A 17-year-old Rochester resident was arrested on trespassing charges at 2:25 a.m. on Friday, according to UR Security Investigator Dan Lafferty.

UR Security responded to reports of two persons tampering with a motorcycle parked in Towers parking lot.

Officers were able to locate the suspects with the help of CCTV cameras. UR Security initiated contact with the suspect while the second person got into a truck with a third individual.

Despite attempts to stop the vehicle, the driver eluded officers and sped away down Wilson Boulevard, according to Lafferty.

Rochester Police Department officers responded. Subsequent to the suspect’s arrest, his name was recognized as having been recently arrested by the Gates Police Department on charges of criminal possession of stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to Lafferty.

The previous arrest resulted from a series of robberies occurring in and around the city involving three suspects driving around in a vehicle, one of which occurred in Hill Court parking lot.

Investigators are currently trying to identify the other two individuals involved in Friday’s incident, according to Lafferty.

Victim robbed off-campus by five men

A downtown resident was the victim of an off-campus robbery at the corner of Gibbs Street and Seldon Street, near the Eastman Student Living Center, at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, according to UR Security.

Another Eastman student heard the noise and responded to the area, but the suspects were gone.

UR Security and the Rochester Police Department were notified.

Security CCTV cameras captured the image of five young adult males a 9:05 p.m., who were identified as the suspects and remain at large, according to Lafferty.

Fire reported in

Morey Hall

Officers responded to a reported fire in room 424 in Morey Hall at 2:43 p.m. on Thursday.

The building was evacuated and the fire was determined to have been caused by a burnt-out ballast in a light fixture that was removed by facilities staff, according to UR Security.

The Rochester Fire Department responded and people were allowed back in the building. The fire left minimal damage to the ballast and sustained no injuries, according to UR Security.

Honda Accord stolen last week

A graduate student living in Whipple Park reported his 1991 Honda Accord stolen sometime between noon Saturday, Sept. 17, and 2:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

The vehicle was parked in the Richardson Road parking area, and no suspect was identified. The Brighton Police Department was notified and a crime report was filed, according to Lafferty.

Information provided by UR Security.

Borchardt can be reached at jborchardt@campustimes.org

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