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Security Notebook

September 18, 2020

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 11:35 a.m. Campus Safety Officers responded to an alarm sounding at a Village Housing Unit on East Lorain Street. An electrician responded to replace the smoke detector, and there were no further problems. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 12:51 a.m.  A resident of Langston Hall reported hitting their head on a dresser. They requested a transport to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment and were transported. 6:02 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department members responded to a fire alarm at Noah Hall. Upon arrival, a burning odor was detected near the elevator on the fourth floor, and a slight haze of smoke was observed inside. An electrician also responded and the elevator was shut down unti...

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September 11, 2020

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 de...

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March 13, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:49 a.m. Campus Safety officers and the Oberlin Police Department responded to a call for assistance at Barrows Hall. Upon arrival, officers located a student ill from alcohol consumption. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 9:28 a.m. Allen Memorial Art Museum security staff reported a semi-truck stuck in the mud on Willard Court across from the dock drive. A tow truck was called for removal of the semi. Facilities staff were notified. 4:30 p.m. A student reported the possible theft of their coat and wallet from the ’Sco. The coat is a black L.L.Bean coat. The wallet is blue in color and contained approximately $60 in cash and miscellaneous cards and items. The...

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March 6, 2020

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 1:40 p.m. An officer was requested to assist a student who was not feeling well at the Science Center. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 3:32 p.m. A student reported the theft of prescription medication from their backpack while at the Mary Church Terrell Main Library. The student was transported to the Oberlin Police Department to file a report. 8:44 p.m. An officer on patrol of the Conservatory observed several non-College juveniles in the breezeway between Kohl Building and Kulas Atrium. When approached by the officer, the juveniles fled from the area. Police officers located the juveniles and warned them about being in Conservatory buildings. Saturday, Feb. 29...

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February 28, 2020

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 7:25 p.m. Campus Safety officers and the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Asia House. Smoke from burnt cheese had activated the alarm. The area was cleared, and the alarm was reset. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 7:02 a.m. A Campus Dining supervisor reported damage to the refrigerator in the McGregor Skybar. It is unknown whether anything was taken. The incident is under investigation. 11:19 a.m. An officer, while taking a report at South Hall, observed graffiti written in blue marker on the walls of the elevator. Custodial staff also reported graffiti on a second-floor door that leads to the roof. A work order was filed for removal. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 3:15 p.m. A student reported ...

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February 21, 2020

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 1:15 p.m. A student reported the theft of several items from their jacket pocket while at The ’Sco on Feb. 12. The jacket was left on a bench inside The ’Sco. Lost items included miscellaneous keys and wireless headphones. 10:04 p.m. A student reported that the stove in the co-op kitchen at Keep Cottage was expelling gas due to the pilot lights being off. A maintenance technician and the Oberlin Fire Department responded. Temporary repairs were made and plumbers responded the next morning. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 7:25 a.m. Staff reported vandalism in an elevator and two bathrooms in South Hall. Graffiti was written in blue marker on the walls. Photographs were taken, and the area was clea...

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December 13, 2019

Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 1:14 a.m. Campus Safety officers and the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in the Talcott Hall basement. No fire or smoke was observed in the area. An electrician responded to replace the detector. 7:55 p.m. Mercy Allen Hospital staff requested transport for a student to their East Hall dorm. Officers responded and the transport was completed. 10:44 p.m. Officers and the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in the Talcott Hall basement’s mechanical room. Steam from the HVAC system was found to be the cause. A work order was filed. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 3:52 p.m. Officers and the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at a Union Street Housing Unit. S...

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December 6, 2019

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 12:38 p.m. Campus Safety officers responded to a report of someone smoking marijuana on the second floor of Langston Hall. Officers made contact with the occupant, who denied smoking marijuana in the room. In plain view, officers observed a glass pipe with marijuana residue, an ashtray with marijuana stems and residue, a glass tube grinder with marijuana residue, and a bag of tobacco. Items were confiscated and turned over to the Oberlin Police Department for disposal. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 4:37 p.m. A student reported being approached by the same unknown individual on two separate occasions. The first contact occurred on Thursday, Nov. 29 in the downtown area. The individual said something...

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November 22, 2019

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 1:23 p.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to assist a student in Barrows Hall who was having trouble breathing. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 10:43 p.m. Officers responded to a complaint of cigarette smoke odor on the second floor of Barrows Hall. The room in question could not be located as the smoke had dissipated. 11:54 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a strong marijuana odor on the first floor of East Hall. Contact was made with the occupants of the room in question, who admitted to smoking marijuana. A glass pipe was confiscated and turned over to the Oberlin Police Department. Officers removed bags from two smoke detectors. The occupants...

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November 15, 2019

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 11:38 a.m. A resident of a Union Street Housing Unit reported that their headphones were stolen from their backpack in their room. The headphones are Beats, Studio3 Skyline edition, dark gray and gold in color, and valued at $350. 12:00 p.m. Campus Safety officers and the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at South Hall. Smoke from adding butter to a hot pan activated the smoke detector. The area was cleared of smoke and the alarm was reset. 4:13 p.m. A resident of Langston Hall reported a strong odor of burnt tobacco on the second floor. Officers located the room that the odor originated from and spoke with the occupant, who denied smoking. Rolling papers, tobacco, filters, and tob...

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November 8, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:30 a.m. A Campus Safety officer on patrol observed an individual struggling to walk near Wilder Hall. The officer approached the student, and detected a strong odor of alcohol. The individual was identified as a student, answered all questions asked, and was assisted to their room for the night. 1:20 a.m. Officers were requested to assist with a student who was ill from alcohol consumption in the bathroom of Price House. The student was located and was coherent. The student answered all questions asked and was able to walk on their own. Officers assisted the student to their room for the night. 3:58 a.m. Campus Safety officers responded to a report of a person sleeping in a lounge at Barro...

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November 1, 2019

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 9:37 a.m. Campus Safety Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the second floor of Barrows Hall. Burnt food had activated the alarm. The area was cleared and the alarm reset. 2:57 p.m. Staff reported a strange odor at Burrell-King House. Officers and an HVAC technician responded, and the house was evacuated. It was determined that carbon monoxide gas was coming from the hot water heater and boiler area. The boiler and water heater were shut off for repairs, and the house was aired out. Space heaters were provided while the boiler was out of service. 9:25 p.m. Officers were requested to assist a student at Old Barrows who experienced symptoms after consuming drug...

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