Stolen trash receptacles reports rise

University Police Chief Tony Nelson says a rash of trashcan thefts on campus needs to stop.

As many as three large purple trash receptacles were reported stolen from campus in recent weeks, he said.

“We’ve had two or three instances where trash cans were taken by individuals, those have been recovered,” Nelson said. “If we could just get everyone to leave the trash cans where they are at we would certainly appreciate it.”

The receptacles are valued at about $400. Those caught taken the containers could face criminal charges.

 “If you’re caught you can be charged with theft, its misdemeanor theft,” Nelson said.

Anyone with information about the theft of any stolen property from campus, may contact the campus police at 931-372-3234.