Northeastern Crime Log

By Jessica Torrez-Riley

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

Crime Log entry of the week: Monday, September 4 1:30 a.m. An officer saw two groups of what appeared to be Northeastern students in the West Village quad arguing. The officer split up the groups and told them to go home. At 3 a.m. he saw part of one of the groups again and was worried they were looking for the other group to fight or argue. The group was brought back to police headquarters to cool off and admitted they were looking to pick a fight. The two groups represented two different Northeastern varsity athletic teams and will be referred to OSCCR, as well as to their respective coaches.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Noon A graduate student reported he accidentally left his wallet unattended on the fourth floor of Snell Library. He went back a half-hour later and it was gone. The wallet contained $10 in cash, credit cards and a T pass.

Thursday, August 17th 11 a.m. A 19-year-old female student reported her keyboard and mouse missing from her West Village apartment. She had a male friend visiting the night before who had left the apartment door open so he could sleep on her couch. Police responded and discovered the stolen items in the bedroom of one of her roommates. The roommate will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).

Monday, August 21 5:30 p.m. A male graduate student reported his backpack taken from a graduate student office on the second floor of the Egan Center. The office was unlocked for a half hour and is shared by a number of students. Other valuables were left in the room.

8:30 p.m. A 21-year-old female student reported leaving her cell phone on the hood of her car in the Columbus parking lot. When she went back a short time later it was gone.

Tuesday, August 22 4 a.m. A Northeastern Police Department (NUPD) officer saw two 15-year-old male teenagers acting suspiciously on Forsyth Street. The officer questioned them and confiscated a pellet gun that was a very close replica of a semi-automatic handgun. The boys were brought back to police headquarters and a family member was called to pick them up. They have been told to stay off campus in the future.

6 p.m. A 20-year-old female student reported the rear wheel of her bicycle missing at 8 a.m. after she had locked it in the Stetson West courtyard at noon the previous day. The frame and cable lock were still attached.

Wednesday, August 23 7:30 p.m. A 23-year-old male student reported his wallet stolen from a locker in the Cabot Gym men’s locker room. The wallet contained $50 and he said the previous week his ATM card was also stolen from same locker, but he had not reported it.

Thursday, August 24 1 p.m. A graduate student reported his rear bicycle tire taken from outside Snell Library where the rest of his bike was still locked.

Friday, August 25 1 p.m. A YMCA-sponsored, pre-college enrichment program holding classes in Dodge Hall reported that a 15-year-old female high school student’s backpack was missing after they had left a classroom unlocked and unattended during the lunch break. The backpack contained an iPod, cell phone and cash.

Saturday, August 26 2:30 a.m. An officer noticed an intoxicated 21-year-old male student getting into a parked car on Camden Street. The officer stopped him before he started the car. The officer arranged to have him taken to the hospital for evaluation and contacted family in a Boston suburb who picked him up safely and took him home.

Monday, August 28 1 a.m. An officer on Forsyth Street saw two teenage males running down the street. He thought it was suspicious and followed them around the corner but lost sight of them. When he turned onto Huntington Avenue he was flagged down by a man who said he had been robbed near the Northeastern T station while he had been waiting for a ride. The victim said the two suspects had approached him, threatened him with a knife and stole his cell phone. The suspects, an 18- and 14-year-old male, were stopped on Parker Street by BPD and arrested. The cell phone was recovered.

1:30 a.m. A 22-year-old man with no affiliation to Northeastern reported being robbed on Cunard Street near Columbus Avenue. He told police another man at the bar he was at offered him a ride home, but instead drove him to Columbus Avenue and threatened him with a knife. He was forced out of the car and his wallet was stolen. He got the license plate number of the car and BPD is investigating.

11 p.m. BPD informed the NUPD that two people were robbed at Southwest Corridor Park near the rear of Matthews Arena along the tracks of the Orange Line.

Tuesday, August 29 Noon A 21-year-old female student reported her television and other electronics missing from her room after she packed all of her belongings Aug. 18 in preparation for moving and went away for the weekend. She discovered the items missing when she came back from her last exam.

5:30 p.m. A male graduate student reported his bike missing after he had locked it outside Hayden Hall at noon. When police arrived they recovered a cut cable lock and helmet in the bushes nearby.

Thursday, August 31 3 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious person in the men’s room on the ground floor of the Marino Center. Police arrested 46-year-old Gregory Holder for trespassing. Holder also had a BPD warrant out for his arrest for failing to appear in court.

Saturday, September 2 1 a.m. A male student flagged down an officer on Leon Street and reported another man had tried to rob him on Centennial Common. The victim was at afterHOURS for a Welcome Week event, but as he was walking back he was approached from behind by someone who tried to rip the gold chain off his neck. He pointed the suspect, whom he said he knew as a fellow student and former friend, out to police. Shawn Bowden, a 21-year-old student, was arrested for attempted robbery. While officers were processing him they discovered several stolen Husky Cards and a stolen credit card. Bowden was then charged with receiving stolen property and possibly larceny police review video tapes at places where the stolen cards were used. He will also be reported to OSCCR.

11:30 p.m. A Resident Assistant (RA) doing rounds at Douglass Park reported a loud party in an apartment where he saw a number of students with rum and vodka bottles. The alcohol was confiscated and two 24-year-old students and two 19-year-old students were referred to OSCCR.

Sunday, September 3 1 a.m. A 20-year-old female approached an officer on Hemenway Street and said a man at a party at 120 Hemenway St. had assaulted her. She said the male student, believed to be 21 years old, shoved her after they had argued at the party. The investigation is ongoing.

2 a.m. An RA at 110 St. Stephen St. reported a group of students drinking alcohol in a common room in the basement. Most of the students were under 21 years old and some left before the police arrived, but the RA took down names of the students who left. One 21-year-old male, one 19-year-old female and two 20-year-old males will be referred to OSCCR.

5 p.m. NUPD received reports of a burglar alarm from a classroom in Snell Engineering. Officers responded and discovered someone had tried to steal a DVD player from the AV rack, which set off the alarm throughout the first floor of the building and scared the would-be thief away.

Monday, September 4 12:30 a.m. An officer on Hemenway Street stopped a 19-year-old male student who was walking down the street with an open beer can. The man dropped the can and ran when he saw the officer because he was afraid of getting into trouble. He will be reported to OSCCR.

1 a.m. Officers saw a 19-year-old female student drinking out of an open container of beer outside 120 Hemenway St. where she said she had been attending a party. Because this is the second party police have been called to at this address, detectives will visit 120 Hemenway this week to discourage parties with underage drinking.

4 a.m. An officer saw a group of students in the West Village quad drinking beer. A 19-year-old male student who had three beers in his pockets was with two non-student friends. The beer was confiscated, the non-students were escorted off campus and the male student will be reported to OSCCR.

7 a.m. A vending machine in Ryder Hall was found severely damaged. It was ripped from the wall and shaken but it did not appear the attempt to break into the machine was successful.

7 p.m. An officer saw three males walking on Tremont Street pulling an empty canvas suitcase. Two went into Hollywood Liquors. When they came out the bag was full, and they passed it off to a third male, who walked toward Davenport Commons. The officer stopped the men and confiscated two 12-packs of Corona and a bottle of vodka from a 21-year-old male and his 20-year-old roommate, who will be referred to OSCCR. The third suspect fled the scene.

9:30 p.m. An officer on the Fenway smelled marijuana and found a group of students on the sidewalk by Kerr Hall passing a lit cigarette. He confiscated marijuana from the two 18-year-old students and one 19-year-old. They will be reported to OSCCR.

Tuesday, September 5 1:20 a.m. An RA in Speare Hall reported an unconscious male lying in the fetal position by a toilet in the men’s room on the second floor. Officers discovered an 18-year-old male student from Kennedy Hall and took him to the hospital. He will be reported to OSCCR.

2 a.m. An officer on Huntington Avenue was flagged down by the manager of a Lucky Store 24/7, who was surrounded by two screaming men. The manager said the men were harassing customers in the store and, when asked to leave, they stood outside and harassed pedestrians. One man calmed down, but the other, 39-year-old James Smith, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

3:30 a.m. A caller from Kennedy Hall reported a male passed out on a couch in the lobby. Officers discovered an intoxicated male Loftman Hall resident, who said he was drinking vodka in a room earlier and left to go home but didn’t make it out the door. He will be reported to OSCCR.

3:30 a.m. Officers responded to an intrusion alarm sounding at the roof door of Rubenstein Hall. They found a 19-year-old male non-student on the roof having a cigarette. The man said a female student whose name he couldn’t remember had signed him in. Police escorted him around the building until he found the room with the student who let him in. She will be reported to OSCCR for violating the guest sign-in rules. The man was escorted off campus.

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