By Stephanie Eisemann, news staff
Entry of the Week – Friday, March 20, 12:53 p.m.
An assistant director of the Residential Safety Office (RSO) notified the Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) that he witnessed a party steal two chairs from the lobby of Speare Hall. NUPD was notified that the subjects were currently outside Outtakes with the chairs and refused to return the furniture. The male students explained they were in the Kappa Sigma fraternity and had been collecting food for Pine Street Inn for the past week. They further stated they had been borrowing chairs all week. NUPD spoke with the director of Housing and Residential Life, who gave the students permission for the day, but asked they make arrangements with her for next time. All parties were cleared and a report was filed.
Monday, March 16
A student reported leaving his cell phone unattended in the first floor men’s restroom of Snell Library. He returned 30 minutes later to find it missing. He also checked with the lost and found but did not locate the phone. A report was filed.
Tuesday, March 17
A student reported her backpack was stolen from the food court of Curry Student Center. NUPD responded and a report was filed.
Wednesday, March 18
The headmaster of Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers notified NUPD that one of her students was assaulted. NUPD responded and spoke with the student, who explained that he was walking with a group of friends by the YMCA when three males got out of a vehicle. One struck the subject on the face before returning to the vehicle and driving away. NUPD checked the surrounding area, but did not find anyone. NUPD notified the Boston Police Department (BPD), which assumed jurisdiction.
An RSO staff member reported a student was intoxicated and harassing and verbally abusing the proctors in White Hall. The proctor stated the male student was attempting to sign into a room in the building and was using offensive language directed towards both proctors. NUPD responded and found the student to be conscious, semi-alert and intoxicated. EMS was requested and transported the underage student to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Residence Director (RD) on call was notified.
Thursday, March 19
A professor reported that one of his students had caused a small fire in a lab in Egan Research Center. He was baking insulation inside a furnace when he accidentally damaged the furnace, causing the incident. They extinguished the fire, but the room was filled with smoke and the alarm had not turned off. No one was injured. Environmental Health and Safety was also notified and a report was filed.
Friday, March 20
NUPD received a report from BPD about a student on St. Botolph Street at Massachusetts Avenue. BPD stated that a drug unit was following a suspect and noticed a male break the rear window of a vehicle. The male then stole a backpack from the car. BPD caught the suspect on Northampton Street, retrieved the bag and placed the offender under arrest.
Saturday, March 21
An NUPD officer reported an intoxicated female walked into a wall on the upper busway at Ruggles Station and injured her head. EMS was notified and evaluated the 28 year old, who was conscious and alert. The female, who is not affiliated with Northeastern, was transported to Boston Medical Center.
A student reported hearing shots fired on Ruggles Street and believes he and four friends witnessed the shooter run into the West Village area on Field Street. NUPD and BPD located a person at Huntington Avenue and Forsyth Street who matched the description of the subject. The person was identified, found to have several records on file and is banned from campus. BPD arrested the suspect and the BPD gun dog swept the campus area, but no firearms or ballistic evidence was found. BPD recovered one firearm at the back of 300 Ruggles Street. Northeastern sent informational messages to students regarding the incident.
An RA in West Village F reported an unresponsive female lying on the couch on the fifth floor common room. NUPD responded and reported that the student was awake and alert. EMS was requested and cleared the student, who refused medical assistance and went to her room with her roommate. A report was filed.
Sunday, March 22
An intoxicated male vomiting on the Egan Reserch Center access road near Snell Library was reported. NUPD responded and reported the former student and his friend, who is not affiliated with Northeastern, were visiting the Boston University campus and passing through Northeastern. Both parties signed medical waivers.
A 660 Columbus Ave. proctor reported to NUPD that a resident and guest were destroying the elevator signage. The proctor had asked the parties to stop and leave the building, but they did not comply. NUPD responded and spoke with the student. A report was filed.
A student reported that his leather chain was removed from his dorm room on Saturday. He said it was in place prior to room inspections conducted by Housing and Residential Life, and informed the RA on duty. That evening, he reported the incident to NUPD. A report was filed.