1. On Nov. 9 at 10:35 a.m., a staff member in Lattimore Hall reported a “suspicious person in their office. The staff member stated that they had stepped out of their office for a few minutes, and when they returned to the office, an unknown man was seated at their desk. The staff member confronted the man and asked what he was doing there. The man told the staff member that he was looking for directions to an appointment he had somewhere on campus. The staff member gave the man directions and he left the office without incident. The staff member checked the office but found that nothing was missing or disturbed.


Man steals, uses items from Goergen locker room


2. On Nov. 9, Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers responded to two separate incidents of bags being taken out of the Goergen Athletic Center (GAC) men’s locker room. In both incidents, the bags had been left unattended and unsecured in the locker room. The bags contained clothing, laptop, credit cards and other miscellaneous items. One of the victims learned that one of the cards had been used in and around College Town. A description of the person using the card was obtained. Later that night, at 10:56 p.m., DPS officers responded to Hoeing Hall for the report of a “suspicious male.” Officers located the man in question and began questioning him on why he was there, and learned that his reasons for being on campus “did not check out.” An officer asked to check the man’s bag and found items that had been reported missing from GAC. The officer then realized that this person matched the description of the person using the stolen credit cards at College Town. The man was taken into custody and interviewed. He admitted to taking all the items and using the credit cards, and was charged with burglary in the third degree, criminal trespass in the third degree and possession of stolen property in the fifth degree. The man was taken to Monroe County Jail by the Rochester Police Department.


Overloaded washer in Theta Chi sets off fire alarm


3. On Nov. 10 at 4:57 p.m., DPS responded to a building fire alarm at the Theta Chi House on the Fraternity Quad. Upon the officers’ arrival, residents of the house stated that the alarm originated from the basement and that there was an active fire. Rochester Fire Department (RFD) also responded to the alarm. DPS and RFD entered the basement and found the area full of smoke. The smoke was coming from the laundry room, and RFD found that the washer had been overloaded, causing the motor to burn and possibly catch on fire. The washer was taken out of service and the area was ventilated. No other damage and no injuries were reported. Residential Life staff responded and advised the residents about using the washer correctly.

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