At Least You Tried?
FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 8:33 a.m. — A physical facilities worker called UPD to report that someone set off a fire extinguisher in College-in-the-Woods’ Oneida Hall, said Investigator Patrick Reilly of Binghamton’s New York State University Police. When officers arrived, they saw that the extinguisher was removed from its designated area and that the zip tie which secures the handle was taken off and thrown on the floor. A fire alarm was raised earlier in the night and it is believed that someone may have set off the extinguisher while the alarm was raised or right after. There are no known suspects or witnesses at this time.
FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 12:29 p.m. — Officers on patrol on West Drive noticed the driver of a vehicle using a cell phone while driving, Reilly said. The driver was speaking on the phone as he passed by the officers. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, a 22-year-old male, gave the officers his license and registration. A computer check found that the license was suspended in 2013 for failure to pay a ticket. The suspect was aware of this suspension and said that he would rectify it soon. The suspect was given two traffic tickets for operating a motor vehicle while using an electronic device and having a suspended license.
SATURDAY, Dec. 12, 4:12 p.m. — Officers observed six people playing soccer on the East Gym Co-Rec field, Reilly said. The officers made sure that the field was closed and when this was confirmed they went to talk with the people. They were identified as Binghamton University students. They said that they climbed over the fence in order to play. They were advised that the field was closed. They were escorted out of the field by the officers.
SUNDAY, Dec. 13, 11:39 p.m. — Vestal Police officers contacted UPD for help in stopping a fight outside of Tully’s in University Plaza, Reilly said. When the UPD officers arrived, the fight had already ended and the involved parties had left. The Vestal officers then asked the UPD officers for help in arresting a resident of University Plaza for an unrelated matter. The resident falsely reported a fire at the building. The officers successfully arrested the unidentified resident. The resident was taken to the Vestal police station for arraignment.