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Timely Warnings & Crime Alerts

Per our Timely Warning Policy, the UNC Police Department may post new information on this page relating to situations on or off campus. If you have any questions concerning timely warnings, crime alerts, or any information you feel could warrant a timely warning or crime alert, please contact the UNC Police Department at (970) 351-2245.

Timely warnings & Crime Alerts are displayed on this page for six months. After six months, they can be viewed in the archive.

February 07, 2024

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, UNC is issuing the following notice of a crime that occurred on or adjacent to the campus.

Late during the night of Jan. 30 and into the early morning of Jan. 31, UNC Police received two reports of attempted motor vehicle thefts in Q Lot (central campus east of Tobey-Kendel Hall) and I Lot (parking lot east of North and South Hall). Both were an attempted theft of a Hyundai Accent where a window was broken and the ignition switch was broken.

Late last night, Feb. 6, Police received one report of a motor vehicle theft from C Lot (parking lot south of Campus Commons).  This vehicle was also a Hyundai Accent and was recovered by Greeley Police.

Theft is a crime of opportunity and thieves often look for “easy opportunities” to take something.  The anti-theft devices listed below may not prevent all crimes, but they are a deterrent to thieves and help protect your vehicle.  

Anti-theft devices that can be used to protect your vehicles are:

  • Steering wheel locks (“the club”)
  • Break locking system (“pedal locks”)
  • Wheel Clamps (“Tire Locks”)
  • GPS Tracking Devices
  • Hidden battery disconnect switch

Parking Services has steering wheel and pedal locks available for students to check out and use for free. More information is available at the Information Desk on the second level of the University Center. Consider using a device that disables your steering wheel when you park your car. Often, just the sight of these devices can deter a car thief. 

Safety tips

  • Make sure all of your valuables are removed from your car and make sure the car is locked every time. 
  • Call UNCPD to report any suspicious activity.  This can include seeing one or more people walking around parking lots looking into vehicles, or a car that is driving up and down all the parking rows. The number is 970-351-2245 or you can text us through the Guardian app.

Know where campus emergency poles are. Just push the red button to contact UNC Police Dispatch directly. See the Campus Emergency Pole Map