• The Emory Police Department (EPD) received a call from an Emory staff member on Nov. 9 who stated that there was a male subject walking through the Rollins School of Public Health building on the seventh floor. The subject was attempting to sell books, but he left before the officers arrived and could not be located. Information was turned over to an investigator.
• On Nov. 8 at around 6 a.m., EPD found a female subject sleeping in a room in the Burlington Road Building. She claimed she was waiting to meet a graduate student there. This is the same woman who is thought to be homeless and has been spotted on campus on numerous occasions. Because of prior incidents, Emory Police officers issued her a permanent trespass, which she signed and said she understood. However, the next day she was found at the Goizueta Business School and was refusing to leave. She was arrested and transported to the DeKalb County Jail.
• In Smith Hall on Nov. 8 around 1 a.m. EPD received a call from a Resident Advisor (RA), who said that there was a non-Emory student sleeping in the hall. The individual was a black male born in 1977 who claimed to be there to meet his girlfriend. According to the RA, individuals are not allowed to be in the residence hall without an Emory student. He cooperated and left the hall.
• In Dobbs Hall on Nov. 7 at around 10 p.m., there was criminal trespass and property damage on the first floor. The complaint came from a male Emory student who said he left his room at around 9 p.m. and when he returned his desk had been flipped over and his sheets ripped off. His printer and various other items were also damaged. However, he does not believe that any of his items were taken, and his roommate’s items were left undisturbed. The situation was handed over to an investigator.
— Compiled by Staff Writer Nicholas Sommariva
- Emory Police Department (EPD) received a call on March 18 from a female resident of Atlanta who reported a theft in Robert W. Woodruff Library that occurred between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. that day. The victim was working at one of the computers on the first floor of the library. She took her ring set off her fingers while she was typing, and after she finished working she rushed out of the library. She left the rings behind, and when she returned to the library the set was missing. The stolen items are valued at approximately $3,500.
- EPD officers responded to the Burlington Road Building on March 20 at approximately 1 p.m. A male student had reported a subject in the 2nd floor lounge of the building who did not appear to belong to Emory. The officers met with the subject, learned he was not affiliated with Emory, and asked him to leave the campus. The subject was identified and is described as a black male wearing a navy blue baseball cap. He had entered the Burlington Road Building behind a professor.
- An EPD officer on patrol at the George W. Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC) on March 21 at approximately 11:30 p.m. observed three students, one female and two males, near the stairs between Dobbs Hall and WoodPEC. The officer smelled the burn of marijuana and spoke with the individuals. One of the students admitted to having marijuana, and the officer discovered a bowl, a pipe, rolling papers and green, leafy substance on the individuals. The student with the green, leafy substance was given a citation and charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. All three of the students were identified as residents of the Few and Evans Residential Halls.
— Compiled by Staff Writer Hillary Li
- Emory Police Department (EPD) officers responded to an alarm that had been set off at Candler Mansion on Briarcliff Campus at March 4 at 1:27 a.m. The officers entered the building and announced their presence but received no response; upon further inspection, others found five students hiding in the building. The students stated that they had entered through a broken window and had come to the location with the intent to use the ouija board they had brought along. The officers cited the students with unauthorized entry into a vacated building.
- EPD received a report of unauthorized entry into Harris Hall on March 4 at 11:18 p.m. The report came from a student who had ordered food from Hunan Dragon at 8 p.m. that evening. when the student found out that another Harris Hall resident had ordered at the same time but received her food instead, the first student asked the driver about her order, and the driver said that he would soon return with it The first student later went downstairs to wait for the driver to bring her order, but soon noticed him leaving the building empty-handed. when she asked the driver where her food was, he told her he had left it on her desk. Someone else had apparently held open the residence hall’s door for the driver, who had asked other students for directions to the student’s room, where he had knocked on the door and, upon receiving no reply, left the order on the student’s desk. The case has been turned over to EPD for additional investigation.
— Compiled by Senior Editor Nina Dutton
- Emory Police Department (EPD) officers responded to a call about an individual who refused to leave the Woodruff Residential Center WReC Room grill on Feb. 18 at 12:55 a.m. The individual may have been a former employee at the location. No further details were available at press time.
- EPD received a report of property damage to a catering van parked at a loading dock at Rollins School of Public Health on Feb. 18. The windshield of the van had been smashed sometime between 1:35 and 2:15 p.m., resulting in $450 worth of damage. Glass fragments were found on the bottom of the loading dock’s garage door, so it appeared that this door may have hit the van’s windshield.
- EPD received a call about an incident of property theft at Woodruff Library that occurred on Feb. 20 sometime between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m. The victim stated that he had left a silver iPod Touch, valued at $200, and a 17-inch MacBook Pro laptop at a cubicle on the seventh floor of the library. When he returned 15 minutes later, the items were gone. There are no suspects for this case, which has been turned over to an investigator.
- EPD received a call about a suspicious person — described as a black male subject wearing dark clothing — walking around the break area in the Emory Conference Center Hotel on Feb. 21 at 6:45 a.m. When EPD officers met with the individual, they asked him to leave the property once they determined that he did not have specific business at the location.
- EPD received a call about the theft of a bicycle from a bike rack by the School of Medicine on Feb. 21. The owner of the men’s Schwinn road bike stated that he had secured it to the bike rack with a cable lock on Feb. 18 at 8 a.m. and noticed that it was missing on Feb. 21. The bicycle is valued at $150.
— Compiled by Managing Editor Nina Dutton
- As they patrolled the Goizueta Business School on Jan. 28 at 4:08 p.m., Emory Police Department (EPD) officers stopped an individual that they believed had been sleeping in the building, based on descriptions of the subject in previous calls from witnesses. EPD issued the subject a trespass warning and asked him not to return to campus. He was allowed to leave the area that night.
- EPD officers again found the individual who had received the trespass warning – a black male subject who is approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall and 215 pounds – in Cannon Chapel on Feb. 3 at 11:16 p.m. The officers arrested the subject, who was charged with criminal trespassing and transported to the DeKalb County Jail.
- A student contacted EPD on Jan. 26 at 3:29 p.m. to report an online scam. She stated that she had found a job, via Craigslist, as a “personal assistant.” The “employer” sent her a check for a large sum of money, requesting that she first deposit it into her checking account and then send a money order to England from her account. She then received a second check and was asked to perform the same set of tasks. But when she tried to deposit the second check, her bank informed her that her account had been put on hold because the first check had bounced. This case is now under investigation.
- An EPD officer responded to Glenn Memorial Church on Jan. 28 at 1:07 p.m. in response to a call about a suspicious person. According to the caller, a 64-year-old, white male subject had entered the building and then refused to leave when asked. The subject told the EPD officer that he was heading to his car, which was parked at Oxford Road and North Decatur Road, and that he was living at Atlanta Mission. The officer assisted him with locating his vehicle, and he departed campus without further incident.
— Compiled by Managing Editor Nina Dutton
- Emory Police Department (EPD) officers made contact on Sept. 16 with an Emory staff member who said that three young subjects had been observed in the Dobbs University Center. The subjects had been seen earlier as they roamed through a parking deck. At 9:01 a.m., the officers made contact with the subjects, who stated that they were Emory students, but later stated that they were Druid Hills High School students and were skipping school. The two male subjects and one female subject, all 18 years old, were residents of Atlanta.
- An EPD officer responded to a call about a person down in an accident at the edge of the parking deck near North Gatewood Road on Sept. 16 at 12:37 p.m. At the time, the accident seemed to have involved a pedestrian and a motor vehicle. Emory Emergency Medical Services (EEMS) and the DeKalb County Fire Department were called to treat the 67-year-old female victim, who was a patient at The Emory Clinic. A witness stated that the person driving the vehicle that appeared to hit the victim had been trying to pick her up from the location. The EPD officer found that the victim had not been hit by a vehicle, but instead had been walking on the sidewalk and lost her balance, falling down as the vehicle approached.
- At least six students were found swimming in the Student Academic & Activity Center (SAAC) pool on Sept. 18 at 5:14 p.m. EPD officers identified five of the students, but the sixth escaped by running away as the officers arrived. The Division of Campus Life was notified.
- A 35-year-old hospital staff member called EPD to report that his bicycle had been stolen from the covered bicycle stand behind Emory University Hospital on Asbury Circle sometime between Sept. 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sept. 20 at 8:00 a.m. The bicycle was a Trek 2.1 silver road bike with black handlebars. The bicycle was valued at $1,500, and the cable lock was valued at $20.
— 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
- Emory Police Department received a report on Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. from a 19-year-old female Emory student and resident of Evans Hall who stated that someone stole her bicycle from the bicycle rack outside of the residence hall. The bicycle is an 18-speed, Quest bicycle measuring 26-inches long. The bicycle is green, black and silver and is valued at $200. The chain lock that had secured the bicycle had been removed as well.
- EPD received a report from a resident of the sorority lodges, who stated that someone had entered her third floor room and unlocked her previously locked refrigerator sometime between Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. and Jan. 12 at 9:56 p.m. The student told police that nothing seemed to be out of place, nor were there any signs of forced entry, but that her refrigerator had been locked when she left and was unlocked when she returned. Nothing was missing from the refrigerator.
- EPD arrested a female resident of Atlanta, unaffiliated with the University, on Jan. 9 after she failed to use her headlights while driving in the dark. After stopping the vehicle in question, EPD officers determined that the vehicle had previously been stolen from Hertz Rental Company. The vehicle, a 2010 Kia, was impounded and the driver of the vehicle was transported to DeKalb County Jail. Her court date has not been set at this time.
- EPD officers responded to a report of students laying on the railroad tracks near Lullwater Park and Turman Residential Center on Jan. 11 at 2:46 p.m. Officers determined that the subjects were Druid Hills High School students. The students told officers that they were laying on the tracks to keep warm.
- EPD received a report that someone had attempted to remove a boot from their white Range Rover, which had been parked illegally for three weeks, on Jan. 12 sometime between midnight and 11:30 a.m. Staff members at the Parking Office told EPD that there were metal shavings around the boot on the vehicle, but the boot had not been removed at that time.
- An Emory student called EPD to report that someone stole their black iPhone on Jan. 12 sometime between 2:45 and 7:01 p.m. from the Woodruff P. E. Center. The student left the phone on the basketball court and it was missing when they returned to retrieve it. The phone is valued at $200 and its case is valued at $20.
- A 21-year-old male Emory student contacted EPD to report that someone scratched and dented his 2006 red Volvo, parked on the third level of a Clairmont parking deck, on Jan. 12 at 11 p.m. The student further stated that the headlights of his vehicle were also shattered, and that there was a fire extinguisher lying on the ground next to his vehicle. Officers took the fire extinguisher as evidence. The victim does not know who is responsible for damaging his vehicle, but has reported the damages to be more than $500.
- A staff member contacted Emory Police Department on Aug. 29 around 1 p.m. to report that a student had found someone in the Callaway Memorial Center earlier that day. A 40- to 45-year-old female subject with short hair may be sleeping in the building and had been in one of the rooms over the previous weekend. The staff members in Callaway further stated that they thought the female might be homeless.
- EPD received a report of suspicious activity on Aug. 31 at 4:47 p.m. from a visitor to the University. The visitor stated that they left their cell phone on one of the Cliff shuttles and later called the cell phone when they discovered it was missing. Someone answered their cell phone and the subject stated that he would return the cell phone for $40. The victim agreed to meet the subject in Emory Village to retrieve the cell phone. The victim spoke with EPD at this time and officers met with the subject in Emory Village along with the complainant. Officers identified the male subject as a person who had previously been seen in the area. The subject is a 37-year-old white male, is five feet eight inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and may be homeless. The cell phone was returned to the victim without any further incidence.
- EPD responded to a fire alarm at Evans Hall on Sept. 2 at 2:22 a.m. Roger Montiel of Residence Life staff responded to the location as well. Officers determined the burners on the stove in room 109 had been left on and the smoke had caused the fire alarm to activate. There were no pots on the stove, but there were frozen hamburgers on the counter nearby. Officers opened windows to let teh smoke out of the room.
- EPD received an animal complaint on Sept. 2 at 12:10 p.m. Staff members at Glenn Memorial Church School Building saw a raccoon in the playground area they thought might be sick after it was reportedly moving slowly across the grounds. EPD called DeKalb County Animal Control to handle the situation, although they did not arrive within the hour. At that time the raccoon had left the playground area.
- EPD received a report from the second floor of the Winship Cancer Institute on Sept. 3 at 8:50 a.m. A staff member at the location reported that a male subject asked if anyone had turned in an mp3 player. He told another staff member that he was an Emory student, and then went to another reception room on the same floor and got some coffee. The female staff member approached him and asked why he was in the area, to which he responded that he is allowed to come in and get free cups of coffee. EPD officers responded to the location but could not locate the subject. He is a 17- to 18-year-old male subject, is five feet ten inches tall, weighs approximately 120 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing gray shorts and tennis shoes and was carrying a backpack.
- Emory Police Department responded to a report of simply battery on July 20 at 11:49 a.m. Officers arrived at Tarbutton Hall and found a 19-year-old Emory student in a fight with another subject. The student stated that she was not fighting with the individual, but was in a verbal altercation and that the subject was somebody that she previously knew. The subject, a 20-year-old male not affiliated with the University, and the student left the area without further incidence.
- EPD received a report of entering auto on July 31 from the Clairmont parking deck. The owner of the vehicle stated that they parked their car at 6 a.m. and returned at 6 p.m. on the same day to find that the glove compartment and center console had been opened. The owner’s $150 navigation system and $400 Canon PowerShot digital camera had been removed from the vehicle. The owner told EPD that the car had been unlocked at the time of the theft.
- A staff member at the Emory Clinic contacted EPD after she discovered a male subject going through her desk drawer on Aug. 4 at 4:20 p.m. The subject claimed he was looking for a pen. The female staff member asked the man which lab he worked for, to which he responded that he was looking for someone named “Amy.” The staff member informed him that nobody with that name worked at the location. The subject left the area before EPD arrived.
- EPD responded to an alarm from the Callaway Memorial Center on Aug. 13. A female staff member reportedly left some papers on the desk in her office, but when she returned to her office at 11 a.m. some of the papers were missing, including personal information for two graduate students. The staff member told EPD that the office doors were locked when nobody was there. She also contacted both graduate students whose files were involved.
- On Aug. 21 at 11:09 p.m., a male custodial staff member working in Building A on Emory University West reported that he entered room 273 at the location and found items scattered all over the room. The items in the room belong to a guest lecturer who is currently out of the state. EPD has not been able to contact the guest lecturer at this time to discuss whether or not any items have been removed from the room.