Tuesday night, the SMART cabinet in Plumb Hall Room 307 was broken into, and some equipment was allegedly stolen. The missing items include a monitor, an amplifier, an optical mouse and a wireless mouse, said Mel Storm, interim chair of the department of English, Modern Languages and Journalism.
Sgt. Don Shafer and Officer Penny Mains of campus police are in charge of investigating the incident, but The Bulletin was unable to reach either Shafer or Mains by press time last night.
In addition to the missing equipment, the SMART cabinet was damaged, said Gwen Larson, assistant director of Marketing and Media Relations, who received information regarding the incident from Police and Safety.
According to the Annual Security and Fire Safety report in 2011, three incidences of burglary occurred on-campus, two of which occurred in the residence halls.
Storm said in an email to the English department that the cabinet and missing equipment would be replaced and urged everyone to be mindful of locking not only the cabinets, but also the doors to classrooms as well. He also said that it is likely the door to 307 had been left unlocked.
Anyone with information related to the incident should contact Campus Police and Safety at 341-5337.