Security Notebook

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020

6:44 p.m. Campus Safety responded to a report of a large tree branch that fell on several vehicles on the Keep Cottage driveway. Owners were contacted and the Grounds Department responded for clean-up. There were no injuries.

11:54 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department members responded to a fire alarm in Langston Hall. The cause was determined to be a malfunctioning detector in the bathroom. The detector was replaced and the alarm reset.

Friday, Sept. 4, 2020

2:46 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department members responded to a fire alarm at a Village Housing Unit on Elm Street. Cooking bacon caused the alarm. The alarm was reset and a work order was filed for repair of the smoke detector. 

6:38 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department members responded to a fire alarm at Burton Hall. The cause was a malfunctioning detector. An electrician responded, replaced the detector, and reset the alarm.

10:02 a.m. Art Department staff reported the theft of a sanitizing station from the first floor men’s bathroom. The station was last seen on Thursday, Sept. 3 at approximately 3 p.m.  

12:55 p.m. A student reported the theft of their unlocked bicycle from a bike rack on West Lorain Street. The bicycle is a white, women’s Roadmaster AMF 3-speed with blue stripes and a blue leather seat. The bicycle is registered with Campus Safety.

2:55 p.m. Officers responded to the report of a bagged smoke detector on the second floor of South Hall by the kitchen. An electrician responded and the bag was removed; the detector passed necessary checks.

8:20 p.m. An officer transported a student from Langston Hall to the Mercy Allen Hospital Emergency Room for treatment of a possible spider bite.

9:58 p.m. A student reported they lost their ID in an unknown location. The ID was deactivated and a temporary ID was issued.

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020

1:16 a.m. Officers responded to a noise complaint in Asia House. A small group of students were in the hallway having a conversation. The students were advised of the complaint and left the area. Prior to leaving the area, officers heard a loud conversation in another room. Several occupants in the room were advised of the complaint, after which students left the room. Empty beer cans, two grinders, and a glass bong were collected from the room. The bong and grinders were turned over to the Oberlin Police Department.

1:36 a.m. Officers were advised that underage alcohol consumption was observed in a Langston Hall lounge. The students left prior to the officers’ arrival. Officers disposed of two partially full bottles of alcohol. 

10:52 a.m. Staff reported that a student riding their bike struck a powerline poll east of the entrance to Shanks Health and Wellness Center, scraping their kneecap area. The student was transported to Urgent Care for treatment.

10:43 p.m. Officers responded to the report of a loud party near the Oberlin College tennis courts. Empty bottles of alcohol and beer cans were observed in the area. Approximately 25 students were asked to leave the area and complied.

11:36 p.m. Officers were requested to assist a student, ill from alcohol consumption, at East Hall. An ambulance was requested and the student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment.

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020

6:42 p.m. A resident of a Village Housing Unit on North Pleasant Street reported an alarm ringing in the basement and an odor of gas. Officers and the maintenance technician responded. One gas line was closed but not capped off, and the occupant had turned the line, allowing gas to escape. Maintenance technicians and Oberlin Fire Department personnel opened windows to vent the area and capped the gas line.

Monday, Sept. 7, 2020

2:43 p.m. A student reported a bat in the window of the second floor kitchenette in Talcott Hall.  The screen was cut and the bat was coaxed outside with a broom.