The Observer

Bennett: Remembering minority safety with an increased police presence

Edward Bennett, Guest Columnist

November 18, 2016

Over the past few weeks, there has been an array of security incidents on or near Case Western Reserve University’s campus. All students know the routine of receiving security alerts when an incident is reported to the police department. The tensions have worsened between people who live in the surround...

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...

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...

Rounding third

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

March 18, 2016

Spring Break is over—hopefully everyone had a good break and is returning to campus with clean laundry and a refreshed attitude. This is it: the last six weeks of class, the last lap, home stretch, final push or whatever other cliché fits. Finals and commencement, once impossibly distant, are now...

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...

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...

Protect your burrow

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

January 29, 2016

So next week is Groundhog Day, my favorite rodent-based holiday. The gist of the day is to observe what the groundhog does when it emerges from its burrow to determine how far away winter’s end is. (Some scientists speculate that groundhogs emerge every year at the same time not to make weather predictions...

Cabin fever

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

January 22, 2016

As a lifetime Clevelander there are a lot of things I like about my city, and I always encourage my out-of-town friends to visit and see for themselves—except in January. January in Cleveland is usually a month of frozen ponds, darkness by dinnertime and cold winds that seem to penetrate any coat....

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