A female undergraduate student was the victim of an attempted strong-arm robbery on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The student was near the lower level of the stairs that leads to the Eastman Quadrangle between Hoyt and Dewey Halls.
The suspect approached the student from behind. He grabbed her arm and demanded money. She was reaching into her pocket when another person walked near the vicinity and the suspect released the victim. It is thought that the suspect entered Hoyt Hall through a nearby door that connects on the tunnel level.
The student returned to her room and called UR Security. The student was not injured. At the time of the incident, the student elected not to file a police report.The victim did not get a look at the suspect. Officers responded to the call and reported that upon their arrival, many students were in the tunnel area near Hoyt.
Underage drinking in Goergen Center
On Friday evening, UR Security responded to a report of persons consuming alcohol in the Goergen Center, according to UR Security Investigator Dan Lafferty.
The officers found three people and identified them as being underage. The three people admitted to drinking in the facility. They were given a warning and instructed to leave the facility for the night. The officers confiscated four unopened beers.
Unaffiliated bus passenger found unresponsive
On Saturday afternoon, UR Security officers were called to the bus stop on Library Road by a Rochester Transit System bus driver.
A patron on the bus was unresponsive. Officers, MERT, Rural Metro and police officers responded to the scene.
The patron was eventually roused and found to have no University affiliation. The patron stated that he had consumed alcohol before getting on the bus.
According to Lafferty, the patron had simply fallen asleep after consuming some beers.
It was determined that he required no medical care. All responding officers were cleared from the area.
Laptop stolen in Carlson Library
An undergraduate studying in Carlson Library left his laptop in his work area on Saturday night.
The student left the library to use the facilities as well as to reset his password. The victim reported that he was away from the work area for an estimate of about 10 minutes. He returned to find that his laptop was missing.
The victim and another library patron spoke to UR Security. According to Lafferty, the victim as well as another patron in the library provided officers with a description of a person acting strangely.
The suspected person later ran out of the area. Officers searched for this person but did not find him.
The victim will file a police report via 311 at a later time.
Information provided by UR Security.
Schneier is a member of the class of 2011.