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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Clement Swaby of Bethlehem faces nearly 300 years in prison for the rape and attempted assaults of Lafayette and Lehigh students. (Photo courtesy of The Express-Times)

Man convicted of McCartney break-ins, multiple assaults, Lehigh University rape

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor November 11, 2022

After just two hours of deliberation last Friday, a jury found Clement Swaby guilty of 26 charges related to last year's McCartney Street break-ins, several assaults and a 2020 rape of a Lehigh University...

Public Safety said that Easton Police Department is currently looking for a suspect.

Easton police continues investigation after ‘suspicious activity’ reported near Wawa

By Emma Chen, News Editor October 21, 2022

All Lafayette students received an email from Public Safety on Oct. 12 detailing an “incident of suspicious activity” outside of the local Wawa on Cattell Street.  Director of Public Safety Jeff...

The Suffolk County, N.Y. district attorney is looking to upgrade the charges against Flanagan (pictured). (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Flickr)

Kyle Flanagan ’22 due back in court this November, seeks plea deal

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor September 23, 2022

Three weeks after his arrest for a fatal car crash, Kyle Flanagan ‘22 has been formally arraigned in the Southold Town Justice Court in New York, pleading not guilty to a single misdemeanor DUI charge....

Road markings show the path of the vehicle driven by Kyle Flanagan 22 as it collided with a tree. (Photo by Joe Werkmeister for The Suffolk Times)

Kyle Flanagan ’22 charged with DUI after deadly crash

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor September 2, 2022

Lafayette alum Kyle Flanagan ’22 has been arrested and charged with driving while under the influence after crashing his vehicle into a tree in Suffolk County, N.Y., killing one of his passengers and...

Lafayette College Public Saftey determined the shooting was not a threat to the campus. (Photo courtesy of Lehigh Valley Live)

Shooting in Easton Centre Square leaves one injured, suspect at large

By Nathan Kornfeind, News Editor April 15, 2022

A 29-year-old man was shot in the area around Centre Square and S. 3rd Street of downtown Easton last Saturday around 2 a.m. The victim, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, is refusing to cooperate...

Public Safety, which is still investigating the situation, encourages anybody with knowledge of who the individual could have been to reach out to their office. (Photo courtesy of Public Safety)

Public Safety responds to rumor about naked man with knife

By Emma Chen September 17, 2021

On Saturday, Sept. 15, there was a disturbance in Easton Hall. While some students and resident advisors reported that an intoxicated man in his underwear had attacked a fellow resident with a knife, Director...

Students allege that officers have failed to wear masks while sharing patrol cars with others. (Photo by Andrew Hollander 21)

Public Safety officers reminded to wear masks, but questions remain

By Andrew Hollander March 26, 2021

A week after students sounded the alarm over maskless Public Safety officers roaming the Lafayette campus, a clear disconnect remains between the expectations for officers and for the rest of the community. Director...

As of Wednesday security was still stationed on the 400 block of McCartney after the most recent incident on March 5. (Photo by Andrew Hollander 21)

Public Safety did not contact Northampton DA for McCartney Street incidents: Easton police take over investigation

By Nathan Kornfeind March 26, 2021

Northampton County District Attorney Terry Houck said that the college did not contact his office during their investigation of the Feb. 22 break-in on McCartney Street. The Easton Police Department is...

69 News Vehicle on the 400 block of McCartney Street last week. (Photo by Andrew Hollander 21)

McCartney robbery suspect arrested

By Nathan Kornfeind March 19, 2021

Thirty-four-year-old Clement Swaby of the 600 Block of Hayes Street in Bethlehem was arrested in connection with the break-in and attempted sexual assault that occurred at the 400 Block of McCartney Street...

Police are stationed on the 400 block of McCartney and have yet to detain the individual(s) responsible for the break-in. (Photo by Andrew Hollander 21)

Armed intruder enters second home on College Hill

By Nathan Kornfeind March 12, 2021

An intruder brandishing a knife broke into housing on the 400 block of McCartney Street last Friday, making it the second time in two weeks that such an incident occurred near campus.  It is currently...

Lafayette Colleges locksmith inspected a number of locks after the incident and reported no issues. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Fox 19)

Knife-wielding McCartney Street robber still being sought

By Nathan Kornfeind March 5, 2021

The college is actively investigating the Feb. 22 robbery of a house on the 400 block of McCartney Street, according to an update from the Department of Public Safety. Shortly before 4 a.m., an intruder...

Director of Public Safefty Jeff Troxell said the backpack was stolen out of the Williams Visual Art Center.

Allentown man arrested by Public Safety for theft of student’s backpack

By Andrew Hollander October 4, 2019

The Department of Public Safety responded to a call on September 12 from a student reporting a theft of her backpack from the visual arts building on the college's downtown campus. Robert Douglas, 57,...

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