Northeastern Crime Log

By Nick Mendez

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

Thursday, February 1 A student reported an attempt to break into rooms on the fourth floor of Speare Hall Feb. 1. This week, Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) identified two male residents, 18 and 19 years old, who admit to the break-in. The students “jimmied” the lock and entered the room of a female student, allegedly to play a practical joke on her because she was a friend’s girlfriend. The victim noticed the practical joke the next morning, when she found mysterious articles of clothing in her room. The two male students said they didn’t steal anything and confirmed the clothing was part of the joke.

Monday, February 5 3:30 p.m. An officer in Snell Library checking the guest sign-in list for names familiar to NUPD as people banned from campus, spotted the name of a familiar 16-year-old City on a Hill Charter High School student. The officer located the trespasser at a computer with a couple friends. They were given one final warning to stay off campus, and the headmaster of City on a Hill has been notified. 5 p.m. A 21-year-old male student reported leaving his laptop, Nintendo system and calculator unattended in a sixth floor classroom in Behrakis for about an hour. When he returned all the items were gone. 11:30 p.m. A 19-year-old male student requested an ambulance to the lobby of Willis Hall. When officers arrived and assessed his medical condition, the student appeared to be suffering a drug overdose. He was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Hospital officials told NUPD that the past few weeks have brought an increase of people submitted to Boston-area emergency rooms with medical conditions that appear to be brought on by using marijuana laced with other drugs. Tuesday, February 6 3:30 p.m. A 19-year-old female student reported her wallet fell out of her backpack between the lobby of Davenport A and her apartment upstairs. It contained her cell phone, cash and credit cards. Thursday, February 8 10 a.m. The bookstore staff reported someone shoplifted books and a staff member on a bicycle followed him toward Ruggles station. Officers saw the man fleeing and pursued him for several blocks on foot. NUPD eventually apprehended and arrested 21-year-old Peter Marino, originally from Melrose. He has no connection to the university, and claimed to be homeless. He was charged with shoplifting.

12:30 p.m. After doing research in Snell Library from 9 a.m. to noon, a 51-year-old female visitor realized upon leaving that her wallet was missing. She believes while the wallet was inside her backpack, which sat at her feet her entire stay, someone pulled the wallet out by a lanyard trailing out of the bag. The wallet contained $40 and several credit cards, one of which had been fraudulently charged by the time she reported her wallet missing.

3:15 p.m. An NUPD cadet entered the lobby of Shillman Hall and encountered a man who was loud and acting bizarre and disorderly. Students and an employee informed the cadet the man had been acting this way for a couple of hours. The cadet called an officer to question the man, who became irate and accused the officers of coming there to spy on him. Hancy Lamour, a 40-year-old part-time student in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SPCS), was arrested for disorderly conduct. An hour later NUPD received a call from the associate dean of the SPCS, who reported Lamour had disrupted classes, become disorderly and threatened a professor. He will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).

10:30 p.m. A Resident Assistant (RA) in West Village A reported graffiti on the walls of the corridor in pencil. The words were incomplete and NUPD is investigating whether they have meaning to anyone on the floor. Friday, February 9 12:30 a.m. Two 19-year-old male students reported their wallets stolen from their gym bags, which they left in the basement corridor of Matthews Arena from 10 p.m. to midnight while playing club hockey. A 21-year-old female student and part-time employee of the arena who was working that evening reported her bike stolen from the same corridor.

Saturday, February 10 3 a.m. An RA on the fourth floor of West Village F noticed an 18-year-old male student intoxicated and contacted NUPD. The student, who was visiting an 18-year-old female student, admitted he’d been drinking beer and tequila in Smith Hall. He was conscious and did not need hospitalization. He will be reported to OSCCR.

Sunday, February 11 5 a.m. An RA from West Village F reported the odor of marijuana coming from an apartment on the fourth floor. Officers knocked on the door and were greeted by a 18-year-old male student resident. He admitted to smoking, and turned over a pipe and some marijuana. His 19-year-old girlfriend, a student, was also been, but a 19-year-old male visitor denied smoking. The two students will be reported to OSCCR.

1 p.m. A 22-year-old female student reported leaving her bookbag unattended for about 10 minutes on the third floor of Snell Library the previous afternoon between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Her wallet was missing when she returned. It contained $13 and credit cards, which had more than $300 in fraudulent charges by the time she reported it missing.

1 p.m. A 78-year-old woman from Dorchester with no university connection parked at Columbus lot at 10 a.m. to attend a church service. When she came back for her car at 1 p.m. she couldn’t find it. NUPD listed it as stolen, but hope she just forgot where she parked it, due to her unfamiliarity with the area. The woman had no other way home, so NUPD gave her a ride.

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