The Oberlin Review

Security Report

November 3, 2017

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 1:31 a.m. A student reported a confrontation with a man taking his bike from the Wright Laboratory of Physics at approximately 1 a.m. When the student approached the individual, he returned the bicycle and left the area. Officers of the Oberlin Police Department also checked the area for the individual, but he was not located. 2:29 p.m. A student reported the theft of their bicycle sometime during spring semester from the bike rack outside of Zechiel House. The bicycle was first noticed missing in April 2017 but was not reported at the time. The bicycle was not locked at the time of theft. 8:18 p.m. Officers assisted with a Life Safety inspection violation on the first floor of South...

Security Report

October 27, 2017

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 1:36 p.m. An Oberlin resident reported an apparent garage break-in at a Woodland Street Village Housing Unit. A window on the north side of the building was broken, and a door on the second floor was open. Safety and Security officers responded and a work order was filed for repair. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 No reports. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 No reports. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 7:15 a.m. A groundskeeper reported damage to a wooden bollard in the parking lot adjacent to Williams Field House. The bollard was most likely hit by a vehicle, which knocked it out of the ground. A work order was filed for repair. 7:29 p.m. Students at a Main Street Village Housing Unit reported that they suspected that ...

Security Report

October 6, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 1:44 p.m. While conducting a Village Housing inspection on Woodland Street, a staff member found a sign from the athletics department on a wall inside the house. A follow-up will be conducted. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 12:08 a.m. Safety and Security Officers were requested to investigate a strong burning odor on the second floor of Dascomb Hall. The building was evacuated as members of the Oberlin Fire Department arrived. A smoldering towel had been thrown into the trashcan, which then ignited. The fire was extinguished, the area was cleared of smoke, and the alarms were reset. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 8:18 a.m. Catering staff reported the theft of a food carrier valued at $900. The cart was first not...

Security Report

September 29, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 2:42 a.m. A staff member reported graffiti in the women’s and single-use restrooms in the Wilder Hall basement. A work order was filed for cleanup. 10:53 a.m. A bicycle and motor vehicle accident at the intersection of South Professor and West College Streets was reported. Safety and Security officers, members of the Oberlin Police and Fire Departments, and an ambulance responded. The bicyclist, a student, was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 11:38 a.m. A resident of Dascomb Hall reported non-offensive graffiti in a third-floor restroom stall, a wheelchair-accessible stall, and in the hallway. A work order was filed for cleanup. 12:20 p.m. A staff member requested assist...

Security Report

September 22, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:35 p.m. A student reported the theft of their bicycle from the front yard of their North Professor Village Housing Unit sometime during the night. The bicycle was registered. 6:55 p.m. Safety and Security officers assisted a student who fell off a skateboard and injured their knee in front of Bosworth Hall. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 12:11 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a strong odor of smoke, consistent with burnt marijuana, on the first floor of Langston Hall. Occupants of the room admitted to smoking marijuana. The smoke detector was found covered with a plastic bag and a hanger. The students were advise...

Security Notebook

September 15, 2017

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 12:19 p.m. A student reported the theft of their bicycle July 10 from an unknown location on campus. The bicycle is registered, and valued at $200. 6:37 p.m. Safety and Security officers assisted a student who fell off their bike in front of the King Building. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 7:52 p.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at a Goldsmith Village Housing Unit. The residents said they were burning a candle, which activated the alarm. However, officers checking the building located a bagged detector in one room, along with a glass pipe, a metal grinder containing a substance consistent with marijuana, and ...

Security Report

May 5, 2017

Thursday, April 27 12:23 a.m. A Safety and Security officer putting away equipment after a fire call burned their hand on a hot exhaust fan. The officer was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 11:50 a.m. A student reported the possible misuse of their credit card. Members of the Oberlin Police Department also responded. The incident is under investigation. Friday, April 28 2:17 p.m. Officers responded to the report of a bicycle and motor vehicle accident at Lorain and Professor Streets. The cyclist rode in front of an oncoming vehicle and was struck. Members of the Oberlin Police Department, Oberlin Fire Department and an ambulance responded. The student stated that they were OK and declined medica...

Security Report

April 28, 2017

Thursday, April 20 2:27 a.m. Students reported an unknown individual walking out of their Union Street apartment. The Oberlin Police Department responded. Nothing was reported missing or damaged. The area was searched with no results. 2:37 a.m. Students reported an unknown individual, possibly intoxicated, attempting to enter their room on the first floor of East Hall. Safety and Security officers responded and checked all floors and the exterior of the building but could not find the individual. 4:10 p.m. A Philips gym monitor reported that two patrons had their gray purses stolen from the Heisman Club Field House track area. 8:45 p.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alar...

Security Report

April 21, 2017

  Friday, April 14 1:35 p.m. A Safety and Security offi­cer assisting a student at a Village Hous­ing Unit on Professor Street found drug paraphernalia, which contained a sub­stance consistent with burnt marijuana. A bong was confiscated and turned over to the Oberlin Police Department. 3:15 p.m. A South Hall resident re­ported the theft of medication from their room. A report was also filed with the Oberlin Police Department, which is investigating the issue. 10:42 p.m. Officers, members of the Oberlin Fire Department and a College electrician assisted students stuck in the elevator in South Hall. The students were safely helped out of the elevator. The power was turned off, and the eleva­tor w...

Security Report

April 14, 2017

Thursday, April 6 11:15 a.m. Conservatory staff reported that posters advertising performances were torn down from various areas in the Conservatory. The incident is under investigation. 4:36 p.m. Safety and Security officers assisted an injured staff member at the Philips gym weight room. The individual received a 3–4-inch laceration on their head when a hook fell o a rack, striking them. The individual went to the emergency room on their own. Friday, April 7 10:36 a.m. Custodial staff at Langston Hall reported a student near the first floor with what appeared to be grafiti supplies. The student left the area prior to an officer’s arrival. Grafiti was found in the area, and a work order was led for cleanup....

Security Report

April 7, 2017

Thursday, March 30 1:16 a.m. A Safety and Security officer on a routine security check of Finney Chapel encountered four students inside the building. The students said that they didn’t think they should be in the building but found a door unlocked and entered. The students were identified and asked to leave the premises. 2:24 a.m. An Asia House resident reported hearing a noise in the hallways outside of their room. When they checked the hallway, they found glass from a ceiling light shattered on the floor. A responding officer cleaned up the glass, and a work order was filed to replace the bulb. 2:05 p.m. Officers assisted an ill student on the second floor of Peters Hall. The student was transported to Merc...

Security Report

March 31, 2017

Friday, March 24 6:30 p.m. A student reported the theft of two duffle bags, a purse and two pairs of shoes from their room at Firelands Apartments sometime between March 17 and March 24. Safety and Security officers and members of the Oberlin Police Department responded for a report. The theft is under investigation. Saturday, March 25 7:29 p.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm, set off by smoke from a dirty oven, at a Union Street housing unit. The smoke was cleared and the alarm reset. The residents were advised not to use the oven until it was cleaned. Sunday, March 26 11:05 p.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a...

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