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From the files of Campus Safety and Security

Monday 9-2-19

12:30 a.m. North Science Construction project: Seven students went into the construction site and climbed to the top of the building. The students were identified from video footage and are facing fines and disciplinary action.

9:06 a.m. Fayerweather: Officers responded to a student having a seizure and activated 911. Northern Berkshire EMS evaluated and trans- ported the student to BMC South.

1:03 p.m. Lynde Lane: An athletics staff member reported a tree down across the road by the tennis courts. There were no injuries or damage to College property. The on-call groundsperson was called and was able to use a tractor to move the tree off to the side of the road for the time being.

5:25 p.m. Paresky Mail Room: Officers responded to an intrusion alarm. Upon arrival they found the door to the mailroom unlocked with nobody inside. Nothing appeared askew. They secured the door and alarm system upon their departure.

11:42 p.m. Susan Hopkins: Officers responded to a tip line complaint of extreme noise. Officers found a gathering of approximately 50 students. They advised them of the noise complaint. After several minutes in which they demonstrated that they could not quiet down, CSS shut down the party and asked all non-residents of Susan Hopkins to leave.

Tuesday 9-3-19

1:30 a.m. Williams Hall: Officers responded to an intoxicated student needing assistance and activated 911. The student was evaluated by an EMT and was not transported.

11:15 a.m. Facilities Hazmat shed: An officer was asked to meet the Safety and Environmental Compliance staff. A basket containing fireworks had been found and seized from Rice House. The fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts and the Williamstown Police was called to take custody of the hazardous explosives.

2:30 p.m. Paresky Loading Dock: Williamstown Police was called to take an accident report on minor damage to a parked vehicle in the Vogt House parking lot by an Outing Club vehicle.

7:57 p.m. Thompson parking lot: The Williamstown Police responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident.

Wednesday 9-4-19

7:52 a.m. Stetson Court: a white box truck at the end of the street with hazards on had struck the curb and had two flat tires. The driver of the truck advised he was exiting the circle at Field Park and was making a right hand turn onto Main Street when he struck the curb blowing both front tires. He went over the curb and ended up going down the sidewalk and grassy area and exited on Stetson Ct. There was turf damage. Photo documentation was taken and the grounds crew responded.

2:10 p.m. Health Center: 911 activated. Officers dispatched and respond- ed to a student having a severe allergic attack. Northern Berkshire EMS arrived and transported the student.

9:10 p.m. Gladden House: Officers responded to a report of three strangers who did not appear to be college-aged asking to be swiped into the building. Officers spoke with a student, his father and a friend who were just arriving to campus and were in the process of moving items into the building. There were no further issues.

Thursday 9-5-19

4:31 a.m. Mission Park: Officers responded to Pratt for a report of a student who was very sick. Student was having severe abdominal pain and vomiting. Northern Berkshire EMS arrived on scene and transported the student to Berkshire Medical Center North.

11:35 a.m. Paresky Center: Officers responded to a student reported as having stumbled on the stairs. The student was asked if they wanted to go to the Health Center or to have Northern Berkshire EMS respond to Paresky to evaluate the ankle. An officer transported the student to Health Services, and a personal accident report was taken.

12:07 p.m. Stetson Sawyer: Officers responded to a report of a man laying at the bottom of the stairwell on the East side facing “the church.” They found an older man lying on the exterior steps who appeared to be highly intoxicated. Unable to gather any information from the man, 911 was activated for Northern Berkshire EMS and the Williamstown Police to respond to assist and help identify the man. There were no visible signs of injury. Northern Berkshire EMS trans- ported the man to BMC North.

3:58 p.m. Facility Houing unit in Pine Cobble: Officer responded to a report that the doorbell was smoking. The caller had already called 911 for the Williamstown Fire Department (WFD) to respond. WFD The chief advised that it appeared the doorbell was constantly in a closed circuit due to weatherization that caused heat and eventually the smoke. The chief temporarily secured and taped off problem wiring. An on- campus electrician responded and advised that the tape on the wires would keep everything safe for the evening and a replacement door- bell would be ordered.

10:31 p.m. Hopkins Hall: A Stolen Article Report (SAR) was taken for a student who reported that they had left a bike with a flat tire outside of Jesup Hall back in August and noticed today that it was gone.