Weekly Safety Report

March 28 – April 11, 2016



April 9, 3:47 a.m. (In a Campus Residence): Campus Safety responded to a call of a student requesting an ambulance. After the student described their symptoms, the officer offered to transport the student in order to save the cost of an ambulance ride. The student was told to call when they required a ride back to campus. 

April 10, 1:23 a.m. (In a Campus Residence): Campus Safety and WEMS responded to a call of a highly intoxicated student. Upon assessment it was determined that the student should seek further medical attention. Paramedics were called and were preparing to transport the student when the student spoke up that they did not want to go to the Emergency Room. The paramedics helped the student to the Campus Safety officer’s patrol car and the officer transported the student back to their room.


April 2, 12:30 a.m. (Lausanne Hall): Campus Safety received a fire alarm on the office panel. Students evacuated the building and officers began to search the building for the cause. A student informed an officer that a resident of the building hit a sprinkler with their head. The officer was then informed that there was water rushing out of a basement room. Housing and Community Life worked to find housing arrangements for basement residents. Maintenance and facilities organized to work on the standing water in the hall. CM’s staffed the floor and monitored doors while the hall was closed.  The student who broke the sprinkler head and caused the flooding was identified.



March 31, 9:15 a.m. (Southwood Hall): Campus Safety responded to a request to dispose of some items left in a student’s room after they allowed an unauthorized guest to stay several nights. Campus Safety collected the items, searched them for illegal materials and then disposed of the items.

March 31, 10:54 p.m. (Kaneko Commons): Campus Safety responded to the possession of marijuana paraphernalia. The officer arrived and spoke with the resident of the room, explaining the University’s smoke-free and marijuana policies. The paraphernalia was photographed and confiscated.

April 1, 4:00 p.m. (Matthews Hall): Campus Safety received a report of the smell of marijuana in the hallway. The officer, accompanied by a Housing and Community Life staff member, located the room the smell was coming from. The officer entered the room and located the marijuana and paraphernalia. The items were confiscated. 

April 9, 9:19 p.m. (Collins Science Center): While completing daily building checks, the Campus Safety officer encountered what appeared to be a party in a classroom in Collins. There were many voices and the sound of glassware. Officers entered the room and encountered approximately 20 students as well as beer cans and bottles. Officers collected ID cards and explained that alcohol is prohibited in academic buildings. The empty containers were collected and disposed of.



March 28, 12:39 p.m. (Campus): Campus Safety received a report of several Smoke-Free Campus signs that have been stolen.

March 30, 2:25 p.m. (Baxter Hall): Campus Safety received a report from a student regarding cash that was missing from their wallet. The wallet was lost and turned in to Campus Safety. When the student checked the contents upon pickup, the student noticed the cash missing. 

April 6, 10:45 a.m. (University Center): Campus Safety was contacted by an employee reporting that their wireless mouse was missing as well as that her computer possibly tampered with while they were out. WITS advised that no maintenance was done on their computer while the employee was gone. 

April 10, 10:06 p.m. (Hatfield Library): Campus Safety responded to a call from a Library employee regarding a suspicious person who set off the anti-theft alarm as they exited the building. When asked to stop, the individual continued and disappeared from sight. The officer responded to see if the individual would return to the Library, but found no one matching the description.



March 28, 3:42 p.m. (Sparks Parking Lot): Campus Safety received a report from a student who discovered damage to their vehicle that was not there when they parked it.


March 30, (In a Campus Residence): Campus Safety responded to a call to complete a welfare check. The student was not in their room. The reporting party was called back and the officers gathered more information. The reporting party disclosed to the officers that the student was considering personal harm. Salem Police was called. Campus Safety and Salem Police were able to make contact with the student. It was determined that the student would be safe until the morning at which point they could meet with someone.