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September 25, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

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Public Safety Log: Nov. 5 – Nov. 14

ITHACA COLLEGE PUBLIC SAFETY ACTIVITY LOG

NOVEMBER 5 – 14

 

NOVEMBER 5

MEDICAL ASSIST

LOCATION: Center for Natural Sciences

SUMMARY: Caller reported cutting a hand on a broken thermometer. Person transported to the health center. Patrol Officer Jay Vanvolkinburg.

 

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

LOCATION: I-Lot

SUMMARY: Complainant reported an unknown person damaged a vehicle window. Investigation pending. Sergeant Terry O’Pray.

FORCIBLE TOUCHING

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Caller reported Nov. 4 that a person had sexual contact with another person without her consent. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

 

FIRE ALARM ACCIDENTAL

LOCATION: College Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food. System reset. Master Security Officer George Whitmore.

 

UNLWAFUL POSS. MARIJUANA

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: One person judicially referred for unlawful possession of marijuana. Patrol Officer Bruce Thomas.

 

NOVEMBER 6

OFF-CAMPUS INCIDENT

LOCATION: All Other

SUMMARY: IPD reported two people were issued appearance tickets for alcohol-related incidents. Communications Specialist Brad Fisher.

 

FIRE ALARM ACCIDENTAL

LOCATION: Terraces

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

 

 

NOVEMBER 7

FIRE ALARM ACCIDENTAL

LOCATION: Terraces

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

FIRE ALARM ACCIDENTAL

LOCATION: Campus Center

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food. System reset. Fire Protection Specialist Mark Swanhart.

 

FIRE ALARM ACCIDENTAL

LOCATION: College Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Activation caused by contractors working in the area. System reset. Fire Protection Specialist Mark Swanhart.

 

HARASSMENT

LOCATION: Williams Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown person sent a harassing e-mail. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Chris Teribury.

 

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

LOCATION: Garden Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown person damaged a sliding door screen. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Donald Lyke.

 

MAKING GRAFITTI

LOCATION: Garden Apartments

SUMMARY: Officer reported an unknown person wrote graffiti. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Donald Lyke.

 

NOVEMBER 8

FIRE ALARM ACCIDENTAL

LOCATION: College Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food. System reset. Fire and Building Safety Coordinator Ron Clark.

 

DRUG VIOLATIONS

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Three people were judicially referred for violation of drug policy. Patrol Officer Jeremiah McMurray.

NOVEMBER 9

MEDICAL ASSIST

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Caller reported taking an additional dose of medication and now has an elevated heart rate. Person declined medical assistance from ambulance staff. Master Patrol Officer Mark Denicola.

 

MVA

LOCATION: O-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported a two-car MVA. Master Patrol Officer James Landon.

 

CASE STATUS CHANGE

LOCATION: Office of Public Safety

SUMMARY: Officer reported the person involved in the unlawful possession of marijuana case in the Terraces on Oct. 26 is being judicially referred for dishonesty. Patrol Officer Daniel Austic.

 

CRIME RECLASSIFICATION

LOCATION: Public Safety

SUMMARY: Officer reported the original incident of a suspicious circumstance Oct. 12 was reclassified as harassment. Officer reported person responsible for providing false information was judicially referred. Patrol Officer Daniel Austic.

 

FIRE ALARM ACCIDENTAL

LOCATION: College Circle Apartments

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

 

UNDERAGE POSS. ALCHOL

LOCATION: College Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported an intoxicated person at a gathering with alcohol. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the intoxicated person. One person was judicially referred for underage possession of alcohol. Master Patrol Officer Donald Lyke.

 

 

NOVEMBER 10

EXCESSIVE NOISE

LOCATION: College Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported a noise complaint. Three people will be judicially referred for noise. Master Patrol Officer brad bates.

 

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

LOCATION: Lyceum Drive

SUMMARY: During a traffic stop, officer reported the vehicle was unable to maintain a lane and drove up on the curb. Driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Officer issued uniform traffic tickets for Ithaca Town Court for driving while intoxicated, driving with BAC above .08 percent, failure to maintain lane and having an open container of alcohol inside the vehicle. This person was also restricted from campus. Patrol Officer Matthew O’Loughlin.

 

UNDERAGE POSS. ALCHOL

LOCATION: College Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Two people were judicially referred for underage possession of alcohol and noise. Master Patrol Officer Donald Lyke.

 

DRUG VIOLATIONS

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Two people were judicially referred for violation of college regulations and the drug policy. Master Patrol Officer Mark Denicola.

 

CRIMINAL POSS. MARIJUANA

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Two people were judicially referred for criminal possession of marijuana and for responsibility of guests. Master Patrol Officer Mark Denicola.

 

OFF-CAMPUS INCIDENT

LOCATION: All Other

SUMMARY: Caller reported concern for a person receiving messages that another person was suicidal. Caller referred to the Tompkins county office. Master Security Officer Amy Chilson.

 

MEDICAL ASSIST

LOCATION: East tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person struck their head on a shelf and sustained a head laceration. Person declined assistance from ambulance staff.  Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

 

LARCENY

LOCATION: Athletic and Events Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown person stole a backpack. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Matthew O’Loughlin.

CRIMINAL POSS. ALCOHOL

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Two people were judicially referred for underage possession of alcohol and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Patrol Officer Matthew O’Loughlin.

 

IRRESPONSIBLE USE OF ALCOHOL

LOCATION: Grant Egbert Blvd.

SUMMARY: Officer reported an intoxicated person on the ground. Person transported to CMC by ambulance and judicially referred for irresponsible use of alcohol. Sergeant Terry O’Pray.

DRUG VIOLATIONS

LOCATION: College Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: One person judicially referred for drug policy violation and responsibility of guest. Sergeant Terry O’Pray.

 

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

LOCATION: College Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person damaged a door. one person judicially referred for responsibility of guest. Patrol Officer Matthew O’Loughlin.

 

IRRESPONSIBLE USE OF ALCOHOL

LOCATION: Eastman Hall

SUMMARY: One person transported to CMC by ambulance and another person was judicially referred for responsibility of guest. Patrol Officer Matthew O’Loughlin.

 

NOVEMBER 11

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

LOCATION: J-Lot

SUMMARY: During a traffic stop, officer reported the driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Officer issued uniform traffic tickets for Ithaca Town Court for driving while intoxicated, driving with BAC above .08 percent, and having an inadequate plate lamp. Officer also issued a campus summons for failure to stop at a stop sign and this person was judicially referred. Master Patrol Officer brad bates.

 

IRRESPONSIBLE USE OF ALCOHOL

LOCATION: Rowland Hall

SUMMARY: Person declined medical assistance with ambulance staff and was judicially referred for irresponsible use of alcohol. Patrol Officer Robert Jones.

 

IRRESPONSIBLE USE OF ALCOHOL

LOCATION: Lyceum Drive

SUMMARY: One person judicially referred for irresponsible use of alcohol. Master Security Officer George Whitmore.

 

MEDICAL ASSIST

LOCATION: Lyceum Drive

SUMMARY: Caller reported a subject with suicidal thoughts. Officer took the person into custody under the mental hygiene law and the person was transported to CMC by ambulance. Sergeant Dirk Hightchew.

 

DRUG VIOLATIONS

LOCATION: Hilliard Hall

SUMMARY: Three people judicially referred for violation of the college drug policy. Patrol Officer Matthew O’Loughlin.

 

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

LOCATION: Tower Skyline Drive

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown person removed a stop sign from the ground. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Robert Jones.

 

ASSAULT

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person entered a room, punched the victim in the face, and then fled the scene. Victim transported to CMC by ambulance. Officer arrested the person for burglary in the first degree and assault in the third degree. Person was immediately arraigned in the Ithaca Town Court and posted bail. This person was also judicially referred. Master Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

 

FIRE ALARM ACCIDENTAL

LOCATION: College Circle Apartments

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

 

WELFARE CHECK

LOCATION: Holmes Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported a verbal argument had occurred earlier in the evening and requested assistance locating a person. During the investigation, officer reported the person had also sent a text message threatening harm to self the day before. At this time, life threatening element not immanent. Master Patrol Officer Mark Denicola.

 

 

NOVEMBER 12

FOUND PROPERTY

LOCATION: Dillingham center

SUMMARY: A wallet was found and turned over to the office of public safety. Unknown owner.

 

MEDICAL ASSIST

LOCATION: Tallcott Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person having a seizure who may have a head injury. Officer reported the person did not injure their head and was transported to CMC by ambulance. Sergeant Ron Hart.

 

MVA

LOCATION: O-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported a two-car MVA. Report taken. Sergeant Ron Hart.

 

LARCENY

LOCATION: Visitor Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown person stole an I-pad from a vehicle. Investigation pending. Sergeant Ron Hart.

HARASSMENT

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person felt threatened by another.  Investigation pending. Communications Specialist Brad Fisher.

HARASSMENT

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Complainant reported a person made verbal threats and pushed another person. Investigation pending. Sergeant Ron Hart.

 

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE

LOCATION: Whalen Center of Music

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown female made a phone call stating that she was scared. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Matthew O’Loughlin.

 

FOUND PROPERTY

LOCATION: L-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller found a suitcase and turned it over public safety.

 

 

NOVEMBER 13

UNLAWFUL POSS. MARIJUANA

LOCATION: College Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: During a fire alarm, officer reported the activation was caused by marijuana smoke. Four persons were judicially referred for unlawful possession of marijuana. Patrol Officer Bruce Thomas.

FIRE ALARM ACCIDENTAL

LOCATION: College Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Activation caused by marijuana smoke. System reset.  Master Patrol Officer James Landon.

MEDICAL ASSIST

LOCATION: Park Center for Business

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person having a seizure. Person declined medical assistance with ambulance staff and was transported to the health center. Fire and Building Safety Coordinator Ron Clark.

 

FIRE ALARM

LOCATION: College Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Activation was caused by a pan fire. A burner on the stove was left on unattended. Report taken. Fire Protection Specialist Enoch Perkins.

 

NOVEMBER 14

HARASSMENT

LOCATION: On-campus

SUMMARY: Complainant reported a person sent a harassing text message. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Christopher Teribury.

 

LARCENY

LOCATION: S-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown person stole cash from a vehicle. Investigation pending.Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

 

LARCENY

LOCATION: J-Lot

SUMMARY: Complainant reported an unknown person stole a backpack from a vehicle. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Christopher Teribury.

LARCENY

LOCATION: O-Lot

SUMMARY: Complainant reported an unknown person stole cash from a vehicle. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

 

OFF-CAMPUS INCIDENT

LOCATION: All Other

SUMMARY: Caller reported waking up at an unknown location on Nov. 10. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer James Landon.

 

MVA

LOCATION: Grant Egbert Blvd.

SUMMARY: Caller reported a two-car motor vehicle accident. Report taken. Master Patrol Officer Donald Lyke.

 

FIRE ALARM ACCIDENTAL

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food. System reset. Master Patrol Officer James Landon.

 

MAKING GRAFFITI

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown person wrote graffiti. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer James Landon.

 

FOUND PROPERTY

LOCATION: J-Lot

SUMMARY: Person found a cell phone and turned it over to public safety. Unknown owner.

 

LARCENY

LOCATION: PARK SCHOOL

SUMMARY: Complainant reported an unknown person stole a laptop. Investigation pending. Patrol Officer Robert Jones.

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