Several student rooms in off-campus housing, and a few reported incidents in nearby neighborhoods seem to indicate a pattern of small robberies in the neighborhoods surrounding Wesleyan. Wesleyan Public Safety sent out a warning about thiefs who enter after cutting screens, or climbing through open windows.
One neighbor reported, "last week, we had two instances of young men trying to open our
downstairs tenants' windows and their back door. The tenants were
home -- and on questioning, the men said they'd been sent to repair
the window and door, but cited a different Pearl Street address."