23 August 2020

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



State Police have identified the individual involved in the incident as a 16-year-old male.  The teen, who is dealing with personal issues, admitted that he had no intent to harm the victim.  The victim was notified, and at her request, the investigation will be closed with no charges being filed.

We would like to thank the Hamilton Community for all of their assistance during this investigation. 

The New York State Police, along with the Kirkland Police Department and Hamilton College Campus Safety is investigating a suspicious incident that occurred on August 22, 2020, at 8:00 a.m., on the campus of Hamilton College in Clinton, NY.

An adult non-student female was walking on College Hill Road when she was approached from behind by a white male wearing a COVID mask.  The male threatened the female and demanded she come with him. The female yelled for help, and the suspect ran away as a bystander approached. The female victim was not injured, and no weapon was seen or displayed.

The male suspect is described as a white male in his early ’20s, medium build, approximately 5 foot 6 inches tall, with dark hair and blue eyes.

State Police is asking if anyone was in the area of the “Half Way House,” a stone gazebo on College Hill Road between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. yesterday and may have seen anyone fitting the suspect description to contact State Police Investigators at (315) 366-6000. 


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