Public Safety Notices 2018

Public Safety Informational Notice: Email Scam

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, members of the Syracuse University community reported receiving a fraudulent email scam relating to Bitcoin. This scam is currently happening across the country and the messages are very similar in nature. This scam is being investigated by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials. There is no threat to the Syracuse University community but we wanted you to be aware so you can remain vigilant when opening your email.

Please direct questions or concerns to the Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224.

Public Safety Notice Update: Robbery

As a follow-up to the Public Safety Notice distributed earlier this afternoon, the Syracuse Police Department and the SU Department of Public Safety (DPS) have taken into custody three individuals suspected to be involved with a dispute and attempted robbery in an apartment in the 500 block of Slocum Drive.

When the first DPS officer arrived on the scene, he spotted three individuals who appeared to be related to the incident, which was reported by a student in the apartment. The three individuals were questioned on the scene, detained and later transferred to the custody of the Syracuse Police Department. None of the individuals are affiliated with Syracuse University.

A fourth suspect fled the scene on foot in an easterly direction away from campus. The male suspect is described as wearing an all-black jump suit and black hat. No further description is available at this time. The scene is now clear and normal activity may resume.

No injuries were reported and no property was stolen.

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.

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.

Public Safety Notice: Robbery

On Monday, November 26, 2018 at approximately 12:50 p.m., DPS received a report of a robbery that occurred at South Campus. 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: Bicycle Larcenies

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

Bicycle Larcenies

DPS has had several reported bicycle larcenies on campus over the last few weeks. Each of the stolen bicycles had been secured to a bicycle rack with a cable lock, which can be cut easily and discreetly.

Arrests have been made by DPS regarding these thefts, but the problem can persist if we are not diligent. DPS recommends using a U-bolt type of lock to better secure your bicycle and deter theft. These locks are available at the Syracuse University Bookstore in the Schine Student Center, as well as at most local retail stores and bicycle shops.

In addition, please consider registering your bicycle with DPS. To do that, complete this form and set up an appointment with an officer. A registration number will be affixed to your bicycle, and that information will be kept on record.

As always, we ask our community to remain vigilant to help keep our campus safe. To report a crime, contact DPS at 315.443.2224. If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information to DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.

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

Public Safety Informational Notice Update: Burglaries

As a follow up to the August 28th Public Safety Informational Notice regarding the burglaries that occurred at Watson and Lawrinson Residential Halls, the Syracuse Police Department has announced the arrest of two individuals. The investigation is ongoing at this time and is expected to conclude in the near future.

The Syracuse Police Department, more specifically, the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), should be commended for the outstanding work that led to these arrests. The CID’s investigative work, in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety detectives and the University’s technical resources, were instrumental in leading to this swift and successful conclusion.

As always, we ask our community to remain vigilant in helping to keep our campus safe. To report a crime, contact 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.

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.

Public Safety Update: Reported Robbery

On Saturday, September 1, 2018, at approximately 2:55 a.m., two students reported they were approached by an unknown male while standing outside their house on the 1200 block of Madison Street. The male displayed what appeared to be a black handgun and knife and demanded both students’ property. The students gave the male their cellphone and handbag. The suspect fled the scene on foot westbound on Madison Street towards Comstock Avenue. No injuries were reported. The male suspect is described as 6’0 tall, 20’s, wearing a black zip up sweater. No further description was provided.

If you were in the vicinity at the time of this incident, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) asks for your help in identifying the suspect.

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.

As always, we ask our community to remain vigilant in helping to keep our campus safe. To report a crime, contact 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.

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.

Public Safety Notice: Robbery

On Saturday, September 1, 2018, at approximately 02:55 a.m, DPS received a report of a robbery that occurred at 1213 Madison Street. 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: Burglaries

Yesterday evening, two different fire alarms were pulled in an effort to create a distraction and to burglarize unlocked residence hall rooms; one in Watson Hall and the other in Lawrinson Hall. Certain personal items including cash, speakers, headphones, wallets, shoes, jewelry and other items were stolen.

Our detectives, along with the Syracuse Police Department, are actively investigating these incidents. If you have information about those responsible for this activity or if you believe you have been a victim of these burglaries, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224.

This kind of activity will not be tolerated and will be investigated with all available resources. We have increased patrols in and around the residence halls. Additionally, we will dispatch additional law enforcement and fire safety staff to fire alarm pull incidents. We have also alerted the residence hall staff to these incidents.

As a reminder, should a fire alarm go off in your building, follow these useful tips:

•    Anytime you leave your room, whether it is a fire alarm or even if it is only for few minutes to visit a friend, you need to take your key with you and always lock your door.
•    Exit the building in a calm, swift, and safe manner using the exit that is closet to your room.
•    Move away from the building and wait to receive confirmation once it is deemed safe to reenter.
•    Finally, when exiting or entering a residence hall, do not hold the door open for someone behind you; it is expected that everyone is to swipe their SUID card to access our campus buildings.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224.

Public Safety Update: Robbery

On Sunday, May 13, 2018, at approximately 11:15 p.m., a student reported, while walking in the 900 block of Comstock Avenue, they were approached by three unknown males. One of the males displayed what appeared to be a grey handgun and demanded the student’s property. The student gave the males their backpack, wallet, and cellphone. The suspects fled the scene on foot northbound on Comstock Avenue, then east on Acorn Path away from campus. No injuries were reported.

If you were in the vicinity at the time of this incident, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) asks for your help in identifying the suspects. All three suspects were described as males in their late teens to early twenties, all wearing dark clothing, including hooded sweatshirts. No further description.

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.

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.

Public Safety Notice: Robbery

On Sunday, May 13, 2018 at approximately 11:15 p.m., DPS received a report of a robbery that occurred in the 900 block of Comstock Avenue near Oakwood Cemetery. 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.