University Police identify suspect in dorm burglaries

Police ask students not to confront suspect; call UPD

University Police named their suspect in a string of residence hall burglaries. Darnell Cleveland is 20 years old and is not affiliated with UB. Cleveland has been named as the suspect in seven on-campus burglaries since July. Police are sharing his identity with UB students to prevent any more students from becoming burglary victims.

UPD asks students not to confront Cleveland. The suspect is 5’11” and approximately 180 pounds. Cleveland does not have any history of violence, he has not confronted or even spoken to the victims. Police advise students to call 645-2222 if they see Cleveland or any suspicious persons on-campus.

Police identified Cleveland through video and other physical evidence. The suspect has a criminal history involving burglaries at other locations around Buffalo, including SUNY Buffalo State College. University Police obtained a warrant for Cleveland with the help of the Erie County District Attorney’s office last week.

*All information according to the University Police website

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