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Dark Ages

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

January 30, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

It’s January at Case Western Reserve University. The holidays have passed. This is the season of battleship-grey skies, full academic workloads and inescapable, rampaging viruses that turn us all into nose-blowing, hacking coughers. There are many things to like about Cleveland, but most of them don’t...

Campus letters stolen, peed on

Campus letters stolen, peed on

Julia Bianco, News Editor

January 30, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

According to Sgt. Daniel Schemmel of the Case Western Reserve University Police Department, three different groups were recently caught removing letters from the CWRU signs on Adelbert Road. The groups were not affiliated with each other. Schemmel believes that it was an underground social media prank,...

CWRU Police Blotter, Dec. 2 through Jan. 14

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

January 16, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

Dec. 8: Assault—student punched in head by unknown make, E. 115 St. Dec. 12: Criminal damage—tire slashed on car, Lot 5. Dec. 14: Aggravated assault—male suspect struck student on head with bottle, Euclid Ave. and E. 120 St. Dec. 17: Felony theft—unattended backpack taken, Allen Memorial Library. Dec....

Back in the saddle

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

January 16, 2015


Filed under News, On the Beat

The CWRU Police Department would like to welcome back all of our returning students, staff and faculty. As much as we enjoyed the quiet phones in dispatch and the shorter lines at Starbucks, we are glad to have you back. Whether you spent your break traveling to an exotic location or just watching...

CWRU Police Blotter, Nov. 19 to Dec. 2

December 5, 2014


Filed under News, On the Beat

Nov. 21— Felony theft. Wallet taken from purse, Bingham. Nov. 21— Aggravated menacing. Female student menaced by male with knife who fled scene on foot, Euclid Ave. and E 115th St. Nov. 22— Possession of marijuana, Parking Garage 8. Nov. 25— Petty theft. Shoes taken from unsecured locker,...

Break time

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

December 5, 2014


Filed under News, On the Beat

We are approaching winter break, which seemed like such a distant speck on the horizon during orientation in August. It is a time for many to go home, rest, recharge, drink eggnog and catch up on sleep, nutrition and laundry that may have suffered during the academic semester. The CWRU Police Department...

Greek Life events face scrutiny following allegations of sexual misconduct

Julia Bianco, News Editor

December 3, 2014


Filed under Headlines, News, Uncategorized

UPDATE: More information has been made available about this topic. A more complete story can be found here.    Following allegations of sexual misconduct committed by fraternity brothers, the Greek Life Office has requested that all fraternities cancel any social events involving alcohol f...

Six cars have been broken into since Nov. 14

Julia Bianco, News Editor

November 24, 2014


Filed under News

CWRU police reports show that there has been a recent string of thefts from cars, with six vehicles broken into in the past two weeks. The first theft was reported on Nov. 14, with the windows smashed and items taken from a car parked on Martin Luther King Drive. Another car was broken into on Carlton...

Riding safely

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

November 21, 2014


Filed under News, On the Beat

The Safe Ride program is one of the best known programs run by the Case Western Reserve University Police and Security Services Department. If you haven't used the service yourself yet, you have probably seen the white vans as they roam around campus. As the November weather turns into a steady tsunami...

CWRU Police Blotter, Nov. 11 to Nov. 18

November 21, 2014


Filed under News, On the Beat

Nov. 14—Felony theft. Wallet taken from purse, Kelvin Smith Library. Nov. 14—Theft from auto. Glass smashed and items taken from parked auto, 1920 Martin Luther King Drive. Nov. 15—Criminal damage. Glass smashed on parked car, Carlton Rd. Nov. 16—Petty theft. Cell phone taken from purse,...

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