Crime Reports at UNLV: Oct. 8–13

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A UPD police cruiser is parked outside of UNLV. Photo by Jimmy Romo / S&G

UNLV is located in an area with one of the highest crime rates in the Las Vegas Valley, the South Central Area, according to data from the Metropolitan Police Department. 

This week there was an assault with a deadly weapon at the Tropicana parking garage and a Las Vegas police officer was murdered just off campus.

As of Saturday, no crimes were reported on Oct. 14 and 15. 

Here are the crimes that took place last week: 

Saturday, Oct. 8 – 4:45 p.m. : At the Tropicana parking garage, a staff member at UNLV reported a vehicle that was tampered with.

4:48 p.m. : A student at UNLV reported property was missing worth under $1000 at the Lied Library. 

11:08 p.m. : A student was caught by University Police consuming alcohol at the Degree Apartment Complex. 

Sunday, Oct. 9 –  11:14 p.m. : A trespassing warning was issued to an individual that was not a student or a staff member at the Tonopah Hall.

Monday, Oct. 10 – 6:50 a.m. : There was a burglary at the Thomas & Mack Center where a UNLV staff member was the first point of contact. 

4:32 p.m. : A student at UNLV reported property was missing worth under $1000 at the Lied Library. 

10:07 p.m. : There was an assault with a deadly weapon at the Tropicana Parking garage involving an individual with unknown association to UNLV.  

Tuesday, Oct. 11  – 5:31 a.m. : There was a burglary and damage to property at Thomas & Mack; a UNLV staff member contacted the police department. 

8:05 a.m. : Personal property was stolen from CBC-C where police made no contact with anyone.

1:10 p.m. : Police responded to a battery at the Dining Commons involving a student. 

3:59 p.m. : There was a burglary in the Tonopah Hall, where a trespassing warning was issued involving a student. 

Wednesday, Oct. 12 – 1:30 a.m. : A student reported property stolen at Hughes Hall in the middle of the night. 

10:20 a.m. : At the Desert Research Institute, just outside UNLV’s main campus, a staff member was the first to contact police over an individual using drugs and trespassing.

7:32 p.m. : There was a burglary at the Thomas & Mack Center where a UNLV staff member was the first point of contact for the police. 
Thursday, Oct. 13 – 1:53 a.m. : A police officer was murdered while responding to a domestic disturance just outside of UNLV. The officer was Truong Thai, 49, who was on the force since 1999.

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