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Crime

Cambridge Police Report Surge in ATM Fraud

The Cambridge Police Department issued a Citizen’s Alert last week warning that thieves have used devices called “skimmers,” which attach to ATMs, to gain access to personal bank account information.

Obama Visit
Cambridge Police

Obama Visit

Police offers line up in front of the Charles Hotel as President Obama attends a fundraiser.

Crime

Serious Crime in Cambridge Hits 50-Year Low

Serious crime in Cambridge reached a 50-year low during 2013, according to the Cambridge Police Department’s annual crime review, which was released last week. In each of the past three years, serious crime in the city has dropped—2013 saw an 8 percent decline from 2012.

William James Hall
College

William James Hall

A 2006 College graduate fell to his death from the top of William James Hall, pictured above, on the morning of Feb. 6.

William James Hall
College

Alumnus Jumps to His Death from William James Hall

The incident is “not considered to be foul play or a suspicious death,” according to MaryBeth Long, a spokesperson for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. She clarified that the case is no longer a criminal matter in a phone interview.

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Breaking News

Gallery: Authorities Descend on Harvard Yard Amid Reports of Explosives

Crime

Two Harvard Students Arrested, Charged with Assault and Battery on a HUPD Officer in Unrelated Incidents

In two separate incidents over the past month, two Harvard undergraduates were arrested and charged with assault and battery on a Harvard University Police Department officer, among other charges.

Harvard Square

Ralliers Allege Police Brutality at Insomnia Cookies Protest

Protesters held a rally Friday to voice complaints of police brutality, claiming that the Cambridge Police Department injured a protester picketing outside of Insomnia Cookies the previous night.

City Council Election Issues Part II
Crime

City Council Election Issues Part II

Ellison Clarifies Role in Final Club Case
College

Ellison Clarifies Administrative Role in Police Response to Final Clubs

Nearly two weeks after Cambridge police asked Secretary of the Administrative Board John “Jay” L. Ellison to help them respond to disturbances at several final clubs, Ellison said in an interview on Thursday that his role in such incidents is not to discipline students, but rather to prevent further harm.

Street Robbery Activity
Crime

Street Robbery Activity

In the last week of September, six violent street robberies were reported throughout Cambridge, primarily occurring between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Street Robbery Activity
Crime

Cambridge Crime Falls Overall While Violent Crime Rises in Q3

The overall crime rates in Cambridge have fallen 9 percent in the first three quarters of 2013 compared to last year, but the number of violent crimes has increased by 18 percent between August and September 2013, according to a monthly report from the Cambridge Police Department.

Crime

Police: Male Robbed at Knifepoint Along Cambridge Common

An armed robbery occurred at knifepoint on Garden Street along Cambridge Common Monday evening, according to a community advisory issued by the Harvard University Police Department Tuesday afternoon.

Crime

Three Women Assaulted, Robbed in Cambridge

An unidentified aggressor assaulted and robbed three women on Thursday night, according to an advisory released by the Cambridge Police Department on Friday.

Crime

Police Apprehend Memorial Drive Stabbing Suspect

Massachusetts State Police have apprehended and charged a 25-year-old man suspected of stabbing a 20-year-old man multiple times Sunday night near the intersection of Memorial Drive and JFK Street, according to a media release issued by the state police Monday morning.

House Art Cover Wallpaper
Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance