Spring Street Blues

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Monday 11-2-20

10:36 p.m. Mt. Hope Mansion: An officer responded to an intrusion alarm. The Williamstown Police Department (WPD) was contacted for assistance. The entire building and perimeter were checked and everything was found secure; no cause for the alarm was found. 

Wednesday 11-4-20

10:30 a.m. Weston Field: Officers responded to the team support building for a fire alarm. Officers were informed of an ongoing smoke test in sewer lines that they suspected were the cause of the alarm. This was found to be the case, and the indicated rooms were ventilated and the system reset.

5:47 p.m. Grundy Art Studio: An officer was dispatched for a motion detector alarm in the basement. A staff member on site reported an issue to be addressed by electrical trades.

Thursday 11-5-20

10:29 a.m. Chandler Gymnasium: Officers responded to an intrusion alarm in the trainers room (equipment room). The cause was unknown, and the door alarm was reset.

9:22 p.m. Mission Park: There was a report from Armstrong of a gasoline odor in the stairwell closest to Park Street. The responding officer found a third floor door where the lubrication fluid in the door closer was leaking down the door and into a puddle on the floor. This was the odor permeating through the stairwell. On-campus custodians responded for the fluid clean-up and a work order was submitted.

Friday 11-6-20

5:45 p.m. 40 Southworth Street: A resident called dispatch to report that they were cooking and set their fire alarm off. The fire system was reset. A work order was placed to have the exhaust fan on the stove checked at the resident’s request.

Saturday 11-7-20

1:28 a.m. Sawyer Library: An officer responded to the Stetson Mabie Room for an alarm. The room was found unsecured with no one inside. An officer unarmed and reset the security panel.

11:05 a.m.: A Williamstown resident called Campus Safety and Security (CSS) out of a concern that a COVID-positive visitor was on campus. Names and numbers were taken for investigation purposes. The director of CSS, the Dean of the College, the Health Center and other administrators were contacted and advised of the incident and the status of the investigation.

10:47 p.m. Bryant House: Officers responded to a noise complaint. The complaint indicated a loud group in the second floor B common room. The group capacity was nearing the campus COVID guidelines, of which the officer reminded the students. The music was turned off, and a few students departed the area. 

Sunday 11-8-20

12:48 a.m. Carter House: An officer responded to a noise complaint. The officer followed the sound of loud music to the third floor B common room. They found eight students listening to music and socializing. The officer informed the students of the noise complaint, and they agreed to keep it down.

1:18 a.m. Stetson Ct.: Officers responded to a report of two individuals arguing over the election. The caller reported there were others possibly present. Several officers were nearby and responded immediately. They reported that they did not hear or see anyone in the area. A watch was maintained for the next half hour.

3:10 a.m. Garfield House: A student reported a disturbance outside. A student was yelling outside of their window.

10:34 a.m. Gladden House: A student reported their room being vandalized and their window being broken the night before. The student said they left their room unlocked. The on-call architectural tradesperson was called to come in and repair the window. The on-call grounds person was called to clean up the glass outside the room.