The Swatter: September 24 – October 1

Harassment-Comm/Repeated Sexual Harassment

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Time: 1:44 PM

Location: Swarthmore College Campus

Synopsis: Public Safety received a report that a Swarthmore student has sent an offensive text to an unknown individual. Matter referred to Title IX Office.

Status: Title IX Referral

Library Theft

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Time: 4:19 PM

Location: Cornell Science Library

Synopsis: Public Safety received a report of a stolen Macbook from the Cornell library. Value of the laptop is unknown at this time. Matter under investigation.

SUPPLEMENTAL: The laptop was recovered in PPR Apartments

Institutional Vandalism

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018

Time: 1:10 AM

Location: Mertz Residence Hall

Synopsis: While on patrol, Public Safety discovered a hallway phone vandalized in Mertz Residence Hall. The value of the phone is unknown at this time. Matter reported to ITS and is under investigation.

Status: Investigation

Water, Fuel, Oil, Gas/Other

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018

Time: 12:18 PM

Location: Cunningham Parking Lot

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to the report of a College owned vehicle leaking gas in the Cunningham North Parking Lot. Facilities notified and the area was cleaned up.

Status: Closed

Harassment-Comm/Repeated

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time: 1:09 PM

Location: Off-Campus Location

Synopsis: Public Safety received a report that an individual, not affiliated with the College received inappropriate messages from an individual not yet identified. Matter under investigation.

Status: Investigation

Investigation of Person(s)

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time: 9:18 PM

Location: Sharples Dining Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety received several reports from various members of the community about a group of individuals going through campus and yelling obscenities. The campus was checked with negative results. Information on file for future reference.

Status: Inactive

Investigation of Person(s) Dating Violence

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time: 10:47 PM

Location: Willets Residence Hall

Synopsis: A Swarthmore student reported to Public Safety that there was an individual in their room who was not welcome and refused to leave. Officers responded and the individual left without incident. Matter has been referred to the Title IX Office.

Status: Title IX Referral

Pur, Con, Poss, Trans, Liq, Malt Brew

Noise Complaint

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time: 10:21 PM

Location: David Kemp Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a noise complaint at David Kemp Residence Hall. lt was discovered that there was an unauthorized party and there were underage Swarthmore students and guests consuming alcohol. Matter referred to the Dean’s office.

Status: Dean’s Referral

Public Safety Assistance

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time: 11:48 PM

Location: Olde Club

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Old Club to assist with crowd control at a registered social event.

Status: Closed

Fire Hazard

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time: 4:05 PM

Location: Palmer Residence Hall

Synopsis: While responding to a fire alarm in Palmer Residence Hall, a covered smoke detector was discovered. The plastic bag was removed. Matter referred to the Dean’s office.

Status: Dean’s Referral

Noise Complaint

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time: 10:30 PM

Location: Worth Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety received several noise complaints regarding the social event at Worth Courtyard. Swarthmore Police responded and advised of neighbor complaints but acknowledged that no borough ordinance had been violated.

Status: Closed

Medical Response

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time: 10:25 PM

Location: Mertz Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to the report of an injured Swarthmore student at Mertz Residence Hall. The student was evaluated and transported to the hospital for further treatment.

Status: Closed

Suspicious Odor

Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018

Time: 10:25 AM

Location: Whittier Meeting House

Synopsis: Public Safety and Facilities responded to a report from Swarthmore Fire Department about the odor of natural gas in the area of Whittier Meeting House. Swarthmore Police and Fire Departments and PECO responded. The area was checked and it was determined that the leak occurred at another location on Elm Street.

Status: Closed

Fire Alarm

Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018

Time: 4:13 PM

Location: Black Cultural Center

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a fire alarm at the Black Cultural Center. There was light smoke but no fire. The alarm was activated due to cooking.

Status: Closed

Fire Alarm

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time: 5:57 PM

Location: Palmer Residence Hall

Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a fire alarm in Palmer Residence Hall. There was no smoke or fire. It was determined that a pull station had malfunctioned. Facilities notified.

Status: Inactive

Laura Wagner

Laura '20 is from Dover, Delaware. She is in the honors program studying political science and economics. Outside of the classroom and the newsroom, her interests include running, politics, and really good books.

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