• Officers received a call that at Candler field off of Peavine Creek there was a small fire on Sunday evening. When officers arrived and noticed a small brush fire, the fire department then extinguished the fire. A 20-by-20 foot area was burned down and all information was turned over to the fire department for further review.
• A student left his bike outside the Rollins School of Public Health last Friday and upon his return found the bike missing.
He described the bike as a Trek brand that was red in color and valued at $320. The bike was secured with a combination lock that was also taken. The case has been turned over to an investigator.
• Officers responded to a burglar alarm at the Candler Mansion on Briarcliff Road where they located two persons on the location who said they were visitors and had not seen the sign posted around the area saying that entry was prohibited on Sunday around 4 p.m.
The area was secured and the persons were allowed to leave without any further problem.
• Officers responded to a call that an underage male student in Harris Hall had consumed too much alcohol. Emory’s Emergency Medical Services were contacted, and the student was transferred to the hospital where he was then turned over to Campus Life. He had been drinking earlier in the evening, although no locations were given.
— Compiled by Contributing Writer Nicholas Sommariva
• Emory Police Department (EPD) responded to Trimble Hall on April 17 at approximately 2:18 a.m. Officers who arrived at the third floor of the residential hall found three unknown males banging on the door of a room on the floor and yelling for the student inside to let them in. One of the males outside the door said he lived in the room. The Resident Advisor on the floor unlocked the door and noticed that the student inside was blocking the door. The roommate outside the door appeared to have been drinking. Officers contacted Emory Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The subject was transported to Emory University Hospital for further care.
• EPD received a report from a female student at Clairmont Residential Center D Building on April 16 at about 10 p.m. The student said when she arrived at her room at approximately 9 p.m., there was a male, about 5’9” and wearing a black shirt and black jeans, standing near her door. The subject said he was looking for a person named “Cletus.” The student told him there was no person by that name in the building, and the subject left the scene. Officers are unsure if the subject was affiliated with Emory.
• EPD officers responded to a hit-and-run at the intersection between Oxford Road and Eagle Row on April 20. The incident occurred some time between 1:01 p.m. and 1:50 p.m. that day. EPD officers met with officers from the DeKalb Police Department who said a white vehicle was struck by a green BMW while the former was driving on Oxford Road. The DeKalb police were looking around the Emory campus for the green car when EPD officers arrived on location. When the driver of the green car pulled up in front of the Administration Building, one of the EPD officers detained the driver and identified the subject as an Emory student. The case was turned over to the DeKalb Police Department for further investigation.
— Compiled by Staff Writer Hillary Li
• Emory Police Department (EPD) received a call about a theft from Woodruff Residential Center on April 3. A male student at the residential hall said person(s) unknown stole his Wayfarer prescription glasses, valued at approximately $300. He said he put the glasses in his backpack when he went to sleep in his room at 2:00 a.m. When he awoke at 11:00 a.m. that day he went to retrieve his glasses and found they were missing. The student experienced the same incident last semester, at which time the glasses were later returned to his room. The case has been turned over to an investigator.
• EPD responded to calls about property damage at 22 Eagle Row, the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house, on April 4 at approximately 11:55 p.m. The incident included damage to three vehicles: a Honda CR-V, a Honda Civic and a Honda Accord, parked in the lot of the house. Due to inclement weather, a tree by the house fell and struck the three cars before landing on the house as well. When it struck the house, it caused water to leak into a stairwell from the roof of the house. Emory Facilities Management was notified of the damage, and owners of the vehicles were contacted.
• EPD responded to an incident at Woodruff Circle, outside the Woodruff Memorial Building, on April 5 at about 11:36 p.m. after receiving calls from a night mechanic at the location. The caller expressed concerns about a person in the area. Officers who arrived at the location made contact with a white male student at the bus stop on Woodruff Circle. The subject appeared to be intoxicated, and told officers he had been drinking in a room inside Harris Hall. He was told to lie down and breathe rapidly, at which time he began to lose consciousness. He was transported to Emory Hospital, and Campus Life was notified.
— Compiled by Staff Writer Hillary Li
- Emory Police Department (EPD) officers and DeKalb County Fire and Rescue responded on Jan. 22 at 6:00 p.m. to a call about a medical emergency at the Mason Guest House on Clairmont Campus. The guest who experienced the medical emergency was a recent transplant recipient and passed away later that night in the company of family members. The cause of death was unknown at the time of the report, but a medical examiner at the location did not suspect foul play.
- EPD officers noticed damage to one of the sculptures, titled “Whisper Chair,” on Tull Plaza across from the anthropology building on Jan. 22 at 12:14 a.m. The officers found the sculpture turned upside-down and 15 feet away from its usual location, its anchoring cables cut. The incident has been turned over to an investigator.
- The house director of 10 Eagle Row contacted EPD about criminal damage to property that took place sometime between Jan. 19 at 9:35 p.m. and Jan. 20 at 9:00 a.m. The house director had found the words “gay,” “100 percent Catholic” and “f–k Jesus” on the rear and side brick walls of 10 Eagle Row. Facilities management removed the graffiti. The case has been turned over to an investigator.
- EPD officers responded to a call about a person down due to alcohol on the first floor of McTyeire Hall Jan. 19 at 8:42 a.m. The subject, a white male student born in 1991, had walked into a female resident’s room, walked out, then walked back in and got into her bed. The subject was also seen in the women’s restroom and had vomited outside that restroom. EPD officers escorted the subject back to his own room. He stated that he had only had four beers at Los Loros. When recommended for further medical evaluation, the subject refused transport to the hospital. The subject was left in his resident adviser’s care.
— Compiled by Managing Editor Nina Dutton
- An incident of reckless driving took place at the pickup driveway of the Glenn School for Young Children on Nov. 2 from 12:18 to 12:23 p.m. A blue Toyota was going the wrong way into the driveway as parents were picking up their children from the carpool lane. Once the driver of the blue Toyota realized that there were children in the lane, he had to back up his vehicle, causing the parents and children to have to move out of the way of the car. The driver, who appeared to be in his late teens, had light brown hair and glasses. The case has been turned over to an investigator.
- A cyclist was struck by a vehicle on Nov. 2 at 5:23 p.m. The driver was traveling west on North Decatur Road toward Emory Village, and the cyclist was in a closed traffic lane that was marked off with construction barrels. As the vehicle moved onto the sidewalk, the driver turned her car to enter Fishburne parking deck, and the vehicle’s right front fender struck the cyclist.
- The Emory Police Department (EPD) received a call about an intoxicated person near Few Hall on Nov. 12 at 2:12 a.m. When officers arrived at the location, a staff member told them that an intoxicated male student was in the passenger seat of his service truck. The 20-year-old student, who was slurring his speech, was transported to Emory University Hospital. At 3:02 a.m., EPD received a call from the hospital about a patient running away from the emergency room. A description of the patient matched that of the intoxicated male student found earlier near Few and Evans Halls. EPD officers met with the student at Alabama Hall, where he is a resident, and convinced him that he should return to the hospital. In the course of securing medical attention for the student, the student stated that he had stolen the laptop he had with him from somewhere else. EPD officers found that the laptop and a wireless mouse had been stolen from the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity house. The laptop, valued at $1,000, and mouse were damaged, but the owner of items stated that he did not want to prosecute the other student for the theft and damage.
— Compiled by Managing Editor Nina Dutton
• On Oct. 1 at 2:08 a.m., a possibly intoxicated Emory student was found on campus. Officers described him as Asian and wearing only a pair of socks while standing in front of the Center for Ethics. When the officer made contact with him, he was waving his arms in the air and shouting incoherently as he walked back and forth in front of the building. Officers were able to locate a friend and transported him to the hospital for medical attention. The incident has been reported to Campus Life.
• Theft by taking occurred on Oct. 2 at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) house on 18 Eagle Row. The uninvited guest was escorted out by security at the location. The subject was almost handcuffed before going into the house on 16 Eagle Row. He grabbed a swimming pool flotation device and tried to run out with it. The security officer said he wasn’t interested in prosecution. The SAE president also decided not to prosecute.
• On Oct. 2, there was a complaint at the Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) house that beer bottles were being thrown from the direction of house #10 toward House #8. One student said he heard glass break and saw three males on the front porch of #10. The students said they didn’t throw any bottles, but the person who did it ran inside. No damage was done.
• On Oct. 2, students were allegedly involved in suspicious activity. Several male subjects were caught throwing beer and urinating on a dark-colored vehicle on the 2nd level of Clifton tower’s parking deck. Five students were in front of the location. One student stated that he had drank at least 15 beers while in the room of a 19-year-old student. A Campus Life professional has been contacted.
— Compiled by Managing Editor Nina Dutton
- EPD officers observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Emory Inn on Clifton Road on Aug. 27 at 2:13 a.m. Officers found a 39-year-old female subject, with no affiliation with the University, asleep in the green Toyota Corolla. The subject stated that she did not want to go home at that time because she was tired and that she had just pulled in to the lot sleep for a while. An officer advised the subject that she could not sleep in the lot, and she left without further incident.
- EPD officers made contact with an 18-year-old Emory student who appeared to need medical attention for alcohol intoxication on the fifth floor of Longstreet-Means Hall on Aug. 28 between 1:47 and 2:20 a.m. EEMS arrived and provided the student with medical attention, but the student did not want to be transported to the hospital. She stated that she had been drinking earlier that night at the Sigma Chi fraternity house and had consumed one rum shot, one lemon drop shot, two sex-on-the-beach shots and two cups of “hunch punch.” The student’s sister, who was present with her at Longstreet-Means hall, said that she would take care of her during the night. Campus Life was notified of the incident.
- A fire alarm went off in room 1312 of Clairmont Tower on Aug. 28 at 8:37 a.m. An EPD officer made contact with a male student who lived in the apartment where the smoke detector had been activated. The student stated that he had been cooking; there were no signs of fire. Facilities Management reset the fire alarm and cancelled a call to the Dekalb County Fire Department.
- EPD officers responded to a call about a person down and underage alcohol use at Evans Hall on Aug. 29 at 1:49 a.m. The subject at that location was an intoxicated, 17-year-old male student who is a resident of Longstreet-Means Hall. The subject stated that he had become intoxicated at an apartment at Highland Lake. EEMS arrived at the location as well and transported the subject to Dekalb Medical Center. Campus Life was notified.
— Compiled by Managing Editor Nina Dutton
• An incident of criminal trespassing took place on Aug. 28 between 12:30 and 4:30 a.m. at the Sigma Chi fraternity house. Emory Police Department (EPD) officers responded to a report of property damage and met a with 21-year-old male student who stated that someone had broken the rearview mirror on the driver’s side of his Volkswagen Jetta. The student stated that he had no idea why anyone would damage his mirror.
• On Aug. 28 at 3:12 a.m. at Harris Hall, EPD officers encountered two students attempting to assist a 19-year-old male student who appeared to be intoxicated. The subject, who is a resident of Harris Hall, stated that he had been drinking earlier and took three shots of alcohol at a restaurant. EPD called Emory Emergency Medical Services (EEMS) to examine the subject, who refused to go to the hospital. The subject was released in the care of another 19-year-old student. The Division of Campus Life was notified of the incident.
• A fire was reported at the Starvine Parking Deck on Aug. 31 at 5:57 p.m. EPD officers arrived at the location and found smoke coming from the underside of a 2010 white Chevrolet Blazer with an Oregon tag. EPD officers located the vehicle and notified the driver. The DeKalb County Fire Department reported to the scene within five minutes, and firefighters broke the vehicle’s rear window to open the trunk. The problem appeared to have been caused by faulty wiring.
• EPD received a report of a suspicious person at Woodruff Library on Sept. 1 at 3:13 a.m. The 21-year-old female caller stated that she saw in front of the library a white female wearing a navy blue sweater, earmuffs, long pants and a shoulder purse carried with the strap across her chest. The subject did not make eye contact with the caller, who stated that the subject seemed to be out of place at the library. EPD officers checked the area but did not find a person matching the caller’s description.
— Compiled by Managing
Editor Nina Dutton
- A burglary occurred sometime between April 2 at 11 p.m. and April 3 at 6:58 a.m. at the construction site of the New Oxford Road Building. Subjects removed $75 worth of copper from the site.
- A resident from the community surrounding Emory filed two noise complaints on April 3. The first call was placed at 8:25 p.m., and the second call was placed at 9:40 p.m. The resident reported extremely loud music and asked if the event was sponsored or not. At the time of the second call, Emory Police Department (EPD) asked the event coordinator to lower the music. The event, which was scheduled to end at 11 p.m., was a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network.
- EPD cited an Emory student on April 4 at 8:10 p.m. for pulling a fire alarm. EPD arrived at 7 Eagle Row to find the student using vulgar and obscene language. The student, who was asked to leave the house for being out of control, pulled the fire alarm out of anger. EPD was advised that the student was very intoxicated. The student refused treatment by Emory’s Emergency Medical Services and continued to be loud and boisterous. It was determined that the student needed to be transferred to Emory University Hospital. An EPD officer was asked to ride with the ambulance in order to help control the student.
- A student reported to EPD on April 5 at midnight that he had lost his cell phone. The student stated that he was fixing the chain on his bicycle at 11 p.m. on April 4 in front of Tarbutton Hall. When he returned to the location, he was able to find the pin he had used to repair his bicycle, but the cell phone was not there.
- A burglary was discovered at the Freshman Four Building construction site between 6 and 7 a.m. on April 6. There were cuts into the fence and many items were taken. The fire contractor for the site lost two Motorola radios, valued collectively at $1000. New South Construction Company faced a loss of $200, including a digital camera taken from a tool shed and damages to the fence. Two drills, each valued at $200 were also stolen. Liberty Enterprises, a subcontractor, lost one $5000 laser and other items from its tool box, valued at $750.
- A theft by taking occurred at Woodruff Library between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on April 6. The subject, a male Emory student left his backpack at a cubicle on the seventh floor. When he returned, the backpack was gone. The backpack, valued at $50, included $20 in cash, credit cards, an Emory card, a wallet, $100 worth of books and a $200 laptop charger.
— Compiled by Contributing
Writer Hilary Gellis
- A theft by taking occurred from Cox Hall on March 17 at approximately 10:30 p.m. A 19-year-old female student stated that she was instructed to leave her personal belongings, including her $800 HP laptop, in the area while she attended a class in the kitchen at that location and that the food court was closed at that time. When the student returned, her laptop was missing.
- Emory Police Department (EPD) responded to the area near the Dobbs University Center and Alabama Hall on March 19 at 4:11 a.m. in response to a report of person down due to alcohol intoxication. EPD officers made contact with an unresponsive, 19-year-old male student. Emory Emergency Medical Services and DeKalb County Police Department officers responded to the location, and the student was transported to Emory University Hospital for further treatment. The student lives on campus and is originally from Illinois.
- Three people became stuck in an elevator in Harris Hall on March 19 at 6:29 p.m. There were two male students and one female student and the elevator become stuck on the fourth level of the building. DeKalb County Fire Department arrived and freed the students from the elevator. The Division of Campus Life was notified of the event. At 7:17 p.m., other individuals become stuck in the elevator at the same location but were subsequently freed. The resident adviser and the Division of Campus Life were notified, and the elevator was placed out of service at that time.
- EPD received several noise complaints on March 21 between 12:27 and 1 a.m. in regards to loud music coming from Eagle Row. Residents from Emory Road called EPD, who contacted the off-duty DeKalb County Police Department officer at the location. After four reports, the band at the location was asked to stop playing.
— Compiled by Senior Editor Tasha Posid