Crime Log: May 20-June 3

Compiled by Sarah Henry, News Correspondent


Entry of the Week: Tuesday May 21, 10:42 a.m.

Officers responded to reports of a man viewing pornographic materials on a computer and touching himself in the back of Snell Library on the third floor. The student admitted to watching pornographic materials and touching himself, and stated that there was no exposure. Officers asked the student to leave the library for the day.


Monday, May 20

4:01 p.m.

An Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) detective responded to University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) for a report of a female student who had been harassed by a male student via Facebook and Instagram.


5:02 p.m.

An Allied Security officer reported a domestic dispute between a man and woman on Columbus Avenue at Ruggles Street. Officers responded, and reported a verbal dispute between two people with no Northeastern affiliation. They reported this to be a verbal dispute between the two via phone.


Tuesday, May 21

11:16 a.m.

A Northeastern student reported that his bag was stolen from the Brigham Circle MBTA bus stop, where he left it unattended. He stated that the bag contained his Chinese passport, $1000 in Hong Kong dollars, $1700 American currency, an iPad and a MacBook Pro.


1:46 p.m.

A Northeastern faculty member reported that she had received a letter from a company located in Albany, New York. The letter stated she owed $489.91. She believes the letter to be fraudulent.


9:32 p.m.

A student reported his unattended backpack and university owned laptop were stolen from Ryder Hall.


Wednesday, May 22

1:12 a.m.

A student reported his bicycle stolen from the bike rack at Snell Library. The student stated he locked the bike up around 3:30 p.m. on May 21 and noticed it missing at 1:00 p.m. on May 22.


Thursday, May 23

1:35 a.m.

An NUPD officer stopped a man with no Northeastern affiliation on the Egan access road for loitering and suspicious behavior. Officers advised the man that he was trespassing on NU property.


4:11 p.m.

A student reported the bike he was using stolen. The student stated he had borrowed the bike from another student, and secured it to the bike rack at Shillman at 1:30 p.m. He returned from class at 3:30 p.m. and found the bike missing. The bike is valued at $350.


9:43 a.m.

Two students came to NUPD headquarters to report that between the hours of 1 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., their apartment had been broken into. The students reported there were no signs of forced entry and they are unsure if they locked the door. A MacBook Pro was stolen from one student, and a leather bag containing a wallet, two credit cards and a Husky ID was stolen from the other. The students state they have two other roommates that are not home and do not know if any belongings were stolen from the two.


11:41 a.m.

The manager at Wollaston’s Market reported a male walking around the store. The manager knew the man from a previous incident at the store. The man then stole $20 worth of men’s deodorant, and attempted to leave the store. Officers responded and found the man to have active warrants. The man was placed into custody.

12:15 p.m.

A Northeastern student approached an officer and stated she was with a group of people the night prior around 11:30 when one of the people she was with commented “someone should give her a five star.” The other student then slapped her on her exposed back, causing a large red handprint on her back. The student reported discomfort, but declined medical attention.


5:47 p.m.

A Resident Assistant in 650 Columbus Ave. reported smelling marijuana coming from an apartment in the building. Officers responded, and spoke to a student who admitted to smoking marijuana with another student. No marijuana was located.


Saturday, May 25

1:23 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of three juveniles trying to catch the fish in the pond behind the Curry Student Center. Two of the juveniles had their hands in the water, and the third was walking in the pond. Upon seeing the officer, the youths fled into the Curry Student Center. Officers stopped one of the group, age 13, while the other two ran off. Operations notified the juvenile’s father who responded and took custody of his son.


4:38 p.m.

A student reported her vehicle being broken into. The car was parked on Columbus Avenue overnight and when the student returned to her vehicle, she discovered that her passenger side window was broken and her GPS had been stolen.


Sunday, May 26

12:17 p.m.

A student reported her car was broken into while parked on Forsyth Street near Hemenway Street. Officers responded and reported two GPS units had been stolen by smashing the passenger side window.


Monday, May 27

5:46 p.m.

A student reported seeing four male youths take one or two bike wheels from bikes parked in front of Snell library. He stated all four were on bikes and draped the stolen wheels over their handlebars. At 5:54 p.m., an officer reported speaking to a group of juveniles on bikes in front of Shillman Hall that fit the description. The juveniles’ parents were contacted.


5:55 p.m.

A Northeastern alum reported his unattended bicycle helmet was stolen from the International Village bike rack.


9:12 p.m.

Officers reported four males pulling on the doors to Davenport B. Officers spoke to four men with no Northeasten affiliation, one of whom had an outstanding warrant. He was placed into custody.


Tuesday, May 28

10:23 p.m.

A Northeastern student reported his gray Specialized mountain bike was stolen from the Snell Library bike rack. The bike was secured with a cable lock and valued at $350.


Wednesday, May 29

9:13 a.m.

A staff member reported a prescription medication was stolen from her purse on May 24 of this year. She stated she left her office in Snell Engineering for a few minutes, and when she returned the medication was gone.


Thursday, May 30

1:28 p.m.

A staff member reported there was a strange female in the ladies restroom on the second floor of Columbus Place. The staff member stated the woman may be on drugs. Officers responded and spoke with a non-NU affiliated female, then confiscated two pipes and a syringe.


1:34 p.m.

Officers reported stopping a male and female that fit the description of subjects connected with a reported robbery. Officers found the man to have a default warrant from Roxbury District Court. Boston Police Department (BPD) took jurisdiction, and placed the man into custody.


5 p.m.

A student contacted NUPD to report that he and his roommate were involved in a heated verbal argument which became physical at 9:45 a.m. He reported the incident to his Residence Director, and his roommate was being moved to a different room. The student states he was not injured and is not in any fear.


Friday, May 31

8:33 a.m.

A student reported a man banging on her St. Stephens Street door and screaming obscenities. Officers responded, and met with the student, who stated the male left the area prior to their arrival.


12:03 p.m.

A student reported his unattended black, drawstring backpack stolen from a bench on Huntington Avenue by Symphony Market. The bag contained his white iPhone 5, which he was Pinging. BPD assumed jurisdiction.


11:45 p.m.

A student reported a loud party coming from the sixth floor of 650 Columbus Ave. Officers responded and spoke to the residents, who agreed to turn off the music.


Saturday, June 1

12:53 a.m.

A student reported that he and three of his friends were robbed in the fens around midnight by about 10 people. The suspects stole their wallets and fled toward Northeastern. There was no weapon shown, but the suspects claimed to have a gun and a knife. The victims were pushed and shoved but not injured. BPD assumed jurisdiction.


2:19 a.m.

A proctor reported that a student stated he had changed rooms, and needed to get back into his old room to retrieve his passport and ID. Officers responded and stated the student was under the influence and did not understand what was being said to him. The officer also stated that this student had decided to switch rooms with another student a month earlier, without informing ResLife.


9:34 p.m.

A proctor reported that a man was trying to break bike locks with a brick. Officers stopped a man with no Northeastern affiliation at Forsyth Circle, where the suspect was in possession of a brick and attempting to break a lock. The suspect was placed into custody.


Sunday, June 2

4:28 a.m.

A man with no Northeastern affiliation reported that his laptop was stolen from a table outside Snell Library between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. while he slept.


2:55 p.m.

A Northeastern alum reported his bike stolen on May 30 from the Snell Library bike racks.


Monday, June 3

10:16 a.m.

BPD responded to a robbery in progress at the Bank of America on Huntington Avenue. The suspect passed a note to the clerk and displayed a weapon. A witness observed the suspect jumping into a newer model Toyota and dropping $51 cash. BPD assumed jurisdiction.


10:42 a.m.

A staff member reported a man wandering the hall and looking suspicious in Nightingale Hall. Officers stopped a man with no university affiliation in front of the building. The man was found to have an outstanding warrant, and was taken into custody.


11:01 p.m.

The manager of the Starbucks in Curry Student Center reported a few products missing from the store. Officers reported three men took orange juice and bottled water from the store.


11:27 p.m.

A Northeastern student reported her unattended laptop was stolen from Kariotis Hall around 5 p.m. The student stated she tracked the computer to Ward Street but lost contact after sending a message to the computer from her phone. The computer was described as a MacBook Pro valued at $2,000. The student later reported she recovered her laptop after she and her friends went to Ward Street and spoke to a woman whose son had taken the laptop.

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