Media Relaese 17-2011 | University of Missouri Police Department

MEDIA RELEASE -- Sept. 14, 2011

Contact: Captain Scott Richardson
Office (573) 884-0154
Cellular (573) 864-7049

CRIME AWARENESS:

The University of Missouri Police Department would like to make the community aware of catalytic converter thefts on campus. The department has received eight reports of theft from University Lot CG-1. Vehicles include seven Chevy Cavaliers and one Oldsmobile Alero. In addition, the department has received the report of one theft from a lot at Ellis Fischel Hospital involving another Oldsmobile Alero. These thefts occurred between Sept. 5th and Sept. 12th. No suspect information is available at this time.

While the University Police Department and University Hospital Security patrol these lots, we need your help reporting suspicious activity. If you observe suspicious activity use one of the campus emergency phones or call (573) 882-7201 to report the activity. In emergency situations call 911.

Note: The City of Columbia Police Department has also seen a number of thefts involving catalytic converters, see similar release from the CPD.

Anyone with any information is requested to call Detective Sam Easley at (573) 884-3721, or CRIME STOPPERS at (573) 875-8477. Individuals may also submit tips on-line at 875tips.com. Individuals may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1500 if the information leads to an arrest.

MUPD 17-2011