October 21, 2019 3:45 PM

The Office of Campus Safety is alerting the campus community to information provided by the Erie County Probation Department (Sandusky) regarding a person who had been charged in 2017 with looking into buildings and using a cell phone to record video of people in Erie County and also on the Oberlin College Campus.

According to an investigation, it was determined that on Friday, September 27, 2019, between the hours of 10:45 pm and midnight, David K. Schindley’s vehicle, a black Honda Fit, Ohio Registration DIV 8339 was parked near residence halls on north and south campus. 

There is no indication that he gained access to any student residential space.  The Oberlin Police Department has been made aware of this information. David Schindley also owns a 2004 Toyota Tundra, Ohio Registration HPH 3986.

David K. Schindley is described as a white male, 48 years old, light colored hair.        

Face of white male.
David K Schindley, 2017 mugshot

If you would like some support around this issue, feel free to reach out to the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, SHARE, the Oberlin College Counseling Center or the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

We encourage you to take the following measures for your safety:

  • Report suspicious persons and activities immediately, including those outside of residence halls and housing
  • Be alert of strangers who might attend gatherings at your residence and take action to address their presence by calling Campus Safety to respond if you live on campus; Oberlin Police (440) 774-1061,  if you reside off campus
  • Exterior doors of residential halls, College Village and apartment-style housing exterior door entrances should not be left unlocked or propped, or those entering should report others who “tailgate” in on your entry immediately to Campus Safety
  • Close and lock your room door when you are sleeping or studying in your room.
  • Take advantage of safety escort programs on campus by contact the Campus Safety Office.

Anyone who observes this person or similar suspicious persons or activities is asked to contact the Office of Campus Safety at (440) 775-8444 or the Oberlin Police Department at (440) 774-1061 immediately. Issued by authority of Clifton Barnes, assistant director.