Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) for the week ending Feb. 23. The official log is located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor, and is available online at http://www.hupd.harvard.edu/.
Feb. 19: At the Kennedy School, an officer was dispatched to take a report of a stolen package containing medication. At Leverett House dining hall, an officer was dispatched to take a report of an assault, however the individual was gone upon arrival.
Feb. 20: An officer was dispatched to take a report of an assault at Leverett House. The officer was informed that an individual started to call the reporting party names. When the reporting party walked away from the individual, the individual bumped with the reporting party with their shoulder, and was then stuck by the individual’s forearm. The officer reports that management was notified of the incident. At the Harvard School of Public Health, officers were informed that a door was found ajar, two computers were found tampered with, and items were found disturbed or moved. A TomTom GPS navigation device and iPod were reported stolen at Broadway Garage. The reporting individual stated that when they returned to their vehicle, the individual found their driver’s side window smashed with the items missing.
Feb. 21: At Gilbert Hall, officers were dispatched to a report of the smell of gas. Officers arrived with Operations who stated the smell was from pesticides. A window was opened to air out the room. An officer was dispatched to take a report of a sexual assault at the River Houses. A Daks wallet containing a credit card and $55 was stolen from Winthrop House dining hall. At 60 John F. Kennedy St., the Cambridge Police Department was notified after an HUPD officer was stopped by an individual who stated they were assaulted.
Feb. 22: A wallet containing credit cards and $50, as well as a cell phone and an iPod were stolen from an unattended coat in a coatroom at the Faculty Club. At Quincy House dining hall, an officer was dispatched to take a report of an assault. Upon arrival the officer was informed that an individual had attempted to check the well being of another individual. The individual then pushed the reporting party and the reporting individual left the area, but was later approached by the individual, who pushed the reporting party from behind and grabbed their throat. At Story Hall, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious odor coming from the building. Upon arrival, one of the officers detected the smell of gasoline. Facilities Maintenance Operations and the Cambridge Fire Department were notified and responded to the scene. It was determined that the smell was coming from a generator, which was then removed from the building. Management was notified of the incident. At Langdell Hall, officers were dispatched to a report of an unwanted guest in the building. Upon arrival, officers were informed the unwanted guest had argued with the reporting individual earlier in the evening and was now back. Officers located the individual and conducted a field interview. The individual was checked for warrants with negative results and sent on their way with a trespass warning for all Harvard University property.
Feb. 23: At Lowell lecture hall, an officer was dispatched to take a report of a stolen backpack containing a book, glasses, TI-83 calculator, and a Dell XPS laptop.