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1. A patrol officer observed two students damaging an unaccompanied vehicle on Intercampus Drive near Wilder Tower by a patrol officer on Monday, Jan. 23 at 2:08 a.m.

According to UR Security Investigator Daniel Lafferty, one student climbed onto the roof of the vehicle, jumped up and down, then slid down the backside of the vehicle. The other was climbing on the vehicle as the officer approached. A third student was at the scene, but uninvolved in the incident.

Neither student could offer an explanation for their actions. No police report has currently been filed.

Food thieves pocket goods at Hillside Market

2. On Sunday, Jan. 22, at 1:18 p.m., officers responded to the report of a theft at the Hillside Market. The suspects were spotted placing food items into their bags.

The food was recovered and both suspects were identified as undergraduate students, Lafferty said. The store did not file charges. However, both students were questioned and advised against any future such behavior.

Breathing trouble causes hospitalization

3. A student experiencing difficulty breathing on the sixth floor of Susan B. Anthony Hall was transported to the hospital via ambulance at approximately 5:17 p.m. on Jan. 22.

According to Lafferty, the victim became nonresponsive prior to the arrival of the ambulance, and officers reported that a student who was also an EMT performed rescue breathing on the victim.

Goergen thief is after locker room valuables

4. Three students reported their bags stolen from the Goergen Athletic Center on Jan. 22 between 3 and 4:15 p.m.
According to Lafferty, two of the bags were left unsecured in the men’s first floor locker room while the third was left unsecured in the basement locker room.

The bags included items such as laptops, watches, car keys, earphones and swimming equipment. The victims stated they will be filing police reports on the incident.

Purse snatcher strikes student walking on street

5. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 10:30 a.m., a graduate student was robbed at the corner of Prince Street and University Avenue. The victim reported that her purse was stolen and she was knocked to the ground.

The police report was not filed until the following day, and no injuries were sustained by the victim, Lafferty stated.

Sledding not just a winter jaunt

6.  After hitting a bump while sledding outside of Susan B. Anthony Hall, a female student was transported via ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital Emergency Department on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 8:30 p.m. According to Lafferty, the student complained of a lower back injury.

Cozen is a member of the class of 2015.
Information provided by UR Security.

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