Campus Crime Log
Incident reports from the BUPD
This week, Boston University Police Chief Thomas Robbins recommends that students grab a buddy when exercising. “With the warm weather approaching, try to exercise with a partner, and when running, try to stay on main roads and in populated areas,” Robbins says. “Vary your running routes and times to avoid predictability.”
The BUPD crime log for February 23 through March 8 is below. The next campus crime log will appear on Wednesday, March 26.
Boston University Police Crime Log
Time: 2:10 a.m. Incident #: 8003466 Date: 3/8/2008 Day: Sat Sector: Bravo
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY -$250, MALICIOUS Open
700 COMMONWEALTH AV Residential LOBBY
Officer Anicet Dybantsa was dispatched for a report of vandalism. Upon arrival he met with Residential Security who stated that at 2:45 AM he noticed that the glass window next to the elevator on the first floor was shattered. There were several broken pieces of glass on the floor and a newspaper box that may have been used to break the glass.
1:00 a.m. 8003488 3/8/2008 Sat Alpha
ASSAULT TO ROB, UNARMED Open
275 BABCOCK ST Residential PLAZA
At 11:23 AM, Officer Kevin Reen was dispatched to meet with the victim of a robbery. Upon arrival he met with the victim who stated that she was assaulted by a male party during a robbery attempt. The victim stated that the incident took place by the Campus Convenience sometime between 1:00 AM and 1:30 AM. The victim stated that she was tackled from behind by the suspect and forced onto the ground. While they were on the ground, the suspect was telling her, "Just give me your money." The victim fought back and screamed for help but the suspect kept covering her mouth. The victim was able get back to her feet, and the suspect fled towards Babcock St. The victim further stated that she went back to her residence at 273 Babcock St. and told the security officer at the front desk. The victim stated that he asked her if she wanted to speak to an RA, to which she replied no. The victim stated that she had a laceration to her left wrist which she treated herself. It should also be noted that the Boston Police Department had been dispatched to two separate attempted robberies in the area of 1114 Commonwealth Ave. at 1:53 AM
9:02 p.m. 8003448 3/7/2008 Fri Alpha
MEDICAL ASSIST / ALCOHOL Closed
925 COMMONWEALTH AV Commercial AUDITORIUM
Officer Anicet Dybantsa was dispatched for an unconscious male party. The victim had vomited prior to his arrival and he had a strong odor of alcohol beverages coming from his breath. Boston EMS responded and transported the victim to Children’s Hospital.
12:11 a.m. 8003372 3/7/2008 Thu Bravo
MEDICAL ASSIST / ALCOHOL Judicial Referral
771 COMMONWEALTH AVE Academic BATHROOM
Officers William Campanella and Matthew Blakeslee responded for an intoxicated male in the women’s restroom of the Mugar Library. Officers met with the Security Assistant at the library who stated that he had received complaints from female patrons regarding a man in the women’s bathroom. When he went to investigate, he found a male party in a bathroom stall who appeared to be intoxicated. When the Security Assistant asked the party to leave, he became agitated and aggressive. Officers Blakeslee and Campanella found the victim in the bathroom stall. The victim was initially unresponsive and then became non compliant with officers. Officers were unable to question the victim due to his severe level of intoxication and a language barrier. Mercy General Ambulance responded and transported the victim to Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital.
5 p.m. 8003346 3/2/2008 Sun Bravo
LARCENY UNDER $250 c266 S30 Open
621 COMMONWEALTH AV Academic OFFICE
Officer Jack Struble responded for a past larceny report. Upon arrival he met with the victim who stated that her Visa debit card and $20.00 had been stolen from her pocketbook. The victim stated she last saw her items inside her pocketbook on 3/2/2008 at 5:00 PM in her home. She was contacted 3/4/2008 by Bank of America regarding suspicious activity on her card. The victim believes that the items were stolen out of her offices during business hours. The victim further states that numerous people had been in and out of her office during the time of the theft.
9 a.m. 8003363 3/6/2008 Thu Alpha
MOTOR VEH, TAKING & STEALING PARTS c266 S28 Open
25 BUICK ST All Other Locations PARKING LOT
Officer Matt Quinlan responded to the elevated parking lot behind 25 Buick St for a larceny report. Upon arrival he met with the victim, who stated he parked his truck at 9 a.m. and when he returned to at 7:30 p.m. he discovered that the cover to his truck’s bed liner had been stolen. The victim reports that the cover was a custom made bed cover called a Fold-A-Cover and was valued at 700.00.
3:39 a.m. 8003321 3/6/2008 Thu Bravo
DISTURBING THE PEACE c272 S53 Arrest
183 BAY STATE RD Residential HALLWAY
Officer Brandon Stone was dispatched for a report of loud music. Upon arrival he met with the caller who stated that the resident on the 3rd floor, was playing his music loudly and disturbing him. Officer Stone could hear loud music emanating from the floors above. The caller further stated that he has had this problem with THE SUSPECT several times before. Officer Stone proceeded to THE SUSPECT’s door and announced his presence, THE SUSPECT opened his door. At this time, the music was still playing loudly, and there was a strong odor of alcohol present. THE SUSPECT appeared to be visibly intoxicated with red eyes, odor of alcohol emanating from his person, and inappropriate speech. Officer Stone asked THE SUSPECT at this point to turn down his music because he was disturbing the residents of the building. Officers John Mahoney and Anicet Dybantsa responded to assist. The suspect was warned to turn his music down and not to cause any further disturbance. As officers were leaving, THE SUSPECT stated, "You will probably have to come back because I am going to go down there." After hearing that comment officers waited a reasonable amount of time to ensure the safety of the caller, but THE SUSPECT did not come out.
At 4:32 AM Officer Stone and Sergeant Dan Healy were dispatched to 183 Bay State Road for a report of a subject banging on the caller’s door subsequent to a prior problem earlier in the night. Officers Mahoney and Dybantsa also responded to assist. On arrival, the caller was too frightened to open the door of his apartment to let the police in. The caller further stated that he has a history of calling the BUPD for the same problem, and tonight he was awakened from a sound sleep by the banging on his door by THE SUSPECT. A female who also resides on the first floor was also awakened by all of the commotion and opened the door for officers. Once inside, THE SUSPECT was located on the 3rd floor and was acting in a loud manner and resisted officer’s orders to return to his apartment. At this time, officers arrested THE SUSPECT for Disturbing the Peace and transported to the BUPD station for booking. It should be known that the BUPD has responded for seven calls for service to this address for similar instances involving THE SUSPECT in the last twenty days.
12 p.m. 8003268 2/24/2008 Sun Bravo
LARCENY OVER $250 BY SINGLE SCHEME c266 S30 Open
610 BEACON ST Residential DORM ROOM
Officer Jack Struble responded for a past larceny report. Upon arrival he met with the victim, who state that she had been scammed via the Internet. The victim stated that she put an Apple Mac Book for sale on the internet. The victim received an inquiry about the computer and she and the other party agreed on a price. The victim requested payment to be sent to her online Paypal account and when she received confirmation that the money was in her account she would send the computer to the buyer. On February 24, 2008 the victim received an e-mail telling her that the money was in her account and on February 26, 2008 she shipped the computer via US Postal mail. After several days, the victim had not received any money from her Paypal account, the victim called and discovered that the e-mail was a fraudulent e-mail and Paypal was not aware of any business. The victim reports that the value of her Apple MacBook was $600.00.
9:30 a.m. 8003273 3/5/2008 Wed Bravo
THREAT TO COMMIT CRIME c275 S2 Open
745 COMMONWEALTH AVE Academic OFFICE
Officer Tom Gaffney responded for a report of a person receiving threats. Upon arrival he met with the victim, who stated that he received an E-mail message on his computer, at 9:30 a.m. The E-mail was sent by a party who identified themselves as Don Killer to the victim. It threatened the victim’s life throughout the E-mail.
10 a.m. 8003137 3/3/2008 Mon Alpha
LIQUOR, PERSON UNDER 21 POSSESS c138 S34C Court Summons
273 BABCOCK ST Residential DORM ROOM
Officer Matthew Blakeslee responded for a noise complaint made by an anonymous caller. Upon arrival Officer Blakeslee knocked on the door and was met by the room’s occupant. THE SUSPECT opened the door very slightly and was informed by Officer Blakeslee of the noise complaint. Officer Blakeslee detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverages coming from the room. Officer Blakeslee asked THE SUSPECT about the odor and THE SUSPECT replied that he had consumed a couple of alcoholic beverages. Officer Blakeslee then asked how many people were in the room and if there were alcoholic beverages in that room. THE SUSPECT stated that he resided there and there were alcoholic beverages in the room, belonging to him. Officer Blakeslee asked if anyone in that room was at least 21 years of age and THE SUSPECT stated that none of the occupants were. Officer Blakeslee was then joined by Officer William Campanella. Officer Blakeslee asked to seize those alcoholic beverages and THE SUSPECT consented to have officers enter his room. Officer Blakeslee requested that THE SUSPECT bring those beverages to the door and open the door fully. Officer Blakeslee observed three open containers and several "party" cups on a table. Officer Blakeslee was provided with sixteen unopened containers of "Busch Light" beer. Officer Blakeslee identified all of the occupants who were asked if they needed medical attention (all declined). THE SUSPECT was informed that a complaint would be filed for "Liquor, Person Under 21 Possess," M.G.L., c138 S34C.
9:51 a.m. 8003188 2/28/2008 Thu Bravo
THREAT TO COMMIT CRIME c275 S2 Open
725 COMMONWEALTH AVE Academic OFFICE
Officer Larry Mackin responded for a report of a party receiving threatening email. Upon arrival he met the reporting party, who stated that at 10:10 a.m., a BU Professor forwarded her an email that he had received from another BU Professor on 2/28/2008. The email was threatening in nature and demanded that the professor pay $10,000.00 not to be killed. Officer Mackin was unable to speak with either party at the time of the report.
12 p.m. 8003107 3/2/2008 Sun Bravo
LARCENY UNDER $250 c266 S30 Open
648 BEACON ST Residential RESTAURANT
Officer Joseph Sirignano responded for a walk in past larceny report. Upon arrival he met with the victim, who stated that between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., she was inside the Bruegger’s Bagels restaurant and placed her backpack, containing her purse, on the floor next to her seat. A short time later she moved to another table to sit with a girlfriend and brought her backpack (containing purse) to this table and placed it on the chair next to her. She later went to retrieve her purse from her backpack but found it to be missing. It was kept in the front pocket which was not zippered. The victim stated her Coach purse, valued at $100.00, Bank of America debit card, $11.00 cash, Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, BU ID, MBTA Pass and birth control pills were stolen.
5:30 p.m. 8002994 3/1/2008 Sat Bravo
BREAK INTO DEPOSITORY c266 S16 Open
528 COMMONWEALTH AVE Hotel OFFICE
Officers William Campanella and Matthew Blakeslee were dispatched for a report of a past B&E. Upon arrival, they met with the owner of the Eastern Standard Restaurant at 528 Commonwealth Ave. The victim stated that $1,200.00 in United States currency was missing from the office safe. The victim stated that one of his employees stated to him that at 5:30 p.m., she had entered the office and opened the office safe for money transactions. The safe had in excess of $1,200.00 in United States currency. It was undetermined at this time if the employee had locked the office door and the office safe located in the basement. The victim discovered that the safe was unsecured at 9:30 p.m. and that the money had been taken. The victim checked with security to review security camera footage from the area. The security tapes showed a waiter from the Eastern Standard, in the basement area in close proximity to the basement office. The waiter then went to the employee bathroom for Eastern Standard Restaurant and then to the opposite side of the hotel to the employee bathroom for Great Bay Restaurant. After reviewing the video tape the victim entered both the Eastern Standard employee’s men’s room and the Great Bay employee’s men’s room and found in the trash cans at both locations the empty envelopes that had contained monies that had been taken from the Eastern Standard Restaurant office safe. Boston Police responded to the same incident after a 911 call had been placed by hotel security concerning the incident. Officer Campanella and BPD Officers spoke to the suspect concerning the incident. The suspect denied any involvement and further voluntarily offered the search of his person, his employee locker and his personal motor vehicle for the missing money. A search of all the locations did not find the missing money.
9:30 p.m. 8002990 3/1/2008 Sat Alpha
LIQUOR TO PERSON UNDER 21, SELL/DELIVER c138 Court Summons
1100 COMMONWEALTH AVE Public Property SIDEWALK
Officers Peter McCarron and William Campanella while working an alcohol interdiction assignment observed a male party standing outside of the Commonwealth Market at 1092 Commonwealth Ave., walking back and forth for about 10 to 15 minutes. Officer McCarron went inside the Commonwealth Market to make a purchase and when he passed the party, he did not appear to over the age of 21. Officers then observed another male party exit the Commonwealth Market carrying a 12 pack of Corona Light beer and two six packs of an unknown beer. The two parties met outside the market and began walking together. After a short while they stopped and the party with the beer, handed the beer to the other party. Officers stopped both parties. A check of their IDs indicated one party was 21 and the other was 19. An application for a court summons would be filed for THE SUSPECT for Procuring Alcohol for a Minor and application for a court summons would be filed for the other party for Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
1:30 a.m. 8002941 3/1/2008 Sat Alpha
A&B c265 S13A Open
1119 COMMONWEALTH AVE Public Property SIDEWALK
Officer Melissa Lombardo responded for a report of a past assault and battery. Upon arrival, she met the victim, who stated that at 1:35 a.m., she was walking alone on Commonwealth Avenue at the intersection of Malvern Street. The victim stated that while walking, she was approached from behind by a male party. The victim stated that the male began grabbing her jacket, and then grabbed her arm, stating, "Just come with me." The victim stated that she began struggling with the suspect, and was able to break away, running toward her residence at 1019 Commonwealth Ave. The victim stated that she did not suffer any injuries as a result of this incident.
12:45 p.m. 8002908 2/28/2008 Thu Alpha
LARCENY OVER $250 c266 S30 Open
915 COMMONWEALTH AVE Athletic Facility LOCKER ROOM
Officer Matthew Quinlan was dispatched for a past larceny report. Upon arrival he met with the victim who stated that her wallet was stolen between 12:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. The victim stated that her wallet was in her bag in the female locker room and secured in a locker. The victim reports that her wallet, valued at $20.00, $250.00 cash, Bank of America credit card and Bank of America debit card were stolen.
11:15 p.m. 8002824 2/27/2008 Wed Bravo
GENERAL INVESTIGATION Closed
700 COMMONWEALTH AVE Residential DORM ROOM
Officer Peter McCarron was dispatched to meet with ORL staff for a possible drug incident. Upon arrival he met with ORL staff who stated while she was conducting her rounds at 11:35 PM she smelled burnt marijuana coming from a room. She then contacted a second RA to confirm the smell of burnt marijuana and then they both knocked on the door of room. The suspect answered the door and coming from the room was a stronger odor of burnt marijuana. The RA informed THE SUSPECT that they needed to search his room; at which time he then stated that he needed a second and he closed the door locking them outside. After thirty seconds THE SUSPECT exited the room and allowed them to enter to conduct a search. THE SUSPECT left the area and returned 10 minutes later. Found inside the room by ORL staff, was a wooden hand carved marijuana smoking pipe. In the room, THE SUSPECT had 2 fans going and the windows open. THE SUSPECT was inside the room by himself. The pipe was seized and entered into evidence.
12 p.m. 8002845 12/17/2007 Mon Alpha
LARCENY OVER $250 c266 S30 Open
1200 BEACON ST Hotel DORM ROOM
Officer Jack Struble responded for a past larceny. Upon arrival he met with the victim, who stated that on December 17, 2007, her laptop and battery charger was removed from her closet, as well as a shirt and a pair of pants. The victim said that she last saw her laptop at 12 p.m. and discovered it was missing at 5 p.m. The victim stated that her Panasonic laptop was valued at $2,000.00, a shirt, valued at $100.00 and a pair of pants, valued at $70.00.
8 a.m. 8002836 2/22/2008 Fri Bravo
GENERAL INVESTIGATION Open
2 SHERBORN ST All Other Locations PARK
Officer Larry Mackin was dispatched for a report of found contraband. Upon arrival, he met with the reporting party, who stated that for the past few weeks his staff has reported that on Monday mornings they have been finding condoms, beer cans and trash in the children’s play area behind 164 and 166 Bay State Rd. The reporting party further stated a member of his staff found among the trash a small clear plastic bag containing a small amount of a green leafy substance, believed to be marijuana.
8 p.m. 8002819 2/27/2008 Wed Alpha
B&E NIGHTTIME FOR FELONY c266 S16 Open
852 BEACON ST Residential APARTMENT
Officer Brian Abdallah was dispatched for a report of a past break. Upon arrival he met with the one of the victims, who stated that he had arrived home and found his apartment broken into. The front door to the apartment had sustained a great deal of damage from being forced open. There was debris all over the floor from the wood jam. Several tool marks consistent with a large screwdriver or pry bar were present on the door. The apartment appeared to have been ransacked. The last person in the apartment stated that he had left the apartment at 8 p.m. and secured the door. When the first victim arrived at 11 p.m., he discovered the break in. The victims report that a Viewsonic LCD TV valued at $700.00, a Mac Book Pro laptop computer, valued at $2,000.00, a Movado watch, valued at $800.00, an IPOD, valued at $200.00, an XBOX 360 game consol valued at $600.00, a Canon Powershot camera, valued at $300.00 and several items of clothing were stolen.
12 p.m. 8002804 2/9/2008 Sat Alpha
LARCENY OVER $250 BY FALSE PRETENSE c266 S34 Open
1039 COMMONWEALTH AVE Residential APARTMENT
Officer Tom Smith responded for a report of a larceny by scheme. Upon arrival Officer Smith met with the victim, who stated that she placed an ad on craigslist.com to try to find a new roommate. The victim got a response to the ad from a woman who identified herself as Karen CLARKE on 2/09/2008. The victim and CLARK began to speak through e-mails and chat on line. The victim informed CLARKE that she would need $1,500.00 for the lease agreement. CLARKE sent the victim a check for $3,950.00 via UPS. CLARKE asked the victim to take the money she needed from the check, and then wire the balance of the check to her travel agent identified only as Kathleen HERALD. The victim did as CLARKE requested. She cashed the check and then wired the money to HERALD. The victim then stated she tried to use her ATM card on Tuesday, 2/27/2008 and found that the card would not work. When she contacted the bank, she found out that her bank account had been emptied on Friday, 2/22/2008. $2,200.00 was taken from the bank account as well as $1,055.00 from the over draft protection.
11:30 a.m. 22080234 2/23/2008 Sat Bravo
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY -$250, MALICIOUS Open
771 COMMONWEALTH AVE Academic LIBRARY
Mugar Security officers were informed that several pages of a music book had been torn out. The cost of the damage was $100.00.