WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6, 11:00 a.m. — A 21-year-old female student reported to University police that her car’s bumper had been damaged, said Investigator Patrick Reilly of Binghamton’s New York State University Police. The victim said she had parked her vehicle in Parking Lot F at 9:30 a.m., and when she returned she noticed a small scratch on the rear bumper, probably from another vehicle. The officers informed the victim that the damage was not enough to warrant an accident report, but they would file a police report for insurance purposes. The other vehicle was not in the area, and there were no suspects or witnesses.
FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2:02 p.m. — A 21-year-old male student reported to University police that he lost his cell phone on an OCCT bus traveling from Hillside Community to Academic Building A, Reilly said. The student got off the bus without his phone, and when he realized it was gone he used a missing phone app to determine that the phone was in University Plaza. However, the app was not precise enough to determine whether the phone was in the plaza or the apartments. The victim’s information was taken and he chose to seek criminal prosecution if somebody else was found with the phone. He also sent a text to the phone offering a reward for its return, but the phone had been turned off.
FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2:25 p.m. — Officers on patrol were called to Newing College, where a cab driver was having a dispute with a 38-year-old female, Reilly said. The driver had been driving the suspect home through campus when she noticed that the suspect had a bottle of beer in the back seat. The driver told the suspect she could not open the beer in the car, but the suspect did it anyway. The driver pulled over in the Newing College cutout and called University police. Officers spoke to the suspect, who had been out the night before and apparently was still intoxicated. The officers called another cab to take the suspect home, and no charges were filed.
FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 9:50 p.m. — Officers on patrol were called to Parking Lot ZZ North where an accident had occurred, Reilly said. The driver of the vehicle, a 21-year-old male student, had been driving at an unsafe speed in the lot when he hit a snow bank and drove into Hillside Community’s Fillmore Hall. The student’s car was totaled, but there appeared to be no damage done to the building and the occupants of the car were not injured. The driver was given a sobriety test, but was not found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 11:52 p.m. — Officers on patrol were called to Mountainview College’s Cascade Hall after reports of a party with underage drinking in the building, Reilly said. The officers responded to the room and found the door to be partially open. They identified themselves at the door, and the residents allowed them in. There were empty liquor bottles and beer cans on the floor, along with a full bottle of blue liqueur. The residents were warned that they could be charged with underage consumption of alcohol and to listen to their resident assistants in the future.