Thief breaks into cars in Yakima Lot

Six cars were broken into early Friday morning. Facilities Management provided students plastic bags to cover broken windows.
Six cars were broken into early Friday morning. Facilities Management provided students plastic bags to cover broken windows.

Six vehicles in the Yakima parking lot were broken in to at approximately 4:45 a.m. this morning, Assistant Director of Campus Safety Ron Giddings said. The perpetrator smashed windows on five of the vehicles and forced a door open on the sixth.

Campus Safety staff noticed the break-ins and notified the Pierce County Sheriff Department. Police arrived shortly afterwards and arrested a suspect, Giddings said.

Campus Safety sent out an email notifying students whose cars had been broken into and asking them to fill out a Theft Inventory List with the sheriff’s department.

Allison Reynolds had an iPod stolen from her Subaru, but her car did not suffer any window damage.

“I was lucky my car windows weren’t broken, but I felt bad for the students whose windows were,” said Reynolds.

Facilities Management provided the car owners with plastic bags to temporarily cover their windows from the rain.

Only resident students are allowed to park in Yakima Lot, which is located on the corner of 121st and Wheeler Streets in the Northwest corner of campus. 🅼

Broken glass lays on the ground in Yakima Lot on Friday afternoon after a series of early-morning car burglaries.
Broken glass lays on the ground in Yakima Lot on Friday afternoon after a series of early-morning car burglaries.

Alison Haywood

Alison Haywood studied Journalism and German at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Her hobbies include skiing, reading, traveling, blogging, and playing the piano and guitar. She served as the A&E Editor at PLU's student newspaper The Mooring Mast.

7 thoughts on “Thief breaks into cars in Yakima Lot

  • September 27, 2013 at 4:45 pm
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    Awesome job getting the story Alison!

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  • September 27, 2013 at 6:14 pm
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    It was the PY. Campo needs to worry less about people drinking smoking and having a good time and more about all the locals harassing and stealing from the students that are paying big money to go to this school.

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    • September 27, 2013 at 6:45 pm
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      Have you talked to the police and confirmed the identity of the person they arrested? Can you confirm that this person was a resident of Parkland between the ages of 16 and 24?

      I’m not entirely sure “some1 had 2” make any accusations and use such derogatory language with no facts to back it up.

    • September 28, 2013 at 7:29 pm
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      Campus Safety has confirmed that the perpetrator was not a PLU student. I have filed a public records request with the Pierce County Sheriff Department to find out the perpetrator’s identity, which could take several weeks.

    • September 30, 2013 at 12:50 pm
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      Important point. Thanks for making it.

  • September 27, 2013 at 6:20 pm
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    Thanks Kelsey!

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  • September 30, 2013 at 2:04 pm
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    Fantastic quick reporting and great visual pictures. This was just perfect package and a perfect example of getting things covered immediately!!! I’m so excited for this and how many people have viewed this over the weekend. Alison is a Rockstar!

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