August 14th, 2019 at 10:10 p.m.
Randolph Apartments, Truman Campus
The Truman State University Police Department is investigating an attempted burglary which occurred Thursday, August 14th, 2019 at around Randolph Apartments, 516 East Randolph Street, Kirksville.
In this case, the suspect knocked on the door of a resident of Randolph apartments, asked if the resident had seen his phone, and then tried to enter the apartment to get a phone he thought was his. The resident shut the door and locked the male out of his apartment.
The person of interest in this case is described as a white male approximately 5′ 6″ tall that weighs around 150 pounds with a bald head and shaved face wearing a black shirt and cargo shorts.
Since this incident was reported the male suspect has been identified as Justin Evans who sometimes goes by the alias Christopher Evans.
The TRUMAN POLICE DEPARTMENT is currently investigating this case. Anyone who has come into contact or does come into contact with this individual or has information about this case is urged to contact Truman PD at (660) 665-5621.
- Report any crime or suspicion of a crime at once. If Truman PD is contacted within the first five minutes, police have a better chance of finding a suspect.
- Never prop open a locked building door.
- Do not open a secure door for someone who you do not know or does not carry the proper identification to prove who they are.
- Burglars frequently target cash, laptops, phones, bikes, jewelry, etc. Don’t leave attractive items out in plain sight. If possible, store them in a locked drawer, closet or interior room. Or try to take small valuables with when you leave.
This information is being distributed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Act.