Compiled by Jackie Rapetti, News Staff
Monday, Feb. 6
A manager at Wollaston’s in the Marino Center reported a man in his 40s stole soap and toothpaste. The man ran from the store before a Northeastern University Division of Public Safety (NUPD) officer arrived, leaving the stolen goods behind. NUPD officers are investigating the case.
A student reported he left his backpack, which contained five books, in the common area on the sixth floor of International Village (INV) the previous Friday at 9 p.m. He returned at 2:30 a.m. to find it missing. NUPD officers reviewed video footage and saw the same two people who stole a wallet from a room on the sixth floor of INV Sunday, a student and his guest, taking the backpack. The student in the video admitted his friend stole the backpack and returned it empty after selling the books at a bookstore in Cambridge. The student and his guest will be summonsed to Roxbury District Court for theft. Officers reported the student to the Office of Student Conduct andbri Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) and gave the guest a trespass ban.
A resident assistant (RA) in Speare Hall detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from a room on the second floor. NUPD officers found four students sharing a blunt and confiscated a small amount of marijuana, beer and vodka. All four students will be reported to OSCCR.
While responding to the previous incident, NUPD officers found two students, 18 and 19 years old, on the second floor of Speare Hall with beer, wine and Kahlua. Both students were reported to OSCCR.
Tuesday, Feb. 7
A manager at Wollaston’s in the Marino Center reported detaining a man who stole cookies. Neslie Ortiz, 31, had outstanding warrants for his arrest in Quincy for domestic violence charges and in Boston for larceny. NUPD officers arrested Ortiz, who has no university affiliation, and banned him from campus.
NUPD officers processing a backpack turned in to the lost and found came across prescription medication with a student’s name on it. The student claimed the medicine but said the bag belonged to his roommate and he has no idea why his medicine was in the bag. The roommate was reported to OSCCR and NUPD is investigating.
A bookstore staff member reported a student employee stole from the cash register. The student admitted to stealing the money and paid it back. He will be reported to OSCCR.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
A student reported he left his laptop unattended at about 10 a.m. on the fourth floor of Snell Library when he left to get breakfast in Shillman Hall. When he returned an hour later, his laptop was gone.
A manager at Wollaston’s in the Marino Center reported a student put a toothbrush up his sleeve, went to the register and paid for other items. The student said he forgot he stuffed the toothbrush up his sleeve because his hands were full. He paid for the toothbrush and was reported to OSCCR.
Thursday, Feb. 9
A man and a woman not affiliated with the university reported they were riding on the Green Line E branch when a teenager snatched the woman’s iPhone and got off the train with a group of friends. NUPD officers detained several teenagers on Hemenway Street. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Transit Police responded to the scene and arrested three teenagers for theft. Their names were not revealed because they are juveniles. Police recovered and returned the iPhone.
An NUPD officer found a 20-year-old man unaffiliated with the university in the alley behind the redicence hall 10 Coventry Apartments. The man was under the influence of drugs and the officer turned him over to the Boston Police Department (BPD). He will be summonsed to Roxbury District Court for possession of drugs.
Friday, Feb. 10
A proctor at 407 Huntington reported a 19-year-old student, who seemed intoxicated, entered the building. NUPD officers and an RA found the student asleep in her room. She had a bottle of whiskey in her room and, after waking up, admitted to drinking off campus. EMTs came to the room and determined she did not need medical attention. She was reported to OSCCR.
An NUPD officer noticed an intoxicated 19-year-old student on the ground in front of White Hall. The student admitted she had been drinking in a bar but would not say where. She was allowed back to her residence hall and reported to OSCCR.
NUPD officers investigating a report of marijuana in a room on the sixth floor of West Village B found an 18-year-old student, who turned over prepackaged individual bags of marijuana, a large sum of money and prescription drugs not prescribed to him. The student, Mattew Cullen, was arrested for possession of Class D and E drugs with intent to distribute and will be reported to OSCCR.
A student ran into NUPD headquarters to report a burglary in progress on the first floor of an off-campus residence on Tremont Street. NUPD officers found the front door and a first floor apartment door broken. A student who lives in the first floor apartment was just arriving home and reported nothing missing. A witness said he saw a man walking around the street with a crowbar 15 minutes earlier. Officers found and questioned the man but no arrests have been made. BPD has assumed jurisdiction and is continuing the investigation.
A student reported she was on the first floor of the Curry Student Center when two teenagers engaged her in conversation. One grabbed her iPhone and both ran away. The next day the student ‘s friend received a text message from someone who found the phone and later returned it.
A student reported she left her bag unattended on the first floor of the Curry Student Center for more than an hour. She returned to find her credit card stolen from the bag and an online purchase attempt was made, but was unsuccessful.
Saturday, Feb. 11
A student reported an intoxicated 22-year-old student outside of West Village H. The intoxicated student was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and reported to OSCCR.
A staff member in West Village G reported people acting suspiciously in the third floor lounge. Officers found an intoxicated 19-year-old student and two visitors. The visitors were allowed to stay and the student was reported to OSCCR.
Sunday, Feb. 12
A student reported an intoxicated man assaulting a woman in the lobby of 120 Hemenway St. NUPD officers found the man, a 22-year-old student, assaulting his girlfriend, also a student, on the sidewalk. The man, Brian D., was arrested for domestic violence and assault on another student who tried to break up the incident. He was reported to OSCCR.
An RA in Smith Hall reported three intoxicated students in the women’s bathroom on the third floor. A 19-year-old student was vomiting after drinking vodka at an off-campus party. She was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center by ambulance. All three students were reported to OSCCR.
Sunday, Feb. 12
A manager at Wollaston’s in the Marino Center reported a man with no university affiliation shoplifted health and beauty products. He paid for a 99 cent drink and, when asked by NUPD officers why he didn’t pay for the other items, he said he didn’t want to wait in line. He was banned from both Wollaston’s locations.
A student reported she couldn’t find her Husky Card after using it Friday at Starbucks in the Curry Student Center. When she went to get a new card, she learned the old one was used for a $50 purchase at Starbucks on Friday.
A manager at Wollaston’s in the Marino Center reported a college-aged man tried to steal various soap products. The man fled, leaving his backpack behind, before NUPD officers arrived. Officers found several Harvard sweatshirts, sneakers, a winter ski cap and jeans with price tags on them in the backpack. Officers are investigating the case.
An RA in Smith Hall reported an intoxicated student, and NUPD officers found the 18-year-old student in his room. He was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center by ambulance and reported to OSCCR.
Tuesday, Feb. 14
An RA in Loftman Hall reported the odor of marijuana on the third floor. NUPD officers found four students in a room with towels under the door, a fan in the window and an air freshener. They said other students had been smoking in the apartment, but that they were not. All four were reported to OSCCR.
Wednesday, Feb. 15
A student in Kerr Hall reported she spoke to her family the previous evening and learned someone sent her an Edible Arrangements gift she had not received. She called the and learned it was delivered and signed for by a proctor. NUPD officers reviewed video footage and found the delivery man spoke with the proctor, but left with the package. NUPD is investigating the case.
NUPD officers found an intoxicated 21-year-old student in the West Village Quad. She was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and reported to OSCCR.
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A cab driver reported he picked up an intoxicated 20-year-old student who got sick in the cab and lost consciousness when dropped off on Gainsborough Street. NUPD officers found the student unconscious and covered in vomit and on the sidewalk with no shoes and no purse. She was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and reported to OSCCR.
An NUPD officer found a student helping a non-student walk home on Hemenway Street after they had both been drinking at Punter’s Pub. Officers told the student he could go home, but he refused and continued to interfere with officers helping the other man. The student became disorderly and shoved an officer. Seth McKenney, 24, was arrested for disorderly conduct and assaulting officer. He was reported to OSCCR.