1. At 10:50 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, an undergraduate reported that while walking along South Plymouth Avenue, a black Nissan sped past her at a high speed.

According to UR Security Investigator Dan Lafferty, as the student entered the walkway on the pedestrian bridge, the vehicle came speeding back the opposite way and pulled into Plymouth Gardens. The driver exited the car and started walking toward the bridge.

The undergraduate asked a nearby person on a bike to walk with her across the bridge. The suspect quickly closed the distance between them and tried to engage the woman in conversation. She refused to answer most of his questions and the suspect told her, in not-so-pleasant terms, to “screw off.” He then left the area and returned to his vehicle.

Security was contacted and checked the immediate and surrounding areas, but were not able to locate the suspect.

Car window shattered, belongings stolen

2. Officers located a parked vehicle in Intercampus Drive lot with a smashed window on Monday, Oct. 25. According to Lafferty, the owner was identified as an employee and responded to the report.

The employee claimed to have parked his car at 5 a.m. that morning and had been informed by a co-worker of the smashed window at 6:30 a.m. The victim reported that his GPS unit and a set of binoculars were stolen.

A police report is to be filed via 311 at a later time.

Teenagers caught loitering on campus

3. At 5:50 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, a security officer observed two young teenagers hanging around by the Residential Quad’s bike racks.

The teens fled the area as the officer approached them. After being located about 20 minutes later on the steps of Chambers, both teens told the officer that they had no identification and were just out for a walk.

According to Lafferty, the responding police officer verified their identities and determined that they were 13 and 16 years old. The teens were issued ban forms and told to stay off UR property.

Laptop thief caught red-handed

4. A student returning to his study area in Carlson Library found an unidentified male suspect attempting to take his laptop computer out of his bag at 5:56 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.

According to Lafferty, after being yelled at by the student to stop, the suspect dropped the computer, walked away and was later joined by a second individual upon leaving the library. Responding officers checked the immediate and surrounding areas for the suspects but were unsuccessful.

Underage individuals found trying to enter frat party

5. Five individuals between the ages of 14-19 were caught urinating into the Genesee River after they were unable to get into a frat party.

The individuals were ordered to leave University property and issued ban forms.

Ostrander is a member of the class of 2013.

Information provided by UR Security.


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