UC Davis police made an arrest last Friday morning (April 15) following a burglary on campus the night before.
The burglary report came in at 9:45 a.m. from the greenhouse complex on Orchard Park Drive. The suspect filled a university vehicle with property from inside the building, including high-end research drones, police said. Working with Fleet Services to check the vehicle's GPS, officers located the vehicle, suspect and stolen property at University Mall on Russell Boulevard, according to police.
Officers not only recovered what was taken the night before, including the drones, but keys previously reported stolen.
Detectives said they linked the suspect, Gavin Tucker Boulet, 43, to two other recent overnight burglaries on campus, at Orchard Park Drive and at the Cole Facility. He was booked at Yolo County Jail on charges of burglary and auto theft.
“We are working diligently with our campus partners to secure the campus to prevent thefts,” police Capt. Mark Brunet said. “When they occur, we work relentlessly to follow leads and use technology to apprehend those who conduct criminal activity.”
Burglaries and thefts continue to be a problem on campus and in the community. Remember to lock doors and windows, keep valuable items secured and where possible out of sight, and report suspicious incidents. Anyone with information about these or other crimes can contact UC Davis police at 530-752-1727.
- Andy Fell, News and Media Relations, 530-304-8888, firstname.lastname@example.org