The following reports were provided by Investigator Robert Meddleton of Binghamton’s New York State University Police.
MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2:13 p.m. — A 19-year-old female contacted UPD to report harassment. She said it began during the fall semester when a 26-year-old male suspect would follow her from class to different buildings and then to her vehicle. She started asking one of her friends to walk with her so she wouldn’t be alone and she asked the suspect to stop following her and leave her alone. The victim assumed the harassment would stop after winter break, but it continued into the spring semester. The suspect was in several of the female’s classes, and although she sat away from him and didn’t speak to him, he still followed her through buildings and held the door for her. She said she felt uncomfortable, and wanted to file a report to document the issue. Officers contacted the suspect and told him to stop following the female. The suspect said he didn’t understand the issue, but that he would leave her alone.
Louis Vuitton thief
MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2:53 p.m. — A 19-year-old female reported her Louis Vuitton wristlet wallet missing from Hunter Hall of Mountainview College. The victim said she was in the first-floor lounge of Hunter Hall at around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 when she left the wristlet near a printer. When she returned to collect the wallet, it was gone. The wristlet contained the victim’s University ID, which was returned to Residential Life by a cleaner. Through investigation, officers identified a suspect, a 19-year-old female, and questioned her. At first, the suspect denied stealing the wristlet, which was in her possession, and said she was going to post about it in a group chat to find the owner, but later admitted to taking it. The suspect said she planned on selling it for a profit because she needed money. The wristlet is valued at $250 and will be returned to its original owner. The suspect was arrested and will appear in Vestal Town Court.
MONDAY, Feb. 25, 7:35 p.m. — Residential Life employees in Seneca Hall of College-in-the-Woods contacted UPD after they received an anonymous report about someone stealing clothing from the laundry room of the building. According to the anonymous report, laundry has been going missing for several weeks. An investigation is ongoing, and anybody with knowledge of the thefts should contact UPD.
Not a hit-and-run
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 6:04 p.m. — A 20-year-old male contacted UPD to report he was involved in a motor vehicle accident but had not received contact from the other driver involved in the incident. According to the male, he had dropped off an individual at the Events Center and was driving through Parking Lot F when he was struck by a vehicle pulling out of a spot. He exchanged contact information with the driver that hit him, a 20-year-old female, but the male said the female driver had not contacted him since then. She was supposed to text him her license plate number. The damage to his vehicle is estimated to be more than $1,000. Officers contacted the female, who said she had not realized the male was waiting for a text message and didn’t mean to withhold information. She texted her license plate number to him immediately.