Northeastern Crime Log

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

Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the location where the Entry of the Week took place.

Crime Log Entry of the Week Tuesday, December 12 2 p.m. A 25-year-old male law student noticed his iPod missing and confronted a man he thought to be the thief as he was leaving the locker room area of Cargill Hall. He caught up with the alleged thief, who pulled out a screwdriver and swiped him across the chest. The student recovered his iPod and was not severely injured. The thief ran away.

Friday, December 1 10:30 p.m. Officers on Huntington Avenue noticed people putting a beer ball into a taxi. As officers approached, one man ran off. The remaining man was a 21-year-old student who was buying the beer for his 19-year-old friend, a student. The beer was confiscated and both will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR). Saturday, December 2 3 a.m. An officer saw an intoxicated 20-year-old male student getting into his car in Columbus Lot. His family was contacted and his father came to pick him up from the Division of Public Safety. He will be reported to OSCCR. 3 a.m. George Rosa, 26, was found tagging graffiti on a Northeastern building in an alley between Hemenway Street and the Fenway. The man claimed to be an artist. He was arrested for malicious destruction of property. Sunday, December 3 12:30 p.m. A 20-year-old female student, who was working on a paper for class, put a notice on Craig’s List saying she wanted to talk to people with unusual sexual behavior. She reported she then started receiving harassing instant messages and phone calls. Police advised her not to respond.

3 p.m. Armando Suarez, 25, of Roxbury, was arrested for trespassing in Snell Library. He was previously banned from the library for inappropriate behavior. He has no connection with Northeastern.

Thursday, December 7 1 a.m. An 18-year-old male student was found urinating on Gainsborough Street. He was cooperative and apologetic when an officer asked him to stop, but a nearby 18-year-old male student interfered with the officer. The interfering student will be reported to OSCCR.

1:45 a.m. Boston Police officers arrived at Northeastern Police Department (NUPD) headquarters with an intoxicated 20-year-old male student they had found lying nearly unconscious in front of a gas station in Dorchester. He was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and will be reported to OSCCR.

3:30 p.m. As part of an ongoing investigation, NUPD officers went to Willis Hall and found a 19-year-old male student who is being charged with drug possession and intention to sell and distribute drugs. He became ill during the confiscation of the drugs and was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. As a result his arrest was delayed, and he will be summonsed to Roxbury District Court at a later date. Saturday, December 9 2 p.m. A 21-year-old male student called the NUPD to ask for advice on how to handle a phone call he received from a person who claimed to have his stolen cell phone. The student told officers the phone was stolen in a robbery Dec. 7 on Parker Street. He said he was held at gunpoint by some teenagers who took his cell phone, wallet and backpack. He had reported it that night to the Boston Police Department(BPD). NUPD officers were unaware of the incident, and the four teens who allegedly robbed him were not apprehended. Tuesday, December 12 3:30 a.m. A Resident Assistant (RA) at 780 Columbus Ave. called NUPD officers to investigate the odor of marijuana. There was a crowd in the apartment, but the residents did not open the door. The two residents, 20- and 21-year-old males, both with prior OSCCR histories, had signed a third male into the building, who is a former student banned from campus. The two residents will be reported to OSCCR.

Thursday, December 14 5 p.m. A 23-year-old female staff member reported she was walking through the alley between Hemenway Street and the Fenway when a young male tried to grab her purse. She held on to it, yelled and he ran away. Friday, December 15 1:30 p.m. A male staff member eating lunch in the Marino Center food court reported someone stole his wallet from his jacket, which he left on a chair. The wallet contained about $200.

6 p.m. An RA doing winter break room inspections in Smith Hall discovered a room with a fan in the window and marijuana in an ashtray. The room is occupied by an 18-year-old male student who had already left for winter break. He will be reported to OSCCR. Friday, December 22 5 a.m. A 21-year-old male student flagged down officers for assistance because he could not stop his intoxicated 19-year-old female girlfriend from getting into his car. The officers contacted her family and her brother came to pick her up. Monday, January 1 1 a.m. NUPD officers found a disorderly group of people fighting on Columbus Avenue. Officers asked them to move along. They all did except Tanner Cordell, 23, who continued his disorderly behavior and kicked two of the officers. He was arrested and charged with assault and battery of a police officer. He is not affiliated with Northeastern.

2 a.m. A 21-year-old female student sought the help of NUPD officers when her ex-boyfriend, a 21-year-old student, assaulted her on Westland Avenue. BPD was contacted and he was arrested.

4 a.m. A woman with no affiliation to Northeastern was walking on St. Alphonsus Street after she left a 7-11 store when a man approached her and said he wanted to walk home with her. He then groped her in private areas and she yelled, causing him to run off.

Wednesday, January 3 5 p.m. A female staff member reported her license plate stolen off her car in the Columbus Garage sometime during the day.

Friday, January 5 10:30 p.m. An officer on Huntington Avenue saw two men tagging graffiti on a bench in front of Speare Hall. After questioning the men, the officer found three markers. One male had written his tagging signature on a bench and on several other buildings. Scott Kopycinsky, 27, was arrested and charged with malicious destruction. He has no connection to Northeastern.

Sunday, January 7 9 p.m. A 21-year-old female student returning from winter break found her leased property apartment trashed and several of her DVDs missing. She reported she and her roommate did not get along, and her roommate’s boyfriend was suspected of stealing other things from her apartment in the past but she had not reported him. The investigation cannot continue, as the roommate has moved out of the apartment for co-op.

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