Fri, May 10, 2013
Yesterday afternoon the Northfield Police released a report stating that three dogs were killed during two separate home burglaries. One of the dogs was stabbed. The first burglary was reported to have occurred on the 700 block of College Street. The location of the second burglary was not released but is believed to have also occurred on College Street. Police believe at least one of the burglaries occurred between 10 AM and noon on Wednesday.Students, faculty and staff are reminded to lock their doors when leaving their homes/residence hall rooms and report any suspicious activity immediately to the Northfield Police by dialing 911 or, if calling from a campus telephone: 9-911.Here is a link to the Northfield News Report:http://www.southernminn.com/northfield_news/news/local/article_2af894c7-d46b-52b5-a93a-9653041c5005.html
Mon, Jan 7, 2013
Dear Carleton Community, Early Sunday morning a male Carleton student was walking home alone to his campus residence from an off-campus house when he was surprised by three young adult males who jumped from their vehicle, physically attacked him, and stole his wallet. Shortly thereafter, the police arrived to help the student, and thereafter the three young men were apprehended at a different location in Northfield. The suspects are in police custody and criminal charges are pending. Thankfully the Carleton student affected in this incident was released from the hospital Sundayafternoon and is currently under the care of family and friends, with plans to return to classes later this week. While random acts of violence are rare in Northfield, this circumstance reminds us that it is always a good idea to employ personal safety precautions. When walking at night, both on or off campus, please travel in pairs or in small groups, rather than walking alone. Campus Security does offer an escort service on campus property. If you wish to use the escort services or witness any concerning or troubling behavior on campus, please contact Security at x4444/507-222-4444. For concerns off campus, please contact the Northfield Police at 911. If you have questions or want to talk with anyone about safety concerns, please contact the Dean of Students Office.
Dean of Students Office
Follow-up Information Regarding Emergency Alerts Sent Wed, Feb 22
Thu, Feb 23, 2012
Yesterday afternoon at about 4PM, a Carleton staff member observed a person in a campus building wearing what she believed to be a gun and holster. The staff member notified Security Services and the Northfield Police (NPD) were summoned to campus. Security Services and the NPD conducted a search of the campus with negative results. An e2Campus Emergency Notification message was sent to subscribers which contained a description of the suspicious person. A short time after the emergency notification was sent out, a Carleton student came to the Security office and reported that he may have been the person described in the emergency notification. The student reported that he had been wearing a "gadget holster" which may have been confused as a gun holster. The staff member who reported the incident was summoned to the Security office and verified that the student was indeed the individual she had seen inside the campus building wearing the "holster." At no time was anyone on campus in immediate danger. This incident illustrates the importance of subscribing to the Campus e2 Emergency Notification. This service is not only FREE OF CHARGE, but is vital for informing the campus community of an emergency event on campus. For additional information on the system and to sign-up for this important service, please visit: http://apps.carleton.edu/emergency/service/ PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY SPAM OR UNWANTED E-MAILS/TEXT MESSAGES WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS SERVICE.
Person of Interest on Campus
Mon, Jan 2, 2012 On or about 09:00 AM this morning, a staff member was confronted in his office in Leighton Hall by an individual who was looking for a, "World History Professor" The individual engaged the staff member in conversation and made statements to the effect that he was the son of the King of Iceland and that his father was a prisoner during World War II. He also stated that he,"Could start World War 3 if he wanted because he was on the web." The History Department, Northfield Police, and St.Olaf Public Safety were notified of this individual's presence on campus. The Security Officer on duty checked the building and campus but was unable to make contact with the individual. The individual is described as a Male Caucasian, aged in his mid 50's, standing approximately six feet tall with medium length hair salt and pepper in color. He is wearing a navy blue colored suit and black colored overcoat. He gave his name as David Olson. If you see or are confronted by a person matching this description, please notify Security Services at X4444 on campus or via cell at 507-222-4444 or the Northfield Police immediately 507-645-4475. Thank you for your cooperation. --
Wayne R. Eisenhuth, CPP
Campus Bicycle Thefts
Tue, Oct 4, 2011
Since August 1, there has been nine (9) bicycle thefts reported to Security Services. All but two of the bicycles reported stolen were locked with a cable lock (which, along with chains/padlocks are easily cut)at the time of the theft. This is being sent as a friendly reminder to lock your bicycle to a bike rack with a high quality bicycle lock. For safety reasons, please do not lock your bicycle to a tree, railing or sign posts.
The Carleton Bookstore has high quality bicycle locks available for $12.99 plus tax. Security Services offers free bicycle registration which could aid in the recovery of your bicycle if it is stolen. Stop by the Security Office in Sayles-Hill 205 with a description of your bicycle, to include serial number, and complete a registration form to receive a permit.
Director of Security
Vandalism to Student Vehicles
Wed, Nov 18, 2009
Sometime during the late night/early morning hours of November 17/18, several vehicles that were parked in the campus lot adjacent to Second and Union Streets were vandalized. The vandalism consisted of a foreign substance being used to write offensive graffiti on the windows of the vehicles. In one instance, eggs were thrown at a vehicle. We are asking for your assistance in identifying the individual(s) responsible for these acts. If you witnessed, heard or have information of any suspicious activity in this area, please contact Security Services immediately.
Security Services, x4444
Thefts From Vehicles and Student Housing
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 Over this past weekend, personal items of value were stolen from a student's locked vehicle, parked on a city street, and from multiple rooms of college-owned student housing. Please realize the importance of securing your possessions by locking your residence and/or vehicle, and by keeping valuable items out of sight whenever possible. Please read the following, issued by the Northfield Police Department.
For Release Immediately: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Mark D. Taylor, CHIEF OF POLICE
For Further Information: 507-663-9322
The Northfield Police Department is requesting citizens to be alert in observing and reporting suspicious behavior during the evening and nighttime hours.
During the past weekend, eight separate incidents of theft from vehicles have been reported to the Northfield Police Department. Items taken are stereos and various other valuables left on seats inside UNLOCKED vehicles. These vehicles have been parked on the street as well as on private property.
What can you do: Please be alert to suspicious activity and don’t hesitate to call 911 to report it. This includes strangers walking or loitering about your neighborhoods, apparent juveniles out after curfew, vehicles you don’t recognize circling your neighborhood, or sounds such as glass breaking or loud banging. Record descriptions of suspicious people and/or vehicle(s) and obtain license plate numbers when possible.
Lock your vehicles when left unattended.
Don’t leave valuables unsecured and in sight within the vehicle.
Consider parking your vehicle in well-lit locations.
These incidents are under investigation by the Northfield Police Department. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is requested to please contact the Northfield Police Department-Captain Roger Schroeder @ 507-663-9322 or anonymously at our TIP line at 507-663-9494.
Armed Robbery Near Campus
Wed, Nov 12, 2008
To all students, faculty, and staff: An armed robbery occurring at an off-campus house in close proximity to the Carleton College campus was reported to Security Services yesterday afternoon. According to the report, four men entered the unlocked apartment of the resident, who is a Carleton College student, and proceeded to physically assault and threaten him with a handgun. The four individuals demanded money and property from the victim and left with cash, a laptop computer, a cell phone and other property. The victim immediately reported the assault to the Northfield Police who are investigating the incident. The victim described his four assailants to the Police as being in their mid to late 20s, with medium builds and wearing hooded sweatshirts that covered their faces. The beginning and end of academic terms are traditionally a time of increased criminal activity on campus. Whether you live on or off campus, please take care to protect yourself and your property by locking your house and room doors. While the electronic access control in the residence halls provides a layer of security, it is recommended that you keep your room door locked at all times as well. Please report suspicious individuals IMMEDIATELY to Security Services. If anyone has any additional information about this incident, please contact the Northfield Police at (507) 645-4475 or Security Services (X4444) immediately.
Director of Security