Security Notebook

Thursday, May 20, 2021

10:47 a.m. Campus Safety officers responded to a report of a damaged vehicle in the Robertson Hall parking lot. Contractors were unloading a work vehicle when the gate fell off the truck, scratching the passenger side of a parked vehicle. The owner was located and parties exchanged information.

12:50 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department members responded to a fire alarm at a Village House on West Lorain Street. The alarm was activated by steam from contractors cleaning a shower. The alarm was reset when cleaning was completed.

Friday, May 21, 2021

4:13 a.m. Officers and a maintenance technician responded to a report of a bat flying around Langston Hall. A complete search of the area was conducted; the bat was not located.

6:36 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department members responded to a fire alarm on the third floor of Langston Hall. Upon entering, officers observed a haze and detected a strong odor of burnt food. Officers removed a microwave and cleared the area of smoke.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

9:30 a.m. Officers were requested to respond to an Elm Street Village Housing Unit regarding a safety inspection violation. A hand-rolled cigarette, with an odor consistent with marijuana, was detected. Officers confiscated the cigarette and a lighter, and turned them over to the Oberlin Police Department.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

7:30 p.m. An officer on patrol in the area of Bosworth Hall observed three individuals walking through the drive carrying a large wooden folding table. The individuals were located on North Pleasant Street. Officers spoke with the students, who explained that they believed it was a discarded table as it was outside and not locked. Students returned the table to where it was taken from.

Monday, May 24, 2021

10:01 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department members responded to a fire alarm, activated by smoke from cooking, at a Goldsmith Village Housing Unit. The area was cleared and the alarm reset.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

12:40 p.m. A grounds manager reported an unknown person painted several trees on Elm Street to match those that were designated to be removed. There were approximately 15 trees marked.