Sept. 23 – Oct. 6: Tourists Reading a Map

Harvard students have been graced with sun and serene days over the past two weeksunless, like some unlucky few, you encountered loud parties, unwanted guests, or worst of all, the theft of future shopping sprees. As part of our Securitas series, we’ve combed through recent HUPD log entries and published some of the more colorful entries below.


Loud parties: 10

Reports of "suspicious activity": 40

Reports of "unwanted guest[s]": 14

Noise complaints: 11

Total value of stolen bicycles: $3,825

Total value of stolen backpacks: $240

Total money stolen from safes: $10

Total value of stolen Apple products: $5,129

Total value of stolen Macy’s gift cards: $900

Total value of stolen Ann Taylor gift cards: $750

Sept. 25, 2011

Disturbance (12:22 a.m.)

Radcliffe Campus Drive, 45 Shepard St., Cambridge

Officers dispatched to a report of individuals overcrowding the shuttle bus and giving the driver a hard time. Officers arrived and sent three individuals causing a problem on their way.

Suspicious Activity (8:30 p.m.)

125 Western Ave., Allston

Officers dispatched to a report of two suspicious individuals near the bicycle rack. Officers report the individuals were tourists reading a map.

Sept. 27, 2011

Suspicious Activity (12:15 p.m.)

Fairchild Biochem Building, 7 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Officer dispatched a report of an individual hanging flyers in the building. Officer reports the individual was gone on arrival.

Trespass Warning (1:17 p.m.)

Science Center, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

Officer observed an individual who matched the description of the individual hanging flyers in the Fairchild Biochem building at 1215 hours. Officers conducted a field interview with the individual who was checked for wants/warrants with negative results. The individual was holding more flyers that were the same as the ones that were hung in the building. The individual was issued a trespass warning for all Harvard University property and sent on their way.

Sept. 28, 2011

Theft Report (9:41 a.m.)

Spangler Center, 117 Western Ave., Allston

Officers dispatched to take a report of stolen unattended legal documents.

Sept. 29, 2011

Theft Report (10:01 a.m.)

HIM HMS, 77 Ave. Louis Pasteur, Boston

Officer dispatched to take a report of stolen white Apple headphones valued at $29.00.

Update 10/3/11: The reporting individual informed the officer that their headphones were located on their desk.

Oct. 4, 2011

Suspicious Activity (3:17 p.m.)

Sanders Theatre, 18 Kirkland St., Cambridge

Officer was informed of a suspicious individual being disruptive during a lecture.

Oct. 4 – 5, 2011

Vandalism (10:30 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.)

Officer dispatched to take a report of vandalism. Upon arrival the officer was informed the Old College Pump was vandalized. The base of the pump was tipped over and the metal pump pipe was broken.

Oct. 6, 2011

Suspicious Activity (2:04 a.m.)

472-474 Broadway, 472 Broadway, Cambridge

Officers were dispatched to a report of an individual banging on the door of the building for thirty minutes and attempting to gain access. Officers report the individual was gone on arrival.


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