MONDAY, APRIL 8, 11:30 a.m. — An officer on patrol on East Drive noticed a bicyclist traveling on the road about four yards behind a pickup truck, said Investigator Patrick Reilly of Binghamton’s New York State University Police. The officer saw the truck stop abruptly a number of times, and the bicyclist had to act quickly to avoid hitting the truck. The officer stopped the bicyclist, and told him he had to obey the rules of the road if he was going to travel in the street. The bicyclist, an 18-year-old male student, did not think he was breaking any laws. However, when officers asked for ID, the student gave a forged New Jersey driver’s license. The student was given a traffic ticket and the forged instrument report was sent to the Office of Student Conduct.
MONDAY, APRIL 8, 12:15 p.m. — A 21-year-old male student reported to University police that his cell phone had been stolen from the locker room in the East Gym, Reilly said. The student said that it had been taken some time between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Later that day, the student called back in to say that his phone had been found in the gym and returned to him.
MONDAY, APRIL 8, 5:00 p.m. — A 21-year-old male student reported to University police that he had accidentally set off the fire alarm in Hillside Community’s Nyack Hall, Reilly said. The student said he had burned some food he was cooking. The Vestal Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched, and the alarm was reset.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 8:20 a.m. — An officer on patrol in the Hinman Dining Hall observed a student trying to steal a bagel sandwich, Reilly said. The suspect, a 20-year-old male student, tried to leave the building without paying, but was stopped by the officer. The suspect was then brought back to the register to pay for the sandwich and the case was sent to the Office of Student Conduct.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 6:54 p.m. — A 21-year-old male student reported to University police that his car had been struck by another vehicle while parked in Lot C, Reilly said. The victim’s car had two long scrapes along the driver’s side panel, and no note was left. There were no witnesses and the case is still under investigation.