So we have come to the end of another academic year. Soon, some of you will be heading out into the real world to seek fame and fortune, while others will be trying to jam all your worldly possessions into the backseat of an economy car before heading home, the Laundromat, or wherever your summer plans take you. Case Western Reserve University Police Department will keep the place from burning down while you are all gone and we will be here in the fall when you return with all your worldly possessions in the back of an economy car and try and get them to the 11th floor of Clarke Tower.
We have had a pretty good semester safety and crime-wise thus far, but things aren’t over yet. Continue to use services like shuttle buses and Safe Ride to move around the campus area late at night – the return of warmer weather, while very welcome, also sometimes leads to an uptick in criminal activity so continue to be aware of your surroundings as you move about the area at night.
We have recently had a string of thefts involving laptops and cellphones (or the backpacks they were kept in), almost all of which were unattended. It always pays to keep an eye on your stuff – thieves don’t care if your life’s work is stored on the hard drive.
Lock up your bikes when not in use. Enough said.
The end of the year can bring stress as well as excitement as things like finals and final grades roll in. If you or someone you know are struggling with depression or other issues, take advantage of the resources here and talk to someone. Counseling services at 216-368-5872 is a good place to start.
When finals are done, there is an understandable instinct to celebrate. This is probably why we see a spike in trips to the hospital for alcohol related issues this time of year. So celebrate, but don’t overdo it. A visit to the ER is not how you want to end your year.
CWRU PD congratulates the class of 2013.
Have a safe summer everyone,
Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko
Officer Mark Chavis