Public Safety Notice: Off-Campus Menacing, 12/10/2011

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

Off Campus Menacing

Date Issued: Friday, December 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Case # 11-545146

700 Block of Ostrom Avenue

A student reported to the Syracuse Police Department that while walking alone in the 700 block of Ostrom Avenue, she was approached by an unknown male suspect who grabbed her from behind and displayed a knife. The suspect ran off when he heard a group of students nearby. The suspect was last seen on foot heading south on Ostrom Ave. The victim sustained minor injuries.

DPS asks for 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, 6’ to 6’ 2” tall, medium build, 25 to 30 years of age, last seen wearing blue jeans and a 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: Arrest Made in Slocum Hall Burglaries, 09/12/2011

September 12, 2011

The Department of Public Safety and the Syracuse Police Department have been working closely together on the investigations surrounding the burglaries that occurred in Slocum Hall last week.

The Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is now able to announce that all three suspects have been positively identified; one of the suspects has been arrested and is in custody; and the remaining two suspects are being actively sought‐after.

Students, faculty, and staff are still reminded to safeguard personal property and to immediately notify the DPS of suspicious behavior. Any campus community member with questions may reach DPS at 315‐443‐2224.

Public Safety Notice: Burglaries at Slocum Hall, 09/08/2011

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

Burglaries

Date issued 09/08/2011   

Case Numbers 11‐428815/11‐424932/11‐442477

DPS reports that there have been a number of laptops stolen from the 2nd and 4th floors of Slocum Hall on two different occasions. The first incident occurred on Monday morning September 5, 2011 between 1:30 am and 3:00 am, and the second incident occurred today, Thursday September 8, 2011 at approximately 2:30 pm. During the overnight thefts several locked drawers were forced open and the contents stolen; and during the incident that occurred Thursday afternoon the loss was largely attributed to property being left unattended. Students are encouraged to keep their possession on their persons and immediately report suspicious behavior.

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, 08/25/2011

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: 08/25/2011; incident occurred at approximately 2:24 am

Case # 11-409686

1000 block of Lancaster Avenue

Two students reported to the Syracuse Police Department that they were robbed Thursday, August 25, 2011, at 2:24 am in the 1000 block of Lancaster Avenue. The victims report that they were approached by two unknown male suspects who displayed a knife and demanded money from the victims. The suspects then fled on foot, northbound on Lancaster Avenue. The victims were not injured during the incident.

DPS asks for your help in identifying the suspects if you were in the vicinity at the time of these incidents. For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspects: Suspect #1: male, black, 5’7” tall, medium build, last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black pants. Suspect #2: male, black, medium build, last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

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, 08/17/2011

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: 08/17/11

SPD # 11-398624

Intersection of Clarendon Street and Maryland Avenue

Two persons not affiliated with Syracuse University reported to the Syracuse Police Department that they were robbed Wednesday morning at 01:28 am while walking off campus at the intersection of Clarendon and Maryland Avenue. The victims report that they were approached by three unknown male suspects who brandished what appeared to be a small handgun and demanded the victims’ cell phones, wallet, keys and purse. The suspects then entered a dark blue sedan and fled the area. They were last seen heading east on Clarendon Street. The victims were not injured during the incident.

DPS asks your help in identifying the suspects if you were in the vicinity at the time of these incidents. For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspects: Suspect #1: male, black, 5’8” tall, 180 lbs, last seen wearing: a baseball cap and a dark colored New York Yankees coat, possibly in possession of a handgun. Suspect #2: male, black, 6’4” tall, 180lbs, no further description. Suspect#3: 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: Assault, 07/29/2011

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

Assault

Date Issued: 7/29/2011

DPS Case Number 11-25156 / SPD #11-373299

300 Block Slocum Drive

Friday – 7/29/2011- 1:22 AM – The SU Department of Public Safety responded to a report of an altercation that occurred on South Campus where a large gathering was taking place. During the altercation, a student was stabbed with a knife. The suspect, who is not believed to be an SU student, fled the area running in an unknown direction. Early media reports of an additional incident involving a knife last night on South Campus are inaccurate. Witnesses described the suspect as: Suspect #1: male, black, 5’11” to 6’ tall, dark skin, unknown age, short dreadlock style hair, with a pierced bottom lip, last seen wearing: a white V neck shirt, shorts and a green baseball style hat on backwards.

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 Bulletin: Bicycle Security, 07/15/2011

BICYCLE SECURITY DPS reports that several bicycle larcenies have occurred on campus in recent weeks. While the stolen bicycles were secured to bike racks with cable locks, the locks were easily cut. Despite several arrests DPS has made regarding these thefts, the problem is ongoing and there have been bicycles stolen after the most recent arrest.

To help resist bicycle thefts, owners are advised to properly utilize a U-bolt type lock (as seen below) to secure their bicycle frames directly to a bike rack. These U-bolt locks are available at the Schine Syracuse University Bookstore at a 25 % discount as well as at most local retail stores and bike shops. See a DPS officer for a discount coupon.

Public Safety Notice: South Campus Burglaries, 05/12/2011

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

South Campus Burglaries

Date Issued: 5/12/2011 

DPS Case Number 11-16901 and 11-16928/ SPD #2011-265733 and 11-265901

300 and 400 blocks of Chinook Drive

Thursday – 5/12/2011 between 3:00 am and 8:00am – The DPS and the Syracuse Police Department are investigating two separate burglaries which occurred at South Campus apartments. The involved students reported that electronic equipment and other personal property were stolen. The investigation revealed that entry into the apartments was accomplished through UNLOCKED FRONT DOORS. 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, unknown race, unknown age, approximately 5’ 9” tall, medium build, last seen wearing dark pants, a white hooded sweatshirt, red hat or head scarf.

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 Attempted Robbery, 04/24/2011

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

Off-Campus Attempted Robbery

Date Issued: 04/24/11

DPS Case Number 11-13886 / SPD #2011-243077

300 Block of Comstock Avenue

Sunday – 04/24/2011–02:11 AM – A student reported that he was the victim of an attempted robbery at 02:11 AM while walking in the 300 block of Comstock Avenue. The student stated that three unknown suspects approached him while he was walking and demanded money and the victim’s cell phone, one of the suspects displayed a knife. During the commission of the crime nearby residents began to exit a dwelling subsequently interrupting the crime in progress. The student did not sustain any injury. The suspects fled the scene. One of the suspects was later apprehended in the 1200 block of Madison Street.

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, black male, approximately 5’6” tall, 135 to 145 lbs, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans. Suspect #2, black male, approximately 5’6”-5’8” tall, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Suspect #3, black male, approximately 5’7”-5’9” tall, wearing a dark jacket with red lettering on the back, blue 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, 04/05/2011

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: 04/05/11

DPS 11-10807 / SPD #2011-217748

Thornden Park

Tuesday – 04/05/2011 – 10:30 AM – A student reported that she was robbed at 10:30 AM while walking through the amphitheater in Thornden Park. The student stated that the unknown suspect came out of a bush, displayed a knife, and stole property consisting of jewelry and a book. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot northeast in the park towards S. Beech St. The student did not sustain injury.

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, 5’ 11” tall, thin build, last seen wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and white sneakers.

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