Campus Safety Alerts
5/11/2016 - Snakes on Campus
There has been an increase in snake activity on campus recently, and our officers have seen several gopher snakes and rattlesnakes while on patrol. Others within our community have also reported snakes on campus. When walking in wilderness areas, please avoid going barefoot or wearing sandals and stay on well-traversed trails. For more information about California native snakes and rattlesnakes, please click here for a brochure from the Irvine Police Department. If you see anything that could possibly be a rattlesnake, please keep your distance and contact Campus Safety immediately at 949-214-3000.
5/11/2016 - Residential Burglaries in Irvine
Irvine Police has seen an increase in residential burglaries in the north section of Irvine. In the incidents that they have responded to, they have seen some common elements:
- Most have occurred during daylight hours in the middle of the week when the homes are unoccupied
- Entry often is gained into homes through unlocked doors or by prying open or smashing rear windows or glass doors
- Suspects have targeted expensive jewelry and other small items of value
- We believe in some of the cases there may be more than one suspect. While one or more enter the house, another waits outside in the car as a look-out and get-away driver.
- Several homes have had some sort of barrier blocking the view from the street
Please remember to lock your doors and windows when you are away even if only for a moment. Work with your roommates on making sure that they are also locking their doors and windows. The same applies to your vehicle--lock your doors and windows when your vehicle is unattended and keep valuable items in the trunk. If you see suspicious persons or activity, please contact Campus Safety at 949-214-3000. If you see a crime in progress, call 9-1-1 first and then contact Campus Safety. There is no indication that the burglaries in north Irvine are connected to those in Sigma reported on April 28.
5/3/2016 - Timely Warning: Possible Burglaries in Residence Halls
On April 28, 2016, several items had been reported missing from rooms in Sigma. Campus Safety is treating these reports as possible burglaries. There were no signs of forced entry in any of the rooms involved. If you have any information about suspicious activity or persons in the residence halls in the past couple of weeks, please contact Steven Rodriguez at 949-214-3003. We encourage resident students to double-check that their doors and windows are locked when they leave their room, even if it is only for a moment. If you believe items have been stolen from your room, please contact Campus Safety at 949-214-3000.