|Master key stolen from Horton|
|Written by Drew Zimmerman, Daily Vidette Senior Staff|
|Wednesday, 22 August 2012 18:03|
A total of four offices at Horton Field House were reported to be burglarized following the theft of the master key of the building several weeks ago.
According to ISU Police Chief Aaron Woodruff, a MacBook Pro, two iPads, a hard drive, a camera, a backpack and some money were taken from the offices, totaling to a couple thousand dollars.
In a preventative effort, the Facilities Department, which is responsible for craft trades, custodial services, fleet vehicle rentals, grounds, keys, parking and transportation, property control and recycling, will be putting new cores into each door so that the master key is no longer valid.
Although Facilities will be attempting to prevent future burglaries from happening, ISU Police will be doing their own investigation and encourages students to use Crime Stoppers, Woodruff said.
Currently, there are no suspects.
In an unrelated case earlier this summer, over $300 was stolen from Horton Field House in June. However, this case was administratively closed with no suspects.
“An important thing to note is that theft and burglary are some of the most preventable crimes. It’s important to secure your room and other items so that you can prevent yourself from being a victim,” Woodruff said.
“Also, make sure to keep control of your keys so no one picks them up. Everything starts with individual responsibility,” Woodruff added.
Anyone with information on the burglaries, or any other local crime or illegal act is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111.