• 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
• On Sept. 26 at 9:53 a.m., a grey Toyota car rolled out of its parking space on its own at the Lowergate South Parking Deck. The shift on the car was between drive and neutral. The car itself did not make contact with other vehicles.
• On Sept. 25 at 9:36 p.m. at Woodruff Library, an Emory student stated that unidentified subjects took her computer from her study carrel on the 8th floor. She left her carrel and returned to find her charging cable still in the location, but not her laptop. Her laptop, an Apple MacBook Pro, was valued at $1,100. The incident has been turned over to an investigator.
• On Sept. 25 between 1:25 and 2 p.m., a male visitor to the University went for a swim at the Clairmont Campus Pool and returned to the men’s locker room to find his brown wallet missing. It was secured with a combination lock. The wallet had credit cards and a driver license inside. The incident has been turned over to an investigator.
• On Sept. 25 between 3:53 and 4:10 a.m. officers made contact with four individuals at Asbury Circle and McTyeire Drive. The individuals were carrying street signs stolen from posts removed from areas around campus. When officers made contact, three of the individuals ran away. One was contacted. He stated that he didn’t know the other individuals’ names and that they were at a fraternity party consuming alcohol right before the incident occurred. The incident has been turned over to an investigator.
• On Sept. 25 at 1:51 a.m., a fire alarm went off at 20 Eagle Row. The person responsible was a white male who was cooking food at the time. Residence Life has been notified.
• On Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. on the patio of Few Hall, unknown individuals lit a pile of pine straw on fire. When the Emory Police Department (EPD) arrived, the fire was put out. Campus Life was notified.
— Compiled by Staff Writer Nenad Tadic
• 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
- DeKalb County Fire Department responded to a call at 12:35 a.m. on March 30 on the third floor of Clairmont Tower. The smoke alarm was activated after a smoke fire started in the oven. At 12:45 a.m., DeKalb County Fire Department declared the building safe. The residents of the apartment, who were baking brownies, stated that the smoke fire was likely a result of the oven being cleaned the day before. Campus Life was notified.
- An act of intolerance occurred on March 30 between 11:15 p.m. and March 31 at 6:20 p.m. A 19-year-old female resident of Woodruff Residential Center admitted to EPD that she parked her car crooked in the Woodruff Residential parking lot. When she returned on March 31, she found a note on her window written on an Emory Parking Office envelope. The note, which contained very foul language telling her to “park better,” was followed by an image of a swastika.
- An Emory student called EPD on March 31 at 1 a.m. after he observed suspicious activity on the third floor of Cox Hall. When EPD arrived at Cox Hall, they saw three subjects running from the location. They were unable to make contact, but found several ceiling tiles knocked out. One light fixture was also damaged. EPD contacted Facilities Management to repair the damages. The amount of damages was unknown and the case was turned over to an investigator.
- Two staff members reported to EPD that they were approached by a white male near the chemistry building sometime between 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on April 1. Staff members described the subject as between the age of 60 and 65, with particularly grey hair and an odor of alcohol on his breath. The subject was staggering behind the staff members and shouted obscene and explicit comments at them. He consistently stuck his tongue out at them as well. As they passed a house on Oxford Road, people from inside appeared to recognize the subject and brought him into the house.
- EPD located an unconscious, intoxicated underage male student on the second floor of the C Building on April 1 at 11:00 p.m. The subject accidentally entered the wrong apartment but refused to leave. He damaged the light fixtures and urinated on a couch. He also attempted to eat frozen microwavable meals and spilled food all over the kitchen floor. EPD requested that he receive medical care, but after refusing, he was left in the care of Campus Life officials. The damage was estimated to be about $200.
— Compiled by Contributing
Writer Hilary Gellis
- Emory Police Department (EPD) responded to Kyoto Joe’s at the request of DeKalb County Police Department on Aug. 28 at 11:39 p.m. DeKalb County Police Department officers had stopped a vehicle at the location and had identified the driver and passengers at Emory students. Officers identified two 19-year-old females, three 19-year-old males and one other student. All of the students were cited for not wearing a seatbelt, and one of the female students was cited for littering at the location. The driver was issued a second citation for creating a hazardous or offensive condition as well.
- On Aug. 30 at 3:42 a.m., EPD officers responded to Woodruff Residential Center and found a 19-year-old female student lying on the second floor near the elevator. Emory Emergency Medical Services was called. The female student said that she had taken three to four shots of vodka in her own room and that she didn’t need medical help. The student was left in the care of her roommate at the location. The Division of Campus Life was notified.
- EPD responded to an incident at Clifton Tower Apartments on Aug. 30 between 6:09 a.m. and 6:54 a.m. after a girlfriend and boyfriend got into a dispute. Someone reported that the boyfriend was being loud and disorderly and officers who arrived at the location detected the odor of alcohol on him. The two students told officers that they had become involved in an argument earlier that evening at a party. The student was returned to his residence and the information has been turned over to the Division of Campus Life.
- EPD received a report that one of the Cliff shuttles was on fire at the intersection of Clifton Road and Briarcliff Road. EPD officers arrived at the location on Aug. 31 at 10:56 p.m. at the request of DeKalb County Police Department’s vehicular fire call. The Motorolla radio on the Cliff transport bus had caught on fire, but the fire was limited to that location and did not spread to the rest of the bus. The fire was extinguished by the time EPD arrived and the bus was towed from the location.
- Emory Police Department officers were dispatched to Turman Residential Center on Feb. 4 at 1:35 a.m. after a Resident Adviser at the location smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the second floor stairwell area. The R.A. and EPD officers also observed that someone had broken two exit signs and removed a handrail from the front wall in the same area.
- EPD officers responded to a fire alarm at 22 Eagle Row on Feb. 5. Officers smelled cigarette smoke on the second floor near a resident’s door and spoke with the resident about not smoking in his room. Officers also smelled the odor of marijuana in the second floor hall area but could not confirm which room the odor originated from.
- On Feb. 4 at 7:46 p.m., EPD officers responded to Woodruff Circle after a 65-year-old white male subject refused to leave the South DeKalb Mall shuttle bus. The subject had missed the last run to the mall, where he had parked his car, and confronted the driver of the shuttle bus while using obscene language. EPD officers provided the subject with transport to South DeKalb Mall.
- A University staff member reported that someone removed the Department of Comparative Literature’s digital camera from the Callaway Memorial Center sometime between Oct. 15 and Feb. 5. The camera is kept in an unlocked cabinet in the department’s office, and is valued at $140.
- EPD officers responded to a fire at the Zeta Beta Tau house on Feb. 7 after a 20-year-old male student attempted to dry his pants on the stove. The student stated that he fell asleep while his pants were still on the stove and found them on fire when he woke up. He removed his pants from the stove and the fire was put out. There was no damage to the kitchen area of the house. EPD officers contacted the house director at the location.
- A 2000 gray Chevrolet Brazer was impounded at the intersection of Clifton Road and Michael Street on April 17 at 11:30 a.m. An Emory Police Department officer stopped the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt. The officer suspended the driver’s registration.
- EPD officers reported to Clifton Road on April 17 at 5:15 p.m. when a 1994 Infinity Q45 became engulfed in flames. The driver of the vehicle was driving away from the hospital when another driver yelled to him that his vehicle was on fire. The driver exited the vehicle, and officers shut down traffic on Clifton Road. DeKalb Fire Department put out the fire and towed the vehicle.
- EPD received a noise complaint on April 18 at 10:09 p.m. from an off-campus resident about the noise coming form Relay for Life at the Woodruff P.E. Center field. EPD informed the caller of how long the event was going to last for and asked the participants at the location to lower the noise volume at the event.
- An EPD officer responded to 11 Eagle Row on April 18 at 7:42 p.m. Someone who had been cooking on the stove had set off the smoke alarm. There was no fire, and officers used a fan to get rid of the smoke.
- An EPD officer observed that someone had thrown the frame of a futon over the second floor balcony of Longstreet Hall on April 20 at 2:34 a.m. A prospective student and two residents were in the hallway at the location. The resident of the room where the futon had come from said they had put the futon in the hallway to throw away at a later time and did not throw the frame over the balcony. The said they did not know who did it.
- EPD officers observed a male subject leaving the Chi Phi house with an open can of beer on April 20 at 3:03 a.m. The subject said he was an Emory student and was 19, but failed to provide a student identification number. The officer attempted to confirm that information, but the subject then admitted he was 18 and a student at Druid Hills High School. The subject said that he and two friends went to the Chi Phi house to drink. Officers arrested him and transported him to DeKalb County Jail.
- Emory Police Department officers and Emory Medical Services responded to a report of a person down due to alcohol intoxication in Harris Hall on March 18 at 11:40 p.m. EMS treated the 18-year-old female Emory student who was not responsive at the time. EMS transported her to the Emory University Hospital.
- A theft occurred at the Emory Pediatric Clinic on March 19 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. A 44-year-old staff member reported that his black walet had been stolen, which contained $20 in cash, his Emory card and credit cards. He said that he had left his wallet unsecured on a desk while he was out of the lab and that many people had access to the lab. Charges from a gas station were made to one of the credit cards.
- A 19-year-old Emory student reported that on March 19 between 10 and 10:30 p.m., $25 and her Emory card had been stolen from the Woodruff Library. The student told EPD that she took a break from work and when she returned to the location, the items were missing.
- EPD responded to a fire on the second floor of Turman South that occurred on March 20 at 11:23 p.m. An individual had set a cigarette down on newspaper and it had ignited. An EPD officer arrived at the location with a fire extinguisher and found several individuals attempting to put out the fire with water. The room belongs to a 19-year-old male student. The case has been turned over to the Division of Campus Life.
- On March 21 at 12:30 p.m., the Emory Clinic notified EPD that a personal care home resident was missing. A 56-year-old white male patient at the facility with mild dementia had failed to show up for an 11 a.m. appointment and could not be located. EPD checked all of the clinics and broad casted the missing person report to surrounding police stations and counties. They also initiated “Mattie’s call” to all statewide networks and notified hospitals in the local area. The Alzheimer’s Association was also notified and they employed a canine search and rescue unit to meet EPD. The individual was successfully located at a Mrs. Winners Chicken and Biscuits later that evening at 7 p.m.
• A 20-year-old male student told Emory Police Department that between Jan. 20 at 12:57 p.m. and Jan. 26 at 1:51 p.m., persons unknown used his Emory card identification number to order $36 worth of pizza from Domino’s Pizza. The complainant stated that he had been out of town in Virgini a during the time of the purchases.
• On Jan. 30 at 3:22 a.m. EPD received a report that an individual was trapped on the elevator in the Sigma Delta Tau lodge. DeKalb County Fire Department was notified and was able to evacuate the student. Officers also notified the Schindler Elevator Company and temporarily put the elevator out of service.
• A theft occurred on Jan. 30 12:35 p.m. after a 21-year-old male student left his black Nike book bag in the first floor men’s locker room in the Woodruff P.E. Center. His bag contained his workout clothes and Emory card and the total value of the loss is $380.
• Persons unknown activated a fire alarm from the first floor pull station of Longstreet Hall on Jan. 31 at 11:07 p.m. There were no signs of smoke or fire and EPD determined that it was a false alarm. The Division of Campus Life was also notified.
• Another false fire alarm was reported at 11:25 p.m. on Jan. 31 from Means Hall. The pull station on the first floor was activated, but there were no signs of smoke or fire in the building. After the fire alarm went off, several students did not leave the building and had to be asked to evacuate. No one has admitted to activating the alarm.
• On Feb. 1 at 10:20 p.m., a resident advisor in Harris Hall discovered a McDonough Field sign lying adjacent to the exterior of the building. An officer arrived at the location and returned the sign.
Emory Police Department received a report on Jan. 13 at 2:55 p.m. that there was smoke inside of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority lodge. DeKalb County Fire Department was contacted and it was discovered that a microwave in the building was smoking, although there was no active fire. EPD and the fire department unplugged the microwave and found burnt food inside which is what they believed caused the smoke alarm to go off.
A theft by taking occurred sometime between Nov. 1 and Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. A female student reported that she had left her Rally men’s style bicycle, red in color, at the Plaza Level inside Building F of the Clairmont Campus. The student stated that she had not secured her bike to the rack when she last saw it in November and that when she returned on Jan. 10, the bike was missing. The bike has a Berry College sticker on it and is valued at $30.
A burglary occurred sometime between Dec. 19 at 1 a.m. and Jan. 15 at 8 a.m. in Harris Hall. A 19-year-old male student reported that a $600 Sony Playstation and a game, valued at $60, were not in his room when he returned to school after the break. He locked his room on Dec. 19 when he left, but when he returned from break the items were missing.
EPD received a similar report from another student, 18, within the same time period, who told police that his Sony Playstation and four games were missing from his room when he returned from break. The male student, who lives on the third floor of Harris Hall, stated that he locked his door on Dec. 18 when he left for the break and returned before his roommate at the beginning of this semester. There were no signs of forced entry and the value of the loss was $830.
On Jan. 16 between 4:15 and 5:15 p.m. and EPD officer responded to 1364 Clifton Road in regards to a person trying to leave the hospital. EPD responded with Emory Public Safety officials who were involved in assisting at the location. The individual, a 59-year-old black female, trying to leave the hospital was located and transported for further evaluation to a mental health facility at Grady Hospital.