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IU Police Department Indianapolis officers arrest former IUPUI employee after three-month burglary, theft investigation


January 17, 2013

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  • David Briggs
    IU Police Department Indianapolis

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A three-month-long investigation of burglaries and thefts that have occurred at IUPUI ended Jan. 16, with the execution of a search warrant at the home of a former IUPUI Campus Facility Services employee, Michael W. Hawk, 38. The warrant was served on the city’s north side.

With the assistance of IMPD officers, IU Police Department Indianapolis officers served the warrant without incident or injury. According to IU Police Department Indianapolis officer David Briggs, a large number of stolen items were recovered.

Police recovered various amounts of campus cleaning equipment and supplies. The burglaries occurred at various IUPUI buildings and garages. Materials taken in the thefts and burglaries from Campus Facility Services are valued in the thousands of dollars.

Hawk was arrested on a preliminary charge of theft and possession of 70.5 grams of marijuana. More charges could be forthcoming as the investigation continues and the recovered items are sorted and identified.

Briggs asked anyone with information on this or any other crime, to contact IU Police Department Indianapolis at 317-274-7911