Campus / News / October 13, 2014

Man banned from campus after theft and unauthorized entry

An unauthorized person may have entered or attempted to enter student dorms on Monday, Oct. 13, according to a campus-wide email sent out by Director of Campus Safety John Schlaf. Students contacted Campus Safety after the man attempted to enter their dorm at approximately 1 p.m. and could not confirm that he was authorized to be there.

Campus Safety identified the suspect as a 34-year-old white male from Wisconsin. The email described him as being 5’6″, 165 pounds and wearing a Galesburg Wresting black hooded sweatshirt. Campus Safety officers reportedly found the man on a bicycle owned by a Knox student. He had Knox residential keys in his possession.

All property has returned to its owners and no other items were believed to have been taken. According to Schlaf, the man has been arrested and banned from future entry onto campus.

The email reminded students to secure the exterior and interior doors of their residence halls and to secure valuable items when they are unattended. Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to contact Campus Safety (309-341-7979, or by email) or utilize the Campus Silent Witness Program, which is available via the Campus Safety Page on the Knox website.

Rachel Landman
Rachel Landman graduated in 2017, majoring in creative writing and double mimnoring in journalism and environmental studies. She was editor-in-chief of TKS her senior year and worked for TKS for a four years as a News Editor her sophomore and junior years and as a volunteer writer as a freshman. Rachel is the recipient of two first place awards from the Illinois College Press Association in 2015 for investigative reporting and news story. She also won second place awards in 2016 for news story and sports feature story. She saw her staff win general excellence for 2016. In addition to The Knox Student, her work has been published in the Galesburg Register-Mail and Catch Magazine. She studied abroad in London during Winter and Spring Term of her junior year. Twitter: @rachellandman_

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