During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we at The Huntington News want to make it known that the Northeastern University community is not isolated from crimes associated with sexual abuse. Below is a list of all incidents of sexual assault, battery and related cases reported to the Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) since July 2014.
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.
An NU student who was the subject of an earlier well-being check called NUPD and agreed to report for further evaluation and questioning. The student was conscious and alert and did not require medical attention. The student had been in an argument with an individual and left the area. He admitted to drinking underage he previous night. A report was filed.
Crime of the week: Friday, April 1
A general fire alarm for West Village A North sounded for a stairwell on the 13th floor. Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) responded and reported a fire extinguisher was discharged with no signs of fire or smoke. Boston Fire Department (BFD) arrived at 2:24 a.m. Maintenance was notified to clean and ventilate the area. BFD authorized a reset of the alarm. A report was filed.
Crime of the Week: Saturday, March 26
An anonymous caller reported to Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) that there were two men and one woman engaged in drug activity in the first floor bathroom of the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute on Leon Street. NUPD responded and stopped a man and woman outside the building, who stated there was another man inside. NUPD spoke to the three subjects, unaffiliated with Northeastern University (NU), and located a crack pipe on one of the men. NUPD placed him under arrest for trespassing at 1:43 p.m. He was transported to Boston Medical Center by EMS, and NUPD stayed on watch until 9:38 p.m. before transporting him back to holding.
Crime of the Week
Tuesday, March 22
Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) stopped a Jeep Grand Cherokee registered to Massachusetts and operated by a man unaffiliated with Northeastern University (NU). The driver had run a red light at Massachusetts Avenue and St. Botolph Street, nearly striking several pedestrians. His license and registration were active, but the subject was found to have a warrant out of Quincy District Court for operating with a suspended license and possession of a Class A substance. NUPD placed the man under arrest at 1:06 a.m. and notified Todisco Towing to tow the vehicle. NUPD transported the subject to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Transit Police headquarters for booking and filed a report.
Crime of the Week:
Sunday, March 13
A security guard reported two subjects breaking into vehicles on the Hemenway Street side of the North Lot. Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) chased a man down St. Stephen Street onto Gainsborough Street toward Our House East before catching him in front of Symphony Market. The second subject, a woman, did not run and was stopped by NUPD at the entrance to the North Lot. Two vehicles had been broken into, and NUPD checked the subjects for active warrants. The man had five and the woman had one; both were then placed under arrest.
CRIME OF THE WEEK: Saturday, Feb. 27
A Northeastern University (NU) student in Stetson West reported a drunk neighbor entered his room, laid down on top of his roommate and fell asleep. The student would not wake up, and the roommate was trapped underneath. Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) responded and spoke with the NU student, who had woken up and was confused about what room he entered. He then agreed to return to his residence across the hall. No medical attention was needed, and a report was filed.
CRIME OF THE WEEK: Saturday, Feb. 20
A man passed out near the elevators on the second floor of East Village was reported. Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) responded and requested Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the Northeastern University (NU) student, who was intoxicated but conscious and alert with a bump and cut on his forehead. The student gave NUPD access to his residence in East Village, where they found 10 bottles of Captain Morgan, nine of which appeared empty. EMS responded and transported the student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The Residence Director (RD) on call was notified. NUPD provided a return escort for the student at 4:13 a.m.
CRIME OF THE WEEK: Sunday, Feb. 14
An individual unaffiliated with Northeastern University (NU) reported several NU students living on Massachusetts Avenue had been threatening him for several weeks. The caller, a law student at an unnamed school, met Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) on the sidewalk. NUPD reported a large, unruly party in a basement apartment with about 100 attendees. NUPD and BPD broke up the party and reported several of the NU residents were uncooperative. Their neighbor called back at 12:48 a.m. to report they had made additional threats towards him. A report was filed.