Crime Log: July 20- August 12
Compiled by Sarah Henry, News Correspondent
Entry of the Week: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 8:58 a.m.
A man, not affiliated with the university, approached an officer and claimed that he worked for the US Government agency called “Black Ops”, and was assigned to count every toilet on campus. As the officer began to question the man, he assaulted the officer. The man was placed into custody for assaulting an officer and disorderly conduct.
Monday, July 29
An officer saw a man enter the men’s restroom in the basement of International Village carrying a bag. The man was in the restroom for over twenty minutes. The officer spoke with the man, who was found to be a registered sex offender.
A student reported her black Toshiba laptop stolen from her dorm room at 780 Columbus Ave. She said she left her apartment at 9:30 a.m., leaving her boyfriend, who is not a student at the university, in the room. He left at 11:30 a.m., and when they returned at 1:30 p.m. the laptop was gone.
A student reported a watch stolen from her room in 780 Columbus Ave. while she was at work. She said that the week prior, a man wearing a shirt with a company logo had knocked on her door claiming he was with the university and there to fix a work order for an overhead light. The student reported that she had not requested any work.
A student reported a MacBook Pro stolen from her room in 780 Columbus Ave., valued at $3,000. The student left for work at 7 a.m. and returned at 9 p.m. Officers contacted the Residence Director (RD), and the master keys in the Resident Assistant’s (RA) office were checked and all found to be accounted for.
An RA in West Village C reported that he believed students were smoking marijuana in their room. The RA was completing room checks, and the students were hesitant to let him in. The RA noticed there was a towel under the door, and that the students had red eyes and there was a smell of burned incense. Officers reported smelling marijuana in the room, but were unable to find the source.
Tuesday, July 30
An officer reported a vehicle with a smashed window in the North Lot. Officers responded and found all the doors were still secured. Attempts were made to contact the student to whom the car is registered. The student later reported his GPS missing.
A staff member reported that the day before at 2:30 p.m. his black iPhone was stolen from an unsecured room in Kerr Hall.
A staff member reported a man sleeping on a couch on the first floor of the Hastings wing of the YMCA. Officers responded and found that the man had been previously warned of trespassing at the same location.
A student reported multiple items, including an iPad and watches, stolen from his room in 780 Columbus Ave. over the past two weeks. The student reported that on July 23, his white iPad was stolen between the hours of 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The student added that someone had entered his apartment on July 29 while the student was in the bathroom, and left when the water was turned on.
A faculty member reported that at 10:45 a.m. a man had walked by her classroom and blown her a kiss. She said the man had also made comments about her appearance in the past.
Northeastern University Division of Public Safety (NUPD) detectives assisted members of the Secret Service in interviewing a Northeastern student in regard to tweets she posted regarding the President of the United States. The student was determined not to be a threat, and the tweets were deemed an immature but harmless act.
Wednesday, July 31
A student on Hemenway Street reported a college-aged female, who appeared to be intoxicated, had run into the basement of a building and seemed to have blood and dirt on her face. Officers located the intoxicated woman, a Northeastern student, outside of one of the apartments in the building. She had fallen somewhere, and was transported by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
A student reported all of her vitamins stolen from her apartment in 780 Columbus Ave. sometime on July 29.
A student reported two baseball hats stolen from his room in 780 Columbus Ave. on or around July 21.
Thursday, Aug. 1
A staff member in Holmes Hall reported receiving a call from a private number on her office phone. She said a man on the other end called her a derogatory name.
Friday, August 2
Boston Police Department (BPD) officers reported a possible home invasion with injuries on Westland Avenue. Officers responded and reported the victims were not affiliated with the university. Four victims were transported to the hospital.
BPD reported looking for a suspect for breaking and entering in the vicinity of Northampton Street. Officers responded to the area and stopped a male suspect fitting the description, who was then positively identified by the victim.
An officer reported speaking to a man, not affiliated with the university, in Carter Park for suspicion of drug use. A glass pipe containing a small amount of cocaine was confiscated, and the subject was sent on his way. He will be summonsed to court for possession of a Class B substance.
BPD responded to a fight in progress at Symphony Market. Two males had been caught shoplifting, and were being chased by a store employee as they headed towards the Curry Student Center. Officers checked the area with no results, and upon speaking to the store employee, it was stated that no items were taken.
A man, not affiliated with the university, was found to be passed out on a bench on Massachusetts Avenue. An officer reported the man was intoxicated and could not be woken. The man was transported to Boston Medical Center.
Wednesday, Aug. 7
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department contacted NUPD regarding threats being made against a student who had withdrawn from the university by her former boyfriend via Facebook. The department confirmed that both subjects are believed to be in California.
Thursday, Aug. 8
A student reported losing his wallet in the Law School building and filed a report because he was afraid someone might steal his identity.
Saturday, Aug. 10
Boston EMS requested assistance restraining a man at Speare Place. Officers responded and reported that the student had become combative when EMS attempted to evaluate him. The student was restrained in the ambulance and transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Residents of 772 Columbus Ave. reported a man in the lobby buzzing multiple apartments and trying to gain access to the building. Officers responded and reported no one in the lobby, but did locate the man in the lobby of 776 Columbus Ave. ringing numerous buzzers. The man, who is not affiliated with the university, said he was attempting to locate his friend, a student, who lives in 772 Columbus Ave. The subject did not remember what apartment his friend lived in. The officers could not reach the friend, and the man was sent on his way. At 4 a.m. officers reported that the man had returned and was buzzing apartments again. He stated he left his money and keys in the student’s apartment and had no way of getting home to Wayland. Officers contacted the man’s father, who came to headquarters to picked up his son.
A student reported that a man on the corner of Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street with a karaoke machine was harassing people. She stated he had purposely bumped into her, but that she had already boarded a bus and left the area. Officers located the man, and sent him on his way.
Sunday, Aug. 11
A student reported her red Trek road bike was stolen from the basement of 110 St. Stephen St.