Yesterday, Monday, March 22, a burglary occurred at the Waʻahila Faculty Apartments on UH Mānoa campus. The incident took place at 2:15 p.m.. While the resident was sitting in the apartment, the female suspect (described below) entered the apartment through an unlocked outer screen door and stole items from a nearby shelf. When the suspect saw the resident, she ran from the apartment. Honolulu Police responded to the incident.
The suspect is described by the witness as:
- Gender: female
- Height: 5’0”
- Build: petite
- Complexion: medium-dark
- Clothing: pink tee shirt, blue jeans
DPS would like to remind our community that if you see something, say something. This means calling DPS immediately should you see suspicious individuals loitering in areas seemingly without legitimate business, peering into windows or buildings after hours, looking into car windows, and/or sleeping in buildings. It is important that our community is aware of these concerns so we can work together to maintain a safe campus community. If you have information on this incident, please call DPS at (808) 956-6911.
Tips for keeping you and your property safe:
- Contact us if you observe suspicious people, vehicles, or activity on campus. While the term “suspicious” may mean different things to different people, we urge our community to contact us even if they aren’t sure whether or not something seems out of place. If you see something, say something by immediately calling DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911 so an officer can respond to check the location.
- Should you witness a crime or other suspicious activity on campus, do not confront the individual. Please call DPS and/or HPD immediately so we may investigate.
- If you plan to leave for a vacation, ask a friend or neighbor to watch over your home and/or property — this is a good practice regardless of whether or not you live on campus.
- Always close and lock all doors and windows, even when taking quick trips away from home or your office. Keep blinds and curtains closed.
- Do not lend keys to others in your department or building — if a key is lost or stolen, immediately report it to your department or building coordinator.
- To ensure access is limited only to those with permission, ensure that your department has a system for checking out and returning keys to any office areas.
- Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away. If possible, install a security alarm at your residence or in any office that contains sensitive or valuable materials.
- If your office has code or key card access, ensure that each person is given a unique card or code, and that codes or cards are deactivated or changed when the person leaves employment with your department.
- If you believe that your office or apartment has been entered, it is important for your safety that you do not enter the area. Immediately call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.