The bank burglary comes on the heels of several other burglaries in the Ithaca area in recent weeks. Two unoccupied fraternity houses in Ithaca were burglarized between Sept. 26 and Sept. 28. Before that, IPD was already investigating a streak of burglaries that occured between late August and mid September.
Daniel P. Samson and Tressa E. Mikula were accused of reportedly using power tools to burglarize a business in northeast Ithaca. Before they were able to complete the heist, the pair were interrupted by police.
“Overall, it’s increased reporting from everyone on campus,” Cornell University Police Chief David Honan told The Sun. Honan attributed some of the uptick in reporting numbers to increased data from campus security authorities, who are obligated to inform CUPD when violations or crimes occur.
There are many aspects to “adulting” that I’ve learned over the past two years since my acceptance to Cornell. I applied for a student visa and traveled alone on a plane for the first time, set up and started managing my own bank account, signed my first housing contract with a landlord, got my first paid job, began to shop for groceries and cook regularly — the list could go on. I thought that achieving such milestones allowed me to become one step closer to adulthood, that I had done a pretty good job of making it through these rites of passage. I was completely wrong. One thing that I had discarded was a sense of concern for safety.