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August 23, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

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Public Safety Log: Nov. 13–22

Nov. 13

Fire Alarm Undetermined Cause for Alarm

LOCATION: Garden Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Unknown cause for activation. System reset. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Fire Alarm Accidental

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food. System reset. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Fire Alarm Undetermined Cause for Alarm

LOCATION: Garden Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Unknown cause for activation. System reset. Patrol Officer Steve Ward.

Harassment

LOCATION: all other

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person posted threatening message on social media.  Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Harassment

LOCATION: Peggy Ryan Williams Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person left threatening voicemail message. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Harassment

LOCATION: all other

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person posted threatening message on social media. Incident previously reported. Master Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

Medical Assistance Psychological

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported person upset. One person transported to hospital. Master Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

Harassment

LOCATION: Peggy Ryan Williams Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person made threating phone calls. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

Medical Assistance Illness Related

LOCATION: Whalen Center for Music

SUMMARY: Caller reported person having seizure with difficulty breathing. Person declined medical assistance from ambulance staff. Fire Protection Specialist Max Noble.

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

LOCATION: Lyon Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. One person referred judicially for unlawful possession of marijuana and two people referred judicially for violation of drug policy. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

Drug Violations

LOCATION: Upper Quad

SUMMARY: Caller reported eating marijuana and feeling ill. Person declined medical assistance with medical staff and was referred judicially for violation of drug policy. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Medical Assistance Illness Related

LOCATION: Tallcott Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported person having allergic reaction with difficulty breathing.  Person transported to hospital by ambulance. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

LOCATION: Garden Apartments

SUMMARY: Officers reported follow up from previous medical/marijuana complaint in the upper quads. One person referred judicially for unlawful possession of marijuana. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

 

Nov. 14

Irresponsible Use of Alcohol

LOCATION: Bogart Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported person fell and struck their head on wall. Person declined medical assistance from ambulance staff and judicially referred for irresponsible use of alcohol. Master Patrol Officer Dan Austic.

Theft of Services

reported person ran from taxi without paying fare. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Steve Ward.

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

LOCATION: Boothroyd Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported persons using marijuana.  Two persons referred judicially for unlawful possession of marijuana. Sergeant Terry O’Pray.

Irresponsible Use of Alcohol

LOCATION: Campus Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported intoxicated person.  Person transported to the hospital by ambulance and referred judicially for irresponsible use of alcohol. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported people in possession of alcohol and marijuana. Three people referred judicially for unlawful possession of marijuana, underage possession of alcohol, and responsibility for guests.  Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Harassment

LOCATION: Academic Quad

SUMMARY: Caller reported people cursing and shouting at people. Investigation pending.

Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Mischief

LOCATION: Muller Faculty Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person damaged paper towel dispenser. Investigation pending. Sergeant Terry O’Pray.

Trespass

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported residential life requested people leave building and they failed to comply. Upon officer’s arrival, people had left the building. Residential life will handle any judicial referral.  Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Petit Larceny Under $50

LOCATION: F-Lot

SUMMARY: officer reported unknown person stole a table. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Lance Clark.

Trespass

LOCATION: Farm Pond Road

SUMMARY: Officer reported people previously warned by residential life were found walking on road. Officer restricted three people from the campus. Sergeant Terry O’Pray.

Drug Violations

LOCATION: Rowland Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. Two persons referred judicially for violation of college drug policy. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Medical Assistance injury related

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Caller reported intoxicated person fell down stairs and injured face. Person was taken into custody under the mental hygiene law, and transported to hospital by ambulance.  Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Criminal Possession Marijuana

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. Two people referred judicially for criminal possession of marijuana.  Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones.

Irresponsible Use of Alcohol

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported intoxicated person passed out. Person transported to hospital by ambulance and referred judicially for irresponsible use of alcohol. Master Patrol Officer Dan Austic.

Suspicious Circumstance

LOCATION: Bogart Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported cell phone found with suspicious text.  Investigation pending.

Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Medical Assistance Illness Related

LOCATION: fitness center

SUMMARY: Caller reported intoxicated person passed out. Person transported to hospital by ambulance.  Patrol Officer Steve Ward.

Suspicious Circumstance

LOCATION: Clarke Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person knocked on door attempted to expose themselves. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Medical Assistance Injury Related

LOCATION: Clarke Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported person fell and sustained a head injury.  Person was flown to upstate medical center. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Dan Austic.

 

Nov. 15

Off-Campus Incident

LOCATION: all other

SUMMARY: Caller reported person fell and injured their head at off campus location. Person declined medical assistance with ambulance staff.  Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones.

Robbery Strong Arm

LOCATION: Terrace 12

SUMMARY: Caller reported two people stole money and medications from person. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Medical Assistance Psychological

LOCATION: Terrace 11

SUMMARY: Caller reported person took pills to cause harm to themselves.  Person taken into custody under mental hygiene law and transported to hospital by ambulance. Patrol Officer Steve Ward.

Medical Assistance Illness Related

LOCATION: Terrace Dining Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported person fainted. Person declined medical assistance with ambulance staff. Master Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

Fire Alarm Accidental

LOCATION: Terrace 7

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food. System reset. Sergeant Terry O’Pray.

 

Nov. 16

Medical Assistance Injury Related

LOCATION: J-Lot

SUMMARY: Complainant reported truck lift gate fell and injured shoulder and head on 11/14/15. Master Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

Medical Assistance Illness Related

LOCATION: Friends Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported person fainted. Person declined medical assistance. Master Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

Change in the Case Status

LOCATION: Office of Public Safety

SUMMARY: officer reported interview completed regarding posting on social media originally reported on 11/12/2015. One person referred judicially for harassment and cyber bullying. Master Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

Change in the Case Status

LOCATION: Office of Public Safety

SUMMARY: officer reported interview completed regarding posting on social media originally reported on 11/13/2015. One person referred judicially for harassment and cyber bullying. Master Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

Petit Larceny Over $200

LOCATION: Whalen Center for Music

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person stole phone. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

Medical Assistance Psychological

LOCATION: Terrace 1

SUMMARY: Caller reported person making threats of harming themselves. One person taken into custody under the mental hygiene law and transported to hospital. Master Patrol Officer Dan Austin.

 

Nov. 17

Fire Alarm Accidental

LOCATION: Rowland Hall

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by steam from shower.  System reset. Master Patrol Officer Dan Austic.

Change in the Case Status

LOCATION: Office of Public Safety

SUMMARY: Officer reported one person arrested for criminal tampering 3rd degree for incident that occurred in Emerson Hall on 11/12/2015. Officer issued the person an appearance ticket for the Ithaca Town Court. This person was also referred judicially.  Patrol Officer Mayra colon.

Motor Vehicle Accident

LOCATION: Circle Lot 7

SUMMARY: Caller reported two car property damage motor vehicle accident. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

Leaving Scene of an Accident

LOCATION: U-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported vehicle pulling into parking space damaged a parked vehicle and driver left the scene. Officer issued driver a uniform traffic ticket for Ithaca Town Court for leaving the scene of an accident. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

LOCATION: Terrace 6

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. One person referred judicially for unlawful possession of marijuana. Master Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

Medical Assistance Psychological

LOCATION: Hilliard Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported person made comments to harm themselves. One person taken into custody under mental hygiene law and transported to the hospital. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

Drug Violations

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. One person referred judicially for drug violations. Patrol Officer Steve Ward.

 

Nov. 18

Suspicious Mail

LOCATION: general services

SUMMARY: complainant reported suspicious mail.  Officer checked contents and determined not suspicious. Master Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

Suspicious Mail

LOCATION: general services

SUMMARY: complainant reported suspicious mail. Investigation pending.

Master Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

Suspicious Circumstance

LOCATION: Garden Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported verbal altercation and person left area with knives. Officer reported locating this person at the following incident. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Menacing

LOCATION: Lower Quad

SUMMARY: Caller reported physical altercation between several people.  Two people referred judicially for harassment. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Medical Assistance Injury Related

LOCATION: Campus Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported person touched hot pan and burned several fingers.  Person declined medical assistance. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Medical Assistance Psychological

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported concerns for person having mental health problem.  Officer determined person is not a danger to self or others. Assistance provided. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

Fire Alarm Accidental

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food.  System reset. Fire Protection Specialist Max Noble.

Criminal Mischief

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person damaged exit signs. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones.

Harassment

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Complainant reported third hand information that person made a physical threat to harm another person. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

 

Nov. 19

Medical Assistance Injury Related

LOCATION: Terrace 8

SUMMARY: Caller reported person fainted. Officer reported person had two seizures and was vomiting. One person transported to hospital by ambulance. Master Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

Unlawful Possession of Weapon on School Grounds

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported finding packaging for an airsoft gun. Officer identified the person in possession of the weapon and issued one person an appearance ticket for the Ithaca Town Court.  This person was also referred judicially. Master Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

Disruptive/Excessive Noise

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported excessive noise. One person referred judicially for noise. Student Auxiliary Safety Patrol.

 

Nov. 20

Medical Assistance Injury Related

LOCATION: Tower Concourse

SUMMARY: Caller reported person fell and cut their arm on glass. Person declined medical assistance from ambulance staff. Master Patrol Officer Brad Bates

College Regulations

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: officer reported fire caused by person burning incense. Two people judicially referred for violation of college policy. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Fire – actual fire / flame / ignition

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported smell of something hot. Officer located fire in garbage can. Fire was caused by person burning incense. Fire extinguished. Fire Protection Specialist Enoch Perkins.

Fire Alarm Accidental

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food. System reset. jones.

Criminal Sexual Act

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported sexual assault occurred on 11/14/2015. Investigation pending.

Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Possession Other Drug

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: During health and safety inspection, Caller reported odor of marijuana and hearing people inside. One person referred judicially for possession of a controlled substance and two people referred judicially for unlawful possession of marijuana. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Lance Clark.

 

Nov. 21

Medical Assistance Illness Related

LOCATION: M-Lot

SUMMARY: 911 center reported person disoriented and lost. Officer reported intoxicated person taken into custody under the mental hygiene law and transported to hospital by ambulance. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Obstruction of Government Administration

LOCATION: college Circle / roadway college Circle

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person inside vehicle and had entered other vehicles. Person fled on foot and was arrested for obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest. Officer immediately arraigned the person in Ithaca Town Court and they were remained to the Tompkins County Public Safety Building. Master Patrol Officer Dan Austic.

Drug Violations

LOCATION: Terrace 6 / 104 flora brown drive

SUMMARY: During health and safety inspection, Caller reported finding marijuana paraphernalia. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Fire Alarm Accidental

LOCATION: Hill Center Ben Light Gymnasium

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by steam from shower. System reset. Sergeant Terry O’Pray.

 

Nov. 22

Criminal Possession Synthetic Narcotic

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Officer reported odor of marijuana. Officer issued one person an appearance ticket for the Ithaca Town Court for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Person also judicially referred for violation of the college drug policy, underage possession of alcohol, and criminal conduct. Master Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

Fire Alarm Accidental

LOCATION: Terrace 7

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food. System reset. Sergeant Terry O’Pray.