At about 10:48 a.m. on March 27, an unidentified person made a brief bomb threat telephone call to an office in Lattimore Hall. The male caller informed the staff member who answered the phone that bombs were in Morey Hall and Dewey Hall.

After being contacted, security call the Rochester Police Department who set up a command post near the academic quad.

Security staff worked with department representatives from the College, Facilities and Environmental Safety to conduct checks for suspicious materials or other unfamiliar items.

No questionable devices were located after thorough tours of both areas, according to security.

This case is currently under investigation by RPD and security.

RTS reports scuffle on bus by CLARC

Shortly before midnight on March 20, a supervisor from RTS notified security of an incident occurring on a bus earlier in the evening outside the Rush Rhees Library stop on Library Rd.

According to information from RTS, a male suspect entered the bus and shortly after getting on he stood up and tried to pull a female passenger off the bus.

The bus driver intervened and the suspect exited the bus. The female passenger involved was identified as a graduate student. She was not injured as a result of this incident.

Subsequent investigation resulted in indentification of the suspect as a non-affiliated individual who has, in the past, frequented the campus, according to UR Security Investigator Dan Lafferty.

The suspect was angry over something occurring earlier in the evening. The student involved in this incident did not want the police notified.

The suspect has been banned from university property and told he will be arrested if he returns.

Fire discovered in 5th floor of DeKiewiet,/b>

Officers responding to a smoke alarm in DeKiewiet Tower 5th floor on March 24 at 11:28 p.m. discovered a fire on the desk in a student’s unoccupied room, according to security.

The officer was able to extinguish the flames, and the floor was evacuated.

The Rochester Fire Department responded and determined the cause for the fire had been candles left burning unattended by the room occupant.

The area was ventilated and the fire system was reset after the fire department declared the area clear.

The desk area and an electrical cord for a lamp were the only things damaged in the fire.

The items are estimated at $50.00. There were no injuries sustained and this matter has been referred to the Dean of Students Office and the Residential Life Office for further review.

Slanderous fliers found in SBA

On March 25, a student residing in Susan B. Anthony found fliers depicting his photograph and comments identifying him as a sex offender posted in Sue B., according to Lafferty.

The student pulled down the fliers and notified security.

The victim told security that he had his photograph taken by another student with a digital camera to send to friends in early March.

The victim reports he spoke with the person who took the photograph. The person denied any involvement in the fliers, and said that someone unknown must have accessed his e-mail files and obtained the picture.

No police report was filed.

Information provided by UR Security. Schnee can be reached at cschnee@campustimes.org.



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