Another bike thief apprehended, charged near Hill Court
On the morning of Friday, Nov. 13, at approximately 10:45 a.m., a University staff member saw an individual attempting to lift bikes from the bike racks outside of Munro and Slater Halls. Finally, the individual was able to pull a bike off the rack and proceeded to ride away on it.
According to UR Security Investigator Daniel Lafferty, security officers stopped the bike thief at Wilson Boulevard near Trustee Road.
The Rochester Police Department responded and arrested the individual on trespassing charges and issued him an appearance ticket.
The stolen bike’s owner was not identified, so the RPD was unable to press larceny charges.
The individual was later identified as Charles Judge, 55, of Rochester. He was transported by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital following the arrest after complaining of pre-existing medical conditions.
Undergraduate caught red handed with banner
An undergraduate was apprehended by Security after he was seen walking away from
Todd Union with a banner at 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14.
After originally being asked to stop outside Todd Union, the student dropped the banner and ran.
Security officers picked him up outside Anderson Tower, where he admitted to stealing the banner, explaining to officers that he thought it would be a cool decoration to hang up in his room.
According to Lafferty, alcohol might have been a contributing factor in the attempted theft.
The undergraduate was warned and released.
Unidentified suspect loiters outside Gavett office
Upon returning to his office on the second floor of Gavett Hall between 3:45 and 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, a graduate student came across an unidentified suspect loitering in the hallway.
According to Lafferty, when confronted by the graduate student, the individual explained he was looking for someone in Hopeman Hall. After the student pointed him in the right direction, however, the suspect wandered off toward Rush Rhees Library.
After witnessing this, the student followed the suspect to Intercampus Drive and called Security from Library Lot.
Officers were unable to located the suspect, but nothing was reported as being stolen from the student’s office.
Cooking sparks problems in Riverview Complex
Flames in a Riverview Apartment caused several students to notify Security.
According to Lafferty, the first responding officer identified that there was in fact flames behind the stove in an apartment and activated the fire alarm. The Rochester Fire
Department responded, confirmed the fire was extinguished and that the apartment was well-ventilated.
The Fire Department indicated that the believed cause of the fire was a faulty 220 recepticle within the apartment. Residential Life staff in Riverview were notified and were attempting to find housing arrangements for the residents while repairs are made in the apartment. No injuries occured as a result of the fire.
Hilfinger is a member of the class of 2010.
Information provided by UR Security.