Police continue to delve into camera hidden in Rochester bathroom
On Oct. 7, a woman reported that she noticed the “eraser-sized” device in a ceiling of the second-floor bathroom of the office building at 1 Old Dover Road, which houses a bureau for Foster’s Daily Democrat and The Rochester Times along with several other businesses.
It remains unclear whether the device was a camera, police said. Police did not find the device in the Dumpster.
“We’ve certainly processed the scene,” Toussaint said, adding police examined the ceiling tiles, the bathroom and continue to process the seized equipment.
“No one has been charged,” Toussaint said, adding as a part of police procedure, evidence can be returned, depending on the nature of the case.
If it’s determined “there’s no evidentiary value, we would petition the judge to return it,” Toussaint said.
Toussaint said there have been other incidents of cameras being used to record people without their knowledge, but it’s been several years since the last case.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Rochester Police by calling 335-7127, by leaving an anonymous tip on the Rochester Crimeline at 335-6500 or texting the Rochester Crimeline at Crimes (274637) in the body of the text, simply write TEXT4CASH followed by your tip.