The Oberlin Review

Security Notebook

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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March 1, 2019

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 4:11 a.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to assist an ill student in East Hall. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 11:26 a.m. A student reported that their backpack was lost or stolen, possibly from the patio of the Kohl Building. The backpack contained a MacBook laptop, blue Beats headphones, a manuscript, and a blue accordion folder. 4:00 p.m. Officers were requested to assist with a Life Safety inspection on the third floor of Talcott Hall. A bagged detector was observed, along with a pipe containing a substance consistent with marijuana. The bag was removed and the pipe was turned over to the Oberlin Police Department. 4:17 p.m. Officers were r...

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February 22, 2019

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 8:51 p.m. Campus Safety officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at a Village Housing Unit. Smoke from cooking caused the alarm. The area was cleared and the alarm was reset. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 7:43 p.m. Officers were requested to assist an ill student in East Hall. The student advised officers that they were feeling better and declined transport to the hospital. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 8:38 a.m. Officers were requested to assist a student who had missed a step and fallen in the second-floor hallway of the Allen Memorial Art Museum. The student reported they were OK and left the area. 9:08 a.m. A student reported that their backpack was miss...

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February 15, 2019

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 8:40 a.m. Campus Safety officers received a report that a staff member was stuck in an elevator at Wilder Hall. When officers arrived, the individual had escaped the elevator. The elevator was put temporarily out of service and an electrician was called. 6:04 p.m. Officers were requested to help remove an unwelcome, non-Oberlin College individual from a dance class at Hales Gymnasium. The individual was located and left the area without incident. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 2:36 a.m. Officers were requested to assist a student at a Village Housing Unit who was ill from alcohol consumption. The student was able to answer all questions and said they wanted to stay in their room for the night. ...

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December 7, 2018

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 5:41 p.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to assist a student who struck themself in the head with a piece of ice. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 10:45 a.m. Officers were requested to assist an injured student at a Village Housing Unit on Elm Street. The student was transported to Student Health Center and then Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 6:19 p.m. Staff reported graffiti in the men’s restroom in the basement of Wilder Hall. The graffiti was removed. 7:33 p.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the third floor of Dascomb Hall. Smoke from cooking activated the detector. The alarm was reset. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 8:10 a.m. Officers advi...

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November 30, 2018

Thursday, Nov. 22 12:13 a.m. A student reported that a suspicious, unidentified male knocked on their door. The student answered the door, and the male apologized and said he was at the wrong room. The student was advised to call Campus Safety immediately if the incident occurred again. Friday, Nov. 23 12:13 a.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the second floor of Barrows Hall. The alarm had been activated by smoke from melted plastic on a stove burner. The area was cleared and the alarm was reset. 3:30 p.m. An officer on routine patrol observed non-offensive graffiti on a freezer at the South Hall loading dock. A work order was filed for removal. Saturday, N...

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November 9, 2018

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 12:37 a.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to assist with an intoxicated student at Lord House. An ambulance was requested, and the student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 1:30 p.m. Officers were requested to assist with a safety inspection violation in a room on the second floor of Tank Hall. Two burnt candles, matches, and a multicolored pipe were confiscated. 2:14 p.m. Officers were requested to assist with a safety inspection violation in a room on the third floor of Tank Hall. Two votive candles, two bottles of wine, and a glass bong were confiscated. The bong was turned over to the Oberlin Police Department. 8:36 p.m. Officers were requested to a...

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