UC SAN DIEGO POLICE DEPARTMENT
September 6, 2020
ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
|SUBJECT: || Timely
Warning Motor Vehicle Theft|
The UC San Diego Police Department has identified a series of motor
vehicle thefts targeting UC San Diego department vehicles. The thefts
are occurring in the area of parking lot #352. In the most recent
vehicle theft, the suspect took the keys for the vehicle out of an
There is no suspect in custody at this time, and the UC San Diego Police
department is continuing its efforts in these investigations.
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 email@example.com.
The remainder of this email provides general information about
preventing and reporting a motor vehicle theft and is not necessarily
related to this incident.
If you are the victim of a motor vehicle theft:
Contact the UC San Diego Police Department immediately by calling 9-1-1
and be prepared to provide the following:
License plate number and vehicle year, make, model and color;
Date, time, location you last saw your vehicle;
Date and time you discovered your vehicle missing; and
Advise if you subscribe to a vehicle tracking service, such as Lojack
Consider contacting confidential campus support resources:
UC San Diego students visit Counseling and Psychological Services
(CAPS): http://caps.ucsd.edu and (858) 534-3755.
UC San Diego faculty and staff visit Faculty & Staff Assistance
Program (FSAP): http://blink.ucsd.edu/sponsor/hr/org-chart/fsap.html and
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.
General safety considerations to prevent a motor vehicle theft:
Always lock your vehicle, close all windows and sunroof, and take your
Never leave your vehicle running when unattended.
Park in busy, well-lit areas. Pick a parking spot where there is a
lot of activity. Auto thieves prefer breaking into cars in isolated
Alarms or anti-theft devices work. Thieves are usually looking for
the easiest target. If your car has an alarm or other anti-theft
device, it could act as a deterrent, but dont make the common mistake
of assuming that because you have an alarm or anti-theft device, thieves
Install a vehicle tracking and location system that can be activated
after the vehicle is reported as stolen.
Dont leave spare keys in or on your vehicle. An experienced thief
knows all the hiding places. Store spare keys elsewhere, such as your
wallet or purse.
Report suspicious activity immediately to the UC San Diego Police
Department by calling 9-1-1.
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.