Crime Log: Jan. 2-Jan. 6
Compiled by Bill Shaner, News Staff
Wednesday, Jan. 2
Northeastern University Division of Public Safety (NUPD) officers were flagged down by a civilian on Columbus Avenue concerning a 50-year-old man who passed out by the Northampton Street entrance of the Massachusetts Avenue Station. Officers responded and found the man intoxicated and unsteady on his feet. Boston Emergency Medical Services (EMS) took the man to Boston Medical Center. He is not affiliated with the university.
The Curry Student Center (CSC) Operations Event Manager reported three laptops and an audio interface were stolen from his CSC office between Dec. 31 and Jan. 2. The office was secured.
A staff member reported a shared department laptop missing from her office in Hayden Hall. The laptop was locked in a cabinet over winter break. A $200 check was also missing. It appeared that someone had opened and tampered with several boxes.
Thursday, Jan. 3
A Residence Director (RD) in Willis Hall reported smelling marijuana. Officers responded, spoke to Northeastern students and confiscated a small amount of marijuana.
Friday, Jan. 4
A staff member in Kariotis Hall reported entering a dark room, turning on the lights, seeing a person run out the opposite door and smelling marijuana. Responding officers confirmed the marijuana odor and assumed the person exited in the direction of Dockser Hall. A Dockser Hall staff member told NUPD he saw a bearded man, estimated to be 18 years of age, short in height, wearing all dark clothes and a beanie, run past his office toward the basement. NUPD officers searched the area with no results.
A student living on St. Alphonsus Street reported that she thought someone hacked into her Husky email account.
An NUPD officer checked on a group of men gathering in the lobby area of International Village. All of the men were unaffiliated with Northeastern and Jake Louis, 25, was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant.
Saturday, Jan. 5
A Northeastern student in Davenport A reported a white man with a shaved head, wearing a black shirt and sweatpants, was banging on the student’s door. Officers responded, spoke with the students in the room and recovered a set of keys, a jacket and a sweatshirt left in front of the door. Officers checked the rest of the building for the man but did not find him.
A Northeastern student went to NUPD headquarters to report having been robbed and held at gunpoint by four men. The student reported that one man was heavyset with cornrows, another was heavyset with a white puffy jacket, one man wore a beanie and one man wore a black and red hoodie under a dark jacket. All four were allegedly unshaven. After the robbery, three of the men allegedly walked toward Annunciation Road and the man wearing the puffy white jacket walked toward the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. The student’s black iPhone 4 was allegedly taken, but the student sustained no physical injuries. Boston and State police were notified. A report was filed with Boston Police Department (BPD). NUPD officers checked the area with no results.
A Resident Assistant (RA) reported a loud party at 650 Columbus Ave. The occupants would not answer the door. Officers responded and spoke with the room occupant. The group was sent on their way without incident.
Sunday, Jan. 6
A Northeastern student reported a break-in in his room in International Village over winter break. The student reported missing items and damaged property, and said the bed and other items were moved around in his room. NUPD officers responded and after speaking with the RD, learned that the student had left his window open during winter break and a water pipe in the heating system had burst. Facilities staff moved items in the room around to fix the pipe.