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Meet the CWRU Police Department

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

September 25, 2014


Filed under News, On the Beat

One of the aspects of a police officer’s job that they don’t prepare you for in the academy is answering questions, many on non-criminal topics. A few of the most frequent questions that people ask the Case Western Reserve University police officers are “where are the bathrooms,” “how do I...

CWRU Police Blotter, Sept. 16 to Sept. 23

September 25, 2014


Filed under News, On the Beat

Sept. 17: Misuse of credit card—Law School. Sept. 17: Possession of drug paraphernalia—Smith House. Sept. 18: Petty theft—unattended computer tablet taken from classroom, DeGrace Hall. Sept. 21: Underage drinking—Denny’s Diner. On the Beat can be contacted at policecolumn@case.edu

On the beat: Ray Rice and CWRU

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

September 18, 2014


Filed under Headlines, News, On the Beat

By now, many people have seen the video of NFL player Ray Rice beating his fiancee in an elevator. The incident sparked a national conversation on the issues of relationships and domestic violence. But could something like that ever happen at Case Western Reserve University? Students come to CWRU...

CWRU Police Blotter, Sept. 2 to Sept. 9

September 11, 2014


Filed under News, On the Beat

Sept. 2: Robbery—Student pepper sprayed and robbed by two white female suspects, Mayfield and East 117th Street Sept. 2: Criminal trespass—Two males stopped and cited, Bingham Building. Sept. 3: Bicycle theft—Unsecured bike taken from bike room, Clarke Tower. Sept. 5: Motor vehicle theft—Parked...

Welcome Back

Jeffrey Daberko and Mark Chavis

September 11, 2014


Filed under News, On the Beat

The Case Western Reserve University Police Department would like to welcome back all our returning students and faculty. While the summer abundance of parking spaces and short lines at Starbucks are always nice perks for the students and staff who remain, we’re glad you’re back. So let’s get started—as...

CWRU Police Blotter 4/8/14 to 4/15/14

April 17, 2014


Filed under News, On the Beat

April 9—Bicycle theft—Bike taken from bike room, Michaelson House April 12—Petty theft/Shoplifting—Barnes & Noble April 12—Burglary—possibly intoxicated female broke into house through front door at 2047 E. 115th St. April 14—Bicycle theft—Unsecured bike stolen, Leutner Commons April...

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

April 17, 2014


Filed under News, On the Beat

So we are fast approaching the end of another academic year. A few more quizzes, a blur of special events and before you know it, commencement has come and gone and the campus will go into the semi-slumber of summer—until the next horde of incoming first year students arrives. Some of you will be leaving...

Introducing CWRU Shield

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

April 11, 2014


Filed under News, On the Beat

As part of our never-ending quest to make the Case Western Reserve University campus as safe as possible, the university’s Police and Security Services Department released a new addition to the safety toolbox: the free CWRU Shield app, now available for Apple or Android smartphones. So what does...

Up in Smoke

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

April 3, 2014


Filed under News, On the Beat

Since the start of the academic year, the Case Western Reserve University Police Department has dealt with a number of cases of marijuana use in university buildings. While this is nothing especially new, the number of these incidents seems to be on the rise lately, and, like alcohol abuse, something...

The Blotter: March 18 to April 1

April 3, 2014


Filed under News, On the Beat

March 18—Damage to and theft from vending machine, North Residential Village House Two. March 21—Strong arm robbery of CWRU staff member, East 120 RTA stop. Security alert issued. March 24—Petty theft—Laptop taken from office, Robbins Building. March 25—Bicycle taken from rack, Bingham...

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