While picking up a family member from Patient Discharge at Strong Hospital, a man looked out the third floor window to see an unidentified suspect break his driver’s side window with his elbow in the Patient Discharge Lot shortly before 1 p.m. on Feb. 24.
The victim ran to his car, which he had locked before he left and fought with the suspect inside the car, according to UR Security Investigator Dan Lafferty. Noticing the scuffle, a staff member attempted to assist as the fight moved outside the car.
Both the witness and the victim tried to detain the suspect until the Rochester Police could arrive. The suspect, however, was able to escape after he stabbed the owner of the car in the head with a screwdriver he had in his possession, jumped into an older red Toyota pickup truck, and fled East on Crittenden Boulevard, according to security.
The victim filed a report with the Rochester Police Department and declined medical attention. The estimated damage to the vehicle was approximately $1,000.
Graduate student reports flow hood missing
A graduate student in the Hopeman Engineering Building reported that a Laminar flow hood — used for creating a clean air environment — was stolen from the first floor hallway of Hopeman near the elevators between Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. and Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m.
The hood had been moved to this area by the graduate student in preparation of it being taken to the basement for repair, according to UR Security.
The hood, however, was not stolen. A staff member thought that it was trash and dismantled it for parts in another department. The two departments involved are working out replacement details for the hood, which is valued at an estimated $5,000.
Car stolen from Crittenden Lot recovered
A 1991 Mazda MPV owned by a staff member was stolen by a unidentified suspect from Crittenden Lot on Feb. 20 between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. The vehicle had been locked and secured, according to UR Security.
The vehicle was worth an estimated $2,100 and report was filed with the RPD.
The next day, the staff member was notified by the RPD that his vehicle had been recovered on Weldon Street in Rochester and had been towed to an impound lot for further investigation, according to Lafferty.
Violin bow stolen from Eastman Annex
An unidentified suspect entered an unsecured and unattended practice room on the third floor of the Eastman School of Music Annex on Feb. 22 between 4:30 p.m. and seven minutes later. The suspect stole a violin bow that had been left on top of a piano in the room by the victim, according to Lafferty.
The bow is worth about $700.
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