Public Safety Alerts



Public Safety Alert: The Office of Public Safety is investigating a stolen vehicle report and a number of vehicle entries

The Office of Public Safety is investigating a stolen vehicle report and a number of vehicle entries that occurred over the weekend (February 18 – 20, 2011) in various areas of the Circle Apartments parking lot.  According to the complainants, unknown person(s) entered their vehicles and removed various items (e.g., GPS devices and iPods).  There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicles.  The stolen vehicle is described as a 2006 blue/green Chrysler PT Cruiser bearing New York license plate EKG3393.  It is unknown if these incidents are related.

Anyone having information pertaining to these incidents is encouraged to contact the Office of Public Safety at 607-274-3333, or to leave an anonymous voice mail message at 607-274-1060. Additionally, please take a few moments to read the following crime prevention tips:   

  • Always lock your car whenever it is unattended, even for a moment. 
  • Leave nothing visible in your car; this is an invitation for theft.  Do not leave expensive property, such as laptops, CD cases, money, purses, cell phones, and portable stereos in plain view in your car.  Lock them in your trunk or take them with you.  Cover up conspicuous stereo equipment.
  • If you have expensive stereo equipment in your car, consider investing in a car alarm.  If you have a car alarm, turn it on whenever you leave your car unattended.
  • Record the brand, model numbers, and serial numbers of all electronic equipment installed in your car.  In the event of theft, give this information to the police.  If the equipment is recovered, it can then be returned to you.  Also engrave your driver's license number on this equipment.
  • Use a steering wheel lock when your car is parked.  While these devices are not foolproof, a thief may decide it's not worth the effort.  Consider installing a LoJack or other stolen vehicle tracking and recovery system.  

 Members of the campus community are reminded to immediately report unusual or suspicious persons or activity by calling the Office of Public Safety at 607-274-3333 or dialing 911.

 

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act [20 USC 1092 (f)],  otherwise known as the “Clery Act,” the College is required to provide the campus community timely warning of certain crimes and other conditions that pose a serious or ongoing threat to life and safety.  The College meets this notification requirement through the issuance of a “Public Safety Alert” intended to aid in the prevention of similar crimes and provide cautionary measures for the campus community.  Clery crimes are as follows:  aggravated assault, arson, burglary, murder and non-negligent homicide, robbery, sexual offenses (forcible and non-forcible), motor vehicle theft, and hate crimes (in accordance with Clery reporting categories for prejudice). 

For additional information concerning timely warnings, crime disclosure and crime reporting, visit /sacl/safety/docs/AnnualSecRep/ to view the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. You may request a hard copy of this publication by calling 274-3353 or in person at the Office of Public Safety.