According to UR Security Investigator Daniel Lafferty, UR Security identified the suspect who placed a suspicious-looking item under a student’s car on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Last week, the Campus Times reported that junior Meaghan Woods found a pipe wedged under her car tire, and a security officer reported it to police authorities, who found nothing dangerous in the pipe.
Six days later, Security interviewed a student who admitted to leaving the object behind. The student reported that he did not intend to harm anyone or anything.
He placed the object under the tire momentarily and subsequently forgot about it and left the area. He explained that he intended to discard the item and placed it behind a car tire to prevent it from rolling away.
When police arrived at the scene and tested the object for explosives, nothing was found inside the pipe. Rochester police have deferred the case to the Dean of Students Office for review. The student will not receive criminal charges and any further discipline will be decided by the Dean of Students Office.
Laptop stolen in IT Center
A laptop was stolen from a classroom in the Information Technology Center in Rush Rhees Library on Friday, Nov. 14, when the student briefly left it unattended.
The student left the classroom for five minutes at 4:30 p.m. and returned later to find the laptop missing.
According to Lafferty, Security obtained a video recording of the theft and posted photographs of the suspect to its Web site on Thursday, in the hopes that a UR community member with additional information could help identify the suspect.
Golf clubs mysteriously vanish from parked car
A student reported his golf clubs missing from his car parked in Wilson North Lot, according to Lafferty.
The theft occurred at some point between Thursday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m. There were no signs of any forced entry. The student filed a police report on the incident.
Student robbed of cash
A student reported $380 in cash stolen from their room at some time between 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15.
The student, a resident of Susan B. Anthony Halls, reported he or she had left the room unattended and unlocked at the time, according to Lafferty.
Xbox goes missing; suspect returns for more
On Nov. 16, a student returned to his Anderson Hall suite to find his Xbox 360 and accompanying power cords missing from the common area.
According to Lafferty, the student left his items in the common area of his suite between 12:50 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16.
The suite had been left unlocked throughout the day and there were no signs of forced entry into the room.
The next day, the student called Security again to report that one of his controllers, present the day earlier, went missing as well.
Leber is a member of the class of 2011.