At 3:19 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Cornell University police officers detained two male subjects outside of Baker Lab during the course of a larceny investigation, according to Deputy Chief of CUPD Dave Honan.
One subject was a minor and the other was 17 years old, according to the police report. The minor was turned over to his mother and the 17-year-old was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree. He was being held at the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of cash bail, as of Thursday night, Honan said.
The subjects reportedly stole “a wallet and its contents,” earlier Thursday from Helen Newman Hall, according to CUPD Chief Kathy Zoner.
Due to the ages of the subjects, their names can not be released.
Zoner said that she believed “this arrest will greatly reduce our latest string of larcenies on campus.
“We recently put out an alert that we had seen a string of larcenies throughout the campus and we feel pretty good that this will interrupt that string,” Zoner said.
Original Author: Liz Camuti