Spring Street Blues

Campus Safety Services

Monday 9-27-21          

7:46 a.m. ’62 Center for Theater and Dance: Custodial Services reported damage to a standing light fixture on the southeast side of the center. It is unknown when the light was damaged, and the custodial staff notified Electrical Trades, who repaired the fixture.   

7:50 a.m. Williams College Bookstore: Campus Safety Services (CSS) officers responded to a report of vandalism and found that the men’s and women’s restrooms had both been vandalized. The men’s room had toilet paper dispensers broken and toilet paper was stuffed in the toilets. The women’s room had one toilet paper dispenser broken. Officers took photos for documentation. The owners believe the damage may have been done on Saturday night. 

9:05 p.m. Garfield House: Officers responded for a medical evaluation. A student reported a crash while riding their scooter on Stetson Court near the Jewish Religious Center. No other vehicles were involved. 911 was activated, and Northern Berkshire EMS responded and transported the student to BMC North. 

Tuesday 9-28-21          

 5:43 a.m. Prospect House: The Williamstown Police Department (WPD) received a 911 open-line activation. CSS arrived in the area but could not locate the source of the activation. 

2:30 p.m. Greylock Quad: The manager of horticulture and grounds reported damaged trees. 

4:10 p.m.: A student reported their backpack missing. The student had last had it at Driscoll Dining Hall around 1 p.m. The backpack contained Air Pod Pros, a MacBook Pro, and a wallet containing cash. Officers completed a stolen article report and sent a copy to the Williamstown Police Department. They also completed a wireless theft intake form and emailed it to [email protected].

Wednesday 9-29-21

8:27 a.m. Perry House: Officers responded to an unattended incense holder and incense stick. The incense had been previously burnt. An Officer placed the materials in an evidence bag and logged it in the evidence/drug/paraphernalia control log.           

9:21 a.m.: Officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident on Park Street and informed the WPD.

2:06 p.m. Hollander Hall: Officers responded to the parking lot for a report of a student falling off their bike and requesting a ride to the Health Center. Officers assisted the student and called Northern Berkshire Transport Service to transport the student to the Health Center.

8:22 p.m.: The parents of a student requested a welfare check because they hadn’t heard from the student in four days.

Thursday 9-30-21          

12:12 a.m. Williams Hall: An officer responded to a report of a burning smell coming from a microfridge that had since been unplugged. On arrival, the officer checked the microwave and could not smell anything burning and did not see anything burnt or melted.CSS submitted a work order to have it checked out to make sure it was safe.

6:09 p.m. Paresky Center: Officers responded to a report of people skateboarding. They found three local teenagers doing tricks on the east side of Paresky.

Friday 10-1-21          

3:31 a.m. Dodd House: Officers responded to a report of a loud party on the porch. Upon arrival, the officers found seven students sitting in a circle listening to music, eating snacks, and conversing.

4:09 a.m. Morgan Hall: Officers responded to a fire alarm. The panel indicated a pull station activated on the second floor hallway.

6:45 a.m. Towne Field House: Dispatch received an alarm from the AED (emergency defibrillator) unit. Officers found an Athletics staff member on the phone who possibly leaned up against the door of the AED unit door, causing the alarm activation.   

 9:16 p.m. Poker Flats: Officers responded to a noise complaint and spoke with two students. 

Saturday 10-2-21          

10:28 p.m. Tyler Annex: Officers identified a large group in the basement area, where the room capacity is 26. Upon entering, the officers found approximately 60 people in the space dancing to loud music and drinking beer. 

Sunday 10-3-21      

12:13 a.m. Wood House: Dispatch received a call about a student who fell and chipped their tooth outside of Wood House. Officers found the student sitting on the ground with some friends and found that the student was very coherent and could answer all the questions officers asked. The student felt fine and declined to go to the hospital. EMTs arrived and evaluated the student. The student was not transported.   

12:22 a.m. Poker Flats: Officers responded to a 911 activation. The WPD arrived at the same time as CSS officers, who found a group of 21 students in the field with a small grill listening to music and drinking a 30-pack of beer. The officers explained to the students why they responded to the area, spoke briefly with the students, and departed.

12:39 a.m. Wood House: While assisting with a medical call on the lawn located on the north side of the house, officers witnessed about a dozen or more students entering at the main entrance. Once the medical scene was secure and the EMTs arrived, officers approached the building and found approximately 15 to 20 unmasked students congregated in the main foyer area, and about 10 more in the common room on the east side of the building. The officers found about 25 to 35 more students in the basement not wearing masks. No liquor was found in the area, but multiple empty cans of beer were scattered throughout.

2:54 p.m. Paresky Center: Officers responded to a fire alarm. The cause of the alarm was smoke from cooking on a hot plate.

9:19 p.m. Lambert House: Officers responded to the front porch after residents reported that it was collapsing. The officers found that the right side of the porch had caved in, and dispatch reported the incident to Architectural Trades. The entry was blocked, and signs were set up directing students to use the back door and advising them not to enter this area.