Suspect wielding knife makes demand of Eastman student
A student sitting near the Liberty pole on the Eastman Campus at 12:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 received an unexpected guest demanding that the student hand over his ipod that he was listening to.
According to UR Security Investigator Daniel Lafferty, the suspect pulled out a small knife at the same time.
The suspect lunged at the victim, who quickly responded by disarming the suspect and kneeing him in the stomach.
The student will not file a police report and was not injured during the incident.
Book-hungry thieves intrude campus and strike bookstore
An intrusion alarm sounded at the River Campus Bookstore last Wednesday evening in the Frederick Douglass Building. Security officers arriving at the scene at 11:30 p.m. found an open window facing the Goergen Athletic Center.
A witness reported three individuals fleeing the area shortly before Security arrived.
Security identified an individual found in the area of the fleeing suspects; however, it wasn’t clear whether the individual was involved in the bookstore break in.
According to Lafferty, bookstore staff discovered that someone had moved textbooks from an area in the store and placed them behind a couch just inside the open window.
Cell phone doesn’t return
A student reported leaving his cell phone in a Wilson Commons restroom on Friday, Oct. 9. The following day, realizing he left his phone, he called it. However, it had been turned off.
The phone was equipped with a GPS tracking device and it was tracked to the Frost and Normandy street area in the city.
According to Lafferty, he cleared all information from the phone and was going to call the police at a later time.
Staff member transferred
On Oct. 10 at 7:30 a.m., a staff member was transferred from Wilson Commons to Strong Memorial Hospital via ambulance.
According to Lafferty, the victim complained of neck and back pain and was treated on site before being transferred.
Joy ride ends around Fraternity Quad ends in haste
Five individuals looking for a night of fun were spotted driving a golf cart in the proximity of the fraterntiy quad on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 2:38 a.m., during Meliora Weekend.
According to Lafferty, the suspects drove away upon seeing oncoming officers and abandoned the cart near the statue between Burton and Crosby halls.
The five suspects fled the area in different directions. Officers were able to locate four of the five suspects and identified them as undergraduate students.
The cart was returned to its original location and all of the suspects were warned before being released.
The matter has been deferred to the Dean of Students’ Office for further review and action.