Compiled by Stephanie Eisemann, news staff
Monday, Jan. 30
A Northeastern University (NU) student called to report being harassed via Instagram by a subject unaffiliated with NU. A report was filed.
Tuesday, Jan. 31
Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) reported the manager of Wollaston’s Market in the Marino Center chased a shoplifter east on Huntington Avenue toward Massachusetts Avenue. NUPD reported stopping the woman at the Northeastern Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) stop. The subject, unaffiliated with NU, was banned from campus and sent on her way. A report was filed.
A general fire alarm was activated in Smith Hall. Fire Safety reported the alarms were coming from the basement, back corridors and mechanical areas, causing multiple smoke detectors to go off. NUPD responded and reported Boston Fire Department was on scene. Later, NUPD reported dust from contractor demolition triggered the alarm and students were allowed to re-enter the building. A report was filed.
An NU staff member reported a case of electronic harassment between two NU students. A report was filed.
The NU Loan Department received a letter from an NU alumnus stating he paid off a loan and was claiming fraud. NUPD responded and reported the letter was handwritten and made little sense. A report was filed.
A proctor in International Village (IV) called to report a man sitting on a couch in the lobby who appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance, eating and talking to himself. NUPD responded and spoke to the subject, who was unaffiliated with NU. They verbally banned him from all NU property and sent him on his way.
An NU student called to report his laundry had been stolen from West Village A last semester and the day of report he saw another NU student wearing a piece of his clothing. A report was filed.
Wednesday, Feb. 1
An NU staff member called to report the bookstore had received a counterfeit $10 bill. A report was filed.
An NU staff member called to report an NU student was the victim of a phone scam. A report was filed.
Thursday, Feb. 2
A proctor in IV called to report a man sleeping in a hallway on the first floor. NUPD responded and spoke to the subject, who was unaffiliated with NU, and banned from all NU property and sent him on his way. A report was filed.
An NU staff member called to report a suspicious man coming out of the men’s locker room of Matthews Arena. The caller explained that approximately 10 minutes later a student reported his backpack stolen and tracked the phone in the bag to Marino Center. NUPD responded and reported locating the suspect, unaffiliated with NU, who became combative and was placed under arrest. After arrest the suspect was found to have given a fake name, once the person’s real name was confirmed, they were found to have multiple open cases but no warrants.
An NU student called to report his backpack was stolen from University Health and Counseling Services. The backpack had contained a MacBook computer and two textbooks. A report was filed.
An NU student called to report there was a homeless woman sleeping on the first floor of Curry Student Center refusing to leave. NUPD responded and reported speaking to the subject who was unaffiliated with NU and banned her from all NU property before they sent her on her way. A report was filed.
Friday, Feb. 3
A subject unaffiliated with NU called to report his client, also unaffiliated with NU, was receiving what appeared to be fraudulent business checks from the university. A report was filed.
An NU staff member called to report an older man stole multiple Patriots hats from the bookstore. NUPD responded and reported checking the area with negative results. A report was filed.
Saturday, Feb. 4
An NU staff member called to report two students had cash taken from their unattended wallets in the locker room of Cabot Center. A report was filed.
Boston Police Department (BPD) reported a motor vehicle accident in front of 407 Huntington Ave. NUPD responded and reported there was a 5-month-old child in the car with a fever but no signs of trauma. BFD, EMS and BPD were on the scene. NUPD reported the driver was a 16-year-old woman with a learner’s permit. BPD assumed jurisdiction and a report was filed.
NUPD reported finding an NU student highly intoxicated and passed out in front of 650 Columbus Ave. EMS was notified and transported the subject to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for further evaluation. The residence director (RD) on duty was notified and a report was filed.
An NU student called to report a woman took her iPhone when she was getting off the train after it pulled into the MBTA Massachusetts Avenue Station. The woman fled on foot in an unknown direction approximately 10 minutes prior to report. MBTA Transit Police was notified and a report was filed.
Sunday, Feb. 5
A proctor in Stetson East called to report an NU student vomited in front of the proctor station and proceeded to go into the building. Cleaning services were notified. NUPD responded and spoke to the student, who was conscious and alert, but under 21. A report was filed.
NUPD reported the ice sculptures in Krentzman Quad had been destroyed. Cameras facing the ice sculptures are to be monitored at all times going forward.
An NU student called to report a harassment case in which another NU student attempted to contact her twice via phone. A report was filed.
NUPD reported receiving information regarding a bias crime that took place on Friday, Feb. 3. A report was filed.