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The UW Oshkosh Police Department is investigating the theft of two Kia vehicles from Lot 30 on the Oshkosh campus Sept. 10. The thefts were reported on Sept. 12. Lot 30 is located behind Gruenhagen off Wisconsin Avenue.

A car entered Lot 30 around 10 p.m. Sept. 10 and two males got out, got into a Kia parked in the lot and drove away. A few minutes later two other males exited the same suspect vehicle and drove away in another Kia.

Kias and Hyundais are being targeted by thieves across the country because these brands are easier to steal than other models. If you own one of these types of vehicles, one way to prevent theft is to install a steering wheel lock during times the vehicle will be left unattended for a period of time.

Anyone who has information regarding these thefts should contact UW Oshkosh Police Department at 920-424-1212. There are many different ways to report information so please read the additional information listed below.

Anytime you see something suspicious on campus, let us know. You can report anonymously on our website:

UW Oshkosh Resources and Safety Information –

Download and use the UWO Mobile App. You can report information anonymously, chat real-time with a UW Oshkosh Police Department dispatcher and find resources to help you connect with other resources on campus and in the area.

Survivors of crimes are never responsible for their victimization. It is the perpetrators of crimes who affect the safety of our community members. Knowing this, there is much we can share to empower members of the campus community to remain safe, to encourage responsibility and accountability in others, to let perpetrators know we look out for one another and report crimes and to empower active bystanders.

Individual Safety Actions

  • Take advantage of the UWO Safewalk or UWO Go programs. These programs enhance your safety when moving about late at night. You can request a Safewalk via UWO Mobile or by calling our Police Department – 920-424-1212. You can request UWO Go by logging into the UWO Go service via UWO Mobile.
  • Plan ahead, so that when you walk you are visible to other people. Choose an open, well-lit, and well-traveled area.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Make eye contact with passers-by and glance occasionally behind you.
  • If you sense that you are being followed, change directions or cross the street. If the person or vehicle persists, move quickly to the nearest place where you will find other people, and call for help.
  • Download and use UWO Mobile – it’s packed with safety resources that can be used on and off campus. One great feature is the Mobile Blue Light to connect your location instantly with the UWO Police Department. Physical Blue Light stations are also accessible on campus.
  • Make the UW Oshkosh Police Department phone number (920-424-1212) your first speed dial choice.

If you have questions about your personal safety or what you can do to help encourage campus safety, please contact the UWO Police Department at (920) 424-1212.