Package raises alarm, situation defused

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1. On Friday, Sept. 7 at 2:19 p.m., UR Security responded to the Campus Post Office in Todd Union, where staff had reported receiving a suspicious package.

Addressed to a current UR student, the parcel left no return address, with only a scrawl reading “do not open until your birthday or contents may explode.” According to UR Security Investigator Daniel Lafferty, officers contacted its recipient who explained that the package had been sent by a family member as a joke.

Student slips whilst skating

2. On Friday, Sept. 7 at approximately 2 p.m., a student skateboarding in Mt. Hope Cemetery fell and sustained minor injuries. Another student notified Security and the victim was transported to the Strong Memorial Hospital Emergency Department for care, Lafferty said.

Sandwich stick-up goes awry

3. On Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2:36 p.m., a graduate student eating at the Genesee Street Subway  restaurant was approached by a man who threatened to punch him if he didn’t buy him a sandwich. The student relinquished his sub to the suspect who took the sandwich into the bathroom.

According to Lafferty, Rochester Police identified the suspect as Anthony Jones, 22, of Rochester. Jones, who was determined to have no University affiliation, was taken into custody.
Student reports iPhone theft

4. On Sunday, Sept. 9 at 8:15 p.m., a graduate student reported his iPhone stolen from the Robert B. Goergen Athletic Center. The victim had left the phone on a bench and discovered it missing upon his return. The student filed a police report and provided a suspect profile, Lafferty said.

Five-finger discount foiled

5. On Monday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m., Hillside Market staff observed a person pocketing items and leaving without paying. Staff stopped the suspect and recovered four fruit bars. According to Lafferty, the matter has been referred to the Office of the Dean of Students for review.

Suspended student sneaks computer access

6. On Monday, Sept. 10 at 4:19 p.m., Security officers identified a suspended student using a computer in Carlson Library.
After reminding the student that he was not supposed to be on school property, the officers escorted him from the premises, Lafferty said.

Asthma attacks

7. On Monday, Sept. 10 at 6:45 p.m., an undergraduate student experienced an asthma attack near Library Lot. A passerby contacted University Health Service and the victim was taken to the Strong Memorial Hospital Emergency Department for care, Lafferty said.

Gould is a member of the class of 2014.
Information provided by UR Security.



You can contact Casey at cgould2@u.rochester.edu.

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