The Oberlin Review

Security Notebook

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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October 11, 2019

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 8:40 p.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to assist a student who had injured their ankle at Philips gym. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 2:20 a.m. Officers discovered two students inside the Heisman Club Field House. The students were identified and warned about being inside College buildings after hours. 4:10 p.m. Officers were called to Stevenson Dining Hall kitchen regarding the theft of a set of cooking knives. The knives were eventually located in a locker. 9:03 p.m. Officers were called to the Conservatory to assist a student who had injured their thumb. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatmen...

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October 4, 2019

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 8:46 a.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to transport a student from East Hall to the Mercy Allen Hospital emergency room. 7:20 p.m. Officers were requested to assist an ill student at Noah Hall. The student was transported to the Mercy Allen Hospital emergency room. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 6:34 p.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the third floor of East Hall. An electrician responded and changed a faulty detector. The alarm was reset with no further problems. 7:38 p.m. A student reported that they left their laptop in a locker at the Conservatory over the summer. When they returned to the locker, the laptop was missing. The laptop...

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September 27, 2019

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 8:21 a.m. A student in Kahn Hall requested transportation to the emergency room as they were not feeling well. An officer responded and transported the student. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 7:28 a.m. Custodial staff reported that unknown person(s) hung a banner on the wall at Fairchild House and paint from the banner had bled through to the wall. It is unknown who was responsible for hanging the banner. A work order was filed. 8:32 a.m. Officers were requested to assist a student who injured their ankle while doing a workout. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital emergency room fortreatment. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 1:39 a.m. A student reported a person attempting to gain entry t...

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September 20, 2019

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:36 a.m. City-wide power outage interrupts Splitchers. Facilities personnel responded to check on various alarms on campus. 3:57 p.m. Campus Safety officers responded after receiving several reports of an unattended suitcase in the atrium closet in Robertson Hall. The building was temporarily evacuated. The suitcase was checked and found to be empty and was disposed of by officers. 4:35 p.m. A student reported the theft of their bicycle from the front of South Hall sometime overnight. The bicycle is a black 10-speed with quick-release tires and valued at approximately $250. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 11:59 a.m. A student reported the theft of their unlocked bicycle that had been left leani...

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May 10, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019 7:01 a.m. Campus Safety officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in a room on the third floor of South Hall. While in the room in question, two bongs, a grinder, and glass jar containing a substance consistent with marijuana were observed in plain view. The items were turned over to the Oberlin Police Department. Facilities Operations responded to replace the smoke detector and the alarm was reset. 11:00 p.m. Officers responded to an anonymous report of a non-student inside Talcott Hall who was not supposed to be on campus. The individual was located and taken into custody by the Oberlin Police Department and was charged with trespassing and theft. Friday,...

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May 3, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:32 a.m. Campus Safety officers responded to a report of an unauthorized individual attending a student event at the ’Sco in Wilder Hall. The area was checked but the individual had left prior to the officers’ arrival. 9:02 p.m. A student reported the theft of their laptop from the third-floor center commons area in King Building. The laptop was left unattended for a short period of time. The area was checked, but the laptop was not located. 9:24 p.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the first floor of South Hall. Steam from cooking activated the alarm. The alarm was reset. Friday, April 26, 2019 12:21 p.m. A staff member reported a ...

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April 19, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:15 p.m. A student reported the theft of money from their wallet on two separate occasions. The student did not know where the thefts took place. 5:18 p.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the second floor of Allencroft House. Smoke from cooking activated the alarm. The alarm was reset. Friday, April 12, 2019 1:34 p.m. A staff member reported a bagged smoke detector in a room on the first floor of Lord House. An officer responded and removed the bag. A glass pipe, observed in plain view, was confiscated and turned over to the Oberlin Police Department. Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:23 a.m. Officers responded to a report that a student was ei...

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April 5, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:46 p.m. Residential Education staff conducting life safety inspections in Burton Hall reported locating empty beer cans, a glass bong, and a bagged smoke detector in a room on the second floor. The bong was turned over to the Oberlin Police Department, and the plastic bag was removed from the detector. Friday, March 22, 2019 5:14 p.m. A Campus Safety officer on routine patrol of the College ash dump reported that three individuals ran from a smokey area. Members of the Oberlin Police Department and Lorain County Sheriff’s Office also responded. The individuals were identified as students, and they stated that they were burning an old stuffed animal and a book. The sheriff’s deputy war...

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March 15, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:09 a.m. Campus Safety officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Barrows Hall. Officers noted an odor of burnt marijuana and a slight haze near a room on the third floor. The alarm was reset. 11:22 a.m. A student reported their bicycle was stolen from the Woodland Street parking lot. The bicycle was locked to a pole at the time of the theft. 1:15 p.m. Custodial staff reported several instances of vandalism on the second and third floors of South Hall. Exit signs were damaged, kitchen countertops had been carved with sharp objects, and various areas were graffitied. A work order was filed for repair and cleanup. 3:32 p.m. Officers were requested to assist a s...

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March 8, 2019

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 8:52 p.m. A student reported that items were missing from their unlocked room on the second floor of South Hall. A jewelry box, two candles, and a ring holder had been taken. 10:14 p.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to assist an ill student in Kahn Hall. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. Friday, March 1, 2019 2:41 p.m. Officers were requested to assist a student stuck in an elevator at Firelands Apartments. Members of the Oberlin Fire Department and a College electrician also responded and the student exited the elevator safely. 3:13 p.m. Officers were requested to assist an ill student in East Hall. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital fo...

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