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Guardian office and Office of Communications investigate burglary

Wright State police vehicle | Photo by Sarah Cavender | The Wright State Guardian

Wright State police vehicle | Photo by Sarah Cavender | The Wright State Guardian


Foot traffic on Wright State University’s (WSU) campus slowed down through most of the month of December due to the break in classes, but activity picked up when reports of missing equipment came from the area.

On the morning of Dec. 17, a Mac Pro was reported stolen from 201 University Hall, WSU’s Office of Communications by photographer, Chris Snyder. This device was worth approximately $3,500 and was used for the office’s video editing purposes, according to the Wright State University Police Department (WSUPD). 

On the same evening of Dec. 17, WSUPD was called out again, this time to 015 Student Union, the office of The Wright State Guardian. 

According to the police report, Officer Dena Neal was dispatched to 015 Student Union when Business Manager, Dylan Collison called the department around 7:30 p.m on Dec. 17. 

Two of The Wright State Guardian’s cameras were reported missing, valued at approximately $2,000. 

The equipment had last been seen on Friday, Dec. 13th and had not been reached for until the day of the report, when the equipment was realized to be missing by Social Media Manager, Shelby Prenger. 

The Wright State Guardian’s staff and WSU’s Facilities are the only ones with passcodes into the offices. There were no signs of forced entry. 

As for the Office of Communication the Mac device was attempted to be retrieved. 

The device was later found on a Craigslist ad, in which WSUPD and Butler County’s Police Department met to attempt a buy on the Mac but were not successful. 

Photos of the missing Mac’s posting on Craigslist confirmed that it was indeed the one missing from University Hall.

WSUPD has requested an affidavit for a subpoena through Craigslist to serve to the user that listed the Mac Pro for sale.

This case is still open as WSUPD waits for corresponds from Craigslist regarding the subpoena. 

Any information regarding the missing items should be reported to WSUPD at 937-775-2056.


The Wright State Guardian relies on this equipment greatly to support photography and videography sections and is accepting monetary donations to replace the stolen cameras and miscellaneous equipment.

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