Suspicious Items Removed From Campus

To the campus community:

This is an update on information regarding two suspicious items found on landscaping rocks in the north quad area of campus in the vicinity of Seneca and Genesee Halls late last night. Through a coordinated effort involving several law enforcement agencies, the items were removed by a small robot and transported off campus by the Monroe County Sheriff Office's Hazardous Device Disposal Squad. We have now determined that the items were two boxes of construction debris left over from a recent campus lighting project that were improperly moved from the site. The campus has resumed normal operations.

Fortunately, this incident did not indicate a more serious matter. However, it confirmed the importance of being aware of our surroundings at all times and of reporting suspicious activity to the University Police. We are grateful to the student who informed University Police of the suspicious items.
Thank you for you understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Sal Simonetti
Chief of University Police

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To the campus community:

On November 5, 2013, at approximately 11:25 p.m., University Police responded to a call from a student who noticed two suspicious items located on landscaping rocks in the north quad area of campus in the vicinity of Seneca and Genesee Halls. University Police quickly contained the situation by restricting access to the immediate area.

As a safety precaution, University Police contacted the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and requested a response from that agency's Hazardous Device Disposal Squad. Using a small robot, the two items were removed from the campus and the area was determined safe at 2:15 a.m. on November 6. The area is now clear and the campus has resumed normal operations.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the University Police administrative number at: 585-245-5651.

The University Police Department would like to thank the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Livingston County Sheriff's Office, Geneseo Village Police and the New York State Police for their assistance during this investigation.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Sal Simonetti
Chief of University Police

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