On January 18th, the day returning students arrived on campus to begin the new semester, the Skidmore community received a safety alert from Lori Parks announcing that Campus Safety and the Saratoga Springs Police Department were investigating two Skidmore-related break-ins and burglaries in SkidShop and Sasselin Art Building.
Today, The Times Union website reported that Jake Ross (who as of right now is not listed as student in the student directory system and had announced on Facebook that he was not returning to Skidmore) was arrested on a warrant Tuesday morning, arraigned, and released. He is currently facing charges of two counts of third-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny, and second-degree criminal mischief, all of which are felonies.
Reports state that the early morning burglary resulted in about $10,400 in damage to windows and student artwork, as well as the theft of about $8,700 worth of Apple products–the majority of which has been recovered, according to police.
More developments will be reported as they occur.