Public Safety Alerts

Arson Investigation, Storage Trailer

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is investigating a report of arson that occurred at approximately 4:42 p.m. on Tuesday, April 08, 2014, in a storage trailer south of the Warehouse building.   A Patrol Officer reported observing smoke coming from inside the trailer.  The preliminary investigation reveals that a canvas tarp was smoldering from an ignition source inside the trailer.  Smoke and property damage was limited.  Public Safety is working with the Ithaca Fire Department attempting to determine the cause and origin.

Arson is a very serious crime and poses a serious threat to life and property.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Office of Public Safety at 607-274-3333 or to leave an anonymous voice mail message at 607-274-1060. 

We use this opportunity to remind our campus community to immediately report all unusual or suspicious persons, vehicles and activity.

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 607-274-3353 or in person at the Office of Public Safety.