Northeastern Crime Log

By Yulia Sysevich

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

Crime Log Entry of the Week: Sunday, October 1 9 p.m. A fire escape alarm sounded at 106 St. Stephen St., alerting police that somebody had climbed it from the ground. Officers found three Massachusetts College of Art students on the fire escape at 9:30 p.m. They said they climbed the fire escape because they were going to throw string to another student at a building across the alley. They said they were trying to create a spider web for a school project. The students were given a stern warning and told to stay off campus.

Friday, September 22 11 p.m. Three female students reported to Boston Police (BPD) that they were surrounded and robbed at gunpoint by five males as they walked home through the middle of the Fenway. The men stole cell phones and cash.

Tuesday, September 26 8 p.m. A 19-year-old male student reported he left his laptop and iPod unattended in a first-floor study room of Snell Library nearly two hours earlier. When he returned, the items were missing.

Wednesday, September 27 11 a.m. A male faculty member reported receiving repeated harassing phone calls from the same person. It is under investigation.

3:30 p.m. A 20-year-old female from Emerson College visiting the Sacred Space in Ell Hall reported leaving her pocketbook unattended in the lobby for 15 minutes. A large group entered the lobby and when she returned, it was missing. It contained several credit cards and $30.

4 p.m. A 22-year-old female was robbed by a man who threatened her with a broken bottle as she left the Bank of America ATM on the corner of Massachusetts and Westland Avenues. She received a minor laceration and the man stole $60. She called BPD and they stopped a suspect, but he wasn’t positively identified. Two days later, BPD arrested a suspect for several robberies at ATMs in Boston. They recognized the man from ATM surveillance photos and recovered the broken bottle, which he carried in a plastic bag.

Thursday, September 28 9:30 a.m. The manager at Wollaston’s at the Marino Center detained a shoplifter. Northeastern University Police (NUPD) identified the man as an 18-year-old student, who shoplifted $4 worth of food. He was banned from shopping at any Wollaston’s stores again and will be reported to OSCCR.

9:30 p.m. A 21-year-old male student was observed by an NUPD officer on Huntington Avenue as he came out of a liquor store with a 30-pack of beer and gave it to his 20-year-old roommate. Sitanshu Vora was arrested for providing alcohol to a minor. He and his roommate will both be reported to OSCCR – one for buying and one for possessing alcohol.

11:45 p.m. West Village A was partially evacuated when a sixth-floor fire alarm was set off by someone spraying the fire extinguisher in the corridor.

Friday, September 29 12:30 a.m. A 21-year-old non-student was arrested in the West Village Quad for trespassing. Jonathan Price was involved in an incident a few weeks ago in which he was in the company of a student who was arrested for robbery, and Price was told not to return to campus.

5 p.m. An officer on patrol in the Fenway saw two girls smoking marijuana across from Melvin Hall. He spoke to the 21- and 23-year-old students and confiscated a pipe and five joints from them. They will be reported to OSCCR.

5 p.m. A Northeastern staff member was going through the lost and found and discovered a wallet that contained fake IDs. The female student who owns the wallet will be reported to OSCCR.

6:30 pm An officer observed a man who came out of a liquor store and gave a bag to another man. A 21-year-old Wentworth student bought alcohol for a 19-year-old Wentworth student. It was confiscated and the Wentworth police will be notified.

11 p.m. An officer saw a 21-year-old Northeastern student carrying two beer balls pass them to a 20-year-old Wentworth student. Officers stopped the 20-year-old and found he had a fake ID. Meanwhile the 21-year-old returned with a third beer ball. He told officers that he left the previous two with a friend because he couldn’t carry them all.

Saturday, September 30 1 a.m. AfterHOURS staff reported an intoxicated female student who looked like she had fallen because she was covered in cuts and bruises. An ambulance was called to take her to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

4:30 a.m. A 22-year-old reported that at 1 a.m. he and a friend were walking back to campus from downtown when they got involved in a verbal argument with a man on Dartmouth Street. The argument escalated into a fistfight and he and his friend ran to get away. He got as far as Massachusetts Avenue when he realized he didn’t know where his friend was. Police were called and three hours later the friend was located. He had lost his cell phone while running away. Neither suffered any injuries.

Sunday, October 1 12:30 a.m. An ambulance took an 18-year-old male non-student to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after he was found vomiting in Stetson West. He was determined to be capable of leaving of his own power and was told to not return. One hour later he returned to the dorm and followed someone into the building as they were being signed in. He was in the hallway by a friend’s room trying to get some of his belongings when police arrived. He was told he’d be arrested for trespassing if he returned. At 2 a.m. he was in the lobby again demanding to get back into the building. Kevin Morante, 18, of Connecticut, was then arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct. 8:30 a.m. An anonymous caller reported a man slumped over his steering wheel with the engine running in the travel lane at the corner of Huntington Avenue and Parker Street. Officers approached and found the man laying down on the seat with the doors locked. He was roused, opened the door and was obviously intoxicated. While investigating his identity, police determined that 22-year-old Andrew Hermetet was wanted in Everett for failing to appear in court on previous motor vehicle violations. He has no affiliation with Northeastern.

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