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September 25, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

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Public Safety Log – July 24 to Aug. 8

JULY 24

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Caller reported injuring a shoulder while lifting an object. Person transported to CMC by ambulance. Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

JULY 25

CRIMINAL TAMPERING

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Officer reported an unknown person maliciously discharged a fire extinguisher. Pending investigation. Master Patrol Officer Erik Merlin.

ASSIST/OTHER AGENCY

LOCATION: Office of Public Safety

SUMMARY: Officer requested an operator run a Breathalyzer test on a person under arrest for DWI. Assistance provided. Patrol Officer Mark Denicola.

FIRE ALARM

LOCATION: P-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported the smell of smoke but was unable to determine the source. Officer determined it to be a smoldering cigarette in a garbage can. Cigarette extinguished prior to IFD arrival. Patrol Officer Mark Denicola.

JULY 26

POSS. OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Person was judicially referred for criminal possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

FIRE ALARM

LOCATION: Whalen Center for Music

SUMMARY: Fire alarm accidentally activated while building was being cleaned. System was reset. Fire Protection Specialist Enoch Perkins.

JULY 27

FIRE ALARM

LOCATION: Dillingham Center

SUMMARY: Fire alarm accidentally activated by a contractor working on the system. System reset. Fire and Building Safety Coordinator Ron Clark.

CASE STATUS CHANGE

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Officer identified a second person involved in the criminal possession of a controlled substance incident that occurred July 26. Person was judicially referred for danger to self.  Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

JULY 29

FOUND PROPERTY

LOCATION: State Route 96B

SUMMARY: Person reported an abandoned bicycle. Officer retrieved the bicycle and turned it over to police.

FIRE ALARM

LOCATION: Terrace Dining Hall

SUMMARY: Fire alarm accidentally activated by dining hall employees. Fire and Building Safety Coordinator Ron Clark.

LARCENY

LOCATION: U-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown person stole lug nuts from a vehicle. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

FIRE ALARM

LOCATION: Bogart Hall

SUMMARY: Fire alarm accidentally activated. Alarm reset. Fire Protection Specialist Mark Swanhart.

JULY 30

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

LOCATION: Lower Athletic Fields

SUMMARY: Complainant reported an unknown person damaging the turf on a field. Investigation pending. Sergeant James Landon.

ACCIDENTAL PROPERTY DAMAGE

LOCATION: L-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported damaging a vehicle while cutting down a tree. Report taken. Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

JULY 31

LARCENY

LOCATION: College Circle Roadway.

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown person stole a canoe between 1 p.m.
July 22 and 12:30 p.m. July 31. Patrol Officer Mark Denicola.

AUGUST 2

TRESPASSING

LOCATION: College Circle

SUMMARY: Caller reported two males dumped garbage in a dumpster and then left campus. Officer located the individuals and restricted them from campus. A warning was also issued for unlawful disposal. Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

LOCATION: Butterfield Stadium

SUMMARY: Caller reported a one-car MVA. Report taken. Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

BURGLARY

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported an electronic gaming system was stolen from apartment. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Mark Denicola.

AUGUST 4

SAFETY HAZARD

LOCATION: S-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported a vehicle spilled hydraulic fluid. The spill was contained and cleaned. Environmental Safety Specialist Mark Ross.

AUGUST 5

FIRE ALARM

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Fire alarm accidentally activated. Patrol Officer Dirk Hightchew.

AUGUST 7

FOUND PROPERTY

LOCATION: Muller Chapel

SUMMARY: Key ring found. The key ring was turned over to Public

Safety officials. Owner of ring has not yet been found. It can be claimed at the Office of Public Safety.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE

LOCATION: College Circle

SUMMARY: Officer reported a vehicle door found open. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and door secured. Sergeant Terry O’Pray.

ASSIST/OTHER DEPARTMENT

LOCATION: Dillingham Center

SUMMARY: Person reported an alarm sounding. Responding officer determined the noise was coming from a generator. Facilities responded and silenced the alarm. Patrol Officer Mark Denicola.

AUGUST 8

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE

LOCATION: Office of Public Safety

SUMMARY: Caller requested access and permission to a college facility for an event. Caller is currently restricted from campus and was advised of the procedure to request authorization. Master Security Officer George Whitmore.

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