Enamored stranger banned from UR

A female student at the Eastman School of Music was approached by a stranger on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 10:31 a.m., who expressed his wishes to start a relationship with her.
The male suspect approached the student on the Gibbs Street sidewalk outside the Eastman School Main Hall and asked her what he needed to do to get to know her better. The student told the suspect that she did not associate with strangers and then proceeded to walk to her class.

According to UR Security Investigator Daniel Lafferty, as the student walked to her class in the Sibley Library, the stranger followed the student and persistently expressed his wishes to start a relationship.

When she got to her class, the suspect finally left the premises.
The student then notified Security. Officers were able to locate the stranger on Gibbs Street at Main Street. He admitted to officers that he followed the student in hopes of starting a relationship with her.

The suspect was issued a ban form and was told not to return to University property. The student did not wish to notify the police, so the suspect was warned and released.

Two suspects flirt with
UR student from car

Last Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7:20 p.m., a female UR student was approached in Intercampus Lot by two unidentified male suspects in a dark-colored SUV-type vehicle.

According to Lafferty, as the student was walking, the passenger yelled from the vehicle, asking the student for her name. When the student didn’t reply, the suspects continued to drive alongside her.

The passenger then got out of the vehicle and was approached by the female student. When the suspect said to the student, ‘Aren’t you going to give me your name?” the student pulled out her cell phone. The passenger suspect got back into the car when the driver told him something. The two drove off the premises.

The female student contacted UR Security when she got back to her dorm. Responding officers checked the parking lot and the surrounding area, but they were unable to locate the suspects.

No police report has been filed.

Elevator enthusiast gets
escorted out of UHS

On Oct. 3, at 1:25 p.m., UR Security responded to a report of a male photographing the elevators at the University Health Service building and riding the elevators up and down.

According to Lafferty, officers located a male matching the description and walking rapidly down Library Road.

When officers approached the suspect, he admitted to being in the UHS building. Lafferty said the suspect told the responding officers he had a ‘thing” for elevators and wanted to check out the new ones at UHS. He further insisted that his spouse was an employee of the University.

He was advised that his behavior was inappropriate and was warned and released.

Laptop stolen at Gleason

A student left his laptop computer unsupervised in Gleason Library and found it stolen upon return.

According to Lafferty, the student reported that the laptop was stolen sometime between 10 and 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3.

The student reportedly left his laptop to use another in a different area in Gleason Library.
He discovered the theft upon his return.

The area was searched but officers were unable to locate the laptop, nor were there any suspects or witnesses identified.

A police report was filed at a later time.

Visiting soccer player
suffers laceration

During a men’s soccer game at Fauver Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 3, a player from the visiting university suffered a chin laceration.

According to Lafferty, the student was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital Emergency Department at 7 p.m. by a security patrol vehicle.

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