Campus & Community

Police reports

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Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department for the weeks beginning Aug. 30 and ending Sept. 12. The official log is located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., and is available online at

Aug. 30: Parts were reported stolen from a bicycle at the New Research Building. An iron gate at 79 North Harvard St. was reported damaged from a motor vehicle accident. A parking gate arm was reported damaged at One Western Ave.

Aug. 31: An unsecured and unattended wooden wagon was reported stolen from 25 Francis Ave. $50 was reported stolen from a desk drawer at the Warren Alpert Building. Damage to a parked motor vehicle was reported at the Faculty Club lot. Officers were dispatched to Fay House on a report of a broken doorknob and lock.

Sept. 1: An officer assisted the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) in the apprehension of a suspect wanted for stealing a purse on Kennedy Street.

Sept. 2: Officers took a report of a University affiliate who was robbed twice while walking down Cambridge Street toward the Science Center. The victim was unable to provide a detailed description of the suspects in either incident. A glass window was reported vandalized at 14 Everett St. Tables at the Science Center were reported vandalized. Officers responded to a report of a known unwanted guest in the area of Hauser Hall. Officers located the individual, checked him for warrants with positive results, and then placed the individual under arrest. Unattended cash was reported stolen at the Fogg Museum. A suitcase containing five suits, socks, and a winter jacket was reported stolen from Vanderbilt Hall.

Sept. 5: Officers assisted the Boston Police Department (BPD) in the search of two suspects wanted in connection with a shooting. Officers checked the area of Parker Street in Boston with negative results. A female resident of Peabody Terrace reported that she observed a male masturbating in the hallway of the building. The victim contacted HUPD and CPD, but officers were unable to locate the suspect. The victim described the suspect as a thinly built black male in his early 20s, 6 feet tall, with short black hair and wearing a white T-shirt.

Sept. 7: Ceiling speakers were reported stolen at Hawes Hall.

Sept. 9: Two digital hearing aids were reported stolen from the Tosteson Medical Education Center.

Sept. 11: At Peabody Terrace, a report of individuals harassing people was filed, and a simple assault involving juveniles grabbing and pushing while playing soccer was reported.

Sept. 12: Vandalism to a window was reported at 25 Travis St. Graffiti was reported at 9 Holyoke St. A silver ring and backpack were reported stolen from Quincy House.

Since Aug. 30, five bicycles, five laptops, and three wallets have been reported stolen.