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 Saturday, July 7 2:30 a.m. An intoxicated 20-year-old male student walked into his roommate’s bedroom in West Village A, urinated in his closet and returned to his own bed. He will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. Monday, July 2 6 p.m. A 29-year-old male graduate student reported his bike stolen from the Snell Library Quad. The cable lock had been cut. Video footage showed two suspects loitering around the bike, then turning toward the bike for a moment before riding it away.

11 p.m. A 19-year-old female student was moving out of Burstein Hall and she left some of her personal belongings in the foyer. Upon her return she noticed her blue folding-chair missing. Video footage showed a male resident greeting guests, signing them in and taking the blue chair with him. Officers questioned the 21-year-old student who said he assumed the chair was abandoned. He will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).

Tuesday, July 3 10:30 p.m. Northeastern Public Safety Division (NUPD) received a report of firecrackers being set off on World Series Way. Officers questioned several teenagers with no affiliation to the university and sent them on their way.

Wednesday, July 4 12:30 a.m. A security officer on the Camden Street footbridge reported witnessing a man break a window of a parked car with a long pipe. NUPD detained the suspect, who denied breaking the window. NUPD arrested student Joseph Horiuchi, 19, for malicious destruction. He will be reported to OSCCR.

6 p.m. An officer saw two men on Gainsborough Street pouring alcohol into a cup. The men were questioned and one of them, Frank Ivy, 45, was wanted in Randolph for failure to appear in court on an assault charge. He was arrested on that warrant.

9 p.m. A 20-year-old male student was punched by a 21-year-old male student friend. The incident occurred in the hallway on the seventh floor of West Village C. The student reported that his friend has a tendency to act inappropriately when intoxicated. The 21-year-old will be reported to OSCCR.

Thursday, July 5 8 p.m. Officers stopped five juveniles in an alley behind Meserve Hall after they had reportedly been loitering around bicycle racks. They were identified, given trespass warnings and sent off campus. Several of the suspects were from the same family, the youngest of whom was eight-years-old.

Saturday, July 7 5 p.m. A 22-year-old female student reported locking her bicycle outside Snell Library and upon her return, the bicycle and its chain lock were missing.

Monday, July 9 Noon The management of Douglass Park reported someone had vandalized a security camera in a hallway on an upper floor. The last image on the video tape is the face of the suspect before he intentionally strikes the camera. He has been identified as a guest of a resident and he has agreed to make restitution.

Tuesday, July 10 12:30 a.m. A Resident Assistant (RA) on the second floor of Stetson West, a building currently housing students for orientation, reported the odor of marijuana. NUPD responded to the room and discovered two 18-year-old incoming freshmen. One of them admitted to bringing marijuana from home and both admitted to smoking it in the room. A marijuana pipe was confiscated. Both incoming freshmen will be reported to OSCCR.

8:30 a.m. The manager of the Marino Center Wollaston’s reported detaining a shoplifter. Officers responded and questioned a 13-year-old male who had been receiving tutoring on campus. He had stolen candy from the store and was removed from the program as a result.

Noon An officer saw three high school students who had previously trespassed in the Snell Library Quad. An officer approached them and reminded them of their trespass status, prompting them to leave.

11 p.m. An NUPD officer on patrol in the Fenway noticed a man walking among some parked cars. The man walked to a car’s trunk, at which point he opened it, setting off the alarm. The man was questioned and lied about where he had come from. He was found to be in possession of a screwdriver, a hypodermic needle and a Gameboy. The owner of the car reported that their grandson’s Gameboy had been in the truck at the time. The officer arrested Charles Purnell, 51.

Thursday, July 12 5:30 p.m. Snell Library staff reported that a man in his 50s had been seen using the library computers to chat with young girls. The staff told him he was no longer welcome. The man said he would be back. NUPD will send him an official trespass letter.

Saturday, July 14 3:30 a.m. A female student reported that her female friend had been assaulted by her student boyfriend at his off-campus apartment on Gainsborough Street. She reported that the 21-year-old male student had abused his girlfriend on several occasions and she was concerned for her safety. Officers responded and found the victim somewhat reluctant. The Boston Police Department (BPD) responded to the boyfriend’s apartment and arrested him. He will also be reported to OSCCR. Sunday, July 15 4 a.m. A 21-year-old male was assaulted outside his apartment on Massachusetts Avenue. NUPD responded and found the student suffering from a scalp wound. The student informed officers he had been throw out of a bar earlier in the night where his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend was employed as a bouncer. BPD and OSCCR are investigating the incident.

Monday, July 16 4 a.m. An officer noticed a car running in the parking lot near the Columbus Avenue basketball courts. As the officer passed, the occupants ducked down to hide from view. The officer ran the plates and discovered that the car had been stolen. Additional units responded and questioned the occupants. The 32-year-old driver was largely undressed when he got out of the car, while his passenger was a 31-year-old man dressed as a woman. The driver was arrested by BPD for driving a stolen car.

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