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Cabin fever

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko
January 22
Filed under News, On the Beat

As a lifetime Clevelander there are a lot of things I like about my city, and I always encourage my out-of-town friends to visit and see for themselves—except in January. January in Cleveland is usually a month of frozen ponds, darkness by dinnertime and cold winds that seem to penetrate any coat....

Back in town

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko
January 15
Filed under News, On the Beat

The Case Western Reserve University Police Department would like to welcome back all our returning students, staff and faculty. While it was great to have the place to ourselves for a bit, it does get a little lonely here eventually. We get sick of looking at each other after a while, so it’s good...

Break time

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko
November 20
Filed under News, On the Beat

We are approaching Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. No costumes to wear, gifts to buy or pretending to care about your fellow man—just overeating with family and friends and watching football on the couch in a semi-comatose state. Thanksgiving is followed by finals and Winter Break, so On the Beat...

Issue 3

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko
November 13
Filed under News, On the Beat

Last Tuesday I did my civic duty and participated in that great ritual of American democracy, Election Day, and I have the sticker to prove it. When the dust settled, along with all the mayoral candidates and library levies, among the results was the defeat of Issue 3, which would have legalized marijuana...

Red Alert

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko
October 30
Filed under News, On the Beat

Within the past several weeks Case Western Reserve University has had to send out several security alerts that have popped up in everyone’s email or caused everyone’s phone to ring, vibrate, scream or bark depending on their settings. We don’t do this for the fun of it. We do it because we are...

Campus violence

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko
October 23
Filed under News, On the Beat

The normal function of this column is to try and put out some basic campus living and safety tips, as well as the Case Western Reserve University Police Department’s take on things in a generally lighthearted manner. At the moment however I am not in a lighthearted mood. The past few weeks have seen...

Heads up

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko
October 9
Filed under News, On the Beat

Walking around the Case Western Reserve University campus in the early fall can be fun; leaves change color, there’s a little snap in the air and geese fly overhead for points south. It can also be a little like an obstacle course, as in addition to watching for the usual heavy University Circle traffic...

Incidents involving alcohol likely to increase during Fall

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko
October 2
Filed under News, On the Beat

We have entered the fall season, a lovely time of year in Ohio marked by migrating geese, nut-gathering squirrels, pumpkin spice lattés at Starbucks and an increase in alcohol-related incidents here at Case Western Reserve University. So far this academic year, CWRU Police Department and our Emergency...

Robbery at CWRU

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko
September 25
Filed under News, On the Beat

Last week we talked a little bit about theft; mainly of bicycles, unattended items and especially electronics, which is the most common criminal occurrence here at Case Western Reserve University. Fortunately not nearly as common but far more serious, is robbery. Robbery is defined as using force or...

On the Beat: Theft on campus

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko
September 18
Filed under News, On the Beat

I often man tables at information fairs and other campus events, and I often get asked, “So what happens here at Case?” By that they mean criminal activity, I assume. While I am always tempted to throw a curveball (the rate of human sacrifice is quite high, but we’ve been working on that) I ...

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