The Office of Public Safety is investigating a stalking that occurred in the Whalen Center for Music reported on May 10, 2009. According to the complainant, an unknown male was following the victim inside the building causing her to fear for her safety. The victim reported to the officers, a previous encounter with this same unknown person on Friday May 8, 2009 in the Center for Natural Sciences, during which the suspect forcibly touched her.
The suspect was described as being a college aged, white, male, approximately five feet eleven inches tall, skinny, approximately 175 pounds with a muscular build. She continued describing him as having short, brown, shaggy, hair and was last seen wearing a white Tommy Hilfiger T-shirt with a brown spot on the front of the right shoulder, gray jeans and carrying a black sweatshirt.
Anyone having information pertaining to this incident 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.
Members of the campus community are reminded to try to walk together, in well light areas if possible, have friends know your whereabouts and immediately report suspicious people/activity to the Office of Public Safety.
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.