Thursday, Oct. 20
1:33 a.m. Safety and Security officers on routine patrol at Talcott Hall detected an odor of natural gas. Members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded. Columbia Gas personnel and an Oberlin College plumber also responded and found multiple stove burners left on, expelling gas.
12:10 p.m. Safety and Security officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a re alarm at a village house on Union Street caused by smoke from cooking. The alarm was reset with no further problem.
1:00 p.m. Safety and Security officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a re alarm at a village house on Elm Street caused by smoke from cooking. The alarm was reset with no further problem. 5:02 p.m. Safety and Security officers assisted members of the Oberlin Police Department in cutting the lock from a recovered stolen bicycle on the east side of King Building. They returned the bicycle to the owner.
Friday, Oct. 21
3:25 p.m. A resident of a village house on Elm Street reported a tree branch fell on their neighbor’s house. The grounds manager responded and determined that the house was not college-owned and that there did not appear to be any damage to the home.
8:39 p.m. A Rec Center patron reported the theft of a red drawstring backpack containing ID, keys and several miscellaneous items from a bench near the cardio machines at Philips Gym. Several items were recovered from a trash can and the remaining items were recovered in a men’s locker room shower stall.
Saturday, Oct. 22 10:34 a.m. A student reported the theft
of their backpack from an unlocked locker in the Conservatory. The backpack is a gray Swiss Army backpack and contained a MacBook Air laptop valued at $1,000, headphones of unknown value, a microphone of unknown value, a white binder and a book.
Sunday, Oct. 23
9:53 p.m. Safety and Security officers responded to a report of a strong odor of burnt marijuana on the third floor of Noah Hall. They made contact with the occupants of the room in question who admitted to smoking marijuana. A blue metal grinder containing a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana, was confiscated and turned over to the Oberlin Police Department.
Monday, Oct. 24 10:40 a.m. A Safety and Security officer on routine patrol in Johnson House observed what appeared to be camping fuel containers left in the first floor hallway. The containers were collected and transported to the Safety and Security office.
8:36 p.m. Safety and Security officers and the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a re alarm at Burton Hall caused by smoke from cooking in the second floor kitchen. The area was cleared and the alarm reset.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
11:01 p.m. Student staff reported an odor of smoke in Langston Hall on the second floor. A Safety and Security officer checked the area, finding no smoke or odor. The officer did make contact with a student burning incense on the first floor, who apologized. The incense was thrown away.