Thieves caught lifting TVs and sundries

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1. On Thursday Sept. 20, at 9:48 p.m., a UR Security officer observed two males exit deKiewiet Tower carrying three television sets, according to UR Security Investigator Roger Keirsbilck.

Although the officer attempted to make contact with the individuals, they continued walking toward a nearby car where a third male was waiting. Upon being asked whether they lived in deKiewiet, the driver responded that his friend did, but did not give the officer a name.

The Rochester Police Department then  arrived and detained all three individuals for further investigation. After discovering that several items were missing from a suite on the eighth floor of deKiewiet, including three television sets, two debit cards and a Nintendo video game system, officers successfully recovered all of the items from the individuals’ car. The rooms were not occupied at the time of the theft.

One of the men explained that they were able to gain access into the building by following a student who held the front door open. The three men were arrested for burglary in the second degree.

Student found in library after hours

2. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 3:17 a.m., Security officers responded to an alarm in the old stacks area of Rush Rhees Library where they saw an individual exiting the main doors onto Eastman Quadrangle. The individual identified himself as an undergraduate student and said he had been studying and lost track of time. Officers reminded the student of closing hours and let him go, Keirsbilck said.

Bus spews smoke, gets towed

3. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5:15 p.m., a Security officer saw a First Transit bus parked along Wilson Boulevard near Gilbert Hall. The bus driver, who was spraying the engine compartment with a fire extinguisher, said he had been driving when he saw smoke coming from underneath the hood.

The Rochester Fire Department responded to the scene and, although they determined there was no immediate danger, were unable to diagnose the engine trouble. Officers contacted a towing service to remove the bus for repairs. According to Keirsbilck, the bus was empty at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported.

Wilder runs wild

4. On Friday, Sept. 21, at 11:25 p.m., Security received a report of an unauthorized party in Wilder Tower, which estimated at least 50 attendants. Responding officers determined that there were approximately 20 people still inside the suite when they arrived, Keirsbilck said. After noting a number of plastic cups and beer cans, officers cleared the suite without further incident.

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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