kaiser, or Western Health Advantage, please call 1-866-808-6205.
To help reduce the risk of being the victim of a burglary:
• Ensure doors and windows are closed and locked. During periods of high temperatures, use a lock or item which only allows the window to open small distances.
• If you live on campus and your windows or doors won’t lock, please contact Housing Maintenance at (858) 534-2600 or email them at:
• If your office windows or doors won’t lock, please contact Facilities Management. Visit
• Be aware of your surroundings. If you see suspicious activity, call the UC San Diego Police Department immediately via 9-1-1.
• Know the location of campus emergency telephones on routes to and from campus destinations.
• Avoid displaying and/or placing high value items close to windows. Items such as computers, cellular phones, wallets, and purses can be easily grabbed from open windows and also may be incentives for criminals to try and enter the residence. Secure your valuables at all times.
• Be alert and aware. Pay full attention to who is around when you leave and return to your residence or office. If returning at night, leave a light on inside as a visual deterrent.

The information about this incident is being reported to you in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

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