Breaking News
More () »

UTSA issues crime alert after hidden camera was found at student apartments

Police said Thursday, a resident of University Oaks discovered the camera inside a fake smoke detector.

SAN ANTONIO — A new crime alert was issued by UTSA police after a hidden camera was found in an apartment near the campus this week.

Police said Thursday, a resident of University Oaks discovered the camera inside a fake smoke detector. UTSA police are now working with the FBI to track down where the device came from and who put it there.

University Oaks is managed by a third party, Campus Living Villages, whose staff has started checking other smoke detector units for hidden cameras. In the meantime, checks are also underway at other UTSA-owned properties.

If you have a concern about a detector in your room, please call UTSA campus police at 210-458-4242.

Learn more about KENS 5:

Since going on the air in 1950, KENS 5 has strived to be the best, most trusted news and entertainment source for generations of San Antonians.

KENS 5 has brought numerous firsts to South Texas television, including being the first local station with a helicopter, the first with its own Doppler radar and the first to air a local morning news program.

Over the years, KENS 5 has worked to transform local news. Our cameras have been the lens bringing history into local viewers' homes. We're proud of our legacy as we serve San Antonians today.

Today, KENS 5 continues to set the standard in local broadcasting and is recognized by its peers for excellence and innovation. The KENS 5 News team focuses on stories that really matter to our community.

You can find KENS 5 in more places than ever before, including KENS5.com, the KENS 5 app, the KENS 5 YouTube channel, KENS 5's Roku and Fire TV apps, and across social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more!

Want to get in touch with someone at KENS 5? You can send a message using our Contacts page or email one of our team members.

Before You Leave, Check This Out