Public Safety Notice: Robbery, 12/15/2012

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

Robbery

Sunday, December 15, 2012 at or about 2:00 am

SPD Case # 12-548465

401 Van Buren Street, near the patio area

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at or about 2:00 am, three students reported that they were approached by an unknown man while they were outside of a residence hall patio area located at 401 Van Buren Street, Brewster/Boland/Brockway Halls. The students state that the suspect displayed a knife and demanded their property, which consisted of money, a debit card, SUID, and cell phone. The students did not sustain any injuries. The suspect then fled on foot in a southwest direction away from campus.

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

The suspect is described as male, black, 5’ 6”, medium build, 18-22 years of age last seen wearing dark clothing, a dark hooded sweatshirt with writing on the back and the left front of the 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 Strong Arm Robberies and Arrests, 10/27/2012

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 Robberies and Arrests

Sunday, October 28, 2012

SPD Case Numbers 12-491344, 12-491389, and 12-491535

On Saturday, October 27, 2012, at approximately 10:21 p.m., a student reported being robbed by two males at 560 Clarendon Ave. The student reports he was walking west on Clarendon Ave when he encountered two men walking towards him. As the men approached the student, he was surrounded on both sides and one of the suspects hit him in his mouth. He was knocked to the ground and kicked in his head and ribs. The student stated one of the suspects reached into his pocket and took cash. The suspects left traveling west on Clarendon Ave towards Ostrom Ave. This case is still under investigation – nobody has been charged at this time. DPS asks for your help in identifying the suspects if you were in the vicinity at the time of the incident. For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspect:

Suspect # 1: male, black, 5’10”, about 20 years of age wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Suspect # 2: male, black, 5’10”, about 20 years of age wearing a red/maroon hooded sweatshirt.

The Syracuse Police Department with the assistance of the Department of Public Safety has announced several arrests in connection with the below listed robberies that occurred in the East Neighborhood area Saturday night/Sunday morning. The investigation into all these robberies is active and on-going. All three suspects are being held in the Onondaga County Justice Center in downtown Syracuse.

Incident #1/Arrests Made: On Saturday, October 27, 2012, at approximately 10:45 p.m., two graduate students reported being assaulted and robbed by three males at Fellows Ave. and Euclid Ave.

Incident #2/Arrests Made: On Saturday, October 27, 2012, at approximately 10:50 p.m., a student reported being assaulted and robbed by three males in the 400 block of Stratford Ave.

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: Harassment, 10/25/2012

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

Harassment

Date Issued: October 25, 2012

SPD Case # 12-488084)

Intersection of Marshall Street and Comstock Avenue

On Thursday, October 25, 2012, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Department of Public Safety was made aware of a harassment incident involving a student that had just occurred in front of Haven Dining Hall near the intersection of Marshall St. and Comstock Ave. The student reported that he was physically attacked as he attempted to walk past two males. The student was sprayed with pepper spray, struck in the chest and wrestled to the ground. The student received minor injuries.

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

Suspect # 1: male, black, 5’ 10”, medium build, early 20’s, wearing a black hoodie and baggy jeans, Suspect # 2: male, black, 5’ 10”, stocky build, early 20’s, wearing a black hoodie and baggy jeans. The suspects were last seen heading north on Walnut. Ave.

Public Safety Notice: Off-Campus Attempted Robbery, 10/25/2012

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

Notice Issued October 26, 2012

Case # 12- 488540

900 block of Lancaster Avenue

On Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10:40 p.m., a student reported to DPS that when he was walking in the 900 block of Lancaster Ave, between Stratford St. and Kensington Rd. he was approached by two males, one of whom asked to use his cellphone. The student told the man he couldn’t use his cellphone. One of the men then pressed something against his back, walked him up a driveway in between two houses, and demanded his cellphone and headphones. After the student gave the suspects his cellphone and headphones, he observed that one of the men held a black handgun. As the student began to walk away, the suspects gave the student his personal property back. The suspects then ran north on Lancaster Ave.

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

Suspect # 1: male, black, 5’ 7”, 20-22 years of age, thick build, wearing a charcoal grey sweatshirt and blue jeans; Suspect # 2: male, black, 5’ 9”, 20-22 years of age, slim build, wearing a blue hoodie and darker blue jeans.

Public Safety Notice: Orange Madness, 10/13/2012

For the protection and safety of Syracuse University students, faculty, staff and neighbors, SU’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) releases the following message:

We are writing to inform the SU campus community of an incident that took place Friday night at the Orange Madness event in the Carrier Dome. Orange Madness is the annual celebration event for the men’s and women’s basketball teams as the upcoming seasons approach.

Toward the end of the event, at approximately 9:30 p.m., during a fight on the Dome concourse, a non-SU affiliated person was stabbed in the upper shoulder area by an unknown assailant, also believed to be a non-SU affiliated individual. The suspect fled the scene and there is no specific suspect information at this time. The event was subsequently ended and patrons left the Dome without further incident.

The University takes this incident very seriously. It is important to note that Orange Madness is a unique event at the Dome, as it is free to the public via general-admission entry, unlike most other ticketed events there. The University has already begun to carefully review the ticketing, seating and overall plan for future Orange Madness events. Syracuse Police, SU Department of Public Safety, and Carrier Dome security staff work in partnership to ensure the safety and security of all patrons, and the Dome has a more than 30-year track record of hosting events in a safe and secure manner.

The Syracuse City Police are actively investigating this incident and if you have any information about it, please call 315-442-5222.

Sincerely,

Chief Anthony Callisto, Director of Public Safety

Peter Sala, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Facility Operations & Carrier Dome Managing Director

Public Safety Notice: Robberies, 10/07/2012

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

Robberies

Date Issued: October 7, 2012

Case Numbers 12-465591, 12-465988, 12-466002

Various Locations

Incident #1: On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 8:20 pm two students reported being robbed by four males in Oakwood Cemetery near Comstock Ave. A silver colored revolver and large knife were displayed. No injuries reported.

Incident #2: On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 3:29 am a student reported 3 males attempted to rob him in the 700 block of Ostrom Ave. The student ran away from the suspects. No injuries reported.

Incident #3: On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 3:45 am a student reported being robbed by three males in the parking lot of 703 Walnut Ave. One suspect threatened the use of a knife, none observed. The student received a scraped knee.

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

Incident #1: 4 suspects, similarly described as male, black, 5’ 9”, 170 lbs, between 16 and 22. Clothing: All wore sweatshirts; Blue and red Buffalo Bills, blue and orange hooded, white hooded, gray hooded.

Incident #2: 3 suspects, male, black, 5”10” to 5’11” late 20’s, one w/ facial hair, Clothing: Reddish brown jacket, blue hooded sweatshirt. No description of third suspect.

Incident #3: 3 suspects, male, black, 5’8” to 5’10”, 150 to 160 lbs between 16 and 19, Clothing: Large puffy jacket no clothing description on other two.

Public Safety Update: A Message from DPS Chief Tony Callisto and SA President Dylan Lustig, 09/24/2012

A Message from DPS Chief Tony Callisto and Student Association President Dylan Lustig

September 24, 2012

Students have received a number of Public Safety Notices and other correspondence from DPS regarding crime‐related incidents in the East Neighborhood and some other areas surrounding campus this semester. Additionally, we recently became aware of an unsubstantiated rumor circulating that students may have been or could be the victim of crimes being perpetrated by non‐students as some sort of initiation as part of gang activities.

To be clear, DPS has absolutely had no reason to believe this is true and experts on these matters from the Syracuse Police Department have concurred. The rumor is simply false. While there is typically an uptick in crime near SU at the beginning of the fall semester, we have not seen an increase beyond what has been experienced over past years in the immediate campus and rental area near campus (Euclid Ave area).

However, there have been two recent incidents of concern on Marshall Street near Acropolis Pizza involving non‐SU students, and SU students have not been the targets of this activity.  We would therefore suggest avoiding this establishment late at night, as it has been the center‐point of these activities. Further, as we mentioned in previous messages over the past three weeks, we continue to have concerns regarding non‐students attempting to gain access to student parties. There are concerns that some of these non‐students have criminal backgrounds. We strongly encourage students to call 911 if non‐ students enter a party. Students should know who is attending any party they hold. All students should also only attend parties where they know the hosts and should immediately leave if they feel uncomfortable.

In response to these incidents and concerns, DPS is working very closely with the SPD on investigations of the incidents and strategies to deter criminal activity and promote safe student behavior. Patrols have been significantly increased by the SPD, DPS as well as the Onondaga County Sheriff’s office. These proactive, joint law enforcement patrols will continue over the coming weeks to minimize the likelihood of crime. In this vein, we’d like to remind you of some basic safety tips that will enhance your safety on and around the SU campus:

  • Never walk alone, take advantage of the CENTRO and Caz Limo bus services. Taxi services are also available.
  • Walk, bike or jog in groups of three or more, away from bushes, cars, and other objects a suspect could hide behind.
  • 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.
  • 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.  Have your house or car keys in hand before you reach your door.
  • 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.
  • 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.

If you have any questions about these important matters, please feel free to contact DPS at 315.443.5476

Public Safety Notice: Off Campus Robbery, 09/23/2012

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: 23 August 2012

Case # 12-406243

Madison Street and Ostrom Avenue

A student reported that on 22 August 2012 at 11:00 pm he was robbed while walking near the entrance to Thornden Park at the intersection of Madison St. and Ostrom Ave. The student stated he was approached from the front by six suspects. The suspects smiled and asked the student for money. One suspect struck the student in the head with a piece of wood and another suspect kicked him when he fell to the ground. The suspects then took the student’s eyeglasses and headphones. The student did not suffer any injuries. The suspects were last seen heading west on Madison St.

DPS asks for your help in identifying a suspect if you were in the vicinity at the time of the incident. For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspects: 6 Males, black, approximately 5’9” tall, medium build, 17 to 18 years of age, wearing jeans and hooded sweatshirts draped around their shoulders.

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 at Acropolis Pizza on Marshall Street, 09/22/2012

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

Assault at Acropolis Pizza on Marshall Street

Date Issued: September 22, 2012

Case # 12-447027

The Syracuse Police are actively investigating an assault that occurred on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at approximately 1:50 a.m. A non-student was assaulted with a knife after a fight broke out in the doorway of Acropolis Pizza. No students were involved in this incident. The non-student received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the assault. There is no suspect information available at this time. The involved persons fled the area away from campus.

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: Possible Firearm Discharge, 09/18/2012

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

Possible Firearm Discharge

Marshall Street Area, late Friday night 9/14/2012

Date Issued: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Case # DPS 12-437686/SPD 12-437662

On Saturday, September 15, 2012 at approximately 2:25 a.m., DPS and SPD responded to a suspicious noise in the 100 block of Marshall Street. After an investigation, the Syracuse Police today advised DPS that the incident is a possible firearm discharge incident. Witnesses have indicated to SPD officers that an unknown male displayed what appeared to be a hand gun and a single popping noise was heard. There were no injuries reported. The suspect immediately fled the area away from campus in an unknown direction of travel. No suspect description is available for this release.

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