Public Safety Update: Arrest Made in Recent Attempted Sexual Assault and Robbery

The Syracuse Police Department, assisted by the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety, has made an arrest in connection with the attempted sexual assault and robbery that occurred early in the morning on Oct. 7, in Oakwood Cemetery. The suspect has been arrested and charged with first degree attempted rape, third degree robbery and fourth degree criminal mischief.

A special thanks to our community members who provided valuable information that led to the apprehension of the suspect. As a reminder, if you see someone or something suspicious, please contact 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 or via the LiveSafe app.

If you or someone you know has been affected by an incident on or near campus, please know that there are resources available to you. In addition, for your safety, please review these suggested safety strategies.

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