• 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
•An Emory Police Department (EPD) officer responded to McTyeire Hall on March 31 at approximately 8:00 p.m. He was patrolling the area around the residence hall when he heard glass breaking. The officer turned to survey the scene and noticed glass from a broken window pane that had fallen to the ground from the third floor of the hall. He responded to the room from which the window had broken, and found three individuals around a sink inside the room. One of the students, a male identified as a resident of Harris Hall, was washing blood from his hands. The injured student told the officer he had been drinking and wanted to look out the window. When he leaned against the window, the glass broke. The officer assessed that the student did not need to be transported to the hospital. He was treated on the scene and allowed to return to his residence hall.
•An EPD officer on patrol reported an incident on Eagle Row on April 1 at around 12:20 a.m. He reported that he had identified a white male subject on the lawn of 6 Eagle Row. The subject was standing in front of the fraternity house and taking his clothes off. Once he recognized the officer, he ran between the fraternity houses toward the Woodruff P.E. Center tennis courses. Due to other calls requiring EPD response at the time, the subject was not pursued by the officer.
• EPD responded to the Emory Conference Center Hotel on April 3 at approximately 2:56 a.m. The staff member who contacted EPD said guests were running up and down the hallways, disturbing others staying in the hotel. The subjects were identified as members of a visiting fraternity from Tennessee. Officers met with the president of the fraternity, who said he would get his members back to their rooms. No further action was taken, and officers left the area.
— Compiled by Staff Writer Hillary Li
• On Oct. 2, Emory Police Department (EPD) police officers responded to a disturbance call at the Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) house. The house shut down its party due to the noise complaints. Approximately 225 to 250 people exited the house.
• On Oct. 2 at 2:38 a.m., police received reports of suspicious activity and answered a disturbance call from a Norred security officer. Four black males in a Honda called out to a white male in a red pickup truck and asked him if he called one of them a “nigga.” One of the black males not with the other four tried to fight with the white male before Norred told them to leave the area. Subsequently, they all jumped into their vehicles and took off.
• On Oct. 3, someone from a nearby fraternity filed a noise complaint at 1:59 a.m. against the ZBT house. Police officers made contact with the president, who complied and turned the music down.
• An 18-year-old reported simple battery on Oct. 3 at Longstreet-Means when a verbal altercation escalated to two punches to the stomach. At the time of the report, the 18-year-old was unsure of whether or not he wanted to pursue legal action. No medical attention was necessary, and Campus Life was notified of the incident.
• In the Dobbs Hall second floor men’s room shower area on Oct. 3, a residential assistant found three ceiling tiles on the floor, a shower curtain holder destroyed, four shower stall tiles damaged and what looked like regurgitation outside the bathroom door. The shower curtain and ceiling tiles were also damaged in the women’s restroom. The person, or persons, cut the screen in the women’s restroom and threw a full trash can out the window.
— Compiled by Asst. News Editor Roshani Chokshi
- 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
- An outdoor temperature gauge was stolen from a tree on the Quadrangle sometime prior to April 2 at 9:45 a.m. The gauge, which was placed on a tree on Feb. 8, was used for research. The case was turned over to an investigator.
- The 20-year-old house manager of Sigma Alpha Epsilon reported that property damage occurred sometime between 3 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on April 2. Persons unknown handpainted obscene language in pink paint on the side of the house facing the parking lot. They also drew an image of male genitalia. Campus Life was notified.
- A theft occurred on the second floor of the Rich Building on April 2. An Emory student reported that her wallet was taken from out of her purse. The items missing in included a debit card, a driver’s license and $15 cash. There was some activity on the debit card but because the suspects did not know her pin, they were unable to make any withdrawals.
- Residents of the community surrounding Emory contacted the Emory Police Department (EPD) at 12:57 a.m. on April 3 complaining about loud music. EPD made contact with the fraternity hosting the party and asked them to lower the music. The fraternity complied.
- EPD performed a welfare check at 2:17 a.m. on April 3. A white male resident of Rhode Island was found lying next to a tree. EPD discovered that the subject was under the influence of alcohol. They contacted Emory Emergency Medical Services (EEMS) and had him transferred to Emory University Hospital. The subject, who was not cooperative, had fake identification. The Division of Campus Life was notified.
- A bicycle was stolen from Starvine Way on April 3 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. A 37-year-old male visitor to the University from Doraville, Ga., stated that he was at Emory for lifeguard training. When he returned, his bicycle was no longer on the rack. He described the bicycle as faded in color and valued at around $50.
— 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
- A theft of lost or mislaid property occurred on Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. from the Emory Hotel and Conference Center. A visitor stayed at the Hotel and Conference Center for business and left a two-carat diamond wedding band on the dresser and did not take the ring with her when she checked out. The visitor later called the hotel and told them she was positive that she left the ring in her room when she left and that it is valued at $4,000.
- Emory Police Department (EPD) officers responded to the 1000 block of Ridgewood Drive on Feb. 24 at 6:16 p.m. and observed the driver of a 2005 silver Honda sleeping in the front seat of his car with the engine still running. Officers made contact with the subject and detected a strong odor of alcohol on his person. Officers identified the subject as a 21-year-old male Emory student who was extremely intoxicated and became disorderly with police officers. The student was cited for public intoxication and transported to Emory University Hospital. His court date has been set for March 19.
- EPD received a noise complaint on Feb. 24 at 8:19 p.m. A resident of Luckie Lane stated that continual noise was coming from the Emory property. EPD officers determined that a fire alarm was coming from one of the high rise buildings belonging to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC was notified of the fire alarm.
- EPD received a report of a person down due to alcohol intoxication and responded to Harris Hall on Feb. 25 at 2:05 a.m. Officers arrived and identified an 18-year-old male Emory student who was heavily intoxicated. He was transported to Emory University Hospital for medical treatment and the Division of Campus Life was notified of the incident.
- EPD made contact with a person wandering through the third floor of the Woodruff Health Science Center Administration Building on Feb. 25 at 12:34 p.m. The subject stated that he was trying to located Human Resources and was allowed to leave the building without further incident. The subjects is a black male, age 56, six feet, 190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is a resident of Stone Mountain.
- EPD received a report of criminal trespassing that occurred at 6 Eagle Row on Feb. 26 at 2:26 a.m. Officers arrived and found a broken window. The House Director at the location told officers that they heard the breaking glass and came out of their room, where they heard a person running. Officers found smashed tomato on the ground and determined it had been thrown against the window. Facilities Management arrived and repaired the window, which sustained $150 in damages. The Division of Campus Life was notified of the incident.
- A female resident adviser contacted the Emory Police Department (EPD) after she found another vehicle parked in her reserved space near Complex on Clifton Road on Feb. 12 at 12:36 a.m. EPD officers responded to the location and attempted to contact the owner of the vehicle unsuccessfully. The vehicle was not registered to anyone on campus. EPD contacted S & W Towing, which removed the vehicle from the location. The owner of the vehicle was later identified as an Emory student who has outstanding parking tickets from October of last year.
- EPD received a noise complaint that occurred between 8:12 and 8:50 p.m. on Feb. 14. The caller, a female in the Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, stated that she had heard a knocking noise that sounded like a rapid-fire cannon. EPD officers and Facilities Management responded to the location and discovered that the noise was coming from steam pipes at the location.
- EPD received a report of criminal trespassing and property damage on Feb. 14 at 10:55 p.m. from the Candler Mansion, at 1260 Briarcliff Road. EPD officers responded to the location and discovered that wires had been ripped free from the circuit board there. Officers determined that someone had tampered with the fire alarm box, but nothing appeared to be missing. Officers did not identify anyone in the area at that time.
- EPD received a report of theft on Feb. 16 at 6:25 p.m. A 21-year-old female Emory student was asked by a person known to her, a 21-year-old male and resident of Atlanta, to deposit money into a checking account because he needed to cash a check. The female student agreed to do so for her acquaintance, but later discovered that he had deposited and removed money continuously throughout a 12-hour period. The student’s account was closed by her bank at that time. The case is an active investigation, and all information has been turned over to an EPD detective.
- According to a Feb. 16 EPD report, a sizable amount of money was found in the Woodruff Memorial Building by a staff member. The money came from a locker belonging to a former employee. The money has been turned over to EPD for safekeeping until the owner is identified.
- EPD responded to a fire alarm at the Sigma Chi fraternity on Feb. 17 at 9:46 a.m. The house is currently under renovation, and a problem with the ventilation and painting being done in the area caused the alarm to activate. The alarm was reset without further incident.
- On Jan. 19, a male Emory student reported a financial transaction fraud that occurred on Dec. 4. The student stated that his Emory Credit Union checking account had been accessed by someone and used to pay for a Georgia Power utility bill. The information has been turned over to an investigator and there are no suspects at this time.
- Emory Police Department (EPD) received a complaint from a male Emory student on Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. The student stated that someone entered his room on campus and stole his black leather wallet, which contained his credit cards, $20 in cash, gift cards and his Wachovia bank card. The total theft is valued at $122.
- EPD responded to a non-violent domestic incident on Jan. 21 at 2:05 a.m. between a male subject, 24, and a female Emory student. The male subject told police that his girlfriend was an Emory student and that he was concerned for her safety. Officers checked the location and discovered that the female student was fine and with her friends, and that she was no longer the subject’s girlfriend. Officers then issued the male subject a criminal trespass warning because the female student had previously asked him not to make contact with her.
- EPD received a noise complaint on Jan. 21 at 11:17 p.m. from the 600 block of Lucky Lane. The caller stated that there was a loud party going on and that people were drinking in the streets. The residents of the location, a 21-year-old student and a 22-year-old student, cooperated with officers and confirmed that the party had taken place at the location but that people had left already.
- A theft of services occurred on Jan. 22 between 3:24 and 3:45 a.m. after an Emory student refused to pay his cab fare. A cab driver for the Royal Cab Company told police the subject ran into 15 Eagle Row and officers made contact with the student at that location. The student told officers that he thought some girls had paid for his cab fare, and further stated that he was not a resident of 15 Eagle Row, but that he lived off-campus. The student met with the cab driver and agreed to pay the additional $9. The subject was escorted by his friend to his off-campus housing.
- EPD received a report of a dispute that occurred between a Nored Security Supervisor and a 35-year-old Emory student on Jan. 22 at 7:34 a.m. The student attempted to use an expired tag to enter one of the parking decks on campus and was denied access. The student was given instructions on how to renew the tag but there was no further contact between the individuals.
- A theft occurred between Sept. 28 at 8 a.m. and Nov. 6 at 9:30 a.m. from the first floor of the Woodruff Memorial Building. Someone stole two Dell Latitude laptops that had been placed in an unsecured drawer. The laboratory where the laptops were located is unsecured after hours. There are no suspects at this time.
- The Parking Office placed an immobilization boot on a two-door red Acura Integra on Nov. 4 at approximately 7 a.m. The vehicle and the boot were missing later that day. The boot is valued at $500.
- The Emory University Hospital food court took in two counterfeit $20 bills on Nov. 5 sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. The two bills were given to a cashier at the location and the information has been turned over to a detective.
- EPD officers responded to a fire alarm at Clairmont Tower on Nov. 5 at 11:24 a.m. A 19-year-old female student on the 19th floor was asleep at the time of the incident, and officers found smoke from the stove had filled the apartment at the location and set off the fire alarm. Facilities Management also arrived at the scene and assisted clearing out the apartment and reset the alarm. The Division of Campus Life was notified.
- EPD received a call from a complainant at Presidential Park Apartments on Nov. 6 at midnight, who stated that they thought they heard gun shots and tires squealing outside. EPD checked the area but did not find any suspicious activity.
- EPD received a report of simple assault that occurred on Nov. 6 between midnight and 1:15 a.m. The caller stated that several males were attacking a taxi cab driver outside of 10 Eagle Row. The witness further stated that several students exited a white bus on Eagle Row and started kicking and jumping on the cab. One subject spit on the driver and punched him in the face. EPD officers made contact with that subject, who stated that he had seen the incident but was not a part of it. The driver then identified the subject as the person who spit on him. The taxi driver did not want to press charges at the time of the incident and the information has been turned over to Campus Life.
- EPD received a report of property damage at the Kappa Sigma house on Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. The complainant, a 19-year-old Emory student, stated that he was at football practice and found the greek Kappa Sigma letters spray painted on the basement door. A resident of the house told EPD that four male students were seen leaving the Beta house and walked to the area earlier in the day. The student further stated that he heard one of those male subjects say “do it on the door.” EPD also observed spray paint on several signs outside. The cost of damages is unknown at this time. Campus Life was notified.