Rise in burglaries reported in Champaign

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

An unusually high number of burglaries has been reported in the Champaign areas close to campus, according to the Champaign Police Department.

In most of these cases, offenders were able to enter cars and buildings through unlocked doors.

The rise in burglaries has been occurring for the past several weeks.

In a Massmail, University Police Chief Craig Stone recommends keeping any doors locked at all times and leaving valuables such as wallets and electronics out of sight. Never leave anything unattended in places such as a library desk or gym.

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