Crime Log: Oct. 1-Oct. 8
Compiled by Ann Musheno, News Correspondent
Entry of the Week: Saturday, Oct. 6, 11:56 a.m.
An officer observed a woman inside a construction area near CSC. The officer asked the woman to stop walking under the crane and between the barricades several times. She would not follow the officer’s instructions and kept walking in the construction site. When the officer stopped the woman, she became belligerent, then ran up the stairs into the WRBB radio offices. The woman was identified as an alumna and sent on her way.
Monday, Oct. 1
A manager of Wollaston’s in the Marino Center reported that there was a shoplifter in the store. A responding Northeastern University Division of Public Safety (NUPD) officer spoke with a Health Careers Academy (HCA) student who tried to steal a bottle of Hawaiian Punch. An officer gave the student a trespass ban from the property and sent the student back to HCA, where staff members were notified.
A family friend of a student reported that the student’s grandmother, who lives in Russia, received a voicemail saying that the student was in the hospital. The grandmother contacted the student’s mother, who was in Sweden, and the mother contacted the family friend. They checked all local hospitals but could not find the student. An officer made contact with the student, who was at his home in New York. The student said that he did not leave the voicemail and that he believed it might be a scam to get money from his family.
An officer reported that he believed he saw a man who had been previously banned from all university property enter Curry Student Center (CSC). The man had been banned for inappropriate behavior in the Marino Center locker rooms. An officer stopped a man fitting the description at Gainsborough and St. Botolph streets. The officer confiscated several IDs, which were being used to gain access to the library and the YMCA. The officer then explained the trespass warning to the subject and sent him on his way.
A student reported that a man was harassing pedestrians on Gainsborough Street near the Camden Street footbridge. Officers stopped the man, who was having a verbal argument on the phone, between the Mugar Life Sciences Building and Cullinane Hall. The man has no university affiliation and was found to have a lengthy criminal history including one prior on-campus violation. Officers sent the man on his way.
A student reported that she found a job scam on the student employment website. The student had answered an ad for a babysitting job. After several email exchanges, the party sent her a check for $2,500 and instructed her to deposit the check into her account and then send a check for $1,950 to another out-of-state party. The student did not comply. It was determined that this was a scam because the first check was not valid. The student employment office was notified to remove the advertisement.
A student reported that his $200 bicycle was stolen from the bike racks near Hayden Hall between Saturday and Sunday. The bike had been secured with a cable lock.
A staff member reported that a student was in her office and wanted to report an off-campus assault that occurred over the weekend. A responding officer reported that the student had been walking in the Fens and walked past a group of 10 to 15 men, one of whom began to assault him. The student reported that nothing was stolen and that he fled the area.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
A student reported that his MacBook had been stolen from a classroom in Ryder Hall, where he had left it the previous Thursday evening.
Thursday, Oct. 4
Someone reported that a motor vehicle was broken into on Parker Street near West Village A. A responding officer spoke to a student who said that the passenger side window of his car was broken and his iPod was taken from the vehicle between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The Boston Police Department (BPD) was notified.
A student reported that he was the victim of an indecent assault and battery three weeks prior while being photographed for a fee by another student at an off-campus residence. The student was not injured. BPD was notified.
A Resident Assistant (RA) reported the odor of marijuana in a hallway near a room in West Village G. Responding officers spoke with two residents of the room and located seven other students hiding in the shower. Officers reported finding a small amount of marijuana in the room, but that it was too small to confiscate. Officers confiscated 17 cans of Bud Light and 10 cans of Coors Light from the underage students. The students will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).
Friday, Oct. 5
A student flagged down an officer to report that a man was leaning against the glass at Peet’s Coffee & Tea and appeared to be intoxicated. Responding officers requested Boston EMS for the man, who was unable to stand and had no university affiliation. Boston EMS transported the man to Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
A student reported that she dropped her cellphone in front of International Village at 3:30 p.m. and upon returning to the area two hours later, it was gone.
An RA reported the smell of marijuana between two rooms in Light Hall. A responding officer spoke with a student and confiscated a pipe and a small amount of marijuana. The student will be reported to OSCCR.
An RA was asked to conduct a well-being check on a resident in Melvin Hall. Upon entering the room, the RA found the student unconscious and unresponsive. Responding officers reported that the 19-year-old student was conscious but not alert. Boston EMS transported the student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The Residence Director (RD) was notified. The student will be reported to OSCCR.
Saturday, Oct. 6
A student reported that a female was throwing up in the fourth floor bathroom of Stetson West. Responding officers spoke with the 18-year-old student, who was conscious and alert. The student admitted to drinking earlier in the evening. Officers confiscated the remaining alcohol in the student’s room. The student did not require hospitalization but will be reported to OSCCR.
An RA reported that a female had fallen in a White Hall bathroom. Responding officers spoke with the 18-year-old student who said that she drank five to six shots of vodka. Boston EMS responded and after evaluation, determined she did not need to go to the hospital. The student will be reported to OSCCR. While on the call, an officer found an intoxicated male in a room in White Hall. Boston EMS transported the male, an 18-year-old Stonehill College student, to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The male was a guest of the female who had fallen in the bathroom.
A Resident Safety Office (RSO) supervisor reported that there was an intoxicated female throwing up outside of West Village A. A responding officer spoke with the 19-year-old woman, who has no university affiliation. The female admitted to drinking earlier in the evening, but was conscious, alert and did not require medical attention. The female was a guest of a student but was unable to get in contact with her friend to get back into the building. Her friend’s roommate walked by and agreed to sign her into West Village A.
An RA reported that there was an unconscious female lying on the floor of a room in Davenport B. A responding officer reported that the 19-year-old, who has no university affiliation, was conscious but not fully alert. Boston EMS responded and determined the woman did not need hospitalization.
A security officer reported observing a student riding a skateboard down the Egan Access Road chasing another party and yelling “Stop.” A few minutes later, a student entered NUPD headquarters to report that she was just robbed of her cellphone while waiting for a train at Ruggles Station. The person took the phone and ran down the Egan Access Road toward Matthews Arena. A witness, another student, was able to get the cell phone back from the subject. Officers stopped a person fitting the description in Carter Park near Camden Street. The suspect, a 16-year-old male with no university affiliation, admitted to taking the cellphone. The victim and witness positively identified the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody and Transit Police were contacted. Transit Police responded and assumed jurisdiction.
A student reported the theft of a folding chair worth $20, which was stolen on Oct. 6 between midnight and 2 a.m. from Forsyth Street in front of White Hall.
BPD reported that a male was breaking the glass window of Symphony Market. A responding officer reported that a male in his 30s was fleeing the area. Another person was being detained by store staff. The officer reported that the second person had tried to pass a fake bill in the store. BPD arrived and took the detained person, who has no university affiliation, into custody.
Sunday, Oct. 7
A student reported that an intoxicated 18-year-old student on Leon Street near Ruggles Street. A responding officer reported that Boston EMS would transport the intoxicated student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. An RD was notified and the student will be reported to OSCCR.
An RA in Kerr Hall reported that a female in the lobby was throwing up. A responding officer reported that the 18-year-old student was intoxicated. Boston EMS transported the student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The RD was notified and the student will be reported to OSCCR.
An officer stopped an intoxicated college-aged female in front of 331 Huntington Ave. Boston EMS transported the 18-year-old student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The RD was notified and the student will be reported to OSCCR.
A student was found urinating on the side of 716 Columbus Ave. An officer spoke with the student, and sent him on his way with a warning.
A proctor reported that a student was lying in vomit in the third floor men’s bathroom of White Hall. A responding officer reported that the student was conscious but not fully alert. Boston EMS responded, evaluated the student and decided not to transport him to the hospital. The student refused medical treatment and will be reported to OSCCR.
The mother of a student reported that her daughter’s personal belongings were destroyed overnight in the student’s Symphony Road residence. The mother said her daughter believes the items were destroyed by her roommate. The student notified BPD who said someone would arrive within the hour for a report; a responding officer reported that there was no threat of violence and that it was an incident of malicious destruction. BPD arrived and assumed jurisdiction.
A student approached an officer and said his vehicle had been broken into on Forsyth Street near White Hall between 5:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The student’s iPhone 4 was missing from the vehicle.
An officer spoke with a group of five Northeastern students who appeared to be using marijuana behind the pump house in the Fens. The officer confiscated a small amount of marijuana from the students and sent them on their way with a warning.
Monday, Oct. 8
Boston College police reported that a 19-year-old female Northeastern student was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center for intoxication. The student’s RD was notified and the student will be reported to OSCCR.
An officer responded to what appeared to be a fight on Ruggles Street. The officer reported that BPD was on the scene and had someone unaffiliated with the university in custody. The fight resulted from witnesses trying to stop the subject, who had broken into two motor vehicles on Parker Street.
An officer stopped two individuals unaffiliated with the university behind the bleachers at Carter Playground on suspicion of drug use. Both subjects had criminal histories. The officer confiscated a small amount of marijuana and a grinder, then sent the two subjects on their way with a warning.
An officer found a small amount of marijuana in the lobby of West Village C, believed to have been dropped by two males who signed into the building. Officers spoke with a student and someone unaffiliated with the university. No additional drugs or paraphernalia were located.
BPD reported that a robbery was in progress at Uno Chicago Grill on Huntington Avenue. A man made off with an unknown amount of money and fled down Gainsborough Street towards Columbus Avenue. Officers checked the area but could not locate a suspect. Meanwhile, a call was received from a female inside Giovanni’s Market on Columbus Avenue stating that a male was inside the store behind the register trying to take money. Responding officers found BPD on the scene. BPD placed the suspect, who has no affiliation with the university, into custody after he was positively identified for the robbery at the restaurant.