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August 20, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

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Public Safety Log: March 30—April 5

March 30

Criminal Mischief

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person damaged four exit signs. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Circle Apartment 120

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

March 31

Fire

LOCATION: T-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported vehicle engine possibly on fire. Officer reported smoke and flames are coming from vehicle. Fire was extinguished. Cause appeared to be mechanical. Operator reported feeling light headed and declined medical assistance from IFD. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Suspicious Circumstance

LOCATION: All Other

SUMMARY: Caller reported third hand information about a person being “bullied.” Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Conduct Code Violation

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. Officer determined tobacco being smoked. Officer judicially referred one person for tampering with fire equipment and violation of college regulations. Master Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

April 1

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: A-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person smeared food on a vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: A-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person smeared food on a vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: A-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person smeared food on a vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: C-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person smeared food on a vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: C-Lot

SUMMARY: officer reported unknown person smeared food on vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: C-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person smeared food on vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: B-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person smeared food on vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: B-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person smeared food on vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: B-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person smeared food on vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master –ΩΩ Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Found Property  

LOCATION: A-Lot

SUMMARY: Person found key on ring with lanyard and turned it over to public safety. Unknown owner.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: C-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person smeared food on vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: C-Lot

SUMMARY: officer reported unknown person smeared food on vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: C-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person smeared food on vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: A-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person smeared food on vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: A-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person smeared food on vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Circle Apartment 121

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food. System reset. Fire and Building Safety Coordinator Charlie Sherman.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: A-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person smeared food on vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: A-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person smeared food on vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: C-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person smeared food on vehicle windshield. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: A-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person smeared food on vehicle. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Medical Assist

LOCATION: Muller Faculty Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported person injured finger on metal cart. Person declined medical attention. Photographs taken. Master Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Circle Apartment 120

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

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Center for Health Sciences

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

Conduct Code Violation

LOCATION: Circle Apartments 181

SUMMARY: Caller reported person texted and posted on social media suicidal comments. Officer found the person had cut themselves. Person was taken into custody under the mental hygiene law, transported to the hospital and was judicially referred for danger to self. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Criminal Mischief

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

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

Criminal Mischief

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

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

April 2

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: A-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person smeared food on vehicle window. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Safety Hazard

LOCATION: Facilities Garage Building

SUMMARY: Caller reported mercury spilled. EH&S cleaned spill area. Environmental Safety Specialist Mark Ross.

Accidental Property Damage

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported bicycle damaged over the winter. Damage was caused by unknown means. Investigation pending. Master Security Officer Wendy Lewis.

Off-Campus Incident

LOCATION: All Other

SUMMARY: Complainant reported person sent threatening message via social media. Officer referred person to the state police. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Suspicious Circumstance

LOCATION: Rothschild Place

SUMMARY: Caller reported person sent concerning email. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

Larceny

LOCATION: Unknown Location

SUMMARY: Complainant reported unknown person stole keys. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Smiddy Hall

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Unknown cause for activation. System reset. Fire Protection Specialist Enoch Perkins.

Medical Assist

LOCATION: Eastman Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported person may have attempted to harm themselves with pills. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

Case Status Change  

LOCATION: U-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported person that was originally reported this date to have attempted to harm themselves was located. Officer determined that person had taken pills and had self-inflicted injuries. Person was taken into custody under mental hygiene law transported to the hospital and was judicially referred. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Terrace 12

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

April 3

Case Status Change      

LOCATION: Office of Public Safety

SUMMARY: Officer reported checking with EH&S and the fire extinguisher originally reported stolen on March 19 from Terrace 3 was not stolen. Larceny unfounded. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon.

Scheme to Defraud

LOCATION: Campus Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported person provided fraudulent documents to obtain funding. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Medical Assist  

LOCATION: Campus Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported person’s deliberator activated. Person transported to the hospital by ambulance. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Criminal Mischief

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person damaged exit signs. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

April 4

Burglary

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown persons entered area and tampered with furniture. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer John Elmore.

 

Lost Property

LOCATION: Unknown Location

SUMMARY: Caller reported lost key and wallet on March 30. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

 

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown burning odor. Officer determined odor caused from clothing placed over lamp causing lamp to over heat. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

 

Fire Alarm

LOCATION: Bogart Hall

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by maliciously discharged fire extinguisher. System reset. Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones.

 

April 5 

V&T Violation 

LOCATION: Circle Lot 1

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown vehicle horn continually sounding. Officer located vehicle and operator was intoxicated. Officer issued uniform traffic tickets for Ithaca Town Court for DWI, blood alcohol content greater than .08% and an appearance ticket for disorderly conduct. Person was also judicially referred. Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones.

 

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: Bogart Hall

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person maliciously discharged fire extinguisher. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones.

 

Conduct Code Violation 

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. Three people judicially referred for drug violation. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

 

Found Property

LOCATION: Office of Public Safety Parking Lot

SUMMARY: Person found vehicle key and turned it over to The Office of Public Safety. Unknown owner.

 

Case Status Change

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Officer identified the person responsible for burglary and criminal trespass in the East Tower originally reported on April 4. One person judicially referred for trespass and tampering. Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

 

Reckless Endangerment 

LOCATION: Terrace 5

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person throwing bottle from balcony into roadway. One person judicially referred for creating hazardous condition. Sergeant Terry O’Pray.

 

Assist Other Agency 

LOCATION: Circle Apartment 180

SUMMARY: IPD reported complainant called stating person sent text message that person was possibly going to harm themselves and phone call ended. IC officer responded, spoke with caller, and information was turned over to IPD to complete welfare check. Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.