Compiled by Stephanie Eisemann, news staff
Crime of the week: Tuesday, May 24
The manager of Qdoba reported a man had been in the men’s bathroom for more than an hour and would not come out. Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) responded and spoke to the man, who was unaffiliated with NU. He was found to have a positive criminal history but no warrants and was banned from all Northeastern University (NU) property before being escorted from the area.
Monday, May 16
The Evaluation and Volunteer Manager for City and Community Affairs reported items stolen from a room in Hastings Hall, including two laptops and house keys. NUPD responded and reported the bottom latch of the lock is not engaging, as it was pried open. Work order was filed, and a report was filed.
An NU student reported her cellphone was stolen from Matthews Arena during the College of Professional Studies graduation on May 13. A report was filed.
An NU student reported her iPhone was stolen somewhere on campus, but she was unsure of the location. She believes someone turned it off, as she could not reach it and the battery should not have died in the time frame it went missing. A report was filed.
An NU alumnus reported being approached approximately five minutes prior to report. Inside the foyer of his building on Westland Avenue, a man stated he had a gun. The victim gave the man his wallet, and the man also took his backpack. NUPD checked the area for the suspect with negative results. Boston Police Department (BPD) assumed jurisdiction.
Tuesday, May 17
An NU staff member notified NUPD that on Monday and on the morning of report, he noticed the same man sleeping outside of a classroom in Snell Library. The man was checked for warrants with negative results, but further investigation revealed the man had given a false name and was a former NU student. Checked again with negative results for prior warrants, the man was banned from all NU property and sent on his way.
An NU student reported to NUPD that after spending the night with a woman on Saturday he noticed some of his belongings, including his iPhone and prescription medication, were missing from his apartment on Huntington Avenue. A report was filed.
Wednesday, May 18
An NU student reported he was victim to an Internet scam that occurred on Peterborough Street regarding the online sale of a laptop. BPD was notified, and a report was filed.
An NU student approached an NUPD officer in afterHOURS, reporting a laptop given to him through a Northeastern scholarship was stolen from the table he was at in afterHOURS between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. A report was filed.
Thursday, May 19
The manager of the Wollaston’s Market in the Marino Center noticed a man slip something into his bag. The man was still in the area at the time of report. NUPD responded, and the manager informed them that he had told the man to remove the items from his bag. The man had complied and since left the area.
An NU student reported his bicycle seat was stolen while chained to the bike racks outside of International Village (IV). NUPD responded for the report, but the party had left the area prior to their arrival. They were unable to contact the student.
An NU student reported an unknown person had entered her apartment and stolen 15 different spice jars. NUPD responded and found no forced entry or other items stolen. A report was filed.
Friday, May 20
The manager of the Wollaston’s Market in the Marino Center reported a juvenile carrying a black backpack stealing items out of the store, who was currently at the register. NUPD responded and collected the Boston Latin School student’s information. The student’s father was notified of the situation and stated he would pick the subject up from NUPD. The headmaster was also contacted and confirmed the subject was a student of that institution. A report was filed, and the student returned to school.
NUPD reported a confused, intoxicated male with a head injury at the rear of Speare Place. NUPD responded, and Boston Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was contacted. EMS arrived and transported the NU student, with two internal incidents with NU/NUPD, to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The Residence Director (RD) on call was notified.
Saturday, May 21
An NU student called to report his intoxicated friend was running around the 14th floor of IV. The student was unable to catch up to his friend and requested NUPD check on him. NUPD responded and spoke with the NU student. NUPD confiscated six beers from the subject and determined he did not need any medical assistance. A medical waiver was signed.
NUPD reported speaking with a man, unaffiliated with NU, on the southwest corridor by North Hampton Street. The man was found to have a positive record with a warrant out for his arrest. NUPD placed him under arrest at 8:10 p.m.
A proctor in IV reported a passerby told him several females were using drugs in a basement classroom. Two women, unaffiliated with Northeastern, were found. One woman had no results of prior incidents or active warrants, but was arrested at 8:26 p.m. for possession of a controlled substance. The other will be summonsed to court.
Sunday, May 22
A Resident Assistant in 650 Columbus Ave. reported a loud party in Douglass Park. NUPD responded and reported the party was in the reported room but had dispersed prior to their arrival. NUPD cleared the area and reported witnessing another loud party. NUPD spoke with an NU student and an individual unaffiliated with Northeastern. Three-fourths of a handle of vodka was confiscated, and the area was cleared for the night.
NUPD reported an intoxicated woman in front of Davenport A. EMS arrived and transported the NU student to Boston Medical Center. The RD on call was notified.
Sunday, May 22
NUPD reported stopping an individual unaffiliated with NU in the basement classroom area of IV. The man was found to have a criminal history and signed a trespassing warning for all NU property before being dismissed.
Tuesday, May 24
NUPD observed a Massachusetts-registered vehicle driven at a high speed on Tremont Street. It was abandoned in front of 10 Coventry St. The vehicle had been entered as stolen on May 14 by the BPD. NUPD reported the vehicle was still running and had been damaged. BPD was notified and assumed jurisdiction.
An NU professor reported her unattended university laptop was stolen from her office in Richards Hall within a few hours prior to report. A report was filed.
NUPD reported stopping two individuals in the playground area of Carter Park for suspicion of drug use. Multiple officers responded to assist. Both individuals had positive criminal histories. One woman was placed under arrest for five warrants, and one man was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault and battery.
Wednesday, May 25
An NU student reported leaving her backpack, containing her cell phone, wallet, laptop and an I-20 form, unattended in Dodge Hall at approximately 7:30 a.m. It was missing when she returned. She checked with the lost and found in the Curry Student Center, but the bag had not been reported. A report was filed.
An NU staff member reported her university MacBook Air was stolen while unattended in either her office in Snell Engineering or her lab in Mugar Life Sciences Building. A report was filed.
Thursday, May 26
BPD reported an unarmed robbery at the intersection of Gainsborough Street and Huntington Avenue. NUPD responded and reported a visually impaired male had given a panhandler money from the ATM. The panhandler took more money than permitted and fled the area toward a nearby alleyway. Officers checked the surrounding area with negative results, and BPD assumed jurisdiction.
An NU staff member in West Village G reported being informed by painters that there were squatters found in the building approximately half an hour prior to report. The individuals were seen leaving the area. A report was filed.
An anonymous party reported a man in front of Shillman Hall talking to himself and pacing. NUPD responded and stopped the man, who was unaffiliated with NU and found he had a criminal history. The man was banned from the property and sent on his way. A report was filed. An NU staff member then reported a man trying to enter Snell Library behind other people. NUPD responded and were unable to locate the individual. The staff member later called back to report the party had returned and was attempting to enter the library again. NUPD responded and found the man to be the same one reported outside of Shillman Hall and placed him under arrest.
An NU student reported his unattended bicycle was stolen from outside Shillman Hall. A report was filed.
Friday, May 27
The manager of Wollaston’s Market at the Marino Center called to report a male shoplifter. NUPD responded and spoke to the man, who was unaffiliated with NU, and banned him from both Wollaston’s Markets before being sent on his way.
NUPD reported stopping two individuals in Carter Park for having an open container of alcohol. The parties, both unaffiliated with NU, were both found to have criminal histories and were sent on their way.
Sunday, May 29
NUPD reported stopping a man on the first floor of the YMCA after observing him change in the bathroom. He claimed to be a student but was not listed on the patrons list. He was issued a trespassing warning for all NU property.
An individual unaffiliated with NU reported having his bicycle stolen from the hallway of the YMCA. A report was filed.
The RD of West Village G reported receiving a phone call from someone doing a safety walk that there were three people in a room of the building smoking marijuana. NUPD responded and reported the parties had since left the area but the room smelled of the substance. A report was filed.