Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
January 24, 12:18 am – Alcohol Intoxication
Sgt. Stufflet was assisting Springfield Police on 1/12/2009 at 11:50 p.m. when he observed a vehicle traveling east on Fairview Road without the headlights activated. The vehicle then struck a utility pole in the vicinity of Cornell Avenue. While speaking with the driver a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. The operator’s appeared dazed and had trouble speaking. After failing several field sobriety tests she was placed under arrest for driving under the influence.
January 8, 2:36 pm – Broken window in classroom
January 9 – Broken window in Clothier Hall
January 14 – Graffiti on walls
January 10 – Faucets deliberately turned on
A resident of Oberlin Avenue reported a wheel cover had been taken from her vehicle. She discovered the item missing on 1/14/2009 and had last seen it on the vehicle three days previously. Chief Craig took the report.
A Rutledge resident reported a suspected theft of packages from her residence in the 200 block of Linden Avenue. She was expecting deliveries on 12/18/2008 and 1/9/09 and the items have not been received. Officer Stilwell took the report.
December 19, 2008, 11:10 am – Stolen Credit Cards
January 14 – Theft of digital camera & cash
January 20, 3:57 pm – Theft of Speakers & microwave
January 23, 8:02 pm – Theft of wallet from locker
January 24, 10:0 am – Theft of backpack
January 24, 10:39 – Theft of Laptop Computer
January 25, 1:53 am – Theft of Backpack/Coat & Wallet
January 26, 2009, 6:30pm – Bat found in main stairwells of McCabe