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‘Unusually high’ number of credit card thefts reported at The WELL, police say

One of the suspects in a string of credit card thefts that occurred at The WELL last week. The suspect pictured and one other suspect were later caught on camera at the Arden Fair mall after making purchases with the stolen credit cards, according to the Sac State Police Department. Photo courtesy of Sacramento State Police Department

Dom Vitiello

October 24, 2019

The WELL at Sacramento State experienced an “unusually high” number of break-ins at the male locker rooms on Oct.15, 16 and 17. On multiple occasions  lockers were accessed via clean break-ins and credit cards were taken, according to the Sac State Police Department. Sac State PD said they...

Police searching for suspects in robbery near Sac State bus stop

A robbery occurred near a bus stop behind Sac State’s The WELL on College Town Drive just after midnight Monday.

Reanna Simmons

March 11, 2019

A robbery occurred near a bus stop behind Sacramento State’s The WELL on College Town Drive just after midnight Monday. The victim was at at the curb behind The WELL on College Town Drive when a vehicle approached them, according to a SacSend email sent Monday by the Sacramento State Police Departme...

Sac State smash and grab suspects still at large

Sac State Police are looking for two men, recorded by campus security cameras, in relation to a series of smash and grab thefts on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Cory Jaynes, news editor

September 14, 2018

Sacramento State Police are looking for two suspects in connection to several smash and grab thefts that occurred on campus Wednesday, according to CBS Sacramento. At the time of publication, a crime alert has not been sent to Sac State students by campus police, nor has a release been issued on th...

Suspect in CHP car theft charged with 19 total counts of kidnapping, carjacking

Aaron Avitan has been charged with 19 counts of kidnapping and other felonies after commandeering a CHP car and attempting to pull over a bus full of Delta College students.

Claire Morgan, editor-in-chief

August 22, 2018

The man who stole a California Highway Patrol car and drove onto Sacramento State’s campus Friday has been charged with 19 counts of kidnapping, carjacking and a litany of other charges. Aaron Avitan, 34, is being held in the Sacramento County Jail with a set bail originally of $7,800,000 but re...

Man drives stolen CHP car to Sac State, police say

A man drove a stolen CHP car onto campus on Friday.

Claire Morgan and Adria Watson

August 17, 2018

A man drove a stolen California Highway Patrol car onto Sacramento State’s campus  Friday at 12:30 p.m., according to the Sacramento State Police Department. Police say they apprehended the suspect, and that there is currently “no danger to the campus community.” The incident started when ...

Some call for Sac State to cancel banquet honoring Sacramento Chief of Police

Some call for Sac State to cancel banquet honoring Sacramento Chief of Police

Thomas Frey, news editor

March 24, 2018

Some social media users are calling for an upcoming awards banquet honoring Sacramento Chief of Police Daniel Hahn to be canceled until the officers responsible for the shooting death of 22-year-old Stephon Clark are terminated. Oscar Martinez, who graduated from Sac State in 2015, wrote a tweet and said...

35 laptops stolen from recently remodeled Calaveras computer lab

Room 131 in Calaveras Hall was remodeled over last summer and opened this semester with 36 new Dell laptops, 35 of which were stolen in Oct. 2017.

Thomas Frey

November 9, 2017

While preparing for class, an English teacher’s assistant and English department coordinator discovered that 35 laptops had been stolen from a recently remodeled laboratory. The lab, room 131 in Calaveras Hall, was robbed on the morning of Oct. 20, according to the Associate Dean of the College...

Man arrested for indecent exposure near Wellness Center

Juan Manuel was arrested on suspicion of exposing himself near the Wellness Center on Thursday, Oct. 13, according to Sacramento State Police. (Mugshot courtesy of Sacramento State Police Department)

John Ferrannini

October 14, 2016

A man was arrested on suspicion of exposing himself in front of the Wellness Center on Thursday, according to the Sacramento State Police Department. Juan Manuel has been booked in the Sacramento County Main Jail. Police said they received a report of a man with his pants down at 5 p.m. Thursday...

BREAKING NEWS: Student attacked on bike trail near campus

BREAKING NEWS: Student attacked on bike trail near campus

Barbara Harvey

October 13, 2016

A female student was attacked on the bike trail located near the American River while leaving campus on Thursday morning, police said. Around 11:45 a.m., the student encountered a man riding a bicycle on the bike path located just west of the Howe Ave overpass. The suspect returned on foot and becko...

BREAKING NEWS: Police warn of suspicious man harassing women on campus

BREAKING NEWS: Police warn of suspicious man harassing women on campus

Barbara Harvey

October 13, 2016

UPDATE — Oct. 13, 7:00 p.m: Sacramento State Police Chief Mark Iwasa told The State Hornet that two of the reported incidents occurred on campus, while three other incidents occurred on streets adjacent to Sac State. Campus police are warning students to be on the lookout for a suspicious man dri...

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