Campus police are taking precautionary measures after two reports of suspicious activity on campus have been filed.
The first report was filed on Dec. 8 and involved an African American male who walked into a Cokesbury Court apartment. The second report was filed Dec. 15 and involved a Native American male who walked into a Cokesbury Court apartment. In both instances, the apartments were unlocked and the suspects claimed they were visiting a friend but had gone to the wrong apartment.
“We just wanted to put out a warning to everybody,” said Bradd Brown, chief of Oklahoma City University police department. “Everyone needs to be on the look out and if they see any suspicious activity then please report it to us.”
There also has been several reports of thefts from cars that were left unlocked.
“We are getting to that time where everyone is comfortable and so they start to leave things unlocked and that’s how these crimes occur,” Brown said. “People will take advantage of opportunities like this so we all need to be on the look out and reporting things that don’t look right.”
Brown said there will be additional security patrolling the area.
One student said she still felt safe but will be taking more precautions to stay safe.
“Some area are still a little creepy such as the lights coming on in Cokesbury after it already dark but I genuinely do still feel safe,” said Keeley Brewer, biomedical science junior. “My roommates and I will be locking our doors more though. It is kinda scary.”
Students can report suspicious activity by calling OCUPD at 405-208-5911.