The Swatter: August 21 – August 27

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, August 21
Time: 11:26 AM
Location: PPR Apartments
Synopsis: While on patrol, a fire alarm was received within PPR Apartments. There was no smoke or fire. It was determined the alarm was activated due to construction.
Status: Closed

Fire Alarm
Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 5:12 PM
Location: PPR Apartments
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a fire alarm within the PPR Apartments. There was no smoke or fire. It was determined the alarm was activated due to construction.
Status: Cleared

Dorm Room Smoke Detector Alarm
Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 7:48 PM
Location: Wharton Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a smoke detector alarm within Wharton Residence Hall. There was no smoke or fire. It was determined that the heat in the room activated the alarm.
Status: Cleared

Fire Alarm
Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 11:53 PM
Location: Hallowell Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a fire alarm within Hallowell Residence Hall. There was no smoke or fire. It was determined that the alarm was activated due to a defective smoke detector.
Status: Cleared

Fire
Date: Wednesday, August 23
Time: 2:59 PM
Location: Beardsley Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety and Facilities responded to fire within Beardsley Hall. Upon arrival, the fire had been extinguished, but there was smoke. The fire was caused by the laser printer.
Status: Cleared

Emergency Message Received
Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 6:33 PM
Location: Magill Walk
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to an EmergenSee alert at Magill Walk. It was determined that the alert was activated accidentally.
Status: Cleared

Investigation Vehicle(s)
Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 12:06 AM
Location: Science Center Chiller Plant
Synopsis: While on patrol, Public Safety observed an unknown vehicle parked at the Chiller Plant. The occupants were identified and left campus without incident.
Status: Cleared

Fire Alarm
Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 7:06 AM
Location: Willets Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a fire alarm within Willets Residence Hall. There was no smoke or fire. Officers were unable to determine what activated the alarm system. Facilities services notified.
Status: Cleared

Investigation
Date: Sunday, August 27
Time: 12:38 PM
Location: Elm Avenue
Synopsis: While on Patrol, Public Safety observed a juvenile who appeared lost. The juvenile was identified and reunited with their family member.
Status: Cleared

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