The Swatter: November 10-17

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.

Vehicle Accident

Date: Monday, November 10
Time: 2:55 pm
Location: Hallowell Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety received a report from a Swarthmore resident student about a vehicle accident that occured at the exterior of Hallowell Residence Hall. There were no injuries. Information forwarded to appropriate offices.
Status: Closed

Investigation

Date: Wednesday, November 12
Time: 12:25 pm
Location: Parrish Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Parrish Hall to investigate a report of possible fraudulent business practices regarding office equipment. The matter is under investigation.
Status: Investigation

Investigation Persons

Date: Thursday, November 13
Time: 5:22 pm
Location: Parrish Lawn
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Parrish Lawn for the report of an unknown individual following a staff member. The area was checked with negative results. Additional patrols will be conducted and this information on file for future reference.
Status: Investigation

Fire Alarm

Date: Thursday, November 13
Time: 11:24 pm
Location: Wharton Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a fire alarm within Wharton Residence Hall. Upon arrival there was no sign of fire but there was smoke. It was determined that the alarm was activated due to cooking.
Status: Closed

Theft/Interior/Buildings

Date: Friday, November 14
Time: 10:35 am
Location: Science Center
Synopsis: Public Safety received a report via email regarding a theft of a laptop from within the Science Center. The theft occurred on 11/14/2014. The value of the laptop is $1000. The matter is under investigation.
Status: Open

Fire Alarm

Date: Friday, November 14
Time: 4:44 pm
Location: Hallowell Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a fire alarm within Hallowell Residence Hall. Upon arrival, smoke was observed but there was no sign of fire. It was determined that the alarm was activated due to a student cooking. The area was ventilated and the alarm was reset.
Status: Closed

Investigation Person(s)

Date: Friday, November 14
Time: 11:00 pm
Location: Mertz Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Mertz Residence Hall for the report of an individual attempting to remove furniture from the lobby. Upon arrival, the area was checked with negative results and all furniture was accounted for.
Status: Closed

Dorm Room Smoke Detector Alarm

Date: Saturday, November 15
Time: 10:37 am
Location: Wharton Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a smoke detector alarm within Wharton Residence Hall. Upon arrival, it was determined that the alarm was activated due to steam from a pot of boiling water.
Status: Closed

Investigation Person(s)

Date: Saturday, November 15
Time: 10:41 pm
Location: Dana Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Dana Residence Hall for the report of an unknown individual. Upon arrival, the area was checked with negative results. Information will remain on file for future reference.
Status: Closed

Fire Alarm

Date: Sunday, November 16
Time: 2:54 am
Location: Willets Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a fire alarm within Willets Residence Hall. Upon arrival, there was moderate smoke but no sign of fire. It was determined that the alarm was activated due to cooking. The area was ventilated and the alarm was reset.
Status: Closed

Investigation Person(s)

Date: Sunday, November 16
Time: 9:22 am
Location: Whittier Meeting House
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Whittier Meeting House for an unknown individual. Upon arrival the individual was identified and allowed to stay. No further action taken.
Status: Closed

Fire Alarm

Date: Sunday, November 16
Time: 10:17 pm
Location: Pittenger Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a fire alarm within Pittenger Residence Hall. Upon arrival, there was no sign of smoke or fire. The reason for activation is unknown. Information forwarded to Facilities for follow up.
Status: Inactive

Noise Complaint

Date: Monday, November 17
Time: 0:33 am
Location: Ashton House
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a noise complaint at the Ashton House. Sgt Sneed responded and discovered that a clock radio alarm was going off in an unoccupied room.
Status: Closed

 

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