Timberline was a crime scene for burglaries

John Richard, Contributing Writer

According to campus police electronics were stolen Aug. 26 from three Timberline townhouses.

Jennifer Brady, a Timberline 5 resident and one of the burglary victims, said that she feels unsafe. Items were stolen from townhouses 2, 5 and 6 according to Brady.

According  to  Pitt-Johnstown Police Chief Eric Zangaglia the townhouses were left unlocked at the time of the burglaries.

Zangaglia, who is investigating the burglaries, had precautionary advice.

“With the start of the term, everyone needs to take extra precaution and remember that they are not at home anymore. They have to remember to lock up their rooms and be more cautious.”

Cassandra La Framboise, another burglary victim said she is following the chief’s advice.

“We now lock our windows, doors, and are looking into getting an electronic alarm.”

With the crime rate on the rise from last year, students on campus need to be more aware of their surroundings and keep track of their valuables, according to Zangalia.

“If you have valuables, we recommend inscribing them with unique identifying marks so if we do make an arrest, it will be easier to identify them as yours.”

The UPJ police station has an inscriber that students may use that works on electronics.

Zangaglia said he did not identify specifically the types of electronics stolen, but victims said the stolen items included a television accessory.