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December 2, 2022
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Public Safety Logs Sept. 19–25

Sept. 19

Criminal mischief fourth degree

LOCATION: Campus Center Quad

SUMMARY: Officer reported unknown person(s) damaged tables. Sergeant Jon Elmore responded. 

 

Assist NY state police

LOCATION: All other/Other

SUMMARY: NYS Police requested contact information for the owner of a vehicle involved in an off-campus motor vehicle accident. Safety Officer Christopher Gallagher responded.

 

Petit larceny over $200

LOCATION: Terrace Dining Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person stole airpods on 9/15/2022. Sergeant Don Lyke responded. 

 

Fire alarm undetermined cause for alarm

LOCATION: Whalen Center for Music

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Officer reported an unknown cause for alarm activation. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded.

 

Medical assist/illness related

LOCATION: Terrace Dining Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported person having chest pains. Officer reported person was transported to hospital by ambulance. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded.

 

Medical assist/psychological

LOCATION: Circle Apartments Building 351

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person intentionally caused self-harm. Officer reported person was taken into custody under New York Mental Hygiene Law 9.41 and transported to hospital by ambulance. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded.

 

Fire alarm accidental

LOCATION: Circle Apartments Building 175

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Officer reported alarm activation was caused by burnt food. Patrol Officer Abdallah Hassan responded. 

 

Sept. 20

 

Assist Cayuga Medical Center

LOCATION: Cayuga Medical Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported person is returning to campus after person sought treatment for mental health issues at the hospital. Lieutenant Michael Nelson responded. 

 

Criminal Mischief Fourth Degree

LOCATION: J-Lot 

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person damaged their vehicle’s tire. Officer reported that the tire had a nail in it and damage was not done maliciously. Patrol Officer Kevin McClain responded. 

 

Medical Assist / Psychological

LOCATION: Hammond Health Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported person was taken into custody under New York Mental Hygiene Law 9.45 and transported to hospital by ambulance. Sergeant Don Lyke responded.

 

Medical Assist/Injury Related

LOCATION: S-Lot

SUMMARY: Person reported falling due to pre-existing knee injury and re-injuring their knee. The fall occurred on 9/17/22. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded.

 

SCC College Regulations

LOCATION: Circle Apartments Building 211

SUMMARY: Caller reported guest of roommate making them feel uncomfortable. Officer reported one person to be referred for violation of college regulations. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded.

 

SCC Danger to Self

LOCATION: S-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported individuals sitting on a concrete wall. Officer reported persons were no longer on the wall upon arrival and persons were given verbal warning to stay off the elevated wall. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded..

 

Fire Alarm Accidental

LOCATION: Circle Apartments Building 211

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Officer reported alarm activation caused by burnt food. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded. 

 

SCC Bullying or Cyberbullying

LOCATION: Circle Apartments Building 211

SUMMARY: Caller reported being in a verbal confrontation with other persons. Officer reported one person to be referred for bullying. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded. 

 

Medical Assist/Injury Related

LOCATION: Eastman Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported a metal object fell into a person’s eye. The person reported to the officer that a friend had transported them to the hospital. Safety Officer RJ Petrella responded. 

 

Motor Vehicle Accident/Property Damage

LOCATION: M-Lot

SUMMARY: Caller reported a damaged light post. Officer reported the light post was damaged as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Sergeant Bryan Verzosa responded. 

 

Sept. 21

Fire Alarm Accidental

LOCATION: Circle Apartments Building 211

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Officer reported alarm activation was caused by steam from the shower. Safety Officer Jimmy Martinez responded. 

 

Illegal Disposal of Solid Waste

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: EH&S reported a person dumping garbage into a dumpster. Officer reported the person was authorized to dump garbage into on-campus dumpster. Patrol Officer Kevin McClain responded. 

 

Medical Assist/Injury Related

LOCATION: Whalen Center for Music

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person fell while walking and sustained a laceration to the face and an abrasion to the elbow. Officer reported person declined medical assistance. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon responded. 

 

V&T License Violations (All)

LOCATION: G-Lot

SUMMARY: Person found wallet and turned over to public safety. Officer reported the wallet contained a fictitious driver’s license. Master Patrol Officer Sophia Dimkos responded. 

 

Criminal Mischief Third Degree

LOCATION: R-Lot

SUMMARY: Person reported an unknown person damaged their vehicle windshield with a rock. Master Patrol Officer Sophia Dimkos responded. 

 

Petit Larceny over $200

LOCATION: Bogart Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported an unknown person stole package from mail room. Master Patrol Officer Sophia Dimkos responded. 

 

Check on the Welfare

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person punching walls and acting out aggressively. Officer reported person was located and determined not to be a threat to themselves or others. Master Patrol Officer Sophia Dimkos responded. 

 

Sept. 22

Check on the welfare

LOCATION: Lyon Hall

SUMMARY: Caller reported person made comments about harming themselves. Officer determined person was not an imminent threat to themselves. Master Patrol Officer Sophia Dimkos responded. 

 

Change in the case status

LOCATION: Bogart Hall

SUMMARY: Officer determined the package that was reported stolen on 9/21/2022 was located. No theft occurred. Larceny unfounded. Master Patrol Officer Sophia Dimkos responded. 

 

Fire alarm accidental

LOCATION: Circle Apartments Building 181

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Activation caused by cooking. Master Patrol Officer Sophia Dimkos responded. 

 

Sept. 23

Trespass no degree

LOCATION: Campus Center

SUMMARY: Caller reported people in area after hours. Unable to locate Sergeant Jon Elmore responded. 

 

Fire alarm undetermined cause for alarm

LOCATION: Chapel-Muller Chapel

SUMMARY: Simplex reported fire alarm. Unknown cause for activation. Patrol Officer Abdallah Hassan responded.

 

Making graffiti

LOCATION: Terraces

SUMMARY: Caller reported unknown person wrote graffiti. Patrol Abdallah Hassan responded. 

 

V&T license violations (all)

LOCATION: Unknown location

SUMMARY: Person found a wallet and turned it over to public safety. Officer reported the wallet contained a fictitious driver’s license and the owner was referred to student conduct. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon responded.

 

Motor vehicle accident / property

LOCATION: Circle Lot 12

SUMMARY: Caller reported a two-car property damage motor vehicle accident. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon responded. 

 

Fire alarm accidental

LOCATION: Circle Apartments Building 185

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Officer reported alarm activation caused by steam from cooking. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon responded. 

 

Sept. 24

Trespass no degree

LOCATION: Recreation Trails

SUMMARY: Officer reported persons in the natural lands after hours. Officer reported three people were given a verbal warning for trespassing after hours on natural lands. Sergeant Jon Elmore responded.

 

Fire alarm accidental

LOCATION: Circle Apartments Building 190

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Officer reported alarm accidental due to cooking. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon responded. 

 

Medical assist psychological

LOCATION: Upper Quad

SUMMARY: Caller reported person intentionally overdosed on prescription medication. Officer reported person was taken into custody under the New York Mental Hygiene Law 9.41 and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Patrol Officer Mayra Colon responded.

 

Fire alarm accidental

LOCATION: Circle Apartments Building 175

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Officer reported alarm activation was caused by burnt food. Sergeant Don Lyke responded. 

 

Fire alarm accidental

LOCATION: Circle Apartments Building 141

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

 

SCC fire safety related offense

LOCATION: Recreation trails

SUMMARY: Officers reported locating persons in the natural lands that had started a campfire. Officer reported five persons were issued conduct referrals for trespassing and violating fire safety regulations. Sergeant Jon Elmore responded. 

 

September 25

Check on the welfare

LOCATION: Kostrinsky Field

SUMMARY: Caller requested a check on the welfare of a person that has not contacted the caller. Officer reported the person was located and determined to not be an imminent threat to themselves. Master Patrol Officer Sophia Dimkos responded. 

 

Fire alarm accidental

LOCATION: Circle Apartments Building 341

SUMMARY: Simplex reported a fire alarm. Officer reported that the alarm activation was caused by a person cooking. Master Patrol Officer Sophia Dimkos responded. 

 

Medical assist/psychological

LOCATION: East Tower

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person made alarming statements of self-harm. Officer reported the person was taken into custody under New York Mental Hygiene Law 9.41 and transported to the hospital by ambulance. Master Patrol Officer Sophia Dimkos responded. 

 

Medical assist/illness related

LOCATION: Circle Apartments Building 150

SUMMARY: Caller reported a person vomiting. Officer reported person declined medical assistance. Sergeant Jon Elmore responded. 

 

Medical assist/illness related

LOCATION: Circle Apartments Building 130

SUMMARY: Tompkins County dispatch reported a person vomiting and lethargic. Officer reported the person was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Sergeant Don Lyke responded.

 

Fire alarm accidental

LOCATION: Garden Apartment 28

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

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