Two undergraduate students allegedly broke into the Rush Rhees tunnel vending machine Thursday. Security responded to the area after receiving a call from a witness and reportedly heard a suspect yell a signal to the other suspect and then run up the stairs, according to UR Security investigator Dan Lafferty.

Security reports that officers apprehended the two suspects, who were found to have $22.50 worth of stolen product in their possession.

The stolen goods were returned to the vendor. Security alerted the vendor to the situation, at which time the company declined to file a police report.

“Damages to the machine are estimated at $3000,” Lafferty said.

The Dean of Students office has been made aware of the situation.

Fight breaks out on fraternity quad

A verbal exchange between a student and visitor apparently led to a physical fight early Sunday morning, UR Security reports. Police also responded to the scene that drew a crowd of around 100 individuals between Drama House and the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

The student and visitor both “admitted involvement in a physical altercation,” security said. Both refused medical treatment.

The university student declined to file a criminal complaint with police.

Security expects further investigation into the matter.

Suspect shows UR student gun

A university undergraduate reports being offered to see a suspect’s gun on the Fraternity Quad Sunday morning around 2:30 a.m.

“The suspect then produced what is described as a small black handgun, took out one of the bullets and handed it to the victim,” Lafferty said. The suspect apparently then left the area.

The suspect is thought to be a dark-haired, white male, about 5’9″, 170 pounds, and in his early teens. He was wearing a blue polo-style shirt and a black North Face jacket.

Security urges anyone who might have seen the suspect or has information regarding this incident to contact them.

The student was unharmed, and the Rochester Police Department has been notified.

Stun-gun shown to victim of robbery

Two suspects robbed an unaffiliated visitor on the pedestrian footbridge Monday night. The victim was walking home when he was approached at the center of the bridge.

“One of the suspects brandished some sort of electric stun device which he activated,” Lafferty said. The victim surrendered his watch and wallet, which the suspects demanded.

The suspects reportedly fled to the South Plymouth side of the bridge. The victim called police from his home.

“The victim was not injured and there is nothing indicating the device was actually used on the victim,” Lafferty reports.

UR security heard about the incident over a police scanner.

Information provided by UR security.

Bobkoff can be reached at dbobkoff@campustimes.org.



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