Compiled by Stephanie Eisemann, news staff
Crime of the Week: Wednesday, Aug. 17
Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) reported a suspect who approached three men in Ruggles Station and threatened them with a firearm. The suspect then took an orange scooter from one of the victims and fled toward Melnea Cass Boulevard. NUPD located the scooter by the tennis courts on Ruggles Street. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Transit Police was notified and the victim, unaffiliated with Northeastern University (NU), took possession of his scooter and was sent on his way. MBTA Transit Police assumed jurisdiction.
Monday, Aug. 15
An individual, unaffiliated with NU, reported that a package delivered to her at 144 Hemenway St. was stolen from the lobby. A report was filed.
A confidential rape case on Huntington Avenue was reported.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
An NU student reported his friend’s vehicle was struck by another car as they were exiting the Columbus Garage. NUPD responded and reported no injuries. Both vehicles were registered in Massachusetts and the second driver was an NU student. A report was filed.
An NU student reported her unattended laptop was stolen earlier in the day from Parsons Field in Brookline, Massachusetts. The device could not be tracked and a report was filed.
Thursday, Aug. 18
An NU student reported receiving a fake $100 from the Curry Student Center. A report was filed.
Friday, Aug. 19
An NU staff member reported a flat-screen TV was stolen from the conference room of 271 Huntington Ave. A report was filed.
A Resident Assistant (RA) reported finding alcohol and drug paraphernalia in plain sight in a residence of Douglass Park while conducting room inspections. NUPD responded and spoke with the resident of the room. Two additional NU students were present. NUPD confiscated less than an ounce of marijuana and the paraphernalia. A report was filed.
Boston Police Department (BPD) reported a ShotSpotter activation in the area of 1158 Tremont St. NUPD checked Tremont, Ruggles and Whittier streets with BPD. NUPD then reported BPD was focusing their search around 1170 Tremont St. and moving away from campus. BPD confirmed shots fired and located a spent shell casing on the ramp leading into the Madison Park Technical Vocational High School football field. BPD assumed jurisdiction.
Sunday, Aug. 21
An anonymous caller reported a male Uber driver appeared to be locked out of his vehicle while parked on Gainsborough Street. The caller further reported a female passenger inside the vehicle and was unsure if the woman was sleeping or had intentionally locked the driver outside the car. NUPD responded and reported the driver was not locked out, but the passenger was highly intoxicated. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded for the 18 year old, unaffiliated with NU, who was breathing but not conscious at the time. The woman’s roommate arrived and EMS transported the subject to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
A confidential indecent assault and battery place occurred off campus in Europe.
An NUPD officer reported that, while assigned to the sealcoating detail near the Veterans Memorial, he was accidentally sprayed by the sealcoating machine. The officer was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for further evaluation. A report was filed.
NUPD stopped two men for suspicion of drug use in Carter Park at Roxbury Crossing. Both subjects, unaffiliated with NU, were found to have no active warrants but positive criminal histories. NUPD reported the men were in possession of three hypodermic needles and placed one of the men under arrest for possession of heroin. A report was filed.
An RA in Davenport A reported water leaking from the apartment above into the staff office. Residents of the affected apartment initially did not respond to knocks. The RA requested NUPD check on the occupants. NUPD responded and reported a resident of the room stated his roommate left the kitchen sink on and it overflowed. The students had already contacted Facilities Customer Service and filed a work order.