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 29 3:30 a.m. A female student at 10 Coventry St. was asleep in her bedroom and woke up to find a naked man standing next to her bed. She immediately ran out of the room. Another resident helped chase the man into a restroom, and kept him pinned down until the police arrived. The man claimed to be the football player Terrell Owens. He was arrested but refused to disclose his identity. Officers investigated the apartment and discovered some clothing in the closet containing his wallet and identified him as Coventry resident Benjamin Dunn, 18. Officers believe Dunn might have thought he was in his own room and was drinking vodka and taking pills. He was charged with breaking and entering and indecent exposure. He was ordered to change his residence from Coventry.

Tuesday October 24 3 p.m. A Resident Assistant (RA) conducting announced mid-semester room inspections at 10 Coventry St. discovered two marijuana pipes in an apartment. The RA confiscated them and summoned a Northeastern Police Department (NUPD) officer to the scene. The officer met with the two male residents, a 20-year-old and a 21-year-old, and they also turned over marijuana in their possession.

4:30 p.m. A female resident of West Village A reported she had returned to her apartment at about 3 p.m. after being out for a few hours. She left her apartment door unlocked. Upon entering her apartment, she found an elderly man asleep on her couch. She went into her bedroom and remained there for an hour while the man remained asleep. Acting on the advice of her friends and neighbors, she called the police. When they arrived, they woke the 62-year-old homeless man, who had known psychological issues. The man was taken to a local hospital. Police questioned many of the residents on the floor and reviewed security tape from the lobby, but it could not be determined how he got in. It was later discovered that one of the back doors was left open by contractors working on the building.

5:30 p.m. A 19-year-old female left her laptop on the third floor of Snell Library, and when she returned, it was not there. A nearby student mentioned to officers a man in his 20s with a goatee may have taken it. Wednesday, October 25 7 p.m. A female student reported a man that followed her from afterHOURS at 5 p.m. to her residence hall. She reported he seemed odd but was not threatening.

Thursday, October 26 11:30 a.m. The manager of Wollaston’s at the Marino Center reported detaining a 19-year-old male student who ordered chicken fingers. The manager saw him eat them while walking around the store. He paid for his other groceries, but not the chicken fingers. He was barred from shopping at Wollaston’s.

Noon A student reported losing his ATM card several days earlier. He thinks he lost it somewhere on campus. He discovered it was used at the ATM at the Marino center.

Noon A student reported accidentally leaving his iPod in 60 Dodge Hall after a morning class. It was gone when he returned to the room a half-hour later.

2:30 p.m. A staff member reported leaving her office in Dodge Hall unlocked and unattended the previous day for five minutes. When she returned, her cell phone was no longer there.

3:30 p.m. A 23-year-old male student disobeyed an NUPD officer’s directions to walk around a construction site behind Kerr Hall. The pedestrian safety officer kept instructing the student, but he walked right through the site. The student became unruly and will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).

Friday, October 27 1:30 a.m. A 19-year-old female student reported that another 19-year-old student assaulted her at an off-campus bar. The employees of the bar asked her to leave. While she was outside, someone came out and gave her her purse. She reorted her cell phone and $20 were missing from it.

2 p.m. An NUPD officer approached a group of about 20 high school-aged students in the Curry Student Center food court. He recognized some of them as having been told to stay off campus. As he approached, some of them began to leave. While the officer was asking for identification, some of the students who left came back and stood outside the student center, disturbing the officer. Another officer approached students outside. They became unruly, yelling obscenities at the officer. Two 16-year-old females, both from Boston, were arrested for trespassing. They were former students at a local charter school, but had been expelled for unruly behavior.

Saturday, October 28 12:30 a.m. An NUPD officer came upon two men fighting on Columbus Avenue near Camden Street. As he approached, the two 21-year-old non-students said they got into an argument at a party, but stopped fighting. They were told not to return to campus.

1:45 a.m. An NUPD officer reported another fight in the same area. Once again, the fight was breaking up as the officer arrived. As he was taking the names of the non-students, the officer found one of them was wanted for failing to appear in court for prior motor vehicle charges. Jamison Shaw, 23, is a resident of Connecticut.

9:30 a.m. Staff at Snell Library reported two people previously identified as thieves were signed in at the library. NUPD officers responded and found them sitting at a study table. One of them was carrying a laptop. They checked the computer and it was one that was stolen from the library the week before. They were both arrested for possessing stolen property. While they were being questioned, they admitted they had more stolen property at a nearby residence of a family member. Officers found another stolen computer there and some other items that have not been confirmed as being stolen from Northeastern. Both are 17 years old. They will both be charged with possession of stolen property.

10 p.m. An RA from Smith Hall reported a male student was seen staggering into a wall and hitting his head, becoming unconscious. He was taken by ambulance to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. An 18-year-old male friend said they had been drinking together in the residence hall.

Sunday, October 29 1 a.m. An anonymous caller said he saw three males carrying a female along Huntington Avenue. The female is a Northeastern student. The officers stopped them. She had been drinking but was not intoxicated to the point of being unable to take care of herself, officers concluded. She was allowed to continue with her friends. They were all under 21. 2 a.m. An 18-year-old female said she attended a party on Columbus Avenue, and after leaving, could not find her wallet. She believed she left it on the floor behind a couch. It contained her driver’s license and several credit cards.

4 a.m. Officers were summoned to Douglass Park on a noise complaint. The officers spoke to the male residents and their guests. There was a heavy odor of marijuana, but they denied using it. Because of the odor, they will be reported to OSCCR.

9 p.m. A female resident of West Village E reported leaving her laundry in the third floor laundry room and when she returned at 8 p.m., it was missing.

Monday, October 30 6 p.m. An RA from Kennedy Hall reported a strong odor of marijuana and requested an officer to help track down the room it was coming from. The officer determined that it was coming from an apartment on the fifth floor. Two students with several guests denied smoking the substance, despite the smell. The RA will report them to OSCCR because both the RA and officer clearly smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the room.

11 p.m. An NUPD officer on patrol in the School of Law came upon an unattended laptop. Students said it was there for some time, so the officer took it for safe keeping.

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