UR Security officers observed a group of suspects who had previously been asked to leave the campus walking on the Fraternity Quad shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday. Security approached the group and again told them to leave.
As the suspects waked toward Faculty Road, one of them grabbed a light pole and shook it, causing the light globe to fall and hit him in the head. After lacerating his head, the globe fell to the ground and broke, according to UR Security Investigator Dan Lafferty.
The suspects then entered their vehicle and fled the property after jumping the curb at Elmwood Avenue. and Wilson Boulevard.Security, however, obtained the license plate number for the vehicle, and found the car, along with the suspects, in the parking lot of Strong Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department.
Security blocked the exits to the garage and the Rochester Police Department came to the area, according to UR Security.
Four people between the ages of 18 and 20 from Rochester, Johnathan Streber, Alan Snyder, John Feathers and Victor Burgos were arrested and charged with trespassing, according to security.
They were released after receiving tickets to appear in court.
“This security report is fairly indicative of 90 percent of all the altercations and problems we have on the Fraternity Quad,” Fraternity Presidents’ Council Chairman Matt Gabler said. “We — the Greek community, especially the organizations who reside on the Fraternity Quad — feel we have done an excellent job this year so far policing ourselves and preventing problems from arising between different Greeks.”
Gabler also points out that there has been a “remarkable trend” about nonaffiliated people and off campus students participating in the incidents. “This poses a dilemma for us in that we try to maintain a welcoming atmosphere on the Fraternity quad for all, however the ever-growing number of incidents spawned by non-students causes everyone to ask if we should in fact be so open,” Gabler said.Students and cars sprayed with fire extinguisher
Students noticed two suspects spraying cars parked in Towers Lot with a dry chemical fire extinguisher on Sunday around 3:45 a.m. The group of students approached the suspects and told them to stop. The suspects then turned the extinguisher on them and sprayed the students.The suspects then jumped into a vehicle and departed the area, according to UR Security.
While trying to evade security vehicles, the suspects threw the extinguisher out the car window.
UR Security quickly located the vehicle and the two suspects, and quickly learned that one of the two suspects was an UR student.
The second was visiting the student suspect, according to Lafferty.None of the victims wished to pursue criminal charges and none reported injury.
The extinguisher was located and recovered. Both suspects were warned and released, according to Lafferty.
This matter has been referred to the Dean of Students’ Office for review.Acura window broken in
Valentine LotAn unidentified suspect broke the passenger side window of a 1994 Acura parked in Valentine Lot between 3 a.m. and 10 p.m. March 4.
The student reports that nothing was stolen from his vehicle, and the damage to the window is estimated at $300, according to UR Security.The victim may file a police report at a later time.
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