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Two Arrested in Claflin Hall

Charges include assault and battery and possession of marijuana


Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore warns students to be cautious when signing people into dormitories. Two nonstudents were arrested on Sunday morning after they were signed into Claflin Hall. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

Boston Universitypolice arrested two men early Sunday morning after students in Claflin Hallreported that strangers had entered rooms and attempted to climb into the bedsof female students. Both men, neither of whom is a Boston Universitystudent, were charged with breaking and entering. Aaron Goodliss, 21, of Brookline, Mass.,was also charged with possession of marijuana. Daniel J. Glaser, 20, also of Brookline, was chargedwith assault and battery.

BU Police Chief Thomas Robbins saysan immediate investigation revealed that residents of Claflin Hall, at 273 Babcock St.,had been persuaded to sign in the two men, whom they did not know. The menproceeded to roam through the halls and enter unlocked rooms. Robbins says themen, who appeared to be intoxicated, were arrested in the dormitory lobbyshortly after 4 a.m. The incident remains underinvestigation, according to the police chief.

Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore saysthe University is working with the students who were assaulted to providesupport and counseling services. He warns all students against allowingunknown people to enter BU residences.

“All Boston Universitystudents should think very, very hard before letting anyone into anydormitory,” says Elmore. “They should remember that they are not just lettingthem into their space, but they are giving them access to the entireresidential building.

“If people who are trying to entera dorm are persistent,” Elmore adds, “students should not hesitate to call theBU Police.”


9 Comments on Two Arrested in Claflin Hall

  • Dave on 01.22.2008 at 8:57 am

    So BU students were the victims of crimes committed by residents of Brookline? Kinda makes me wonder why Brookline cops have declared war on the students…seems the hoodlums are already right under their noses.

  • Jennifer on 01.22.2008 at 11:39 am


    I’m curious about what will happen to the people who signed those guys in…

  • Anonymous on 01.22.2008 at 1:49 pm

    If anyone will deal with this quickly and responsibly, it’s Elmore and Robbins.

  • Anonymous on 01.22.2008 at 2:14 pm

    Well, I actaully threw one of the guys out of the building because he started harassing one of my friends earlier after she had signed him in. The girl I know got her sign in privileges taken away. However, I think that the consequences will be worse for the other two students who signed the guys in because they just signed them in and let him roam free through Claflin.

  • Anonymous on 01.22.2008 at 2:29 pm

    for the kids who signed these guys in.

    If somebody broke the window of a house to allow a thief in a house they would be an accessory to burglary. I think these kids need a reprimand from BU and from the Police. They endangered their community and that is just as serious as the actions of the young men arrested.

  • Anonymous on 01.22.2008 at 3:50 pm

    and the students?

    i dont understand how one can sign in two people that they dont know. its not only their security that is at stake here. obviously this time everybody got lucky but people are whining about why they are not being treated like adults. This is exactly why! Im sorry for those girls who had to find this the hard way but still I do not think they are entirely innocent in this matter.

  • Anonymous on 01.22.2008 at 4:10 pm

    their sign-in privileges were revoked, that’s all that happened.

  • Anonymous on 01.22.2008 at 5:02 pm

    major consequences

    unfortunately i heard that the girls who had signed them in weren’t quite sober. As for their stupid actions of trusting someone that they do not know when their judgment is impaired, there should be and probably will be major consequences.

  • Anonymous on 01.22.2008 at 9:48 pm

    Other universities have no sign in policies, or very loose sign in policies compared to BU. Residents should take the initiative to protect themselves by locking their doors. People have the right to be safe, however, upon moving out of college it is unlikely that most students will have a security guard at the entrance to their home wherever it may be.

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