Northeastern Crime Log

By Mary Ann Georgantopoulos

Correction: Due to an editing error, this story has been changed to indicate the correct location for the entry of the week.

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

Crime Log Entry of the week Friday, January 12 5 p.m. Callers reported a middle-aged woman who seemed to be emotionally unstable swinging her arms and disturbing passersby in the locker room area of Cargill Hall. When officers arrived she was walking down Huntington Avenue. When asked to stop for questioning, she swung both hands, which contained forks and knives, in the officers’ faces. She had to be physically restrained, would not speak to anyone and was not carrying any identification. She was taken to Boston Medical Center by ambulance. She has no affiliation with Northeastern.

Monday, January 8 3:30 p.m. Staff from the cashier’s office in Richards Hall called to report a 27-year-old female student complaining she had been charged for something incorrectly. She became irate when the cashier staff would not make the adjustment she wanted. Her husband was with her and he also became very angry. Officers escorted him off campus and issued a trespass warning.

Tuesday, January 9 2:30 a.m. Someone emptied a fire extinguisher in the hallway of the fifth floor of Davenport B, which set off the smoke detectors and the building was evacuated. The incident caused a mess. No suspect has been apprehended.

Wednesday, January 10 1 p.m. A 25-year-old female student reported that the previous day between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. she left her backpack unattended on the first floor of the library. When she returned her wallet was missing. She had $11, a couple of credit cards and gift cards in the wallet.

4 p.m. A staff member reported a middle-aged man wandering through Stearns Center. Officers searched the building and the adjacent building and located him in the law school building. He claimed to be looking for a job, but he did not have a reasonable explanation for being in the buildings at that time. He was identified by officers, who discovered he had been issued a trespass warning by the campus about 11 years ago. The university has not had any contact with him since then, but he has a lengthy criminal record. He was re-issued a trespass warning and escorted off campus.

10 p.m. Officers saw two male students, ages 18 and 19, with a 30-pack of beer on Coventry Street. When the young men saw the officer they put the beer down and walked away. The officers asked them to stop. The beer was confiscated and the two students will be reported to OSCCR.

Thursday, January 11 3 p.m. The manager of Wollastons in the Marino Center detained a shoplifter. While waiting for police to respond the shoplifter punched the manager and ran out of the store. The manager gave a description to the officers, who were able to identify him on video when he entered a residence hall a few minutes later. The 18-year-old male student admitted to the act. He will be reported to OSCCR and summonsed at Roxbury District Court on the charge of assault.

Friday, January 12 1:30 a.m. A resident of Smith Hall called to report his roommate, an 18-year-old male student, was intoxicated, fell out of bed and cut his tongue and lip. Officers responded and evaluated his injuries and intoxication. He did not need hospitalization, but will be reported to OSCCR.

Saturday, January 13 12:30 a.m. Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) assisted the Boston Police Department (BPD) in responding to noise complaint calls in an apartment at 610 Columbus Ave. Officers entered the apartment and found a keg party with about 100 people. Most of the people left agreeably. The four residents, all 22-year-old male students, were argumentative with the police. They were all arrested by the BPD and charged with disorderly conduct. They will also be reported to OSCCR.

3:30 a.m. An 18-year-old male student in Stetson West called to report his 19-year-old roommate had came home drunk and vomited twice. When he told him to clean up the mess the roommate lunged at him. The intoxicated student was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He was so intoxicated he could not get dressed, did not remember his name and had to be strapped to a stretcher. He will be reported to OSCCR.

Sunday, January 14 3 a.m. A 22-year-old female student who lives at 116 St. Stephens St. called requesting an ambulance for her 22-year-old female guest. They had been off campus drinking and the guest became intoxicated and ill. She was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

3 a.m. Several callers reported a fight between Willis Hall and West Village G. When officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old male laying on the ground suffering from a head injury but conscious and alert. He was taken to Boston Medical Center. He told officers he was hit by someone from behind. The friend he was visiting was not able to provide any helpful information. The investigation is ongoing. In the hospital, in the course of identifying the victim, he handed an officer his wallet. When he flipped it open bags of cocaine were found. He will be charged with possession of cocaine. It is unknown if the cocaine had any connection with the assault. Tuesday, January 16 3 a.m. Students from Rubenstein Hall called to report someone banging on their door asking to be let in. The student had fought with the residents of the apartment a few days earlier. Officers located him in his apartment and he became unruly when they questioned him. He appeared to be under the influence of controlled substances and acting disorderly and belligerent. He was taken to Boston Medical Center for psychological and medical evaluation. He will be reported to OSCCR for disorderly conduct.

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