Public Safety Information Notice: Burglaries Continue

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Syracuse Police Department (SPD) continue to investigate multiple burglaries in off-campus neighborhoods. Since our update on Saturday, four more incidents have occurred in the following areas:

  • 1300 block of East Adams Street
  • 1200 block of Harrison Street
  • 700 block of Ostrom Avenue
  • 200 block of Comstock Avenue

It is critical to secure your belongings and residence before you leave. DPS has not seen any incidents where forced entry occurred; the alleged burglars have entered properties through unlocked windows and doors.

Again, we encourage you to take the following steps.

  • Lock all doors and windows.
  • Do not leave your car keys out in the open.
  • Mark/engrave all items of value and keep a record including serial numbers.
  • Do not leave credit cards, blank checks, or other valuables readily accessible; these can be taken and used by a thief before you know they are gone.
  • Make your house look occupied; buy a timer that automatically turns on interior and exterior lights at a predetermined time, or when there is motion.
  • Be sure your outdoor lighting is working and sufficient.
  • Lock sliding glass doors and place a wooden dowel or metal bar in the track of the door.
  • Do not leave any valuable items near windows. Take pictures of anything valuable and ensure that you have installed tracking software and documented the serial numbers of all electronic devices.

If you observe anything suspicious, for on-campus, please call DPS at 315.443.2224 or use the Rave Guardian app or for off-campus, call the Syracuse Police Department at 315.442.5111.