Crime Log: March 21 – March 27

Compiled by Stephanie Eisemann, news staff

Crime of the Week: Saturday, March 26

1:10 p.m.

An anonymous caller reported to Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) that there were two men and one woman engaged in drug activity in the first floor bathroom of the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute on Leon Street. NUPD responded and stopped a man and woman outside the building, who stated there was another man inside. NUPD spoke to the three subjects, unaffiliated with Northeastern University (NU), and located a crack pipe on one of the men. NUPD placed him under arrest for trespassing at 1:43 p.m. He was transported to Boston Medical Center by EMS, and NUPD stayed on watch until 9:38 p.m. before transporting him back to holding.

Monday, March 21

9:30 a.m.

An NU student reported his unattended backpack was stolen from a closet on the fourth floor of Dodge Hall. A report was filed.

12:52 p.m.

An NU student reported her laptop and wallet were stolen from a coat closet in a room of Dodge Hall. A report was filed.

7:49 p.m.

An NU student reported his bicycle was stolen from the bike racks next to Snell Library. NUPD responded and reported the bike had been secured with a cable lock on Thursday, March 17, but upon report, the lock was cut and the bike missing. A report was filed.

Tuesday, March 22

12:58 a.m.

NUPD stopped a Massachusetts-registered Jeep Grand Cherokee. The man driving was unaffiliated with NU and had run a red light at Massachusetts Avenue and St. Botolph Street, nearly hitting several pedestrians. NUPD responded and found the driver’s license and registration were active but the driver had a default warrant out of Quincy District Court for operating with a suspended license and possession of a Class A substance. NUPD placed the man under arrest at 1:06 a.m., and Todisco Towing was notified to tow the vehicle. NUPD transported the subjected to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Transit Police Headquarters for booking. A report was filed.

12:27 p.m.

An individual from the NU Carpentry Department reported suspicious activity by a woman, unaffiliated with NU, panhandling on the Egan Crosswalk. The woman was wearing all black with a dark gray hoodie displaying a picture of Virgin Mary on her back. NUPD responded and located the subject, checking her for warrants with negative results. A trespassing warning was issued.

Wednesday, March 23

12:56 p.m.

An NU student reported that his unattended Ray Ban sunglasses were stolen from the International Village (IV) dining hall. A report was filed.

5:50 p.m.

The bookstore manager reported four young men were inside the bookstore, and an employee saw them steal a Nike sweatshirt and T-shirt. The subjects were visible on camera, but the angle partially obstructed the view of them. NUPD responded and spoke with the employee.  An officer reported three subjects possibly matching the description on the second floor of Curry Student Center near the ballroom. NUPD spoke with the subjects, who were cooperative and had no merchandise on them. NUPD collected their information and sent them on their way. A report was filed.

8:20 p.m.

An NUPD officer was approached at IV by two Resident Assistants (RA), who stated there was a man they believed was homeless in the building. NUPD located the man in the lobby and identified him as unaffiliated with NU. He provided verbal information and had multiple incidents with NUPD in the past. The subject was checked for warrants and found to have a positive warrant and records, which all had different dates of birth. The man’s identity was then confirmed via photo, and he was placed under arrest at 8:33 p.m.

10:07 p.m.

A forcible rape case in an unknown location is under investigation.

Thursday, March 24

12:49 a.m.

A proctor in West Village G stated there was an intoxicated person attempting to sign into the building with two friends. NUPD responded and spoke to the intoxicated woman, unaffiliated with NU, who was of legal drinking age. She had been drinking off campus and was unsteady on her feet. NUPD requested Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and determined that the woman had also taken medication for her ADHD. EMS arrived and transported the woman to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. An NUPD officer provided an escort for an NU student to be with her friend. NUPD also provided a return escort for the subject’s friend at 6:39 a.m.

11:52 a.m.

A forcible rape case off campus is under investigation.

3:14 p.m.

Nearly 30 printers on campus received commands to print a flyer that was anti-Semitic and related to a white supremacy group. NU Information Technology Services security is aware of the incident and traced the IP address to Latvia. IT security is addressing the matter, and NUPD filed a report.

5:57 p.m.

NUPD stopped and spoke to an NU student who had parked her Massachusetts-registered vehicle in a fire lane outside of IV. The student had a five-year-old straight warrant for motor vehicle violations. NUPD collected her information and advised her to clear the warrant with traffic court. A report was filed.

Friday, March 25

12:11 p.m.

NUPD requested a check on a Massachusetts-registered vehicle parked in a no parking zone on Forsyth Street. The vehicle status had been revoked due to lack of insurance. NUPD stood by to see if the owner would appear. The owner did, reporting she worked in Nightingale Hall and parked there all the time. The owner attempted to leave and was uncooperative with the officers. NUPD contacted the Boston Transportation Department, who confiscated the license plates and towed the vehicle. A report was filed.

4:31 p.m.

NUPD reported being stopped by the owner of a Massachusetts-registered vehicle. The vehicle, on Hemenway Street, was entered by an unknown person. A dash cam and gloves were stolen. The owner, an NU staff member, intended to contact Boston Police Department (BPD) at a later time. A report was filed.

4:36 p.m.

NUPD reported being stopped by the owner of a Massachusetts-registered vehicle. The vehicle, on Hemenway Street, was entered by an unknown person. A suitcase containing a laptop, shoes, clothing and cosmetics was stolen. The owner, an NU contractor, intended to contact BPD at a later time. A report was filed.

Saturday, March 26

12:55 a.m.

An NU student reported waking up to find her roommate passed out on the floor of the bathroom inside their apartment in 116 St. Stephen St. She stated she was able to wake up her roommate, who then began arguing with her for contacting NUPD. NUPD responded and reported the student was conscious and alert, declining all medical attention. She signed a medical waiver and reported she would be taking an Uber to her permanent residence for the night.

1:34 a.m.

A domestic violence case on Hemenway Street is under investigation.

8:24 a.m.

The cleaning staff supervisor reported finding an empty fire extinguisher and a broken paper towel dispenser in the fourth-floor men’s bathroom of Stetson West. A report was filed.

2:55 p.m.

A student reported to NUPD he was trying to sublet his apartment through Facebook. After sending money to the recipient on three different occasions, the student received a false check. A report was filed.

Sunday, March 27

3:00 a.m.

NUPD reported an intoxicated woman stumbling at Tremont and Benton streets. She was conscious and alert, and NUPD identified the woman as an NU student. EMS was requested and arrived to transport the student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The Residence Director on call was notified.

1:20 p.m.

NUPD received notification of a fire alarm at Davenport B. NUPD responded and reported an active grease fire in a room. NUPD extinguished the fire but reported extensive smoke had damaged the cabinets and walls in the kitchen. Boston Fire Department (BFD) was notified to assess the situation. Ladder 26 and Engine 37 arrived at 1:46 p.m., and work order was notified. BFD determined the fire was fully extinguished and authorized cessation of the alarm. A report was filed.

3:14 p.m.

An NU student reported his cell phone was stolen approximately two days prior at Speare Hall. A report was filed.

8:25 p.m.

Staff members of Wollaston’s Market in the Marino Center reported having stopped a man for shoplifting. NUPD responded and reported speaking with the NU student, who was given a written trespassing warning from the store. A report was filed.

10:20 p.m.

An RA in Melvin Hall reported finding illegible graffiti on the door of a room. NUPD responded and work order was notified. A report was filed.  

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