The Oberlin Review

Security Notebook

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...

Security Notebook

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...

Security Notebook

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...

Security Notebook

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...

Security Notebook

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...

Security Notebook

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. ...

Security Notebook

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...

Security Notebook

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...

Security Notebook

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...

Security Notebook

November 2, 2018

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 2:45 p.m. College staff reported that two posters were cut in half in the Bent Corridor of the Science Center. Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 7:02 a.m. Custodial staff reported graffiti in the men’s restroom on the main floor of Wilder Hall. A work order was filed for cleanup. 10:41 a.m. College staff reported a double doors leading into the pool area at Hales Gymnasium were tampered with. Screws were taken out of the hasp, disabling the lock. A work order was filed for repair. 5:40 p.m. Student staff at Oberlin College Lanes reported the glass in the door to the bowling lanes was accidentally broken because a visitor fell into it. The glass was cleaned and the door boarded over. Saturday, Oct...

Security Report

February 16, 2018

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 5:46 p.m. A student reported that they were approached and punched by an unknown man while walking through Tappan Square at approximately 1:30 a.m. The man then ran in an unknown direction. The incident is under investigation. 6:00 p.m. While patrolling the Adam Joseph Lewis Center, a Safety and Security officer found an expended fire extinguisher near an electrical transformer. The extinguisher was taken to the Safety and Security Office. 8:18 p.m. A student reported the loss or possible theft of their laptop computer from the Rathskellar. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 1:34 a.m. Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated student laying in the hallway on the first floor of Kahn Hall. The s...

Security Report

December 8, 2017

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 4:33 a.m. Safety and Security Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Lord-Saunders House. A malfunctioning detector caused the alarm, which was repaired and reset. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 2:27 p.m. A resident reported an individual building on fire in the Arboretum, west of the amphitheater. Officers responded and located a small fire, which was extinguished. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 12:15 a.m. Officers working an event at Hales Gym guided an intoxicated student to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 10:45 a.m. A student reported vandalism to a mural in the lounge of Price House. A work order was filed for repair. 11:26 a.m. A resident r...

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