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.”