The Swatter: Jul 01 – Jul 08

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.

Fire Alarm

Date: Monday, July 01

Time: 12:50 p.m.

Location: Bond Lodges

Synopsis: Public Safety received a fire alarm alert within Bond Lodges. Public Safety and Facilities responded. It was determined that dust from the construction set off the smoke detector. The alarm was reset.

Status: Closed

Investigation of a Person(s)

Date: Monday, July 1

Time: 5:28 p.m.

Location: 500 College Avenue

Synopsis: Public Safety received a report from a female student that she was approached by an unknown male. The male was identified by Public Safety as a staff member of a camp.

Status: Investigation

Investigation of a Person

Date: Monday, July 1

Time: 10:42 p.m.

Location: Hallowell Residence Hall

Synopsis: While on patrol, Public Safety observed seven individuals loitering in front of the Intercultural Center and then running towards Hallowell Residence Hall. The individuals were stopped and identified. They left campus without incident.

Status: Cleared


Date: Tuesday, July 2

Time: 1:25 p.m.

Location: Between PPR and Train Station

Synopsis: Public Safety received a report from an employee of a theft of a sign that was on Chester Road. The matter is under investigation. The value of the sign is $150.

Status: Investigation

Fire Exit Drill

Date: Tuesday, July 02

Time: 9:59

Location: Mertz Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety conducted fire drills within Merrtz Residence Hall. All occupants evacuated the building and a floor by floor check was conducted. The alarm was reset and the occupants were allowed into the building. No deficiencies were noted.


Criminal Attempt

Date: Wednesday, July 3

Time: 8:06 p.m.

Location: Science Center

Synopsis: Public Safety received a report from a Swarthmore student that someone had tampered with his bycicle and/or the lock, which was parked outside the Science Center. Public Safety responded. It was discovered that the lock had been tampered with but the bicycle had not been removed.

Status: Investigation

Disorderly Conduct

Date: Wednesday, July 3

Time: 11:16 p.m.

Location: Rose Garden

Synopsis: While on patrol, Public Safety observed two individuals in the Rose Garden. Both were identified as Swarthmore students. One of the students was observed urinating and was under the influence of alcohol. Matter referred to the Dean’s office.

Status: Dean’s referral


Date: Friday, July 5

Time: 8:03 p.m.

Location: Crum Meadow

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to the Crum for a report of an unauthorized campfire. Public Safety found the campfire extinguished. No one was in the area.

Status: Closed

Investigation of Vehicle(s)

Date: Saturday, July 6

Time: 11:30 p.m.

Location: Fielhouse Lane

Synopsis: Public Safety investigated an unauthorized vehicle parked at the top of the Crum Meadow driveway after hours. The owners were identified and left without incident.

Status: Cleared

Sexual Misconduct 

Date: Sunday, July 7

Time: 9:26 p.m.

Location: Phi Si Fraternity House

Synopsis: An unknown individual submitted a report via the Public Safety Anonymous reporting located in the Public Safety Department’s website alleging that a female student was forcibly fondled and sexually harassed by a known male resident student at the Phi Si Fraternity House on March 7th 2013. This matter is under investigation by the Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

Status: Investigation

Fire Alarm

Date: Sunday, July 7

Time: 4:06 p.m.

Location: Kyle Residence Hall

Synopsis: A staff member reported to Public Safety that an alarm was sounding within Kyle Residence Hall. Public Safety and Facilities responded and checked the building. Nor fire or smoke were observed

Status: Cleared


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