On Jan. 26, DPS staff investigated a possible scam involving flyers for “High Quality Tutoring” being passed around in two classrooms. The sheets requested students personal information and that they get passed to the side and back for each section, not shared across the isles. The posts were directed to be left in the back of the classrooms. Upon further investigation, DPS found that Virginia Tech had a similar incident in the fall. Presently, there are no reports by students indicating any problems. A DPS notice was sent out advising the University of the potential scam.
Robbery in Gilbert Hall
On Jan. 20 at 7:41 p.m., $120 was stolen from a room left unlocked in Gilbert Hall. The money was left on the student’s desk in the form of twenty-dollar bills, and stolen when the victim went to get something to eat. This serves as a reminder for students to lock their doors, regardless of how long the room will be left unattended.
Man Found Trespassing
On Jan. 26, Roy Hudson, 47, of Rochester, NY, was arrested for trespassing after being found in Park Lot in violation of three previously-issued ban forms. He was reportedly approaching people in the lot begging for money.
Fire in Whipple Park Apartment
On Jan. 20, a graduate student in Whipple Park was cooking when he noticed a pot of oil overheat and catch fire. He moved the pot into the sink and turned on the water to put out the fire. This caused the oil to flare up causing damage to the ceiling, light fixtures and cabinets. Rochester Fire Department responded and put the fire out upon arrival.
Robbery in Tiernan Hall
On Jan. 26, an undergraduate residing in Tiernan Hall reported that an iPad mini and two chargers were stolen from her desk. The room was unlocked and unattended when the theft occurred.
DPS Welcomes New Officers
On Jan. 25, the Public Safety Department welcomed 17 new peace officers, all of whom graduated on Monday from the 12-week academy.
Information provided by UR Public Safety.