Public Safety Notice: Attempted Strong Arm Robbery, 12/18/2015

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

Attempted Strong Arm Robbery

Case # 15-588572

Friday, December 18, 2015

East Raynor Avenue and Fineview Place

A student was approached at the top of the stairs near the intersection of East Raynor Avenue and Fineview Place by an unknown male who asked to use her cell phone. The student refused and the male then grabbed the student’s backpack, which caused her to fall to the ground. The male looked through the backpack and threw it down without taking anything. The male then fled down the stairs to Renwick Avenue headed in a southwesterly direction away from campus. DPS asks your help in identifying the suspect if you were in the vicinity at the time of the incident. For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspect: Male, approximately 30 years of age, 6’ tall, medium build, black puffy coat, black half ski mask with gray chevron pattern around the nose/mouth area, left eye was bloodshot and swollen.

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 12/16/2015

Update Regarding Report of a Robbery

SPD DR # 15-582870

On Monday, December 14, 2015, the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued a “Public Safety Notice” bulletin regarding a robbery occurring at the Park Point Apartments, 417 Comstock Ave. The Department of Public Safety and the Syracuse Police Department worked together on this investigation and the Syracuse Police Department arrested the suspect today.

Public Safety Notice, Robbery 12/14/2015

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

Robbery

Case # 15-582870

Monday, December 14, 2015 at approximately 6:12 a.m.

417 Comstock Ave

A student reported a robbery that occurred at Park Point apartments. The student reports an unknown male suspect entered the apartment through an unlocked window. When the student confronted the suspect, the suspect assaulted the student with a knife. The student sustained a non-life threatening injury. The unknown male suspect was wearing red hooded sweatshirt and white sneakers, no further description, and last seen running East on East Adams Street towards Thornden Park.

DPS asks your help in identifying the suspects if you were in the vicinity at the time of the incident. Syracuse Police Department is investigating this case, assisted by the Department of Public Safety.

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 11/11/2015

Yik Yak Threat Incident and Arrest

On 28 October 2015, DPS received a report regarding a post on the Yik Yak app. There have been reports by media and law enforcement that individuals sometimes use Yik Yak to post threats, public alarm posts, or annoying posts because the sender believes they are anonymous.

The app shows posts made within a 10-mile radius of the sender, and the post is available for a limited amount of time before being taken down. The student who reported this incident was very alarmed by a post on Yik Yak and notified DPS. DPS detectives were able to collaborate with Yik Yak, other law enforcement entities, and SU’s ITS team to identify the individual, a former student who resides in the City of Syracuse.

The individual was arrested and charged. DPS takes any and all threats against the University community very seriously and was able to end this incident with a safe and positive outcome. Our hope is that individuals who believe they can remain anonymous while posting comments on public websites for unlawful purposes will end this practice with the knowledge that they are not able to remain anonymous.

To report threatening content on anonymous platforms like Yik Yak, call the Department of Public Safety at 315-443- 2224, or text or email the DPS at 711@syr.edu.

Public Safety Notice: Off Campus Strong Arm Robbery, 10/29/2015

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

SPD Case # 15-522656

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at approximately 8:30 a.m.

1000 block Comstock Ave

A student reported a strong arm robbery that occurred off campus. A student reports that at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2015 she was walking alone northbound in the 1000 block of Comstock Ave. when she was approached from behind by an unknown male. The suspect forcibly grabbed the student’s backpack from her shoulder and fled the scene on foot heading south on Comstock Ave, then west on E. Colvin Street away from campus. No injuries reported. There was no threat of a weapon. The student reported the incident at about 8:00 PM same date.

DPS asks 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:

Male, 30 years of age, wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, 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 Sexual Offenses, 10/26/2015

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

Two Off Campus Sexual Offenses

SPD Cases # 15-516989 and 15-517064

Sunday, October 25, 2015

DPS received the following information on October 25, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. A student reported while walking in the 700 block of S. Crouse Ave. she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male and pulled to the sidewalk along the North side of Bruegger’s Bagel. The male then attempted to kiss the student. The student refused and the male then placed his hand down the front of the student’s pants and forcibly touched the student’s private area. Another student approached the area and pulled the student away from the suspect. The suspect fled on foot East on Marshall St. No injuries were reported. SPD Case # 15-516989

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

Male, 25 years of age, 5’ 9” tall, shoulder length dark hair, dark clothing, no further description.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 at approximately 1:30 a.m. – 700 block of Euclid Ave. DPS received the following information on October 25, 2015 at 8:15 p.m. A student reported she was forcibly touched by an unknown male in the 700 block of Euclid Ave. The student reported she was walking alone when she was approached from behind and pulled behind a hedge of bushes. The suspect forcibly touched the student’s private area through her clothing and then turned her around exposing himself to her. The suspect then struck the student with his elbow causing the student to sustained a black eye and bloody lip. During the struggle with the suspect the student kicked the suspect in the groin causing him to let her go. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction of travel. SPD Case #15-517064

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

Male, mid 30’s, 5’ 10” tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, 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 Attempted Strong-Arm Robbery, 10-23-2015

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

Off Campus Attempted Strong-Arm Robbery

SPD Cases #15-514535

Friday, October 23, 2015

708 Lancaster Avenue

A student reported an attempted strong arm robbery that occurred off campus. The student reports he was walking northbound in the 700 block of Lancaster Ave. when he was approached from behind by four unknown males on bicycles. One of the suspects attempted to grab the student’s cellphone from his hand. The student was then punched in the back of his head, causing him to fall to the ground, sustaining a small laceration to his hand.

The suspects fled the scene on bicycles heading north on Lancaster Ave, then east on Clarendon Street, away from campus. The student refused medical attention. There was no property stolen and no threat of a weapon.

DPS asks 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: 4 Males, 16 years of age, all suspects had on hooded sweatshirts, one was orange, one was red and one was black, all had dark pants on, 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: Attempted Strong Arm Robbery, 10/09/2015

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

Attempted Strong Arm Robbery 

SPD Case # 15-495469

Friday, October 9 2015

401 Skytop Road

An employee reported an attempted strong arm robbery that occurred on-campus. The employee reports while working in the South Campus Express Store located in the Goldstein Student Center, 401 Skytop Road, an unknown male entered the store wearing a ski mask and demanded the employee open the cash register. The suspect fled on foot in a south west direction. No injuries reported, no weapon was displayed, no property was taken.

DPS asks your help in identifying the suspect if you were in the vicinity at the time of the incident. For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspect: male, 5’ 6” tall, 130 lbs, thin build, wearing blue hooded ¾ length jacket, tan pants, black ski mask and gloves.

 

 

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 Residential Armed Robbery, 10/07/2015

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

Off Campus Residential Armed Robbery

SPD Cases # 15-492774

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

200 block of Ostrom Ave

Three students reported an armed robbery that occurred off campus. The students reported while at home in their off campus apartment, located several blocks off campus in the 200 block of Ostrom Ave, they heard a knock at their front door, when they opened the door, two unknown males, wearing surgical masks pushed their way into the apartment. Both suspects displayed handguns and a knife, demanded the victim’s car keys, wallets and cell phones. The suspects fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle in an unknown direction.

The proceeds from the robbery were recovered shortly after by the SPD off campus in the City of Syracuse. No injuries were reported.

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: 2 Males, late 20’s, 5’10 to 6’0 tall, 160 lbs, both suspects were wearing black hooded sweatshirts, black pants, surgical masks, and displayed handguns and knife.

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

Crime Prevention Bulletin 9/12/2015

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

Crime Prevention Bulletin

September 12, 2015

It has come to the attention of the Department of Public Safety that some off-campus students residing in the area of Remington Gardens, Clarendon Heights and Hidden Valley Apartments near south campus have recently reported being approached by unknown males while waiting for a bus or returning home from campus later in the evening between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The suspect(s) approach the victims, ask for money, when the victims displayed their wallet/money, the suspects stole the money and left the area. There were no injuries reported.

As a reminder, we recommend you utilize the campus escort service after hours, the public transportation system and to travel in groups of three or more. It is important to be aware of this and diligent at all times. If anyone experiences or witnesses an incident like this, 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 for DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool. IMMEDIATELY report emergencies or suspicious activities, persons and vehicles.

For Public Safety dial 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.