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August 23, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

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Public Safety Log: Oct. 6–11

Oct. 5

Motor Vehicle Accident

LOCATION: Facilities Parking Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported a two car property damage motor vehicle accident. Patrol Officer

Steve Ward.

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: Terrace 7

SUMMARY: Caller reported stubbing toe and possibly breaking it. One person transported to

the health center. Master Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: Tower Dining Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported person’s arms feel weak and body is shaking. Person declined

medical assistance from ambulance staff. Fire Protection Specialist Enoch Perkins.

Acts of Dishonesty

LOCATION: Office of Public Safety

SUMMARY: Officer reported found property contained fraudulent license. One person judicially

referred for acts of dishonesty. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Suspicious Circumstance

LOCATION: Park Center for Business

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person burnt pieces of paper. Officer found what

appeared to be the remains of a hand rolled cigarette that had been smoked crushed on floor.

Investigation Pending. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Medical assist

LOCATION: Terrace 6

SUMMARY: Caller reported person with stomach pain. Person declined medical assistance with

ambulance staff. Patrol Officer Steve Ward.

Oct. 6

Criminal Possession of Opium/Coke

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported person banging on a door. Officer found intoxicated and

unresponsive person inside. This person was taken into custody under mental hygiene law,

transported to the hospital by ambulance and was judicially referred for irresponsible use of

alcohol and for responsibility of guest. The second person was arrested for criminal possession

of a controlled substance. Officer issued the person an appearance ticket for the Ithaca Town

Court and this person was restricted from the campus. Patrol Officer Steve Ward.

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported feeling ill. Person transported to hospital by ambulance. Master

Security Officer Chris Lemore.

Criminal Mischief

LOCATION: Garden Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person attempted to gain access to safe. Investigation

Pending. Patrol Officer Lance Clark.

Fire alarm accidental

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food. System reset. Master

Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Drug Violations

LOCATION: Recreation Trails

SUMMARY: Officer reported people smoking marijuana. Two persons judicially referred for

violating the drug policy and being on the trails after dark. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported person ill and vomiting. Person declined medical assistance from

ambulance staff. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Oct. 7

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: G-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported person fell on stairs. Person declined medical assistance from

ambulance staff and was transported to the health center. Master Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

Suspicious circumstance

LOCATION: Campus Center

SUMMARY: Complainant reported unknown person has approached them several times making

complainant feel uncomfortable. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: Lyon Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported person feeling depressed. One person transported to the hospital.

Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. Five people judicially referred for unlawful

possession of marijuana. Sergeant Rom Hart.

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported person having allergic reaction. One person transported to hospital

by ambulance. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

Actual fire / flame / ignition

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported room smoke detector activation caused by boiling water. Officer

reported there was an actual fire from the stovetop burner. Fire Protection Specialist Max

Noble.

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: Circle Community Building

SUMMARY: Caller reported person sending text messages indicating they were feeling

depressed. Officer indicated person not a threat to themselves and provided assistance. Patrol

Officer Waylon DeGraw.

Oct. 8

Fire Alarm Accidental

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by burnt food. System reset. Master

Patrol Officer Dan Austic.

Change in the Case Status

LOCATION: L-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported larceny reported on 10/04/15 in l-lot was previously reported on

10/02/15. The status of the second / duplicate case was made unfounded. Sergeant Tom Dunn.

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: Garden Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported third hand information that person posted on social media message

about harming themselves. Officer determined person is not in immediate danger to self and

assistance was provided. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock.

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: Ben Light Gymnasium

SUMMARY: Caller reported person injured thumb during cheer leading practice. Officer provide

first aid. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

LOCATION: Lyon Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported persons smoking marijuana. One person judicially referred for

unlawful possession of marijuana, one person judicially referred for violation of the drug policy

and warned for possession of alcohol. Patrol Officer Waylon DeGraw.

Oct. 9

Off-Campus Incident

LOCATION: all other

SUMMARY: Ithaca Police Department reported three persons were issued appearance tickets

for various offenses. Communications Specialist Brad Fisher.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: A-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person pulled newly planted tree out of the ground.

Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

Petit Larceny over $200

LOCATION: Park Center for Business

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person stole phone. Investigation pending. Master Patrol

Officer Don Lyke.

Motor Vehicle Accident

LOCATION: U-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported vehicle backed into concrete pillar. Patrol Officer Lance Clark.

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

LOCATION: Bogart Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. One person judicially referred for unlawful

possession of marijuana. Patrol Officer Lance Clark.

Criminal Mischief

LOCATION: Terrace 2

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person threw rock at window damaging screen.

Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Don Lyke.

Harassment

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported person threatened to fight caller. One person judicially referred for

harassment. Sergeant Ron Hart.

Oct. 10

Irresponsible Use of Alcohol

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported intoxicated person. One person transported to hospital by

ambulance and judicially referred for irresponsible use of alcohol. Master Patrol Officer Dan

Austic.

Criminal Mischief

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person damaged exit sign. Investigation pending. Patrol

Officer Steve Ward.

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: Garden Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported person sent message indicating they wanted to harm themselves.

Person was taken into custody under mental health law and transported to hospital. Patrol

Officer Steve Ward.

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: Athletic and Events Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported person fell and injured their head. Person declined medical

assistance from fire department. Master Patrol Officer Brad Bates.

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: Terrace 5

SUMMARY: Caller reported difficulty breathing due to respiratory infection. Person declined

medical assistance from ambulance staff.

Criminal Possession 

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. Two people judicially referred for unlawful

possession of marijuana and one person judicially referred for criminal possession of a

controlled substance and criminal possession of hypodermic instrument. Master Patrol Officer

Bob Jones.

Oct. 11

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

LOCATION: Z-Lot

SUMMARY: Officer reported persons in parked vehicle. Two persons judicially referred for

unlawful possession of marijuana. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.

Irresponsible Use of Alcohol

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported intoxicated person. Person taken into custody under mental

hygiene law. Person transported to hospital by ambulance and judicially referred for

irresponsible use of alcohol. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon.

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. Two persons judicially referred for unlawful

possession of marijuana. Patrol Officer Steve Ward.

Theft of Services

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Caller reported persons did not give proper payment for food. Caller called back

stating they were able to get payment in full from persons.

Harassment

LOCATION: Boothroyd Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported verbal exchange with unknown person. Investigation pending.

Patrol Officer Mayra Colon.

Criminal Tampering

LOCATION: A-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person pulled trees out of the ground and placed them on

vehicle. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

Fire Alarm Accidental

LOCATION: Circle Apartments

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm activation caused by burnt food. System reset. Master

Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

Drug Violations

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported odor of marijuana. One person judicially referred for violation of

the college drug policy Master Patrol Officer Jon Elmore.

Criminal Mischief

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported an emotionally distressed person after an argument with another

person. Officer reported person not in imminent danger to themselves but person damaged cell

phone of another and the person was arrested for criminal mischief 4th. Master Patrol Officer

Brad Bates.

Medical Assistance

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported having chest pains. Person transported to hospital by ambulance.

Sergeant Ron Hart.

Change in the Case Status

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Officers reported person responsible for criminal mischief in the East Tower on

10/11/15 was arrested and immediately arraigned in town of ithaca court. Master Patrol Officer

Brad Bates.

Danger to Self

LOCATION: Lyon Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported person intentionally overdosed on medication. Person taken into

custody under mental hygiene law, transported to hospital by ambulance and judicially referred

for danger to self. Master Patrol Officer bob jones.