The Observer

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

April 22, 2016

So this is it.  We have reached the end of another academic year. Depending on your perspective, this year may have flown by like a meteor or dragged on like a receding glacier, but either way, it is over. The Case Western Reserve University Police Department will keep an eye on the campus while you ...

On the Beat: Theft on campus

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko

September 18, 2015

I often man tables at information fairs and other campus events, and I often get asked, “So what happens here at Case?” By that they mean criminal activity, I assume. While I am always tempted to throw a curveball (the rate of human sacrifice is quite high, but we’ve been working on that) I ...

Police Blotter: Sept. 9 to Sept. 16

September 18, 2015

Sept. 10: Felony theft—Wallet taken from backpack at Phi Delta Theta between 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 and 10:00 a.m. on Sept. 11 Sept. 11: Underage drinking—Two students transported from Cutler House to UH ER; student conduct referral Sept. 12: Underage drinking—Hospital transport from Carlton Commons; student cond...

CWRU Police Blotter, Dec. 2 through Jan. 14

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

January 16, 2015

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

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. 11 to Nov. 18

November 21, 2014

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,...

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...

Alert, Alert

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

October 3, 2014

As we settle into our fall routines, history tells us that, at some point, everyone’s phone will start to quiver, bark or play whatever ringtone you have. When you look to check it out, you will see a Case Western Reserve University alert staring back at you. So what are security alerts, and why do...

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