Daily Crime and Fire Log
The Crime and Fire Log is updated on a daily basis or as needed. It provides details about crimes that have occurred on campus and have been reported to the Elizabethtown College Department of Campus Security. The log also includes fires that have been reported to Campus Security that have occurred in on campus housing facilities.
The Logs are presented by month and are listed in chronological order with the most recent occurrences located at the bottom of the list for each month. Hard copies of the Crime and Fire Log are available at 605 Mt. Joy Street during normal business hours.
Daily Crime and Fire Log case numbers do not run sequentially. The Campus Security Department assigns a case number for reports all incidents. Only case numbers associated with a crime or fire appear on the Crime and Fire Log.
Entries that start with a case number of "NA" involve information received from College employees that do not work for Campus Security but who are defined by federal law as Campus Security Authorities. In these incidents, the victims did not file official reports with Campus Security and it is therefore not always possible to provide information regarding the five areas typically covered in the crime log (i.e. Nature/Classification, Date Reported, Date Occurred, Time, General Location, Disposition). These incidents are reported to Campus Security for statistical purposes and are posted to the Crime Log when the information is received by Campus Security.
For all other cases, the disposition of the case is listed. The disposition of the case provides information about the current status of a case or investigation. Click here for more information on the definitions of crime log dispositions.
According to Federal Law, an institution may withhold any of the required fields of entry, i.e. the nature, date, time, location and/or disposition if any of the following conditions apply:
1. The disclosure is prohibited by law.
2. If disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim.
3. If disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual.
4. If disclosure would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection.
5. If disclosure would result in the destruction of evidence.
Additionally, under Pennsylvania state law, when an arrest occurs on campus the names and addresses of persons arrested and charged and the charges filed against those persons must be disclosed. When available, a description of the disposition of the charges filed will also be disclosed.
Prior Crime and Fire Logs