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Crime

Cambridge Crime Continues Downward Trend

Serious crime in Cambridge decreased significantly during the first half of 2014, according to a recent report released by the Cambridge Police Department.

Authorities at Holworthy
Crime

Authorities at Holworthy

Local authorities leave Holworthy Hall in Harvard Yard after sweeping the building for potential bombs early Saturday afternoon.

Authorities at Holworthy
Crime

Campus Given ‘All Clear’ After Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuations

HUPD Spokesperson Steven G. Catalano announced that campus buildings were safe in an email to the University community shortly before 1 p.m. Catalano wrote that “no information was found to substantiate the threat” but that buildings were nevertheless searched “out of an abundance of caution.”

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.

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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.

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Dare to Dye

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Dos Besos

A World Cup Malcontent
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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes