Burglary-Suspect in Custody

Incident description: While home alone, a student discovered a stranger in her bathroom using the shower and then donning her bathrobe. When the student screamed at him to get out, the suspect locked himself in the restroom. Fearing that the suspect would hear her, the student texted a friend to call the police.

Time & date of incident: 8 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2021

Location: Off campus in the 1200 block of 27th Street

Incident resolution: DPS officers patrolling in the area responded on the call along with officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). DPS officers ordered the suspect to surrender and then took him into custody. The 26-year-old transient was booked at LAPD for investigation of burglary.

Students are reminded to download the free, mobile safety app Live Safe on their mobile phones. Live Safe allows for an immediate “push button” call to either DPS or 911 for an emergency response.  


USC Department of Public Safety
3667 S. McClintock Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 740-6000 Non-Emergency
(213) 740-4321 Emergency