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1. UR Security received a call on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 12:59 a.m. after a student inadvertently locked himself in his room in Chambers House, according to UR Security Investigator Daniel Lafferty.

Responding officers found the lock to be malfunctioning and notified the Rochester Fire Department which successfully freed the student with a pry bar and fire ax.

The student was not injured, but his mini-fridge was dented in the process. Security notified Facilities and asked them to replace the lock.

Student’s iPhone swiped from bathroom

2. On Monday, Sept. 3 at approximately 5 p.m. an undergraduate student reported his iPhone stolen from the men’s bathroom adjacent to the Art & Music Library. According to Lafferty, the student had accidentally left the phone there and discovered it missing upon his return.

iPhone stolen, traced by student

3. A student reported his iPhone stolen from the laundry room on the first floor of Gilbert Hall on Friday, Aug. 31 at 12:30 p.m. after leaving it there unattended.

According to Laffety, the student used software to track the phone’s location and traced its path from the Residential Quad to Genesee Street across from St. Mary’s Hospital. Security notified Rochester Police of the incident and the student called his carrier to terminate his mobile service.

Student suffers after ingesting rotten meal

4. On Monday, Sept. 3 at 1:13 a.m. a student was transported from Gilbert Hall to the Strong Memorial Hospital Emergency Department for care. According to Lafferty, the student reported feeling ill after eating possibly spoiled food.

Undergraduate arrested for laptop theft

5. An undergraduate student was arrested on grand larceny charges on Friday, Aug. 31 at approximately 4 p.m. for the theft of a notebook computer from Gleason Library that occurred on Aug. 20. The notebook’s owner had installed the LoJack tracking system which helped lead to the successful recovery.

After obtaining a search warrant, Rochester Police and UR Security investigators searched the student’s room in Gale House and found the stolen notebook, according to Lafferty. The case is currently pending adjudication and has been referred to the Office of the Dean of Students for further review.

Gamers visit Goergen

6. On Thursday, Aug. 30 at 3:45 p.m. officers found two individuals playing video games on a computer on the first floor of the Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics. The individuals identified themselves as an undergraduate and an alumnus who told officers that he does not have a computer at home, Lafferty said. Both individuals were warned and escorted from the building.

Buletti is a member of the class of 2013. Information provided  by UR Security.

Laser lab faces possible closure

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Ernst looks forward to another season in net

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