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Trial begins for Cleveland police officer charged with killing unarmed couple; Factory fire on the East Side seen from the quad

Julia Bianco, News Editor

April 10, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Trial begins for Cleveland police officer charged with killing unarmed couple Michael Brelo, a Cleveland police officer, is currently on trial for shooting Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams during a police chase in November 2012. The couple...

CWRU Police Blotter, April 2 to April 8

April 10, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

April 2: Petty theft—cell phone taken from common area, Norton House. April 2: Felony theft—wallet taken from common area, Norton House. April 3: Bicycle theft—bike taken from rack, Staley House. April 4: Trespass/underage drinking—students found on private property with beer, Cleveland Botanical...

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


Filed under News, On the Beat

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...

Graffiti and prejudiced remarks found in Fribley Commons before spring break; perpetrators still not caught

Gabrielle Buffington, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

On Feb. 24 discriminatory comments and graffiti were seen by the dining staff in Fribley Commons. Employees working that afternoon uncovered the writing in two different places. A comment card was found and brought to Mark Cameron, Bon Appétit Head Chef, which read: “There are a lot of black people...

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....

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