Annie Deitz, Campus Carrier deputy news editor
On Apr. 17, then freshman students Dylan Stalzer and Davis Deloach were arrested and charged with various accounts of burglary. According to the Floyd County Jail’s report on the incident, Stalzer has been charged with one count of second degree burglary, and Deloach was charged with two counts of first degree burglary, one count of second degree burglary and one count of theft.
The arrests were made in response to the robbery of a safe in the Krannert Student Activities Office and various packages from the Berry Post Office. The safe included approximately $3,000 in cash and checks and $4,000 worth of movie vouchers. According to Chief of Police Jonathan Baggett, Deloach worked for Krannert Center Activities Board and thus was able to access the office after hours. Neither had access to the post office, nor were there any signs of forced entry.
“Nobody has keys to the post office except the post office,” Baggett said. “We don’t even have keys to the post office.”
According to Tammi Freeman, manager of mail services, nine packages were reported stolen from the post office, belonging to six students and one faculty member. Most of the items in those packages have yet to be returned to students.
“We have known of nine packages that were stolen,” Freeman said. “I am not aware of anything being recovered yet.”
According to Baggett, the case is still under open investigation by the Floyd County District Attorney’s office. More information will be released to the public once the case has been officially closed. Since the incident, campus safety has been working to ensure incidents like this remain uncommon.
“We are always looking at ways to improve safety and protect Berry’s assets and provide a safe environment for students,” Baggett said. “That’s an evergoing process.”