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Playing well with others

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

April 8, 2016

When you ask people why they decided to go to college, obviously a big reason is to obtain a degree in one academic discipline or another in order to launch a career and make $1 billion or create world peace. But for many people college is also a next step in personal development. It involves moving...

Robberies less frequent, but still a risk

Hunter Overstreet, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016

On March 3, a Case Western Reserve University Italian language professor and a friend were walking to Strosacker Auditorium for an Italian movie screening when the friend’s purse was stolen. Two days before that, a CWRU student was walking on East 123rd Street when four individuals pulled up in an...

Police blotter March 1 to March 18

March 25, 2016

March 1: Burglary—Door into Glennan Building forced open between 6 p.m. on Feb. 29 and 8:45 a.m. on March 1 March 3: Felony theft—Laptop taken from office in Glennan Building between 10:30 p.m. on March 1 and 9 a.m. on March 2 March 3: Robbery—Purse taken from staff member near Strosacker...

Grand theft auto

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

February 26, 2016

Recently there have been a few instances of actual or attempted car theft in the University Circle area. Auto-related crime is always an issue in University Circle due to the large numbers of commuters and apartment dwellers in the area, so here are some facts and tips. The most stolen type of cars...

Eyes wide open

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

February 19, 2016

We have reached a sort of midpoint to the semester, where winter break is a distant memory and spring break is a far-off mirage. We have also reached a point where many of my safety tips have been given out, but recent events have convinced me it’s worth reviewing some of them. So here goes. For...

Theft from Film Society office comes with added costs

Hunter Overstreet, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2016

Some time between 3 p.m. on Feb. 3 and 3 p.m. on Feb. 4, $200 was stolen from cash boxes in the Case Western Reserve University Film Society’s locked office in Strosacker Auditorium. According to a university spokesperson, “There were no signs of forced entry, only missing property, which leads...

Phishing for dollars

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

February 12, 2016

Computers are now an integral part of life at Case Western Reserve University. We use them to communicate, do groundbreaking research, order pizza and watch videos of cats watching washing machines. How did we ever survive before YouTube? But just as the rise of the car led to the rise of the car...

Attack of the creepers

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

February 5, 2016

The University Circle (UC) area, of which Case Western Reserve University is a part, is often a hub of activity. Between people going to a symphony, getting a new heart or trying to get to class without being blown across the quad by a winter wind, this area is almost always packed with people. Along...

Threatening call leads to heightened security at Inamori Center

Observer Staff

November 20, 2015

Those visiting the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence located in TVUC currently find themselves facing a sign outside its doors stating that all visitors must display a Case Western Reserve University ID to enter. The sign was put up on CWRU Police Department’s guidance after...

Break time

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

November 20, 2015

We are approaching Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. No costumes to wear, gifts to buy or pretending to care about your fellow man—just overeating with family and friends and watching football on the couch in a semi-comatose state. Thanksgiving is followed by finals and Winter Break, so On the Beat...

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