Public Safety Notices 2013

Public Safety Notice: Off Campus Robbery, 11/03/2013

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

Off Campus Robbery

Sunday, November 3, 2013 at approximately 2:00 a.m.

SPD Case # 13-509251

400 block of Ostrom Avenue, between Marshall Street and Adams Street

A student reported being robbed by an unknown male in the 400 block of Ostrom Ave., between Marshall and Adams St. The student reports he was walking alone north on Ostrom Ave. when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect stated he had a knife but did not display a weapon. The suspect demanded the student’s property, which consisted of keys and a wallet. The student did not sustain any injuries.

The suspect fled on foot and was last seen heading in an easterly direction into Thornden Park away from campus. DPS asks for 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 6’0” tall, wearing jeans and a navy blue or black hooded sweatshirt with the hood covering his face, 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: Burglary, 9/11/2013

For the protection and safety of SU students the Department of Public Safety releases the following information:

Important Safety Information For Off Campus Residents

September 11, 2013

Case # 13-439102

Remington Garden Apartments

The Syracuse Police Department is actively investigating the report of a burglary in the Remington Garden Apartments that occurred on September, 9th, 2013. A male posing as a utility worker gained entry to the victim’s apartment claiming he needed to check the apartment’s utilities. He had the victim go into different rooms and knock on the walls so he could listen for water leaks. An iPad and cash were taken from different rooms.

The Syracuse Police ask for your assistance 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, 5’08”, heavy set, dark hair, thin beard under the chin, last seen wearing a black t-shirt with white writing across the chest, long khaki shorts and black sneakers.

For an interactive map of the incident location, refer to the Google map. For your safety, determine who is on the other side of the door before opening it. Have repair or service personnel show official identification and confirm their presence with the person (landlord) requesting the service.

Public Safety Notice: Robbery, 8/29/2013

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

Robbery

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Case Numbers 13-422343 and 13-422349

THURSDAY – 8/29/2013 – 8:40 PM – Stratford at Sumner Streets- Attempted Robbery Three graduate students reported that they were approached by three unknown men at the intersection of Stratford and Sumner Streets. The men asked the students for change, when the students responded that they had no money two of the men displayed a handgun and knife. No property was stolen. The students did not sustain any injuries.

THURSDAY – 8/29/2013 – 8:55 PM – 1000 block of Comstock Ave- Robbery A graduate student reported that he was walking alone when approached by three unknown men in the 1000 block of Comstock Ave off campus. Two of the men displayed a handgun and knife. Money and a cell phone were stolen. The student did not sustain any injuries. The three men were last observed running westerly into Oakwood Cemetery.

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

All three were male, late teens to early 20’s,5’9’’ to 6’0” tall , thin build, suspects were last seen wearing dark or grey colored hooded sweatshirts with a “SYRACUSE” logo imprinted on the chest area on one of the sweatshirts.

Crime Prevention Bulletin: Recent Off Campus Residential Burglaries, 7/3/2013

SECURITY TIPS: RECENT OFF CAMPUS RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES

(Date Issued: 7/03/13)

The Syracuse Police Department is actively investigating a number of residential burglaries that occurred the last couple of weeks to student and non-student residences. The affected areas are located in the areas east and north of campus. The houses and apartments were entered through unlocked windows and doors. To minimize the chances of becoming a victim please remember to:

  • LOCK all exterior doors-EVEN WHEN YOU ARE HOME.
  • Lock all windows or install a window stop so the window can’t be opened more than a few inches.
  • Report all suspicious people and behavior immediately.
  • Store valuable items in secure places.
  • Keep blinds closed when practical.
  • Record serial numbers of electronic equipment.

If anyone has any information regarding these incidents 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 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.

Crime Prevention Bulletin: 6/26/2013

BICYCLE SECURITY

6/26/2013

DPS reports that several bicycle thefts have occurred on campus in recent weeks. Although the stolen bicycles were secured to bike racks with cable locks, the locks were easily cut. To help reduce bicycle thefts, owners are advised to properly utilize a Ubolt type lock (as seen below) to secure their bicycle frames directly to a bike rack. These U-bolt locks are available at the Syracuse University Bookstore in the Schine Student Center at a 25 percent discount for students, faculty and staff. To register your bike and receive your discount coupon, contact Detective C.J. McCurty at cmccurty@syr.edu or 315-480-5467.

If anyone has any information regarding these incidents 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 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.