The following accounts were provided by Investigator Patrick Reilly of Binghamton’s New York State University Police.
Student reunited with bike
TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2:30 p.m. — A 19-year-old male contacted police after his 12-speed bike was stolen from the covered bike rack in front of Endicott Hall of Newing College. The victim stated that he had last seen the bike on the evening of Sept. 2, and had noticed it was missing on Sept. 5. He said the bike had not been locked. After hearing the description of the bike, the officer recalled seeing a similar bike near parking lots S1 and S2 and took the victim to the area and showed him the bike. The victim confirmed the bike was his. According to the officer, the victim was happy to be reunited with his bike and has decided to buy a bike lock.
Students caught smoking
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 11:02 p.m. — An officer on patrol in Parking Lot Y2 detected the odor of burning marijuana near the sidewalk leading to College-in-the-Woods. The officer also observed two people passing something that appeared to be lit back and forth. The individuals were standing further down the sidewalk. The officer approached the individuals and identified them as an 18-year-old female and a 17-year-old male. Both admitted to smoking marijuana and the male gave a glass pipe containing marijuana to the officer. After the officer asked them if they had any more marijuana, the female pulled a small glass jar containing 3.8 grams of marijuana from her purse and surrendered it to the officer. Both the male and female were cooperative, and referred to Student Conduct.
Unlicensed taxi driver ticketed
FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 12:10 a.m. — UPD received information that there was a vehicle transporting students from Downtown Binghamton that was not a taxi, a violation of local law. An officer observed a vehicle matching the description given in the information on campus, and pulled it over on Glenn G. Bartle Drive. The driver, a 32-year-old male, claimed that he was an Uber driver, however, he was unable to show any proof on his phone. The officer spoke to one of the occupants, who claimed that his group of three students paid a total of $8 to get back to campus. The driver admitted that he had picked up this fare in cash, and was given a ticket for Vestal Town Court.
Dorm elevators graffitied
FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. — A cleaner in O’Connor Hall of Dickinson Community contacted police after observing damage to both elevators in the dorm. Somebody had scratched the name “Jack” and the number 33 into the interior walls of both elevators. It is believed that the damage occurred between midnight and 11 a.m. The damage is estimated to cost approximately $100. There are currently no suspects. The case remains under investigation, and anybody with any information in regard to this crime should contact UPD.