Compiled by Stephanie Eisemann
Crime of the week: Thursday, April 7
A Northeastern University (NU) student reported receiving several phone calls from a caller pretending to be representing a government agency threatening to arrest or deport him if he did not provide them with information. The student realized it was a scam and hung up but wanted advice on the situation from Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD). He was advised to continue ignoring the calls and refuse to provide any personal information. A report was filed.
Monday, April 4
The assistant manager of the Au Bon Pain in the Marino Center reported having her cellphone stolen while in the restaurant. NUPD responded, and the assistant manager reported she believed a contractor who was doing work in the area may have taken it. A report was filed.
An NU student reported her coat, valued at $2,000, was stolen from Matthews Arena during the Springfest concert on April 2. A report was filed.
An NU student reported his wallet was stolen from Matthews Arena during the Springfest concert on April 2. A report was filed.
Tuesday, April 5
An NU student reported that while in Snell Library, she had several cosmetic products stolen from a box she had sitting on the floor. A report was filed.
The manager of the Curry Student Center food court reported a subject talking to himself in the area. NUPD responded and spoke to the subject, unaffiliated with NU, and found the man had a criminal history and an active warrant. The man was placed under arrest at 11:06 a.m. for trespassing.
Wednesday, April 6
The manager of the Wollaston’s Market in the Marino Center reported he had detained a shoplifter. NUPD responded and spoke to the NU student. She was apologetic and was referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (O.S.C.C.R.). A report was filed.
A staff member in Richards Hall reported cash and checks were missing from the Bursar’s Office. NUPD spoke to the staff member who reported all the checks had been endorsed to the university and would not be able to be deposited elsewhere. A report was filed.
An NU student reported graffiti in the second floor men’s bathroom of Shillman Hall. NUPD responded and reported finding blue spray paint. Work order was notified to remove the paint, and a report was filed.
Thursday, April 7
An NU staff member reported the university had been the victim of a fraud case. The staff member had been contacted by BT Conferencing to report the university owes the company money for items purchased in Northeastern’s name. The staff member advised the company that these were not legitimate purchases and NU would not be paying the bill. A report was filed.
An NU staff member in Dodge Hall reported pry marks on the door to a room in the building. NUPD responded and reported someone attempted to enter but was unsuccessful. There was nothing missing from the office at the time. A report was filed.
An NU student reported someone had hacked his Skype account and was demanding money from him. A report was filed.
Saturday, April 9
The proctor in White Hall reported an intoxicated man in the lobby. NUPD responded and spoke with an NU resident of Westland Avenue, who was intoxicated and underage. His information was collected, and a report was filed.
Sunday, April 10
A caller stated a female NU student was in his house off campus and intoxicated. NUPD responded and reported the student was vomiting and conscious but not alert. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was requested and transported her to Tufts Medical Center. The Residence Director (RD) on call in the student’s residence was notified.
NUPD reported an intoxicated woman in the lobby of International Village who was unsteady on her feet. EMS was requested and transported the NU student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The RD on call was notified.
An NU student reported his iPhone charger was stolen from Snell Library the previous week. A report was filed.