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: Wednesday, October 11 3 p.m. Staff at Wollaston’s in the Marino Center detained an 18-year-old male student believed to be shoplifting. Staff said they saw the student put some deli meat in his pocket and continue shopping. He was stopped after purchasing one item because he never returned the deli meat. He returned the meat and was told not to return to the store. He will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.

Tuesday, October 10 10 a.m. Staff from the Children’s Daycare Center in White Hall reported a basketball hoop was stolen overnight. 4 p.m. A 17-year-old-male student reported he locked his bicycle near the Snell Library Quad Oct. 4 and when he returned Oct. 10, it was no longer there.

6 p.m. Staff at the Marino Center reported an alumna being disorderly because her membership expired and she had not paid the fee. The woman demanded she be permitted to enter in a manner that staff found threatening. The woman left before Northeastern Police Department (NUPD) officers arrived and she received a letter revoking her privilege to rejoin the center.

Wednesday, October 11 2 p.m. A staff member reported his Northeastern parking sticker stolen after leaving his car parked unlocked in the alley behind 319 Huntington Ave.

Thursday, October 12 8:30 p.m. A 21-year-old male student reported that while he was working out at the Marino Center, he left his locker key in a towel. An hour later, he returned to find his key was no longer there. His locker was still locked and after the staff opened it, they found his credit cards were missing. One credit card was used for purchases three times in one hour, the student reported to NUPD the following day.

Friday, October 13 5:30 p.m. A student reported two men in the men’s room of the Mugar Life Sciences Building who were engaged in lewd behavior. When officers arrived they discovered a man exposing himself and arrested him. Brian Heath, 39, of Dorchester, has no connection with Northeastern. He was charged with open and gross lewdness. The other person in the men’s room at the time was a 15-year-old male who reports he was not sexually assaulted but went to the men’s room willingly with the man. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation and returned to his parents.

Saturday, October 14 4 p.m. An 18-year-old female student reported she left her Speare Hall room at 8 p.m. Friday and returned at 9 a.m. on Saturday to find her iPod missing from her room. She said she knew a friend had been in her room overnight but didn’t suspect him of stealing it.

10:30 a.m. An alarm went off in Dodge Hall indicating someone was tampering with a computer or ceiling projector inside. NUPD officers found someone had been tampering with audio-visual equipment. The alarm scared the would-be away, and a janitor reported the man ran away empty-handed.

Sunday, October 15 2:30 a.m. A Resident Assistant (RA) in Kerr Hall observed an 18-year-old female student in the fourth floor women’s room vomiting and covered in vomit. Medical personnel decided she was well enough to return to her room and sleep it off.

3 a.m. An RA in Stetson West found an 18-year-old male student bleeding, unconscious and lying in puddles of vomit and urine on the second floor. He was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center by ambulance and regained consciousness in the ambulance.

2:30 p.m. NUPD officers encountered a loud and disorderly man on Camden Street shouting at pedestrians as they walked by. As officers confronted him he became more disorderly. He was walking a bicycle and threw the bike at a parked car. Anthony Powell, 36, of Boston, was arrested for disorderly conduct. He will also be charged with malicious destruction of the vehicle.

Monday, October 16 11 a.m. A 19-year-old female student reported $150 worth of recently purchased oil paints missing after leaving them in a bag behind her paintings Friday. Most of the students in class use acrylic paints while she uses oil. Anyone who turns in a painting using oil paints will be considered suspicious by the professor.

2 p.m. Two 19-year-old students, a male and a female, came to NUPD for assistance in relocating from their off-campus apartment to a residence hall because they said their roommate, a student at Suffolk University, had been selling drugs out of the apartment. The previous night students reported that people who came to buy drugs from him robbed him while the other roommates were home. The man had a gun and threatened them with it. BPD officers had arrested their roommate, who admitted that he had been dealing drugs.

4:30 p.m. Two students reported someone on the fourth floor of Snell Library using the computer and looking at pictures and also seemed to be in a chat room involving inappropriate sexual content. Officers confronted the 47-year-old man, and found he had with no connection to Northeastern. He admitted that he was using the public access terminal for sexual gratification. He has a trespass ban for Northeastern and the computer he was using has been taken to investigate whether he was using it inappropriately and criminally regarding contact with minors. Should this prove true, he will be criminally charged.

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