UTPD crime alert results in positive suspect ID

July 8, 2010 | UToday
By Staff

Thanks to information provided by the campus community, The University of Toledo Police Department was able to positively identify a suspect believed to be involved in an on-campus theft June 13.

On June 30, UTPD Chief Jeff Newton sent an e-mail to the campus community asking for help identifying a suspect captured on security camera footage in the Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement following the theft of two laptop computers.

“After we sent out the communication, an investigator was soon contacted by someone who provided his identity,” Newton said. “We were able to positively confirm the tip and learned the suspect was already in custody in Lucas County.”

The suspect, Jon Henderson, is incarcerated at Lucas County Jail on a felony robbery charge and misdemeanor drug charges unrelated to the June 13 theft. UTPD has added two felony theft charges.

Newton thanked community members for being vigilant with their help and credits the e-mail communications with Henderson’s positive ID.

“It would have been difficult if not impossible to solve the case or recover any of the stolen property without the UT community helping us,” Newton said. “Insight from the community is truly indispensible when working to remove criminals from the streets.

“These communications work,” Newton said. “So make sure you take a look at them.”

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