Public Safety Alert

02/25/2008

Contributed by Anonymous

On Sunday, February 24, 2008, at about 12:24 a.m., the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety received a report that a male student had been physically assaulted in a parking lot near Circle Apartment 3.

The victim stated he was walking in the parking lot when he was punched by an unknown male subject, causing physical injury. The victim was transported by ambulance to Cayuga Medical Center.

A witness described the assailant as a college-age white male, approximately 6'2" to 6'3" tall, with somewhat short dark hair and broad shoulders, wearing a black jacket similar to a peacoat that was worn open, revealing a possible tattoo on the right side of his chest. According to the witness, the assailant was accompanied by a second white male, 5'7" to 5'9" tall, whom the witness said had "Mediterranean skin complexion, wearing a UConn basketball hat backwards on his head."

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Office of Public Safety at 607-274-3333, or leave an anonymous tip at 607-274-1060. The Office of Public Safety would like to remind all community members not to walk alone at night and that a walking escort service is available for anyone by calling their office.

To aid in the prevention of crime and to keep the campus community informed about safety and security issues on an ongoing basis, an institution must alert the campus community of certain crimes in a manner that is timely and will aid in the prevention of similar crimes.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act [20 USC 1092 (f)], Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments, the crimes reported that mandate a "timely warning notice" are in the categories of aggravated assault, arson, burglary, murder and non-negligent homicide, robbery, sexual offenses (forcible and non-forcible), and motor vehicle theft.

The Office of Public Safety monitors the crime reports it receives from the campus community and local police agencies and issues public safety alerts to the campus community on any incidents that are considered to be a serious or continuing threat to students and employees.

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