Equipment Stolen From Music Labs At Kendall Campus

Four audio interface machines used for sound mixing were stolen from two music labs at Kendall Campus, according to a public safety report.

The equipment is valued at $504.

The thefts were discovered on Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. by a part-time lab assistant who was following up on a request concerning equipment not working during a class in Room 8113, according to lab manager Duane Summers.

According to the report, the assistant noticed three missing Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface machines, valued at a total of $345. The assistant then checked Room 8112 and noticed one Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 interface machine, valued at $159, missing from the back table.

Each of the Focusrite Scarlett interface machines were originally strapped to other equipment through tie-wraps.

No signs of forced entry were discovered, according to a Miami-Dade Police report.

The machines are used to teach students about sound mixing. The stolen machines were replaced with backup equipment.

No arrests have been made in the case, according to Miami-Dade Police detective Argemis Colome.

Summers believes the machines were stolen during a class. The labs are secured rooms and when classes aren’t in session, assistants occupy the labs.

The last time equipment was stolen from the department was in May of 2017, when a keyboard used for the vocal and instrumental jazz programs was stolen, according to James Broderick, director of Kendall Campus’ music, theater and dance department.

“It’s very rare that we have equipment stolen,” Broderick said. “We have a very good honors system.”

Since the theft, Broderick said the department has hired more personnel and locks were installed to secure the equipment.

“So don’t try coming here to steal anything,” Broderick said.

Anyone with information can contact the Kendall Campus Public Safety Department at (305) 237-2100.

Katherine Wallace-Fernandez

Katherine Wallace-Fernandez, 19, is an English major at Kendall Campus. Wallace-Fernandez, who graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High School in 2016, will serve as a Editor-In-Chief and briefing editor for The Reporter during the 2017-2018 school year. She aspires to be a writer.