MONDAY, Oct. 5, 5:15 p.m. — Officers arrested four non-student males between the ages of 19 and 20 after two weeks of investigations regarding stolen cell phones in the East Gym, said Investigator Patrick Reilly of Binghamton’s New York State University Police. The suspects illegally gained access to the gym when one gained legal access and let the others in through a side door. They were caught by staff, and UPD arrived to take them back to the station. After questioning the suspects, the officers found out that the suspects stole cell phones and wallets from East Gym members on five different occasions from September 18 through October 3. The suspects were charged with criminal trespass and criminal possession of stolen property. They were given appearance tickets returnable to Vestal town court.
TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 12 p.m. — A 19-year-old male misplaced his wallet and it was recovered by UPD, Reilly said. Upon inventorying the wallet, officers found that there were two Michigan driver’s licenses as well as a New York State learner’s permit. The officers determined that the IDs were altered. The suspect admitted to forging the permit himself and using the IDs to gain access to local bars. The case was turned over to the Office of Student Conduct.
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TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 12:08 p.m. — Officers were dispatched to the Appalachian dining hall in Mountainview College for reports of larceny, Reilly said. A witness contacted UPD because they saw three males trying to steal a potted plant and a dining hall chair from the establishment. The suspects were stopped by a resident director until the officers arrived. Two of the suspects complied with the officers but one said that his ID was in his room. After obtaining the ID, the 19-year-old male remained uncooperative. Eventually the suspect calmed down and they all admitted to trying to steal the items. The case was referred to the Office of Student Conduct.
THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 4:31 a.m. — Officers witnessed a vehicle at the College-in-the-Woods dining hall loading dock back into another car and then drive away, Reilly said. The officers eventually stopped the vehicle on East Drive and, when questioned, the 42-year-old female driver denied that she struck a car. The officers pointed out the dent on the side door of her vehicle, and the suspect then said that she did not notice any damage which is why she drove away. The 24-year-old male owner of the other vehicle was contacted and, after determining that there were only paint scratches on his car, decided not to pursue criminal prosecution. The suspect was allowed to leave. No charges were filed.