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September 25, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

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Public Safety Log: March 19 – March 23

March 19

V&T leaving scene

LOCATION: U-Lot
SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown vehicle caused damage to a parked vehicle and left the scene. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer John Elmore.

Making graffiti

LOCATION: A-Lot
SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person wrote graffiti. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Suspicious circumstance

LOCATION: Garden Apartments
SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person tried to open locked doors March 17 and March 18. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

March 20

Fire alarm accidental

LOCATION: Garden Apartments
SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food. System reset. Master Patrol Officer Jeremiah McMurray.

Fire safety–related offenses

LOCATION: Garden Apartments
SUMMARY: During fire alarm activation, officer reported two people inside room. Two people judicially referred for failure to leave building during a fire alarm. Master Patrol Officer Dan Austic.

Off-campus incident

LOCATION: All Other
SUMMARY: Caller reported person was sexually assaulted by known person Feb. 8 on Cornell University’s campus. Person was referred to the Cornell Police Department. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Harassment

LOCATION: West Tower
SUMMARY: Caller reported person was threatened over a phone call and received a text message that threatened harm to self. Person taken into custody under mental hygiene law, transported to CMC and was judicially referred. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

March 21 

Irresponsible use of alcohol

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

Harassment

LOCATION: All Other
SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person posted sexually harassing message on social media website. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Robert Jones.

V&T All other violations

LOCATION: College Circle Drive
SUMMARY: During traffic stop, officer reported alcohol was found. Officer issued driver uniform traffic ticket to Ithaca Town Court for driving with an open container of alcohol and campus summons for speeding in zone. This person was also judicially referred. Patrol Officer Robert Jones.

Found property

LOCATION: Grant Egbert Blvd
SUMMARY: Officers found charger and turned it over to Public Safety. Unknown owner.

Case status change

LOCATION: Terraces
SUMMARY: Officer interviewed person regarding disorderly conduct complaint originally reported March 4. Person was judicially referred. Sergeant Ron Hart.

March 22

Criminal tampering

LOCATION: Emerson Hall
SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person maliciously discharged fire extinguisher. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Dan Austic.

Irresponsible use of alcohol

LOCATION: Emerson Hall
SUMMARY: Officer reported intoxicated person. Person declined medical assistance from ambulance staff and was judicially referred for irresponsible use of alcohol. Patrol Officer Bruce Thomas.

Criminal tampering

LOCATION: H-Lot
SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person flipped dumpster over. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Catherine Cardinal.

Unlawful possession marijuana

LOCATION: Coddington Road
SUMMARY: During traffic stop, officer found marijuana. Officer issued driver appearance ticket for Ithaca Town Court for unlawful possession of marijuana, uniform traffic for failure to keep right and this person was judicially referred. Patrol Officer Eric Willman.

Suspicious circumstance

LOCATION: Holmes Hall
SUMMARY: Caller reported a person made phone call in possible violation of written restriction. Officer determined phone call was not a violation. Patrol Officer Robert Jones.

Medical assist/psychological

LOCATION: Landon Hall
SUMMARY: Caller reported person sent text message with suicidal ideation. Officers determined reported person was not in immediate danger to self and assistance was provided by Residential Life. Sergeant Terry O’Pray.

Underage possession alcohol

LOCATION: Circle Apartments
SUMMARY: Officer reported loud noise. Five people judicially referred for underage possession of alcohol and loud noise. Master Patrol Officer Jeremiah McMurray.

March 23

Medical assist/illness related

LOCATION: Muller Faculty Center
SUMMARY: Caller reported person unconscious. Unconscious person transported to CMC by ambulance. Sergeant Dirk Hightchew.

Irresponsible use of alcohol

LOCATION: Holmes Hall
SUMMARY: Caller reported intoxicated person. Person declined medical assistance with ambulance staff and judicially referred for irresponsible use of alcohol. Patrol Officer Bruce Thomas.

Medical assist/illness related

LOCATION: West Tower
SUMMARY: Caller reported person having difficulty breathing and feeling faint. Person declined medical assistance from ambulance staff. Master Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

Unauthorized use of vehicle

LOCATION: Substation Road
SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person operating golf cart without authorization. Golf cart located. Investigation pending. Sergeant Dirk Hightchew.

V&T leaving scene

LOCATION: S-Lot
SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown vehicle damaged a parked vehicle and left the scene. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.