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Current Crime Alerts
The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a reported Criminal Trespass that occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. this morning, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
At 9:39 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, a Cornell student reported to police that at approximately 7:30 a.m. today, an unknown male entered her room and stood at the foot of her bed until she woke and sat up in bed. The trespasser then stated "sorry" and fled the room. The victim, who resides in a private apartment in the 700 block of Stewart Ave., describes the trespasser as a white male, between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall, with a medium build, darker colored hair and a clean shaven face. He was further described as possibly in his early twenties. No property is missing from the rooms and nothing appears out of place.
The victim was prompted to report this incident after reading the Crime Alert sent earlier this evening. Cornell Police urge anyone experiencing a similar situation to report the incident to Cornell or Ithaca Police. Community members are also encouraged to lock their doors and lower-level windows at night or any time a residence is unoccupied. Anyone with information related to these events is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department at (607) 272-9973 or the Cornell University Police at (607) 255-1111.
Crime Alert: Criminal Trespass – 106 West Ave. – Oct. 8, 2015
The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a reported Criminal Trespass that occurred at approximately 5:15 a.m. this morning, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
At 5:37 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, two Cornell students reported to police that at approximately 5:15 a.m. today, an unknown male entered two female victim’s rooms and stood at the foot of their beds until they awakened. One victim sat up and confronted the trespasser who stated “sorry" then fled the room. The two Cornell students, who reside at 106 West Ave. - the Young Israel House - describe the trespasser as a white male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with shorter light colored hair and a clean shaven face. He was further described as possibly in his early twenties and last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with “CORNELL" written across the front. No property is missing from the rooms and nothing appears out of place.
The police investigation is continuing. Cornell Police urge community members to remember to lock their doors and lower-level windows at night or any time a residence is unoccupied. Anyone with information related to these events is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department at (607) 272-9973 or the Cornell University Police at (607) 255-1111.
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Campus Road will be closed from west of Wing Drive to Wilson Lab on Monday, October 12, 5 am to 5 pm for utility repairs.
Access to parking on Campus Road will be from the west only; the detour route is Garden Avenue to Tower Road to Wing Drive.
Pleasant Grove Road south of Hasbrouck Apartments will be reduced to one lane on Tuesday, October 13, 5 am to 8 am, for utilities work.
Flaggers will be on site to control traffic.
A portion along the south side of Cascadilla Gorge Trail, between Trolley bridge crossing eastward to the Oak Avenue stairs will be closed Wednesday, September 30 through Saturday, October 10 to repair a failed storm water outlet. Detour signs will be in place to assist with pedestrian traffic.
The City of Ithaca has announced that Forest Home Drive will be closed from the Thurston Avenue intersection to the service drive of Olin Laboratory beginning Thursday, September 17, until further notice due to ongoing erosion of the gorge wall. Pedestrian and bicycle access will be maintained through the closed area.
Access to the Forest Home Drive parking garage and the Toboggan Lodge parking lot will be maintained from the east.
Beginning September 1, foundation repairs will begin on the east end of Sibley Hall. The work and staging areas will be enclosed by fencing.
Access to the sidewalk adjacent to the work area may be impacted at times by equipment and material deliveries. Impact to pedestrians is expected to be minimal.
Please comply with posted signage and flaggers.
The new temporary service drive from West Avenue to Willard Straight Hall will open May 1, 2015. The access drive on Campus Road, along with the sidewalk on the north side of Campus Road, will close on May 4, 2015.
Gannett patient parking spaces have been relocated to Campus Road, next to the visitor parking and information booth. The WSH metered lot is now reduced to 25 spaces. Signs and barricades will be in place to direct vehicles and pedestrians around the construction zone.