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 Tuesday, February 13 5:30 p.m. A male model for an art class in Ryder Hall reported his $300 sunglasses were stolen between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. while he was modeling. The glasses were found in a corner with his clothing.

Monday, February 12 Noon Staff at the bookstore reported samples of class rings were stolen from display cases left unattended. These samples were not official gold rings, but were gold plated, and were valuable. The case is under investigation.

4:30 p.m. An 18-year-old female student reported being the victim of bank fraud. The victim received an e-mail reportedly from Bank of America asking for her account number and other information, which she provided. The account’s funds and the credit cards were then used.

6 p.m. An 18-year-old male was trying to sell books back to the bookstore when the staff noticed they looked brand new. Northeastern Police Department (NUPD) officers spoke to the student, who claimed to be doing a favor for an unknown female. She had reportedly met him outside the building and asked him to return the books for her, because she did not have her ID. He will be reported to Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).

11 p.m. A 20-year-old student called NUPD from a cell phone while chasing a man who had stolen $20 cash from him outside the YMCA. The man had been standing outside the YMCA soliciting money for a room for the night. The student offered to go into the YMCA with the man and purchase a room for him, but the man refused, only wanting the money. The student agreed on the condition he be shown a receipt. The man took the money, walked into the YMCA, passed the front desk and went out the back door. Using the student’s description, NUPD apprehended 52-year-old Rodney Greene, a local resident, outside the Ruggles T station. He was arrested for larceny, but NUPD also found illegal drugs in his possession, for which he will be charged.

Tuesday, February 13 11:30 p.m. Two 18-year-old female students on the third floor of Kennedy Hall reported to their Resident Assistant (RA) that a male resident of the building, who they had considered a friend, has been making inappropriate, unwanted advances and inappropriate comments about them. The RA contacted NUPD. Officers spoke to the 19-year-old male, and told him to have no further contact with the females. He will be reported to OSCCR. Thursday, February 15 1 p.m. A United Postal Service driver reported leaving boxes outside the back door of the Marino Center mid-morning while making other deliveries. When he went back to deliver those packages to tenants in Marino, the boxes were gone. 4:30 p.m. A middle-aged man with no connection to the university had borrowed a friend’s corvette and paid to park in the Gainsborough Garage. When he returned at 4 p.m. it had been severely vandalized with a key. NUPD officers investigated, and noticed freshly wet tire marks leading into the parking space, indicating the car had just been parked there. The man admitted to having moved the car after he discovered it and before NUPD arrived. When officers asked why, he pulled out a note that said he “shouldn’t have parked diagonally, taking up more than one space.”

Friday, February 16 1 a.m. Several phone calls reported a fight in front of Kennedy Hall. NUPD arrived and spoke to several students, none of whom wanted to file charges. Two of the students were the boyfriends of the two 18-year-old females involved in a fight inside Kennedy Hall last week. The boyfriends saw the student who had fought with the women, and it erupted again. They were all told to stay away from each other. Saturday, February 17 11:30 p.m. An RA from the fourth floor of West Village E reported two students had been in a fight. NUPD responded and spoke to two roommates, 22 and 23 years old, who admitted they had argued over the TV volume. The argument had been verbal, there had been some pushing. The friends of four years admitted to having fought before, but shook hands and apologized, assuring the RA and officers that it would not happen again. They will be reported to OSCCR. Sunday, February 18 11:30 a.m. A 22-year-old male student who lives in West Village G reported getting home around 4 a.m. and noticed his front door was open. Nobody was home, but the student reported he always leaves his door unlocked. When he woke up at 11 a.m. he noticed his phone charger, portable DVD player and debit card missing from his bedroom, apparently stolen before he got home. One of his roommates reported that when he got home at 6 a.m., the door was still propped open by the deadbolt. Monday, February 19 2 a.m. An RA in White Hall reported a male was intoxicated and semiconscious on the third floor. NUPD found him in the hall lying on the floor in the fetal position. He was identified by an ID in his wallet as an 18-year-old student. He woke and admitted he had been drinking at or near Kennedy Hall. He was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for evaluation. He will be reported to OSCCR.

3 a.m. NUPD responded to a call from White Hall that a woman was ill from alcohol intoxication on the fourth floor. They evaluated her and determined she was not in need of medical assistance. The 19-year-old student was a resident of the building, and admitted she had been drinking in a resident’s room. She will be reported to OSCCR. NUPD then spoke to the 18-year-old resident of the room she was in. He turned over gin and vodka, which he claimed he purchased with a fake ID he then turned over. He will be reported to OSCCR and state authorities for having a forged driver’s license.

3 p.m. Officers on patrol on Columbus Avenue noticed a car completely frozen over with ice and snow. The car fit the description from an elderly woman who reported it stolen last Sunday. The car was found with no damage or forced entry, just a block away from the church service she had been attending. It was returned to her.

Tuesday, February 20 12:15 a.m. An RA reported hearing a loud argument between a man and a woman in a room on the second floor of Smith Hall. The RA reported the couple had left the room, argued in the corridor and then in the basement laundry room. NUPD met them there, sitting together and talking quietly. The female is an 18-year-old student, who reported she and her 21-year-old non-student boyfriend were arguing because she thought he was cheating on her. They were both calm and claimed the fight had not been physical. He was from out of state, had no other place to spend the night and she wanted him stay with her. They were both informed of their domestic violence rights, but both declined to report an assault. Since their argument disturbed residents, the male has been told not to come back to campus.

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