Timely Warnings - Penn State Altoona




Possible Threat to the Community
"Your Right to Know"
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 the University Police are giving notice of a disturbing act of violence reported to have occurred in Spruce Hall, on the Altoona campus of Penn State University.

REPORTED OFFENSE: A Burglary and attempted theft, was reported to have occurred in the university’s Spruce Residence Hall between Sunday, August 31, approximately 0710 am and Tuesday September 2, 2014 at 0645 am. Spruce Hall is located along Residence Hall Drive, adjacent to Gwinn Road.

SUSPECTS: No Known Suspects at this time

The victims, both students, reported that sometime between Sunday, August 31, approximately 0710 am and Tuesday September 2, 2014 at 0645 am, an unknown person or persons, entered their room, removed posters from the walls, and ransacked some of their personal belongings.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the University community. It is the duty of the institution to warn of possible “dangerous conditions” on or near the campus, and at affiliate organizations off campus; an “affirmative duty” exists to warn persons associated with this University of possible peril at the hands of some third party or parties.

Please lock your suite and residence doors.
Report suspicious people in your building.
Secure valuables in a locked drawer or footlocker.

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact:

Penn State Altoona University Police at 814-949-5222
3000 Ivyside Park Willow Building, Altoona, PA 16601
or anonymously at www.altoona.psu.edu/police/report.php