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Incidents involving alcohol likely to increase during Fall

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

October 1, 2015


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...

Police blotter: Sept. 24 to Oct. 1

October 1, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

Sept. 25: Bicycle theft—Bike taken from rack outside Thwing Center between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Sept. 25: Bicycle theft—Bike stolen from Phi Gamma Delta backyard between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Sept. 26: Petty theft—Parts from Jeep taken from bike storage room in North Residential Village...

Robbery at CWRU

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

September 24, 2015


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...

Graduate student attacked by CWRU security officer

Makela Hayford and Mike McKenna

September 11, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

On the night of Wednesday, Sept. 2, a Case Western Reserve University security officer attacked a 32-year-old CWRU graduate student on Bellflower Road near Ford Drive. The perpetrator was later identified as Robert Peterson III, a 26-year-old mobile patrolman. Peterson also verbally threatened...

On the Beat: Fire, fire

On the Beat: Fire, fire

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

September 11, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

You are about to drift off to sleep after another fun-filled day here in Spartanland, going into your own special happy place when “BRAAAANG.” As you snap awake, you swiftly realize you are not in a submarine under depth charge attack, but you are in a Case Western Reserve University residence hall...

CWRU Shield app updated, raffle announced

CWRU Shield app updated, raffle announced

Jessica Yang, Staff Writer

September 11, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

Several years ago, the Case Western Reserve University Police Department had an idea to make an app that would make responding to emergency calls easier. They reached out to many developers, who scoffed at the idea of an indoor positioning system. However they found a developer team in nearby Beachwood,...

Student in temporary housing in Wade Manor mistaken for intruder

Student in temporary housing in Wade Manor mistaken for intruder

Anastazia Vanisko, Staff Writer

September 3, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

Josh Lehrer was sleeping in his new temporary housing in Wade Manor for the first time when, at 2:30 a.m., he was awoken by two police officers coming into his room. Lehrer was initially shocked by the members of the Case Western Reserve University Police Department. A New Residence Hall resident,...

CWRU police blotter Aug. 26 to Sept. 2

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

September 3, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

Aug. 26: Assault—Student punched in chest by male walking past at E. 115th and Juniper; UCPD arrested a suspect in a similar incident the same evening Aug. 26: Petty theft—Cell phone taken from bus stop at Euclid and Cornell between 10:50–10:53 a.m. Aug. 26: Assault—Male punched and kicked...

We are CWRU PD

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

September 3, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

When I started with Case Western Reserve University PD I quickly got used to the fact that I was going to be asked a lot of questions, and that people who spotted you walking around campus would assume you were some sort of mobile, flesh-colored Wikipedia for the University Circle area. I fielded a lot...

Officer Mark Chavis leaves CWRU PD

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia

September 3, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

The crosswalks of Euclid have been a little quieter this year following the departure of Officer Mark Chavis from the university. According to Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko of the Case Western Reserve University Police Department, Chavis left early this summer to “pursue other opportunities.” His departure,...

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