Student struck by vehicle

Security officers responded to a call in that an undergraduate student was struck by a motor vehicle at the crosswalk of Trustee Road at 10:52 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13.

The Rochester Police Department, the Rochester Fire Department and Rural Metro also responded to this call according to UR Security Senior Investigator Daniel Lafferty.

The student told the officers that when he entered the crosswalk on Trustee Road the vehicle was far away and moving slowly.

The driver of the vehicle reported that he had not seen the pedestrian until it was too late; the driver tried to stop the vehicle but was unable to do so.

The student sustained abrasions to his wrists and palms and also complained of a pain in his knees, legs and lower back.

An ambulance transported the student to Strong Memorial Hospital. RPD conducted a motor vehicle accident investigation.

Undergraduate arrested for suspicious substance

An undergraduate student, sophomore Benjamin Kilburn was arrested and taken into custody by the Rochester Police Department around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 9, on charges of criminal possession of marijuana.

According to Lafferty, Security officers were called to the third floor of Munro House after a UR Fire Inspector reported that he found fireworks and a sizeable quantity of what he believed to be marijuana, during a routine fire safety inspection.

After finding the suspected marijuana, officers reported that it was significantly more than what would be considered ‘for personal usage.” A grinder, a glass smoking device with the suspected marijuana it in, fireworks and $61 in cash were also found and confiscated by the police to be used as evidence.

The student admitted to owning these items and this matter has been referred to the Dean of Students Office for review and action.

Barbecue taken from Fraternity Quad

On Sunday, April 11, a brother residing at the Sigma Alpha Mu House was alerted that someone outside was taking his barbecue grill.

The student looked out the window and saw a dark colored SUV vehicle leaving the area his grill was gone.

Security officers identified the two people who are believed to be involved in the theft of the grill by security footage.

According to Lafferty, the officers located a vehicle similar to the one described, parked in the area of Terrace Park. Currently no police report has been filed.

Wallet taken from student in Carlson

While studying in Carlson Library an undergraduate student reported that between the hours of 10:40 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. on Monday, April 12, an unknown suspect stole his wallet from his desk where he was studying.

His wallet contained cash, credit cards, personal identification and his UR ID card.

According to Lafferty, the student reported that he saw people walking around his work area but none of them appeared to be suspicious.

The student cancelled his credit card. A police report may be filed at a later time.


Berkowitz is a member of the class of 2012.
Information provided by UR Security.



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