Bike theft ends in arrest
On Tuesday, January 19, at around 11:30 p.m., a man was arrested while trying to steal a bicycle from the bike rack between Tiernan and Lovejoy Halls.
According to UR Security Investigator Daniel Lafferty, the suspect, Clarence Moore, 54, has a history of theft-related activity on the River Campus, and he was in violation of a ban from the University property at the time of the incident.
Once apprehended, Moore was charged with trespassing. In addition, he was charged for possession of burglary tools, in accordance with Rochester city policy.
Officers discovered several saw blades and knives in Moore’s possession. He had already cut the bike lock by the time the first officer arrived.
UR cannot formally charge Moore for posession of the bike, as it is private property. The owner of the bike has yet to be identified, but the individual has the option to pursue and file a charge against Moore.
Students’ cars vandalized
According to Lafferty, three individuals reported that the external rearview mirrors were knocked off their vehicles while they were parked on Wilson Blvd. last weekend.
All the vehicles were parked within the same vicinity at the time of the incidents, near the River Campus baseball field. According to Lafferty,’ the incidents occurred sometime between 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, and 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16.
Two of the individuals were UR students, while the third was visiting the University.
No property was reported stolen, and there was no indication that the vehicles were entered. The owners of the vehicles were going to file police reports through 311 at a later time.
Select items stolen from fraternity
A Delta Upsilon fraternity brother reported that his room in the fraternity house was broken into over winter break, sometime between Dec. 17 and Jan. 10.
Lafferty reported that the culprit allegedly stole a bag containing an assortment of health drinks and’ some cooking equipment. No other items were reported to be stolen from the fraternity house.
Although the student claimed that his room was secured over the break, there were no signs of forced entry into the room. As’ of yet, no potential suspects have been identified.’
The student has declined to file a police report.
Staff member’s wallet, camera stolen
On Jan. 13, between 1:10 p.m. and 1:20 p.m., a staff member’s wallet and camera were reportedly stolen from the third floor of Lattimore Hall.
No possible suspects have been identified at this time.
According to Lafferty’s report, the wallet and camera were accidentally left unattended on a windowsill for a brief period when they were stolen. As of yet, the staff member has not filed a police report.
Questionable drawings found on cars
Potentially inappropriate pictures and comments were found ‘drawn’ and ‘written’ in the snow on four cars on Wednesday, Jan.13. The incidents all took place before 11:56 a.m., according to Lafferty.
The snow was harmlessly wiped off the cars, eradicating the graffiti.
No damage was sustained by any of the vehicles involved. Currently, no police report has been filed with regard to the incidents, and no potential subjects have been identified.
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Fleming is a member of the class of 2013.
Information provided by UR Security.