Public Safety Notices 2017

Public Safety Update: Incident

On Friday, December 15th, 2017, at approximately 10:45 a.m., the Department of Public Safety Department (DPS) and the Syracuse Police Department (SPD) responded to 720 University Avenue, the United States Post Office at Marshall Square Mall, in regards to a suspicious package call. The package was located outside of the Post Office and employees believed that it may have contained something dangerous.

The area was evacuated as a precautionary measure while the incident was investigated.

The SPD Bomb Squad and K-9 Units responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. The package was later determined to contain a compact style refrigerator, and was not a threat to the community.

United States Postal Investigators and the ATF assisted in this investigation.

The Marshall Square Mall has resumed normal operations at this time.

Public Safety Notice: Incident

On Friday, December 15, 2017, at approximately 10:45 a.m., DPS and Syracuse Police Department are investigating an incident at Marshall Square Mall. The Mall is closed. Please stay away from the area until further notice. More information to follow.

Public Safety Update: Robbery Reported

At approximately 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, a student reported being approached by two mask-wearing males while walking in the 300 block of Comstock Avenue. The suspects exited a grey colored vehicle being driven by a female suspect. The suspects reportedly stole the student’s electronic device before returning to their vehicle. The vehicle then fled the scene in a northerly direction away from campus. The student sustained injuries during the incident and was treated at a local hospital.

If you were in the vicinity at the time of the incident, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) asks for your help in identifying the suspects. The suspects are described as two males, wearing masks, age unknown. The driver is described as female, age unknown. The vehicle was a grey colored sedan. No further descriptions were provided.

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 for DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.

Keep yourself safe by reviewing these suggested safety strategies.

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

Public Safety Notice: Robbery

On December 13, 2017, at approximately 1:44 a.m. DPS received a report of a robbery that occurred at 300 Block of Comstock Ave. The Syracuse Police Department and the Department of Public Safety are on the scene and investigating this incident. We ask that you stay away from the area, at this time and that you call DPS at 315.443.2224, should you have information regarding this incident. More information to follow.

Public Safety Update: Incident

On Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 2:29 a.m., the Department of Public Safety responded with the Syracuse Police Department to a report of a stabbing incident at 167 Marshall St. Three victims were injured and at least two suspects were seen in possession of knives. The suspects were last seen fleeing the area on foot in a northerly direction from the intersection of Marshall St. and University Avenue.

No Syracuse University students were involved in this incident.

The Department of Public Safety asks for your help in identifying the suspects, if you were in the vicinity at the time of the incident. The only description available at this time is that the suspects are males between 20 and 30 years of age. No clothing or physical descriptions are available at this time.

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 for DPS, you can use the silent witness tool.

Keep yourself safe by reviewing these suggested safety strategies.

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

Public Safety Notice: Incident

On Sunday, September 10,2017, at approximately 2:29 a.m., DPS received a report of a stabbing that occurred at 167 Marshall St. The Syracuse Police Department and the Department of Public Safety are on the scene and investigating this incident. We ask that you stay away from the area, at this time and that you call DPS at 315.443.2224, should you have information regarding this incident. More information to follow.

Public Safety Update: Robbery

On Friday, December 8, 2017, at approximately 9:52 p.m., a student reported, while walking in the 900 block of Comstock Avenue, they were approached by a dark colored vehicle containing four males. One of the males was in possession of a handgun and told the student to give him his money. The student gave the male his money. The vehicle then fled the scene in a northerly direction towards campus. No injuries were reported.

The Department of Public Safety (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 and the vehicle: Male, 16 to 20 in age. The vehicle was a dark colored 4-door sedan. No further description for either.

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 for DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.

Keep yourself safe by reviewing these suggested safety strategies.

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

Public Safety Notice: Robbery

On Friday, December 8, at approximately 9:52 p.m. DPS received a report of a robbery that occurred at 900 block of Comstock Ave. The Syracuse Police Department and the Department of Public Safety are on the scene and investigating this incident. We ask that you stay away from the area, at this time and that you call DPS at 315.443.2224, should you have information regarding this incident. More information to follow.

Public Safety Informational Notice: Suspicious Activity

On Monday, October 30, three students reported sightings of a male figure in a hooded sweatshirt in their DellPlain Hall rooms. The students reported that their rooms had been locked prior to the reported sightings. There were no signs of forced entry, nothing was stolen and there was no physical contact. At this time, the Department of Public Safety is investigating by:

  • Working to verify these reports by reviewing video tape; and
  • Talking with the students about their reported experiences.

This serves as an important reminder: If you see something, say something. Anyone who has information about this incident, please contact DPS at 315.443.2224.

Questions about this incident can be directed to Chief Bobby Maldonado at romaldon@syr.edu

Public Safety Informational Notice: Off-Campus Vandalism and Vehicle Break-Ins

For the protection and safety of Syracuse University students, faculty, staff and neighbors, the Department of Public Safety releases the following informational notice:

Off-Campus Vandalism and Vehicle Break-Ins

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Syracuse Police Department (SPD) are actively investigating multiple off-campus vandalism and vehicle break-is that have occurred in recent days in Syracuse neighborhoods located to the east of campus. The alleged suspects have been breaking into vehicles for the purpose of stealing items. In addition, several other vehicles have been vandalized without anything being stolen.

To enhance your safety and protect your personal belongings, we recommend taking the following steps:

  • Park your vehicle in an area you are familiar with and that has proper lighting;
  • Report all suspicious people, activity and behavior immediately; and
  • Store valuable items in secure places where they are out of plain sight.

If anyone has any information regarding these incidents or others, please contact the SPD at 315.442.5222 or DPS at 315.443.2224. If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information for DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.

The new academic year is a perfect time to review the full list of our recommended safety strategies.

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