Bi-College Crime Blotter
By biconews On 29 Feb, 2000 At 05:00 AM | Categorized As Archives | With 0 Comments


Bryn Mawr College

Monday, Feb. 7

3:27 p.m. Computer Services staff reported a student attempting to utilize the computers in Guild Hall over the weekend to create false identification. Matter referred to the Dean’s Office.

2:23 p.m. Report received of a visitor, previously prohibited from being on campus, seen in Radnor Hall. Investigation continuing.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

9:07 a.m. An unregistered vehicle, belonging to a resident student, was “BOOTED” while illegally parked in the Gateway Parking Lot. The “BOOT” was removed after payment of fines and the purchase of a parking permit.

2:23 p.m. A small white dog was turned over to the Lower Merion Police Animal Warden, after being found on New Gulph Road near the Merion Lot entrance by a student.

4:26 p.m. Officers responded to Helfarian on a fire alarm, and found it had been activated by a portable electric heater. Facilities Services staff removed the defective heater.

4:49 p.m. Four incidents of theft from a student’s room were reported by a resident of Pembroke East. Investigation continuing.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

8:50 a.m. Officers investigated a two-car accident between a member of college staff and a graduate student at the corner of Wyndon and North Roberts Roads. No injuries. Parties exchanged insurance information.

1:41 p.m. Report was received that a large truck delivering food to Haffner Dining Hall struck and severely damaged a college light pole and drove off without stopping. Delivery company known and notified. Investigation continuing.

9:19 p.m. Officers investigated an accident when the Blue Bus struck a car, belonging to a commuter student, parked in Merion Parking Lot. Minor damage. No injuries.

Thursday, Feb. 10

5:10 p.m. Officer on patrol removed a bicycle that was chained and blocking an emergency exit door at Rockefeller Hall. Bike taken to Public Safety.

Friday, Feb. 11

6:24 a.m. Staff at the Health Center report receiving a suspicious call, supposedly from a Bell Telephone repairman. Investigation determined it was an attempt by the caller to fraudulently manipulate the phone so the college would be billed for long distance calls.

9:11 a.m. Officers investigated a minor motor vehicle accident when a member of staff drove into Erdman Lot, and struck a parked delivery truck. No damage to truck. Minor damage to car. No injuries.

4:19 p.m. A member of Wyndham staff reported a wallet and small amount of cash missing from a kitchen area. Investigation continuing.

4:38 p.m. Health Center staff report another fraudulent phone call similar to the one reported earlier. Reports forwarded to Lower Merion Police.

Saturday, Feb. 12

12:53 p.m. Officers responded to the front of Thomas Hall on a report that a member of faculty had slipped and fallen. The injured woman was transported to Bryn Mawr Hospital. An officer placed some salt on the area and notified Facilities Services.

Bryn Mawr Crime blotter for the week of February 14-19

Monday, Feb. 14

1:40 a.m. Officers responded to Denbigh Hall on a report of a smoke detector being activated, and found that a burning candle was the cause. Resident advised of campus regulations. Report forwarded to Residential Life.

8:49 p.m. Officers responded to Merion Parking Lot Exit and New Gulph Road and determined that a resident student, running for the Blue Bus, slipped on ice and slid under the bus, which ran over both her legs. The resident was transported by ambulance to Medical College of Pennsylvania for treatment of leg injuries.

Tuesday, Feb. 15

2:58 p.m. The dog of a student’s father was found by an officer, and returned to the owner.

Wedenesday, Feb. 16

1:58 p.m. An Undergraduate Special Student reported two credit cards taken from her wallet while it was left unattended in Collier Library between 10 and 11 a.m. that day.

2:14 p.m. A resident student reported that she injured her ankle while walking in Taft Garden. Officers transported her to the Health Center for treatment.

Thursday, Feb. 17

2:33 p.m. Officers responded to Rockefeller Courtyard, where a Haverford College student reported that his parked car was struck and damaged by an unknown vehicle on Thursday, February 3.

Friday, Feb. 18

1:09 a.m. Officers responded to a fire alarm in Rockefeller Hall, and found it had been activated by a pot left burning on a pantry stove.

Saturday. Feb. 19

12:08 a.m. A resident student was taken to Bryn Mawr Hospital, by officers, as a result of consuming too much alcohol.

12:25 a.m. A resident student was taken to the Health Center, by friends, as a result of the over consumption of alcohol.

1:16 a.m. Complaints received from residents of Pembroke Hall that a group of unescorted males were walking the halls. Subjects were found, and were leaving the area.

2:44 a.m. An unescorted male was found walking around Erdman Hall. The subject was placed in contact with host, and officers resumed patrol.

A Haverford College student was directed to leave a dance and campus, as a result of a complaint from a resident student.

Haverford College

Monday, Feb. 7

10:57 am. Theft - Ryan Gym Locker Room

A student’s cardholder was stolen from her jacket hanging in the Ryan women’s locker room on Feb. 2 between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Stolen were her ID, copy card, dorm key, and $36 in cash.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

8:06 a.m. Theft - Haverford Road

A door from a front end loader working on a cell phone tower construction site off Haverford Road was stolen overnight between 5 p.m. Tuesday. Feb. 8 and 7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9. Its estimated value was $600. Haverford Police also filed a report.

Sunday, Feb. 13

2:35 a.m. Vandalism - HCA Trail

Two suspects were observed tipping over the south HCA Trail gate mechanism box, breaking it from its concrete base. The men, believed to he students, were last seen running north up the trail.

2:42 a.m. Vandalism - HCA Trail

The north gate arm was broken off, probably by the same two suspects noted above.

8:36 p.m. Motor Vehicle Theft - 800 Ardmore Ave. Lot

A BMC student’s car was stolen from the HCA parking lot adjacent to 800 Ardmore Ave. sometime between 6 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 13.

9:59 p.m. Fire - 19 Hannum Drive

A fire was discovered in a trash can outside 19 HCA. It was extinguished quickly by Security.

Haverford Crime blotter for the week of Feb. 14-20

Officers from Safety & Security handled 377 incidents during this period, including 27 lockouts, 22 maintenance problems, 78 special building checks and nine alarms. Dorm doors

were found unsecured 155 times.

There were no alcohol illness cases this week.

Thursday, Feb. 17

6:56 p.m. Fire - 800 Ardmore Ave.

A bush outside 800 Ardmore Ave. was discovered on fire. A nearby resident extinguished the fire, but the cause of the fire was unknown possibly careless cigarette disposal.

Friday, Feb. 18

8:58 p.m. Theft - Admission Office

A laptop computer valued at $1449 was stolen from an office in Admissions between 7:15 and 10 p.m. while prospective students were using the offices to phone home.

1:12 p.m. Forgery - Campus

Local police are investigating a report of a forged and counterfeit college check.

Saturday. Feb. 19

2:48 a.m. Vandalism - HCA Trail

The gate arm at the south end of the HCA Trail was broken off.

Sunday, Feb. 20

2:31 am. Disturbance - 34 Hannum Drive

Two groups of students got into a physical altercation while departing from an HCA party. Neither side wished to make a formal complaint when it was broken up by Security.

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