Over the past few weeks, HUPD has responded to an inordinate number of suspicious activity reports and an extraordinary amount of computer theft. As part of our Securitas series, we’ve combed through HUPD’s logs from the last couple weeks and published some of the more outrageous entries below.
BY THE NUMBERS
Reports of “suspicious activity”: 24
Reports of “unwanted guest[s]”: 8
Reports of “loud part[ies]”: 9
Noise complaints: 10
Total value of stolen bikes: $2,660.00
Oct. 8, 2010
Remove Group (6:55 p.m.)
SFP Soldiers Field Park Garage, 111 Western Ave., Allston
Officer sent a group of cab drivers on their way.
Oct. 9, 2010
Unwanted Guest (2:42 a.m.)
20 DeWolfe St., Cambridge
Officers dispatched to a report of six individuals sleeping in the recreational room. Officers spoke with the individuals who were authorized to sleep in the room for the night.
Oct. 10, 2010
Unwanted Guest (4:57 a.m.)
Leverett House B, 8 Mill St., Cambridge
Officers dispatched to a report of an individual sleeping in another individual's room. Officers located the individual and report they entered the wrong room and were escorted back to their room.
Suspicious Activity (4:29 a.m.)
Johnston Gate, 47 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Officer dispatched to a report of a suspicious device on the building. Officer arrived and determined it was trash.
Suspicious Activity (5:52 p.m.)
Canaday Fire Gate, 54 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Offices [sic] dispatched to a report of a suspicious individual hiding in the bushes smoking a pipe. Officers report the individual was smoking just a pipe and was not suspicious.
Oct. 11, 2010
Vandalism (3:58 a.m.)
Eliot House A, 101 Dunster St., Cambridge
Officer dispatched to take a report of a vandalized vending machine. The reporting individual informed the officer it appeared a pool ball was thrown into the glass front of the machine. FMO was notified to clean the glass from the area and the vending machine company was contacted.
Oct. 14, 2010
Suspicious Activity (6:46 p.m.)
Boylston Hall, 5 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Officers dispatched to a report of a suspicious individual in the building who was peeking under the stalls in the bathroom. Officers searched the area for the individual with negative results.
Oct. 15, 2010
Indecent Exposure (10:37 a.m.)
Holyoke Center, 1350 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
Officers dispatched to a report of an individual who exposed themselves and urinated outside the building. Officers conducted a field interview with the individual who was checked for wants/warrants with negative results. The individual was issued a trespass warning for all Harvard University property. The individual was transported to a medical facility.
Oct. 18, 2010
Suspicious Odor/Smoke (5:24 p.m.)
Science Center, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge
Officer dispatched to a report of a smoldering ash tray in the area. Officer reports no ash trays were smoldering.
Oct. 23, 2010
Field Interview (8:46 a.m.)
Widener Gate, 42 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Officer smelled marijuana in the area. Officer then observed an individual smoking in the area and conducted a field interview. The individual stated they were smoking marijuana. The individual was checked for wants/warrants with negative results and sent on their way.