Public Safety Alerts

Clarke Hall Burglary

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is investigating the report of a burglary that occurred in Clarke Hall at about 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.  The caller reported that an unknown person had entered the room, gone through drawers and fled the area.  There were no signs of forced entry into the room and the room was occupied at the time.  Officers identified and apprehended the person believed responsible for the incident.  The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone having information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management at 607-274-3333, or to leave an anonymous voice mail message at 607-274-1060.


The caller immediately reporting the incident greatly contributed to the investigation.  Members of the campus community are reminded to always immediately report suspicious activity to the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management  


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 located in the Center for Public Safety and General Services on Farm Pond Road. The Office of Public Safety is staffed 24/7 year round.