Let’s be real. At each point in the semester we lose our minds a bit, stress out, and become more forgetful then we want to be. By finals, phones start to disappear (along with homework assignments) and keys are misplaced.
Now, campus police have made it easier for students, staff, and faculty to report and find missing items with the new lost and found online page. It allows anyone to fill out a form on the PCC website, which is then sent directly to the Property and Evidence department of campus police. There, Officer Karen Baghdassarian collects the information about the stolen item(s) in a database.
“Before it took about a week [just to relay the information], and now this way is just a lot easier,” said Baghdassarian. “In one week we’ve returned three items that probably never would have been returned. It’s a lot more consistent, and a lot easier for the student, for the staff member, and for us.”
The new system makes it easier for the campus police and its staff to identify the lost items quicker by narrowing down the search of specific objects, which means people are notified a lot sooner.
Say for instance someone lost an iPhone with a pink case and it’s turned in to the station. All Baghdassarian has to do is type in “iPhone” in the database to narrow the items down, then find the matching description with that person’s contact information.
The best part is students can submit this online form at any time of the day, and they don’t have to wait in line at all.
“We tried to make a change for the better so we can accommodate more people,” said Baghdassarian.
To report a stolen item just fill out the form, http://www.pasadena.edu/police/lost-and-found.cfm and press submit.