Two suspects caught lurking
Ban forms were issued to two of three suspicious individuals who were attempting to enter Gilbert and Tiernan Halls on Saturday, Feb. 27.
According to UR Security Investigator Daniel Lafferty, while a student reported this behavior to UR Security, the three suspects left the area. Security spotted the suspects crossing the pedestrian footbridge and alerted officers on the other side.
Two of the three suspects were stopped by the officers. The suspects claimed that they had just finished writing a paper in the UR Medical Center Edward G. Miner Library and that they were simply cutting through the River Campus. Officers noted, however, that neither of the individuals were carrying any materials that would indicate they were working on a paper.
One of the suspects was found to have an undergraduate ID card in his possession, which he said he picked up after the third suspect threw it on the ground.
The student to whom the ID belongs said that the card was misplaced earlier this semester.
The Rochester Police Department responded to the incident and identified the two suspects. Neither were affiliated with the University, nor would they provide information on the third individual.
The suspects were instructed not to return to UR property.
Wallet stolen from Gleason Library
An undergraduate student reported that items were taken from her wallet while she was studying in Gleason Library on Sunday, Feb. 28. The student claimed that the wallet contained $25 in cash and several personal bank receipts.
According to Lafferty, the student reported that she left the wallet unattended while she used the restroom. When she returned, she noticed an individual leaving her work area and that her wallet had been moved from where she had left it.
Security officers checked surrounding areas for the suspect but were unable to locate the individual.
Driver hits light pole, one passenger injured
At 1:49 a.m., on Saturday, Feb 27, a security officer noticed that a vehicle had jumped the curb of the traffic circle on Wilson Boulevard and Alumni Road and struck a light pole.
The driver informed the officer that he had lost control of the vehicle as he drove around the circle. Road conditions at the time of the incident were not of optimal condition, according to Lafferty.
One passenger was injured and complained of neck pain. Rural Metro and Rochester Police responded and transported the individual to Strong Memorial Hospital. The driver and other passengers were not injured.
The vehicle sustained front-end damage, but the light pole was not damaged.
Cell phone taken from Hoyt Auditorium
An undergraduate student reported that his cell phone was stolen in Hoyt Auditorim on Saturday, Feb. 20, between 9 and 11 p.m.
The student said that the phone likely fell out of his pocket. According to Lafferty, several calls were later made from the phone. The victim plans to file a police report at a later time.
Fleming is a member of the class of 2013.
Information provided by UR Security.