The Swatter: May 6 – May 13

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

Terroristic Threat

Date: Saturday, April 4 2013 – Sunday, May 5 2013

Time: 10:34 p.m

Location: Benjamin West House

Synopsis: A staff member reported that a male resident student wished to report concerning behavior of another male resident. This behavior was threatening in nature towards a female resident student.

Status: Investigation

 

Harassment/Stalking

Date: Thursday, April 25 – Friday, April 26

Time: 2:00 a.m

Location: Olde Club – Sharples

Synopsis: A female resident student reported while attending an on campus party she felt harassed by an unknown male student resident. Matter under investigation.

Status: Investigation

 

Disturbance

Date: Tuesday, May 7

Time: 12:49 a.m

Location: Alice Paul Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety received a report of a disturbance within Alice Paul Residence Hall. The disturbance was due to an unauthorized party within the area. Individuals were gone upon arrival.

Status: Inactive

 

Disturbance

Date: Tuesday, May 7

Time: 1:11 a.m

Location: Clothier Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a disturbance at Clothier Hall Bell Tower. Upon arrival, Public Safety identified the group. They disbursed without incident.

Status: Cleared

 

Burglary

Date: Monday, May 6 – Tuesday, May 7

Time: 4:30 a.m

Location: Science Center, Chemistry Wing

Synopsis: The Department of Public Safety received a report from a male resident student that his wallet was stolen from the Science Center. The value is unknown at this time. Matter under investigation.

Status: Investigation

 

Theft

Date: Tuesday, May 7

Time: 11:13 a.m

Location: Swarthmore College Campus

Synopsis: Public Safety received a report from a female resident student about the theft of laptop. The value of the laptop is $700. Matter under investigation.

Status: Investigation

 

Safety Hazard

Date: Tuesday, May 7

Time: 12:40 p.m

Location: Fielhouse Lane

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to the report from a staff member bout a traffic safety issue by the South entrance. Truck was gone upon the officer’s arrival. Units clear.

Status: Cleared

 

Medical Emergency

Date: Tuesday May 7

Time: 12:00 a.m

Location: Elm Avenue

Synopsis: Public Safety transported a male resident to Worth Health Center. Upon evaluation, the student was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Status: Cleared

 

Sexual Assault

Date: Friday, May 11

Time: 11:59 p.m

Location: Swarthmore College Campus

Synopsis: A staff member reported that a female resident student reported being involved in incidents of sexual assault and abuse by a known male resident student.

Status: Title IX-Referral

 

Community Concern

Date: Wednesday, May 8

Time: 8:25 p.m

Location: Pearson Hall

Synopsis: A student reported to Public Safety information regarding the incident at the IC over the weekend. Matter under investigation

Status: Investigation

 

Suspicious Odor

Date: Wednesday, May 8

Time: 12:02 a.m

Location: Martin Biological Lab

Synopsis: Public Safety and Facilities responded to Martin Biological Lab for the report from a faculty member of a suspicious odor. The source of the odor could not be identified and the room was checked numerous times throughout the night. Matter under investigation.

Status: Investigation

 

Investigation of a person

Date: Wednesday May 8

Time: 9:35 a.m

Location: College Avenue

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to the report of a staff member about an unknown individual attempting to get into their vehicle. Upon arrival, the individual was identified as a resident female student. Matter under investigation.

Status: Investigation

 

Fire Alarm

Date: Wednesday, May 8

Time: 10:48 p.m

Location: Mertz Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a fire alarm within Mertz Residence Hall. The alarm was due to cooking there was no smoke or fire. The alarm was reset.

Status: Cleared

 

Fire Alarm

Date: Thursday, May 10

Time: 11:49 a.m

Location: Worth Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a fire alarm within Worth Residence Hall. The cause of the alarm was the steam from the shower. Alarm was reset.

Status: Cleared

 

Harassment/Stalking

Date: Friday, May 10

Time: 12:00 a.m

Location: Swarthmore College Campus

Synopsis: Female resident student reported to a staff member that she was being harassed by a known male resident student. The students were advised to have no contact. This matter is under investigation.

Status: Dean’s referral

 

Sexual Assault

Date: Thursday, September 1 2011 – Friday, September 30 2011

Time: 11:59 p.m

Location: College Avenye

Synopsis: A staff member reported via anonymous reporting online form and by phone call that a male resident student was sexually assaulted within a residence hall (location unknown) by an individual (name unknown) during the fall 2011 academic year. No additional information was supplied about the time, location, or witnesses for the incident

Status: Investigation

 

Investigation of a person

Date: Friday May 10

Time: 4:41 p.m

Location: Clothier Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to the report from a female resident student about a suspicious individual on campus. Upon arrival, the individual was identified and asked to leave campus. The individual left without incident.

Status: Cleared

 

Disturbance

Date: Friday, May 10

Time: 8:15 p.m

Location: Mullan Fitness Center

Synopsis: Public Safety received a report of the unauthorized use of the track at Clothier Field by three individuals. Public Safety responded and matter is under investigation.

Status: Investigation

 

Investigation Vehicle

Date: Saturday, May 11

 

Time: 8:13

Location: Whittier Place

Synopsis: Public Safety observed a suspicious occupied vehicle driving around the north entrance. The vehicle was a blue Honda compact with PA plates. When Public Safety Officers approached the vehicle it sped off. Information on file for future reference.

Status: Investigation

 

Investigation Vehicle

Date: Friday, May 10

Time: 9:16 p.m

Location: Off Campus Location

Synopsis: The Communications Center received a phone call from an individual regarding a note left on their car. Matter under investigation.

Status: Investigation

 

Fire Alarm

Date: Saturday, May 11

Time: 9:55 p.m

Location: Worth Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a fire alarm within Worth Residence Hall. Alarm was activated by cooking, smoke was observed but no flame was present. Alarm was reset without incident.

Status: Cleared

 

Fire Alarm

Date: Sunday, May 12

Time: 2:30 p.m

Location: Worth Residence Hall

Synopsis: Pubic Safety responded to the report of a fire alarm and upon arrival could hear the audible alarm. Further investigation discovered a discharged fire extinguisher. There was no sign of smoke or fire. The alarm was reset and Public Safety cleared. Matter under investigation.

Status: Cleared

 

Investigation Person

Date: Saturday, May 11

Time: 11:37 p.m

Location: Harvard Avenue

Synopsis: Neighbor at Harvard Ave reports they saw someone with a flashlight inside another residence. Public Safety responded and upon arrival found Swarthmore Police Department checking the residence.

Status: Cleared

 

Disturbance

Date: Sunday, May 12

Time: 7:35 p.m

Location: Snack Bar in Clothier

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a student who felt threatened by another student in Clothier Snack Bar. Matter under investigation.

Status: Investigation

 

Investigation Person

Date: Sunday, May 12

Time: 10:21 p.m

Location: Mary Lyons 4

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a report from an RA that there was a resident female student in Mary Lyons 4 that appeared to be in need of assistance. Information relayed to the appropriate office.

Status: Dean’s Referral

 

Harassment by Communication

Date: Sunday, May 12

Time: 9:45 p.m

Location: Dana Residence Hall

Synopsis: Information received from a female resident student in reference to troubling comments posted on a facebook page by another resident student. Investigation determined that the posts were not threatening or violent in nature. This matter will be forwarded to the deans.

Status: Dean’s referral

 

 

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