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Smoke signals

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

April 10, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

Spring is the season when flowers begin to poke through the permafrost, Wade Lagoon unfreezes, birds start to sing and cigarette smokers start to sprout across campus. Not really ... it just becomes more noticeable now that everyone is pulling off their winter hats and hoods, and can actually see what’s...

CWRU Police Blotter, March 25 to April 1

April 3, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

March 26: Obstructing official business—fake ID presented at door, The Jolly Scholar. March 27: Assault—employee assaulted by former boyfriend, Case School of Dental Medicine. March 28: Obstructing official business—fake ID presented at door, The Jolly Scholar. March 28: Theft—bicycle,...

Hill street blues

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

April 3, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

Unless you have been living in a cave, you have probably noticed that the police have been in the headlines a lot lately. From events in distant places like Missouri and New York City to events here in Cleveland itself, the relationship between the police and the communities they serve has been placed...

CWRU Police Blotter, March 18 to March 24

March 27, 2015


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March 18: Petty theft—items stolen from kitchen by juvenile suspects, Jolly Scholar Thwing Center. March 22: Criminal damage—lounge furniture destroyed, Clarke Tower. March 23: Robbery—two male suspects entered occupied apartment and took items, Hessler Road.

Apple picking

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

March 27, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

When historians look back at the 21st century, they may decide to classify it as the century of the cellphone. Here at Case Western Reserve University it seems almost everyone has one and they can be used for everything from identifying bird calls to ordering pizza. Actually conversing with your fellow...

CWRU Police Blotter, March 1 to March 17

March 20, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

March 1: Felony theft—items taken from backpack, Allen Memorial Library. March 3: Robbery—males struck from behind by unknown suspect, wallet taken, E. 123rd St. near Euclid Ave. March 15: Theft from motor vehicle—vehicle entered and items taken, Lot 55. March 16: Menacing—verbal threats...

Final stretch

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

March 20, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

Spring break has passed, and everyone has returned from Acapulco, Akron or points in between for the last six weeks of school. The coldest February in Cleveland since Ulysses S. Grant was president has passed. After the past winter, we are now all officially entitled to an Arctic survival merit badge....

CWRU Police Blotter, Feb. 19 through Feb. 25

February 27, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

Feb. 19: Drug offense—marijuana, North Residential Village, House 4. Feb. 19: Drug offense—marijuana, North Residential Village, House 3. Feb. 20: Felony theft—wallet and contents taken, Haydn Hall. Feb. 22: Criminal damage—glass on vending machine smashed, North Residential Village,...

Issues of consent

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

February 27, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

The topic of sexual assault is not a pleasant one, but it is important, especially on a college campus. Recently, this issue has received an enormous amount of media attention, ranging from focusing on specific cases at specific campuses to discussing how to best address the problem nationally. President...

Bearing arms

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

February 20, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution enshrines citizens’ right to bear arms. There has always been debate over what exactly this means. Some people see it as an unassailable right and a guarantee against tyranny, while others see it as a relic of a time when people lived in cabins...

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