Incident Date and Time: Tuesday, September 11th at approximately 7:00 a.m.

Location of Incident:  1700 Block of Greene Street

Alert Status: Crime Bulletin with social media notification and web page posting only

A suspect has recently been identified and arrest warrants were obtained this evening.

Suspect Information:  

Name – Evrard Tehua

Sex – Male

Date of Birth – 10/11/1991

Hair – Black

Height – 6’0”

Weight – 165

Possible Vehicle Description: 

Dark Grey or Black Chevrolet Impala with Plate Number PQY542

At approximately 7:00 a.m. on September 11, 2018, City of Columbia Police responded to a burglary call in the 1700 block of Greene Street near the University of South Carolina campus.  Several residents of an off-campus housing location reported being awoken or startled by the suspect.  When confronted by the residents, the suspect left the area.

Further investigation revealed that the suspect has committed the same type of crime at several other locations near the USC campus.

If you see the suspect pictured above, please immediately notify the Police by dialing 911, call USCPD at 803-777-4215 or text us on the RAVE Guardian Safety App.

DO NOT approach the suspect, and members of the community are reminded to lock all doors of vehicles and residences.

Safety Tips

  • Keep the doors of your residence locked at all times.
  • USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly. Get more information here.
  • Members of the Carolina Community are encouraged to report suspicious persons or any related crime tips to law enforcement, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC. To send anonymous tips via text or online, go to