An officer patrolling campus observed an environmental services employee holding an alcoholic beverage and viewing pornography on a computer in Douglass Dining Center, according to UR Security Investigator Dan Lafferty. The incident occurred on Thursday at 3:42 a.m.

The officer approached and identified the suspect. The suspect admitted to viewing pornography on the computer. However, he claimed that he was not consuming alcohol, but instead using a can he had found as a receptacle for smokeless tobacco.

The suspect presented signs of alcohol usage, so the officer contacted his supervisor and sent the suspect home for the remainder of the evening.

The matter has been referred to the suspect’s department and human resources for further review.

Intruder tampers with lab equipment

Officers were called to a basement laboratory in Hutchison Hall at 12:57 p.m. on Friday regarding reports of a destructive intruder, according to Lafferty. Staff reported that an unidentified suspect or suspects had entered the secured lab at some time between 3:30 p.m. Thursday and 12:00 p.m. Friday.

The suspects had knocked a number of file boxes off shelves, strewing the contents on the floor. They had also knocked binders off the shelves and overturned a box containing a computer monitor.

Staff members were going to conduct a complete lab inventory, but it appeared that nothing had been stolen.

There were no signs of forced entry, which suggests that the suspects may have used a key.

Bulletin board fire leads to Sue B. evacuation

A fire in Susan B. Anthony Halls caused an evacuation of the building at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday. Unidentified suspects had ignited papers on a bulletin board shortly before the alarm went off, according to Lafferty. The bulletin board was located in the first floor hall.

The fire, which apparently extinguished itself, caused char marks to the bulletin board as well as a nearby light fixture. An alarm was set off when a smoke detector was activated and the Rochester Fire Department was called.

Members of the arson squad are currently investigating the matter.

Student escorted from Eastman complex

Officers responded to the computer room at the Eastman School of Music complex to a report of an individual in the area who was not supposed to be there.

The officers arrived at 5:24 p.m. on Thursday, according to Lafferty. They located the individual and identified him as an undergraduate.

The officers escorted the suspect from the facility and reminded him that he had not been sanctioned to be in the facility.

Information provided by UR Security.

Wrobel is a member of the class of 2010.

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