Northeastern Crime Log

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Crime Log Entry of the Week

Friday, Nov. 8 4 p.m.

A 21-year-old female student reported that after leaving her purse unattended on the second floor of Snell Library for about 15 minutes, her wallet was missing. Later in the evening, she discovered that a book that had also been in her bag was missing. Once she went to the bookstore to purchase the book again, it was discovered that her book had been sold back along with three others by a 23-year-old male student. Messages were left for the other students whose books were stolen, as well as the thief. He later admitted to stealing the books and selling them back. He will be referred to OSCCR, and may face charges from the owners of the books and the bookstore.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 9 a.m. An 18-year-old male student was found shoplifting health and beauty aides by the manager of Wollaston’s in the Marino Center. It is unknown whether charges will be pressed, but the student will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).

Wednesday, Nov. 6 1 p.m. A 19-year-old male student was found shoplifting by the manager in Wollaston’s in the Marino Center. He had ordered a sandwich, put it in his jacket pocket and left the store. Charges will be pressed and the student will be referred to OSCCR.

4 p.m. A 21-year-old male student living on St. Stephen Street left his jacket in the hallway of Cabot Gym while playing racquetball. When he returned, his wallet in the jacket pocket was missing. It contained credit cards, $30, and his driver’s license.

Thursday, Nov. 7 Noon A 21-year-old male student was found shoplifting by the manager at Wollaston’s in the Marino Center. He had taken a package of hot dogs, but paid for the rolls. It is unknown whether charges will be pressed. He will be referred to OSCCR.

Friday, Nov. 8 3 p.m. The Law School Student Association reported that their cash box, which is kept in a room which many people have access to, was missing an undetermined amount of money; at least several hundred dollars. There was no sign of forced entry.

Saturday, Nov. 9 Noon It was reported that a 19-year-old male student from West Village A, who had a male friend staying for the weekend, had gotten into a argument with the friend. The argument was continued from the night before, and was over a female acquaintance. The friend had mentioned that he had a knife. A roommate had broken up the fight and called NUPD. The friend was convinced to go home, and he did. No charges will be filed.

11 p.m. A female student from West Village C went down to sign-in her male student friend. While waiting for the community receptionist, the male friend got into an argument and a pushing and shoving match with a female student resident also waiting. The two had been having an ongoing dispute. The female student signing in the male student broke up the two from arguing, and the three went on their way. The male student alleges that once in the stairwell, the female student with whom he was arguing with pulled out a small knife and told him she would stab him with it. About a half hour later, the female student with whom the male student was staying with called to report that a person with a dark hooded sweatshirt was loudly banging on her door and asking for the male student. By the time officers arrived, the person was gone. While officers were talking to the male and female student in the lobby, the female student with whom the argument took place was walking out of the building and identified to officers by the male student. The student denied having a knife but admitted to taking part in a mutual pushing and shoving match and argument. Witnesses are still being interviewed, and this matter is still under investigation. The students will be referred to OSCCR.

Sunday, Nov. 10 2 a.m. A caller reported a large group of about 20 people engaged in an argument across from the Columbus Lot on the corner adjacent to 780 Columbus Ave. At the same time, a woman went into NUPD to report that a man had been stabbed in the same location. Officers responded within a minute to find an ambulance already on the scene and EMTs attending to the man. An 18-year-old male freshman, from the Boston area, was reported to have more than one non-life-threatening stab wounds. He was expected to be released from the hospital yesterday or today. Because the incident happened in the jurisdiction of Boston Police, NUPD is still unsure of some of the details of the case. It appears as though the student was walking with a group of friends to a party on Columbus Avenue when another group of people came up to them and then the two groups began to argue and a fight broke out. No arrests have been made. NUPD is cooperating with Boston Police in this matter which is still under investigation. University officials are adamant that this is an isolated incident.

Monday, Nov. 11 Noon An 18-year-old freshman male student reported his X-Box game system and a football computer game missing from his third floor room in Stetson East. It was determined that the items were taken sometime between noon on Sunday and noon on Monday. He reported that his door had been unlocked several times during that period of time. He checked with friends to see if someone had borrowed the items, and they did not. There were weekend guests of other students who had access to his room over the weekend.

4 p.m. An 18-year-old male student reported that sometime around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, his Playstation game system was stolen from his room in Stetson East. He had reportedly left his room with the system there, and his roommate also in the room. When he returned half hour later, both, his roommate and the system were gone.

11 p.m. An RA reported the odor of marijuana on the fourth floor of Melvin Hall. Before officers arrived, three students