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 Friday, February 3 10 a.m. A Resident Assistant in Rubenstein Hall smelled marijuana coming from a residence on the first floor and called for Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) assistance. Inside, two 19-year-old male students admitted they had been smoking marijuana and turned over small amounts of marijuana and various drug paraphernalia, including individually wrapped brownies.

Monday, January 29 11 p.m. A 22-year-old female student reported receiving harassing e-mail messages from her boyfriend, a 22-year-old Bentley College student, who she wished to separate herself from. She also reported to Northeastern and Bentley College campus police that he had assaulted her while she was visiting him at Bentley. The Northeastern Police Department (NUPD) worked with the victim to help her obtain a domestic abuse restraining order, which was issued by Roxbury District Court and served Friday. Bentley College police are conducting a criminal investigation of the assault.

Tuesday, January 30 Noon A Northeastern staff member in the Dockser Building reported leaving her office unattended Jan. 29 for a couple hours around lunchtime. During her absence her purse was stolen. It contained about $15 and credit cards, at least one of which had been used for fraudulent purchases. Her office is used by many other employees and students.

1 p.m. A 22-year-old female student reported being assaulted in Dorchester by her boyfriend, who is not a Northeastern student. She had reported it to the appropriate law enforcement authorities in Dorchester, and wanted to let NUPD know she had obtained a domestic abuse restraining order. NUPD took steps to ban him from visiting campus or being signed in as a residence hall guest.

Wednesday, January 31 10:30 p.m. A resident assistant (RA) from Davenport A reported that guests of a resident walked past the RA as they left the building, and the RA thought they smelled of marijuana. The RA went to the sixth floor apartment they had been visiting and began questioning the resident. NUPD was called for assistance, and the 20-year-old male student admitted he and his guests had been smoking marijuana. He turned over a small amount of marijuana, a few pipes and other drug paraphernalia. He will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR). The guests left the scene before they could be identified, but NUPD officers do not believe they were Northeastern students.

Thursday, February 1 A female student requested information on services for victims of domestic violence, reporting she feared for her safety because of her boyfriend. The student doesn’t live on campus, and was offered an emergency living space on campus for her protection. She declined, but NUPD provided her with information and suggested procedures to help ensure her safety. Her concerns were also reported to her local police.

1 a.m. NUPD officers responded to a report that several males had carried an intoxicated male into White Hall. Officers located the 18-year-old male on the second floor, barely conscious. He was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center by ambulance. The students who carried him said they had been drinking off campus, but would not say where.

3 p.m. An 18-year-old female resident reported a break-in at her fourth- floor Speare Hall residence. She reported that the previous night several male students had been in her room while she was away, and she believed they lived in the building. NUPD investigated several 18 and 19-year-old male students who live in Speare Hall. The students admitted to breaking into the victim’s room, but claimed they didn’t steal or damage anything, but were attempting to play a practical joke. They will be reported to OSCCR. Friday, February 2 11 a.m NUPD learned from Boston Police Department (BPD) Jan. 21, at about 3 a.m. BPD officers arrested a Northeastern student for assaulting his girlfriend. 21-year-old Jacob Freeman, of 52 Westland Ave., was charged with assaulting his 24-year-old girlfriend while she was visiting his residence. He will be reported to OSCCR. Saturday, February 3 2:30 a.m. A Residence Life staff member reported exit signs were ripped from the ceiling and left hanging by wires on the seventh floor of West Village E. Witnesses said a group of loud males running through the hallway did the damage, but none of them could be identified.

1 p.m. A ResLife staff member from West Village G reported the elevator control panel had been ripped out of one of the elevators.

11:30 p.m. Officers kicked a 20-year-old male student out of a dance party at the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute after he became disorderly. He will be reported to OSCCR. Several fights also broke out on the dance floor around midnight, and everyone was asked to leave early.

11:30 p.m. NUPD responded to a noise complaint in a Northeastern leased apartment at 16 Westland Ave. Officers encountered a loud party and spoke to the resident, who said he was not a student. The officers detected the odor of marijuana on him and inside his apartment. Officers checked their computer system and verified the resident was a 22-year-old student. His party was broken up and he will be reported to OSCCR.

Sunday, February 4 Two 19-year-old female students reported they were each sexually assaulted earlier in the weekend by the same acquaintance, a 22-year-old male student. The two girls were friends, and were assaulted while attending a small gathering at a Northeastern leased apartment. NUPD are investigating the matter.

3 a.m. Officers responded to Kennedy Hall to a report of a fight in the lobby among some women. NUPD encountered an 18-year-old female student and her two 17-year-old female guests. Witnesses indicated the trio exchanged pushes and fought back and forth with two male students. The parties apparently bumped into each other in the lobby and words were exchanged. No criminal charges were pressed, and the women went on their way. The guests were allowed to stay, but were asked to leave campus in the morning, and told not to get into any more fights.

5:30 a.m. A proctor in Light Hall reported a drunk resident ran out of the building and grabbed the proctor’s cell phone from the desk as she went by. The proctor was able to identify her with the assistance of ResLife staff. The student returned the cell phone and will be reported to OSCCR.

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