Campus Safety Reports: Nov. 16 to 29.

Posted by Julia Leef

Incidents of Note:

  • Saturday, Nov. 17-Suspicious Activity: Students reported at 12:55 a.m. attempting to launch items form a catapult like device in Scribner Village. Officers dispatched and reported a sizable device similar to what was described above observed unattended. Officers disabled the catapult and no damage was observed in the area at this time. Grounds was notified in the morning for possible removal. Report issued.
  • Saturday, Nov. 24-Suspicious Activity: Four suspicious males reported at 12:16 a.m. in the parking lot of Jonsson Tower. Officer dispatched identified the males as radio DJs. Subjects were requested not to loiter in the area after the completion of a radio show.
  • Monday, Nov. 26-A person reported being hit by a vehicle at 12:16 p.m. on Perimeter Road. Officer dispatched brought the person to the Wilton Medical Center as recommended by Health Services. Transport completed. Saratoga Springs Police Department and Campus Safety reports issued.

Further Incidents:

Friday, Nov. 16:

  • Drug Law Violation: Suspicious odor of marijuana reported at 12:07 a.m. on the second floor of Howe Hall. Officers dispatched reported detecting the odor and recorded the drug law violation.
  • Campus Safety Assist: Officers assisted a librarian at 1:20 a.m. with removing students at the Scribner Library after closing hours.
  • Suspicious Activity: Suspicious activity reported at 9:40 p.m. at Jonsson Tower. Officers initiated an investigation. Subject was warned off campus for trespass. Report issued.
  • Criminal Mischief: Person reported a hole at 7:45 a.m. in the wall of McClellan Hall. Damage recorded by officers. No one in the area at the time of the report. No known perpetrators or witnesses. Report issued.
  • Campus Safety Assist: Reports of a student leaning against a vending machine, causing the glass to shatter, given at 6:57 p.m. in the Williamson Sports Center. Dispatched officer reported no injuries. Report issued.
  • Criminal Mischief: A poster reported singed and later extinguished at 6:59 p.m. in the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall. No damage to college property. Report issued.
  • Liquor Law Violation: Liquor law and drug law violations observed at 9:50 p.m. in Wiecking Hall while officers were addressing a noise complaint. Report issued.
  • Liquor Law Violation: While responding to a noise complaint at 10:05 p.m., officers observed liquor law violations at Wilmarth Hall. Report issued.
  • Liquor Law Violation: A large party reported at 10:16 p.m. at Jonsson Tower. Dispatched officer reported liquor law violations. Report issued.
  • College Violation: Officers reported excessive noise at 9:30 p.m. from a room in McClellan Hall. Upon entry officers observed several empty beer cans. No other visible violations reported. Report issued for noise complaint.
  • College Violation: Excessive noise reported at 11:04 p.m. in the Hillside apartments. Dispatched officers spoke with residents who complied with the request to lower the volume. Officers reported no further problems with the registered party.

Saturday, Nov. 17:

  • Criminal Mischief: Officers observed a male subject at 12:01 a.m. kicking a stop sign and causing damage on Perimeter Road. The subject fled the area as officers approached him for questioning. Report issued.
  • Suspicious Activity: Students reported at 12:15 a.m. leaving Falstaff's with one having difficulty walking due to a possible intoxication. Officer dispatched reports, conducted a canvas and found all other students to be fine.
  • Campus Safety Assist: Officer stationed at an event at 12:25 a.m. in Falstaff's for crowd control as it is at maximum capacity.
  • Intoxicated Subject: Concern reported at 2:03 a.m. for an intoxicated friend at Wiecking Hall. Officers dispatched reported the subjects in need of further medical attention. The Emergency Medical System was dispatched and the subject transported to the Emergency Room. Report issued.
  • Criminal Mischief: Officers reported holes at 2:05 a.m. in the wall of the south stairwell of Kimball Hall between the basement level and the first floor. No witnesses or known perpetrators at this time. Damage recorded and report issued.
  • Intoxicated Subject: A heavily intoxicated female student was reported at 2:26 a.m. in Rounds Hall. Officers dispatched and assessed the subject to be unresponsive and not alert. Officers requested the Emergency Medical System. Subject was transported to the Emergency Room. Report issued.
  • College Violation: Loud music reported at 4:15 a.m. coming from the area of the volleyball courts in North Woods. Officer located loud music and requested that the volume be lowered. Subjects complied.
  • Parking: Officer advised a vehicle at 4:41 a.m. parked in the Penfield fire lane for hours. A ticket was issued and the towing service removed the vehicle. Report issued.
  • Larceny: A bike was reported stolen at 12:25 p.m. from a secured position around a tree near McClellan Hall. Dispatched officer issued a report.
  • College Violation: Suspicious activity reported at 7:35 p.m. at Penfield Hall. Officers dispatched found a pong game without alcohol consumption. Report issued.
  • Suspicious Activity: Suspicious activity reported at 8:10 p.m. soliciting in Scribner Village. Officers dispatched spoke with the subject who agreed to cease activity.
  • Liquor Law Violation: Officer reported a liquor law violation at 8:30 p.m. on the third floor of McClellan Hall. Report issued.
  • Campus Safety Assist: Officers reported dispersing a loud party at 11:45 p.m. at Cane Crossing. Report issued.

Sunday, Nov. 18:

  • College Violation: Excessive noise reported at 12:27 a.m. at Moore Way. Officers dispatched reported noise from an unregistered party. Officer dispersed the group.
  • Campus Safety Assist: 911 phone call received at 1:15 a.m. from the third floor of Wait Hall. Officers checked the area and did not locate the caller. No emergency reported.
  • College Violation: Loud music reported at 2:35 a.m. coming from a neighbor at Dayton Drive. Officer reported that residents were warned and complied with the request to lower the volume.
  • Campus Safety Assist: A welfare check requested at 3:03 a.m. on an intoxicated roommate at McClellan Hall. Dispatched officers reported the subject was assessed and found responsive and alert. No further medical attention necessary. Report issued.
  • College Violation: Possible verbal argument reported at 3:13 a.m. at McClellan Hall. Officers reported no dispute. Subjects requested to lower the volume.
  • College Violation: Excessive noise reported at 3:45 a.m. at Wilmarth Hall. Officers dispatched reported that residents complied with the request to lower the volume.
  • Campus Safety Assist: A welfare check requested at 12:47 p.m. on a student off-campus. Officer located and verified the student's safety. The student agreed to contact parent. Report issued.

Monday, Nov. 19:

  • Campus Safety Assist: Subject called at 3:12 p.m. requesting student information. Officer explained the College's policy and no information was released.
  • Tickets Issued: Five tickets were issued campus-wide as of 4:08 p.m. for failure to stop at stop signs.
  • Campus Safety Assist: Officers warned four non-Skidmore subjects at 5:16 p.m. regarding skateboarding in the middle of the road by the Barrett Center, causing a traffic hazard.
  • Campus Safety Assist: A welfare check was requested at 8:10 p.m. for a student in Wiecking Hall. Officers located the subject and verified her safety and offered assistance. No further problems. Report issued.
  • Campus Safety Assist: A welfare check was requested at 8:35 p.m. for a daughter in Jonsson Tower. Officer was dispatched and made contact to verify the safety of the daughter. Subject contacted the reporting person. Report issued.

Tuesday, Nov. 20:

  • Fire Alarm: Fire alarm activation received at 12:04 a.m. at the Sasselin Art Center. Officers, maintenance and the Saratoga Springs Fire Department advised. Officers reported the cause was a faulty heat sensor on the third floor. Report issued.
  • Campus Safety Assist: A personal escort requested at 1:56 a.m. from Case Center to Whitman Way. Officer dispatched provided the escort.

Wednesday, Nov. 21:

  • College Violation: Staff relinquished all contraband at 11 a.m. found while closing for break in students' rooms in violation of College policies. Report issued.

Thursday, Nov. 22:

  • Fire Alarm: Fire alarm activation received at 6:47 a.m. at the Williamson Sports Center. Officer and maintenance dispatched reported the activation was due to a continual problem with faulty heat sensors on the third floor. The Saratoga Springs Fire Department was advised. No response necessary. Report issued.

Friday, Nov. 23:

  • Fire Alarm: Fire alarm activation received at 8:15 p.m. for the Williamson Sports Center. Officers and maintenance dispatched. Maintenance reported a continuous problem with the pool boiler room. Electrician contracted for repairs. Report issued.

Saturday, Nov. 24:

  • Security Alarm: Security motion alarms activation received at 12:07 a.m. in the computer lab of Harder Hall. Officer dispatched reported the area was checked with no disturbances noted.
  • Fire Alarm: Fire alarm activation received at 9:39 a.m. for the Sasselin Art building. Officers and maintenance dispatched and the Saratoga Springs Fire Department notified. Officers reported the cause was determined to be a faulty smoke head.
  • Fire Alarm: Fire alarm activation received at 7:46 p.m. at the Sasselin Art building. Officers and maintenance dispatched and the Saratoga Springs Fire Department notified. Officers reported the caused was determined to be a faulty smoke head.

Sunday, Nov. 25:

  • Criminal Mischief: Two holes reported at 10:31 a.m. in the wall of the second floor of Kimball Hall. Photographs taken of the damage and the report issued.
  • Campus Safety Assist: Father of a student requested a welfare check at 12:38 p.m. on his daughter in Rounds Hall. Officer dispatched was unable to initially locate the daughter. After an investigation, the officer was able to determine the daughter's whereabouts and delivered the message.

Monday, Nov. 26:

  • College Violation: Excessive noise reported at 12:24 a.m. in the common area of Jonsson Tower. Officers dispatched reported that subjects complied with the request to lower the volume.
  • Larceny: Parts reported missing off the housekeeping van at 1:41 a.m. in North Hall lot. Officer assigned reported an investigation ongoing.
  • Campus Safety Assist: An escort requested at 2:08 p.m. to the Wilton Medical Center for a student who may have a dislocated arm. Transport completed by dispatched officer. Report issued regarding the accident.
  • Campus Safety Assist: A medical escort requested at 3:47 p.m. from the Sasselin Art building to the Wilton Medical Art Center for a laceration. Dispatched officer provided transport to the Emergency Room. Reports issued regarding the accident.

Tuesday, Nov. 27:

  • Medical: A female reported with chest pains at 12:15 a.m. in the Oak Apartments. Emergency Medical System dispatched and subject transported for further medical attention. Report issued.
  • Fire Alarm: Fire alarm activation received at 11:24 a.m. in the Scribner Library. Officers, maintenance and the Saratoga Springs Fire Department advised. Contractors' wiring error is determined to be the cause of activation. Report issued.
  • Fire Alarm: Fire alarm activation received at 5:43 p.m. at Cane Crossing. Officers, maintenance and the Saratoga Springs Fire Department advised. Cause of activation determined to be burned food. Report issued.
  • Campus Safety Assist: Personal escort requested at 7:02 p.m. to residence at Jonsson Tower. Dispatched officer completed the transport.
  • Suspicious Odor: Suspicious odor reported at 10:07 p.m. at Jonsson Tower. Dispatched officer reported a faint odor detected but could not determine the source.

Wednesday, Nov. 28:

  • Alarm: Officers conducted a test of the emergency blue lights, emergency phones and handicapped doors on campus at 11 p.m. Officers also tested the fire alarm system in the Academic buildings. Testing was completed with all deficiencies documented for proper repairs.
  • Campus Safety Assist: Alarm activation reported at 2:20 a.m. at the Hillside Apartments but the source is undetermined. Officers dispatched and canvassed the area with negative results. No alarm detected.
  • Suspicious Odor: Officer reported a suspicious odor at 8:16 p.m. on the ninth floor of Jonsson Tower. Officer could not locate the source.
  • Suspicious Odor: Suspicious odor reported at 8:49 p.m. at Jonsson Tower. Officers dispatched to assist staff. Strong odor of air freshener noted. Marijuana odor faint but masked by the freshener.

Thursday, Nov. 29:

  • Security Alarm: Motion alarm activation received at 7:49 a.m. in the Sasselin Art gallery. Officer dispatched to access the situation. Officer dispatched to access the situation. No notifications made. Officer reported the door unsecured and the lights off. No one in the area, which the officer secured. Gallery administrator advised. Report issued.
  • Fire Alarm: Fire alarm activation received at 6:29 p.m. at the Hillside Apartments. Dispatched officers, maintenance and the Saratoga Springs Fire Department. Cause of activation determined to be due to burned food. Report issued.
  • Suspicious Activity: A large truck reported at 9:36 p.m. parked at the Baseball field. Dispatched officer reported canvassing the equipment and finding everything in order. No damage to vehicles. Vehicle has vacated property.
  • Drug Law Violation: A party reported at 10:17 p.m. on the fourth floor of Jonsson Tower. Dispatched officers located a drug law violation in plain view. Report issued.
  • College Violation: A noise complaint reported at 11:17 p.m. on the first floor of Wilmarth Hall. Dispatched officers reported dispersing a large group. Report issued. 

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