On 9/17/2017 the UMass Police Department received a report of a theft from a motor vehicle that took place in the area of Rudd Field on Stadium Drive. The vehicle, which had the doors locked, had been accessed through an open sunroof. Items within the vehicle were stolen, including a wallet containing credit cards. One of the stolen credit cards was fraudulently used at the Target department store in Hadley, MA. UMPD is looking to identify the person of interest in the accompanying photo, taken from in-store video footage. Anyone with information regarding the individual in this photo, or any information regarding this crime, is encouraged to contact Officer Justin Green of UMPD at (413) 545-2121, the anonymous tip line at (413) 577-TIPS (8477) or by using the UMPD anonymous witness form at:
While the responsibility for criminal behavior rests solely with the perpetrator(s), UMPD encourages our community to take the following precautions to prevent similar crimes:
- Lock your vehicle. Do not leave your vehicle unlocked, even if only for a few minutes. Be sure to check your doors, windows, sunroof, trunk, or any other access point to make sure they are secure before you leave the area.
- Do not leave valuables in your vehicle. If you must leave items in your vehicle, do not leave them in a place where they are plainly visible. Register all your valuables with UMPD's Project Protect.
- For more information please go to: https://www.umass.edu/umpd/project-protect .
Sep 22, 2017, 11:11 am
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2017, 12:31 pm