The past three weeks have seen an explosion in theft, particularly of Apple products. Though reports fielded by the HUPD often skew towards the absurd, recent logs have also shown a troubling rise in physical violence committed on campus. 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:
Unwanted guests: 12
Total value of stolen Apple products: $15,300
Total value of stolen bicycles: $1,600
Total value of stolen duffel bags: $600
Total value of stolen cookies: $5
Harassment reports: 6
Reports to Cabot: 7
Reports to Lowell: 3
Reports to Mather: 3
Reports to the other Houses combined: 6
Feb. 19, 2012
Suspicious Activity (12:27 a.m.)
Mather House Tower, 93 Banks St., Cambridge
Officers dispatched to a report that an individual was reportedly punched in the face. Officers arrived and searched the area for the individual with negative results.
Feb. 20, 2012
Suspicious Activity (11:26 a.m.)
Plympton St./Memorial Dr., Cambridge
Officers observed a group of individuals possibly getting ready to jump into the river. Officers spoke with the group who were putting on costumes to take part in dance for a dance center.
Feb. 21, 2012
Theft Report (12:27 p.m. – 1:06 p.m.)
Langdell Hall, 1545 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
Officers dispatched to a report that an individual had their Apple MacBook Pro valued at $1,500.00 stolen. The individual informed they were sitting on the steps of the building, with their laptop placed next to them, when two unknown individuals grabbed their laptop and fled the area. The reporting individual chased the individuals but lost sight of them. Officers also searched the area for the individuals with negative results.
Feb. 23, 2012
Suspicious Activity (9:16 a.m.)
Museum Natural History, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Officer dispatched to a report that an individual recognized an individual from a crime flyer. Officer searched the area for the individual with negative results.
Feb. 26, 2012
Vandalism (5:26 a.m.)
Cabot House F, 98 Walker St., Cambridge
Officers dispatched to a report of two individuals causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers located the individuals who had broken a chair and urinated on the floor of the common room. The individuals were issued trespass warnings for all Harvard University property. Officers stood by while the individuals cleaned up the area and ten the individuals were sent on their way.
Feb. 27, 2012
Robbery Report (4:16 p.m.)
17-19 South St., 17 South St., Cambridge
Officers dispatched to a report of a fight outside the building. Upon arrival the individual informed the officers they were robbed. The reporting individual informed the officers that five individuals punched and kicked them and stole their wallet, HTC Spring cell phone valued at $200.00 and Sony headphones valued at $100.00. The individual was transported to a medical facility. Officers searched the area for the individuals with negative results.
March 1, 2012
Suspicious Activity (5:06 p.m.)
Botanical Gardens Garages, 77 Garden St., Cambridge
Officers dispatched to a report of a limousine being cleaned inside the garage. Officer reports the individual had authorization to be in the area.
March 5, 2012
Suspicious Activity (12:40 p.m.)
American Academy of Arts & Sci., 136 Irving St., Cambridge
Officer dispatched to take a report of a suspicious web site.