Crime Log: Nov. 12-Nov. 26
Compiled by Ann Musheno, News Correspondent
Entry of the Week: Sunday, Nov. 18, 2:26 a.m.
The mother of a student reported that her daughter had informed her of a party going on in her West Village F room. An officer responded and spoke with a student who agreed to turn the music down.
Monday, Nov. 12
The Boston Police Department (BPD) reported that there was an armed robbery with a silver handgun at 973 Tremont St. The suspect then headed towards Massachusetts Avenue on foot. Officers could not locate the suspect.
A Resident Assistant (RA) reported that eight students’ cell phones and wallets were stolen in the Fens earlier that day. The students had been playing football between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. and had placed all of their cell phones and wallets into one bag. Someone alerted the group that a man in his 30s ran off with the bag and was headed towards the area of Simmons College. The students chased the suspect but lost sight of him. The students filed a report with BPD.
Several people informed an RA in 780 Columbus Ave. that students were dropping pumpkins out of third floor windows in the building. A responding officer reported that there were small pumpkin pieces on the ground. The officer was unable to contact anyone on the third floor who may have been responsible.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
A student reported that his friends were in the back of an unlicensed taxi cab and that the driver had refused to let them out. Responding officers reported making contact with the victims in front of International Village. The students were safe and the vehicle had left the area towards Tremont Street. BPD assumed jurisdiction.
An officer stopped a student for urinating on a vehicle in front of 44 Gainsborough St. The officer reported that they were able to pour a bottle of water over the area on the vehicle and that there was no damage. The student was sent on his way with a warning and will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).
Wednesday, Nov. 14
The Brookline Police Department reported that there was an explosion at Parsons Field with injuries. Northeastern University Department of Public Safety (NUPD) notified Fire Safety, Facilities, and Environmental Health and Safety. NUPD officers responded and reported that Brookline Fire and Fallon Ambulance were at the scene. A Northeastern staff member had been heating cans of paint in a warming oven when it exploded. The staff member suffered burns to his face, hands and arms and was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
A student in West Village E reported that there was a kitchen fire in her room. Responding officers reported that the student was heating cooking oil when it boiled over, causing heavy smoke but no fire. The Boston Fire Department responded. No one was injured and the fire alarm was reset.
Thursday, Nov. 15
A student reported that his unattended laptop was stolen from a classroom in International Village. A female in her late 20s had been seen in the area.
Friday, Nov. 16
An officer reported seeing a man carrying Nike merchandise and covered in blood at the corner of Massachusetts and Columbus avenues. The man matched the description of someone wanted for nearby break-ins including a break-in at the Nike store on Boylston Street. The suspect was stopped in front of 257 Northampton St. and BPD was notified. BPD responded, assumed jurisdiction and placed the man into custody after confirming that he had committed at least three break-ins.
A student reported that there was a man in the rear alley behind 212 Hemenway St. staring into her window and talking to himself. Responding officers checked the area but could not find the man.
The fire alarm in a West Village A room was signaled. Responding officers found the room locked and requested that ResLife open the room. The officer located the residents, who provided access. The residents had been attempting to use the self-cleaning function on the oven. Boston Fire Department responded. An electrician responded and cut the power to the stove as the oven could not be opened. The stove was to be replaced.
A staff member reported that his wallet was stolen from the ballroom of Curry Student Center (CSC). The wallet contained $800 and a Capital One credit card. The staff member canceled the credit card, but six charges had already been made to it at a local gas station.
Saturday, Nov. 17
NUPD received a call from Tufts Medical Center security concerning a 19-year-old female Northeastern student who was transported to Tufts Medical Center for drunkenness. The Resident Director (RD) was notified. The student will be reported to OSCCR.
An officer reported that there was a man sitting in the lobby of International Village in an altered mental state. The officer spoke with the man, who is homeless and was trying to stay out of the cold weather. The man was advised that he was trespassing, given a written trespass warning and sent on his way.
An officer observed an intoxicated college-aged male with a small laceration to his hand in the basement classroom of International Village. The officer spoke with the man, who was uncooperative and appeared to give false information. The intoxicated man said he was not a Northeastern student. As the officer escorted the male out of the building onto Ruggles street, the man fled the area. He was last seen running west along the Southwest Corridor.
Monday, Nov. 19
A student reported that $250 in cash was taken from her room in International Village between Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. and that day at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 20
A student reported that several items were stolen from her unlocked vehicle, which was parked on the seventh floor of Renaissance Park Garage. One of the student’s credit cards had been used.
Wednesday, Nov. 21
An RA in Davenport A reported that a man had come into the lobby and stated that someone was trying to kill him. Responding officers reported that the man was chased down Tremont Street by six men, 25 to 30 years of age. The victim was struck in the back and head several times. BPD assumed jurisdiction and EMS responded.
A man walked into the Ruggles MBTA sub-station and told a security officer that he saw what looked like three grenades on the fence in front of the Law School and another by the Veteran’s Memorial. A responding officer confirmed finding three green and black circular devices containing a circuit board and wires at the Huntington Avenue location and a similar device at the war memorial. The area was secured and the BPD Bomb Squad responded. BPD reported that the devices were a hoax and the area was reopened to traffic.
Saturday, Nov. 24
Officers responding to a fire alarm in Willis Hall reported that someone had discharged a chemical fire extinguisher on the fourth floor. There were no signs of smoke or fire. Boston Fire Department responded. Officers reported that the extinguisher was taken from the fifth floor. They filed a work order.
Sunday, Nov. 25
A Chartwell’s employee in International Village flagged down an officer to report that she had given two males permission to use the men’s restroom. They had been in the restroom for 20 minutes, which she thought was too long. Officers reported that a female who had come with the males was sitting in the lobby of International Village. The three were banned from the campus and officers escorted them off of Northeastern property.
Monday, Nov. 26
An officer reported finding the Texas driver’s license of a 23-year-old Boston University student while conducting an inventory of the wallet of 20-year-old Northeastern student. The Resident Safety Office had turned in the wallet and officers confiscated the license.