1. On Sept. 11 at 9:13 p.m., DPS officers responded to the report of two males acting suspicious hanging around a bike rack outside Susan B. Anthony Hall. Officers located the two males and found that neither male was affiliated. One of the two was in possession of bolt cutters. Officers checked the bike rack and found nothing out of place. Rochester Police were called to verify identification. The police transported the two males off the property and took custody of the bolt cutters.


Burning food in microwave sets off smoke alarm


2. On Sept. 11 at 5:47 p.m., Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers responded to a local smoke alarm in the fourth floor of Gilbert Hall. Upon arrival, officers found a pull station had also been activated on the floor. Officers arrived and found a strong odor of burnt food as well as heavy smoke in the hallway. Rochester Fire Dept. (RFD) was notified and responded, as well. Officers located a student who stated they were cooking some food in the microwave but forgot to add water, causing the food to burn and smolder. The food was disposed of, but there was still a large amount of smoke in the area. RFD had to use large exhaust fans to clear the smoke. The area was cleared and the alarm was reset. There were no injuries or damage reported.


Male attempts to steal books from Barnes and Noble


3. On Sept. 9 at 10:11 a.m., staff in Barnes and Noble reported a male acting suspicious in the store. Staff reported that it appeared as if the male was attempting to take textbooks without paying. Staff observed the male place two books in a backpack. A staff member approached the aisle where the male was, and the male took out the books and placed them on a shelf. The male left the store before DPS officers arrived. Staff determined nothing was taken.

Lai is a member of

the class of 2018.

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UR Public Safety.

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