1. On Feb. 13 at 2:12 p.m., a Department of Public Safety (DPS) officer responded to the report of a person flying a drone in the Eastman Quadrangle area. The officer made contact with a student who was flying a drone on the quad. The student was advised that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has restricted the use of drones or other model-type aircraft. The FAA states they cannot be flown within five miles of any airport. The student did not realize he was within five miles of the airport. The student was cooperative and said he would not fly the drone in the area again.


Burning wires set off fire alarm in Strong


2. On Feb. 11 at 3:03 p.m., DPS officers responded to the fire alarm in Strong Auditorium. Upon arrival, officers encountered a strong burning odor coming from an electrical breaker box in the lower level auditorium area. There was no actual smoke or fire coming from the box. The Rochester Fire Department (RFD) and University Facilities staff responded to the alarm. The cause for the alarm was burned wires in the box. The panel was taken out of service until it could be repaired. The RFD confirmed there were no other issues in the building. There were no injuries and the fire alarm was reset.


Taxi sideswipes bus


3. On Feb. 13 at 5:29 p.m., DPS officers responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident between a UR bus (operated by First Transit) and a car on Wilson Boulevard near Ford Street. Officers found that  the bus had been sideswiped by a taxi trying to pass it. There was minor damage to the bus and the taxi lost its passenger side mirror. The bus had UR students and staff onboard at the time of the accident. There were no reported injuries and Rochester Police responded to take an accident report.

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