Blarney burglarized

Also, three minors are facing charges after breaking into the Starbucks in Coffman.

A gutsy burglar made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the ownerâÄôs office in Blarney Pub and Grill Friday. The burglary occurred sometime between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., a period where the office was left unlocked, Minneapolis police Sgt. Jesse Garcia said . The cash was not located in a safe, and there was no video surveillance active at the time, according to a police report.

Theft at Coffman Starbucks

Two juveniles are facing charges for theft and damage to property after breaking into the Starbucks Coffee on Coffman UnionâÄôs ground level at 11:45 p.m. Friday. According to a police report, the 16-year-old and 17-year-old males gained access by damaging the metal gate that secures the shop. The pair allegedly stole food items while another male, who was not charged, acted as a lookout. A witness saw the crime being committed, called University police, and was able to provide suspect descriptions. An assisting officer used the descriptions to identify the males, who were later found sitting at the Kolthoff Hall bus stop, the police report indicated. The juveniles confessed to the crime at the scene. The stolen items were found near the juveniles and were taken as evidence to University police headquarters. All three of the males were issued trespass warnings.

Hazardous Spill Contained

University of Minnesota safety officials quickly contained a potentially hazardous situation Friday evening after blood and other âÄúbiological materialâÄù leaked in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Building . Immediately following the spill, a member of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety poured extremely concentrated amounts of bleach on it, Hazardous Waste Officer Andy Phelan said. It is no longer a threat to student health, he said. After the area was deemed contained, the scene was released to the Department of Emergency Management, according to a police report. The leaked material came from a bag containing âÄúlower riskâÄù fluids. Standard procedures for such âÄúred bagâÄù leaks include covering the spill in towels and a 30-minute treatment of a concentrated mixture of standard household bleach, which Phelan called âÄúenough to kill any of the potential blood, body fluids or any germs.âÄù Larger spills or spills involving more hazardous materials often call for the use of an autoclave to heat up and sterilize a spill, but was not required for this incident. Phelan said spills like this are rare and occur âÄútwo times a year at the most.âÄù

Shevlin gets hit again

For the second time in a few years, somebody pried their way into an office in the department of speech and language in Shevlin Hall. Associate Professor Benjamin Munson had the drawers in his office âÄúrifled through,âÄù but did not sustain any losses, according to a police report. The Feb. 18 break-in occurred despite protective plates that were installed on the door after a previous incident. The case is listed as inactive, pending new information.