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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

August 20, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

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Public Safety Log: Feb. 22–27

Feb 22

Scheme to Defraud

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person making phone calls, sending emails and sent a fake check. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

Off Campus Incident

LOCATION: Cornell University

SUMMARY: Cornell Police Department reported person arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of fake license. A report was taken. Sergeant Tom Dunn.

Feb. 23

Assist Tompkins County Sheriff

LOCATION: Conservatory Drive

SUMMARY: Officer reported assisting Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office with vehicle stop. Deputy warned driver for speed and driver stated they were attempting to check the welfare of a person that might want to do harm to themselves. Master Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

Check on Welfare

LOCATION: Terrace 11

SUMMARY: Officer followed up on report of person who had made threats to harm themselves. Officer reported person depressed but not a threat to themselves. Master Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by person tampering with smoke detector devices. System reset. Sergeant Terry O’Pray.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex had reported fire alarm and officer determined activation caused by person tampering with smoke detector devices. Officer judicially referred one person for criminally tampering with fire alarm equipment. Sergeant terry O’Pray.

Feb. 24

SCC Drug Violations

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Officer reported odor of marijuana. Officer judicially referred two people for violation of the drug policy. Master Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

Check on Welfare

LOCATION: Terrace 11

SUMMARY: Caller reported person has not been in building for several weeks. Officer determined person moved off campus. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Motor Vehicle Accident

LOCATION: Circle Lot 1

SUMMARY: Caller reported a two car property damage motor vehicle accident, one vehicle back into parked vehicle. A report was taken. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Feb. 25

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: Campus Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported person passed out. Person declined medical assistance and later requested escort to the Health Center. Assistance was rendered.

Safety Hazard

LOCATION: Facilities Parking Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported power steering fluid spilled. Area cleaned. Environmental Safety Specialist Mark Ross.

Medical Assist

LOCATION: Center for Natural Sciences

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

Medical Assist

LOCATION: Williams Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported person who passed out twice. Person declined medical assistance. Master Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

Safety Hazard

LOCATION: Central Services Warehouse

SUMMARY: Caller reported diesel spill. Area cleaned. Environmental Safety Specialist Mark Ross.

SCC Acts of Dishonesty

LOCATION: Alumni Circle

SUMMARY: Officer reported vehicle stopped for failure to yield right of way to oncoming traffic. Officer judicially referred person for acts of dishonesty for possession of false identification and issued warning for failure to use turn signal, inadequate brake lights and failure to yield right of way to oncoming traffic. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: Hood Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported having allergic reaction to unknown substance. Person transported to hospital by ambulance. Fire Protection Specialist Max Noble.

Unlawful Possession

LOCATION: Garden Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported strong odor of marijuana. Officer judicially referred four people for unlawful possession of marijuana. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Criminal Possession

LOCATION: Conservatory Drive

SUMMARY: Officer reported vehicle stopped for inadequate head lamp and tail lamps. Officer issued person an appearance ticket for Ithaca Town Court for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. Officer also issued uniform traffic tickets for Ithaca Town Court for inadequate head lamp and inadequate tail lamps. Officer also restricted this person from the campus. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Feb. 26

Unlawful Possession

LOCATION: J-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported vehicle running with three people inside. Officer judicially referred two people for unlawful possession of marijuana and responsibility of guest. Officer also restricted one person from the campus. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Accidental Property Damage

LOCATION: Academic Quad

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown vehicle damaged lawn. Officer identified the person responsible. Patrol Officer Waylon Degraw.

Criminal Mischief

LOCATION: Circle Lot 7

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person damaged vehicle. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

Harassment 

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Complainant reported person sent unwanted emails and packages. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Waylon Degraw.

Unlawful Possession

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. Officer judicially referred two people for unlawful possession of marijuana and three people for violation of drug policy. Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones.

V&T Leaving Scene of an Accident

LOCATION: J-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported vehicle damaged parked vehicle and then left the scene. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Lance Clark.

Reclassification of Crime

LOCATION: The Office of Public Safety

SUMMARY: Officer identified the vehicle that left the scene of a property damage motor vehicle accident in J-Lot on 02/26/16. Officer will reclassify from leaving the scene property damage motor vehicle accident. Patrol Officer Lance Clark.

Scheme to Defraud

LOCATION: All other

SUMMARY: Caller reported person attempted to make fraudulent charges to website account. Investigation pending. Sergeant Terry O’Pray.

Feb. 27

SCC Irresponsible Use

LOCATION: Park School

SUMMARY: Officer reported intoxicated person sleeping on the stairs. Officer judicially referred person for irresponsible use of alcohol. Security Officer Ryan Buchanan.

Unlawful Possession

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. Officer judicially referred one person for unlawful possession of marijuana, underage possession of alcohol and acts of dishonesty. Patrol Officer Lance Clark.

Assist Ithaca Police

LOCATION: All other

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown persons stole money from person and person sustained injuries to their face and hands. Person was transported to hospital by ambulance and will interview by Ithaca Police Department or Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Dan Austic.

Unlawful Possession

LOCATION: Landon Hall

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

Criminal Mischief

LOCATION: Holmes Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person damaged paper towel dispenser. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.