UR Security officers responded to a fire alarm in a dorm on the Residence Quad at 7:19 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Director of UR Security Walter Mauldin.
Upon their arrival at the scene, officers determined that a student had set fire to a cardboard box in his dorm room. In doing so, the student had hoped to “prove a point” to his sleeping roommate.
The point, according to Mauldin, was that the roommate was too lazy to get out of bed, even with a fire raging in the room.
The UR Security report of the incident did not indicate whether or not the roommate left his bed in response to the fire.
Rochester Fire Department firefighters determined that there was no damage to the building, however the area required ventilation.
RFD did not choose to charge the student with arson, a felony for setting a fire in an occupied building. Rather, the case was forwarded to the Dean of Students’ office and to Residential Life for resolution.
UR Security officers discover confused pedestrian
A UR Security officer on patrol at 3:25 a.m. on Tuesday discovered a man walking in an apparently aimless manner, according to Mauldin.
The man was found in the vicinity of Wilson Blvd. and Hutchison Road.
When approached, the officer found the man to be in a confused state with regard to his location and identity. The Rochester Police Department was summoned and arrived at 3:50 a.m.
RPD took the man in order to determine his name and address.
Corner Store merchandise found in robber’s pants
UR Security responded to the Corner Store in the Frederick Douglass Building after reports of an individual fleeing the area with several items at 11:45 p.m. on Sunday.
A physical description of the suspect was obtained, and the man was soon located on Elmwood Ave., according to Mauldin.
Upon capturing the man, UR Security noted several rectangular objects in the man’s pants.
The objects were found to be boxed frozen chicken and beef dinners that had been stolen from the Corner Store. The RPD was called to the scene, and the man was taken into custody.
UHS offices burgled in morning crime spree
A staff member arriving at the University Health Services office in Susan B. Anthony Halls found evidence of a break-in on Saturday morning, according to Mauldin. Multiple doors in the office were found to be damaged.
The staff member reported that a stereo, a CD player and an otoscope had been stolen. These items were subsequently recovered from a recycling bin outside the building.Information provided by UR Security.
Majarian is a member of the class of 2008.