MV Columbia set adrift in a series of late-night vandalism incidents

July 13, 2013

The Ithaca Police Department says M/V Columbia was set adrift late Thursday night in the Cayuga Lake Inlet, and the GreenStar Co-Op was vandalized, in a series of incidents in Ithaca's west end that police describe as "criminal mischief."

M/V Columbia, seen docked on Cayuga Lake.M/V Columbia, seen docked on Cayuga Lake.Police say the boat, which is owned by Cayuga Lake Cruises and offers dinner, brunch, and cocktail cruises departing from the pier next to Corks & More, does not appear to have sustained any significant damage. The GreenStar Co-Op store, The Space at GreenStar, and the Enterprise Rent-A-Car building had windows smashed.

Organizers of the Cayuga Pure Organics benefit at The Space this evening say the vandalism shouldn't impact the event.

All of the incidents are believed to have occurred between midnight and 1:30am in the early hours of Friday, and police say they have no leads or suspects. IPD asks anyone with information about the incidents, or who may have seen anything out of the ordinary, to contact county dispatch at 607-272-3245, call the IPD anonymous tip line at 607-697-0333, or submit a tip online.


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