The Observer

Clery Act amended to further improve crime reporting policies on college campuses

Gabrielle Buffington, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014

The Clery Act, a federal statute requiring colleges and universities to keep and disclose information about crime around campus, was recently amended with the passage of 2013’s Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) to include requirements about reports on sexual violence cases. This...

Stop, thief

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

November 7, 2014

There is a saying that there are lies, darn lies and statistics. While that may be true in election season, crime statistics are hopefully a bit more accurate, and they tell us that theft is the most common type of crime at Case Western Reserve University. So what can be done to prevent it? Under...

CWRU Police Blotter, Oct. 14 to Oct. 28

October 31, 2014

Oct. 14: Petty theft—Cell phone taken during event, Veale Center. Oct. 17: Menacing—Verbal dispute and threats between employees, Kent Hale Smith Building. Oct. 19: Assault—Physical dispute between students, Triangle Tower 1. Oct. 23: Petty theft—Cell phone taken from office, Adelbert Hall. Oct....

CWRU Police Blotter, Oct. 7 to Oct. 14

October 17, 2014

Oct. 8: Assault—physical dispute between students, Hitchcock House. Oct. 10: Petty theft—cell phone taken, Medical School Library. Oct. 11: Trespass—student found on train tracks, Murray Hill Road. Oct. 12: Felony theft—cell phone and cash taken, 1981 Ford.

CWRU Police Blotter, Oct. 1 to Oct. 7

October 10, 2014

Oct. 1: Bicycle theft—cable lock cut/bike taken from rack, Fribley Commons. Oct. 2: Bicycle theft—cable lock cut/bike taken from rack, Kelvin Smith Library. Oct. 3: Bicycle theft—cable lock cut/bike taken from rack, Staley House. Oct. 4: Criminal damage- brick thrown through car window, E. 118th...

Bike theft

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

October 10, 2014

As last Saturday’s Arctic blast reminded us, we are officially in autumn now. Hopefully we have a few more weeks of warm weather before the heavy stuff really kicks in, which means a few more weeks of summer activities like smelling flowers, sitting outside and bicycling. Unfortunately, the bad guys...

CWRU Police Blotter, Sept. 23 to Sept. 30

October 3, 2014

Sept. 23: Felony theft—plumbing equipment taken. Wolstein Research Building. Sept. 25: Warrant arrest—male found on campus property with outstanding arrest warrant with Cleveland Police Department. Area of Fribley Commons. Sept. 29: Bicycle theft—bike taken from rack outside of Constantino’s....

CWRU Police Blotter, Sept. 16 to Sept. 23

September 26, 2014

Sept. 17: Misuse of credit card—Law School. Sept. 17: Possession of drug paraphernalia—Smith House. Sept. 18: Petty theft—unattended computer tablet taken from classroom, DeGrace Hall. Sept. 21: Underage drinking—Denny’s Diner. On the Beat can be contacted at

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