The California State University Stanislaus Police Department has arrested alleged serial burglar Scott Tackett, 22, who is accused of breaking into three CSU Stanislaus offices to steal computers and technology equipment.
According to CSU Stanislaus Associate Vice President of Public Affairs David Tonelli, Tackett is currently in Stanislaus County Jail and the case is being reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office.
University police received a tip from a non-university member of the public about Tackett’s possible whereabouts. Officers conducted surveillance of that area, where Tackett eventually arrived and was arrested. He was not in possession of any stolen property at the time of his arrest.
Between New Year’s Eve and Jan. 6, Tackett was caught on CSU Stanislaus video surveillance entering offices in Demergasso-Bava Hall, the University Student Union, and the campus library.
Tackett has prior arrests for DUI, several burglaries, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and numerous moving vehicle violations including driving with a suspended license.