Northeastern Crime Log

By Bessie King

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

Monday, July 3 Noon Northeastern Police Department (NUPD) officers responded to reported vandalism of a vending machine in Dodge Hall.

10 p.m. NUPD officers stopped two people on Huntington Avenue carrying a case of beer. After questioning, officers determined that it was a 26-year-old who bought the beer for a 19-year-old. Both are students at Berklee College of Music. After confiscating the beer, the officers notified the college of the incident. Tuesday, July 4 1:45 a.m. The manager at Our House East reported being assaulted by patrons he had asked to leave due to disorderly behavior. The suspects got into a car. NUPD officers obtained a description of the vehicle and stopped a car matching the description, but the manager could not identify his aggressors from the passengers in the car. Thursday, July 6 Noon A 21-year-old female student was walking by the Sculpture Garden behind the Curry Student Center (CSC) when a young teenaged boy ran toward her, struck her and stole the cell phone she was talking on. She was not seriously injured. A Northeastern employee saw the teenager run into the Ruggles T stop and chased him. When NUPD responded and stopped to question a subject who fit the description, officers realized it was not him.

Friday, July 7 3 a.m. An NUPD officer saw a male outside West Village A urinating against one of the trees in the area. When the officer questioned him it was determined that he was a 17-year-old friend of a 19-year-old student who lives in that building. They had been drinking and the friend could not wait to get upstairs and use the restroom. When officers went up to the student’s room, they found the student and four other visitors having a drinking party in his room. The visitors were escorted out and told not to return to campus. The student was reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).

3:30 a.m. An NUPD officer found a 20-year-old male student vomiting by the Sculpture Garden. Once he was done, the officer offered to walk him home, but since he lives off campus, he asked to go to Davenport Commons where he has friends. On the way there he got sick again and was taken to the hospital. He was reported to OSCCR.

4 a.m. Boston Police officers called on NUPD for assistance as they investigated an assault in the Fenway. Callers reported hearing a woman screaming. Officers found a 22-year-old female student and her 21-year-old boyfriend who had been in an argument. The male student was arrested for assault and was reported to OSCCR.

Saturday, July 8 12:15 a.m. A 22-year-old female student parked her car on Parker Street. As she was walking to her residence in West Village, she was approached by a pair of 14-year-olds who stole her purse. They said they had a knife, but did not injure the student. Due to the cumulative number of robbery reports in the area between Mission Hill, Park Street and the Fenway, NUPD released a safety notice on the myNEU Web portal to let students know of the risks and recommending safety procedures to take to avoid further assaults and robberies. Students are encouraged to read the notice.

2 a.m. A 19-year-old female student and her 20-year-old boyfriend got into a verbal and physical argument in the female’s residence in West Village C. She filed the report, saying she has been physically, verbally and psychologically abused by him previously. The man was ordered to stay away from the West Village building but the student declined her right to file a restraining order. He will be reported to OSCCR. Monday, July 10 1 a.m. An NUPD officer observed a man in the middle of Huntington Avenue as he kicked trash barrels and dumped trash all over the street. When the officer asked the man to stop he became more disorderly. The officer arrested Christopher McKeen, 32, for disorderly behavior.

8 a.m. The manager at Wollaston’s in the Marino Center detained two teenagers who were caught shoplifting candy bars. A 15- and a 16-year-old are affiliated with a summer program in the neighborhood, and officers called the program’s director to have them picked up. They have been banned from Wollaston’s.

Wednesday, July 12 12:30 a.m. Boston Police reported they were searching for a shoplifter who stole several videos from Blockbuster Video on Massachusetts Avenue. An NUPD officer approaching the Fenway saw a man throwing a bag by the bushes and walking away. When the officer inspected the bag he found the Blockbuster videos and stopped the man, who was a 43-year-old from the South End. He was arrested.

6 a.m. A university employee at the Northeastern boat house left her car keys on a bench in the women’s locker room while exercising. When she returned her keys were not there, and after inspecting her car she realized her laptop and purse had been stolen.

3:30 p.m. A female student reported her wallet stolen after she left it unattended in the Curry Student Center food court.

5 p.m. A 20-year-old student working out at Squashbusters left her keychain, which had her bank card attached, on an elliptical machine. When she remembered and went back it was gone.

Thursday, July 13 2:15 a.m. NUPD officers stopped two people in Gainsborough Street. They were on Berklee College of Music students who were acting disorderly and urinating on the street. They were referred to the college.

4 p.m. NUPD officers were called to Snell Library regarding a juvenile who was using one of the computers and had a knife out in the open. Officers confronted the 15-year-old, confiscated the knife, and called his guardian to take him away. Charges for possession of a dangerous weapon on a campus are pending. Friday, July 14 2:21 a.m. NUPD officers were called to Stetson West on reports of an unresponsive intoxicated male. The student admitted to having taken shots at an off-campus party and has been reported to OSCCR. 6:25 p.m. NUPD officers were called to Shillman Hall after reports of juveniles using the computers to view pornographic material. The juveniles were escorted out and told not to return to campus.

7:49 p.m. The manager at Wollaston’s in West Village detained a juvenile who stole gum. NUPD officers recognized the juvenile from previous occurrences and contacted the teenager’s grandmother. She was brought to campus to take him home.

11:19 p.m. NUPD officers responded to a call reporting a cyclist had been struck by a car on St. Stephen Street near Our House East. The victim was not hurt, but the car was not found. Saturday, July 15 2:12 a.m. NUPD officers responded to an assistance call from BPD officers who were trying to locate three males wearing hoodies who were involved in a robbery.

2:50 a.m. Officers found an unconscious male outside West Village G. Emergency services were contacted but the man declined the help and was transported to his off-campus residence.

4:20 a.m. NUPD officers responded to an emergency call in West Village G. A person was believed to be choking but turned out to be suffering from a digestive disorder. She was taken to Beth Israel Hospital for evaluation.

11:15 a.m. NUPD officers were called to Shillman Hall after complaints were made about eight non-students using the computers in the building.

12:15 p.m. NUPD received a call from a parent who said his son had been robbed and stabbed twice the night before in the Fenway area while walking home at 1 a.m. Boston Police responded to the emergency and the student was taken to Brigham and Women’s hospital. He had been confronted by seven males; one of them did the stabbing after seeing the 20-year-old did not have much money. The student went into surgery and his current condition is unknown. The case is under investigation.

3:15 p.m. Northeastern staff members reported 14 rented Texas Instruments calculators, worth about $2,500, were missing. NUPD is investigating. Monday, July 16 1 a.m. NUPD officers responded to an anonymous call reporting two college males dressed in red hats and khaki shorts tearing down the trees on Huntington Avenue. The males were not located.

2:48 a.m. NUPD officers responded to a fire alarm that was set off on the fifth floor of West Village C. The fire extinguisher on that floor had been discharged and there were no signs of fire. NUPD is investigating and have possible suspects.

6 p.m. Several teenagers were seen making prank calls to NUPD over the emergency phones in the CSC and ran away once officers arrived.

10:44 a.m. An NUPD officer on directed patrol at Renaissance Garage observed a suspicious male walking between the third and fourth floors. When the officer questioned the man he gave no legitimate reason for being in the area and a criminal check revealed three outstanding warrants on him. He was also in possession of a hypodermic needle, a screwdriver, and other drug and drug paraphernalia items. Jose Barbosa, 37, was arrested for trespassing, drug and drug paraphernalia possession and outstanding warrants.

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