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Attempted Burglary at Parsons Hall Triggers Early Alert

Another semester, another Parsons Hall attempted burglary.

The Marietta College Campus Police Service issued an alert this morning at 6:30 AM to make students aware of the 4:45 AM incident.  The incident report sent to students describes an unknown person attempting to enter a student’s room.  The student awoke, startled the person, and they fled the scene.

We’ll try to get some reaction from students that live in Parsons.  For now, here’s the message sent out to students this morning.

In compliance with the Timely Notice provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Marietta College officials want to inform you that Marietta College police are investigating an attempted burglary that took place at approximately 4:45 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 10.

An unknown person attempted to enter a resident’s room at Parsons Hall. Before the suspect could gain entry into the room, the resident awoke and the suspect fled.

If anyone has any details please contact Marietta College Police at (740) 376-4611.

Previous troubles at Parsons Hall:

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Aggravated Burglary Triggers Campus Notification

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009

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Aggravated Burglary Triggers Campus Notification

If there is one thing that the College does well, its timely notification.  The e-mail/robo-calls went out at 10 AM, 4 hours after the incident happened.

In compliance with the Timely Notice provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Marietta College officials want to inform you that Marietta College police are investigating an aggravated burglary that took place at approximately 6 a.m., Friday, May 8.

An unknown person entered a resident’s room at Parsons Hall. After the suspect gained entry he attempted to restrain the resident. The resident fought back and was able to separate from the attacker, who fled on foot. Campus Police say nothing at this time indicates the attacker had any connection to the Marietta College Campus.

The male, described as tall, 6-foot-0 to 6-foot-2, slender build was wearing a dark or black hoodie type sweatshirt and dark jeans. The suspect was wearing dark eyeliner and had multiple piercings on his face.

The scene has been processed by an evidence technician from the Marietta City Police Department. The case is being investigated by the Marietta College Police and the Marietta City Police.

If anyone has any details please contact Marietta College Police at (740) 376-4611.

Once again, questions are raised about the security of Parson’s Hall.  The first floor is completely unprotected from outsiders.  Without knowing what floor it was, it would be my guess that it was the first floor.  I doubt somebody would let some guy follow them through the door to gain access to the second/third/fourth floors.

And a note…Comparatively, our crime rate is much much lower than most colleges/universities.  It’s just that these incidents raise questions of the security of students.

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Posted by    Date: Friday, May 8, 2009

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