Campus Safety brief
A burglar was caught attempting to break into a home on the 800 block of Lancaster Avenue Dec. 21, said Public Safety Interim Chief Tony Callisto.At 7 a.m., the resident of the home heard Tyrone Tull, 41, of Westmoreland Avenue, breaking his lock and called Public Safety.Tull was a professional burglar and had a criminal record, Callisto said.Experienced burglars can break into one or two homes a day, he said. Catching Tull probably prevented about 12 other burglaries in the area.The call was transferred to the Syracuse Police Department, which dispatched one officer and asked for the help of five Public Safety officers, Callisto said.Public Safety officers walked through the backyards of Lancaster Avenue, forcing Tull into the street, where he was chased, caught and arrested by the police officer, said Edward Weber, Public Safety’s sergeant of investigations.Tull never entered the home, but did break the lock on the door, Weber said. He was charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespassing and fourth-degree criminal mischief.
An apartment was broken into on the 100 block of Winding Ridge Road between the afternoons of Dec. 27 and Dec. 28, Callisto said.At least two burglars used a street marker to break the glass back door to the apartment, he said. The residents are still unsure how much property was stolen. Stereo and computer equipment were left in the apartment.Breaking the glass doors in the back of South Campus apartments is typical of a break-in when school is not in session, Callisto said.The apartments are protected by motion-sensing lights, daily Public Safety searches for property loss and a student eyes-and-ears program to patrol the area, he said.Most break-ins while school is in session are by burglars who find front doors unlocked, Callisto said.
Public Safety will be able to issue parking tickets from Syracuse police on city streets in and around the campus area, Callisto said.Public Safety officers will start issuing City of Syracuse parking tickets Thursday in response to complaints of illegal parking, said Capt. Michael Rathbun, of Public Safety, who is overseeing the program.The hope is to better enforce parking laws near Kimmel and Haven residence halls, as well as at the Ostrom Avenue entrances to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Bird Library, Rathbun said.Depending on the violation, tickets will range from $30 to $80, he said.Unlike those from SU Parking Services, these tickets are paid to the city and cannot be transferred to the SU bill, Callisto said.
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