Two suspects — Ty Davison and Blair Thomas — were identified and arrested in connection with three strong-armed robberies occurring on streets adjacent to the Strong Memorial Hospital.

The three incidents — occurring on Feb. 17, Feb. 27 and March 5 — involved UR employees who had departed work and were either walking to their residences or their vehicles, according to UR Security Investigator Dan Lafferty.

The suspects grabbed the victims’ purses and fled to a waiting vehicle. On two occasions, this vehicle was a dark colored Jeep.

Davison — an 18 year old — and Thomas — a 19 year old, both residents of Rochester — were arrested on charges of second degree robbery and fourth degree grand larceny, according to UR Security.Lafferty attributed the arrests to collaboration with the Rochester Police Department.

“These arrests are a direct result of the excellent and ongoing cooperation between UR Security and Rochester Police Department staff,” he said. “Although two suspects were arrested in connection with these three incidents, staff and students should remain vigilant in their personal safety habits.”

Woman who hit six people with her car sentenced Laquanna Perry — the woman who struck six people, including two UR Security officers, with her car in late August — was sentenced on March 17 to serve 20 years in prison after entering a guilty plea to a multi-count indictment handed down by a Monroe County Grand Jury last year.

The sentence was imposed following a plea arrangement worked out between the Assistant District Attorney and Perry’s attorney.

Teens caught stealing chips and soda from Douglass

Two 14 year-olds were observed entering the Frederick Douglass building adjacent to the upper level of Wilson Commons before 6 p.m. on March 13, according to Lafferty.

The two then entered the kitchen of Douglass Dining Center, according to security.

The suspects, after seeing security officers, fled the building, but were eventually caught.

They were found to be in possession of items they had stolen from the kitchen, including bags of chips and bottles of soda, according to UR Security.

Neither of the suspects was affiliated with UR. The RPD was notified and officers responded, filed juvenile contact forms on the suspects and took the youths from the property, according to Lafferty.The estimated value of the stolen items was approximately $10.50.DVDs stolen from Crosby over spring break

Sometime between March 7 and March 11, 60 DVDs were stolen from a room in Crosby.

The victim reported that he had secured his door before leaving for spring break and found his lock possibly tampered with upon returning, according to UR Security. The DVDs were valued at an estimated $1,200. No other property was reported stolen or disturbed in the room, and a report was filed with the RPD.

Fire started in Hutchinson Hall

A student accidentally caused a small fire in a fourth floor lab in Hutchinson Hall on March 17 at around 2:30 p.m., according to UR Security.

The student had been working with lithium aluminum hydride powder, which spontaneously combusted when coming in contact with moisture, according to security. A chemistry professor quickly extinguished the fire and there were no reported injuries.

Information provided by UR Security. Schnee can be reached at

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