Security Notice – Motor vehicle thefts and break-ins

October 14, 2023, at 12:06 p.m., VUPD received a report that a white Honda Accord had been stolen from Lot 5A. This incident is associated with five vehicles being broken into between Lots 5A, 12A, and Terrace Place. Camera footage revealed that at 5:30 AM a large dark truck pulled into Lot 5A, and the unidentified occupants exited the vehicle and smashed out the windows of vehicles in Lot 5A, Lot 12A, and on Terrace Place. Two of the occupants entered the Honda Accord and were last seen driving toward 20th Avenue. In addition to these reports, VUPD received a report that a Subaru was stolen from Wesley Place Garage on Friday, October 13, 2023.

Police are actively investigating these incidents.

This Security Notice is being issued to remind the Vanderbilt community to:

  • Secure any items such as identification, keys, wallet, purse, or other valuables. Do not leave valuables visible in your vehicle.
  • Lock your vehicles and ensure your windows are secure.
  • Report any suspicious persons to VUPD. Try to describe the person(s) as best you can.

Vanderbilt community members are encouraged to download the VandySafe app to:

  • Contact VUPD via phone call or real-time chat.
  • Trigger a mobile Bluelight that shares your location instantly with VUPD.
  • Initiate a “Virtual Walkhome” where VUPD can monitor your walk home, to the car, or to the office.
  • Submit iReports and crime tips.
  • View information about VandyRide.
  • Access support resources.
  • View emergency guides.

Resources and Assistance for Students, Faculty, and Staff

The Vanderbilt University Police Department is available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need emergency assistance call: (615) 421-1911 or non-emergency: (615) 322-2745.

The Project Safe Center offers a support line 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (615) 322-SAFE (7233).

The Title IX Office can be reached at (615) 343-9004.

The University Counseling Center (UCC) can be reached at (615) 322-2571.