ISU Sees Several Car Break-Ins as School Resumes

By Brett Edwards |

Published 08/20 2014 09:55PM

Updated 08/20 2014 11:20PM

It's Welcome Week at Indiana Sstate as students return for the fall semester.

The recent break-ins on campus however are not so welcoming.

Since Sunday evening, at least four cars have been broken into at different lots around the Indiana State campus.

Police say most of the items stolen were things in plain sight.

"Radios stolen. Anything that might be laying around in the car," said Michelle Barrett, ISU's Assistant Police Chief. "CDs. We're asking all the students to not leave anything of value in the cars."

ISU Freshman Tristan Parmley was on his way to check his car when we caught up to him.

"That's actually what I'm heading to do right now," said Parmley. :I'm going to make sure I've got all my stuff for my room out of it and make sure everything's cleared out just in case anything were to happen."

Parmley is taking precautions so he can focus on his studies, instead of worrying about his car being broken into.

"Terre Haute's a lot bigger of a town than where I'm from so I kind of wanted to keep stuff out anyways and with me," Parmley added. "I'm here to get an education and can't be distracted if my car gets broken into and I'm missing my phone, my wallet, or my ID, or anything like that."

Police are investigating the break-ins and have sought help from other local law enforcement.

"We've added some extra patrol there," Barrett explained. "We've also asked for assistance from the Terre Haute Police Department, the Vigo County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police."

If you have any information about the break-ins, please call the Office of Public Safety at 812-237-5555.

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