An Eastman student and two UR Security officers prevented an electrical fire in the Eastman Living Center on April 16, according to Director of UR Security Walter Mauldin.The student located a small fire on an exit sign on the first floor of the building and notified security, who called the Rochester Police Department. Security used a fire extinguisher and then examined the floor above for further signs of a fire.On arrival, the RFD inspected the scene and determined that the fire had been properly extinguished.

Students taken to Strong for intoxicationThree students were transported by ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital in separate incidents for alcohol intoxication, during the early morning hours of April 17. One case was reported on the Fraternity Quad, one from Towers and the third from the Residential Quad.Three additional students were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for alcohol intoxication, in the early hours of April 18. In the first case, two students were observed by UR Security on Phase Bridge. The third student, coming from Hoeing Hall, was reportedly unresponsive.

Employee injured by nail gunWhen a UR staff member was trying to repair a nail gun, the device discharged and embedded a nail into his hand. The incident happened on April 15 in Todd Union, according to security. The staff member was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment. Stereos stolen from students’ vehiclesTwo students reported the theft of car stereos from their vehicles parked on River Campus between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on April 17. In the first incident, access to the car was gained by popping out the lock of the passenger side front door of a Chevy Blazer parked in the Library Lot.Entry into the second vehicle, a Ford, was made in the same manner. A book bag and several music compact discs were taken. Both students completed follow-ups with the RPD through their non-emergency 311 line.

Two vehicles broken into at NSRL Lot Two students’ cars were broken into on April 14 parked in Nuclear Structure Research Laboratory Lot in Henrietta.The first larceny, of an Acura Integra, occurred between 7 p.m. April 11 and 9:18 p.m. April 12. UR Security discovered the break-in and attempted to contact the student on April 12. The second break-in resulted in the theft of a car stereo from a 1990 Honda Accord and occurred between 9 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. on April 14. Security says that they are addressing the issue by increasing patrol times. Information provided by UR Security.Gorode can be reached at

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