Northeastern Crime Log

By Bessie King

Crime Log entries are selected from Northeastern’s Division of Public Safety reports.

Wednesday, May 24 9 a.m. The manager of Wollaston’s in the Marino Center reported that construction contractors were making inappropriate remarks to female cashiers, which included laughing and joking. The manager reported this was not the first occurrence. Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) officers spoke with the contractors and asked them to leave the store and not return. The officers also spoke to the owner of the contracting company, who told all employees that the store would be off-limits.

2:30 p.m. A fight broke out between three 17-year-olds, one 18-year-old and one 19-year-old at the Massachusetts Avenue T-stop. NUPD assisted the MBTA transit police. One group of teens said someone had been stabbed. Another group said someone was threatened with a knife while trying to steal one of the teenagers’ sneakers. Nobody was injured and a couple of knives were recovered from the train tracks. Those involved have been identified, and the transit police are investigating.

8 p.m. A 21-year-old male student reported being robbed while jogging near the Fenway, behind the Museum of Fine Arts. Three teenagers came by as he jogged, knocked him to the ground, and stole his iPod. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation but had no serious injuries. Boston Police officers are investigating.

10:30 p.m. A 23-year-old Massachusetts College of Optometry student, who was studying at Snell Library, reported his bike missing at 6 p.m. from Snell Quad. He had left it outside locked with a cable chain. The bike, valued at $900, and the cable chain, were taken. While officers were speaking to the student from the College of Optometry, a 21-year-old Northeastern student approached them to report that her $500 bike was stolen from Krentzman Quad, where she had left it around 1 p.m. It had disappeared by the time she returned at 10 p.m.

Thursday, May 25 1 p.m. A 44-year-old man was confronted by an individual at the Marino Center food court as he tried to steal the individual’s wallet. The man ran away and the victim left. The manager at Au Bon Pain reported the incident to NUPD. Officers found the man and issued a no trespass warning. The man had no affiliation with Northeastern.

10:30 p.m. While on patrol in the Fenway area, an officer noticed two people smoking near the bushes. The officer approached the individuals and discovered a 24-year-old female student with a 31-year-old male friend smoking marijuana. The student has been reported to Office of Student Conduct and Conduct Resolution (OSCCR). Since there was only a small amount of marijuana, there were no arrests.

Friday, May 26 2 p.m. Several male teenagers were seen chasing another male teenager over the Camden Street footbridge. NUPD officers stopped the first teenager and learned the others had tried to rob him near the Massachusetts Avenue T-stop. They began chasing him after he tried to flee. He was running toward the Gainsborough Garage where his mother works. The 15-year-old teenagers chasing the boy have been referred to their school’s principal, who will take disciplinary action.

Tuesday, May 30 10:30 p.m. A Northeastern graduate reported her car stolen after she left it parked in Columbus Lot Friday and returned to pick it up on Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 31 11 p.m. The manager of Symphony Market requested help from NUPD to control a customer he believed to be a Northeastern student and who was acting disorderly. The manager accused the student of shoplifting. The student responded with shouting and further inappropriate conduct. The student has been referred to OSCCR and was asked not to return to the store.

Thursday, June 1 3 p.m. A 22-year-old female student reported that in April she left her purse unattended in the library while she went to the bathroom. Upon her return, she found her $800 gold bracelet missing. (She is reporting the incident now because of the police report necessary for filing an insurance claim.)

Saturday, June 3 6 a.m. A proctor at Stetson East left his station while he went to the cafeteria for some food. When he returned, his laptop and iPod were missing.

4:30 p.m. An officer on patrol on St. Stephen Street saw two males and one female carrying beer balls. When he approached them and asked for their identification, he discovered the female student was 19 years old. The officer confiscated her beer ball. He warned the other students, who were 21 and 22, and referred the female student to OSCCR.

Sunday, June 4 3 a.m. A Resident Assistant discovered an intoxicated person lying in the foyer of 122 St. Stephen’s St. The 19-year-old male student was looking for another student’s apartment to spend the night in when he passed out in the foyer. He has been referred to OSCCR.

Monday, June 5 12:30 p.m. The library staff reported a 57-year-old man who was banned from the premises because of inappropriate behavior in the past as he was attempting to enter. NUPD officers brought a copy of the letter of his banishment, but the man, who has no connection to Northeastern, denied ever receiving it. He was escorted out of the building.

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