Since Nov. 3, University Police have investigated several cases of theft and vandalism and made 15 arrests.
Nearly $1,600 worth of personal property—a laptop computer, iPhone, sneakers and over $100 in cash—was reported stolen from a room in Oneida Hall. University Police arrested two 19-year-old men, one from Watertown and one from Fort Drum and charged each with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny. Police said security cameras in the residence hall lobby helped them find the suspects.
University Police charged a 28-year-old employee of Dining Services with three counts of petit larceny. She is accused of stealing money out of her co-workers’ purses while they worked in Cooper Dining Hall.
Police charged a 21-year-old Seneca Hall resident with third-degree assault in connection with an alleged attack on another student.
A 19-year-old Cayuga Hall resident was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana, a violation. Officers were investigating an odor of marijuana coming from a room. While searching the room, they said they recovered a set of black metal knuckles.
A 19-year-old Onondaga Hall resident was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, and unauthorized use of a driver’s license, an infraction, after officers responded to a complaint of a man running down the hallway in Seneca Hall knocking on doors and yelling.
Motor vehicle misdemeanors
A 20-year-old Baldwinsville man was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or above, both misdemeanors, and unauthorized use of another person’s license and driving the wrong way down a one-way street, both violations. A 60-year-old Syracuse woman was charged third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle. A 26-year-old Fayetteville woman was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.
Police charged four teenage students with possession of marijuana: two residents of Oneida Hall and one each from Moreland and Seneca halls.
(Posted: Nov 17, 2014)