Last Friday, Oct. 30, UR Security observed two individuals unloading pumpkins from a parked car behind the Psi Upsilon Fraternity house at 3 a.m. The individuals were carrying the pumpkins into the house.
According to UR Security Investigator Daniel Lafferty, Security approached the two and was able to identify them as undergraduates and brothers of Psi Upsilon.
When the two were questioned about the pumpkins, they told Security that they were given the pumpkins from relatives. However, when they were unable to provide proper identification or contact information of the relatives for verification, the two admitted to stealing 15 to 20 pumpkins from various residences in Henrietta.
Officers went into the fraternity house to investigate further. When they searched the basement, officers found a locked room with approximately 200 pumpkins and 16 Halloween decorations. The two brothers then admitted that other brothers had stolen pumpkins and decorations from the Henrietta community for their Halloween party the following night.
Rochester Police and Monroe County officers arrived at the scene to confiscate the items for safe keeping and possible evidence.
No arrests were made, but law enforcement authorities continue to investigate the situation. The ordeal has also been referred to the Dean of Students Office for review and further action.
Student and accomplice
Two students were caught fleeing the scene after trying to steal a banner behind Todd Union on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 2:21 a.m. A student Security Aide radioed UR Security after observing the suspects. According to Lafferty, the two fled the scene when the student ordered them to stop.
Security was able to locate the students near Wilson Commons. Only one of the students was involved in the theft, while the second had observed the incident. The two were warned to refrain from such behavior in the future.
Halloween havoc abruptly ends Drama House party
UR Security responded to a reported fight at a party sponsored by Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity at the Drama House at 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1. According to Lafferty, there was no evidence of a fight or confrontation by the time Security arrived.
Twenty minutes later, Security was called back to the same location after another report of a fight at the Drama House. This time, officers spotted a crowd congregated around two individuals, a male and a female, pounding an unidentified male who was lying on the ground.
Security was able to separate the combatants. However, when they were questioned, they refused to identify themselves or answer any questions about the conflict. The two suspects agreed to leave the premises.
Following the incident, the party was shut down. Rochester Police then arrived at the scene to help disperse the crowd and clear the house of non-residents.
Nathaniel is a member of
the class of 2011.
by UR Security.