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#1412550 --- 08/13/13 03:24 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: VM Smith]
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After Surge in Crime, Former MLB All-Star Funds Extra Police Patrols in Ithaca

A former Major League Baseball all-star player has given the City of Ithaca $12,000 to increase police patrols around a crime-ridden apartment complex, Ithaca Police said Tuesday.

Former MLB player Mo Vaughn and his business partner, Eugene Schneur, own the West Village Apartment complex on Ithaca's West Hill. The neighborhood has been the site of several violent attacks, including multiple stabbings whose victims have refused to cooperate with police and the shooting of an on-duty Ithaca Police officer in the fall.

The Ithaca Police Department said in a statement Tuesday that it would immediately send out officers in teams of two to conduct extra patrols around the West Village Apartment complex. It will encourage officers to patrol on foot, rather than drive around the perimeter, in the hopes of making headway on investigations stalled by silent witnesses.

"We are committed to continuing the hard work that is involved in restoring the West Hill to a vibrant place to live, work and grow," Ithaca Police Chief John Barber said in a statement. "This additional funding will put officers on the streets up there, and that will enable us to better improve the service that we provide to the Ithaca community as a whole."

The West Village Apartment complex is just one of hundreds of properties Vaughn and Schneur own. The pair has bought and developed affordable housing projects in New York, Massachusetts and Wyoming through their real estate company, Omni New York LLC.

AUGUST 13, 2013
BY AKANE OTANI

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#1413429 --- 08/20/13 09:15 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Syracuse Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Television From Collegetown Apartment - See more at: http://www.cornellsun.com/section/news/c...h.LK4rqPYP.dpuf

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#1413435 --- 08/20/13 09:31 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Slow news day homie?
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#1413461 --- 08/20/13 10:42 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Ithaca: 10 square miles surrounded by reality.
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#1413466 --- 08/20/13 11:37 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: cwjga]
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Originally Posted By: cwjga
Ithaca: 10 square miles surrounded by reality.


Originally Posted By: cwjga
Ithaca: 10 square miles surrounded by reality.


Originally Posted By: cwjga
Ithaca: 10 square miles surrounded by reality.


cwjga: broken record.
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#1413596 --- 08/21/13 10:00 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: twocats]
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Originally Posted By: twocats
Originally Posted By: cwjga
Ithaca: 10 square miles surrounded by reality.


Originally Posted By: cwjga
Ithaca: 10 square miles surrounded by reality.


Originally Posted By: cwjga
Ithaca: 10 square miles surrounded by reality.


cwjga: broken record.


Wow I am impressed. You can copy quotes. Good for you. Is that a new skill.

Glad you agree.


Edited by cwjga (08/21/13 10:02 AM)
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#1416390 --- 09/09/13 06:23 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: cwjga]
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Ithaca Police looking for street robbery suspect

According to the Ithaca Police Department, at about 11:46 p.m. Sunday night, officers responded to the report of a robbery on the South Hill portion of the City of Ithaca.

The victim told police that he was walking on South Hill Terrace when a man approached him and demanded all of his property.

Police say the victim gave the man his property, after which the suspect ran away.

No weapon was presented or threatened.

According to police, the victim described the suspect as a 5’10” white man, about 170 lbs, and wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ithaca Police Department at (607) 272-3245.

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#1418218 --- 09/20/13 01:16 PM Naked man in burglary [Re: newsman38]
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Naked man arrested for Ithaca burglary

ITHACA — City police officers arrested a naked man who was running from the scene of a break in early Friday morning.

The Ithaca Police Department responded to the report of a smashed-out front door at a business in the 700 block of West Buffalo Street.

“Officers arrived on scene and observed the defendant, later identified as Stephen Perll, running from the scene. Perll was naked,” a new release said.

Perll, 29, of Missouri, ran to a boat docked in the nearby Cayuga Inlet, according to police. Officers found Perll, and arrested him.

Officers found property damage, clothes and a bus ticket inside the Audio Hearing Aid Center, 704 W. Buffalo St., the break-in site, IPD Public Information Officer Jamie Williamson said.

Perll exhibited alarming behavior during the booking process, leading police to fear for his well being, Williamson said.

Perll was taken to nearby hospital for a mental health evaluation, and he is in police custody awaiting arraignment.

Perll was charged with a felony count of burglary and misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. Other charges are pending police investigation, police said.

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#1418630 --- 09/24/13 07:56 AM Re: Naked man in burglary [Re: newsman38]
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I am not sure about the validity of this story?

City police officers arrested a naked man who was running from the scene of a break in early Friday morning.

Rumor bar room talk said the wife's husband came home from work early and the perpetrator did not have time to get fully clothed?

I am considering it as a rumor but was a funny explanation of running naked through the streets.
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#1419306 --- 09/28/13 08:59 AM Gun in mouth during robbery [Re: young guns]
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Rifle put in Tompkins County man's mouth as three suspects rob him

Ithaca, N.Y. -- An armed robber put a rifle inside the mouth of an Ithaca man while two other suspects took his wallet and cell phone.

The man was walking from the West Village Apartments to Ithaca's downtown at about 10:30 p.m. when a white sedan stopped near him. The three men then got out of the car, attacked him and fled the scene, at the intersection of Elm Street and the access road to the apartment complex.

The victim sustained minor scratches during the robbery. Ithaca police are investigating the incident and are asking anyone with information to call 607-272-3245.

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#1424336 --- 10/30/13 08:33 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Suspect located in Ithaca armed robbery

ITHACA — A woman was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot near the Econo Lodge off of Triphammer Road around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the scene and located the suspect in the vicinity of the Pizza Hut where he was apprehended.

No injuries were reported. Details about charges were unavailable early Wednesday evening.

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#1425152 --- 11/07/13 07:29 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Woman has laptop stolen; Cornell police search for suspect

Cornell University police are still looking for a suspect they say robbed a woman early Monday evening.

Police say it happened around 6 p.m. in the 200 block of Maple Avenue.

A female told police she was confronted by a man who pushed her to the ground and took her laptop, and then ran in the direction of nearby apartments.

The suspect was described as a black male, six feet tall, about 230 pounds, with short braids and a scruffy beard.

Police say there was no mention of a weapon during the robbery.

Posted on November 5, 2013 by Greg Fry

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#1425922 --- 11/14/13 11:26 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Student Allegedly Behind North Campus Robberies Pleads ‘Not Guilty’


Byung Jun Lee, 21, a student arrested Saturday for allegedly breaking into three North Campus houses, pleaded “not guilty” in the Ithaca City Court Tuesday.

Lee is a student in the College of Arts and Science, according to Cornell’s online directory. He was charged with three counts of burglary, criminal mischief and obstructing after Saturday’s incidents.

Lee has been released from police custody but is under the supervision of the Tompkins Probation Department, according to the Ithaca Independent. Lee will undergo a hearing with Judge Judith Rossiter J.D. ’86 Thursday to determine if there is probable cause.

On Saturday, police received a phone call from a woman who said she had seen Lee in her residence earlier that day.Lee allegedly attempted to enter an apartment on Thurston Avenue around 3 a.m., but fled when police were called.

Lee was caught at 300 Wyckoff Ave. early Saturday, The Sun previously reported.

NOVEMBER 14, 2013 1:00 AM0 COMMENTS
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#1426349 --- 11/19/13 10:21 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Suspect in custody after attempted armed robbery on Cornell campus

ITHACA — A Cornell University employee was confronted at knifepoint at about 4:53 p.m. Tuesday near the Synapsis Cafe in Weill Hall on the Cornell campus, according to a news release from the university.

According to the Cornell University Police Department, the suspect displayed a knife while demanding cash, and then attempted to push the employee into an elevator. The victim them reportedly broke away, yelled for help and escaped out a nearby door, the release said.

A witness overheard the employee’s calls and intervened, called police and attempted to stop the perpetrator. The perpetrator fled on foot, but was located and apprehended by Cornell Police.

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#1429689 --- 12/16/13 10:47 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Ithaca daytime burglaries prompt more police patrols: Entry has been made through unlocked doors and unlocked windows, as well as by forcing entry into the residence, according to police. These incidents have primarily occurred when residents were not home; however, some have occurred while the residence was occupied.

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#1430358 --- 12/23/13 04:24 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Ithaca Police Search for Suspect in Early Morning Strong-Arm Robbery

Ithaca Police are searching for a suspect tied to a strong-arm robbery that they say occurred early Monday morning on the 500 block of West State Street.

A male victim told police that, at around 3 a.m., a male subject in his twenties approached him and asked for a cigarette. The suspect then allegedly demanded the victim turn over his property, moving his hand around in his jacket pocket in a manner “similar to a person pointing a gun,” the Ithaca Police Department said in a press release.

The victim handed over his wallet, cell phone, backpack, jacket and other items. At that point, the male suspect allegedly made sexual advances toward the victim, IPD said.

The victim shoved the suspect, and the suspect fled on foot from the scene. Although the suspect never displayed a weapon, the victim told police that the suspect mentioned he had a handgun.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident. They described the suspect as being a black male who is about 5’9&#8243; tall, weighs approximately 130 pounds, is clean shaven with short hair and was last seen wearing an orange puffy jacket with dark clothes underneath.

DECEMBER 23, 2013 5:01 PM0 COMMENTS
By AKANE OTANI

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#1430512 --- 12/26/13 08:16 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Ithaca is done people will be leaving soon. Enough is enough.
What is the police doing about all this crime?
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#1431029 --- 01/01/14 11:06 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: young guns]
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Ithaca Criminals Taking Advantage of Fewer Patrols

Ithaca’s top cop — John Barber — released a statement admitting crime is up in the city. The reason? Perhaps it’s a 25 percent drop in police officers over the past decade.

Aside from the obligatory note on Ithaca being named “safest small city in the U.S.” (factors of which include weather, foreclosure rates and terrorist attacks), Barber came clean with Ithaca residents who already know the college town is not as safe as it once was.

“As it stands now there are approximately 25% fewer police officers working at [the Ithaca Police Department] than 10 years ago,” the Police Chief said. In other words, for every three police officers now patrolling the city, there were four in 2004.

During the October budget negotiations, Barber lost the argument to add six officers. A compromise by the Ithaca Common Council for two additional officers was vetoed by City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick.

DECEMBER 27, 2013 BY ED SUTHERLAND

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#1432403 --- 01/12/14 08:18 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Ithaca police catch attempted robbery suspect

Ithaca police officers caught an attempted robbery suspect as he was running from the scene of the crime.

Police said they chased Steven J. Happel, 21, Brooktondale, as he was running across South Meadow Street.

Officers found him hiding in a dumpster and arrested him.

According to Ithaca Police, Happel entered a convenience store on the 200 block of North Meadow Avenue and approached the counter with a concealed object under his sweatshirt.

Happel allegedly pointed the object at the cashier and threatened to shoot unless the cashier handed over money.

The cashier hit the panic alarm. Police said Happel ripped it out of the cashier's hand and fled.

Updated Jan 12, 2014 at 5:32 PM EST

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#1433215 --- 01/19/14 10:23 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes?


Could be. In 2010, fi, Ithaca's robbry rate was considerably higher than Geneva's.
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