In an e-mail message sent to the University community, Director of UR Security Walter Mauldin said Rochester Police had taken several people into questioning after shots were heard around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, in the vicinity of South Plymouth Avenue and Luther Circle near the Riverview complex.
According to Mauldin, a security officer on patrol in the Riverview Lot heard the noises but did not witness any activity. No injuries have been reported and police were continuing their investigation into the late afternoon.
Bike thief caught in river
Kazi King, a 32-years-old Rochester resident, was taken into custody on Saturday, Sept. 26, after stealing a bicycle near the River Campus University Health Service building.
According to UR Security Investigator Daniel Lafferty, a security officer intercepted King as he was riding away on the bicycle near the pedestrian footbridge that connects Wilson Boulevard and South Plymouth Avenue, at which point King threw the bike at the officer and fled on foot. King then jumped into the river to evade officers and swam toward the South Plymouth side of the river. Security staff, police units and the Rochester Fire Department waited for him on the other side of the river fire fighters and police officers were able to pull King out sometime between 3:20 and 3:30 a.m. King was transferred to Strong Memorial Hospital via ambulance for evaluation.
King has been arrested on harassment charges for throwing the bike at the Security officer. Once the bike owner is identified, the victim can press theft charges. The bicycle is currently in Security’s custody.
Security called for mystery runner
At approximately the same time as the above mentioned incident, a student contacted UR Security claiming he saw a man running behind Danforth Dining Center and across the volleyball courts.
According to Lafferty, the student believed that the individual had a handgun, describing the suspected gun as dark-colored, adding that he could see a trigger.
There are similarities between the physical and clothing descriptions of the individual observed by the student and the suspect in the bicycle theft. Investigators are currently trying to determine whether it might have been the same person or not. However, in the prior case, it was noted that neither the witness in the bike theft nor the officers who encountered King reported observing him with a weapon.
There was also no gun recovered when King was taken into police custody.
Petty theft of fraternity brothers
Three individuals were arrested on petit larceny charges after allegedly stealing several items from the Psi Upsilon Fraternity House on Saturday, Sept. 26, at around 1:34 a.m.
A witness observed the three individuals departing the basement of the fraternity with items the witness recognized as part of the fraternity.
The trio was stopped by UR Security as they were entering a car parked next to Wallis Hall all three were found with stolen property on their persons.
According to Lafferty, the three suspects were issued appearance tickets to appear in court.
Thief strikes locker room during Jacket’ game
An unidentified suspect entered the football team’s unlocked locker room during Saturday night’s game and stole iPods, phones and cash.
According to Lafferty, a staff member told security officers they made frequent checks of the hallway outside the locker room area but didn’t check the locker room itself.
Willis is a member of the class of 2011.
Information provided by UR Security.