Shop Red West blocked off with caution tape. Tyrone Wilson Stevens was arrested for allegedly breaking into Shop Red West on Thursday morning. CHRISTINE KELLEY/THE STATESMAN

A suspect was arrested late Friday evening for the burglary that took place on Thursday morning at Shop Red West, according to Lawrence Zacarese, vice president for Enterprise Risk Management and chief security officer.

Tyrone Wilson Stevens, a landscape and snow removal contracted employee on campus, is now being charged with burglary in the third degree, criminal mischief in the second degree and possession of burglar’s tools. Stevens has an arrest record. 

Stevens allegedly broke into the campus bookstore early Thursday morning. Nothing was stolen from the bookstore but there was damage, including a broken window and two damaged cash registers that were already empty.

Carlstrom and Ritter Inc., which Stevens worked for, was cooperative with the University Police investigators. Stevens will be terminated and banned from campus.

This story is developing, please check back for updates.

Sara Ruberg

Sara Ruberg is a senior journalism major. She started working for The Statesman in the Fall of 2018 and became assistant multimedia editor the following semester. She was multimedia editor for her sophomore and junior year, and is now the Editor-in-Chief. You can contact Sara at [email protected]


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