The Swatter: April 13-20

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 Hazard

Date: Tuesday, April 14
Time: 1:56 p.m.
Location: Parrish Hall
Synopsis: While on patrol, Public Safety observed an individual smoking on the windowsill within a residence room in Parrish Hall. Upon arrival at room, the individual could not be found.
Status: Closed

Fire Alarm

Date: Wednesday, April 15
Time: 2:23 a.m.
Location: Ashton House
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a fire alarm within Ashton House. Upon arrival, the building was checked and no cause for alarm could be found. Facilities notified.
Status: Inactive

Investigation Person(s)

Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 5:17 p.m.
Location: McCabe Library
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to McCabe Library for the report of unauthorized use of public computers. The matter is under investigation.
Status: Investigation

Criminal Mischief

Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 1:38 a.m.
Location: Ashton House
Synopsis: Public Safety received a report from a Swarthmore resident student regarding a street sign sitting in the lounge area within Mertz Residence Hall. The sign belongs to Swarthmore Borough and they were notified.
Status: Closed

Bicycle Theft

Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 9:51 a.m.
Location: Dan and Sydney West House
Synopsis: Public Safety left a voicemail for the individual that reported a bicycle theft in 4/18/15. The call had not been returned as of 14:29 on 4/19/15. The matter is under investigation.
Status: Open

Fire Alarm

Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 1:52 p.m.
Location: Kohlberg Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety and Facilities responded to a fire alarm within Kohlberg Hall. Upon arrival, there was no sign of smoke or fire. Investigation determined that a detector inside of an air duct had activated. Facilities remained on location to resolve the issue.
Status: Closed

Theft

Date: Saturday, April 18
Time: 4:16 p.m.
Location: Lang Performing Arts Center
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Lang Performing Arts Center regarding a theft of a table within the lobby. Upon arrival, officers checked the surrounding area with negative results. The matter is under investigation.
Status: Open

Criminal Mischief

Date: Sunday, April 19
Time: 10:21 a.m.
Location: Mertz Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Mertz Residence Hall for the report of vandalism. Pictures are attached to the report. The matter is under investigation.
Status: Open

Disturbance

Date: Sunday, April 19
Time: 4:19 p.m.
Location: Beardsley Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Beardsley Hall for the report of a disturbance. Investigation determines that a Swarthmore student has a verbal altercation with another individual, but that everything was fine and no further action was necessary.
Status: Closed

Noise Complaint

Date: Monday, April 20
Time: 3:53 a.m.
Location: Alice Paul Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to the courtyard of Alice Paul Residence Hall for a noise complaint. Upon arrival, the area was checked with negative results.
Status: Closed

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