Update on Motor Vehicle Theft – Case # 15-003060

Date:   05/22/15

Incident Number:   15-003060 Supplemental Information

Location: Off-Campus

On Friday May 22, 2015 at approximately 1:46 AM University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Police Department was contacted by Chattanooga Police in reference to a blue 2008 Toyota Tundra that was reported stolen from lot 47-2 on May 18, 2015 at approximately 8:53 PM. Officers with the Chattanooga Police Department found the vehicle in the parking lot of the Best Buy located on Highway 153 in Hixson, Tennessee. Officers with the University Police Department escorted the owner of the vehicle to that location so he could retrieve the vehicle. Investigation is still pending.


Motor Vehicle Theft

Date:   05/18/15

Incident Number:   15-003060

Location:   Lot 47-2

UTC Police received a report of a stolen vehicle from lot 47-2, located behind Decosimo Apartments. Early this morning, the owner reported that a blue 2008 four-door Toyota Tundra was taken on May 18, 2015, at approximately 8:43 P.M. There is no suspect information, and the vehicle was last seen traveling south on Douglas Street toward McCallie Avenue. If you have any information concerning this crime please contact the UTC Police Department at 423-425-4357.


In addition to this theft of motor vehicle, UTC Police received reports of three vehicles being vandalized in lot 49.  Police suspect the driver of a white four-door vehicle, possibly a late 1980s or 1990s Oldsmobile Cierra, entered Lot 49 from the 800 block of Flynn Street around 4:23 a.m. Friday, May 15. The driver exited the vehicle and used a flashlight to look into all the vehicles parked in lot 49 and an adjacent private lot. The unknown suspect then returned to the three victims’ vehicles, broke into the vehicles before returning to the suspect vehicle and exiting Lot 49 headed east on Flynn Street. No items were taken from the vehicles.


Most auto break-ins have one element in common: there’s something left in the car worth stealing. Most larcenies from cars are “crimes of opportunity” that could be prevented by taking some simple preventative steps. The UTC Police Department recommends the following:

Police investigating possible sexual assault; use caution at parties

Date of Incident: 04/12/2015

Incident Number: 15-002293

Location: Off-Campus

The UTC Police Department is working with the Chattanooga Police Department to investigate a possible sexual assault that may have occurred adjacent to the UTC campus. This case involves individuals who were acquainted. Students need to be aware of the risks associated with social gatherings. Nationally, the connection between alcohol consumption and sexual assault is well-documented. Date rape drugs, which can be slipped into drinks, are also used in some cases. In cases where date rape drugs have been suspected, victims report the following symptoms:

Important Weather Announcements; campus closed at 3 p.m. today; Saturday classes cancelled

Due to the threat of inclement weather, UTC will close at 3 pm on Friday, Feb 20. Classes are cancelled and offices-including the library and ARC-are closed. UTC classes are cancelled on Saturday, February 21. Other campus operations, including the ARC and library, may be working on altered schedules. Monitor UTC communication channels for updated information. [...]

UTC closing at 3 p.m. on Friday

Due to the threat of inclement weather, UTC will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb 20. Classes are cancelled and offices are closed. "Rock and Worship Road Show Tour" at the UTC McKenzie Arena is NOT cancelled. Doors open at 6 p.m.; event begins at 7 p.m. The UTC Theatre production of "Hedda Gabler" is cancelled for Friday, February 20. Saturday's matinee and evening performance are still scheduled at this time. [...]

UTC operating on regular schedule on Wednesday, February 18

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will be observing its regular operating schedule on Wednesday, February 18. Most local roads are fine; some outlying areas might still have some icy areas. Please exercise caution as you travel to campus.

Bitter cold weather expected; take precautions

The National Weather Service is predicting hazardous cold conditions for tomorrow. A Wind Chill Watch has been issued for tonight and will be in effect at least until 10 a.m. tomorrow. Tomorrow will be breezy with gusts up to 25 MPH. At this time the Chattanooga area can expect temps in the low teens and wind chill as cold as three to five degrees below zero. [...]