Crime Log: Sept. 25-Oct. 1
Compiled by Ann Musheno, News Correspondent
Entry of the Week: Monday, Oct. 1, 2:28 a.m.
Massachusetts State Police reported finding a five to six pound statue that belongs to Northeastern on the Boston Esplanade near Boston University. A responding officer recovered the husky statue mounted on a box with the letter “N” on it.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
A staff member reported that her wallet was stolen from the fourth floor of Dodge Hall on Sept. 22 and that purchases were made with her ATM card that day.
A staff member reported that his vehicle was broken into on Sept. 22 while parked on India Street in downtown Boston. His university keys were also taken.
A student reported that the rear driver’s side tire of his vehicle was slashed while it was parked in the Columbus Garage. There was no other damage to the vehicle.
A student called from Hawaii to report that his girlfriend, who has no university affiliation, was assaulted while walking through the Fens. Northeastern University Division of Public Safety (NUPD) contacted the victim by phone and she reported that an unknown male approached her from behind, called her a “whore” and hit her with a bottle. The victim said that she was not hurt and refused medical attention. NUPD immediately called 911 and relayed the information to the Boston Police Department (BPD), which was to respond to the victim’s residence.
A student reported that her bicycle was stolen from the front of Kennedy Hall, where it had been secured.
Wednesday, Sept. 26
An administrative assistant reported that a faculty member’s iPod was stolen from an unsecured office in Holmes Hall. A responding officer reported that the faculty member was not present and that the theft happened the day prior.
A student reported that $200 was stolen from her Westland Avenue apartment. NUPD advised her to also notify BPD.
A man with no university affiliation approached an officer and reported that a male just stole his cell phone while on the Orange Line and fled down the Egan Service Road towards Snell Library. Responding officers stopped a 15-year-old who fit the description behind Snell Library. Transit Police were notified and, after reviewing video from Ruggles Station, placed the juvenile into custody.
A student reported that the Hillel House was broken into sometime between Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. and Wednesday at 5 p.m. A responding officer reported that entry was gained through a rear window, which was broken. An officer requested that facilities personnel board up the window.
A farmers market vendor reported that someone stole his cashbox from his vehicle, which was parked in Forsyth Circle. The cashbox contained about $500.
A student reported that iPhone was stolen by a juvenile male in front of Columbus Place. The suspect then fled towards Massachusetts Avenue. Officers checked the area but could not locate the suspect. BPD responded to file a report.
A student reported that $300 to $400 was stolen from his locker in Marino Center between 4:45 and 6:45 p.m.
BPD reported that five shots were fired in the area of 180 Ruggles Street. BPD reported speaking to witnesses in front of 1135 Tremont St., who said that two suspects fled in a black Toyota Camry. Officers checked the area but could not locate the suspects.
A proctor reported being harassed by an intoxicated male in West Village C. Responding officers spoke with a man who had mental issues but was not intoxicated and did not require medical attention. Officers requested a taxi for the man to be taken to the his brother’s Brighton residence. NUPD contacted the brother, who agreed to pay for the taxi when it arrived. NUPD called Boston Cab and a taxi arrived at 10:18 p.m. to transport the man.
Thursday, Sept. 27
Staff in the Marino Center reported that an older male YMCA member was acting suspiciously in the men’s locker room and shower area for the past several days. The man identified himself to at least one student as a professor and exchanged phone numbers.
A student reported that his cellphone was stolen from a laundry room in West Village A.
A student reported that her clothing was stolen from a laundry room in West Village A.
Friday, Sept. 28
A Resident Assistant (RA) reported the odor of marijuana on the fifth floor of Rubenstein Hall. Responding officers spoke to a student, who said she smoked marijuana five minutes earlier. An officer confiscated a small amount of marijuana and some drug paraphernalia. The student will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).
A student reported that her laundry was stolen from a laundry room in White Hall.
An RA reported that there was an intoxicated male in the second floor lobby of Speare Hall. Responding officers reported that the 18-year-old student was conscious but not alert and had been vomiting. Boston EMS transported the student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The student will be reported to OSCCR.
Saturday, Sept. 29
An RA in Stetson West reported that there was a male on the floor of a men’s bathroom. Responding officers spoke with an 18-year-old student who stated he had been drinking earlier but was conscious, alert and did not require medical attention. The student will be reported to OSCCR.
An RA reported that there was an intoxicated female student in a room in Kennedy Hall. Responding officers reported that the 18-year-old student drank four beers and three shots of whiskey. Boston EMS transported the student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Residence Director (RD) was notified. The student will be reported to OSCCR.
An RA reported that there was an intoxicated student in a room in Burstein Hall. Responding officers reported that the 20-year-old student was conscious and alert. Boston EMS evaluated the student and determined that he did not need to go to the hospital. Several bottles of alcohol were confiscated. The student will be reported to OSCCR.
A resident reported that there were several people behind 337 Huntington Ave. possibly rolling a joint and in possession of a grinder. Responding officers stopped six people with no university affiliation. An officer confiscated two grinders, two glass bowls and a small amount of marijuana. The six individuals were given trespass bans from all university property.
A student reported that he saw what he believed to be a firearm laying on the street next to the curb in front of 15 Symphony Road. The student stated that neither he nor his friend touched the firearm. A responding officer reported that the firearm appeared to be real. The firearm was labeled as a Colt .25 automatic. Officers secured the scene and BPD was notified and responded. BPD took photographs and then collected the firearm. While trying to clear the weapon, the detective discovered that the firearm was a replica. Blood was found on the barrel and the tip of the slide mechanism. BPD detectives believe that it may have been used in the home invasion on St. Stephen Street the previous night.
A student reported that his Schwinn bicycle was stolen from the bike rack in the North Lot, where it had been secured with a cable lock.
Sunday, Sept. 30
An officer requested Boston EMS for a 22-year-old intoxicated student in front of 106 St. Stephen St. Boston EMS responded and determined the student could stay with her roommate.
A Resident Safety Office supervisor reported that there was a heavily intoxicated female at the proctor station in Melvin Hall. A responding officer found an intoxicated 17-year-old student. Boston EMS transported the student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The student will be reported to OSCCR.
A resident of Burstein Hall reported that there was a male sleeping in the courtyard in front of the building. Responding officers stopped the man and found that he had an extensive criminal history. The man was issued a trespass warning and sent on his way.
A student reported that he left his yellow backpack containing a MacBook Pro unattended in front of Kerr Hall for ten minutes while he went to the Starbucks on Huntington Avenue. When he returned, the backpack was gone.