Situational awareness: Suspicious recording devices
February 21, 2019
From: Virginia Tech Police Department
Update: Feb. 21, 2019 - 8:00 p.m.
On Feb. 21, a suspect was identified, is being cooperative with law enforcement, and has admitted responsibility for their part in the placing the cameras that were found in public restrooms on campus. While we do not have any information at this time to indicate the suspect acted with anyone else or has placed more cameras in restrooms around campus, this investigation is ongoing.
Virginia Tech Police continue to urge the community to remain vigilant and to continue to report any suspicious activity and/or any information about this particular incident to the Virginia Tech Police Department at the non-emergency number, 540-382-4343.
The Virginia Tech Police Department has taken two reports of and recovered two separate video recording devices, which were located in public restrooms on campus. One of the devices was disguised as a USB wall charger, which was plugged into a live electrical outlet. The other device was disguised as a clothing hook, which was mounted with adhesive and Velcro on a bathroom wall.
If you encounter suspicious items that may be recording devices, please contact the Virginia Tech Police Department immediately at the non-emergency number, 540-382-4343. Please do not remove the item yourself, as this may interfere with obtaining evidence.
If you have any information regarding either of these incidents, please contact the Virginia Tech Police Department at 540-382-4343 and ask to speak with an officer.