Public Safety Notice: Off-Campus Strong Arm Robbery, 10/08/2010

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

Off-Campus Strong Arm Robbery

Date Issued: 10/8/10

DPS Case # 10-30319 / SPD #10-479219

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm

700 block of Maryland Avenue

A student reported that at 8:40 pm he was approached by two unknown males while walking in the 700 block of Maryland Avenue. The two males pushed the student to the ground, took property, and fled on foot eastbound on Redfield place. The student sustained abrasions to his knee. In addition to this latest incident, the Syracuse Police Department is actively investigating a number of similar robberies that also occurred to non-students in the outlying east neighborhood area.

University community members are encouraged to follow the safety recommendations listed below; including giving consideration to walking in groups of three or more and planning ahead to take advantage of the University sponsored free escort programs.

DPS asks your help in identifying the suspect if you were in the vicinity at the time of this incident. For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspect:

Suspect #1 male, black, late teensearly 20’s, 5’ 09-5’-10” med. build, last seen wearing dark colored pants, dark hooded sweatshirt. Suspect # 2 male, black, med. build, dark pants and a dark hooded sweatshirt (no logo) 5’ 09-5’-10”.

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: Attempted Robbery, 12/30/2010

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

Attempt Robbery

Date Issued: 12/30/10

DPS 10-40552 / SPD #2007-579453

Euclid and Ackerman Avenue

A student reported that on Wednesday evening at 6:45 PM while walking east on Euclid Avenue she was approached by an unknown man Ackerman Avenue. The man demanded money and then showed her what was described as a black handgun. The man then fled the area running north on Ackerman towards Thornden Park. There was no loss reported in the incident and no injury sustained by the student.

DPS asks your help in identifying the suspect if you were in the vicinity at the time of this incident. For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspect: male, black, mid 20’s- early 30’s in age, 5’9”- 5’10” tall, medium build, last seen wearing: a black and grey ‘fleece-style’ coat, black winter hat, black jeans and dark shoes.

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 Robberies, 11/01/2010

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

Off Campus Robberies

Date Issued: 11/1/10

SPD # 10-512238 / SPD #10-512459

100 block of Redfield Place and 700 block of Clarendon Street

Two students reported to the Syracuse Police Department that they were accosted in two separate off campus instances on Monday night and Tuesday morning by an unknown group of males in a dark blue Pontiac sedan. The first incident, a Robbery, occurred in the 100 block of Redfield Place on Monday, 11/1/2010 at 10:45 pm. In that instance, a student reports that he was approached by three male suspects, who got out of a dark colored sedan and demanded money from the victim. The victim gave the suspects an undetermined amount of money. The suspects also took the victim’s laptop computer. The suspects then got into the dark colored sedan and left the area last seen south on Maryland Avenue. The victim was not injured.

In a second incident that occurred in the 700 block of Clarendon Street on Tuesday, 11/2/2010 at 6:30 am, a student reported that he was approached by three male suspects in a dark blue sedan and demanded money from the victim, The victim gave the suspects an undetermined amount of money. The suspects then left the area last seen south on Maryland Avenue. The victim was not injured in this second incident.

DPS asks your help in identifying the suspect if you were in the vicinity at the time of these incidents. For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspects — who appeared to be the same suspects in both cases: 3 males, black, late teens to early 20’s, 5’7” to 5’8” tall, 140 lbs, last seen wearing: dark colored clothing. 4th suspect driving vehicle, unknown male, black, no further description.

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 and Attempted Robbery, 10/31/2010

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

Off-Campus Robbery and Attempted Robbery

Date Issued: 10/31/10

SPD # 10-5101167 / SPD #10-5102204

Ostrom Avenue and Madison Street/500 block of Allen Street

Three people, none of them affiliated with the University, reported to the Syracuse Police Department that they were accosted in two separate off campus instances Sunday morning by an unknown man who possessed what could have been a handgun.

The first incident, an Attempt Robbery, occurred at the intersection of Ostom Avenue and Madison Street at 3:25 AM. In that instance, a man reports that he was approached by a man who demanded money and who may have possessed what appeared to be a handgun. The victim did not possess any valuables and the suspect left the area on foot north on Ostrom Avenue. The victim was not injured.

In a second incident that occurred on the 500 block of Allen Street at 4:40 AM, two people report that that were approached by a man who pointed an unknown object at them and demanded money. The victims gave the suspect an undetermined amount of money and the suspect fled the area on foot heading southbound towards Harvard Place. Neither victim was injured in this second incident.

DPS asks your help in identifying the suspect if you were in the vicinity at the time of these incidents. For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspect — who appeared to be the same man in both cases: male, white, 5’8” tall, 160 lbs, last seen wearing: a hooded ‘Syracuse’ sweatshirt blue or green in color and blue jeans. The suspect also matches the description of the suspect in the robbery occurred in Thornden Park on October 27, 2010 at 9:45 AM and reported under DPS # 10-33223.

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, 10/28/2010

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: 10/28/10

DPS # 10-33223 / SPD #10-506269

Thornden Park

THURSDAY – 10/28/10 – 9:45 AM –  Two students report that they were approached and robbed at 9:45 AM while walking through Thornden Park near the amphitheater. The students state that the unknown suspect approached them, displayed what appeared to be a black revolver and stole property consisting of an orange backpack and a large green purse. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot through the park towards the water tower where he may have then left the area in a newer model blue Chevrolet Impala.

DPS asks your help in identifying the suspect if you were in the vicinity at the time of this incident. For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspect: male, white, 25-33 years of age, 5’7” tall, 160 lbs., black hair, last seen wearing: a blue hooded ‘Syracuse’ sweatshirt, blue sweatpants with the legend ‘Syracuse’ down the leg, and a black cloth skull cap.

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: Armed Robbery, 10/08/2010

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

Armed Robbery

Date Issued: 10/8/10

DPS 10-30319 / SPD #2010-479219

300 BLOCK COMSTOCK AVE

THURSDAY – 10/07/2010 – 7:55 PM –  A student reported that he was approached by an unknown male while he was in the 300 block of Comstock Ave. The male asked the student to purchase property, when the student removed his wallet the male displayed a knife. The male then fled the area on foot with the student’s property. The suspect was last seen running in a north direction away from campus. The student did not sustain any injuries.

DPS asks your help in identifying the suspect if you were in the vicinity at the time of this incident. For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspect: male, black, early 20’s, 5’ 11” tall, thin build, last seen wearing a red “Phillies” baseball cap(backwards), dark colored sweatshirt and jeans. Suspect had two small tattoos, one on each side of his face just under the corners of his eyes. One of the tattoos appeared to be a lightning bolt. Suspect also had a small diamond stud nose ring.

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

Update on Armed Robbery, 10/07/2010

This is an update to a Public Safety Notice issued this morning. Please view the PDF flier.

On Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7:55 p.m., a student reported that he met with an unknown male (depicted above are actual photos of the suspect from an earlier encounter with the victim on the day of the robbery) while he was in the 300 block of Comstock Avenue.

The male asked the student to purchase various small electronic items and when the student removed his wallet the male displayed a knife. The male then fled the area on foot with the student’s money and left the wallet on the ground. The suspect was last seen running in a north direction away from campus. The student did not sustain any injuries.

At the time of the actual robbery the suspect had a dark colored sweatshirt on. DPS asks your help in identifying the suspect (depicted above but without the sweatshirt noted below) if you were in the vicinity at the time of this incident.

For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspect: male, black, early 20’s, 5’ 11” tall, thin build, last seen wearing a red “Phillies” baseball cap (backwards), dark colored sweatshirt and jeans. Suspect had two small tattoos, one on each side of his face just under the corners of his eyes. One of the tattoos appeared to be a lightning bolt. Suspect also had a small diamond stud nose ring.

Seeking information… If you have additional information regarding this incident, please contact the Syracuse Police Department (SPD) at 442-5222 or SU’s Department of Public Safety at 315-443-2224.

Public Safety Notice: Off-Campus Burglary, 09/27/2010

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

Off ­ Campus Burglary

Date Issued: 9/27/10 

DPS 10‐29095 / SPD 10‐464760

Monday – 9/27/2010 – 10:45 AM

1000 Block of Madison St.

A student reported that he awoke at 10:45 a.m. to find an unknown man in his bedroom.  The student confronted the man  about his presence in his apartment.  The suspect then produced a small knife and fled the residence with personal items  stolen from the victim’s bedroom.  It is believed the suspect gained entry to the residence through an unlocked exterior  door. The victim did not sustain any injuries.

DPS asks your help in identifying the suspect if you were in the vicinity at the time of this incident.  For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspect:   The victim described the suspect as:  male, black, 5’ 5” tall, 150 lbs, late  teens‐early twenties, last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and 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 Update: 09/13/2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Dear SU Community Members: Earlier this afternoon, at approximately 1:45 p.m., officers from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to the Hall of Languages to investigate a report of a male student displaying a knife. The student was located by officers in the building, appeared to be intoxicated, and was found to have a small folding knife.  No one in the building reported being injured or directly threatened by the student. The knife was secured and the student was taken to DPS headquarters for questioning.

The student has been removed from campus pending university judicial action.  No criminal charges were filed.

Any campus community member with questions or concerns may reach the Department at  315‐443‐5476.

Public Safety Notice: Off Campus Burglary, 09/02/2010

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

Off Campus Burglary

Date Issued: 09/02/2010

DPS Case number 10-25591, SPD Case number 10-430474

Thursday, 9/2/2010 at 2:37 am

100 block of Comstock Avenue

A student reported that an unknown male entered his off-campus apartment located several blocks from campus, through an unlocked first floor bedroom window. The suspect demanded and received several personal items belonging to the victim and then fled the scene. It was reported that a knife displayed and may have been used to cut the window screen allowing entry into the residence. The student did not sustain any injuries.

DPS asks your help in identifying the suspect(s) if you were in the vicinity at the time of this incident. For this purpose, the following is a description of the suspect: male, black, early 20’s, 5’10” tall, 215-230 pounds, short hair, last seen wearing: a black shirt and black trousers.

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