According to UR Security Investigator Daniel Lafferty, on separate incidents on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, a UR security officer and a student reported while outside Buildings C and D in the Riverview Complex that they heard a gun being fired from the area of Luther Circle. Additionally, they both heard BBs striking the building.
In the Aug. 31 case, the officer actually located BBs on the ground. Neither the student nor the officer were struck by the BBs, and there was no damage to the buildings found. Police were called for the Aug. 31 occurrence and apparently located a resident who contended he was firing a CO2-style BB pistol at a paper cup.
The resident denied firing it toward the officer or Riverview. He was evidently warned and advised by the police. Police were not notified of the Sept. 1 incident, as it was not reported until Sept. 3. The student said he realized UR Security was busy and just waited to report it. Police were eventually made aware of both incidents.
Student falls out of window
On Aug. 31 around 5:25 a.m., a student residing in Munro House called Security after hearing a female outside calling for help according to Lafferty. Officers responded to the rear of Munro and found the student lying on the ground. The student told officers she had fallen from a window.
Medical Emergency Response Team and Rural/Metro Medical Services were notified to respond. The victim was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for further evaluation and care.
Subsequent on-scene follow up identified that the room from which the victim fell was on the third floor.
Initial information indicates alcohol may have been a contributing factor. There were no signs of foul play identified during the on-scene follow up. The student remains hospitalized at this time.
Eastman student accosted and robbed
On Sept. 10 at 1:35 p.m., an Eastman School female undergraduate student was about to enter her apartment building on Grove St. when a lone male suspect approached from the rear and robbed her.
According to Lafferty, the suspect displayed a box knife type cutting device. He broke the strap on her shoulder bag as he pulled it from her. The suspect immediately fled west towards Chestnut St. The student proceeded to a friend’s residence in the building. They called an Eastman resident adviser, who then notified UR Security and 9-1-1.
Several Rochester police officers responded, as did UR Security. The police conducted a thorough check of the surrounding neighborhood, at one point using a K-9 tracking dog. The suspect was not located. However, the police found the student’s bag and most of its contents between Franklin St. and Chestnut St.
Recovered at the robbery scene was an aqua-colored men’s mountain bike with white lettering. It is believed the suspect may have been riding the bike just before accosting the student.
Information provided by UR Security, compiled between Aug. 25 and Sept. 9.
Schneier is a member of the class of 2011.