Six vehicles in the Yakima parking lot were broken in to at approximately 4:45 a.m. this morning, Assistant Director of Campus Safety Ron Giddings said. The perpetrator smashed windows on five of the vehicles and forced a door open on the sixth.
Campus Safety staff noticed the break-ins and notified the Pierce County Sheriff Department. Police arrived shortly afterwards and arrested a suspect, Giddings said.
Campus Safety sent out an email notifying students whose cars had been broken into and asking them to fill out a Theft Inventory List with the sheriff’s department.
Allison Reynolds had an iPod stolen from her Subaru, but her car did not suffer any window damage.
“I was lucky my car windows weren’t broken, but I felt bad for the students whose windows were,” said Reynolds.
Facilities Management provided the car owners with plastic bags to temporarily cover their windows from the rain.
Only resident students are allowed to park in Yakima Lot, which is located on the corner of 121st and Wheeler Streets in the Northwest corner of campus.