Northeastern Crime Log

By Nick Mendez

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

Crime Log Entry of the week Saturday, January 27 2 a.m. Residence Life staff called NUPD to report a fight in the lobby of Smith Hall. The officers interviewed an 18-year-old male student who had been assaulted by his ex-girlfriend, an 18-year-old female student who had fled the scene before police arrived. The victim reported they had recently broken up, and she had waited for him in the lobby. He wasn’t seriously injured, and declined medical attention. He is contemplating pressing criminal charges. Officers visited the female student’s room following the incident, but she wasn’t home. When NUPD detectives spoke with the woman Monday, she was told to stay away from him. She will be reported to OSCCR.

Tuesday, January 23 8:30 a.m. While processing lost and found items, Northeastern Police Department (NUPD) officers discovered a fake ID in a wallet. NUPD identified the owner of the wallet as a 19-year-old female student, who was questioned about the fake ID when she arrived to pick up the wallet. The student admitted she had paid $60 for it through a friend, who she was unwilling to identify. She will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR), and to the State Registry of Motor Vehicles. She faces losing her driver’s license. Wednesday, January 24 4:30 p.m. A 20-year-old female student reported someone had cut off and stolen half of her license plate while it was parked in North Lot. The missing portion of the plate contained the expiration sticker.

7 p.m. A 19-year-old female student studying on the third floor of Snell Library left her book bag unattended for a few minutes. When she returned, it was gone. The library staff searched the area and found the book bag in a rear stairwell. It was missing the student’s cell phone. Thursday, January 25 9 a.m. NUPD detectives were at Snell Library investigating thefts from the previous day when they identified two suspects from the library guest sign-in sheets. The two suspects, who had already been told not to return to campus after previous trespassing orders, were reportedly seen in the building. Both had prior criminal records. Officers arrested Richard Robertson, 30, a resident of a Boston shelter, and charged him with trespassing. Besides having been arrested by NUPD a year ago and ordered to stay off campus, Robertson is currently wanted by the Quincy Police Department for theft. He was questioned about the previous day’s thefts but provided no helpful information. 10:30 a.m. NUPD officers arrested the second Snell trespassing suspect, Paul Speed, 18, of Boston, after locating him at a computer. The suspect, who has had several encounters with NUPD, claimed he was checking his cell phone bill and admitted he’d been ordered to stay off campus. Robertson and Speed are suspected in the previous day’s thefts, having been signed in the day before as well, but they did not have any stolen property on them. 9 p.m. A 21-year-old female student reported someone entered her Northeastern leased apartment at 165 Hemenway St. between 1 and 9 p.m. She was not home at the time, and upon her return she discovered a laptop and an iPod missing. NUPD reported no forced entry, and the victim reported the door was locked when she left and when she got home. NUPD is investigating the matter. 9:30 p.m. An 18-year-old female student reported being awakened at 5 a.m. two or three weeks ago to find a college-aged male standing in her room on the second floor of Kennedy Hall, going through her purse. When she asked what he was doing, he said he hadn’t stolen anything and left. The victim assumed the unidentified man was a friend of her roommate and never reported it. She later contacted NUPD when she entered the residence hall with her roommate, spotted the unidentified man in the hallway and her roommate denied knowing him. NUPD has a suspect and is investigating the case.

Friday, January 26 5 p.m. An NUPD officer was patrolling Snell Library and spotted a man matching the description of a suspect involved in a robbery earlier in the day. The Boston Police Department (BPD) had informed NUPD that an area resident with no Northeastern connection had been robbed at the ATM at the corner of Westland and Massachusetts avenues. The officer detained the suspect as he left the library. The suspect was cooperative during questioning and was identified as Ruben Willams, 30, a local resident with no connection to the university. After discovering Williams had an extensive criminal record, BPD was contacted. Following a positive identification by the victim, Willams was arrested by BPD and charged with armed robbery. He has been ordered to stay away from Northeastern.

11:15 p.m. A Caribbean Student Organization dance party held in the Cabral Center of the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute sold out, prompting organizers to inform NUPD officers at the door. When the officers informed the people outside that no one else would be admitted, a member of the group became upset and kicked the door. Upon seeing the police, he ran. NUPD caught the 18-year-old student, who will be reported to OSCCR.

Saturday, January 27 12:30 a.m. An NUPD officer patrolling on Forsyth Street noticed a group of men assisting another young man who appeared to be intoxicated and couldn’t stand on his own. As the individual approached the front of White Hall he fell to the ground. Officers went to offer assistance, and discovered the fallen man was an 18-year-old male student who was severely intoxicated. His friends informed the police they had been drinking at an off-campus party, but wouldn’t say where. The student was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center by ambulance. He will be reported to OSCCR.

2 p.m. A resident assistant (RA) was walking into Stetson East when she encountered an 18-year-old male student sitting on the front steps smoking a marijuana cigarette. She brought him to the ResLife office and summoned police. The student was questioned and admitted he had been smoking marijuana, but he disposed of it when he saw the RA, and NUPD didn’t find remnants. He will be reported to OSCCR.

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