Male suspect continues harassment around Plymouth Avenue bridge
At about 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, a UR undergraduate walking across the Plymouth Avenue bridge was yelled at and harassed by an unidentified male suspect driving a dark vehicle.
According to UR Security Investigator Daniel Lafferty, the driver yelled at the student to get off of her cell phone and come speak with him. The student ignored the repeated calls and proceeded to cross the bridge without further incident.
This is not the first time the student has been approached by the same suspect. In a previous semester the student claimed she was approached three or four times by the same man. However, in the earlier incidents, the suspect approached the victim on foot.
At this time, no police report has been filed.
UR laptop discovered at Buffalo State
A UR student’s laptop that was stolen on Jan. 18 was later discovered in the possession of a Buffalo State University student on the Buffalo State campus.
Robert Wolak-Smith, 20, a Rochester native, was apprehended by Buffalo State University police investigators who discovered that the suspect had previously visited the River Campus.
Wolak-Smith faces a fourth-degree felony charge for criminal possession of stolen property.
The computer was tracked by a Lojack software system installed on the stolen computer.
According to Buffalo State police investigators, the laptop will be used as evidence in judicial proceedings and should be returned to its rightful owner upon conclusion of Wolak-Smith’s trial.
According to Lafferty, investigators are still trying to determine whether or not this incident is isolated or if it is part of a series of laptop thefts.
Two laptops jacked from Goergen Hall
A UR student and a visitor reported that their laptops were stolen on Friday, Feb. 6, between 9:15 p.m. and midnight, according to Lafferty.
The victims said that their two laptops were left unattended on a bench in the atrium of the Goergen Hall while they attended a function.
The student and visitor reported the incident to UR Security after returning to pick up their laptops.
According to the victims, the building was unlocked because of the event that was being held.
The two victims told Security that they would be filing police reports via the 311 hotline sometime in the near future.
Digital projector stolen from Gleason Hall
On Thursday, Feb. 5, between 5:20 p.m. and 6 p.m., a digital projector was stolen from a second-floor conference room in Gleason Hall.
According to UR Security, the area was unlocked and was in use periodically throughout the day by students.
Upon discovery of the theft, Security and Simon staff immediately checked the surrounding premises for suspects, yet a search yielded negative results.
Lafferty stated that no police report has been filed.
Willis is a member ofthe class of 2011.
Information provided by UR Security.