Crime Log: Jan. 7-Jan.13
Compiled by Bill Shaner, News Staff
Entry of the Week: Saturday, Jan. 12, 12:56 a.m.
The RA on duty at Smith Hall reported an intoxicated male student vomiting in the men’s bathroom. Officers responded and found an 18-year-old Providence College student fully clothed in a shower stall, with the water running. He was conscious but not alert. Boston EMS transported the student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Monday, Jan. 7
A student reported the seat, front wheel and rear wheel were stolen from his bike while chained to the bike racks in the North Lot. Northeastern University Division of Public Safety (NUPD) officers responded.
A student reported he was physically assaulted in his Speare Hall room by another student before winter break.
A student reported the theft of his cell phone from the Dana Research Center.
Benjamin Strawbridge, a 19-year-old Northeastern student, went to NUPD headquarters after previously calling to say that Belmont police went to his home to look for him. Officers ran the student’s records and learned that he was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant. NUPD officers placed Strawbridge in custody.
A Resident Assistant (RA) at 144 Hemenway St. reported an odor of marijuana coming from the third floor. Officers responded and spoke to two students and a non-affiliated person. Officers report the students admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the evening.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
An associate dean reported he had received a threatening phone call from the father of a student who had been dismissed academically for the second time. The dean reported the father said “in the future he will act as a terrorist toward the university.” The son reported being unaware of his father’s actions, and reported the father is currently in Russia and resides in Turkey.
NUPD officers reported assisting Boston Police Department (BPD) officers who had stopped four men on the Camden footbridge for an armed robbery that took place near the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). Officers reported confiscating two butcher knives and a BB gun.
A female student flagged down an NUPD officer on Forsyth Street and reported that on Monday, Jan. 7 in a room in Hayden Hall during a scheduled class, she encountered a man, roughly 6’2” in height, who appeared “grungy,” wearing dirty gray sweatpants with a larger rip near the inner thigh and a dirty gray sweatshirt sitting inside the class. She stated the man informed her he was a teacher’s aid and offered her tutoring sessions. She then gave him her phone number and reported that, after further thought, she started to feel uneasy, thinking he may not have been who he said he was. Officers ran the man’s name and found no one listed at Northeastern.
Wednesday, Jan. 9
A YMCA proctor reported two men at her proctor station who told her a man had entered the YMCA and verbally assaulted the two men while walking past them on Huntington Avenue near Cappy’s II. The man allegedly put his hand in his jacket, gesturing that he had a firearm. The suspect was described as a black man wearing a black jacket and white shirt. NUPD officers responded and spoke to all three men. Officers ran the background of all three non-Northeastern-affiliated men and found one had an active warrant. Boston police assumed jurisdiction and put the man in custody.
NUPD officers reported confiscating three knives from two students in Davenport Commons A.
The Stetson West Residence Director (RD) reported someone pointing a red laser into her office window from the street. She was not able to see the person using the laser.
Officers reported locating a bag of marijuana near the front door of Stetson West. The bag was confiscated.
Thursday, Jan. 10
Cleaning services workers reported an older white man sleeping on the basement level of International Village. NUPD officers responded and spoke with the non-Northeastern-affiliated homeless man. He did not require medical attention and was sent on his way.
NUPD officers reported graffiti on the generators in the rear of Robinson Hall.
Friday, Jan. 11
A student in White Hall reported that another 19-year-old student was intoxicated and needed medical attention. Officers responded and found the student conscious but only semi-alert. Boston EMS responded and took the student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Officers reported vomit outside of the room and cleaning services was notified.
A student reported a white male on a skateboard wearing a purple hoodie was harassing women on the corner of Columbus Avenue and Northampton Street. NUPD officers responded and stopped the individual, who had no Northeastern affiliation. Officers ran his record and he was sent on his way with a warning.
A student walked into NUPD headquarters to report his Visa card had been used on a transaction he did not make. He reported the card was in his possession when the purchase was made.
An International Village RD reported multiple residents of the fourth floor of the west tower called her to report a strong odor of marijuana. Officers responded, spoke to a student and confiscated a small amount of marijuana.
A staff member in the Forsyth Building called NUPD to report he believed a wireless router had been stolen. Officers responded and reported the router was valued at roughly $700.
A student in the Curry Student Center contacted NUPD to report a man and two women were having a loud argument with another student. Officers responded and spoke to the student, who had tripped over and broken a cell phone charger belonging to a non-Northeastern student. The student offered to pay $20 for the replacement of the charger and the non-Northeastern student was happy with the result.
A proctor in West Village A reported that a man was passed out in the lobby. Officers responded and spoke to the 20-year-old student, who was intoxicated and unable to walk. The student reported consuming eight shots of tequila in the past four hours. Boston EMS arrived and transported the student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Officers confiscated a fake New Jersey license from the student.
An RA at 650 Columbus Ave. reported smelling marijuana in the area. Officers responded, spoke to six Northeastern students and a non-Northeastern student and confiscated a small amount of marijuana, some drug paraphernalia and a bottle of rum.
Saturday, Jan. 12
A student at 618 Columbus Ave. reported loud music coming from an apartment. Officers responded and spoke to a Northeastern student who agreed to turn the music down.
A Stetson West RA reported speaking to a group of underage students with alcohol in their possession. Officers responded and spoke to four Northeastern students and two guests. The RA had the students dispose of the alcohol prior to the officer’s arrival.
A student at 319 Huntington Ave. reported a loud party at an apartment with loud music and shouting. Officers responded and spoke to a Northeastern student who had friends over playing video games. The students agreed to keep the noise down.
An RA on duty in Davenport Commons B reported dealing with uncooperative students at a loud party. Officers responded and spoke with two underage students who were in possession of alcohol.
An RA on duty at White Hall reported an intoxicated man vomiting in the men’s bathroom. Officers responded and spoke with a Northeastern student with whom the vomiting guest was staying. Officers reported a group of underage students drinking in the room. Four of the students will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR). The guest was banned from all Northeastern property.
A student in International Village reported loud music coming from another room. NUPD officers responded and spoke with the students, who agreed to turn the music down.
A student called NUPD to report that a female student had just been robbed at the corner of Tremont and Ruggles streets. The victim was in a room in West Village G at the time of the call. Officers responded and the victim told them the suspects were two black males, ages 16 to 25, wearing black, gray or red hoodies. The student reported that while walking on Whittier Street she was grabbed from behind and punched in the arm by one man while the second man took her iPhone and iPod. The suspects did not appear to have any weapons. BPD responded, assumed jurisdiction and reported stopping two males matching the description on Hammond Street. The victim viewed the subjects but could not identify them.
NUPD officers reported assisting Transit Police on the lower busway at Ruggles Station. Officers report a man assaulted a child on the bus. Transit police placed the combative man, who had no Northeastern affiliation, in custody.
An RA in West Village A reported an odor of marijuana coming from a dorm room. Officers responded, spoke to four students and reported a faint odor of marijuana but no marijuana present. The underage students were drinking. Officers confiscated Miller High Life beer, a bottle of Bacardi Superior, a bottle of Wodka vodka, Zig Zag rolling papers and a fake New Jersey driver’s license.
Sunday, Jan. 13
A student at Ruggles Station reported he was with his friend, an 18-year-old student, who was intoxicated and having difficulty remaining conscious. Officers responded and spoke to the intoxicated student on the inbound platform. Boston EMS transported the student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
A Northeastern student on the corner of Wigglesworth Street and Huntington Avenue reported he was with a friend, an 18-year-old Northeastern student, who was passed out. Boston EMS transported the student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
A student in Melvin Hall reported her friend, an 18-year-old student, had fallen and was bleeding from his head. Officers responded and spoke to the student, who had a small laceration and had been drinking. Officers escorted the student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
BPD reported a robbery at Parker and Ruggles streets. The suspect was described as a light-skinned Hispanic or black man with dark, curly hair, wearing a gray hoodie and light, baggy jeans. He may have been working with another person, described as a black male. Officers responded and reported the subjects were seen fleeing into the Mission Main projects. After a foot chase, BPD and NUPD officers stopped a suspect on Ward Street. Upon searching the him, BPD discovered several iPods and iPhones, one of which belonged to a Northeastern student.