CSUN student arrested by campus police as suspect in dorm burglary

Champaign Williams

Campus police arrested a CSUN student this afternoon who was identified as one of the suspects involved in a burglary that took place in the dorms last Friday.

According to CSUN PD, witnesses confirmed that 20-year-old Spencer Shipp was allegedly one of the four men who forced their way into a resident’s apartment on Oct. 4.

As reported in the Daily Sundial’s coverage of the crime, four males entered University Park Apartment (UPA) 11 and knocked on a residents door, according to PD’s crime report. When the female resident opened the door, the suspects forced their way into the apartment, looking for someone they claimed to have had a previous altercation with, according to police.

Officials say that Shipp is not the suspect depicted in the crime alert distributed by campus police last Saturday, and according to PD the investigation continues.

This crime is one of four crimes that took place in the UPA within the last two weeks. The most recent was a sexual battery incident that took place around 8 a.m. last Saturday. Two other crimes, a false imprisonment that took place Oct. 2 and battery that took place Sept. 29, also involved four male suspects.  As reported by the Daily Sundial, CSUN PD are still investigating whether these three crimes are related.

More information to come.