The Swatter: February 27, 2018 – March 4, 2018

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.

Collision

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Time: 06:23 AM

Location: Fieldhouse Lane

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Fieldhouse Lane for the report of a vehicle collision involving a College-owned vehicle. There were no injuries and Facilities was notified.

Status: Inactive

Sexual Assault

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Time: 12:31 PM

Location: Residence hall on-campus

Synopsis: Public Safety received a report of a possible sexual assault of a student that occured on campus. The matter was referred to the Title IX Office.

Status: Title IX referral

Collision

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Time: 03:48 PM

Location: 101 South Chester Road

Synopsis: A vehicle struck a Public Safety vehicle on patrol. There were no injuries.

Status: Closed

Intrusion Alarm

Date: Friday, March 02, 2018

Time: 12:52 AM

Location: Parrish Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Parrish Hall for an intrusion alarm. Upon arrival, it was determined that the alarm was activated by EVS working in the area.

Status: Closed

Noise Complaint

Date: Friday, March 02, 2018

Time: 01:26 AM

Location: Worth Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Worth Residence Hall for a noise complaint. The officers met with the students and they complied with the request to turn the music down.

Status: Closed

Fire Alarm

Date: Friday, March 02, 2018

Time: 01:31 PM

Location: Worth Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety and Facilities responded to Worth Residence Hall for an activated fire alarm. There was no smoke or fire. There was a strong odor of marijuana and it was determined that the smoke detector had been obstructed. The matter was referred to the Dean’s Office.

Status: Dean’s referral

Elevator/Lift Problem

Power Failure

Date: Friday, March 02, 2018

Time: 03:40 PM

Location: Pearson Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety and Facilities responded to Pearson Hall for the report of an individual inside an elevator that was malfunctioning due to a campus-wide power outage. The individual was extricated.

Status: Inactive

Elevator/Lift Problem

Date: Friday, March 02, 2018

Time: 05:40 PM

Location: PPR Apartments

Synopsis: Public Safety and Facilities responded to PPR Apartments for the report of an individual inside an elevator that was malfunctioning due to a campus-wide power outage. The individual was extricated.

Status: Closed

Investigation of Condition(s)

Date: Saturday, March 03, 2018

Time: 10:59 AM

Location: 302 Avondale Road

Synopsis: While on patrol, Public Safety discovered a tree had fallen on wires at 302 Avondale Road, and the wires had started to ignite the tree. Two fire departments were dispatched and PECO was notified.

Status: Closed

Fire Alarm

Date: Saturday, March 03, 2018

Time: 04:35 PM

Location: Parrish Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety and Facilities responded to Parrish Hall for an activated fire alarm. The investigation determined steam escaping from a pipe had activated the alarm.

Status: Closed

Investigation

Date: Saturday, March 03, 2018

Time: 11:17 PM

Location: Wharton Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Wharton Residence Hall for the reported odor of marijuana. The area was checked with negative results.

Status: Closed

Purchase, Consumption, Possession, or Transportation of Liquor, Malt, or Brewed Beverages

Date: Saturday, March 03, 2018

Time: 11:45 PM

Location: Willets Residence Hall

Synopsis: While on patrol, Public Safety and OSE were notified of an ill Swarthmore student in Willets Residence Hall. It was determined that the student was intoxicated and that further evaluation and treatment were necessary. Swarthmore Police and an ambulance responded. The student will be cited for underage drinking.

Status: Cleared/arrest

Noise Complaint

Date: Sunday, March 04, 2018

Time: 02:28 AM

Location: Woolman Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Woolman Residence Hall for a noise complaint. The individuals were identified and left without incident.

Status: Closed

Unauthorized Activity

Date: Sunday, March 04, 2018

Time: 07:49 AM

Location: Swarthmore College campus

Synopsis: While on patrol, Public Safety discovered signs in violation of College policy. The signs were removed and the information forwarded to the appropriate offices.

Status: Closed

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