University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Crime Notice


On February 17th, 2023 at about 10 PM, University of Pittsburgh Police

- Johnstown responded to Briar Lodge after a suspicious male gained unauthorized entry to thebuilding. Through investigation it was learned that various locations on the UPJ campus have been breached by unauthorized person(s) utilizing a cloned University ID card and fraudulently obtained key(s).The affected access cards have been disabled. One suspect, a UPJ student, was apprehended and arrested, while a second possible actor, also believed to be a UPJ student, remains unidentified.

Unidentified Suspect- white male, in his 20s, thin build, darker hair. Subject has a limp/gait and was wearing a blue/green hoodie, black pants and black shoes when observed on university video surveillance.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police - Johnstown at 814-269-7005. (Reference reports #23- 00611) Anyone who may have been approached by another person who requested your PITT ID or keys, or anyone noticing that their property has been disturbed or tampered with is also urged to call.

Crime Tips:

Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
Never allow anyone to take possession of your university ID or keys.
Never prop doors open, especially fire doors, even for a short time.
Don’t attach your Pitt ID or any other identification to your key chain

Posted: 2/23/2023