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December 2, 2022
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Public Safety Logs Oct. 3–9

October 3 

 

Harassment Second Degree 

LOCATION: Fitness center / 420 Grant Egbert Blvd.

SUMMARY: Caller reported a group was harassing them through social media. Sergeant Don Lyke responded. 

 

Petit Larceny Under $50 

LOCATION: Emerson Hall / 127 Grant Egbert Blvd.

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown person stole an exit sign. Sergeant Don Lyke responded.

 

Criminal Possession Stolen Property 

LOCATION: Emerson hall / 127 Grant Egbert Blvd.

SUMMARY: Caller reported a shopping cart was found in a building. Officer reported the cart was stolen from a local business. Sergeant Don Lyke responded.

 

Motor Vehicle Accident/ Property 

LOCATION: O-Lot  

SUMMARY: Caller reported a two-car property damage motor vehicle accident. Sergeant Don Lyke responded.

 

Fire Alarm Accidental 

LOCATION: Circle Apartments building 130

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Officer reported the alarm activation was caused by burnt food. Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones responded.

 

October 4 

 

Medical Assist/ Illness Related 

LOCATION: Terrace 5 / 102 Flora Brown Drive

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person possibly having a diabetic emergency. Officer reported there was an equipment malfunction and the person is OK. Sergeant Don Lyke responded.

 

Medical Assist/ Psychological  

LOCATION: Terrace 12 / 116 Flora Brown Drive

SUMMARY: Caller requested a welfare check for a person who is crying, and very upset. Officer reported the person was taken into custody under New York state’s Mental Hygiene law and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Sergeant Don Lyke responded.

 

Fire Alarm Accidental 

LOCATION: Circle Apartments building 211

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. The officer reported alarm activation caused by steam from the shower. Enoch Perkins, fire protection specialist in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety responded.

 

Medical Assist/ Psychological  

LOCATION: Recreation Trails

SUMMARY: Tompkins County reported receiving a call about a person in the nature trails screaming. Officers located the person and the person was taken into custody under New York state’s Mental Hygiene law and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones responded.

 

October 5

 

Medical Assist/ Illness Related 

LOCATION: Tallcott Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported person having an allergic reaction to an unknown substance. Officer reported that the person declined medical assistance. Patrol Officer Abdullah Hassan responded.

 

Medical Assist/ Illness Related 

LOCATION: Hammond health Center / 117 Campus Center Way

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person had a seizure. Officer reported the person was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon responded.

 

Larceny Fourth Degree Over $1000  

LOCATION: unknown location / unknown

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown person stole a backpack that contained a laptop. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon responded.

 

Welfare Check 

LOCATION: Lyon Hall 

SUMMARY: Tompkins county reported a person requested a check on the welfare of another person due to a concerning phone call. Officer reported the person was located and the call appeared to be a scam to solicit money. Master Patrol Officer Sophia Dimkos responded. 

 

Medical Assist/ Psychological  

LOCATION: Hammond Health Center / 117 Campus Center Way

SUMMARY: Caller reported person was taken into custody under New York state’s Mental Hygiene Law and transported to the hospital by ambulance. Deputy Chief Tom Dunn responded.

 

Forcible Touching No Degree 

LOCATION: Circle Apartments building 185 / 185 college circle

SUMMARY: Person reported that another person touched their intimate parts without consent Sept. 1. Master Patrol Officer Sophia Dimkos responded. 

 

Petit Larceny Between $50-$199 

LOCATION:  campus center / 113 Campus Center Way

SUMMARY: Caller reported a known person stole multiple bags of food. Master Patrol Officer Sophia Dimkos responded. 

 

Medical Assist/ Injury Related 

LOCATION: campus center / 113 Campus Center Way

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person struck their hand on a railing causing pain. Officer reported that the person was provided an ice pack and declined medical assistance. Patrol Officer Abdullah Hassan responded.

 

Suspicious Circumstance  

LOCATION: l-lot / n of 116 flora brown drive

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown persons appeared to be pulling on vehicle door handles to gain access to vehicles. Officer reported the area was checked and was unable to locate anyone in the area. Patrol Officer Abdullah Hassan responded.

 

 

October 6 

 

Medical Assist/ Illness Related 

LOCATION: center for health sciences / 120 conservatory drive

SUMMARY: Caller reported person vomited and felt faint. Person declined medical assistance.  Patrol Officer Mayra Colon responded.

 

Aggravated Harassment First Degree 

LOCATION: Terrace dining hall / 121 tower skyline drive

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown person had scratched a swastika onto a door in august of 2021. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon responded.

 

Theft Of Services No Degree 

LOCATION: z-lot / e of 127 grant egbert boulevard east

SUMMARY: officer reported a fraudulent parking permit was found on a vehicle. person responsible was referred to student conduct. Security Officer Jimmy Martinez responded.

 

V&t Leaving Scene Of An Accident 

LOCATION: j-lot / s of 143-151 tower skyline drive

SUMMARY: person reported an unknown vehicle damaged a parked vehicle and left the scene. Master Patrol Officer Sophia Dimkos responded.

 

Medical Assist/ Injury Related 

LOCATION: rowland hall / 284 lyceum drive

SUMMARY: Tompkins County 911 Center reported a person fell down the stairs and sustained a head injury. The person declined medical assistance from the ambulance staff. Security Officer RJ Petrella responded.

 

October 7 

 

Petit Larceny Between $50-$199 

LOCATION: Campus Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported a group of unknown people stole chairs. Patrol Officer Abdullah Hassan responded.

 

Medical Assist/Psychological  

LOCATION: Clarke Hall 

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person was crying and made alarming statements of self-harm. Officer reported the person was transported to a counseling center. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon responded.

 

Misapplication Of Property/ No Degree 

LOCATION: Friends Hall 

SUMMARY: caller reported person failed to return a rental laptop. officer reported person to be referred to student conduct. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded.

 

Safety Hazard

LOCATION: Circle Apartments building 110

SUMMARY: caller reported locating two propane tanks outside of residence.  eh&s collected two propane tanks from the area. George Whitmore, fire protection specialist in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety responded.

 

Medical assistance/illness related

LOCATION: Terrace 11

SUMMARY: Caller reported having a fever and difficulty standing. Officer reported the person declined medical assistance. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded.

 

Burglary No Force/ Third Degree 

LOCATION: Tower Dining Hall 

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person(s) were found in a closed area after it had been secured. persons were not in the area upon officer arrival. Officer secured the area. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded.

 

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 

LOCATION: West Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person having an adverse reaction to consuming edible cannabis. Person was taken into custody under New York state’s Mental Hygiene Law and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The person was referred for irresponsible use of drugs/alcohol and unlawful possession of marijuana. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded.

 

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

LOCATION: West Tower 

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person having an adverse reaction to consuming edible cannabis. Person was taken into custody under New York state’s Mental Hygiene Law and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The person was referred for irresponsible use of drugs/alcohol and unlawful possession of marijuana. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded.

 

Assist Ithaca Police Department 

LOCATION: All Other 

SUMMARY: The Ithaca Police Department requested assistance in identifying a person that was taken into custody under New York state’s Mental Hygiene Law at an off-campus location. Officer reported the information provided. Communications Specialist Laurenda Denmark responded.

 

October 8 

 

Scc Irresponsible Use Of Alcohol/Drugs 

LOCATION: Terrace 7

SUMMARY: Caller reported an intoxicated person. Officer reported that the person declined medical assistance and was referred for irresponsible use of alcohol. Patrol Officer Abdullah Hassan responded.

 

Criminal Tampering Third Degree 

LOCATION: Campus Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown person throwing garbage cans. Officer reported being unable to locate any persons in the area and no damage to garbage cans. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded.

 

Motor Vehicle Accident/ Personal Injury  

LOCATION: Roadway Conservatory Drive

SUMMARY: Officer reported a person was struck by a motor vehicle. Officer reported the person declined medical assistance.  Patrol Officer Mayra Colon responded.

 

Fire Alarm Accidental 

LOCATION: Circle Apartments building 170

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Officer reported alarm activation caused by burnt food. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon responded.

 

October 9 

 

Scc Irresponsible Use Of Alcohol/Drugs 

LOCATION: Terrace 6

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unconscious person. Officer reported the person was conscious and alert. The person referred to student conduct for irresponsible use of alcohol. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded.

 

Medical Assist/ Illness Related 

LOCATION: Bogart Hall 

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person feeling faint. Officer reported the person declined medical assistance. Sergeant Don Lyke responded. 

 

Medical Assist/ Illness Related 

LOCATION: Emerson Hall

SUMMARY: Caller requested a check on the welfare of a person the caller was unable to make contact with. Officer reported locating a person with excessive blood loss due to a medical condition. The person was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones responded.

 

Fire Alarm Accidental 

LOCATION: Circle Apartments building 10 

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Officer reported alarm activation caused by burnt food. Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones responded.

 

Fire Alarm Accidental 

LOCATION: Circle Apartments building 120

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Officer reported alarm activation caused by burnt food. Master Patrol Officer Bob Jones responded.

 

Petit Larceny Between $50-$199 

LOCATION: Hood Hall 

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown person stole a skateboard. Patrol Officer Abdullah Hassan responded.

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