Unidentified Burglar Breaks Into Contractor’s Office

By Rachel Byrd

An unknown person burglarized two containers in Parking Lot D on the Lone Star College-Kingwood campus between Mar. 22 at 1:45 p.m. and Mar. 25 at 5:50 a.m.

The list of items stolen from the two storage units includes LED light fixtures, electrical tools, and a portable generator.

The unidentified burglar broke into one of the containers through a window on the east side of the container.

The burglar entered the other unit by cutting through the locks that seal the front of the container.

According to an email sent out on Mar. 25, one of the containers was being used for storage.

The other container, according to Lone Star College’s Chief of Police, Paul Willingham, was being used as an office for contractors working on LSC-Kingwood’s post-Harvey rebuild.

Willingham was unable to comment in detail about any theories investigators had regarding the case.

“I am not at liberty to discuss an open investigation,” he stated, and further added, “I am limited at this time as I do not want to damage any leads our detectives have.”

Parking Lot D, which sits across from the CLA Building, is notoriously poorly lit, something that has concerned students taking night classes on campus in the past and something Student Government officials have spoken about addressing in the future.

In the words of the Student Government Association’s Vice President Cooper Davidson, “I remember asking a police officer, ‘Hey, how do you feel about night classes?’” and he said, “‘I wouldn’t want my daughter taking night classes because there is so little lighting in these parking lots here.”

According to Paul Willingham, there was no security footage of the crime.

In response to the burglary, the Lone Star College Police Department has been working with the contractor and has stepped up their patrols of the area in an attempt to thwart future burglaries on campus.

Students and faculty with any information or tips on the burglary are encouraged to call either Sgt. Hue Billings or the LSC Police Dispatch.

Tips may also be emailed to LSC-Police@lonestar.edu.

 

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