Crime Log: Jan. 4 – Jan. 17

By Jackie Rapetti, News Correspondent

Tuesday, Jan. 4

3:30 p.m.

A resident of 204 Hemenway St. reported to the Boston Police Department (BPD) he was home alone in the shower when a stranger walked in the front door, which the resident had left unlocked. He reported a watch, cell phone and camera were stolen. The 22-year-old has no university affiliation.

Monday, Jan. 10

9:45 p.m.

A resident assistant (RA) in Speare Hall reported the strong odor of marijuana coming from a first floor room. A Northeastern University Division of Public Safety (NUPD) officer found several people in a room. An 18-year-old resident admitted he was smoking and turned over a pipe and less than an ounce of marijuana. Four visitors, three 19-year-olds and an 18-year-old, had rolling papers. The students were reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).

Tuesday, Jan. 11

4:30 p.m.

A student in Stetson East reported his iPod was stolen from his room overnight. He said his roommate may have had guests. NUPD is investigating the case.

9:15 p.m.

An RA in Stetson West reported the strong odor of marijuana coming from the fourth floor. An officer found two residents, 18 and 19, in a room with a fan in the window and a towel rolled up under the door. Two visitors, a 23-year-old and the 24-year-old brother of the 19-year-old, were also present. Officers confiscated three pipes, less than an ounce of marijuana, a bong, a vaporizer and other marijuana paraphernalia. The non-students were issued a trespass warning and the students were reported to OSCCR.

10:30 p.m.

A caller reported a suspicious person was tampering with a bicycle at a bike rack on campus. An NUPD officer responded and saw a man who fit the suspect’s description walking by the Marino Center with two other people. One walked off when he noticed the officer. The officer stopped and questioned the remaining two. Neither man was affiliated with the university. BPD arrested Luther Hollis, 37, of Plymouth, on a warrant for larceny. While Hollis was being questioned, the third person walked back and approached the officers, identifying himself as a student. He said he had a brief conversation with Hollis in front of Marino and remembered Hollis had bumped into him as they walked down the street. He then realized he was missing $40 in cash, which officers found on Hollis. Hollis was also charged with pick pocketing.

Wednesday, Jan. 12

7:15 p.m.

A driver delivering bread to Chicken Lou’s reported the establishment had been broken into. A brick was thrown in the back door of the restaurant. The owner later reported $100 and change that had been in a coffee can were missing.

Thursday, Jan. 13

5 p.m.

A student reported he left his belongings in a locker in the men’s locker room in the Marino Center, but never secured the lock. When he returned, the lock was gone. He went to the front desk, where the lock had been returned for his Husky ID card. The card was used at Wollaston’s and Qdoba for food. NUPD detectives are working to review cash register records and surveillance video.

8 p.m.

A male staff member reported he locked his bike outside of Squashbusters at 10 a.m. the day before and returned at 10 p.m. to find the bike and cable lock missing.

12:30 a.m.

A fire alarm was activated on a floor at the YMCA used as university housing. A student approached an officer and described four people who were by the pool station talking about pulling the alarm before it went off. NUPD is investigating the case.

2:30 a.m.

A student called to report her friend, an 18-year-old student, had been vomiting for two hours in Speare Hall. The vomiting student drank vodka and tequila off campus earlier that night. She was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center by ambulance and will be reported to OSCCR.

6 p.m.

An alumnus playing basketball at the Marino Center called to report a student in the game intentionally punched him in the face while they were playing. After officers interviewed both, the student admitted to punching the alumnus. The alumnus said he will not press criminal charges, but the student will be reported to OSCCR and neither is allowed in Marino until the case is settled.

Saturday, Jan. 15

12:15 a.m.

An RA in Smith Hall reported the strong odor of marijuana coming from one of the rooms. An NUPD officer entered the room and found an 18-year-old resident, two visitors, a towel under the door and a fan in the window. A small bag with marijuana residue was recovered. The student will be reported to OSCCR.

1:15 a.m.

An RA at Speare Hall reported a vomiting 19-year-old student. The student told NUPD officers he had had at least eight drinks that night, but wouldn’t say where. He was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center by ambulance and will be reported to OSCCR.

2:15 a.m.

An RA at Stetson East walked by a room with the door open and saw an 18-year-old student vomiting into a trash can. EMTs responded and found the student had been vomiting for an hour after drinking beer and rum. He was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and will be reported to OSCCR.

9:15 p.m.

An officer on patrol on Leon Street saw a 13-year-old and woman standing in the middle of the crosswalk on the West Campus. Upon seeing the officer, the teen jogged off and the woman, a student, stood there. She said the youth running had grabbed her in the rear. The officer caught the 13-year-old a block away, outside his home in an apartment complex. The officer spoke to the teen’s mother and he was released into her custody. The teen was given a campus trespass order and summonsed to juvenile court. The student was shaken, but not injured. She was escorted to her apartment by an NUPD officer.

Sunday, Jan. 16

12:15 a.m.

A person reported nearly being hit by a bottle that was thrown from an apartment window at the rear of 74 Symphony Rd. during a party. Officers entered the party and found about 40 guests. The guests and the apartment’s residents, four Northeastern students, said they did not realize someone threw the bottle. The students were cooperative, ended the party and told the guests to leave. They will be reported to OSCCR.

12:30 a.m.

A student called to report her friend, an 18-year-old student, was vomiting in an alley off Westland Avenue after drinking vodka. The vomiting student was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and will be reported to OSCCR.

2:15 a.m.

An RA in White Hall knocked on the door of a noisy room and asked the students to turn the music down. The RA detected a strong odor of marijuana and reported it to NUPD. An officer responded and found two residents, an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old. One turned over a marijuana pipe and the other admitted to smoking a joint. They will both be reported to OSCCR.

4:30 p.m.

A proctor at White Hall called to report a person who entered the building without signing in, walking in behind a resident and a signed-in guest. Officers went to the floor where the student who signed in the guest lives. The student told officers he thought the man lived in the building. The unsigned guest was found in the common bathroom, and pretended not to speak English. Officers detected the smell of alcohol on his breath. He said he lived in Speare Hall, then said he lived in Stetson. Upon refusing to give his name, the student backed up to the stairwell when an officer grabbed his arm to prevent him from running away. He then wrenched the officer’s arm around the doorway, injuring the officer’s shoulder. The 19-year-old student continued to lie about where he lived, so police told him he was a trespasser and arrested him for disorderly conduct. The student said he lives in White Hall but didn’t have his ID to get in. The officer whose arm he twisted later went to a hospital for his injury.

Monday, Jan. 17

2:30 a.m.

A 19-year-old in West Village C called to report she was horsing around with her 19-year-old roommate when her roommate fell, hit her head and seemed to stop breathing. EMTs found the student, an athlete, who was conscious and complaining about a sore head. Both students had been drinking earlier. The injured student was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center by ambulance for her head injury. The hospital reported she had run away, concerned she’d be in trouble for drinking. She was located and was taken back to her hospital room. She was not reported to OSCCR because there were no indications that alcohol played a role in the accident but will be followed up with by the Office of Prevention and Education (OPEN). – Entry of the Week

6:45 p.m.

A 20-year-old student reported he got off the Orange Line at Massachusetts Avenue and walked on the foot and bike path between Massachusetts Avenue and Camden St. when he was approached by several teenagers. He reported the teens knocked him down and told him to give them his belongings. Other pedestrians scared the teenagers away. Massachusetts State Police were notified and are currently investigating the case. The student was not injured and nothing was taken.

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