Campus / Campus Safety / News / September 20, 2012

Campus theft update: Laptops stolen from on campus theme house

Among the things cooked up lately in Culinary House: a successful scheme to steal laptops from many of its residents.

According to the police report, a Galesburg resident and acquaintance of a 265 S. Academy St. resident gained entry to the house late Saturday, when he allegedly stole approximately $4,400 worth of laptops from Knox students — three Apple MacBooks and an Asus laptop.

Sophomore Oscar Hallas, a Culinary House resident and one of the burglary victims, said the burglar was identified as someone who had spent some time at the house this year, and he was let in by an unsuspecting resident of the house.

“I probably would have done the same thing,” Hallas said.

The property has not yet been recovered, except for one laptop that the burglar dropped as he was fleeing the house. The incident is pending further investigation by the Galesburg Police Department.

Charlie Megenity
Charlie Megenity (formerly Gorney) is a senior double majoring in political science and economics. He previously served TKS as managing editor and as co-news editor while working as the weekend reporter for The Galesburg Register-Mail. Over the summer of 2012, Charlie interned in Wisconsin with, an online hyperlocal news source, where he covered the August 2012 Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting; he will return to Patch during the summer of 2013. He is also the journalism editor for Catch magazine.. Charlie has received three awards from the Illinois College Press Association for newswriting and design, including a first place award for front page layout. He was the 2013 recipient of the Theodore Hazen Kimble Memorial Award in Journalism for a feature story published in The Knox Student. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post.

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