Yuba College staff and faculty, much to their dismay, entered their respective offices early this morning to realize they had been burglarized.
Officer Adam Pharris from the Yuba College Police Department had no comment about the investigation that he is conducting. But, he has advised The Prospector’s web editor that we will be allowed to start taking photos after their investigation is done, approximately around noon.
Rick Prondzinski, Yuba College’s culinary professor entered Flavors Restaurant to find his desk looking like a mini tornado had swept through it. Doors, drawers, and cabinets in the kitchen and desk area of the room had all been opened and rifled through. After a quick check through, Prondzinski realized that although the metal roll-up door was unlocked and things had obviously been thoroughly and methodically searched through, the burglar had found nothing of value. “We don’t keep money or valuables in here. It’s been so long since these buildings have been re-keyed that any tom, dick or harry that wants one has one.”
When asked who would have left the roll-up door unlocked, Prondzinski responded with a puzzled shrug. “So many different campus groups have access to this building since it is used for meetings. I can’t say for sure.” He does state that this is not the first time this has happened and that the culinary building was broken into about 8 years ago, right after he started teaching at Yuba College. He continues with, “It’s rather sad but indicative of the times we live in. Everybody is dealing with financial stress right now. People are starving and some would rather make stealing their job than to go out and look for a way to make an honest living.”
Other offices on campus have been broken into as well. In regards to Chartwells Cafeteria, which shares a building with Flavors, all seemed well. Everything was up and running smoothly, like any other day. Tony Mohsenzadegan, the manager for Chartwells assured me that the cafeteria was not broken into.
Check back throughout the day for more updates on the break-ins.