FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 3:25 a.m. — An officer on bike patrol observed two male students sitting on a bench by the Appalachian Collegiate Center and after hearing one of the students coughing went to question the students, said Investigator Patrick Reilly of Binghamton’s New York State University Police. Upon approaching the students, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana, but the suspects denied possession and use after being questioned. No marijuana was found with them. The suspects were then asked for ID and upon receiving them the officer found they had forged New York state driver’s licenses. The suspects were charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and given tickets to the Vestal Town Court.
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 7:15 p.m. — Officers on patrol responded to a fire alarm in Hinman College’s Cleveland Hall, Reilly said. The officers spoke with a member of Residential Life staff and found that an unknown person slipped and fell while walking in the stairwell and had hit the fire alarm pull box. The person did not need medical attention and the case is closed.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 5:32 p.m. — Officers on patrol noticed three male students trying to get into an out-of-service state vehicle in Lot ZZ south, Reilly said. When they approached the suspects, they found all three of them sitting in the back seat, and the odor of marijuana was present in the vehicle. One of the suspects said they had been smoking synthetic marijuana and showed a package which verified it. The suspects were issued tickets to the Vestal Town Court for breaking into the vehicle.
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 4:53 p.m. — A 21-year-old male student was pulled over on East Drive for his tinted windows, Reilly said. When asked about the tint the suspect said he had a doctor’s note for the windows and upon examining the note the officer determined it was legitimate. However, upon looking into the person’s license, the officer found that the suspect’s license had been suspended for failing to answer a summons. The suspect was issued a traffic ticket for the Vestal Town Court.