A Rochester resident stole a large ham from the Theta Chi fraternity house on Oct. 20.

Quintin Griffin, 32, of Rochester was arrested and charged with burglary and petty larceny, security reports.

Around 10 p.m. Griffin allegedly entered and left the room of a student living in Theta Chi fraternity house.

“The suspect was carrying something under his arm,” UR Security Investigator Dan Lafferty said.

Officers followed the suspect, after spotting him based on the description the student provided, according to UR Security.

After being spotted by officers, the suspect jumped into the river to avoid apprehension. Officers pulled the man from the Genesee River shortly afterward.

A large ham was found in his possession, according to UR security.

The witness positively identified the suspect. Griffin was taken into custody and processed at the UR Security Public Safety building.

Area man arrested on trespass charges

William Rodriguez, 50, of Rochester was arrested on April 22 on charges of trespass after being reported as walking a bike through the Hill Court area while carrying a bicycle lock.

According to UR Security, Rodriguez was originally cooperative when questioned but became evasive in answering questions. Upon being informed that he was being arrested, the suspect attempted to flee from security.

Rodriguez was turned over to RPD officers. The bike was turned over to UR Security for safekeeping until an owner could be identified.

Injured student taken from Sue B. roof

An undergraduate student was removed from the roof of the Friel Lounge after 11:30 a.m. yesterday. The student was taken to the hospital with lacerations to the arms. The student is in stable condition.

According to Director of UR Security Walter Mauldin, the student was rescued from the roof after another student called security. Both UR Security and RPD responded.

Information provided

by UR Security.

Brown can be reached at cbrown@campustimes.org.

Stranger offers student stolen truck

An unknown suspect offered a Valentine Tower resident a truck, as well as its title, $500 cash and the man’s driver’s license in exchange for her car Oct. 11, Lafferty said. “The student told the suspect she did not have a car and walked inside the building immediately calling security,” he said.

The man originally had asked her for directions to Corning, N.Y. When approached by UR Security, the man provided “inadequate identification” prompting a call to the Rochester Police Department. The suspect then fled the scene, jumped the curb, and drove off, security reports.

Security officers trailed the vehicle awaiting the arrival of police. “As the suspect started getting on the expressway, surveillance was discontinued,” Lafferty said. When the police arrived, they alerted that the vehicle had been reported stolen in Wayne County.

The student was uninjured.

Man stabbed by thief wielding screwdriver

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 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 RPD 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.

Reporting by Dan Bobkoff and Chadwick Schnee.

Information provided by UR Security.



Zumba in medicine, the unexpected crossover

Each year at URMC, a new cohort of unsuspecting pediatrics residents get a crash course. “There are no mistakes in Zumba,” Gellin says.

Riseup with Riseman

“I decided to make one for fun — really poor quality — and I put it on my Instagram just to see how people would react," Riseman said.

UR Womens’ Lacrosse trounces Nazareth 17-5

UR’s Womens’ Lacrosse team beat Nazareth University 17–5 on Tuesday at Fauver Stadium.