WVU Campus Warning issued following burglary, arson reports

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Police issued a Campus Warning following burglary and arson reports at the same Life Sciences Building location on the WVU Downtown Campus.

On Feb. 21 at 9:04 a.m., UPD received a report of a burglary that was not in progress on the fourth floor of the Life Sciences Building. The suspect or suspects made forced entry to a faculty member’s office in the east hallway sometime between the afternoon of Feb. 19 and the morning of Feb. 21. Police reported evidence of a forced entry and burn marks on the door. The faculty member reported missing testing materials.

On Feb. 23 at 8:08 a.m., UPD received a second report that the same office in the Life Sciences Building had been broken into. Police determined forced entry was made overnight leaving new tool and burn marks on the door. Nothing was reported missing following the second forced entry investigation.

Later on Feb. 23, officers found five additional office doors on the floor that sustained similar damage, indicating attempted entry.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call 203-293-COPS (2677) or visit UPD at 992 Elmer Prince Drive. Information may be shared anonymously.