Unidentified man lurks in front of Wilson Commons

On Saturday, February 1st, at 6:44 p.m., Public Safety Officers responded to the front of Wilson Commons after receiving a report of a suspicious man. Officers arrived and spoke to the reporting undergraduate student who stated that the male had approached her and made inappropriate comments in addition to placing his arm around her. She also stated that she had a similar encounter with the same man a few days prior to this event. The man was gone when officers arrived. A short time later, a man matching the student’s description was seen back in the same area on CCTV. Responding officers were able to locate the man in order to stop and talk to him. The man was identified as the same person from the earlier report. During the course of the investigation, two other undergraduates reported that the man had approached them earlier in the day and tried to engage them in conversation. The man was identified and was banned from the property. He was then escorted off of campus property and advised not to return. No charges were filed.

Sprinkler surprises Danforth

On Wednesday, Jan. 29th, at 1:21 p.m., Public Safety Officers responded to a fire alarm in Danforth Dining Center in Susan B. Anthony Hall. Upon arrival, officers found a malfunctioning sprinkler head that would not stop flowing water. Rochester Fire Department  and Environmental Health and Safety staff also responded to the alarm. The water to the sprinkler was shut down so that the system could be repaired. It is unknown at this time what caused the sprinkler head to activate. There were no injuries, but there were reports of water damage.

Man at Eastman trying to panhandle [from] organization

On Friday, Jan. 31 at 3:48 p.m., Public Safety Officers responded to the Miller Center at the Eastman School of Music after receiving reports of a man soliciting for money. Officers were able to locate the man in the lobby of the Miller Center. The man provided ID upon being approached.  The man was told that he could not panhandle on university property, and was and sent on his way without incident.

Student found after hours at Eastman Theatre

On Saturday, Feb. 1, at 11:15 p.m., a Public Safety Officer located an undergraduate student inside the Eastman Theatre lobby after hours. The officer told the student that he needed to leave the building through the school’s exit doors and not the theatre. The student apparently did not understand why he could  not cut through the theatre. The student left the building after being informed that he needed to vacate the building prior to its scheduled closing time.

Ramos is a member of the class of 2015.
Information provided by UR Public Safety.

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