Community Safety Advisory: Vehicle Break-ins

University police are investigating reports of four vehicle break-ins that occurred last night (Saturday, Feb. 11) in the lower parking area of Lot Z4. The lot, designated primarily for sophomore parking, is located across from the Polo Road entrance to Reynolda Campus and accessed from Long Drive. 

In each case, the rear window of the vehicle was shattered. Three of the four vehicles were locked, and it does not appear that the suspects entered the vehicles.

In response to these reports, University Police is increasing security in the area. The suspects may have avoided security cameras by crossing into the lower parking area from a nearby wooded area. Cameras are being positioned to increase visibility in that parking area.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to promptly report suspicious activity observed in areas on and around campus. If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact the University Police at 336-758-5591. If you wish to provide information anonymously, do so through “Silent Witness.”

Personal Safety & Crime Resources 

If you feel uneasy or unsafe, go to a safe location and call a friend or the police at 911. University Police offers a safe escort service on campus that is available 24 hours at 336-758-5911.

The LiveSafe Mobile App allows Wake Forest students, staff, and faculty to have a two-way conversation with University police. It provides direct access to police, 911 emergency services, emergency location sharing, information sharing with quick tips, and a peer-to-peer Safe Walk tool.

Emergency Blue Light Call Boxes are located throughout campus [PDF Map]. Push the button once to speak with a dispatcher. 

Telephone Boxes are located near some building entrances. Pick up the receiver and dial 911 to reach a dispatcher.

A list of Personal Safety & Crime Resources is available on the University Police Department website.

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