In the first few weeks of the fall term, HUPD responded frequently to reports of “suspicious activity” and “annoying calls.” Check out some of the weirder excerpts from the most recent logs:
BY THE NUMBERS
Reports of “suspicious activity”: 20
Reports of “unwanted guests”: 9
Reports of “annoying calls”: 2
Noise complaints: 9
Theft Report (8:00 a.m.)
Richards Hall, 24 Everett Street, Cambridge
Officer dispatched to a report that while an individual was sleeping they heard an unknown individual enter their room. The reporting individual stated they turned to look at the individual and the individual fled the room. Nothing was reported missing from the room.
Sept. 2, 2010
Noise Complaint (9:46 p.m.)
Pennypacker Hall, 387 Harvard Street, Cambridge
Officers dispatched to a report of individuals screaming and making animal noises. Officers checked the area with negative results.
Sept. 3, 2010
Assist Cambridge Police (12:37 p.m.)
Church Street and Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Officer was informed of a suspicious individual in the area with their pants down below their waist. Officers located the individual and a field interview was conducted. The individual was checked for wants/warrants with negative results. The individual was instructed to pull their pants up and sent on their way.
Sept. 5, 2010
Disorderly Conduct (2:05 a.m.)
Radcliffe Quad, 107 Shepard Street, Cambridge
While an officer was driving an individual threw an object at their cruiser and ran from the area. Officers located the individual who was uncooperative. Officers report management was notified and arrived and took the individual home for the night. Officer reports the object thrown at the cruiser was a soda bottle.
Suspicious Activity (2:04 p.m.)
Widener Library, 31 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Officer dispatched to a report of an individual rollerblading up and down the stairs of the building. Officer reports the individual was gone on arrival.
Sept. 6, 2010
Hazardous Condition (8:54 a.m.)
International House, 199 Park Drive, Boston
Officers dispatched to a report of the smell of gas. Upon arrival officers located the smell and spoke with the occupant who stated they left their gas stove on and fell asleep. The stove was turned off and the windows were opened to ventilate the room.
Sept. 7, 2010
Suspicious Activity (1:54 a.m.)
Currier House C, 64 Linnaean Street, Cambridge
Officer dispatched to a report that a box of apples was in the lobby. Officer reports the box was secured in the office as they were most likely a delivery.
Theft Report (9:37 p.m.)
1533 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Officers dispatched to take a report of a theft. Upon arrival the reporting individual informed the officers and unknown individual approached them from behind while they were walking and grabbed their eyeglass case from their pocket. The individual then fled the area. Officers searched the area for the individual with negative results.