Crime Alert - Burglary from Kennedy Residence Hall

Date Occurred: 
Crime Alert Number: 
CA 15-01-2814

The University of Massachusetts Police Department has received a report from a resident student that a laptop computer was stolen from her residence in Kennedy Hall on Friday, January 30.  The resident stated that she had left her room to visit friends between approximately 9:00pm and 10:00pm, and had left her room door open while she was gone.  The stolen laptop is described as a silver MacBook Air.  The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact UMPD at (413) 545-2121; anonymous information can be left at (413) 577-TIPS.

UMPD urges students to take precautions to avoid similar thefts.  These include:

  • Do not leave your dorm room door open or unlocked while you are away, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Do not leave valuables unattended where they are easily seen and quickly taken.  This applies not only to dorm rooms but also to classrooms, the library, your car, etc.
  • Register the valuables that you bring on-campus with UMPD’s Project Protect.  For more information please see

Posted: Jan 31, 2015, 6:52 pm
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2016, 9:17 am


585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600
413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax


Call 413-577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.