Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Amherst police increase patrols to prevent spring break break-ins

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

March 26, 2013

According to the Amherst Police Department, spring break is a “usual time-period for break-ins” in the Amherst area due to the large number of empty homes left behind by students. However, officers of the APD increased pa...

Sylvan dorm suffers break-ins

By Dan Glaun

January 31, 2012

Two break-ins occurred in the Sylvan Residential Area Friday night, as unidentified perpetrators entered rooms in Brown dormitory. The University of Massachusetts Police Department (UMPD) is currently investigating the first...

Break-ins continue with students away

By Amy Brennan

January 23, 2011

Apartment break-ins during the long summer and winter breaks are no longer news to some University of Massachusetts students. According to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, between July 1 and mid-September, there were 32 break-ins...

Amherst Police successfully prevent break-in’s

By Cameron Ford

December 2, 2010

Traditionally, there is a significant increase in break-in's in college towns during school breaks. With an array of student houses, dorms and apartments vacated for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the like, these areas become perfect targets for burglars. Lu...