INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: UNC Police Make Arrest in Investigation into Recent Ehringhaus Dorm Burglaries

INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: UNC Police Make Arrest in Investigation into Recent Ehringhaus Dorm Burglaries

UNC Police have made an arrest in their investigation into the recent incidents of burglary occurring at Ehringhaus Residence Hall early Wednesday morning (August 20).

The incidents are still under investigation. Anyone with information which might aid in the investigation should call 9-1-1 or call CrimeStoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to CrimeStoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. You can also leave tips for CrimeStoppers at

Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website ( for any updates in the investigation into these incidents. Students should continue to take precautions: make sure to keep room doors locked at all times, don’t allow strangers to “piggy-back” through entrances to residence halls or any campus buildings, and call 9-1-1 immediately to report any and all suspicious activity on or near campus. For a list of additional safety tips, see the following link through the Alert Carolina page:

Do not call 911 or the Department of Public Safety merely to ask for information about the incidents. Police phone lines need to be kept open for emergency communications during campus emergencies.

In the event of campus emergencies, students and employees can let their families know they are okay in the event of an emergency while keeping cell phone lines open for emergency calls by using the American Red Cross Safe and Well list. The Safe and Well list is especially helpful in communicating with family members who are outside the emergency area:

Students who are in need of medical attention should go to Campus Health Services or the UNC Hospitals Emergency Room. Faculty and staff in need of medical attention should go to the UNC Hospitals Emergency Room.

A range of support services for students is available through the Office of the Dean of Students,

Counseling Services for students are available at UNC Counseling and Psychological Services, For a concern about a coworker, call Employee and Management Relations in Human Resources ( or 919-843-3444, or the University’s Employee Assistance Program (services provided by ComPsych 24 hours a day), 877-314-5841.

Questions about sexual assault can be directed to Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Student Complaint Coordinator, Ew Quimbaya-Winship, 919-843-3878.
For community services, call UNC Department of Public Safety Crime Prevention Officer Sgt. Megan Howard, at 919-966-3230.

About Informational Messages: The University sends an Informational Message to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus. An Informational Message is one of three tiers of communication under the University’s revised emergency communications plan. Emergency Warning refers to a siren activation for a significant emergency. And a Timely Warning is issued if there is a continuing danger AND notification will not compromise law enforcement efforts.