Northeastern News Crime Log

By Chris Estrada

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

Crime Log Entry of the Week: Saturday, September 23 1:30 a.m. An NUPD officer on patrol on Hemenway St. saw two men, one of whom was carrying a 12-pack of beer. The officer saw the man take one out and hand it to his companion. When the officer approached the two, the beer was handed back to its original owner. The owner was a 22-year-old student and the recipient was a 19-year-old student. All 12 beers were then confiscated and both students will be reported to OSCCR. When told this, the 22-year-old claimed that he shouldn’t be reported because his younger companion gave the beer back to him unopened.

Wednesday, September 20 1 p.m. For the second week in a row, a female student who read The News report about a man harassing female students and reported she believes she encountered the same man Sept. 5 in the Snell Library Quad. She reported he gave her his Yahoo! account name and made the same types of overtures to get her to go out with him and establish a relationship. The woman did not reciprocate. Additional trespassing charges will be filed when William Barlow returns to court in October.

9 p.m. A Northeastern Police Department (NUPD) detective was interviewing a student at Kennedy Hall as part of an ongoing investigation into the distribution of drugs on campus. The 18-year-old male student admitted he had used marijuana in his residence hall and turned over a small amount of marijuana. He also confirmed that a Boston University student was his supplier. The BU Police Department was notified, and officers arrested an 18-year-old male student for possession of alcohol and possession of drugs with intent to sell. The BU student was also issued an official trespass ban on Northeastern grounds. The Northeastern student will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).

Friday, September 22 2 a.m. The manager of Tiger Lily on Westland Avenue asked NUPD to respond to three male students trying to leave without paying at closing time. The trio, two of whom are 23 years old and the other, a 22-year -old, also shoved some of the staff members. All three students will be reported to OSCCR for unruly conduct and pushing the staff. They eventually paid the bill and have been ordered not to return to Tiger Lily.

2 a.m. A 23-year-old male student assaulted another 23-year-old male student after a verbal argument over a female at Our House East on Gainsborough Street. The student who was assaulted has indicated he will file criminal charges and has been informed of the process on how to press those charges. The incident will be reported to OSCCR.

3 p.m. Two 19-year-old female students returned to their apartment at 97 St. Stephen St. to find that their door had been damaged. They opened the door to find the apartment ransacked. The girls did not go inside, and called NUPD. Officers responded and determined that no one was there. Upon review of the inventory in the apartment, it was discovered that a couple of laptops, some cameras and a DVD player had been stolen. The apartment had been unoccupied since noon.

5 p.m. A Resident Assistant (RA) at Smith Hall detected the odor of marijuana from a first-floor room and called NUPD to assist. Four 18-year-old male students admitted they had smoked marijuana and the officers confiscated a small amount of marijuana. The four students will be reported to OSCCR.

10 p.m. An NUPD officer responded to a loud noise complaint at 86 St. Stephen St., where they encountered a party with approximately 50 guests. The occupants of the apartment were four 20-year-old male students and one 21-year-old male student. The officers confiscated more than 100 cans and bottles of beer. All five students will be reported to OSCCR.

10:45 p.m. An RA at Stetson West called for assistance from NUPD after detecting the odor of marijuana. The RA confiscated a pipe and a bag of marijuana from the room before NUPD arrived. An 18-year-old female student will be reported to OSCCR.

Saturday, September 23 9:30 p.m. Wentworth Institute of Technology police called to report they had stopped a 19-year-old Northeastern student on Parker Street after he and another 19-year-old non-student had gone to a liquor store on Parker Street with an empty backpack and came out with two 30-packs of beer. The 19-year-old non-student had a fake ID in his possession. The Northeastern student will be reported to OSCCR, and the visitor was told not to come back to Northeastern. Wentworth police may also press charges against him for the fake ID.

Sunday, September 24 11:30 a.m. An RA at White Hall found an 18-year-old male non-student vomiting in the second floor men’s room. The man fled out one of the alarmed side doors before NUPD arrived. He was pursued on foot. He was apprehended a couple of blocks away by NUPD officers. The male had been visiting a friend and claimed he ws sick from food poisoning, but police reported he had a minor odor of alcohol about him. He was told he will be reported to OSCCR.

Monday, September 25 1:15 p.m. NUPD overheard on the Boston Police Department radio that they were sending officers to Stetson East, where someone had called about an unwanted guest who needed to be removed from the building. NUPD arrived first and spoke to an 18-year-old male student who said a former acquaintance, who was a non-student, had been visiting him and spent the night. The male student then decided he didn’t want the visitor to be his guest anymore and told him to leave. The visitor didn’t and instead assaulted the student, leaving before police arrived. The visitor was located on Tremont Street 15 minutes later and was arrested for assault. Ianto Swanson, 20, of Cleveland, Ohio, has been charged with assault and battery. Swanson has also been told not to come back to Northeastern.

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