Crime Log

By Tara Turner

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

Tuesday, January 6

1 p.m.

A student reported his laptop missing from his room in White Hall. He said he left the room locked at around 11 a.m. and found it locked when he returned. There were no signs of forced entry and his roommates said they never left the room unlocked.

1:30 p.m.

A man approached a female student walking through a parking lot on Gainsborough Street. He claimed to be a Northeastern student and asked for directions on campus. A few blocks later he approached her again, grabbed her cell phone out of her hands, punched her in the head and ran off.

11:30 p.m.

A student in Kerr Hall reported an 18 year-old female visiting him arrived at his residence hall extremely intoxicated after drinking off campus. She was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.

11:30 p.m.

Northeastern University Division of Public Safety (NUPD) officers noticed two men sitting in a parked car on St. Stephen Street for several hours. The officers approached the car to speak with them and detected a strong odor of marijuana, but saw no obvious presence of the drug. The 22-year-old student will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).

6 p.m.

Steven Reiser was arrested in his Speare Hall room for assault with a dangerous weapon off of a warrant issued by Brighton District Court for an incident that occurred last fall off campus. A friend accused him of pulling a knife on him during an argument.

7 p.m.

Kevin Spates, 20, was arrested on a warrant issued from Roxbury District Court for failure to appear in court. He was charged on two counts in the fall for using a fake ID and using that fake ID to procure alcohol for a minor. NUPD asked him to come to headquarters and arrested him there.

8 p.m.

A student walking in the North Lot was approached by a teenage girl who blocked her path. A male teenager approached from behind and grabbed her purse. The victim held on to her purse and the teenager let go and ran away.

Friday, January 9

1:30 a.m.

A student in Smith Hall reported that his friend, a student from another residence hall, appeared to be suffering ill effects from hallucinogenic drugs. She was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for treatment and will be reported to OSCCR.

2 p.m.

Detectives went to Smith Hall to speak with a student who had become a person of interest in an investigation of the use and distribution into drugs on campus. She was cooperative and admitted she was addicted to at least one of the drugs she injects frequently. She admitted to selling drugs like marijuana to buy harder drugs (cocaine,LSD, speed and heroine). She also turned over a large quantity of drugs to detectives. As the detectives were speaking with her, a male student entered her room using her card key. He possessed a key to a lockbox in her room that contained more drugs. He admitted to involvement and turned over drugs from his residence hall. Both will be reported to OSCCR. The male student possessed less than an ounce of marijuana so he will not face criminal charges. Criminal charges for the female student will be filed at a later date and her housing contract has been suspended. Police decided to take her to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.

7 p.m.

A female student walking between the Egan Research Center and Snell Engineering building was approached by a teenager who demanded her iPod. He told her he had a knife and she gave it to him. Police have video of him entering Ruggles Station.

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