Senior Matt King was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated after flipping a friend’s vehicle containing two other students on Wilson Boulevard around 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 7, according to UR Security.
King was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department for a small laceration on his head and was diagnosed as having a Grade 3 concussion, which has symptoms similar to that of intoxication including dizziness and loss of consciousness.
The other two students in the car were uninjured.
While turning onto Wilson Boulevard from McLean Street, the car was moving too fast and flipped over, knocking over a light pole in the process, according to UR Security Investigator Dan Lafferty.
The vehicle slid down Wilson Boulevard before stopping.
King attributes the accident to his unfamiliarity with his friend’s car. “I was unsure of how it handled,” King said.
“I was [designated driver] for the night,” King said. “The police thought I was [intoxicated] because of my [Grade] 3 concussion.”
King says that all three occupants of the vehicle were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.
The three occupants were able to get out of the severely damaged vehicle, and no one was seriously injured, according to security.
The vehicle was towed from the scene.
“I’m very happy to be alive and be at the UR campus right now,” King said.
“We are fortunate we did not lose three members of our student community,” Lafferty said.
Hospital employee assaulted
A hospital employee was assaulted by two unidentified suspects after returning to his vehicle on Castleman Road shortly after 9 p.m. on Nov. 11.
As he passed KinderCare, two suspects came out of the bushes and struck the employee in the back of the head, according to UR Security. The victim turned toward the suspects, who immediately fled down Rossiter Road toward Mt. Hope Avenue.
The employee notified security through a blue light phone and was not injured.
Nothing was stolen from the victim, as well, according to Lafferty.
A search was conducted, but officers did not find the suspects.
A report was filed with the Rochester Police Department.
Man steals books, sets off alarm
Forty-six-year old Rochester resident Richard McCullough was arrested on petit larceny charges after he reportedly stole two books from the bookstore on Nov. 10 after 5:30 p.m., according to UR Security.
The bookstore staff observed the suspect acting in a suspicious manner and hiding his face with his book bag while exiting the store.
After setting off the alarm, he fled the area, according to Lafferty.
UR Security Officers located the suspect and found the books in the suspect’s backpack.
The suspect was arrested by RPD and taken to the Public Safety Building for further processing, according to UR Security.
Electronic media stolen
Various video game systems, games and DVDs were stolen in three separate incidents from lounges in suites in Chambers, Gale and Slater between Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 6 p.m., according to Lafferty.
A Playstation 2, controllers, three games and two memory cards – valued at $460 – were taken from Slater.
A Nintendo GameCube, controllers, memory cards and three games – estimated at $400 – were taken from Chambers.
Six games – valued at $150 total – were taken from a lounge in Gale.
While one of the suites was secured, the other two may not have been. There were no signs of forced entry in any of the cases, according to UR Security.
Reports may be filed with RPD at a later date.
SAM house falls victim to vandalism
A neon “open” sign valued at $150 and a set of pool balls worth $100 were taken from Sigma Alpha Mu sometime between the night of Nov. 8 and the following day, according to security.
The cue ball from the stolen set was thrown through a first floor window of the house, resulting in $200 worth of damages.
SAM may file a report with the RPD.
Pool table damaged at Theta Chi
A pool table received $400 worth of damage after an unidentified suspect entered the basement of Theta Chi between 1:30 and 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 7, according to Lafferty.
The suspect cut the felt on the pool table with a pizza cutter and wrote derogatory comments on top of the table in mustard, according to UR Security.
It is thought that the suspect entered through an unsecured patio door. QC may file a report with the RPD.
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