Man forces student  to give him money outside Eastman

1. On Wednesday, Jan.15th, at 11:28 a.m., a patrolling Public Safety Officer observed a man soliciting a student for money in an aggressive tone outside of the Eastman School of Music. The student gave the man some money just as an officer walked up. The man tried to walk away but was stopped by the officer. The student stepped inside the building and spoke to another officer. The man said he needed money to catch a bus. The man, who has had prior contact with officers, was told that he should not be on the property. The man returned $2 to the officer, who in turn returned it to the student. The student did not file a police report. The man was sent on his way and again reminded not to be on campus property.

Suspicious man in parking lot

2. On Wednesday, Jan.15th, at 9:00 p.m., Public Safety Officers responded to reports of a suspicious man in the parking lot behind the Medical Center Annex. Officers located the man near the Computer Studies Department. The man was initially uncooperative and kept walking until officers were able to get him to stop and talk to them. The man stated that he was not looking at cars but was instead searching for cigarette butts. He began to yell at the officers and was advised that he was no longer welcome on the property. He promptly left. There were no reports of any damage to vehicles. The man was identified and was not affiliated with the university.

Drunk man asks for money

3. On Thursday, Jan.16th, at 5:59 p.m., Public Safety Officers responded to the exterior of Goler House after receiving reports of a man soliciting people for money. Upon arrival, officers found the man lying in the gutter next to the sidewalk on the south side of Goler. The man was intoxicated but cooperative with officers and provided ID. The man, who was not affiliated with the university, was unable to stand due to his level of intoxication. Rural/Metro Ambulatory Services responded and the man was taken to Strong ED for treatment.

Wall lights smashed in Riverview 

4. On Thursday, Jan. 16th at 10:45 p.m., a Residential Advisor reported incurred damages to hallway lights in Riverview Bldg B. The responding officer found two wall lights that had been smashed. The officer reported that there was glass on the ground beneath the lights. No one was found in the area.

Ramos is a member of the class of 2015.

Information provided by UR Public Safety.

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