Campus & Community

Police reports

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Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) for the week ending May 18. The official log is located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor, and is available online at

May 14: At the William James Hall lot, an officer was dispatched to take a report of damage done to a motor vehicle. The reporting individual informed the officer that they parked their vehicle, and upon returning the individual observed their passenger side mirror pushed backward and loose, with their seat soaked with water.

May 15: Officers were dispatched to the Weeks Bridge to assist the State Police in searching the area for an individual who had reportedly committed an open and gross act. Officers report the individual was gone on arrival. At Claverly Hall, officers were dispatched to a report of three suspicious individuals looking into vehicles in the area. Officers searched the area with negative results.

May 17: Officers were dispatched to a report of individuals urinating on the John Harvard Statue. Officers searched the area for the individuals with negative results. At Kirkland House, an officer was dispatched to investigate damage done to a window. Officers were dispatched to Johnston Gate to take a report of individuals throwing eggs at pedestrians. Officers searched the area for the individuals with negative results. A Hewlett-Packard printer and five DVDs were stolen at North Hall. A bicycle and helmet were stolen at Gordon Hall.

May 18: At Cabot House, officers were dispatched to a report of two individuals attempting to cut a lock from a bicycle. Officers located the two individuals, conducted a field interview, checked the individuals with negative results, and issued a trespass warning for all Harvard University property. Officers were dispatched to 80 John F. Kennedy St. to a report of two stolen digital cameras. Officers were dispatched to Kirkland House after a report of gunshots and individuals running from the area. Upon arrival, officers located an individual with a gunshot wound a short distance away. The victim, who was not affiliated with Harvard, was transported to a medical facility, where he died the following day. Officers conducted a search of the area for the suspects with negative results. The investigation is ongoing. Officers conducted a search of the area for the suspects with negative results. The investigation is ongoing. At Plympton Street, an individual was the victim of an armed robbery. The victim was approached by an unknown individual whose face was covered with a bandana, and, after displaying a knife, the unknown individual demanded the victim’s property. The victim handed over their property and was not injured in the robbery.