For the protection and safety of SU students, faculty, staff and neighbors, the Department of Public Safety releases the following alert:

Robbery

Date Issued: 11/30/09

DPS Case #09-39324 / SPD # 09-545937

SUNDAY – 11/29/2009 – 200 Block of Small Road

A group of students reported that at 10:23 p.m. two males entered a South Campus apartment through an unlocked door, stole personal property, and immediately exited the apartment. The students reported that one of the suspects displayed what appeared to be a firearm. None of the students sustained injuries. The Syracuse Police Department and the Department of Public Safety are investigating. Initial investigation indicates that this does not appear to be a random incident.

The victims described the suspects as: Suspect #1–male, black, late teens or early 20s, 6’0” tall, 180 lbs., last seen wearing a black winter coat with fur on the hood and a blue bandana over his face. Suspect #2–male, black, late teens to early 20s, 6′ 0” tall, 180 lbs., last seen wearing a black winter coat and a white hockey mask.

For an interactive map of the incident location, refer to the Google Map.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or others, please contact the Syracuse Police Department at (315) 442-5222 or the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety at (315) 443-2224.

If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information to DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.


For your safety, please remember:

  • Take advantage of the CENTRO and Birnie Bus services. Taxi services are also available.
  • After dark, take advantage of the free safety escort services available through the Department of Public Safety. Both walking
    and shuttle services are available to students, staff, and faculty at SU or SUNY-ESF. Call 443-SAFE (7233) for more
    information about these services.Walk, bike or jog in groups of three or more, away from bushes, cars, and other objects a suspect could hide behind.
  • Plan your walking travel times by avoiding late to early morning hours.
  • Be aware of your surroundings: look and listen. Headphones and cell phones can create tunnel vision.
  • Travel in well-lit and populated areas. Keep porch lights on at night.
  • Download the LiveSafe app on your Android or iOS smart phone. The app provides a virtual escort feature you can use with friends and quick links to important public safety information. Set the app to Syracuse University and sign up with your syr.edu email address!
  • Don’t approach strangers or let them get close to you. If you think someone is following you, switch directions or cross the street. Go toward an open business or lighted house.
  • Have your house or car keys in hand before you reach your door.
  • Know where campus blue light alarms are and how to use them.
  • If someone tries to rob you, don’t resist. Give up your property, not your life. If you are in a safe place to do so, attempt to get a description of the suspect(s) and any associated vehicles or license plate numbers.
  • IMMEDIATELY report emergencies or suspicious activities, persons and vehicles.

For Public Safety dial 315-443-2224 or #78 (from a cell phone); if you are in a situation where you cannot safely make a phone call, send a text message to 711@syr.edu; for Syracuse Police, dial 911. Your quick reporting may help prevent others from becoming victims.

This public safety information is issued for your safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act

 

Public Safety Update: Dellplain Hall Arrest, 11/11/2009

DELLPLAIN HALL ARREST

An arrest was made today in regards to the suspicious person that students noticed stalking in the eighth‐floor men’s restroom at Dellplain Hall on Monday morning, 11/9/09.  A 23‐year‐old male not affiliated with the University was arrested this morning after an officer spotted the suspicious male circling Dellplain Hall looking for an entry point.

As Public Safety units converged on the residence hall, the suspect was able to gain entry via a front door that had not completely closed after a student had exited. Before officers reached the eighth floor of Dellplain, the subject was apprehended by a student who saw him in the men’s restroom. The subject was taken into custody and charged with Burglary 2nd (a felony) and Stalking 4th (a misdemeanor), and booked into the Onondaga County Justice Center.

DPS would like to thank all the residents and staff at Dellplain Hall for their cooperation and assistance in bringing this investigation to a successful conclusion.  Also, all students are reminded to ensure that no one walks in a residence hall door behind you.

Public Safety Update: Arrests in Connection with Armed Robberies, 10/04/2009

The Syracuse Police Department (SPD) has announced two arrests in connection with one of the recent armed robberies near Syracuse University.

The two individuals have been charged with a Sept. 3 robbery along Smith Lane. Both suspects are currently lodged at the Justice Center in downtown Syracuse.

The SPD in continuing to investigate the connection between the two suspects in custody and the other robberies that have occurred in the University area over the past month. The Department of Public Safety remains on heightened alert, and community members are encouraged to take advantage of the safety services being offered and to follow the crime prevention tips that have been outlined in the recent communications from the department.

Questions?  

Contact:

‐Department of Public Safety, 005 Sims Hall

‐Phone: 443‐2223

‐email:

‐URL to report crime anonymously: http://publicsafety.syr.edu/students/silent_witness.html

Public Safety Notice: Sexual Assault, 10/04/2009

For the protection and safety of SU students, faculty, staff and neighbors, the Department of Public Safety releases the following alert:

Sexual Assault

Date Issued: 10/8/2009

DPS Case # 09-30570 / SPD #09-475935)

SUNDAY – 10/4/2009 – between 1:30 am and 2:00 am – 100 block College Place

This alert is a result of an ongoing investigation by the Syracuse Police Department. A female student reported that she was sexually assaulted while attending a fraternity house party located at 131 College Place. The victim reported meeting the suspect at a social event being held inside the house. The victim reported that the suspect forced the victim outside and engaged in non-consensual sexual activity in the area immediately outside the house. The incident is currently being actively investigated by the Syracuse Police Department.

The victim described the suspect as: male, white, late teens, 5’4” to 5’6” tall, thin build, brown hair “sort of spiked,” last seen wearing: a maroon-colored shirt, possibly a polo-style or a long-sleeved shirt “with the sleeves rolled up” and blue jeans. The suspect’s first name may be “Matt.”

For an interactive map of the incident location, refer to the Google Map.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or others, please contact the Syracuse Police Department at (315) 442-5222 or the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety at (315) 443-2224.

If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information to DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.


For your safety, please remember:

  • Take advantage of the CENTRO and Birnie Bus services. Taxi services are also available.
  • After dark, take advantage of the free safety escort services available through the Department of Public Safety. Both walking
    and shuttle services are available to students, staff, and faculty at SU or SUNY-ESF. Call 443-SAFE (7233) for more
    information about these services.Walk, bike or jog in groups of three or more, away from bushes, cars, and other objects a suspect could hide behind.
  • Plan your walking travel times by avoiding late to early morning hours.
  • Be aware of your surroundings: look and listen. Headphones and cell phones can create tunnel vision.
  • Travel in well-lit and populated areas. Keep porch lights on at night.
  • Download the LiveSafe app on your Android or iOS smart phone. The app provides a virtual escort feature you can use with friends and quick links to important public safety information. Set the app to Syracuse University and sign up with your syr.edu email address!
  • Don’t approach strangers or let them get close to you. If you think someone is following you, switch directions or cross the street. Go toward an open business or lighted house.
  • Have your house or car keys in hand before you reach your door.
  • Know where campus blue light alarms are and how to use them.
  • If someone tries to rob you, don’t resist. Give up your property, not your life. If you are in a safe place to do so, attempt to get a description of the suspect(s) and any associated vehicles or license plate numbers.
  • IMMEDIATELY report emergencies or suspicious activities, persons and vehicles.

For Public Safety dial 315-443-2224 or #78 (from a cell phone); if you are in a situation where you cannot safely make a phone call, send a text message to 711@syr.edu; for Syracuse Police, dial 911. Your quick reporting may help prevent others from becoming victims.

This public safety information is issued for your safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act

Public Safety Update on Safety Issues, 10/01/2009

Dear SU campus community members,

In recent days, crimes committed against college students in off-campus neighborhoods have heightened awareness of safety issues. The SU Department of Public Safety (DPS) works closely with the Syracuse Police Department and other law enforcement agencies to enhance safety awareness and security for the neighborhoods’ residents. In response to recent events we have intensified our joint and individual crime prevention and law enforcement efforts in the area.

Today, the Syracuse Police Department announced that it is increasing patrols in the off-campus neighborhoods. In addition, DPS is spearheading a series of initiatives to be implemented immediately that is designed to enhance safety and security for members of our campus community.

  • All officers on patrol are operating at heightened alert.
  • We are increasing Orange Watch patrols.
  • We are coordinating with staff of the SU Office of Off-Campus Student Services to implement a safety tips campaign with literature and area home visits.
  • We aim to encourage students to take advantage of the services available to them, including: o
    • the Centro bus system, with routes through the University area that are free of charge (see http://parking.syr.edu/); and
    • DPS safety escorts and shuttle services, which enable students to avoid walking alone.
  • We have coordinated with National Grid and the City of Syracuse to have faulty public lighting fixtures repaired in off-campus areas.
  • DPS investigators have increased communication with Syracuse Police Department detectives to ensure close coordination of enhanced efforts in the off-campus area. I and the entire DPS staff understand the need for community members to be and feel safe. We aim to achieve that goal and we invite members of the SU community to contact us 315-443-5476 with any related questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Tony Callisto Chief and Director of Public Safety Syracuse University

Public Safety Notice: Off Campus Robbery, 09/30/2009

For the protection and safety of SU students, faculty, staff and neighbors, the Department of Public Safety releases the following alert:

Off Campus Robbery

Date Issued: 9/30/2009

DPS 09-29850 / SPD #09-471722

Wednesday – 9/30/2009 – 8:32 PM – 900 block Lancaster Avenue

An ESF student reported that he was approached from rear by two unknown males as he walked alone in the 900 block of Lancaster Avenue. One of the males displayed a silver colored handgun and demanded the student give up his property. The second male suspect took the property from the victim. The suspects fled the area and were last seen running east on Kensington Place, away from campus. The victim did not sustain any physical injuries.

The victim described the suspects as: #1: male, black, 20’s, 5′ 11” tall, medium build, last seen wearing: a black hooded sweatshirt with a red T shirt underneath it, dark jeans; #2: male, black, 20’s, 6′ 0” tall, last seen wearing: a black hooded sweatshirt with a white T shirt underneath it, dark jeans.

For an interactive map of the incident location, refer to the Google Map.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or others, please contact the Syracuse Police Department at (315) 442-5222 or the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety at (315) 443-2224.

If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information to DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.


For your safety, please remember:

  • Take advantage of the CENTRO and Birnie Bus services. Taxi services are also available.
  • After dark, take advantage of the free safety escort services available through the Department of Public Safety. Both walking
    and shuttle services are available to students, staff, and faculty at SU or SUNY-ESF. Call 443-SAFE (7233) for more
    information about these services.Walk, bike or jog in groups of three or more, away from bushes, cars, and other objects a suspect could hide behind.
  • Plan your walking travel times by avoiding late to early morning hours.
  • Be aware of your surroundings: look and listen. Headphones and cell phones can create tunnel vision.
  • Travel in well-lit and populated areas. Keep porch lights on at night.
  • Download the LiveSafe app on your Android or iOS smart phone. The app provides a virtual escort feature you can use with friends and quick links to important public safety information. Set the app to Syracuse University and sign up with your syr.edu email address!
  • Don’t approach strangers or let them get close to you. If you think someone is following you, switch directions or cross the street. Go toward an open business or lighted house.
  • Have your house or car keys in hand before you reach your door.
  • Know where campus blue light alarms are and how to use them.
  • If someone tries to rob you, don’t resist. Give up your property, not your life. If you are in a safe place to do so, attempt to get a description of the suspect(s) and any associated vehicles or license plate numbers.
  • IMMEDIATELY report emergencies or suspicious activities, persons and vehicles.

For Public Safety dial 315-443-2224 or #78 (from a cell phone); if you are in a situation where you cannot safely make a phone call, send a text message to 711@syr.edu; for Syracuse Police, dial 911. Your quick reporting may help prevent others from becoming victims.

This public safety information is issued for your safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act

Public Safety Notice: Off Campus Robbery, 09/28/2009

For the protection and safety of SU students, faculty, staff and neighbors, the Department of Public Safety releases the following alert:

Off-Campus Robbery

MONDAY – 9/28/2009 – 7:30 PM – 100 Block Fellows Avenue

DPS was notified this afternoon that a Syracuse University student and a companion were accosted by two unknown subjects while walking on the 100 block of Fellows Avenue on Monday at 7:30 p.m. The couple was approached by the suspects who demanded money and displayed a small two-inch pocket knife. The victims relinquished their money and did not sustain any injuries.

The victims described the suspects as: Suspect #1: male, black 5’8” tall, thin build, unknown age, last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, carrying a small knife. Suspect #2: male, black, 6’0” tall, unknown age, last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

For an interactive map of the incident location, refer to the Google Map.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or others, please contact the Syracuse Police Department at (315) 442-5222 or the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety at (315) 443-2224.

If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information to DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.


For your safety, please remember:

  • Take advantage of the CENTRO and Birnie Bus services. Taxi services are also available.
  • After dark, take advantage of the free safety escort services available through the Department of Public Safety. Both walking
    and shuttle services are available to students, staff, and faculty at SU or SUNY-ESF. Call 443-SAFE (7233) for more
    information about these services.Walk, bike or jog in groups of three or more, away from bushes, cars, and other objects a suspect could hide behind.
  • Plan your walking travel times by avoiding late to early morning hours.
  • Be aware of your surroundings: look and listen. Headphones and cell phones can create tunnel vision.
  • Travel in well-lit and populated areas. Keep porch lights on at night.
  • Download the LiveSafe app on your Android or iOS smart phone. The app provides a virtual escort feature you can use with friends and quick links to important public safety information. Set the app to Syracuse University and sign up with your syr.edu email address!
  • Don’t approach strangers or let them get close to you. If you think someone is following you, switch directions or cross the street. Go toward an open business or lighted house.
  • Have your house or car keys in hand before you reach your door.
  • Know where campus blue light alarms are and how to use them.
  • If someone tries to rob you, don’t resist. Give up your property, not your life. If you are in a safe place to do so, attempt to get a description of the suspect(s) and any associated vehicles or license plate numbers.
  • IMMEDIATELY report emergencies or suspicious activities, persons and vehicles.

For Public Safety dial 315-443-2224 or #78 (from a cell phone); if you are in a situation where you cannot safely make a phone call, send a text message to 711@syr.edu; for Syracuse Police, dial 911. Your quick reporting may help prevent others from becoming victims.

This public safety information is issued for your safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act

 

Public Safety Update: Incident at Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, 09/23/2009

Dear SU Community Members,

On the morning of September 20, 2009, at 1:02 a.m., an incident occurred at the Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity house at 304 Walnut Place during which three ATO fraternity members were stabbed by a non‐SU connected individual who was appropriately denied entry to a fraternity event. As soon as the incident was reported, a DPS officer was immediately on the scene, chased down the suspect and arrested him. The three students are recovering, and they are receiving support and assistance from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the University’s Division of Student Affairs.

Typically, the Department of Public Safety issues immediate Public Safety Notice alerts only when there is an incident that poses a continuing threat to the community with a suspect at large. Although the suspect in this case was immediately arrested, DPS is providing an update in light of the severity of incident and additional information that is available at this time.

ATO and its members followed the rules set by the Interfraternity Council that require fraternities and sororities to only allow invited guests into their social events.

From the information and evidence to date, it is clear this incident was not gang related, and there was no prior connection between the perpetrator, anyone with him and the fraternity.  This was an unprovoked attack.  Further, the suspect arrested for this assault was the sole perpetrator of the stabbing.  He remains in jail with a $20,000 bail.

Any campus community member with questions or concerns may reach DPS at 315‐443‐5476 or http://dps.syr.edu.

Sincerely,

Chief Anthony Callisto, Jr.

Public Safety Notice: Off-Campus Robbery, 09/09/2009

For the protection and safety of SU students, faculty, staff and neighbors, the Department of Public Safety releases the following alert:

Off-Campus Robbery

SPD #2009-443905

WEDNEDSAY – 9/9/2009 – 10:25 PM- 100 Block Judson Street

Two SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students walking on the 100 block of Judson Street in the East Neighborhood at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday were approached by two suspects who stole property while brandishing a firearm. The description of these suspects and the weapon utilized is similar to the description of the two suspects in a robbery that occurred on Monday, Sept. 7, on the 100 Block of Smith Lane in the outer Comstock area (a map depicting the location of both robberies can be found by accessing campus alerts at http://publicsafety.syr.edu/).

The victims described the suspects as: Suspect #1 male, black 5’10” tall, unknown age, last seen wearing dark clothing and a hooded sweatshirt, carrying what appeared to be a long barreled handgun. Suspect #2: male, black, 6’0” tall, unknown age, last seen wearing dark clothing and a hooded sweatshirt.

For an interactive map of the incident location, refer to the Google Map.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or others, please contact the Syracuse Police Department at (315) 442-5222 or the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety at (315) 443-2224.

If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information to DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.


For your safety, please remember:

  • Take advantage of the CENTRO and Birnie Bus services. Taxi services are also available.
  • After dark, take advantage of the free safety escort services available through the Department of Public Safety. Both walking
    and shuttle services are available to students, staff, and faculty at SU or SUNY-ESF. Call 443-SAFE (7233) for more
    information about these services.Walk, bike or jog in groups of three or more, away from bushes, cars, and other objects a suspect could hide behind.
  • Plan your walking travel times by avoiding late to early morning hours.
  • Be aware of your surroundings: look and listen. Headphones and cell phones can create tunnel vision.
  • Travel in well-lit and populated areas. Keep porch lights on at night.
  • Download the LiveSafe app on your Android or iOS smart phone. The app provides a virtual escort feature you can use with friends and quick links to important public safety information. Set the app to Syracuse University and sign up with your syr.edu email address!
  • Don’t approach strangers or let them get close to you. If you think someone is following you, switch directions or cross the street. Go toward an open business or lighted house.
  • Have your house or car keys in hand before you reach your door.
  • Know where campus blue light alarms are and how to use them.
  • If someone tries to rob you, don’t resist. Give up your property, not your life. If you are in a safe place to do so, attempt to get a description of the suspect(s) and any associated vehicles or license plate numbers.
  • IMMEDIATELY report emergencies or suspicious activities, persons and vehicles.

For Public Safety dial 315-443-2224 or #78 (from a cell phone); if you are in a situation where you cannot safely make a phone call, send a text message to 711@syr.edu; for Syracuse Police, dial 911. Your quick reporting may help prevent others from becoming victims.

This public safety information is issued for your safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act

Public Safety Notice: Off Campus Robbery, 09/07/2009

For the protection and safety of SU students, faculty, staff and neighbors, the Department of Public Safety releases the following alert:

Off Campus Robbery

Date Issued: 9/8/09

DPS 09-26396 / SPD #2009-441040

MONDAY – 9/7/2009 – 9:21 PM – 101 Smith Lane

A student from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry reported that he was robbed at gunpoint in the rear parking lot at 101 Smith Lane located in the outer Comstock Area. The student reported that he had just exited his vehicle and was approaching the rear door of his apartment building when he was accosted by two unknown individuals, one of whom brandished a firearm. The two suspects robbed the victim of his backpack and personal items and then fled the area running west on foot towards Moore Avenue. The victim did not sustain any injuries.

The victim described the suspects as: Suspect #1: male, black, 5’10” tall, thin build, unknown age, last seen wearing: a black shirt and black hat, carrying what was believed to be a long barreled handgun. Suspect # 2: male, black, 6’0”’ tall, unknown age, last seen wearing: black shirt and a dark colored hat.

For an interactive map of the incident location, refer to the Google Map.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or others, please contact the Syracuse Police Department at (315) 442-5222 or the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety at (315) 443-2224.

If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information to DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.


For your safety, please remember:

  • Take advantage of the CENTRO and Birnie Bus services. Taxi services are also available.
  • After dark, take advantage of the free safety escort services available through the Department of Public Safety. Both walking
    and shuttle services are available to students, staff, and faculty at SU or SUNY-ESF. Call 443-SAFE (7233) for more
    information about these services.Walk, bike or jog in groups of three or more, away from bushes, cars, and other objects a suspect could hide behind.
  • Plan your walking travel times by avoiding late to early morning hours.
  • Be aware of your surroundings: look and listen. Headphones and cell phones can create tunnel vision.
  • Travel in well-lit and populated areas. Keep porch lights on at night.
  • Download the LiveSafe app on your Android or iOS smart phone. The app provides a virtual escort feature you can use with friends and quick links to important public safety information. Set the app to Syracuse University and sign up with your syr.edu email address!
  • Don’t approach strangers or let them get close to you. If you think someone is following you, switch directions or cross the street. Go toward an open business or lighted house.
  • Have your house or car keys in hand before you reach your door.
  • Know where campus blue light alarms are and how to use them.
  • If someone tries to rob you, don’t resist. Give up your property, not your life. If you are in a safe place to do so, attempt to get a description of the suspect(s) and any associated vehicles or license plate numbers.
  • IMMEDIATELY report emergencies or suspicious activities, persons and vehicles.

For Public Safety dial 315-443-2224 or #78 (from a cell phone); if you are in a situation where you cannot safely make a phone call, send a text message to 711@syr.edu; for Syracuse Police, dial 911. Your quick reporting may help prevent others from becoming victims.

This public safety information is issued for your safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act