crime

October 20, 2017 - 12:34pm
A group of landlords, alumni and student organizations teamed up to fundraise $94,000 to monitor the University Neighborhood in hopes of deterring and solving more crime.

Syracuse University’s eastern off-campus neighborhood will soon have security cameras.

The $11,000 security cameras will be scattered around Euclid Avenue between Comstock Avenue and Westcott Street.

“National Grid finished putting up all the mounts like a week or two ago and the final step is this private company that is going to go install the cameras,” said Ben Tupper, a local landlord involved in the effort, adding that the cameras should be up by mid-November at the latest.

May 12, 2016 - 1:24pm
Syracuse has targeted gangs and gang activity to combat violence, but one group says to solve this problem the city needs to focus on neighborhood relationships.

Cities across the country are developing different ways to combat violence and crime within their urban landscapes. The City of Syracuse is no different. For the last 15 years the Syracuse Police Department and community members have developed programs and groups to help make the city a safer place.

Despite these initiatives, violence and crime have not changed much, and in some cases have even increased. 

October 14, 2015 - 8:16pm
SU campus placed on lockdown for two hours as police searched area near Oakwood Cemetery.

Two people were shot Wednesday night on Hope Avenue in Syracuse's South Side, leaving one dead and prompting a search for suspects in Oakwood Cemetery.

According to Syracuse.com, police officials said suspects fired shots at detectives pursuing them, and that suspects fled into the cemetery in Syracuse University's South Campus.

October 26, 2014 - 8:53pm
Review: The season ramps up its crime narratives and finally fleshes out Bruce Wayne, the story's catalyst, as a fuller character.

A man sits on a dirty Gotham street corner, playing a guitar. Propped in his case is a cardboard sign that reads, "Why lie - I need money for drugs." A bewildered-looking but unflinching man approaches and drops in his case a green vial. The label reads, "breathe me."

December 9, 2013 - 11:50am
SU Public Safety investigating graffiti messages in neon orange spraypaint found Monday on Eggers and Newhouse buildings

UPDATE: 4 p.m., Monday.

A person interested in making a mark took to the can early Monday morning, vandalizing Syracuse University buildings with orange spray paint.

Associate Chief of the Department of Public Safety John Sardino said that officers discovered the markings early this morning.

April 10, 2013 - 1:22pm
Thirty years since former gang leader General Davis ruled the streets, Syracuse is home to 22 gangs and 1,300 gang members, and the violent crime rate remains above the national average.

Three decades ago, it would have been unimaginable to have a conversation with General Davis in a public space like the chic Café Kubal on University Avenue in Syracuse. What can you expect from a man who is a self-proclaimed "one stop shop for gangs in Syracuse"?

October 16, 2012 - 11:09am
Cpl. Joe Shanley is known among students for his friendly disposition and genuine concern for their well-being.

He’s physically imposing and powerfully built at well over six feet tall. Add to that the uniform and gun, and Cpl. Joe Shanley of Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety can come across as an intimidating figure.

Until he opens his mouth, that is.

February 6, 2012 - 10:50am
While students were away on winter break, thefts plagued the off-campus neighborhood.

The Westcott neighborhood and nearby Euclid Avenue reported a total of four burglaries over a four day span during Syracuse University’s winter break, according to a report from The Syracuse Post-Standard’s Crime Database.

The break-ins targeted at least one Syracuse University student and occurred between Jan. 2 and 5, a period during which students had not yet returned to school. One of the burglaries occurred at a home on the 500-block of Euclid Avenue, while the other three were reported in the Westcott area: two on South Beech Street and one on Clarendon Street.

February 20, 2011 - 9:34pm
While the 76-acre park adjacent to SU's campus has a reputation for criminal activity, actual incidents since 2008 suggest the popular spot may not be as dangerous as many believe.

What comes to mind when you hear the words Thornden Park?

Picnics, fresh air, long walks and gardens?

Or rather, is it rape, robbery, assault and murder?

If you’re a Syracuse University student, there’s a good chance Thornden’s sinister reputation as a place where criminals lurk behind every rose bush trumps nearly anything you’ve heard about the park’s assets.