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Police Log

By Hana R. Alberts, Crimson Staff Writer

Nov. 2:

1:51:59 a.m.—Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) officers were sent to Radcliffe Yard on a report of open and gross behavior. Officers checked the area with negative results.

9:40:06 a.m.—Officers conducted a field interview with a party acting suspiciously at Blodgett Pool. Officers advised the party to stay away from the roof.

Nov. 3:

9:36:58 a.m.—An officer dispatched to take a report of a burglary at the Office of Career Services (OCS).

12:49:22 p.m.—Officers were sent to Harvard-affiliated housing on 20 Prescott St. on a report of a party yelling. Officers determined the party was having an argument on the phone and secured the area.

8:18:15 p.m.—An HUPD officer assisted the Cambridge Police Department with an arrest at the Lampoon, a semi-secret Sorrento Square organization which used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine.

Nov. 4:

12:52:04 p.m.—Officers were sent to the Science Center on a report of unwanted guests. Officers sent the parties on their way until they returned with a permit.

Nov. 5:

1:26:13 a.m.—An HUPD officer was dispatched to the Harvard Institutes of Medicine to take a report of a small chemical spill. The officer reported the spill was minor in volume of material and was contained. Environmental Health and Safety was notified.

Nov. 6:

9:29:45 p.m.—An officer was sent to Weld Hall on a report of a loud noise. The officer determined the noise was coming from the elevator and all was in order.

Nov. 7:

9:44:42 a.m.—Officers assisted Boston Police and Boston Fire Departments with a motorcycle that was knocked over in the street and leaking gas at the International House on Park Drive.

9:55:11 p.m.—HUPD officers arrested Christopher Toppi, 22, a resident of Cambridge, on Mass. Ave. on charges that he received stolen property.

Nov. 8:

2:03:18 a.m.—Officers were sent to Quincy Dining Hall on a report of loud music. Officers were unable to determine where the music was coming from.

12:15:18 p.m.—Officers were dispatched to Canaday Hall to take a report of a burglary with numerous items stolen. Seven hours later, officers were sent to the same dormitory to take a report of a stolen wallet and medicine.

—Staff writer Hana R. Alberts can be reached at

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