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Crime Report: May 2024

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May 24:


Shots Fired on S. Plymouth Ave

At approximately 12:15 am Rochester Police Officers responded to the 700 block of S Plymouth Ave for the report of gunshots heard.  Upon arrival officers located evidence that gunshots had been fired in the immediate area and an occupied house had been struck.  Thankfully, none of the occupants (2 adults and 1 child) were struck or injured in any way.  There are no suspects in custody.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call 911.


May 23:


Shooting on Flower City Park

At approximately 10:21 pm Rochester Police Officers responded to the 200 block of Flower City Park for the ShotSpotter activation and report of gunshots heard in the area.  Upon arrival officers located evidence that multiple gunshots had been fired in the immediate area.  Officers did locate an unoccupied vehicle that had been struck by gunfire.  This vehicle was parked and only involved in the incident because it was struck.  There was no shooting victim on scene and no walk-ins to area hospitals.  There are no suspects in custody.  Anyone with information is asked to call 911.


Stabbing on Monroe Ave

At approximately 1AM, officers responded to Highland Hospital for the report of a walk-in stabbing victim.  Upon arrival, officers did locate a total of three individuals who had each sustained non-life threatening injuries consistent with some type of edged weapon.  The victims, two 21 year olds and a 22 year old, were determined to have suffered lacerations during an altercation in the 400 block of Monroe Avenue.  There are no suspects in custody.  The Rochester Police Department is currently investigating the circumstances of the assault and ask that anyone with any information please contact the police. 



May 22:


Shooting on Melville

Just before 4am RPD responded to the 300 block of Melville Street for the report of a person shot. On scene, Officers did locate a single victim, a 40yo male/city resident,  suffering from at least 1 GSW to the lower body. The victim was transported to SMH via AMR where his injuries were classified as “non-life threatening.” At this time the circumstances that led up to the incident are still under investigation. No suspect is in custody and anyone with information is asked to please call 911.


May 21:


Suspicious Male on South Ave

At approximately 9pm, police responded to the area of 500 South Ave for the report of a suspicious male, possibly with a knife.  Responding officers were able to determine who the male in question was and that he had returned to his residence.  No further action was taken, as no known crime was reported.


May 20:


Attempted Robbery on East Ave

At approximately 12:14 am Rochester Police Officers responded the 1600 block of East Ave for the report of an attempted robbery.  The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was walking on East Ave (sidewalk) and approached from behind by the suspect.  The suspect demanded money, however, no property was stolen. The victim was not injured.  Initially it was reported that the attempted robbery occurred at Wegmans.  This incident occurred in the area of the East Ave Wegmans but did not occur at Wegmans or on Wegmans property. 


May 19:


RPD Officers Injured on E. Main Street

At approximately 4:46 pm, Rochester Police Officers were addressing a large group of reckless 4 wheeler, dirt bike, mopeds in the street and parking lot of 1584 E. Main St.  As contact was being made with the group, an individual intentionally struck an officer with a 4 wheeler which then caused additional individuals to become even more reckless.  Additional officers from other sections as well as NYSP needed to respond to assist.  4 RPD officers were injured while on scene and are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.  2 suspects were taken into custody.  One handgun was recovered from one of the suspects.  Several dirt bike/moped type vehicles were towed for violations.


May 18:


Child Struck by Car on Avenue D

On today’s date at approximately 8:22 pm, Rochester Police Officers responded to the 1100 block of Avenue D for the report of a child struck by a vehicle.  Upon arrival , Officers learned that the victim – a 7 year old – male – City of Rochester resident – was with his mother attending a block party – when he ran into the street and was lightly struck by a passing vehicles side mirror.  This child was transported to Strong Hospital by family – where he is being treated as a precaution – for minor non-life- threatening injuries.  The driver remained on-scene. 



May 17:


MVA Genesee and Brooks

At approximately 1:45am, Officers responded to the intersection of Genesee Street and Brooks Ave for the report of a motor vehicle rollover accident with a person possibly trapped.  Upon arrival, officers found a single car crash with extensive damage and no persons trapped.  The driver and sole occupant was out of the vehicle and was uninjured.  The investigation revealed the vehicle was southbound on Genesee Street at a supposed high rate of speed when the vehicle went off the road at Brooks Ave and struck multiple concrete barriers.  No other bystanders were injured.  Alcohol did appear to be a factor and the driver was ultimately arrested for DWI.  Arrested was a 49 year old female city resident.


Reports of Gunfire Selye Terrace

Just after 12:30am, Officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Selye Terrace for the report of a fight between two males involving a weapon.  As officers were responding, additional calls came in stating one of the males fired off a gun at the location and ran inside the house.  Officers quickly surrounded the residence and a short time later, all occupants inside the home, including the potential suspect and victim, exited the location and were all detained.  Once it was determined everyone was out of the home, officers did locate evidence of gunfire in front of the location.  No persons were injured as a result of the incident.  We are still working through the preliminary stages of the incident and do not have any further information relative to any arrests or who was inside the home at the time of the gunfire.  The surrounding area of Selye Terrace has since been reopened to vehicular traffic, however a small portion of Selye Terrace will remain shut down as the investigation continues.

 


May 16:


Stabbing on South Ave

At approximately 3:40 pm, the Rochester Police Department responded to the NYS Parole Office at 350 South Ave for the person who walked up to their office looking for assistance.  The person told Parole Officers he was stabbed and needed an ambulance.  During the course of the investigation it was learned that a second person was stabbed in the area of 390 South Ave.  It was later learned that there was a mutual fight between the suspect and the victim resulting in both stabbing each other.  The primary aggressor who is a 43 year old homeless male within the City of Rochester as well as the victim who is a 25 year old homeless male within the City of Rochester were both transported to Strong ED.  Both are listed as having non-life threatening condition with injuries to their upper body.



May 15:


Stabbing on Oriole Street

Just after 11:30 pm, Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Oriole St for the report of a person stabbed.  Upon arrival, officers located a victim, an 82 year old male city resident who was suffering from at least one stab wound to the upper body.  Still at the location was the suspect, a 53 year old female.  She was taken into custody without incident.  The investigation revealed a verbal argument started between the victim and the suspect which led to the suspect stabbing the victim.  This does not appear to be a domestic relationship as the victim and suspect are simply roommates.  The victim was transported to Strong Hospital via AMR to receive treatment for injuries that are serious but not considered to be life threatening.  The suspect has been charged with felony Assault 2nd.


MVA on Spencer Street

At approximately 12:15AM officers were on scene for a call for service in the 100 block of Spencer St when they observed an individual enter their patrol vehicle and flee the area. The car was located after a motor vehicle accident in the 3000 block of Lake Av. A 16 year old City of Rochester resident, was taken into custody nearby. He was transported to Rochester General Hospital and treated for minor injuries from the accident. The investigation into the circumstances of the theft as well as potential charges is ongoing.


May 14:


MVA on N. Plymouth Ave

Just before 9:15pm, an officer working a special event at the Red Wings game witnessed a motor vehicle accident happen in front of him at the corner of Morrie Silver Way and N. Plymouth Ave.  The striking vehicle was eastbound on Morrie Silver Way and ran a red light striking a vehicle that was northbound on N. Plymouth Ave.  The driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene of the accident towards Lyell Ave.  The officer did attempt to catch up to the fleeing vehicle but was too far away and lost sight.  Ultimately, other responding officers were unsuccessful in locating the suspect.  The vehicle that was struck was occupied by two adults.  Both were check out at the scene by AMR and refused any medical treatment.


Stabbing Henion and W. Main Street

Just after 5:00pm, Police were notified of the walk-in stabbing victims brought into Strong hospital via private vehicle.  Information was learned the incident happened in the area of Henion and W. Main Street.  Further information was developed this incident stemmed from a domestic argument where both parties sustained cuts from the same knife at some point during a physical argument.  Arrested for felony assault 2ndas a result of the cutting was a 24 year old female city resident.  The victim was a 26 year old female.  Neither injuries were determined to be life threatening.


May 7:


Assault on Thurston Rd

At approximately 10:16 pm Rochester Police Officers responded to the 500 block of Thurston Rd for the report of a person stabbed.  Upon arrival officers located the victim, a 63 year old male, with a laceration to his upper body.  The victim was transported to Strong Hospital, via AMR, where he is currently being treated for his non-life threatening injuries.  There are no suspects in custody.  Anyone with information is asked to call 911.


Body Found on Ravine Ave

At approximately 5:54 pm, Rochester Police Officers responded to the 100 block of Ravine Avenue for the report of a deceased person located in a basement of a residence.  Upon arrival, Officers were directed to – and located the body of a deceased person who had been there for a period of time.  The identity of this person is unknown – and the circumstances surrounding the death are unknown.  At this time it is being investigated as suspicious / not criminal.  The body was collected by  the Medical Examiner’s Office. 


May 6:


Shooting on Mohawk Street

Just after 11:00 pm Rochester Police Officers responded to the area of Portland Ave and Mohawk St for the report of gunshots heard in the area.  Upon arrival officers located evidence on Mohawk St that gunshots had been fired in the immediate area.  While investigating, a male in his 30’s arrived at RGH, via private vehicle, with at least one gunshot wound to his upper body.  While officers were speaking with this victim a second victim, female in her 30’s, arrived at RGH via private vehicle.  The female victim was shot at least once in the upper body.  Both victims are being treated at RGH for non-life threatening injuries.  Both victims were shot on Mohawk St.  There are no suspects in custody.  Anyone with information is asked to call 911. 


Stabbing on Tracy Street

At approximately 10:47 pm Rochester Police Officers responded to Tracy St for the report of a male stabbed.  Upon arrival officers located the victim, a male in his 50’s, with at least one stab wound to his upper body.  The victim was transported to Strong Hospital, via AMR, where he is currently being treated for his non-life threatening injuries.  A 55 year old female, city resident, was taken into custody on scene.  She has been charged with Assault in the 2nd Degree.


May 2:


Pedestrian Struck on Hudson Ave

At approximately 11:33 pm Rochester Police Officers responded to Hudson Ave and Helena St for the report of a pedestrian struck motor vehicle accident.  Our preliminary investigation indicates a 2017 Hyundai was traveling northbound on Hudson Ave when it struck a pedestrian crossing Hudson Ave, eastbound.  The pedestrian, a 61 year old female, was transported to Strong Hospital via AMR.  Her injuries are serious, but non-life threatening.  The driver of the vehicle, a male in his 70’s, remained on scene.  Alcohol and/or drugs were ruled out as a factor in this collision.  No tickets have been issued.


Body Found in Genesee River

At approximately 6:50 pm, the Rochester Police Department responded to the Genesee River in the area of Turning Point Park for the report of a body in the water.  The Police Department was assisted by the Rochester Fire Department Marine unit confirming a deceased person in the water.  The circumstances are unclear at this point in time, the deceased was taken to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office for further investigation.  There has been no identification made as of now, this investigation is still on going. 


Shoot Investigation on Lake Ave

At approximately 5:15 am Rochester Police Officers responded to the 400 block of Lake Ave for the report of a male shot.  Upon arrival officers located the victim, a male in his 40’s, with at least one gunshot wound to his upper body.  Officers on scene immediately applied a tourniquet to control bleeding.  The victim was transported to Strong Hospital, via AMR, where he is currently being treated for his serious, but non-life threatening injuries.  There are no suspects in custody.  Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

 

Shoot Investigation on Portland Ave

At approximately 12:13 am Rochester Police Officers responded to the 900 block of Portland Ave for the report of a male shot.  Upon arrival officers located the victim, a male in his 30’s, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to Strong Hospital, via AMR, where he is currently critical, but stable.  The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was shot on Mohawk St, but then ran to the 900 block of Portland Ave where officers located him.  There are no suspects in custody.  Anyone with information is asked to call 911. 


May 1:


Pedestrian Stuck on Mt. Read

At approximately 6:15pm the Rochester Police Department responded to the area of 360 Mt. Read for motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist.  During the Officers investigation, it was learned that both the vehicle and the bike operator a 64 year old city resident were traveling north on Mt. Read.  The bicyclist was attempting to get into the center turning lane not yielding to the vehicle in the lane next to him.  The bike struck the vehicle on the front passenger corner causing damage and minor injuries to the bike operator who was transported to Strong Hospital with minor injuries to the lower part of his body.  The driver of the vehicle, a 23 year old male City resident was not injured during this accident.

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