Public Safety Alerts

Instruments stolen at the Whalen Center for Music

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is investigating the report of a burglary that occurred in the Whalen Center for Music between 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, and 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.  The complainant reported that an unknown person entered a room and stole a musical instrument.  There were no signs of forced entry into the area.

In addition, the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is investigating a second musical instrument theft that occurred in the same building between 10:25 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

At this time, it is believed that these two crimes were committed by the same person.  The investigations have developed a suspect who is described as being a white male, 5’8” to 6’0” tall, with a thin build, approximately 30 to 35 years of age.

Anyone having information pertaining to these incidents 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.

Members of the campus community are reminded to always lock their offices, rooms and apartments and immediately report any 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.