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Crime Alert - Robbery - Intersection of Buffalo and Eddy Streets. Sept. 29, 2014

The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a report of a to robbery that occurred at the intersection of Eddy and Buffalo Streets at about 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

The male victim reports that while he was operating a taxi, a female suspect walked over to the driver side of the cab and demanded he exit the cab or she would assault him with a knife. A brief struggle ensued and the victim received a laceration from a knife. The suspect then exited the taxi and fled the area. The suspect fled in a southbound direction towards East State Street.

The victim describes the suspect as a white female with a thin build between the ages of 19-25 with curly brown shoulder length hair, wearing a green vest and possibly tan pants. The suspect was also reportedly wearing a dark colored backpack and carrying a small white bag.

The police investigation is continuing. Anyone with information related to this incident should contact the Ithaca Police Department at 607-272-9973.

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Crime Alert: Burglaries - 144 East Ave. and 109 Llenroc Court - Sept. 29, 2014

The Cornell University Police are investigating a burglary at Day Hall, 144 East Ave., Ithaca, that was reported at 8:44 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29.

The complainant reported that sometime between 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 and 8 a.m. today, someone forced entry into an office through an exterior window. At this time, no description of the suspect or suspects is immediately available. The incident remains under investigation.

The Cornell University Police are also investigating a burglary at 109 Llenroc Court, Ithaca, that was reported at 11:10 a.m. today.

The complainant reported a secured exterior basement door was forced open. At this time there is no description of any suspect or suspects and it is unknown if anything was taken. The burglary is believed to have occurred sometime after 5 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Cornell Police are currently on the scene and are continuing to investigate this incident.

We urge the community to immediately report any suspected criminal activity they may see by dialing 911. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Cornell University Police at (607) 255-1111.

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Section of Judd Falls Rd Closed Sept 30 - October 2

A section of Judd Falls Road located between Tower Road and Campus Road will be closed from 7 am Tuesday, September 30, through 5 pm Thursday, October 2, to complete utility work for the electrical substation project.

- Access to the Wing Hall service drive, Livestock Pavilion, and the Food Science lab loading dock will be maintained from the Judd Falls Road/Tower Road intersection.

- Access to the South Morrison parking lot will be maintained from the Judd Falls Road/Campus Road intersection.

Detour signs will be in place to help redirect traffic.

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Pleasant Grove Rd Closing Sept 29 - Oct 9

The Tompkins County Highway Division will be closing Pleasant Grove Road, between Forest Home Drive and Cradit Farm Road, in the town of Ithaca, beginning on Monday, September 29th, at 6:00 a.m. through approximately 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 9th, for road work. This section of road will be closed to all through traffic.

However, the road will be open to traffic for the weekend, beginning the evening of Thursday, October 2nd, until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, October 6th, when the closure will resume until October 9th.

Please contact the Highway Division, at (607) 274-0300, with questions or concerns.

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Judd Falls Rd reduced to one lane of alternating traffic Sept 22 - Oct 1

Judd Falls Road will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic between Tower Road and Campus Road beginning on Monday, September 22 through Wednesday, October 1, 6 am -5 pm, to complete utility work for both the Stocking Hall and Campus Road Substation projects.

Access to all parking lots in the area will be maintained as well as pedestrian access around the site.

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Hoy Road Parking Garage Opens August 22

The Hoy Road parking garage will reopen on Friday, August 22. Some spaces may remain blocked for contractor storage and access for repairs; please be alert and comply with all instructions and signage.

North stairwell replacement will begin September 2, closing the stairwell and adjacent parking spaces on each level. These renovations should complete in early October.

New Parking Restrictions:

Starting Monday, August 25, the entire Hoy Road garage will be restricted to permit-only parking:
· G and Central parking permits.
· Visitor and Guest of Admissions parking permits.

The Hoy South lot (adjacent to the garage) is available for short-term, paid parking using Parkmobile. There will be no metered parking at this location until the meter is moved to the Hoy South lot.

The Bartels metered parking lot will return to meter and Parkmobile payment-restricted parking; The Friedman lot (behind the wrestling center) will be restricted to visitor permit and Parkmobile payment parking. Please alert your visitors and guests to these restrictions.

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Section of Campus Road reduced to one lane August 5 - October 1

A section of the south-bound lane of Campus Road between Judd Falls Road and Tower Road will be reduced to one lane from Thursday, August 5 through Wednesday, October 1, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., to install a new storm sewer line.

Signs and flaggers will be in place to assist with traffic.

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Traffic Control Gates Installed on East Ave

The Klarman Hall construction project necessitated the closing of the southbound lane of East Avenue until Spring of 2015. The northbound lane of East Avenue is designated for use by buses, bicycles and emergency vehicles only. All other through traffic has been detoured using West Ave.

To stop general traffic from traveling through the limited access portion of East Avenue, traffic control gates have been installed at both ends of the lane. Only bicycles, emergency vehicles, and vehicles equipped with a transponder to raise the gate will be able to travel the roadway.

If you have any questions regarding the traffic-control gates, please contact Transportation Services at transportation@cornell.edu.

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East Avenue Road Closure - Klarman Hall Project - January 8, 2014 until April 19, 2015

The construction of Klarman Hall will necessitate the closing of the southbound lane of East Avenue to all traffic from January 8, 2014 until April 19, 2015. The northbound lane of East Avenue will be available for buses, bicycles, and emergency vehicles only, with traffic alternating southbound and northbound. All other through traffic will be detoured using West Avenue (see diagrams below).

Access will be maintained to Lincoln Hall from the north and to the AD White House from the south. Project flag persons will monitor the detour points at the start of the lane closure to assist in the transition to the new traffic patterns. Cornell Police will enforce the bus- and bike-only traffic rule on the restricted portion of East Avenue.

If you have questions about the Klarman Hall project contact Gary Wilhelm at 607 254-8022 or visit the website at http://as.cornell.edu/klarman-hall/.

Traffic related questions should be directed to Transportation Services at transportation@cornell.edu.

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