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Monday 4-29-19

3:25 p.m. Horn Hall: Officers responded to Horn Hall for a report of a bias incident concerning words written on a whiteboard. Officers documented the incident and notified college officials. 

Wednesday 5-1-19

5:58 a.m. Kellogg House: Officers responded to a complaint of some writing of concern on one of the blackboards. They took pictures for documentation and forwarded them to college officials. 

Thursday 5-2-19

6:08 a.m. Paresky Center: Officers received a report concerning writing on the blackboard in the room. Officers notified the Director of Campus Safety and Security and other college officials.  

Friday 5-3-19

12:21 p.m. Paresky Center: Officers responded for a report of an older man asking students about the posters on the Paresky windows. Students on site helped locate the individual. The man was identified as an  alum from the class of 1959 visiting campus for a basketball reunion and a grandparent of two current students.  

3:30 p.m. Sawyer Library: Officers responded to a second report of an older man causing concern for students. The person was located sitting at a table, working on a project. He was identified as an alum who was here for a basketball reunion, the same person as the 12:21 p.m. call. He apologized for asking students if the stories on the posters at Paresky were true.

Saturday 5-4-19

7:13 a.m. Paresky: A custodian reported damage and writing on a chalkboard. 

4:57 p.m. Mission Hall: Officers responded to a report of a student that was intoxicated and possibly jumping from a window, called in by concerned students.  The students reported that their friend was missing and that his window screen had been pushed out. His current whereabouts were unknown and attempts to contact him through text were resulting in no response. Officers and many students began to search the area and campus. Officers notified the Williamstown Police Department (WPD), and they responded along with Massachusetts State Police. The Dean of the College responded and joined in the search.  Officers received information that the student was possibly in a wooded area south of campus. A WPD officer was able to find the injured student in the woods and had him transported to Berkshire Medical Center.  

Sunday 5-5-19

1:27 a.m. Hopkins Hall: A student reported that the white board outside his suite was once again vandalized and felt it was bias related.

7:20 a.m. Upper Chapel Lot: Officers received a report of a locked motor vehicle that was broken into between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. in which a wallet was stolen. WPD was contacted and responded.

1:00 p.m. Southworth Schoolhouse Apartments: A professor living in Southworth Schoolhouse Apartments called to report items stolen from his locked vehicle parked in the resident parking. Officers notified the WPD, and they also responded.