March 3, 2014

Cornell Police Chief: Recent Violent Crimes ‘Will Not Be Tolerated’

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In light of three reported crimes which occurred on or near Cornell’s campus since last Monday, Cornell Police Chief Kathy Zoner says that the recent violent crimes “will not be tolerated.”

The Cornell University Police Department issued three crime alerts to the Cornell community since Thursday, which included reports involving an alleged rape, a menacing and a drug-induced assault, The Sun previously reported.

Zoner said Cornell Police are not aware of any reasons that could account for the number of violent crimes since last week.

“The recent violent crimes perpetrated on and near campus are reprehensible and undermine the safety of our University community,” Zoner said. “Anyone found responsible for such misconduct will be dealt with to the full extent of the law and Cornell policy.”

Cornell Police began investigation a report that a woman was raped while attending a party at 6 South Ave. — the location of the Delta Upsilon fraternity — between Thursday night and early Friday morning, The Sun previously reported. The University issued a second crime alert after Cornell Police received a report than a man was threatened with a knife at 410 Eddy St. Saturday.

Cornell Police have issued three crime alerts since Thursday. (Riley Yuan / Sun Staff Photographer)