November 13, 2013

Student Allegedly Behind North Campus Robberies Pleads ‘Not Guilty’

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Byung Jun Lee, 21, a student arrested Saturday for allegedly breaking into three North Campus houses, pleaded “not guilty” in the Ithaca City Court Tuesday.

Lee is a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, according to Cornell’s online directory. He was charged with three counts of burglary, criminal mischief and obstructing after Saturday’s incidents.

Lee has been released from police custody but is under the supervision of the Tompkins Probation Department, according to the Ithaca Independent. Lee will undergo a hearing with Judge Judith Rossiter J.D. ’86 Thursday to determine if there is probable cause.

On Saturday, police received a phone call from a woman who said she had seen Lee in her residence earlier that day.Lee allegedly attempted to enter an apartment on Thurston Avenue around 3 a.m., but fled when police were called.

Lee was caught at 300 Wyckoff Ave. early Saturday, The Sun previously reported.