The school year is back in full swing, and the HUPD has been equally active. These past three weeks have seen a huge upsurge in theft and reports of suspicious activity. As part of our Securitas Series, we've combed through recent HUPD logs and published some of the more colorful entries below.
BY THE NUMBERS:
Loud parties: 7
Reports of "suspicious activity": 29
Reports of "unwanted guests": 9
Total value of stolen Apple products: $2000
Total value of stolen bicycles: $4,310
Total value of stolen bike equipment: $230
Total value of stolen change: $70
Total value of stolen mailboxes: $100
Sept. 20, 2012
Field Interview (7:16 p.m.)
Officers dispatched to a report that an individual pushing a 4 wheel stand with projector/equipment. Officers located the individual and conducted a field interview. The individual stated they normally carry their personal property on the stand. The individual was checked for wants/warrants with negative results. Officers did not observe any projector or other equipment on the individuals (sic) stand.
Field Interview (9:34 p.m.)
Lamont Library, 11 Quincy St., Cambridge
Officers dispatched to a report that an individual was viewing a pornagraphic web site on a library computer. Officers located the individual who was advised of the policies. The individual was sent on their way.
Sept. 21, 2012
Suspicious Activity (9:31 p.m.)
Science Center, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge
Officer dispatched to take a report of suspicious activity. Officer arrived and spoke to the reporting party who stated an unknown individual was peeking at them through the restroom stall. Officer search the area for the individual with negative results.
Sept. 24, 2012
Suspicious Activity (11:33p.m.)
Officer took a report of suspicious activity. The reporting party stated an unknown individual approached them and struck up a conversation. the (sic) individual then provided their name and e-mail address and then left the area.
Sept. 25, 2012
Assist Cambridge Police (1:34 a.m.)
60 Church St., Cambridge
Officer dispatched to assist CPD with taking a report of suspicious activity. Upon arrival the reporting individuals informed that two suspicious individuals pulled their pants down and showed two other individuals their buttocks and then turned forward and showed their fronts as well. The two suspicious individuals then asked the reporting individuals how their night was. The suspicious individuals left the area. Officer searched the area for the individuals with negative results.
Sept. 27, 2012
Suspicious Activity (4:56 a.m.)
Au Bon Pain, 1360 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
Officers dispatched to a report that an individual followed another individual. Officers report the individual was going to the same place and was not following the individual. The reporting individual was given a courtesy escort to their residence.
Sept. 30, 2012
Suspicious Activity (6:47 a.m.)
Officer dispatched to a report of an individual asking suspicious questions. Officer arrived and reports the questions were part of a school assignment and not suspicious.
Oct. 1, 2012
Suspicious Activity (9:16 a.m.)
Hauser Hall, 1575 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
Officer dispatched to a report of a threatening e-mail. Officer arrived and reports there was no threatening e-mail and the situation was a misunderstanding.
Oct. 2, 2012
Suspicious Activity (1:04 p.m.)
LHRRB, 45 Shattuck St., Boston
Officers dispatched to a report than an individual was attempting to access the area with another individuals (sic) identification card. Officers arrived and confirmed the individual had permission to return an item.
Oct. 3, 2012
Unwanted Guest (1:50 p.m.)
Kennedy School, 14 Mason St., Cambridge
Officer dispatched to a report of an unwanted guest sleeping on a table. Officer arrived and reports the individual was waiting for a train and was sent on their way.
Oct. 4, 2012
Trespass Warning (9:29 a.m.)
Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge
Officers dispatched to a report that an individual was laying on the ground possibly masturbating. Officers arrived and located the individual who was not masturbating. The individual was checked for wants/warrants with negative results. The individual was issued a trespass warning for all Harvard University property and sent on their way.