The following accounts were provided by Investigator Patrick Reilly of Binghamton’s New York State University Police.
Mud found in bathrooms
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 10:49 a.m. — An employee in Academic Building A reported that an unknown brown substance was smeared across the interior portion of a door to the second-floor women’s bathroom. The employee was concerned the substance might be feces, but told police they were unable to tell. According to the employee, there was no other similar substance anywhere else in the bathroom. The employee advised UPD that a similar incident had occurred in the first-floor women’s bathroom earlier in the week, when an unknown suspect had spread mud on the walls. The substance was determined to be mud, not fecal matter. The officer asked the employee to inform other staff in the building of the incident, and report it if it happened again. The case is still under investigation.
Students climb to the moon
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 10:28 p.m. — An officer coming into work heard voices coming from the vicinity of the Fine Arts Building, which seemed unusual given the time. The officer went to get ready for work and then returned to the area. Upon returning to the area, the officer observed that the voices appeared to be coming from the roof. The officer accessed the roof and encountered four students, two 19-year-old males and two 19-year-old females. The students said they had climbed onto the roof because they wanted to photograph and videotape the moon. They said it was the harvest moon and the Chinese Kindly moon, and they had wanted a higher vantage point so that they could take better photos. The officer escorted the students off of the roof. They have been reported to Student Conduct.
Security guard witnesses sushi thief
THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2:40 p.m. — An officer responded to the University Downtown Center after a security guard reported a larceny. The security guard said he’d witnessed a male conceal a package of sushi in his backpack and walk away from Jazzman’s. The officer spoke with a Sodexo employee who was working in Jazzman’s at the time of the incident. The employee said this was the suspect’s third attempt to steal food from Jazzman’s in the last 30 days. The officer made contact with the suspect and identified him as a 19-year-old student. The suspect admitted to taking the sushi and not paying for it. He said he’d taken the food out of necessity, as he received social security and was waiting for his next check. Sodexo requested that the student be referred to Student Conduct.
Male pranked by bike-stealing friend
FRIDAY, Oct. 6, 9:56 a.m. — A 19-year-old male reported his bike as stolen. He said he noticed it was missing from the bike rack near the main entrance of Marcy Hall of Mountainview College. The male said the bike was worth approximately $300, and told officers he kept it locked to the rack. The lock that the male used was also missing. While the male was speaking with officers, he received a call from a friend, who told the male that he had stolen the bike as a prank. The friend told the male that he had taken the lock key from the male’s room and had moved the bike to another bicycle rack. The male was able to locate his bike. He refused to name his friend and no longer wishes to file a report.