The Swatter: July 21-28, August 11-18

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.

Theft

Date: Monday, July 21

Time: 2:34 p.m.

Location: Science Center

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to the Science Center for the report of a theft of a masterlock from a cabinet. The value of the lock is $5. The matter is under investigation.

Status: Investigation

Smoke Detector Alarm

Date: Tuesday, July 22

Time: 4:52 p.m.

Location: Walnut Lane

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a college owned residence on Walnut Lane for the report of a smoke detector alarm. Upon arrival, it was determined that the cause of the alarm was that new batteries were needed in two smoke detectors. New batteries will be installed by the resident.

Status: Closed

Public Safety Assistance

Date: Wednesday, July 23

Time: 3:05 p.m.

Location: Crum Meadow

Synopsis: Swarthmore Police requested assistance in gaining access to Crum Meadow an locating a female subject. Public Safety assisted and the individual was located. The matter was handled by Swarthmore Police.

Status: Closed

Theft

Date: Thursday, July 24

Time: 2:36 p.m.

Location: College Post Office

Synopsis: ITS reported multiple thefts over a period of several months of computer equipment. The value of the equipment is $15,000. The matter is under investigation.

Status: Investigation

Dorm Room Smoke Detector Alarm

Date: Friday, July 25

Time: 12:20 a.m.

Location: Wharton Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety received a report of a smoke alarm sounding in Wharton Hall. Upon arrival, the area was checked and there was no sign of smoke or fire.

Status: Closed

Theft

Date: Friday, July 25

Time: 3:11 p.m.

Location: Wharton Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety received a report of four subjects taking a table from the back of Wharton Hall. Public Safety and Swarthmore Police responded. The subjects were identified as non Swarthmore students and were charged by the Swarthmore police.

Status: Cleared/Arrest

Vehicle Accident

Date: Saturday, July 26

Time: 8:45 a.m.

Location: Wharton Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to the exterior of Wharton Residence Hall for the report of a single vehicle accident involving a Swarthmore staff member. There were no injuries.

Status: Closed

Public Drunkenness

Date: Monday, July 28

Time: 12:47 a.m.

Location: Science Center

Synopsis: While on a patrol, Public Safety encountered an intoxicated person at the Science Center Circle. The individual was not affiliated with the college. Swarthmore Police responded and the individual was arrested.

Status: Cleared/Arrest

Theft

Date: Monday, August 11

Time: 11:56 a.m.

Location: Sproul Observatory

Synopsis: Public Safety received a report of theft and possible vandalism/destruction of property at the Communications Office in Sproul Alumni House. The matter is under investigation.

Status: Investigation

 

Dorm Room Smoke Detector Alarm

Date: Monday, August 11

Time: 9:56 p.m.

Location: Wharton Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety received a report of a smoke alarm sounding in the basement of Wharton Residence Hall. Upon arrival, there was no sign of smoke or fire. It was determined that the alarm was activated due to dust.

Status: Closed

 

Fire Alarm

Date: Monday, August 11

Time: 10:10 p.m.

Location: Sproul Observatory

Synopsis: Public Safety received a fire alarm from within Sproul Observatory. Upon arrival, there was no sign of smoke or fire. There is a mechanical issue with the alarm and Facilities was notified.

Status: Closed

 

Fire Alarm

Date: Tuesday, August 12

Time: 1:24 a.m.

Location: Cornell Library Addition

Synopsis: Public Safety received a fire alarm from within Cornell Library Addition mechanical room. Upon arrival, there was no sign of smoke or fire, but there was steam due to a mechanical problem with the steam release valve. Facilities was notified.

Status: Closed

 

Investigation Person(s)

Date: Tuesday, August 12

Time: 2:57 a.m.

Location: Wharton Residence Hall

Synopsis: While on patrol, Public Safety observed an unknown vehicle parked behind Wharton Residence Hall. The individuals with this vehicle were identified and left campus without incident.

Status: Closed

 

Criminal Mischief

Date: Tuesday, August 12

Time: 11:23 a.m.

Location: Sharples Drive

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Sharples Drive for the report of vandalism. Upon arrival, officers observed two construction vehicles that had been spray painted. The matter is under investigation.

Status: Open

 

Vehicle Accident

Date: Wednesday, August 13

Time: 3:41 p.m.

Location: Fieldhouse Lane

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to the report of a delivery truck that pulled down electrical wires and subsequently two poles on Fieldhouse Lane. Facilities/Maintenance, Swarthmore Police Department, and Swarthmore Fire Department responded. Power to wires was shut off and then the wires were removed from the roadway. No injuries reported.

Status: Closed

 

Fire Alarm

Date: Thursday, August 14

Time: 7:54 p.m.

Location: Fieldhouse Lane

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to several fire alarms from within 505 Fieldhouse Lane. There was no smoke or fire. It was determined that the cause of the alarms was due to down power lines from a prior incident. Facilities was notified.

Status: Inactive

 

Investigation Condition(s)

Date: Saturday, August 16

Time: 10:34 a.m.

Location: Cedar Lane

Synopsis: Public Safety, Swarthmore Police and Grounds responded to Cedar Lane, between Elm Avenue and the walkway that is located behind the Courtney Smith House, for the report of a strong unknown odor. Upon arrival, the area was checked extensively with negative results.

Status: Inactive

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