Northeastern Crime Log

By Nick Mendez

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

Wednesday, April 18 4:30 p.m. Northeastern Police Department (NUPD) officers were visiting a 19-year-old male student in Kennedy Hall about a prior incident when they discovered several knives and illegal fireworks in his room. The student used the knives for carving wood. The knives and fireworks were confiscated. He will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR). 7:30 p.m. While going through lost and found property, officers discovered a fake driver’s license in the wallet of a 21-year-old female student. When she came to pick it up, she was questioned and said she purchased the license a couple years ago. She will be reported to OSCCR.

Thursday, April 19 12:30 p.m. The manager at the Marino Center Wollaston’s detected a shoplifter and called NUPD. The shoplifter had left the store and was eating the allegedly stolen food in the courtyard when NUPD arrived. Officers questioned a 26-year-old female student who initially gave false identification. The manager decided to press criminal charges. The student will be summonsed to court and reported to OSCCR.

Friday, April 20 9 p.m. NUPD officers observed a 20-year-old male student passing a 30-pack of beer through the ground floor window of a private apartment at 768 Columbus Ave. Officers entered the apartment, but the student’s visitor who had received the beer, had left. The 30-pack was confiscated. The student will be reported to OSCCR.

Saturday, April 21 2 a.m. A Resident Assistant (RA) smelled marijuana from a room on the third floor of Stetson West and detained several people trying to leave. Officers responded and spoke with the 18-year-old female resident who handed over a bag of marijuana. There was also alcohol in the room. She will be reported to OSCCR.

11 p.m. Officers observed a 20-year-old male student carrying an unconscious 20-year-old female student down St. Stephens Street. The male told NUPD that they had been drinking off-campus and she had passed out in a cab on the way back. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

11:30 p.m. Several students outside Kerr Hall were allegedly approached by three or four teenage females. The group of teenagers followed the students a block down the sidewalk before surrounding them. One of the teenagers then grabbed the purse of a 23-year-old female student and ran. The purse contained a camera, cell phone, identification and cash. Officers identified a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old and were arrested. The next day NUPD received a call from an employee affiliated with the Department of Youth Services who reported that a student had been overheard bragging about robbing someone at Northeastern. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers interviewed the 17-year-old female, who arrested her, recovering the cell phone and the purse in the process.

Tuesday, April 24 7:30 p.m. A 20-year-old male student reported his iPod stolen from the architecture studio in Ruggles station while it was unattended. Upon the student’s return, the iPod was missing. Students had repeatedly left the studio’s back door to the street propped open due to the warm weather.

Wednesday, April 25 12:30 a.m. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers asked for assistance at 103 Hemenway St., where they responded to a noise complaint from a loud party. BPD evicted the guests of the apartment, who were mostly under 21-years-of-age. BPD waived jurisdiction over the two student residents, 19- and-20-year-old, who will be reported to OSCCR.

3 a.m. A 21-year-old male student reported an hour earlier he was walking on Park Drive to his Hemenway Street apartment through The Fens, when four teenagers approached him. They knocked him to the ground and stole his backpack, cell phone and wallet. He returned to his apartment and called his parents and then NUPD. NUPD and BPD responded and canvassed the area, but the suspects were gone.

Thursday, April 26 2 p.m. Two high school age males were denied access to the library because the library staff assumed they should be in school. Fifteen minutes later, the males were spotted at a computer inside the building. A building custodian reported seeing them entering through the rear loading dock while he was taking out the trash. The males were released to their parents, warned not to return to campus and will be summonsed to Boston Juvenile Court for trespassing.

Friday, April 27 10:30 a.m. Northeastern bookstore staff reported a student had sold books back to the store that appeared to be stolen. A 20-year-old male student was detained and questioned. He reported that a college-age person had approached him outside the store and asked him to sell the books back. The male student complied and gave $152 back to the individual.

Saturday, April 28 10 a.m. An RA in West Village F conducting room inspections following move-out discovered a beer ball in a room that had been occupied by a 19-year-old male student. The student will be reported to OSCCR.

12:30 p.m. A 19-year-old female student left her apartment overnight while her roommates were there. When she returned in the morning, she reported her laptop, iPod, digital camera and jewelry were missing. A roommate reported hearing voice in the living room while she was in bed. She believed the voice was the 19-year-old female, but may not have been. Another roommate reported that the door had been open several times that night.

Monday, April 30 6 a.m. A projector was stolen from the ceiling in a second floor Dodge Hall classroom. The alarm had been tripped and when officer responded minutes later the classroom was empty.

Wednesday, May 2 7:30 p.m. Student Affairs staff at the Senior Week boat cruise called NUPD to report a 22-year-old female student had been turned away from the cruise due to her intoxication and was seen leaving in a taxi. Officers checked the student’s apartment, but she wasn’t home. Soon thereafter, BPD contacted NUPD reporting that a female student had arrived ill from intoxication at the station in the South End. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The student later reported that she was missing her purse, cell phone and digital camera, but had no idea where they were, or how she got to the police station.

Thursday, May 3 2:30 p.m. BPD requested assistance following the report of a man with a gun on St. Stephens Street. NUPD arrived to find BPD speaking with a man who reported observing a man with a gun who had robbed him several weeks earlier. A week prior, the suspect had been confronted by the complainant at which point the suspect pulled out a knife and threatened the man’s female acquaintance. The suspect did not in fact have a gun but did have a knife. BPD arrested the man for threatening the female with a knife and he is under investigation in connection with the robbery.

Saturday, May 5 1:30 a.m. An officer reported finding a broken window outside a vacant ground floor Davenport B apartment. A trail of blood led the officer from the window into a sixth floor Douglass Park apartment where they encountered a female student resident who reported having come upon a friend of hers bleeding outside after being in a fight. She had bandaged his wounds and he was sleeping on her couch. The male student was questioned and claimed to have been in a fight. He will be charged with vandalism.

Sunday, May 6 9 a.m. Catering staff in the Curry Student Center reported that after the commencement reception they discovered two pieces of floral decoration missing.

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