Crime report: Petty theft, burglary

by Katelynn Robinson, Staff Writer

Petty Theft

On Sept. 19 there were three reports of petty theft:

Around 5:40 p.m., a  mountain bike valued at $70 was reported stolen from the Extended Studies Center on Hardy Ave. It is said that the bike was stolen between 1 and 5 p.m.

A fanny pack was reported stolen from Life Sciences North  around 5:50 p.m.

Around 6:50 p.m. three non-SDSU students were arrested for stealing from the Aztec Shops Bookstore on Aztec Circle Dr. The first individual stole a Nike sweatshirt valued at $30. The second individual stole a sweatshirt and tee-shirt valued at about $100. The third individual stole a lanyard valued at $9. The three thieves were cited for shoplifting. 

On Sept. 25 there were three reports of petty theft:

Around 9:45 a.m. an iPhone 7+ was reported stolen from the Engineering and Interdisciplinary building.

A non-SDSU student was cited for the theft of four clothing items valued at $140 from the Aztec Shops Bookstore. 

A bike, valued at $150, was reported stolen from the bike racks outside of Adams Humanities around 8:30 p.m.

On Oct. 2 there were three reports of petty theft.

Around 11:15 a.m. a staff parking pass was reported stolen from an open top Jeep parked in Parking 2 on Zura Way. The pass was taken between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Around 1:15 p.m. a non SDSU student was arrested for stealing two food items from the East Commons Convenience Store. The suspect was arrested due to an outstanding warrant. 

At approximately 3 p.m. a non SDSU student was cited for stealing two items from the Aztec Shops Bookstore. The two items were valued at $63. 


On Sept. 20 a non-SDSU student was arrested for stealing a cell phone. Around 2:25 p.m. it was reported that man in a black hoodie stole a woman’s cell phone and was headed toward the campus trolley station. The woman got her cell phone back and the thief was not allowed to return to campus for seven days.

Pedestrian Stop/Contact

A non-SDSU student was arrested on Hardy Ave. for possession of a weapon on campus on Sept. 22.  


On Sept. 23 there were two reports of vandalism:

Around 11:25 a.m. someone reported their car had been vandalised in Parking 16. The media bulletin states “a ding” was put in the reporting party’s vehicle.

Around 3 p.m., graffiti was sighted on the east side of College Ave. 

On Oct. 3 a ceiling was vandalised in University Towers Residence Hall. The reporting party claimed that there was glow paint on the ceiling that read “Foster City.” 

Grand Theft

On Sept. 30 a sign shop at Facilities Services on Aztec Circle Dr. was vandalized and stolen from by a former employee. The reporting party stated that an employee came in over the weekend, stole multiple items, painted the counter and doors, then left a resignation letter. 

Vehicle Burglary

Three vehicle burglaries were reported on Oct 1. 

The first vehicle burglary was reported around 5:30 p.m. The vehicle was parked in Parking 1 on College Ave. A purse and backpack were stolen, and the passenger side window was smashed. The reporting party was notified that her credit card was used at a Walmart around 5:10 p.m. A second vehicle in the lot was also damaged.

The second vehicle burglary was reported around 6 p.m. the driver side and passenger side window were broken. The vehicle was also parked in Parking 1 on College Ave. The glovebox had been gone through however the reporting party was hesitant to touch the car so it was unclear what may have been stolen.

The third vehicle burglary took place on East Campus Dr. and occured around 4:00 a.m. The reporting party was sleeping in the vehicle and claimed to have left to use the restroom. When they returned they claimed the back passenger window was smashed and a purse and tablet were stolen.


On Oct. 6 around 7:20 a.m. an unknown man entered the reporting parties’s bedroom in the Piedra Del Sol apartments on Hardy Ave. When the reporting party told the man to get out he enter their bathroom and proceeded to sit in there for 20 minutes. The reporting party believed the subject may have been sleepwalking.