Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) for the week ending April 21. The official log is located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor, and is available online at www.hupd.harvard.edu/.
April 16: Officers were dispatched to the Center for Middle Eastern Studies to take a report of a stolen IBM Thinkpad laptop. An officer was dispatched to take a report of $1,000 in cash stolen at the Dental School.
April 17: A suspicious individual was reported outside the entryway of Leverett House. Officers report the individual was gone on arrival.
April 18: At Leverett House, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious individual in the building. Officers located the individual, conducted a field interview, ran the individual for warrants, and found that the individual had a previous trespass warning. The individual was placed under arrest and charged with felony breaking and entering. At the Harvard Institutes of Medicine Building, two individuals were arrested while attempting to steal a bicycle. Officers observed one of the suspects riding a bicycle, and when the suspect saw the officers, the individual attempted to flee the area. The officers conducted a foot pursuit, stopped the individual, and located the bicycle as well as the other individual. Both individuals were charged with larceny.
April 19: Officers were dispatched to Pforzheimer House to a report of a suspicious individual in the building turning doorknobs in an attempt to gain access to rooms. The reporting individual stated they attempted to speak with the individual, but the suspicious individual walked away. Officers conducted an extensive search of the area for the individual with negative results. At Gund Hall, an officer was dispatched to take a report of a stolen bicycle and black bag. The individual’s lock was cut and left at the scene.
April 20: At the Pound Building, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious individual in the building. The officers located the individual, conducted a field interview, ran the individual for warrants with negative results, and issued the individual a trespass warning for all Harvard University property. An individual’s moped was stolen at Gund Hall. At Dunster House, an officer took a report of a stolen purse containing a digital camera, $200 in cash, and a license.
April 21: Officers were dispatched to a report of a student who was the victim of an attempted armed robbery. The victim stated that while traveling on the walkway between Memorial Hall and the Cambridge Street overpass, they were approached by an individual, who struck the victim in the head with a metal pipe and attempted to take the victim’s purse. After being struck, the victim, who was unable to provide a detailed description of the suspect, fled the area.