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September 23, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

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Public Safety Log Feb. 20—March 1

February 20

Conduct Code Violation  

LOCATION: Tallcott Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. One person judicially referred for drug policy violation. Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Larceny

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person stole medication. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon.

Medical Assist

LOCATION: Campus Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported person choking and Heimlich procedure performed approximately 40 minutes ago. Person declined medical assistance. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance

LOCATION: Rowland Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported verbal argument and odor of marijuana. Officers found marijuana, white powdery substance and unknown pills.  Four people judicially referred for unlawful possession of marijuana. Investigation pending regarding other substances. Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

February 21

Loitering

LOCATION: Muller Faculty Center

SUMMARY: Officer reported intoxicated person fled form officer. Person taken into custody under mental hygiene law and transported to CMC by ambulance. Officer issued person an appearance ticket for Ithaca Town Court for loitering and they were restricted from campus. Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Conduct Code Violation

LOCATION: Landon Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported intoxicated person who is unsure where they were staying. One person judicially referred for responsibility of guest and for fraudulent license. Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones.

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Center for Natural Sciences

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by steam when bleeder valve failed. Maintenance repaired hot water line and system reset. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Medical Assist

LOCATION: F-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported person fell on ice and injured wrist. Person declined medical assistance. Master Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

Off Campus Incident

LOCATION: All Other

SUMMARY: Caller reported person had acted differently on Feb. 19. IC officer notified IPD and they will check on the person’s welfare. IPD reported unable to locate person. IPD investigation pending. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon.

Assist Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office

LOCATION: State Route 96b/Danby Road

SUMMARY: Caller reported bus stuck in roadway. Officer assisted with traffic while bus was moved from roadway by tow service. Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

Conduct Code Violation

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. One person to be judicially referred for drug violations. Patrol Officer Eric Willman.

Criminal Possession Stolen Property

LOCATION: J-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported person urinating in public. One person judicially referred for public exposure, unlawful possession of marijuana, possession of stolen property, acts of dishonesty, failure to comply and fire safety violations. Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Case Status Change

LOCATION: Office of Public Safety

SUMMARY: Officer reported follow-up interview in regard to intoxicated person in Landon Hall on Feb. 20. Officer issued person an appearance ticket to Ithaca Town Court for unlawfully dealing with a child. Person also judicially referred for responsibility of guest and possession of two forged licenses. A second person also judicially referred for responsibility of guest. Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones.

Conduct Code Violation

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported intoxicated person vomiting. One person transported to CMC by ambulance and judicially referred for irresponsible use of alcohol. While investigating, officer reported a second person was found intoxicated. This person declined medical assistance and was judicially referred for irresponsible use. Patrol Officer Eric Willman.

February 22

V&T Violation Leaving Scene         

LOCATION: Grant Egbert Blvd

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown vehicle damaged light pole. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Jon Shingledecker.

Medical Assist

LOCATION: Tallcott Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported having difficulty breathing. Person declined medical assistance from ambulance staff. Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones.

Case Status Change

LOCATION: All Other

SUMMARY: IPD reported that a welfare check had been completed and person appeared to be okay in reference to report from Feb. 21 in the city of Ithaca. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by burned food. System reset. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Medical Assist

LOCATION: Campus Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported person accidently cut their finger. First aid provided. Master Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

Case Status Change

LOCATION: Office of Public Safety

SUMMARY: Officer reported conducting follow up investigation in regard to drug investigation reported in Rowland Hall on Feb. 20. Officer issued person an appearance ticket to Ithaca Town Court for criminal possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food. System reset. Sergeant Dirk Hightchew.

February 23

Trespass

LOCATION: Athletic and Events Center

SUMMARY: Officer reported person in restricted area. One person judicially referred for trespass. Master Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

Off Campus Incident

LOCATION: All Other

SUMMARY: Complainant reported unknown person stole cell phone. IPD responded and spoke with victim. Pending IPD Investigation. Master Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

Case Status Change  

LOCATION: Office of Public Safety

SUMMARY: Officer reported follow up investigation into incident that occurred in Landon Hall on Feb. 21. Officer issued person an appearance ticket to Ithaca Town Court for unlawful dealing with a child in the first degree. Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones.

February 24

Harassment

LOCATION: Peggy Ryan Williams Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported person left alarming voicemail message. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Park Communications Building

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by dirty smoke detector. System reset. F&BSC Charlie Sherman.

Medical Assist

LOCATION: Lower Quad

SUMMARY: Caller reported falling and injuring arm. Person transported to hospital by ambulance staff. Master Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

Unlawful Possession Marijuana

LOCATION: Rowland Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. One person judicially referred for unlawful possession of marihuana. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

February 25

V&T Violation

LOCATION: Alumni Circle

SUMMARY: Caller reported one car property damage motor vehicle accident. Officer issued uniform traffic ticket for Ithaca Town Court for failure to reduce speed for conditions. No damaged sustained. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Off Campus Incident

LOCATION: All Other

SUMMARY: Caller reported two persons issued appearance tickets for a noise violation in the city of Ithaca. Communication Specialist Brad Fisher.

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Hill P.E. Center Ben Light Gymnasium.

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by maintenance personnel. System reset. Fire Protection Specialist Enoch Perkins.

Harassment

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: 911 Center reported person sent text message with threat to harm themselves if another person refused to see them. Officer determined the text messages were not specifically threatening in nature. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Medical Assist

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Officer reported unconscious person. Person declined medical assistance with IFD staff. Fire Protection Specialist Max Noble.

Medical Assist

LOCATION: Academic Quad

SUMMARY: Caller reported person fell on ice and injured ankle. Person transported to the health center. Patrol Officer Jon Shingledecker.

Lost Property

LOCATION: Unknown Location

SUMMARY: Caller reported ID and set of keys were lost. Investigation pending. Communication Specialist Amy Chilson.

Forcible Touching

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported third hand information about sexual assault. Officer determined that unknown person touched the intimate body parts of another without consent in December of 2014. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Unlawful Possession Marijuana

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. One person judicially referred for unlawful possession of marijuana. Patrol Officer Jon Shingledecker.

February 26

Medical Assist

LOCATION: Campus Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported person feeling faint. Person transported by ambulance to hospital. Fire Protection Specialist Enoch Perkins.

Larceny

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person stole exit sign. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon.

 

Criminal Mischief

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person damaged exit sign. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon.

 

Case Status Change

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Officer reported in addition to harassment charge already filed in the Ithaca Town Court, criminal charges added for sexual abuse, forcible touching and criminal trespass for an incident originally reported on Feb. 10 in Emerson Hall.  Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

 

Suspicious Odor 

LOCATION: Rowland Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. Officer reported no evidence found. Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

 

Medical Assist

LOCATION: Upper Quad

SUMMARY: Caller reported person fell and injured knee. Person transported to hospital by ambulance. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

 

V&T Violation

LOCATION: l-Lot

SUMMARY: Complainant reported unknown vehicle damaged parked vehicle and left the scene. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

February 27

Medical Assist

LOCATION: Office Public Safety Parking Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported person slipped and fell on ice injuring knee. Person declined medical assistance. Sergent Dirk Hightchew.

 

Medical Assist 

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Caller reported person experiencing severe kidney pain. Person transported to hospital by ambulance. Patrol Officer Eric Willman.

 

Medical Assist

LOCATION: Athletic and Events Center

SUMMARY: Complainant reported person injured foot exiting pool. Prior to officer arrival first aid was provided. Further medical assistance declined. Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

 

Harassment

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Complainant reported person sent harassing text messages. Investigation pending. Sergent Ron Hart.

 

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food. System reset. Patrol Officer Jon Shingledecker.

 

Case Status Change

LOCATION: l-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer identified the person responsible for leaving the scene of an accident in l-Lot reported on Feb. 26. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

 

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

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

 

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: While conducting fire alarm investigation officer determined that fire alarm equipment had been tampered with. Person judicially referred for tampering with fire alarm equipment. Fire Protection Specialist Max Noble.

 

V&T Violation

LOCATION: Alumni Circle

SUMMARY: Officer reported vehicle stopped for going the wrong direction on a one way street. Officer determined that the operator had a suspended drivers license and an active arrest warrant. Officer issued operator uniform traffic ticket for Ithaca Town Court for aggravated unlicensed operation, campus summons for driving wrong way in a one way. Operator was detained and turned over to Cortland County Sheriff’s office to answer warrant. Patrol Officer Jon Shingledecker.

 

Scheme to Defraud

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person attempted to extort money from person. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Waylon Degraw.

 

Conduct Code Violation

LOCATION: Bogart Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported excessive noise. Six people judicially referred for failure to comply and noise violations. Patrol Officer Eric Willman.

 

February 28

 

Conduct Code Violation

LOCATION: Bogart Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported intoxicated person. Person declined medical assistance with ambulance staff and judicially referred for irresponsible use of alcohol. Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

 

Larceny

LOCATION: M-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person stole sign. Investigation pending Sergent Ron Hart.

 

Larceny

LOCATION: Grant Rgbert Blvd. East

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person stole sign. Investigation pending. Sergent Ron Hart.

 

Conduct Code Violation

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported noise and an odor of marijuana. Two people judicially referred for violation of drug policy. Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

 

Conduct Code Violation

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported persons entered residence with a gas can and propane tank. One person judicially referred for possession of hazardous substances in residence hall. Fire Protection Specialist Max Noble.

 

Lost Property

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Caller reported ID and set of keys lost. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Amy Chilson.

 

Disorderly Conduct

LOCATION: Campus Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported person being belligerent. Officer restricted person from campus. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

 

Fire Alarm 

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 and stole face plate. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

 

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. Two persons judicially referred for unlawful possession of marijuana. Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

 

March 1

 

Medical Assist

LOCATION: Hilliard Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported intoxicated person with possible dislocated shoulder. Officer determined person was not intoxicated, had dislocated their shoulder due to a pre-existing injury and was transported to CMC by ambulance. Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

 

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm activation. Activation caused by person smoking marijuana. System reset. Fire Protection Specialist Max Noble.

 

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: During fire alarm investigation officer determined that people had been smoking marijuana. Two persons judicially referred for unlawful possession of marijuana. Patrol Officer Eric Willman.

 

 

Medical Assist 

LOCATION: Landon Hall

SUMMARY: 911 Center reported ambulance responding for person having difficulties swallowing and breathing due to general illness.  Person transported to CMC by ambulance. Patrol officer Steve Rounds.

 

V&T Violation 

LOCATION: R-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown vehicle damaged parked vehicle and left the scene. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

 

Motor Vehicle Accident

LOCATION: Alumni Circle

SUMMARY: Caller reported one car property damage motor vehicle accident vehicle slid off road onto median damaging tires. Report taken. Sergent Terry O’Pray.

 

Medical Assist Medical Assist/Illness Related

LOCATION: Hood Hall

SUMMARY: 911 Center reported person having allergic reaction. Person transported to hospital by ambulance. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

 

Medical Assist Medical Assist/Illness Related 

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported person having difficulty breathing. Person transported to hospital by ambulance. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.