September 28, 2015

Police Issue Crime Alerts After Stalking, Burglary

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Police issued crime alerts to the Cornell community after reports of a stalking incident Wednesday night and burglary with an attempted sex crime early Sunday morning.

A student who was walking home on Campus Road near the intersection of West Avenue around 1:30 a.m. said an unfamiliar man drove up beside her and asked if he could give her a ride home. After she refused to get in his vehicle, he continued to pressure her. The student then asked him to leave her alone, but he continued to follow her, police say.

The student described the driver of the vehicle — a silver Lexus SUV — as being around 40 years of age and having dark, short hair, according to police. She said she was able to get him to leave by threatening to call police.

Police are currently following up on the incident and are attempting to identify and track down the suspect, according to the University.

On Sunday afternoon, another student reported to police that an unidentified man “entered his apartment” in the 300 block of Bryant Ave. in Collegetown at 3 a.m. and “attempted to remove the undergarments of a sleeping female,” according to police. The male suspect fled the residence when the male and female woke.

Police believe the suspect to be male, approximately six feet tall and 155 pounds, according to the University. A criminal investigation is underway.