This is a news release from the Ithaca Police Department. It was NOT written by The Ithaca Voice. 

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Police Department and the Cornell University Police Department are working cooperatively  to investigate multiple reports of suspicious activity on the east hill area of Ithaca. Over the last week, both police departments have received reports of suspicious activity including various accounts of males peering into windows of apartments, entering apartments, and lingering in and around the locked entryway of apartment buildings.

In each report the suspect is described as a male but the descriptions vary enough that a composite sketch or adequate description is not plausible at this time.

Regarding these incidents Acting Chief of Police Pete Tyler stated “At this time we’re unsure if the incidents are related but we thought it best to let the public know of a potential safety concern.”

Cornell University Police Department Chief of Police Kathy Zoner stated “Please err on the side of caution on these matters; call the police when you observe them so we can look into it.”

Officers from IPD and CUPD are asking for anyone with information that would aid these investigations to contact police at 607-272-3245 or 607-255-1111, and to dial 911 immediately if you are the victim of a crime or observe suspicious activity in your neighborhood.