Crime Alerts

2022

On Friday, March 4th 2022. at approximately 12:14 pm, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office responded to the APEX Apartment Complex located off campus at 380 John Street for the report of a Robbery which occurred at an undisclosed location on the property.  RIT Public Safety has been in contact with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and have been advised the investigation is ongoing and there is no current threat to the RIT Community or the residents of APEX.

Public Safety will continue to monitor the investigation and provide any updates if necessary.

The RIT Public Safety Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s office are investigating the recent theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle adjacent to the RIT campus. 

As reported around this time of year in 2021, catalytic converter thefts have been prevalent in the Monroe County area, especially the Town of Henrietta, including Park Point, The Province and Apex apartment complexes. Catalytic Converters are attached to the exhaust system of your vehicle and contain expensive precious metals like platinum, palladium and rhodium which can easily be extracted and “scrapped” for a quick profit. Catalytic converters can only be stolen by climbing under a vehicle and cutting them off with a reciprocating saw or similar type of tool. Thefts of catalytic converters increase each time the cost of scrap metal, particularly platinum, increases. 

Catalytic converter thieves generally target high profile vehicles like trucks, vans or SUV’s because the higher ground clearance allows for easier access underneath the vehicle. However, sports cars and sedans are not immune to converter theft.

The Public Safety Department is paying special attention to residential parking lots and other parking lots where vehicles may be parked for longer periods of time without being driven.

If anyone has any information regarding these thefts, please contact the RIT Public Safety Department or Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

This crime alert also serves as an important reminder to always lock your vehicle and park in well-lit areas. Don’t park in between or next to large trucks that would make your vehicle more vulnerable to this type of crime. Immediately report suspicious persons/behavior to the Public Safety Department.

Please contact the Department of Public Safety if you have any information regarding this crime.

RIT Public Safety Department
Emergency: 585-475-3333
Text: 585-205-8333
Non-emergency: 585-475-2853

2021

Arson 3rd Investigation – 4th Floor Sol Huemann Hall

On Sunday, September 26, 2021 at approximately 4:00 pm, the RIT Public Safety Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Henrietta Fire Department responded to the Sol Huemann Hall 4th floor Elevator Lobby for a fire alarm. The initial investigation revealed that a piece of paper on a cork board was set on fire, which caused the cork board to smolder. The identity of the person responsible for setting the fire is unknown at this time. The Monroe County Fire Bureau, Fire Investigation Unit has also initiated an investigation.

The Public Safety Department is paying special attention to the Residence Halls while the investigation is in progress.

If anyone has any information regarding this reported incident, please contact the RIT Department of Public Safety or the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.

 

RIT Public Safety Department

Emergency: 585-475-3333

Text: 585-205-8333

Non-emergency: 585-475-2853

Catalytic Converter Thefts

The RIT Public Safety Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s office are investigating the theft of catalytic converters from two separate Honda Elements that were parked in K Lot. The thefts have occurred within the past seven days and it is believed they occurred during the overnight hours.

Catalytic converter thefts have been prevalent recently in the Monroe County area and our immediate surrounding counties. Catalytic Converters are attached to the exhaust system of your vehicle and contain expensive precious metals like platinum, palladium and rhodium which can easily be extracted and “scrapped” for a quick profit. Catalytic converters can only be stolen by climbing under a vehicle and cutting them off with a reciprocating saw or similar type of tool. Thefts of catalytic converters increase each time the cost of scrap metal, particularly platinum, increases. 

Catalytic converter thieves generally target high profile vehicles like trucks or SUV’s because the higher ground clearance allows for easier access underneath the vehicle. However, sports cars and sedans are not immune to converter theft.

The Public Safety Department is paying special attention to residential parking lots and other parking lots where vehicles may be parked for longer periods of time without being driven.

If anyone has any information regarding these thefts, please contact the RIT Public Safety Department or Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

This crime alert also serves as an important reminder to always lock your vehicle and park in well-lit areas. Don’t park in between or next to large trucks that would make your vehicle more vulnerable to this type of crime. Immediately report suspicious persons/behavior to the Public Safety Department

Please contact the Department of Public Safety if you have any information regarding this crime.

RIT Public Safety Department

Emergency: 585-475-3333

Text: 585-205-8333

Non-emergency: 585-475-2853

2020

The RIT Department of Public Safety and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a Grand Larceny that occurred in the Kate Gleason Hall laundry room on Tuesday 10-28-20 at approximately 7:35 pm.

At approximately 7:20 pm a student was doing his laundry when he observed three unknown individuals, one female and two males doing their laundry. The three individuals were horsing around and the two males then began to harass the male victim. At this time, one of the males grabbed the male’s cell phone and ran from the laundry room along with the two other individuals. The cell phone was recovered by another uninvolved student as the three attempted to leave the building.

The female has tentatively been identified as a student. One individual is described as an African American male, possibly Deaf or Hard of Hearing, wearing a dark hoodie with a colorful design on the back and dark pants. The second individual is described as an African American male, light complexion, possibly Deaf or Hard of Hearing wearing a dark hoodie with the name Brown and the number 15 on the back and dark pants.

The investigation is in progress and this crime alert serves as a reminder to report suspicious persons or behavior to the RIT Department of Public Safety.

Please contact the Department of Public Safety if you have any information regarding this crime.

RIT Department of Public Safety

Emergency: 585-475-3333

Text: 585-205-8333

The RIT Public Safety Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s office are investigating the theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle that was parked in K Lot. On Wednesday 09-23-20 an individual reported that the catalytic converter was stolen from their vehicle but the theft actually occurred sometime in between Tuesday 09-15-20 and Wednesday 09-23-20. Catalytic converter thefts have been prevalent recently in the Monroe County area and our immediate surrounding counties. Catalytic converters can only be stolen by climbing under a vehicle and cutting it off with a reciprocating saw or similar type of tool. If anyone has any information about this crime, please contact the RIT Public Safety Department or Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

This crime alert also serves as an important reminder to always lock your vehicle and park in well-lit areas. Don’t park in between or next to large trucks that would make your vehicle more vulnerable to this type of crime. Immediately report suspicious persons/behavior to the Public Safety Department

Please contact the Department of Public Safety if you have any information regarding this crime.

RIT Public Safety Department

Emergency: 585-475-3333

Text: 585-205-8333

Non-emergency: 585-475-2853

The RIT Public Safety Department is investigating a theft which was reported in Residence Hall D. The theft occurred in between 03-13-20 and 03-30-20. An unknown person reportedly stole an X Box One, running shoes, bracelet and computer parts. This crime alert serves as an important reminder to always lock your residence and first floor windows to minimize opportunities for crime to occur. Immediately report suspicious persons/behavior to the Public Safety Department and always close propped-open outer doors to bolster residential safety.

Please contact the Department of Public Safety if you have any information regarding this crime.

RIT Public Safety Department

Emergency: 585-475-3333

Text: 585-205-8333

Non-emergency: 585-475-2853

The RIT Public Safety Department and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office are investigating thefts from four secured living spaces which were reported yesterday in the Global Village Housing Area. The thefts occurred on Thursday 01-23-20 in between 10:00 am and 10:15 am. An unknown person reportedly stole camera equipment, a bluetooth speaker, prescription medication and currency from five separate bedrooms within the building. The unknown person used a missing or stolen access card to gain entry into the living spaces. The missing or stolen access card has been deactivated. Added security patrols will be in place until further notice. The investigation is in progress.

This crime alert serves as an important reminder to always lock your residence and first floor windows to minimize opportunities for crime to occur. Immediately report suspicious persons/behavior to the Public Safety Department, and always close propped-open outer doors to bolster residential safety.

Please contact the Public Safety Department if you have any information regarding this crime.

RIT Public Safety Department

Emergency: 585-475-3333

Text: 585-205-8333

Non-emergency: 585-475-2853