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WVU issues Community Notice for reported Burglary on Price Street

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West Virginia University Police issued a Community Notice following a recent burglary at a private residence located near the Morgantown downtown campus.  

University Police responded May 19 at 5:27 a.m. to a report of a burglary in progress at an occupied private residence on Price Street. It is believed two suspects entered the residence through an unlocked window. The victim reported waking up and hearing people inside the residence talking. Multiple items were reported stolen from inside. 

UPD officers searched in and around the residence when they arrived but were unable to locate the suspects; however, surveillance video captured both suspects in the area during the time of the burglary. (View Image)  

Officers are actively reviewing information as they work to locate or identify the suspects. If you have any information about this incident or know the identities of either of the suspects, please call 203-293-COPS (2677) or visit the department at 992 Elmer Prince Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505. Information may be shared anonymously. 

WVU is committed to providing a safe campus for the protection of the University community. University officials remind students to always lock their windows and doors and consider other personal safety tips, advice and services located at  and  

The following safety tips are designed to help avoid potential crime.  

  • ALWAYS LOCK EXTERIOR WINDOWS AND DOORS. This includes your residence hall room, apartment, house and car windows and doors. 

  • Develop a routine to inspect locks on your doors, windows and other applicable areas to ensure they are working. If they are not working effectively, take steps, such as contacting your Resident Assistant, landlord or property manager, to fix them immediately. 

  • Consider placing a wireless home security camera on your property when you are not present. 

  • If your residence has a window AC unit, consider additional security measures like installing an air conditioner bracket, adding a sliding window lock to each side of the window frame, or installing a small window sensor alarm.  

  • Do not leave spare keys in places accessible to others. 

  • If you lose your key or ID, report it immediately. Locks can be changed, and ID access suspended until a new ID has been issued. 

  • Anyone who believes they are in danger should immediately call 911. 

 If you witness a potentially dangerous situation or a crime, call 911 or WVUPD.  

  • Download the WVU LiveSafe app. 

  • If you encounter an emergency situation on campus, utilize the blue light emergency call system, if available. 

West Virginia University Resources: 

Students and employees are also encouraged to follow the WVU Safety and Wellness  Facebook page and  @WVUsafety  on X, formerly known as Twitter. 

A Community Notice is part of the WVU  three-tiered emergency notification system  used to enhance student and employee safety and provide useful information to the community.