The Swatter: September 14 – September 21

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.

Suspicious Odor

Date: Monday, September 14, 2015
Time: 04:40 PM
Location: Wharton Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to the report of a gas/oil odor in the Wharton courtyard area. The source of odor was determined to be construction equipment.
Status: Closed

Suspicious Odor

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time: 09:17 PM
Location: Beardsley Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to Beardsley Hall for an odor of something burning. Upon investigation, no odor was found.
Status: Investigation

Investigation of Person(s)

Date: Friday, September 18, 2015
Time: 02:25 PM
Location: Phi Psi Fraternity House
Synopsis: Public Safety received a report about a Swarthmore student offering a fellow Swarthmore student illegal substances. Matter is under investigation.
Status: Investigation

Sexual Assault

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: 02:22 AM
Location: Old Club
Synopsis: Public Safety received a report from a Swarthmore College student about inappropriate physical contact from an unknown male during a party. Matter under investigation and referred to the Title IX Coordinator.
Status: Title IX referral

Noise Complaint

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: 07:34 PM
Location: Worth Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety received an anonymous report about a loud party in Worth courtyard. It was also reported that there was a strong odor of marijuana. Officers responded; there was no odor of marijuana. The party host complied with officers’ request to turn down the music.
Status: Closed

Investigation of Person(s)

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: 07:46 PM
Location: David Kemp Residence Hall
Synopsis: Public Safety received a report of a 40-50 year old white male in the stairwell of David Kemp. Officers responded and identified the individual as a parent of a student.
Status: Closed

Fire Alarm

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time: 12:50 AM
Location: Delta Upsilon Fraternity House
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a fire alarm within Delta Upsilon Fraternity House. There was no sign of smoke or fire. It was determined that an unknown person had pulled the alarm.
Status: Closed

Fire Alarm

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time: 07:54 PM
Location: Mary Lyons 4
Synopsis: Public Safety responded to a fire alarm within Mary Lyon Residence Hall. There was no sign of fire but there was smoke. The cause for activation was burned food.
Status: Closed

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