Northeastern Crime Log

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By Kate Daneau

Crime Log Entry of the Week

Monday, Nov. 18 11 p.m.

A 21-year-old female student in West Village E reported that she had been physically and mentally abused by one of her visitors. She and her visitor, a 49-year-old homeless woman who had been living with her since the beginning of the school year, had gotten into an argument leading to a fist fight. She requested that the woman move out, and she did so over the past weekend. The student still feeling threatened, was granted an emergency restraining order. Because the woman is homeless it is expected that it will not be possible to have the order served to her personally, therefore it will be served to the residence of the woman’s only family in the area. The student had reportedly met the woman in an internet chat room before attending NU. The woman had been living with the student in an off campus apartment for a year prior to moving to West Village with the student.

Tuesday, Nov. 12 4:30 p.m. Staff from the athletics department reported a video camera missing from its open area storage place. The camera was last used Sunday, Nov. 10.

Wednesday, Nov. 13 8:30 a.m. A staff member reported a TV/VCR missing from a first floor office in the Behrakis Health Sciences Center. It was reported to be taken sometime Tuesday, Nov. 12. There were no signs of a forced entry.

Noon A male student from Stetson West reported that after coming back from a weekend away, a few bottles of prescription medication were missing from his room. The medication is a common drug of abuse. This matter is still under investigation.

6 p.m. A 19-year-old male student reported that while playing football in Centennial Commons, he left his back pack unattended. When he returned for it after the game, he noticed his wallet missing.

7 p.m. A 21-year-old female student from West Village E reported receiving harassing phone calls from her former boyfriend, who is not an NU student. While the officer was present the phone rang again. The officer answered it, and spoke to the suspect . It is not expected that he will call back.

Thursday, Nov. 14 2 p.m. A female student reported that she lost her NU ID. When she went to replace it, she was told that someone had used her ID at several vending machines in different residence halls the previous night. Her ID was then cancelled and a new one was issued.

Friday, Nov. 15 9 a.m. A CR in White Hall reported finding a new hole in the sheet rock wall in the first floor lobby. The incident was recorded as vandalism.

10 a.m. Staff from the Snell Library reported about 12 computer mice missing from a box in a computer storage room on the third floor.

An officer discovered fresh graffiti spray painted in the back of Cahners Hall.

5 p.m. A custodial employee reported that a wallet had been stolen from a backpack left in a janitorial service closet on the fourth floor of White Hall. The closet had been left unlocked.

11:30 p.m. An RA in Speare Hall reported the odor of marijuana on the first floor. An officer knocked on the door and was let in by an 18-year-old female student resident. A fan was found in the window. The student admitted to smoking the drug, but said that her 19-year-old non-student boyfriend had brought it. He was escorted out of the building. She also voluntarily turned over a pipe used to smoke the drug. She will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).

1 a.m. A caller reported seeing a woman in front of 776 Columbus Avenue vomiting from intoxication. Officers found an 18-year-old female student heavily intoxicated. She was sent to the hospital by ambulance. While on the scene, officers had taken notice of a large amount of people going upstairs in the private building, and loud noise. The officers went into the building to an apartment where there appeared to be a large party going on. Beer cans were found all over the building including the stairwell and the lobby. About 50 to 60 people were present. No one would admit to living in the apartment, so they were all asked to leave. After everyone left two students remained. The two claimed that they had just arrived home to find a party going on. Their other three roommates were away for the weekend. Two 20-year-old and three 19-year-old male students live in the apartment. The students at the party will be referred to OSCCR for code of conduct violations.

2 a.m. An RA in Davenport B reported vandalism of an exit sign on the sixth floor. Officers found a smashed exit sign with a trail of blood leading down the hallway, into the elevator, through the lobby and out the door. After talking with the CR it was determined that there had been a party in an apartment on the sixth floor, and a man had left the building with a bloody hand. After further investigation, cooperation from the students in the apartment and the RAs, a tentative ID of the student was made. This matter is still under investigation.

2:15 a.m. A female resident of White Hall reported that while returning to her room she noticed a student vomiting down the hall. Officers arrived to find a 21 year-old female student resident vomiting from intoxication. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance. She will be referred to OSCCR.

Saturday, Nov. 16 10 a.m. A 21-year-old male student reported that after leaving his car overnight in Columbus Lot he discovered an outside, rear view mirror damaged.

Sunday, Nov. 17 12:15 a.m. A female student from White Hall reported being the target of harassment and threats through the Internet. Officers found that her roommate had posted threatening phrases on “how to deal with your lousy roommate” in her AIM profile. The roommate admitted to posting the phrases, but claimed she did not mean them to be threatening. The roommate also admitted to telling several friends about the ongoing dispute between her and her roommate. A mutual friend told the victim about the phrases. The victim was moved to another room on campus. The roommate will be referred to OSCCR.

3 a.m. A 22-year-old male resident of Davenport A called from his bedroom to report that his suitemates were at his bedroom door making threats and trying to gain access to his room. Once the officers arrived they were given an account of difficulties the roommates have been having. The roommates admitted to yelling and damaging the lock while striking the door with the top of a metal fence post. The roommates did not gain access to the room. The victim took an overnight bag and stayed with a friend off campus. Monday morning he met with detectives and elected to go to court once he was informed of his rights in regard to domestic abuse. A restraining order was granted and served on one of the roommates. It was explained to the student that he is to have no contact personally or through acquaintances with the victim, and if he does he may be arrested. Criminal charges have been filed against that same roommate and one more. They will appear in court December 2 to answer to charges of threatening, and to also see if the restraining order will be continued. The victim was moved to another residence hall. The roommates will also be referred to OSCCR.

7 p.m. Officers discovered a broken window in the common room of the second floor of Stetson East. After questioning several residents it was found that no one really knew what had happened but that there was a loud disturbance Saturday night.

Monday, Nov. 18 6:30 a.m. Staff in West Village C called to report vandalism in one of the elevators. This was reported to be an ongoing problem.

8 p.m. A student, resident of NU at Simmons reported that while at dinner someone had hacked into her computer and taken $20 from her desk drawer. The students that the victim suspected admitted to hacking into the student’s computer using her AOL Instant Messanger screen name and password which was given to them, but reported that they had done it from their own room and had no idea about the money.