Drunk Iowa St. students trespass at stadium

Also, another theft hits Starbucks Coffman location.

Four intoxicated male Iowa State University students were issued trespass citations for jumping a security fence into TCF Bank Stadium last week, according to a police report. A student security monitor on patrol spotted the men, all seniors at Iowa State, as they were scaling the wire fence around 2 a.m., according to the report. University of Minnesota police arrived a minute after the call was placed, University police Deputy Chief Chuck Miner said. Jessica Gotkin , the student security monitor that called the incident in, was on patrol across the street when she spotted the men climbing the fence. âÄúFour guys jumped the fence and I saw them on a truck inside the site,âÄù Gotkin said. âÄú[They] waited for the guard on patrol at TCF to pass before they jumped over.âÄù Miner said there is no reason to believe the men intended to commit any other crime besides trespassing. A fifth man associated with the alleged trespassers was outside the site when police arrived, Miner said. Because there was no evidence that the man was going to enter the stadium, he was not issued a citation. TCF Bank Stadium is one of several places on campus that have after-hours security monitor patrols. Carlson School of Management , the West Bank Office Building and residence halls also have regular after-hours security patrols, Miner said. All men involved declined to comment.

Petty theft hits Starbucks

For the second time in two months, the locked metal cage that guards the Starbucks Coffee location in the Cube area of Coffman Union couldnâÄôt stop thieves from making off with food. Multiple people had to have been involved in the March 16 break-in, Miner said. The thieves broke four locks, bent the metal cage and grabbed $10 worth of chocolate-covered graham crackers, a police report said. Theft and petty crimes are not uncommon in Coffman, where many student groups and businesses have fallen victim to theft lately. Several student groups voiced concerns over the lack of security this semester. âÄúCoffman has had some problems,âÄù Miner said. âÄúWe are always looking for ways to keep it more secure.âÄù The report is listed as inactive pending new information.

Medical Center loses laptops

The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview reported missing 12 new laptops last Monday, each valued around $1,000. The laptops, located in a hospital storage room since December 16, were discovered missing March 12, the police report stated. The door to the storage room requires a number code for access. Various contractors from over the years have the code, which hasnâÄôt changed for several years, the report stated. The report is listed as inactive pending new information.

Man lurks in building

A 75-year-old man is facing charges for lurking with intent to commit a crime after a March 13 incident in the Phillips Wangensteen Building . An employee saw the man going through employee offices and patient rooms, a police report said. Hospital security removed the man from the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic on the buildingâÄôs eighth floor after the manager of the clinic found him sitting in the chair behind her desk, the report said.

Market burglarized

A burglar threw a piece of concrete through the window of the 8th Street Market last week and grabbed multiple cartons of cigarettes, according to a police report. Video surveillance in the store captured the burglary on tape.