Crime Log: Jan. 14-Jan. 22
Compiled by Bill Shaner, News Staff
Entry of the Week: Monday, Jan. 21, 11:11 a.m.
A student reported being sold fake Patriots tickets while on Parker Street. The student reported answering an ad on Craigslist and paying $660 for four tickets to the AFC Championship game. Upon arrival at the game the student and his friends were informed the tickets were fake. The student was escorted to a Boston police station to file a report.
Monday, Jan. 14
A student reported she was robbed of her cell phone 15 minutes prior while in the parking area between the Forsyth Building and the Latino Center. The student reported being grabbed from behind by a man while a woman grabbed her phone. She said she followed both suspects as they sprinted toward West Village. Police identified the suspects as local high school students, and searched the area with no results.
A student residing at 54 Gainsborough St. reported a man banging on the front door of the building, harassing people as they entered and exited. Northeastern Division of Public Safety (NUPD) officers responded and sent the man on his way with a warning.
A staff member in West Village F reported a physical fight between two male students. One student allegedly fled the area. Officers responded to find the other male student, who claimed to have been assaulted. The student said the altercation was sparked by an argument earlier that day over an interrupted conversation with a professor.
A Northeastern student reported her iPhone was stolen at College Convenience.
A Residence Director (RD) in International Village reported someone shining a laser pointer inside her window. She told officers it seemed to be someone on the eighth floor. Officers checked the area with no results and advised the RD to call the station should the situation arise again.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
A staff member in Richards Hall reported an Apple computer stolen from her unlocked office.
An associate professor in West Village H reported that five minutes prior a man had attempted to steal his laptop computer out of his bag. He reported confronting the man, who then ran down the stairs. Officers checked the area with no results.
The victim of the assault reported at 1:40 p.m. on Jan. 14 reported he was afraid of the student who had assaulted him. The student reported that the other man had struck him with his laptop the previous day and also tossed a desk onto him. NUPD took the student into custody.
A student reported that an hour prior she was approached by a man who appeared to be high on drugs. She reported the man engaged in conversation with her, then attempted to walk away with her cell phone. After speaking with officers, the student reported the man did not take her phone or touch her in any way, just seemed high. Officers checked the area with no results.
A University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) employee reported a 17-year-old non-Northeastern student walked into the office with a cheek injury. The injury was described as being a “hole” in his cheek. Officers responded and found the man was a victim of an armed robbery that took place at the Madison Park High School football field. The victim appeared to have been stabbed in the cheek. Boston Emergency Medical Services (EMS) took the man to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
A student in Davenport Commons B reported an intoxicated man in the lobby. Officers responded and reported that the 22-year-old student was extremely intoxicated and unable to walk. Boston EMS took the student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Thursday, Jan. 17
Staff in the Marino Center reported a student at the desk claiming his wallet had been stolen. Officers reported the student said his Louis Vutton wallet, valued at $300, was missing, along with $600, two credit cards and a pair of pants. The student may have neglected to secure his pants in a locker. A locker containing his other items was still secured.
NUPD officers reported graffiti on the rear wall of Cahners Hall. Officers also reported finding several windows open along the ground floor and a foul odor on the second floor.
Friday, Jan. 18
While performing a patrol of the Marbury Terrace warehouse an NUPD officer reported some chalk graffiti on the backside of the building.
A proctor in West Village H reported a Northeastern student in the lobby who forgot her ID. He also said that the student was intoxicated and vomiting. Officers responded and notified cleaning services. Boston EMS took the 21-year-old student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
An International Village proctor reported a man who appeared intoxicated walked into the lobby and asked him how to get to the hospital. After the proctor pointed the man in the right direction, the man sat down in the lounge area and slouched. Officers responded and requested Boston EMS. The 26-year-old man, who is not affiliated with Northeastern, might have had a head injury. Boston EMS took the man to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
A student in West Village A reported he believed two students were smoking marijuana. Officers responded and spoke to two Northeastern students and a non-Northeastern visitor. Officers confiscated a small amount of marijuana.
A student in West Village G reported loud music coming from a room in the building. Officers responded and the residents agreed to turn their music down.
Saturday, Jan. 19
A Resident Assistant (RA) in 650 Columbus Ave. reported a strong odor of marijuana coming from the fourth floor of Douglass Park. Officers responded and spoke with a female student who was burning incense. Officers had her put the incense out.
Boston Police requested assistance breaking up a party at 431 Massachusetts Ave. NUPD officers responded and found 10 Boston Police Department (BPD) units on the scene breaking up a group of 400 to 500 students who were attending parties in several apartments. Officers spoke to residents of the apartments, shut down the parties and cleared the building.
While investigating the case above, officers reported confiscating two Northeastern University signs from one of the apartments at 431 Massachusetts Ave.
A proctor in Speare Hall reported an intoxicated student who may have been in need of medical assistance. Officers responded and reported no answer from the student’s room. An RA provided officers access to the room. Officers spoke with the student, who was alert but vomiting heavily. Boston EMS responded and, after taking his vitals, believed he was fit to stay with his roommate.
A proctor in Stetson West reported the residents of a room swiped into the dorm but appeared to be heavily intoxicated. Officers responded and reported speaking with an 18-year-old Northeastern student who was alert but heavily intoxicated. Boston EMS responded and took the student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Officers reported checking on a man who was lying on the ground in front of West Village E. Officers spoke with the man, then with a student who claimed to be his girlfriend. She said that, after an argument, he grabbed her phone, tried to run off with it, tripped, and remained lying where the officers found him. The man was taken into custody. The student was not injured.
A student reported she lost her Husky ID while at the Marino Center and unauthorized charges have been made with said ID.
Sunday, Jan. 20
BPD reported five male college students on Tremont Street near BPD headquarters were chasing a woman toward Ruggles Street. Officers responded and spoke with a female Northeastern student and a man who said they had called BPD about five intoxicated men who were harassing them. No assault or threat occurred. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the suspects.
An RA in Smith Hall reported an intoxicated man throwing up in the bathroom. Officers responded and spoke to an 18-year-old Northeastern student who declined medical attention. The student signed a medical waiver.
A proctor at 319 Huntington Ave. reported an intoxicated female throwing up in the lobby. Officers reported the 21-year-old female student was conscious but only semi-alert. Boston BMS escorted her to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
A student in Kennedy Hall reported loud music coming from the fourth floor. Officers responded and spoke with the residents, who agreed to turn it down.
A student in Snell Library reported a fight on the second floor. Officers responded and spoke with two students, a male and female. Officers arrested the male for domestic assault and battery. The female was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for injuries sustained to her face.
A student in the Snell Library quad reported a man was aggressively panhandling in the area. Officers stopped a non-university affiliated man who was sent on his way with a warning.
A proctor in the West Village H computer lab reported finding a bag of marijuana inside the lab. Officers confiscated the small plastic bag.
A student reported her wallet was stolen from the Marino Center Wollaston’s earlier in the evening.
A student reported damage to the third-floor hallway of Davenport A, by the elevator. Officers found the paint adjacent to the third floor elevator was scratched.
Monday, Jan. 21.
An RA on duty at West Village H reported a loud party in the building. Officers spoke with three Northeastern students who hosted the party. Students were sent on their way.
A student in International Village reported loud music coming from another room. Officers spoke with a Northeastern student who agreed to shut off the music and his friends were sent on their way.
A student in West Village A reported he believed his roommates were harassing him by tweeting inappropriate statements about him and his girlfriend. Officers spoke to the student who is not afraid of staying in the apartment, and declined a safe room. He reported being able to talk through the issue with his roommates.