Three Rochester Institute of Technology students were arrested on charges of trespassing in River Parking Lot on Feb. 12 at 2:50 a.m., according to UR Security Investigator Dan Lafferty.

A security camera observed the suspects as they parked in the parking lot. The suspects exited the vehicle and attempted to open doors of other vehicles parked in the lot, according to UR Security.

The suspects returned to their vehicle and drove to Wilson North Parking Lot, where they were intercepted by UR Security officers.

After determining the suspects did not have a legitimate purpose for being on the property, UR Security notified the Rochester Police Department, according to Lafferty.

Daniel Panciera, 19, Michael Delisle, 22, and Derek Bishop, 19, were arrested, issued tickets and warned against returning to UR property. None of the vehicles in the lots were found to have been damaged.

Vehicle on fire found outside Sue. B

UR Security officers and the Rochester Fire Department responded to a call reporting a vehicle fire at the circle outside the Susan B. Anthony Residence Hall on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m., according to UR Security.

The fire was extinguished and ruled accidental by RFD investigators, according to Lafferty.

The vehicle owner reported no previous problems with the vehicle that could explain the incident and arranged to have it towed from campus, according to UR Security.

No injuries were sustained, according to Lafferty.

Unidentified male found in lobby

UR Security officers were summoned to Wilder Tower by a report of an individual who had been sitting in the lobby for about two hours on Feb. 11 at 12:37 a.m.

The male suspect refused to provide identification and stated that an unidentified female allowed him into the building, according to UR Security. The suspect tried to leave and the RPD was notified and responded, according to Lafferty.

The suspect was identified as being nonaffiliated with UR and homeless.

He was warned not to return to the property and left without further incident, according to Lafferty.

Gas leak detected

at 10 Gibbs Street

UR Security, RFD, Rochester Gas and Electric and University Services and Facilities responded to 10 Gibbs Street for the odor of natural gas in the building, according to Lafferty.

The cause was determined to have originated from a gas stove in the basement of Java Joe’s, according to UR Security.

The stove and area was checked and determined safe, according to Lafferty. There was no damage done and no injuries were sustained, according to UR Security.

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