Serial thief, male intruder strike Towers

Courtesy of aarp.org

1. An undergraduate student reported that she was asleep in her room in Wilder Tower on Friday, Oct. 19, at 1:30 a.m., when she was awoken by a male individual, according to UR Security Investigator Roger Keirsbilck. The student called out twice to the individual, who then exited the room. She recognized his face and followed him out of the room.

The individual ran into another undergraduate student in the lobby and claimed that he was looking for another student before leaving the area. The two undergraduates said they believed that the man was intoxicated.

Around the same time, another student returned to her room in the same suite and said that after briefly stepping out of the room, she found a drawer open and items from her wallet strewn about. She reported that $80 in cash was missing. Her roommate also reported that cash and other items were missing from her own drawer. No witnesses observed the theft and no police report was filed.

Student victim of larceny

2. On Friday, Oct. 19, at 1:24 p.m., an undergraduate student was approached near 1400 South Plymouth Ave. by a lone male individual who asked for the time, according to Keirsbilck. When the student took out her cell phone, the suspect grabbed it from her and ran to a waiting car, which then drove away. The student was not injured.

Bike thief strikes again

3. Security officers observed a suspicious man walking around the bike racks near Hopeman Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 12:48 p.m. The male told officers that he was looking for a job, but could not provide identification. The officers recognized the man as someone who had previously been arrested and banned from the property for bicycle theft and trespassing, Keirsbilck said. Security, who found a pair of bolt cutters with the man, took the individual into custody for trespassing and reported him to the Rochester Police.

Motorcycle tampered with

4. An undergraduate student reported on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m., that someone had tampered with his motorcycle in Todd Union Lot sometime between Sunday, Oct. 14 and Tuesday, Oct. 16. The student said that it seemed that someone had tried to use a screwdriver to start the motorcycle, damaging the ignition, and that the vehicle had been moved, Keirsbilck said.

Man just wants to use WiFi

5. Security officers observed a man sitting in a car in Riverview Lot on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:54 p.m., Officers approached the vehicle and noticed that the individual had a laptop on his lap and another on the passenger seat, both of which were running. The individual, who was found to have no affiliation with UR, stated that he was merely using his cell phone. Officers, who believe he was trying to use WiFi in the area, asked the individual to leave the premises and he complied, Keirsbilck said.

Buletti is a member of the class of 2013.
Information provided by UR Security.



You can contact Leah at leah.buletti@rochester.edu.

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